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Wanderlust Workouts – Ideas to keep moving while you’re travelling internationally.

The lure of new destinations can often disrupt our daily routines, especially when it comes to staying active. Between the confines of airplane aisles and the unfamiliar streets of a distant land, maintaining a workout regimen seems like a challenge relegated to the back burner. However, your jet-setting lifestyle needn’t be a death knell for your fitness goals.

In this blog post, we’ll explore how international travel can actually be your ally in your quest for wellness—transforming every departure gate into a gateway for health. From combating the cramps of long-haul flights to crafting a makeshift fitness haven within the sanctuary of your hotel room, we’re ready to lift, stretch, and sprint our way through time zones and landscapes.

Whether you’re someone who revels in the adrenaline rush of a full-blown gym session or are seeking inventive ways to stay fit with minimal equipment, we have handy strategies to ensure you’re investing in your physical health—even while indulging in the nomadic thrills of travel. Prepare to learn how to keep your heart rate elevated and spirits high, as we turn the world into your workout playground.

How to keep moving while you’re travelling internationally:

Wear Active Gear on the Plane
Wearing walking shoes and comfortable active wear will make it easier to stretch your legs at the airport and on the plane.


Move At Least Every Two Hours In-Flight
Regularly stretching and moving your legs and ankles during the flight will ease discomfort and may help to prevent deep vein thrombosis caused by sitting for too long.


Take the Stairs
Choosing the stairs instead of the elevator will ensure you’re physically active without having to arrange official exercise sessions.


Plan Active Sightseeing
Incorporate activities like hiking, cycling, or walking tours into your travel itinerary.


Try Local Activities: Participate in local sports like park runs or secret sunrise silent discos to stay active and immerse yourself in the scenery.


Utilize Your Environment
Use hotel furniture or natural elements for bodyweight exercises. Or enquire about the availability of a gym.


Pack Fitness Essentials
Bring running/walking shoes or your favourite lightweight, portable fitness gear like a resistance band or a skipping rope for quick workouts.


Download A Fitness App
if you don’t have access to a trainer or a gym, try downloading a fitness app that offers bodyweight exercises you can do in your room, on your deck or on the beach.


Walk Whenever Possible
Choose to walk or cycle instead of taking a taxi or bus when distances are manageable and the area is safe.


Stay Consistent
Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, even if it’s just a brisk walk.


Join Local Fitness Classes
Try out Pilates, Zumba, spinning or aerobics classes available in your destination city.


Hire a Personal Trainer
Book a personal trainer to help you work out in every location you visit.

And there you have it – a traveller’s treasure chest brimming with wanderlust workout ideas to keep your fitness flame burning brightly, no matter where in the world your passport takes you. With the world as your gym, the boundaries to staying active are only as limited as your itinerary is wide.

Before you go off to pack your fitness bands or download the latest workout app, consider where your next travel could lead you. How about an African safari where the landscapes are as breathtaking as your morning jog? Immerse yourself in the vibrant cities, endless savannas, and the opportunity for unforgettable adventures.

Don’t just dream about your next getaway; make it a reality.

Book your next visit with Timeless Africa Safaris and discover a land where your heart races to the rhythm of the wilderness. Whether you’re challenging yourself with a mountain hike or grounding yourself through a sunrise yoga session in the bush, your African escape awaits.

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