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Tips for the Traveling Athlete

If you don’t mind not having a kitchen, often times the added benefits of a free hotel include a gym, spa and concierge for local travel tips that can ease the burden of being in a new location.

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Many gyms offer free trial periods if you’re, “new to the area.” Asking friends in neighboring cities, or scrolling Instagram for fun restaurants or kick butt workout classes can be a welcome treat to your daily routine.

 

The All Trails app makes finding places to run in a new location safe and exciting. The app is very user friendly and offers great tips on finding accessible trails with specific instructions on how to get there, level of difficulty, and scenic description.

 

CIRCUIT 1: The bodyweight AMRAP

20 mins, as many rounds as possible

 

  • 10 burpees (try and do these with a push-up)
  • 50 mountain climbers
  • 20 split jumps (10 on each side)
  • 10 push-ups (on your knees for a modification)

Circuit 2: The Pyramid
Do circuit one time through

  • 30 Burpees, 30 Squats
  • 20 Burpees, 20 Squats
  • 10 Burpees, 10 Squats
  • 4-minute plank hold (alternative center, left, right, center)

We hope these tips helped ease the travel stress or provide inspiration for ways to stay on track during your next vacation!

 

Jacob Geisler is our GU Tech-Rep and Sports Nutritionist, MS, EC-P, USAT Level 1. He is famous around GU-HQ for adopting an adorable dog named, Maya, who loves playing in the snow.