I had a quick business trip to California last week, with two days of traveling for a one day meeting. I didn’t want to adjust to the time difference for such a short trip, so when I woke up at 3:30 am local time, I decided to get up and see what I could put together for hotel room workouts.
I had brought my Kindle for reading on the cross-country flights, so I logged on to the hotel wireless to see if I could find any no-equipment exercise videos.
I found this full-length Jillian Michaels “Yoga Meltdown” program on Amazon Prime.
Only Jillian would call this “yoga,” but it was a decent workout that got my heart rate up. She leads you through different sequences that are based on yoga poses, but the feel is more like a fast-paced strength workout than even a flow yoga class.
I also did the body weight workout from my BestBodyBootcamp program. Those three rounds of squat moves, plank variations and glute bridges targeted any muscles that Jillian missed!
The second morning I searched on YouTube to find a “real” yoga program. This “Yoga Practice for Runners” program from Ekhart Yoga caught my eye.
It was a good program and I have added it to my favorites for future use.
The hotel did have a small gym–that’s a treadmill in the far corner–but I wasn’t in the mood to workout in such an uninspiring place, and didn’t want to wait until it “opened” at 6:00 am.
All in all, I think I did pretty well with my hotel room workouts!
Have you been disappointed by a hotel gym?
Do you do hotel room workouts when you travel?