Project Zero: Staying Fit During Holiday Travel

Happy holidays, friends!!

If you’re like many, you’re in the midst of holiday celebrations right now.  For some, that means staying at home, wrapping gifts, and getting ready!  For others, it might mean that you’re TRAVELING to spend time with friends and family over the holidays.  Today, I’d like to address just that – STAYING FIT WHILE TRAVELING.

Traveling during the holidays can be a HUGE stressor.  Waiting in lines, dealing with travel and flight delays, sleeping on a couch or guest bed, and eating foods you didn’t prepare (actually, that sounds nice) can put us out of our comfort zone.  If you’re like me, you happen to LIKE your comfort zone.

While you might be forced to sleep on an air mattress this Christmas Eve, what you SHOULD’NT have to worry about is getting your exercise in while traveling. In fact, all of the Project Zero workouts that I’ve created for Mom365 can be done with minimal space, minimal equipment and minimal time.

All you need is the DESIRE and COMMITMENT to do them.  Hopefully last week’s post helped with that!


Here are a few other ways to stay in shape while traveling:

  • Explore the area you’re traveling to BY FOOT!  Or look into bicycle rentals, which most cities and towns now offer!
  • If you’re staying at a hotel, take advantage of the complimentary gym.  Many hotels offer top-of-the-line equipment and/or a heated pool for lap swimming.
  • Take the stairs wherever you go.
  • Pack a resistance band and jump rope in your carry-on or luggage.  They’re lightweight and perfect for travel workouts!
  • Check out a local gym. Most of them offer a free week or daily pass to visitors.

My biggest tip would be to focus on making your travel time ACTIVE and seeking out opportunities to do so!  All it takes is a little planning and motivation.  Who knows – you might just turn your Aunt Margie on to this whole “fitness” thing while visiting.

For this week’s workout, I created a Holiday Travel Circuit that you can do in about 15 minutes.  Pair it with a walk or a jog around the block and you’ll work up quite the sweat!

What You’ll Need

A resistance band

Flight of stairs or a sturdy chair

How It Works

Perform this circuit 3 times per week on non-consecutive days.


QUESTION:  I’d love to hear any tips you might have for squeezing in exercise while traveling – leave them in the comments below!!  Happy Holidays!

For more fitness and health tips, please visit my healthy living blog, Lindsay’s List, and join in on the fun at the LL Facebook page, where I host giveaways and weekly workouts!