In-house Fitness Option In Hotels

If you are a regular traveller for work, you know that it can be hard to maintain your fitness regime when you are staying in motels. Here are some options to stay fit, whether or not your motel has a fitness centre on site.

If there is a fitness centre at the motel

The rowing machine is a great option to squeeze a workout into a busy day; you can get cardio benefits with some core and arm strengthening. Try rowing for 30 minutes followed by some free weights to really get your heart pumping. It's also a great way to keep yourself busy if jetlag has you awake at weird hours of the morning.

If there is a swimming pool

Goring for early morning swims in the motel swimming pool can be a great way to cool down and wake up. By going early in the morning, you can avoid family time at the end of the day when all the kids tend to jump in.

If there is no fitness centre or swimming pool

Luckily there are many exercises you can do in a motel room with just body weight resistance. Try getting your heart rate up with some star-jumps (also known as jumping jacks). Alternate between star-jumps and the following exercises;

  • Body weight squats: Place your feet hip width apart and squat down like you are trying to sit on a low seat. Try to get 15 of these while keeping your core strong and back straight. Take advantage of the room mirror to watch your posture. This should work your large leg muscles.
  • Inclined push ups: Rest your hands on the desk and feet on the floor. Keep your back straight throughout. This should work your arm and chest muscles.
  • Plank pose: Hold your body straight off the ground while resting on the tips of your toes and elbows to work your core. If you find you are locking your shoulder muscles rather than working your core, alternate stretching each hand out in a diagonal motion to create a more dynamic pose.
  • Tricep dips: Rest the palms of your hands on the edge of the chair and wraps the fingers around the seat,while you dip up and down using your arm muscles to propel you up and down.

Don't forget to stretch afterwards. With a little planning any motel can be a perfect place to sneak in a work out. For more information about what fitness options hotels offer, contact a business such as Welcome Inn 277.