10-Minute Vacation Workouts You Can Do from anywhere

Jul 17, 2016 | Yoga | 0 comments

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Holiday travel and various other obligations over the summer can be a roadblock for your workout plans. Sneaking away from your grandma’s home and evading her pit bull can put you in a tricky situation, especially when the whole family is sitting in the living room.

They will constantly be pestering you about your job, latest relationships, new hobbies, and the list goes on.

Between such awkward conversations, you never get the time to drive to the gym, train for an hour and get back home. However, you can sneak out or go to the basement for an hour or more just to get some personal time or do hardcore exercising. Additionally, setting up your own home gym is pretty easy if you know where to look.

Easy And Effective Workouts

The best part of working out while on vacation or at a hotel is that you don’t need any equipment. With the things that lie around you, you can modify your exercise and get the same intensity as working out in the gym. So, let’s check out some of the simple workouts you can do.

1) Squats And Stairs

Besides the unlucky individuals who evacuate the hotel during the emergency, many people never use or haven’t seen a hotel staircase. Well, this is a good thing. It means you can use it for your workout without worrying about other people interrupting.

The basic idea of this exercise is to climb the stair as fast as possible and do a perfect squat when you climb each flight. Of course, some people like to hit the pavement for exercising while on vacation. But it is not a good option. Limited routes and weather mean your plan of getting a great workout routine done can backfire. But the stairs will always be there for you.

2) Lunge Windmill

Here you need to step back and be in the lunge position. Your elbows must be elevated and step up using your back leg. It must cross over and tap the other elbow. Continue with this procedure for 14-15 reps just before you switch your legs.

3) Mountain Climber

First, you need to be in the plank position. Make sure your wrists are aligned just underneath your shoulders and the spine and abs must be straight. Then lift your right leg and slowly bend your right knee. It must be towards the right wrist, and there should be physical contact among both of them.

From this position, you have to slide the knee upwards and place your arms down. Make sure it zips to your armpit when you are pulling your abs in. Then you need to round your back a bit to the ceiling and make sure that it slides back to the wrist. At the bottom, hold your knee just above the ground. Don’t rest it on the mat or floor.

4) Speed Skater

In this simple exercise, you need to balance on one leg. Then, using your hand tap the ground. Now take huge jumps from side to side while holding a balance on one of your legs. Simultaneously, touch the ground with each jump. Repeat this exercise for 30 seconds or more.

5) Chair-Step Up

For this exercise, you need a chair. Keep the chair in front of you and lunge in front of it. Using your back leg, step up and hop on the chair. After that, you need to return to the same lunge and repeat the same procedure. For each leg, do ten reps.

6) Sumo Squat Jumps

This squat exercise is good for your butt and thighs. First, you need to stand keeping your feet and shoulder apart. Make sure they are slightly turned out and your arms should be resting on your hips. Then you have to bend your knees and plie. Jump up explosively, keeping your core engage.

Land with control and ensure that you lower your body back to the squat position, so that you complete one rep.


Don’t allow family gatherings and holiday travels to get in the way of your exercising. Just because you are away on a holiday or vacation, doesn’t mean that you spend the entire time enjoying. Of course, such trips are for enjoyment, but it doesn’t mean that your workouts take a back seat. You need to find the time and make your exercises more intense. Just squeeze in the above given 6 effective workouts and enjoy a crazy and fun-filled vacation.

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