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Working Out on Vacation

Ohhhhhh vacation- whether it’s the beach or the mountains, the Grand Canyon or Grand Cayman, it’s all perfection… even the challenges and bickering. Stepping away from real life, having adventures and making memories with your family- is there anything better?

But, going on vacation can be progress killer when it comes to fitness, especially when kids are in the picture. They are on vacation! They want to get up early and explore, see the sights and dig into that captain crunch you only buy twice a year. But, getting up early to explore digs into that time you thought you’d sneak off to the hotel gym to get in a quick workout.

Even if you have all the intentions in the world, sometimes you tell yourself to just relax and let go and then you get home and you keep it going… the relaxing and the letting go, that is.

Sometimes we need to take a break and reset and sometimes it’s more detrimental to take that break because it makes it harder to get geared up.

No fear, bodyweight workouts are here!

All you need is 10 minutes.

One of the best ways I know to stay active is to spring out of bed in the morning (or, roll out have a cup of coffee) and devote 10 minutes of your time before your day’s activities get started.

Here are three equipment-free workouts (with videos) you can do anywhere! You need a HIIT timer or an app on your phone. (Mine is called HIIT Timer- tricky, eh?)

Hotel Workout #1- Set a timer to count down 10 minutes (watch video demo here):

  • Push ups x 8

  • Reverse lunge x 10 each

  • Dips x 12

  • Squat jumps x 8

Hotel Workout #2- Set your HIIT timer to 30 seconds work : 30 seconds rest: 3 rounds of each for 12 total rounds (watch video demo here):

  • Walk outs

  • Lateral lunge

  • Mountain climbers

  • Glute bridges

Hotel Workout #3- Reverse ladder: alternating between the two exercises with the given reps (so, 10 push ups and 1 squat, 9 pushups and 2 squats etc.) (watch video demo here)

  • Push ups: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

  • Bodyweight squats with a kick 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10

Have fun!

Interested in more fun and quick workouts? I send a free routine to my email list every Saturday. Grab your spot on my list HERE and never miss an update!

In health,


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