The holidays are so much fun, getting to spend quality time with family members and eating delicious food. If you travel for the holidays, there might be one problem you notice—your gym doesn’t go with you! We have put together a list of different techniques to help you stay fit through the holidays if you’re short on time or tight on space.
Start with a dynamic warmup. Get your heart rate pumping and your muscles warmed up before diving into the circuit. Doing some stretching, running in place, or sidesteps will help you prevent injury and burn even more calories.
Train in a circuit! Doing multiple activities in a row back-to-back will help keep your heart rate up and provide some variety to your workout. It’s hard enough working out in a living room with no weights or equipment. Mixing up your positions will help keep you engaged.
Make a workout plan! Mapping out the different activities you plan to do will help you focus on different areas of your body and help you stick to a specific schedule. This way, you won’t just be flopping around the room without an end goal in mind. Here is a basic workout plan you could follow!
- 20 Bodyweight Squats
- 10 Push-ups
- 10 Walking Lunges
- 10 Dumbbell Rows (you can use a milk jug, suitcase, or any form of weight!)
- 15 Second Plank
- 30 Jumping Jacks
Start with one circuit of the above plan and see how you feel after going through all the different workouts. You can always start again at the top, or incorporate more challenging exercises for round two! The goal is to find the right balance between activity and exhaustion. Work hard enough to work up a sweat, but don’t make yourself pass out. Sticking to these tips will help you stay active during the holidays and get you back home to your normal routine in the best possible shape.