Best Fitness Equipment for Travel Workouts

Break a Sweat Without Leaving Your Hotel Room

Finding time for a travel workout can be difficult during business travel. Often, business trips are pure chaos from start to finish. Many travelers are lucky to find time to check their email during business travel, let alone find the time to workout.

See Related: How to Find Time to Workout During Business Travel

Packing exercise equipment will improve the chances of your travel workout occurring. First of all, you will have the unpack the equipment, which will serve as a reminder to your commitment to exercise during your trip. Secondly, you can workout in your hotel room. This means you can skip the hotel fitness center, remove the chances of running into colleagues while you are sweaty and gross, and even catch up on your favorite show while you work out.

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The travel workout gear we selected  meet the following criteria:

  • Weighs 3 lbs. or less
  • Can fit into carry-on bag
  • Can be used to work out multiple body parts

 

 

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Body Wrench P3R: This 2-in-1 device offers users the ability to use it for a strength training workout or for muscle recovery. $62.95, Amazon

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Gliding Discs: Amazingly, these two plate-sized discs can provide an upper, lower and cardio workout. They easily glide on carpet or hardwood flooring to engage your core the entire time. The discs take up minimal space in your luggage and include a workout DVD. $24.99, Amazon

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Loop Exercise Band Set: With varying levels of progressive resistance, the loop exercise bands offer targeted resistance for an upper or lower body workout. The bands are very lightweight and compact. $7.99, Amazon

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Jump Rope: Taking up very little space and weighing next to nothing, a jump rope is a great travel workout tool! Using a weighted jump rope will add an additional challenge. This Nike weighted jump rope allows the user to remove the weight for an easier workout. $20, Nordstrom

See Related: Jump Rope Hotel Workout

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Pilates Ring: Take your pilates routine to a new level by adding targeted resistance for your upper and lower body. This Pilates ring is 14″ in diameter and will easily fit into your luggage. $24.99, Amazon

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Resistance Tube Set: The resistance tube allows you complete exercises you would typically need dumbbells for such as tricep extensions, bench press, bicep curls and weight squats. The set includes four bands varying is resistance from light to extra heavy. Price varies by resistance, Amazon

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Samsung Smart Fitness Band: You may be surprised how many miles (yes, miles!) you are walking on a travel day or during a conference (especially in Las Vegas!). This smart fitness tracker can also track your run with built-in GPS, while providing notifications to motivate you to keep going. Syncs with most Android phones. Available in Black, Blue & Pink. $179.99, Macy’s

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TRX: The TRX Suspension Training Straps are made for travelers! Anchor the straps to your hotel room door and you can use the straps and your own body weight for a full body workout. $99, Amazon

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Travel Yoga Mat: This 2mm,  fold-up yoga mat will make up minimal space in your suitcase. Dimensions are 68″L x 24″W x 2mm. Available in blue or gray. $24.98, Amazon

See Related: Benefits of Yoga During Travel

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WearBands: WearBands are a functional resistance training system, that you can wear during exercise. Wear during a plyometrics routine, pilates workout, or even wear during a run for increased challenge. The WearBand kit includes a range of resistance bands, so you can challenge yourself and increase your strength as you go. Enter promo code businesstravel at checkout to receive a 10% discount on your order! $99.99, Wearbands

See Related: Wearbands Product Review

What travel workout gear do you pack? Please comment below!

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Business Travel Life

Business Travel Life is an online resource supporting the road warrior lifestyle. We give business travelers the tools they need to maintain their wellness and productivity when traveling. The topics we cover include business travel tips, travel workouts, healthy travel hacks, travel products, general travel tips, and industry trends. Our goal is to make business travel a healthier experience – and to make healthy travel practices more accessible to all road warriors.

 

Kristina Portillo, CPT, MS

Kristina is the founder of Business Travel Life. Her love of fitness and travel unified to create a resource for business travelers and road warriors who want to take a healthier approach to business travel. She has traveled for business on and off for the past eight years. Kristina received a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University and received her Bachelors of Arts in Business Marketing from Chaminade University of Honolulu.

5 Comments
  1. I take my WearBands everywhere with me. Weighing less than a pound, I have never used anything that provides as much challenge in such a lightweight package. And I am not restricted to any particular type of workout. i can do ANYTHING while wearing it, so i continue to do the workouts I love, I just get more out of them. I have even taken it out of my carry-on during a delay at the airport for a quick workout!

  2. I take my WearBands everywhere with me. Weighing less than a pound, I have never used anything that provides as much challenge in such a lightweight package. And I am not restricted to any particular type of workout. i can do ANYTHING while wearing it, so i continue to do the workouts I love, I just get more out of them. I have even taken it out of my carry-on during a delay at the airport for a quick workout!

  3. Great! I like your blog. It’s such a helpful post for us. You explain each fitness equipment very well. keep posting.

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