Do not be tempted by the mini-bar. Or the all-you-can-eat buffet dinner, or the breakfast in bed, or the pay-per-view movies. You have been traveling — yes, it’s exhausting, no one denies that — but that’s no excuse to let your body go soft. That you don’t have a gym is no excuse, either. With a little ingenuity, you can get your sweat on in your own hotel room, using drab old furniture and luggage as makeshift gym equipment.
Ruben Belliard, Certified Personal Trainer and founder of The Training Lab, an intensive, holistic training gym in New York City, knows the perfect workout to get you started. “This total-body workout will help you maintain your fitness while you travel,” Belliard says. “It targets every muscle group and both anaerobic and aerobic systems.” All it takes is 20 minutes.