15 Essential Items for Staying Fit While You Travel


Keeping up with your routine and staying fit while traveling is easier said than done. Fortunately, there are several items you can bring along to ensure you don't miss a beat on your next trip.

1. Wearable Fitness Tracker
Wearable fitness trackers are all over the place nowadays so you shouldn't have to break the bank to get your hands on one. Do your research and find the band that best suits you and then use the data to meet your goals and set new personal bests while you travel.

Man syncing wearable fitness device to his phone

2. Foam Roller/Therapy Ball
Foam rollers are inexpensive and super easy to use. Having one on hand while you travel will guarantee you're able to soothe sore muscles and help relax tense areas of your body. Consider a tennis ball instead if a foam roller is too difficult to pack.

Woman using a foam roller

3. Shaker Bottle
Don't forget to bring along a shaker bottle for your post-workout protein shake. You can pick one up for a couple of bucks and add whichever supplements you like. After all, it's your summer body.

Man drinking protein shake from a shaker bottle

4. Yoga Mat
Yoga is not only an excellent workout but it's a great way to clear your mind and recharge your spirit. Unroll your mat in the hotel room for a private and peaceful session or simply use it to stretch your muscles pre- and post-workout.

Yoga mat

5. Resistance Bands
Another cheap and easy-to-pack item, resistance bands allow you to tone your muscles and improve strength from the comfort of your hotel room. There's no heavy weight to pack and you won't be out of options if the on-site gym lacks weights.

Woman training with a resistance band on the beach

6. Tennis Shoes
A comfortable pair of sneakers is an absolute must if you hope to stay fit while you travel. Whether hitting the treadmill, the pavement or heading off-road you'll need the right amount of support to prevent injury and hit your goal.

A woman tying her shoelaces at the gym

7. Swimsuit
Whether you're at the beach or at the hotel pool, a bathing suit will come in handy. Swimming is a fun and beneficial exercise that doesn't put stress on your joints. Swim a few laps to get your heart rate up or build your endurance battling waves in the ocean.

Woman in a swimsuit splashing in the sea

8. Jump Rope
If you're worried you might have taken in too many calories amid your travels, pull out your jump rope and get skipping. This easy-to-do workout will get you sweating in no time and help tone up some muscles you didn't even know you were using.

Woman skipping with a jump rope in the park

9. Training Straps
Strength training straps from TRX Suspension Training and other brands are great for building muscle and they don't weigh a lot so they can easily sneak into your luggage.

Man working out with strength training straps

10. Wireless Headphones
If you're like most and rely on your favorite music to help fuel your workout, then consider investing in a quality pair of wireless headphones. This way you won't have to navigate any pesky wires or worry about hanging onto your device in the gym since the Bluetooth will be doing all of the work.

Man training with wireless headphones and smartwatch

11. Sunscreen
Sunscreen is a must when running or swimming outside so be sure to bring a sweat-proof and water-resistant brand to ensure your fitness routine isn't derailed by painful sunburn.

Woman applying sunscreen before a run

12. Compression Gear
Compression socks and other gear are not only beneficial on a long flight to help improve circulation and reduce potential swelling but they can help with muscle soreness following an intense workout.

Runner wearing compression socks

13. Ab Wheel
You might be lucky enough to find an ab wheel lying around in your hotel's fitness center. Nonetheless, this piece of equipment is affordable and relatively lightweight so packing it shouldn't be too much of a headache. Break it out in your hotel room and get to work on that six-pack.

Woman training with an ab wheel

14. Heating and Cooling Pad
Recovery is an important part of staying on track when it comes to your fitness routine. That said, a heating and cooling pad or body wrap will go a long way in helping you meet your goals away from home.

Man using hot and cold gel pack for knee pain relief

15. Gym Bag
You're going to need something to carry all of your fitness equipment and accessories in so consider investing in a quality gym bag. You might also want to pick up a Stnky Bag or another smell-proof bag to store your sweaty workout clothes until you're able to do laundry.

Woman carrying a blue gym bag

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