Whether traveling for business or pleasure, sticking to health goals while on the road can be a challenge. Lack of time for exercise coupled with meals on-the-go provides multiple opportunities to skip exercise and overeat. To avoid common traps, Olympian Lolo Jones has her top tips, including advice for how she is staying in shape for her Olympic commitments and the Wings for Life World Run set for May 3, 2015.
· Convert your hotel room to a gym: Nowadays we all travel with phones and tablets perfect for streaming; YouTube offers free workouts to focus on Pilates, abs or even circuit training.
· Skip the elevator: Hotels have the most amazing stairs that are rarely utilized, allowing for a great workout where no one is bothering me and I can be in the zone.
· Get a pass: Ask the front desk or locals for gym recommendations nearby. Buy a one day membership (some even have free trials) to stay on routine and learn how different states or countries train to stay fit.
· Explore the outdoors. Since you’re in a new place, try to find a nearby local park or take a run outside near your hotel to see what the city has to offer.
· Find the hotel gym. If you’re short on time, locate the hotel gym. Most typically offer treadmills and bikes and you can definitely get a good sweat on those.
Lolo ran in the inaugural Wings for Life World Run in Sunrise, FL in 2014 and will be participating again in 2015. The Wings for Life World Run, a global simultaneous race that raises money to find a cure for spinal cord injury, is happening for a second year on May 3, 2015.