Now when I say “live on the road”, I mean that I stay in hotels or Airbnb’s, not my truck or an RV.
That being said, if you like to make fitness a high priority, but you travel a lot, live on the road, or want to go on a road trip.. here’s the five biggest takeaways from my past three months on the road so far.
1. Find healthy food
This is easier than most people think, but depending on which route you take, could be a little pricey. This is why I like AIRBNB for most places, because I can go to the local grocery store, grab a few pounds of protein, some eggs, a box of rice, and I’m good to go for a few days. But when I’m not in an AIRBNB, I have to find local spots that have healthy options that I can order to-go a few times a day.
The real hack here isn’t so much about finding where to go or what to eat, but having the discipline to choose healthy over unhealthy each time you eat.
My tip here is to Google a local American restaurant, find the chicken and rice meal or the steak and potato meal on their lunch menu, and preorder however many you need for your stay. Even if you’re in a hotel, you will have a mini fridge and a microwave, so you just store em until it’s time to eat!
2. Prioritize training by bringing your own equipment
If you’re anything like me, you’ll find a way to get a workout in anywhere you go. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll always be good, because full body calisthenics workouts get old prettty fast. Some cities don’t have great gyms, or if they do, the drop-in fee can be up to $100 – so I like to bring some equipment with me. This way, I can put together a workout anywhere I go. Even if I’m in a rush, I can always get it in.
These are the items I bring with me as I travel:
For around $100, you basically have a gym that fits in one square foot of space on the floorboard of your car. And if you fly instead of drive, the jump rope and bands are still wayyy better than just bodyweight stuff.
Here’s a few workouts I’ve done so far: 50-40-30-20-10
- Double-Unders (sub for single unders)
- Kettlebell Swings
5 Rounds of 10 reps each
- KB Goblet Squat
- Heavy Banded Good Mornings
- KB Clean and Jerk
- Heavy Banded Single Arm Rows
*Also, I take the light band and do 100 “pull-aparts” every day. This will help to make your shoulders much stronger over time and reduce the risk of injury.