Weeks spent on the road can put you behind on your fitness goals. The hotels you stay in are convenient for work. However, they often don’t have expansive workout equipment or a lot of space for exercise beyond the treadmill. Accommodations near airports and conference centers may not have easy access to popular running routes either.

Take matters into your own hands with travel friendly workout equipment that packs a punch and fits into your luggage.

The Basics

First things first, remember to pack your sneakers and gym clothes. If the hotel you’re staying at has a pool, throw in a swimsuit for water workouts. There’s nothing worse than planning to sneak in a workout before your first client meeting and realizing you’re not prepared with the basics.

There are plenty of travel fitness gear options that are both compact and provide a full body workout. Jump ropes can be used for small-space cardio and resistance bands will provide a workout for most major muscle groups.

Take it Up a Notch

You can also upgrade your workout with more sophisticated travel fitness equipment. Many ab wheels come apart to fit in carry on luggage. For mountain climbers and lunges that make you feel the burn, pack a set of gliding disks as well.

If you want to add weight to your on-the-go fitness routine, there are a few ways to put extra pounds in your luggage. For just a few pounds, pack ankle weights. You can probably get away with packing just one if you plan your workout accordingly. A portable kettlebell is travel-friendly thanks to what makes it heavy: water. Just fill the kettlebell in your hotel room and empty it when you’re heading home. There are also exercise sandbags that can be filled with water for a portable workout.

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