Boxing workouts while traveling: Tips to stay active

We’ve all at some point hopped onto a plane, a train or a bus to travel for work or on holiday. It’s a fantastic opportunity to experience an entirely new place.

Most of us plan our workouts and gym sessions while we’re at home. It is however often easy to fall out of your daily healthy routine whilst traveling.

If you’re worried about maintaining your fitness routine on an upcoming trip, this article will help to give you some ideas related to boxing workouts and overall fitness to keep you on track and active during your travels.

While we all do our research while planning our trips in terms of hotels, restaurants, sights etc. In order to stay fit and active on our travels necessitates prior research too. Here’s somethings to consider:

Look into nearby gyms

So, wherever you go, there will almost certainly be a gym, especially if you are staying in a metropolis. If you want to go to a boxing or mixed martial arts gym, a fast Google search should suffice.

Look for a phone number on the Google listing if you're not sure how they operate. You might also send them a note through their social media profile. Find out the ideal method to show up and observe their procedure. Every gym is different.

Hotel gym

If you're staying at a hotel, you'll almost certainly have access to some form of fitness center.

Find out what kind of equipment they have, as they could have a heavy bag or other boxing-related equipment that you can utilize.

Bike Rental

If you're visiting a popular city or tourist site, you'll almost certainly be able to rent a tourist or city bike.

This is a fantastic method to go around the city and be active at the same time. When you're out on your bike, there's a tremendous sense of adventure. If you take a wrong turn, you may find yourself climbing a steep hill! But at the very least, you'll get a decent exercise!

Make a workout schedule ahead of time.

Now that you've completed your research, it's time to start planning ahead. This is so you won't have any excuses once you get to your destination. Schedule your workouts for the days you'll be staying.

If you're going with friends or family, the ideal time to train is probably first thing in the morning. Make a point of going for a morning run or going to the gym first thing in the morning. Alternatively, if you have a free day, go early in the afternoon.

Travel friendly training

If you're travelling light, staying in a remote place, or just want to save money on things other than the gym, home body weight workouts are the best option for you. They are an excellent alternative to train in your hotel room or Airbnb apartment. The classics such as pushups, door pullups, sit ups, dips etc. should work perfectly. Jump rope and shadow boxing are some great alternatives too.

Make use of the surroundings

Another beneficial aspect of travelling, whether for a holiday or for business, is the varied surroundings you will encounter.

Here are some activities you may undertake in various settings to keep fit and active:

When in the city

If you're in a city, there will certainly be some physical activities available, such as joining a group for a walking or bicycle tour of the city, or simply seeing the sights on your own.

Spending the entire day on your feet learning new things will be a workout in and of itself! You could even go to the park and conduct a shadow boxing exercise!

Lakes & sea shores

The most obvious thing to do when you’re at the beach or on the banks of a lake is to go swimming! It offers one of the best full body workouts around. Other than that, you might be able to find some water sport activities such as rowing or kayaking, both which give you an excellent upper body work out. The sands on the beach also offer some great resistance whilst running, to tone your leg and calf muscles.

Up in the mountains

if you're away from the city and high up around the mountains your best bet for a workout is to hike. The bulk of the walk will be on an uphill, which can be taxing on the legs whilst also getting some fresh air in the great outdoors.

If it’s the winter season and snowing, you’d want to switch the hike up for skiing. Not only is it a fun activity but will surely keep you active and on the move.

As you can tell, there’s no excuses for not being able to get a decent workout in whilst travelling. Remember to plan ahead, pack some resistance bands and a jump rope, make use of your surroundings and to NOT get lazy!

If you’ve got the space and could pack a pair of boxing gloves for the gym you’ll be visiting, we’d recommend you do so. Gym gloves are communal and can be quite unhygienic and the last thing you’d want in a pandemic. Safe travels!