Creative Options to Stay Fit While You Travel

kayak 1 copy 2Traveling can pose a challenge to fitness-minded people who have busy schedules.  When you must travel outside of your home city for a few days for business meetings, you don’t have to leave your fitness activities at home.  More hotels, airports and inns are taking great measures to provide contemporary fitness options and amenities for guests who want to continue their workout regimens while they are on the road.  By doing some minor research before you travel, you can gain insight to which hotels and airports offer fitness-friendly amenities that will help you to stick to your health goals during times of traveling. On a recent trip to San Francisco I was able to book a hotel with a 24-hour gym because I did a little due diligence on a travel reviews site before booking. Here I was able to see a list of San Francisco hotels and could scroll through to see which ones had 24-hr gyms and which didn’t. This was invaluable for the overall experience of my trip.

What Type of Fitness Are Offered Away From Home?

A few airports have just begun to offer excellent options for travelers to stay active between flights.  This can be especially handy if you are at a layover between long flights.  Walking paths and yoga rooms are just a couple fit-friendly amenities that are springing up at select airports.  If you are at an airport that does not offer these options, you can always take a brisk or a calming walk from one end of the airport to another to improve your circulatory system.  This type of activity is also ideal for relieving cramped muscles and pinched nerves that can occur when a person travels and must sit for long periods of time while on a flight.

In an article provided by, it is stated that specific hotel chains are taking great efforts to meet as many fitness demands of their guests as possible.  With more business travelers becoming increasingly health-conscious, hotels are stepping up to provide rooms and facilities to meet these needs.  In the NBC News article, it is listed that several hotels offer several variations of fitness-friendly rooms.  This eliminates the need for guests to wait in long lines for a treadmill at the hotel gym.

Creative Physical Activities

An intriguing online publication by ABC News Explore lists several ways people can get creative with their fitness activities.  Some of these exercises include aquatic yoga combinations, inn-to-inn hiking and baby boot camp.  If you are traveling with an infant when you go out of town for a business meeting, calling ahead to ask your hotel about fitness spas and centers nearby that cater to mothers will help you to continue your exercises in a fun and creative way.

This post is from guest blogger Mike Manning who is a healthy living and fitness enthusiast. You can find his new blog at



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