Introduction to Business Travel Life

Introduction to Business Travel Life

There are two things that I have been passionate about most of my life, travel & fitness. Growing up I was in every sport possible and was fortunate enough to compete in two sports in college. After college I felt lost without a regular practice schedule, goals, and competition.  After a month of “real-world” adult life (aka a desk job), I gained weight and was constantly stressed out. I realized my goals at the gym needed to focus on wellness and maintaining the healthy body I had worked so hard to achieve.

I did not meet my goals overnight but it became very clear that fitness was a necessity for me to do my best at work and truly feel grounded outside of work. I made a commitment to myself that I would prioritize my wellness every day through fitness and eating healthy food. Since I made this commitment I have developed a “no excuse” mentality. I have squeezed in workouts at all hours of the day and night, in various locations, with a full spectrum of activities -all with one goal in mind- fitness!

The other constant in my life has been travel. I was blessed with parents who loved to travel. We took all sorts of trips while I was growing up and I became very open minded about traveling.  The college I attended was 3,000 miles away in Hawaii, which meant long flights to get home for the holidays and occasional trips to the West Coast for cross county meets.

Since college, the frequency of travel has only increased due to my job as a health care consultant. Constantly traveling for business has increased my awareness of the barriers to healthy travel.  As a result, I am bringing my passion for fitness and travel together with the goal of empowering other business travelers to be healthy while they are on the road. I have learned so many ways to travel fit and I cannot wait to share my findings with you!

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.

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