It’s that time of year again! My clients are leaving me behind (did I mention I will train you all day if you pay for my travel expenses?!?!?) and heading to their Summer Travel destinations. Cape Cod. Vermont. Rhode Island. Ahhhhh!!!! I. LOVE. SUMMER!!! Well, just because you are on vacation that DOESN’T mean you stop working out. Remember, it’s a LIFESTYLE. No gym? No problem. No equipment? No problem.
Here is a workout you can do anywhere. Ideally you will start by marking a spot on the beach or grass with a towel, water bottle, etc. You will the sprint for ONE MINUTE and mark that spot. These will be the spots you will be sprinting back and forth to. Enjoy. And remember, I will TRAIN FOR TRAVEL 😎
TRY DOING THIS CHALLENGE 2 or 3 TIMES!
Here is a typical workout that I would do in Venice, Fl at a basketball court on my running route.
It can be one at any park you can find a bench at.
3 SETS OF:
20 Tricep Dips
20 Elevated Shoulder Slaps
20 Up and Overs
50 Bench Jumps
Walking Lunge to First Line
Frog Jumps to next Line
(Continue this down the court and back)
(Foul Line/Center Court/Opposite Foul Line/Opposite Baseline)
Here in Venice, Fl there are not many woods, and very little trails that look anything like the ones back home. However, right near where I am staying, there is a HUGE park with tons of Soccer and Baseball Fields, Tennis Courts, Football Stadium, a Basketball Court and a Fitness Trail. Of course, I have been having a field day with this area for my workouts!
The entrance to this Fitness Trail is conveniently located at about the half way point of the 4 mile loop I run. So, I dump into the “woods” and do a different circuit every time. Sometimes I use the “equipment” for its intended purpose, and sometimes (most the time) I do my own thing.
Here is one of my workouts.
Come along with me……
Run about 2.2 miles to the entrance of the fitness trail.
2 sets of 10 (assisted) Pull Ups
Sprint about .2 miles to the next exercise
20 Elevated Push Ups
10 Semi-Elevated Push Ups
Burpee –>Jump on Bench–>Burpee
(20 Jumps on Bench Total)
Sprint about .2 miles to Next Exercise
50 High Knees on the Bench
Sprint to next Exercise
25 Plyo Jumps on Bench
(back and forth 10 times)
20 Reverse Push Ups
Run 2 miles back home!
I have been so preoccupied with updating followers on my travels that I have been lax on posting my workouts. I have a bunch I want to post, but I am waiting for the hubs to join me to take pics before I post them.
Until then, I will post part of the workout I did yesterday that doesn’t require pics.
It’s very simple.
Find a football or soccer field.
1 sprint= width of fields
What an amazing day I had on Sunday. Started off teaching a bootcamp. 21 people strong. Such great energy.Then I did the Vision Board class with Kindred Spirits at mission FITNESS. This deserves it’s own post and it will get it.
Later on that day I met one of my clients at my favorite trail running location: Hurd State Park. She is a college basketball player who is home for fall break. She went a trail run with me this past summer and also did a trail race. She knew what she was getting into. This girl is bad ass. The harder the workout, the better. I’m blessed to have several young athletes with this attitude.
So, we did my favorite 5 mile loop. One that offers flat, fast trails with better scenery with each season. Some hills that make you question if you’re having a heart attack or just pushing past uncomfortable. But each with an amazing view to reward your hard work.
The other great thing about this loop is there are a bunch of areas with picnic tables where you can do some strength work. With this girl I also added some plyometric work.
Another beautiful day using the world as my gym. 80+ degrees and nearly October. I’ll take it.
get outside. get fit.
I just for back from my Aunt and Uncles Beach Cottage in York, Maine and I thought I’d post the workout I did yesterday. I had just gotten back from a 6 mile and saw my husband had not yet returned from the store. Extra time meant I could get in some strength work. I only had about 20 minutes, so this was a quick workout. I had no weights, and used only the “equipment” right in front of me. Many people use the excuse that they are traveling or have no workout equipment so they can’t exercise. Get creative people!! Get outdoors. Use the elements around you. Here are some ideas.
Stair Push Ups
I also did some tricep dips on the bottom step
Then I had to get really creative. I saw the stone wall right next to me. Most people see this as a decoration. I see it as a world of exercise possibilities. I took different sized rocks of various weights and did several exercises including:
when on the road, the world is my gym. make it yours too!