Posted on by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach
- A shaker cup (plastic cup with spiral ball inside to thoroughly mix ingredients)
- Shake mix (quality shake mix with whey protein concentrate, pea or rice protein and low in sugar)
- Unsweetened coconut or unsweetened almond milk (boxes, not cans or cartons), which I pack in double Ziploc bags then put in an additional protective casing to make sure they don’t leak
- Immersion hand blender (optional) - when I’m away for 2 or more days, I prefer the immersion blender over the shaker cup, but still bring the cup to mix the shake in and drink from.
- Running pants
- Sports bras
- Tank tops
- Sneakers/running shoes
- Ponytail holders for long hair
- Resistance Bands. These are practically weightless and extremely portable. They come in a variety of strengths and typically come with instructions and images so you can understand how to do the various exercises safely and effectively.
- Phone apps. There are many phone apps to give you ideas on running paths, trainers to inspire you to get moving, videos showing you how to do movements that don’t require any equipment, and so much more. Simply find and download the app that is a fit for your needs and preferences.
- Exercise DVDs. Either burn them onto your computer/iPad before you leave for your trip, or bring them with you. The first trip I brought my DVDs with me became the last trip I ever looked for the hotel gym. It’s so easy to wake up and get that workout in without having to leave the room! It also saves time and allows you to get your workout in regardless of how you look or what you’re wearing (for those of us who don’t want to walk through the lobby to find the gym first thing in the morning).
- Running the stairs in your hotel
- A program you can do right in the room using your own body weight (pushups, lunges, squats, planks, etc.) and plyometric moves (bursts of explosive movements that get your heart rate up while working major muscle groups)
- Yoga, floor exercises, step-ups (using the chair in the hotel room), etc.
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