Finding a Gym While Traveling

Anyone that loves to workout knows how important routines are. You really start to see physical differences when you get into a grove. No matter if you are trying to lose weight or bulk up, routines win the game.

But, when you are on the road, it’s hard to keep that up. It’s much easier to find excuses to skip a workout. And, it doesn’t help when you are traveling to a new city or area for the first time and have no idea where to find a gym with day passes.

3 Ways to Keep Your Pump On Away from Home

These are probably not the only ways to get a workout in when you don’t have your usual gym nearby, but they are effective.

Check Your Hotel’s Facilities

If you get to pick where you are staying, say for vacation, you should be able to shop around and find a hotel with some kind of gym or workout room. But, if you are traveling for business, you might need to stay in a company approved or chosen hotel.

If you’re lucky, your work will hook you up with nice accommodation. If you’re not, you’ll need to find another option.

The good news is you should be able to tell before you leave by either checking online or making a quick call.

Bring it With You

If your hotel is a no go as far as a gym goes, you can bring your own – kind of. Of course you can’t pack a bench or a squat rack. And, dumbbells are too heavy to carry. But you still have options.

You can bring a jump rope for some cardio. You can supplement your workout with some body weight work like pushups and planks. And, you can pack a portable telescoping pull up bar.

Add in some body weight squats and burpees, and you should get enough of a workout to hold you over until you’re home.

Go Social

If you don’t have a gym in your hotel and you don’t think body weight work will be enough, you can use your smartphone or computer and hit Facebook. There are all kinds of local groups full of local residents.

Simply find a few groups dedicated to the city or town your are in, join them, and ask for recommendations for nearby gyms that allow drop in workouts or have day or trial passes. You may even meet a new friend or two.

It’s a very good idea to try to join some of these groups before you leave for your trip though as some of them take a day or two to accept you.


If you need to travel, or just want to get out of town, your fitness doesn’t have to suffer. There are always options for getting a good workout in. From using hotel facilities to asking locals on social media where to go for drop in workouts , if you do a little research and planning, you should be fine

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