Travel can be tough on your waistline, especially when you’re in a city with food as delicious as in Philadelphia. Whether you’re a crossfit fan looking for the best travel WOD or a foodie in search of a healthy treat, we have tips for you to stay fit on the road!
Use your (body)weight: No matter where you’re staying, there’s no reason to miss a workout. If your hotel has a big gym, great! But if not, it’s totally possible to fit in a hotel room workout using just your bodyweight and a chair or desk. Try to complete the sequence below 3 times, making sure to listen to your body and break for water!
- 20 Squats
- 10 Push-Ups
- 20 Jumping Jacks
- 20 Bicycle Crunches
- 16 Walking Lunges
- 1 Minute Plank
Eat clean: Of course you want to try the local cuisine when you travel. It’s all about balance—if you know you’re hitting the cheesesteaks for dinner, look for health-centric local lunch options. In Philly, honeygrow is a great choice, with locations throughout the region. Their entire menu is made with wholesome, simple ingredients and all items are totally customizable. Whether you’re gluten-free, vegetarian, or eating a keto diet, honeygrow’s menu offers something delicious AND good for you.
Skip the cab: Exploring a new city on foot is the best way to get the local experience plus stay fit while you vacation. Pack your sneakers, strap on the Fitbit, and start walking! Here in Philadelphia, there are free, self-guided walking tours for every interest, from the art-centric Museum Without Walls™ audio tours, to Visit Philadelphia’s Quintessential Rocky & Creed tour. Even if you’re in town for business, taking 20 minutes in the morning to walk a few city blocks is a great way to get your heart pumping on the road.
Join a free workout: Many cities have free workouts in public spaces, whether it’s a relaxing evening yoga class or a high-energy morning bootcamp in the park. If you’re more of a solitary exerciser, there are always great spots for popping in your headphones and getting your heart rate up while you explore the city around you. Check out our guide to the four best free workout spots in Philadelphia for all the details about the best places to work out without spending a dime.
Remember: it’s totally possible to stick to your fitness goals while you travel!