- keeping fit when away from home?
Running is your best bet tbh. I wasn’t a big fan, but after spending 2/3 nights a week in London in my last job it was the only real option. I actually got into it in the end, and central London is a pretty interesting place to run around. Cuts down on time spent eating take-away and drinking beer in hotel room too.Posted 3 years agocdaimersSubscriber
I am away 3 days per week at the moment and after a day spent in other people’s offices, in the car, train or out on a construction site, I find that I do stretches and some light work out in the hotel room. I also go for a walks as running ain’t for me. I regularly stay up north in Inverness and stay at a b&b on the outskirts and walk into town for food etc or if I am in big London village I find myself walking back from Moorgate to kings cross which is a good hours walk at the end of the day.Posted 3 years agoOnzadogSubscriber
I used to dislike running but I’ve learned to find a certain satisfactiion to it. Perfect for when I’m working away but the acret is to keep it up while your at home as well so it’s always familiar. Getting back into running is far more unpleasant than regular running.Posted 3 years agosweaman2Subscriber
Running for aerobic I’m afraid. For in the hotel room I take some resistance bands. Squats (various), burpees, and then plenty of options for the arms / shoulders. Bicycle or vee sits for the abs. Takes more motivation than going for a run though I find. Another option is yoga.Posted 3 years agomagowen100Member
Thanks for the replies all – it looks like I may have to start running. I don’t like gyms as they’re indoors so while the suggestions of stuff to do in the hotel room are good it’s the indoor bit I’m trying to avoid. The travel is worldwide rather than UK so while I try and stay in hotels with pools I sometimes don’t have a choice.Posted 3 years ago
Suggestions from others have been nordic walking and roller-skis which are really popular out here in Norway.smogmonsterSubscriber
OP, Im in the same boat, i spend 6-7 months a year away on rigs in Australia. I do a lot of stationary bike work, and also i do ‘Insanity’ – the workout thats on the telly all the time. Its monstrously hard work but it really kicks you into shape…just stick it on a tablet or laptop and take it with you. I take it up on the Helideck to be laughed at as i die in 35C heat 4 nights a week.Posted 3 years agothestabiliserMember
I see you’re a regular partaker, Dez.
I use it more as a workout vid, I could crack walnuts I tell ya.
OP – swimming pools all over the shop, I work away a bit, bike in the car whenver i can if not shanks’ pony and cv ‘circuits’ (sit ups press ups gheckobizdids etc)Posted 3 years ago
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