I absolutely love being in gyms. I’ll be the first to admit that a gym full of clean, up-to-date equipment gets me feeling absolutely giddy inside. But sometimes we don’t always have access to a gym or maybe we aren’t in the mood to leave the house and make the trek to the gym. That’s OK! Not having access to a gym does not mean you can’t workout. Our bodies are one of the best “machines” we have for exercise! Keeping a few bodyweight workouts on hand can come in super handy and increase the likelihood that you will challenge your body with a workout, despite the obstacles life might throw at you.
We will be gallivanting through Europe for two weeks, so I’ve been thinking about different bodyweight workouts I can do while abroad. At the moment you may be thinking, “You are going to be on vacation, why are you thinking about exercise?” Well, you see, I need to sweat. First of all, I enjoy it, a lot. Second of all, I need it for my own mental clarity. I notice a significant change in my ability to think, handle stress and my happiness levels when I don’t exercise. I am not saying I will be doing hour-long workouts every day, but I know that I am way more likely to do 10-30 minute workouts while on vacation. We also plan on walking and biking as our main forms of transportation, so I will get lots of movement in that way. Here are three total body workouts you can do anywhere without any equipment except your body!
10 minutes AMRAP (as many rounds as possible in ten minutes)
Workout #3 (about 30 minutes)
Tabata (20 seconds of work, 10 seconds rest x 8 rounds each exercise)
Apps I plan to use while traveling:
- 7 minute workout
- Cards WOD
- HIIT Timer
What are your favorite bodyweight workouts? I’d love to hear about them below!