AARP Quick And Simple Hotel Workout

Exercising might be last on your list of to-dos as you prep for your vacation. But if you’ll be away a week or more, go ahead and pack your workout clothes. Keeping up with at least a sliver of your regular exercise routine will help maintain your cardiovascular health. Plus, the more calories you burn on vacay, the less guilty you’ll feel for enjoying any decadent food splurges.

Lisa Reed, a Washington, D.C.-area-based certified personal trainer, and owner of Lisa Reed Fitness, designed the following circuit so you don’t even have to leave your hotel room. All you need is a little space, a chair and a lot of motivation.

First, roll out of bed and warm up to reduce injury and get your blood circulating. Reed recommends you perform the “World’s Best Stretch” three times on each leg, alternating from one side to the other.

Additional warm-up exercises can include hip swings and jumping jacks.
Exercising might be last on your list of to-dos as you prep for your vacation. But if you’ll be away a week or more, go ahead and pack your workout clothes. Keeping up with at least a sliver of your regular exercise routine will help maintain your cardiovascular health. Plus, the more calories you burn on vacay, the less guilty you’ll feel for enjoying any decadent food splurges.

Lisa Reed, a Washington, D.C.-area-based certified personal trainer, and owner of Lisa Reed Fitness, designed the following circuit so you don’t even have to leave your hotel room. All you need is a little space, a chair and a lot of motivation.

First, roll out of bed and warm up to reduce injury and get your blood circulating. Reed recommends you perform the “World’s Best Stretch” three times on each leg, alternating from one side to the other.

Additional warm-up exercises can include hip swings and jumping jacks.

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