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The Fool Proof Guide to the Hotel Workout

For those of you who have to travel frequently for work, you know how quickly your workout regime goes out the window. It’s hard to make it work. Like Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield- levels hard. (Still holding out hope though!) Thankfully, it is possible to come up with a workout routine that requires nothing but some floor space and a towel.

I'm convinced that doing yoga twice a day will give you superpowers!

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Room service no more 

It took a five-day trip to Colorado to realize I needed to make more of an effort. On the final day of my trip, feeling like an old, out-of-shape businessman. I rolled out of bed and took an hour long shower. As I stepped out, in front of me was the biggest full-length bathroom mirror ever, unfamiliar and unflattering reflection in full glory, somehow highlighting features that I didn’t know existed. (Why are hotel room mirrors always so extra?) I immediately ran out of the bathroom, laid down my towel, and started doing sit-ups. (Pro tip: don’t do this naked.)

 

That was when it dawned on me that working out needs to be accessible and sustainable, regardless of where I am. Not only for the sake of my body, but also for my energy levels. We underestimate how exhausting navigating a new routine can be, but the smallest things can make a difference, like booking your hotel room on a floor where you can take the stairs instead. I like booking mine on the 8th floor. I’m Chinese, so 8 is a lucky number; 8 flights are also manageable for me to do daily.

Let’s get moving

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