Simple Tips to Stay Fit and Active During Your Business Travel

Simple Tips to Stay Fit and Active During Your Business Travel

Written by Melissa

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Simple Tips to Stay Fit and Active During Your Business Travel

If you are hitting the road on a regular basis to go to executive meetings or sales conferences out of town, you may find it difficult to maintain your typical workout schedule.  Being in the habit of working out at your home gym or jogging in your own neighborhood can be drastically thrown off schedule when you take long flights to arrive at a new city to prepare for a business presentation.  With a demanding travel schedule and a looming meeting ahead of you, it is still possible to take small measures to stay on track with a healthy fitness routine with a little advanced planning.

Wiley Brand Dummies publications offers a helpful online source that lists in detail how a person can remain committed to working out even when he is away from home.  One of the steps this publication suggests is booking hotels that frequently cater to business travelers.  These types of hotels are familiar with the need that many business travelers have to work out on a regular basis.  Not only can working out keep you on target with your current fitness goals, exercise also provides a great stress-relieving activity that helps busy executives to remain mentally refreshed.

The Dummies article also suggests traveling with helpful but simple exercise items such as an exercise bar.  Other options you may consider packing for your trip might include yoga clothing and good jogging shoes.  If you are staying in an area that no local gyms or fitness centers are offered, you can still enjoy a yoga workout in your hotel room in the morning or a brisk jog around your temporary location after a long day of meetings.

Make sure to do some research before booking a hotel in order to take full advantage of fitness amenities and also other amenities that might make your stay better. On a recent trip to Maui I was able to book a hotel with a 24-hour fitness studio by doing a little research on a travel site. On this site I was given a list of Maui hotels in order of rank where I could skim through and figure out which one was best for me. This made is possible for me to workout early in the mornings like I normally do. 

One challenge you may run into while you are traveling for business is finding the time to exercise.  By getting creative and keeping your options open, you may discover you have numerous options that will help you to get in some extra activity to keep your body stimulated.


Michael Manning is a Fitness and healthy living enthusiast who tries to see the best in all situations.  He is the author of Manning's Musings at He loves to hike, run, weight lift, travel, camp, cook, and be outside. Traveling the world and seeing nature's beauty is his hobby and staying healthy through that is essential. You can email Mike at

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