No Equipment, No Time, No Worries: 15 Minute Travel Workouts

Most people intend to stay active while on vacation, but it can be hard to make it a priority.  Because of limited time, minimal access to a fitness center, and a general lack of motivation, working out usually takes a back seat. 

However, if you can work out just a few times during your vacation, you can increase energy, improve your mood, and help your relaxation and sleep patterns.

With this in mind, we have brought you three intense travel workouts that can be completed in 15 minutes and require no equipment. Find a space in your hotel room or on the beach and get started! 

1. HIIT Workout

Danielle Pascente personal trainer in Los Angeles and the creator of the Kick-Ass Training Guides came up with this 15 minute HIIT travel workout.

  • 1-minute of bodyweight squats
  • 30 seconds of squat jumps
  • 1-minute of push-ups or modified push-ups
  • 30 seconds of mountain climbers
  • 1-minute if alternating step back lunges
  • 30 seconds of lunge jumps
  • 1-minute tricep dips
  • 30 seconds of plank ups
  • 1-minute glute bridges
  • 30 seconds of burpee tuck jumps or regular burpees
  • Rest 1-3 minutes and Repeat

2. Beach Workout

Julie Bauer, Paleomg blog creator, and Crossfit coach came up with this intense beach workout. This can also be done in any open space.

  • 300m beach run – 20 jumping squats – 15 push-ups – 10 burpees
  • 300m beach run – 20 jumping lunges – 15 pike push-ups – 10 tuck jumps
  • 300m beach run – 10/10 one-legged deadlifts – 15 push-ups – 30 mountain climbers
  • 300m beach run – 20 crab kicks – 15 shoulder tap push-ups – 10 burpees

3. Modified Workout

If you are looking for something more modified check out this workout by Christian Palmer, WNBF Pro, Nutrition Expert & Personal Trainer.

  • Stationary back stepping lunges 5 x 10
  • Glute bridges 5 x 20
  • Modified push-ups 5 x 12
  • Superman hyperextentions: 5 x 20
  • High knees in place OR lateral shuffles back and forth: 5 x 45 seconds

Do these exercises sequentially, completing one set at a time with no rest in between each set.

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