Thursday, June 23, 2016

Holiday Travel Workout

How much do you love this time of year?

The kids are out of school.

Holidays are coming soon.

But that means travel.

I know the feeling.

On Tuesday I flew from Ontario, Canada to … Ontario, California. Whoa!

Then on Wednesday I flew to Phoenix for another meeting.

Tomorrow I fly back to Denver.

On Tuesday I fly to Florida.

Boy, will my arms be tired. Haha… groaner!

Fortunately, while I was out at the airport, my training partner, Missi Holt, was back in her “lab” creating the PERFECT travel workout.

You don’t need a fancy gym.

You do NOT need equipment.

It isn’t cardio.

And it’s FUN.

Give this a try on your next trip.

It’s PERFECT for vacations, work travel, and days when you just want to exercise in the comfort of your pajamas at home. ☺

Perform 2-3 rounds of the circuit using the following interval guides:

Beginner – perform 30 seconds of work to 30 seconds of rest (30:30)

Intermediate – perform 40 seconds of work to 20 seconds of rest (40:20)

Advanced – perform 50 seconds of work to 10 seconds of rest (50:10)

Modifications in parenthesis; Total Time 1 x through: 12 minutes

Travel Workout Sequence:

1. Prisoner Squat

2. Lateral Stepping Pushup (kneeling OR hands on a stable coffee table or dresser)

3. Single-leg Hip Lift

4. Rolling Pin Planks

5. Split Squats (Reverse lunges)

6. Bridge to Pike Pull-through (on a chair or coffee table)

7. Single-leg Romanian Dead Lift  (Use target set on the floor to appropriate height)

8. 90% Military Pushup  (Kneeling)

9. Lateral Squats (Sumo Squats)

Just because you’re on the road and your hotel offers little in the way of fitness equipment doesn’t mean you can’t get a great workout right in your own hotel room.
Take time to enjoy your workout and the strength of your body… then go enjoy the day!

Wait… not sure how to do some of these exercises?

Follow-along with Missi in this free videoMissi travel workout

She’ll rock your world!


Alright, off to a meeting… and then my 2nd home, The Airport!

Have a great Friday,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS – To live a better life…

“To improve you must surround yourselves with those who make you a better person. You must surround yourself with those who hold themselves to a high standard and hold you to that same standard. You must surround yourself with those who love you and care about even more than you may care about yourself. When you surround yourself with great people the path to your own greatness becomes immediately clear.” – Bobby Maximus

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