In-Shape’s Guide to Staying Fit on the Fly
It’s vacation season. And with vacation comes extra indulgences, celebrations, late nights, late mornings, and potentially a few extra pounds. So, we spoke to Damian Weber, one of In-Shape’s district managers and fitness experts, for his top five workouts you can do to stay fit on the fly.
If you’re just starting out, do the below exercises in order for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds rest and do the circuit twice. It’ll take about 10 minutes. For the advanced out there, do the below exercises in the following order twice for 45 seconds of work and 15 seconds of rest for ten minutes are heart pounding calorie burning bliss.
- Before you roll your eyes and scroll to the next one, try these for 60 seconds and come back and see us. Plus, in a tight space like a hotel room, these are the perfect way to pump up your cardio, quickly.
- Stand straight with the feet hip width apart, looking straight ahead and arms hanging down by your side. Jump from one foot to the other at the same time lifting your knees as high as possible. Your arms will follow in motion. Lightly touch the ground with the balls of your feet.
Plank to pushup
- Start in a plank position with your elbows at shoulder height and width. Extend your elbows to a locked-out position while moving your upper and lower body at the same time. Slowly lower your entire body to the start position while maintaining a straight line. If you’re not quite ready to try a push up, hold the plank position instead.
Crunch with feet over bed
- Lie on the floor, face up, knees bent, feet resting on your bed. Curl the shoulders towards the pelvis. Rest your hands by your ears or cross them over your chest.
Mountain climbs using the bed as a support for elbows
- Place your hands on the edge of your bed with your legs extended straight. You should be at an incline. Pull one knee up and under your body (toward the bed). Then switch. Maintain a slow tempo until you feel comfortable increasing the pace. Get your heart rate up and feel the burn!
Traveler’s lunge with a twist
- Take a classic exercise like the lunge, and add Mr. Weber’s traveling twist to it (we can’t resist). Take a medium to light carry-on bag and extend it out and away from the body at 90 degrees. Do a standard lunge. Rotate the torso (complete with added weight) to the same direction as your front foot. So, if you start with your right foot, rotate your torso right, then back to center, then back up to switch sides.
Run through this circuit a few times each morning of your vacay to keep those pounds at bay!