Healthy Traveling Series Part 3: Workouts

Let's face it, working out on the road can be a huge drag. You're faced with less than stellar hotel gyms, jet lag, and a total lack of motivation. As a frequent traveler, I can't let these setbacks prevent me from getting in a good sweat sesh, so in this week's installment of the "Healthy traveling Series", I will be sharing some of my favorite workouts from the road. Most of these do not require anything except for the standard exercise equipment usually found in a hotel gym. Just because you are away from home doesn't mean you have to let your health and fitness suffer. With a little planning and help from the Strong as Stone community, you have the ability to feel energized, strong, and sleep like a baby on your future travels. 

Hotel Room/Bodyweight Workouts:

  • Tabata- see post for in-depth description. Use any movement/bodyweight exercise that gets your heart racing for 20 seconds at a time. 
  • 20 Jumping squats, 20 push-ups, 20 burpees (3-5 rounds)
  • 100 jumping jacks, 75 air squats, 50 push-ups, 25 burpees
  • AMRAP (as many reps as possible) 15 min.- 25 lunges, 20 incline (hands on edge of bed) or decline (feet on edge of bed) push-ups, 15 sit-ups, 10 tricep dips (hands on edge of chair)
  • 30 seconds high knees, 30 air squats, 20 sit-ups, 10 push-ups (5 rounds)
  • Perform rounds of 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 push-ups, sit-ups, pike push-ups, burpees
  • Yoga- see post for favorite free online resources


  • 200 meter sprint (8-10 reps)
  • 100 meter hill sprint (8-10 reps)
  • 200 M sprint, 10 push-ups, 20 sit-ups, 30 air squats (5 rounds)
  • Hotel stair sprints 
  • 800 meter (1/2 mile) x 4 w/1-2 min. rest in between
  • 2 X 800 M, 2 X 400 M,  2 X 200 M, 4 X 100 M

Hotel Gym

What are some of your favorite travel workouts? Let us know in the comments below!