We’re not sure about you, but we’ve been on vacation so many times, woken early with the intention of keeping fit, only to find that the hotel gym is rather lacking. Maybe the photos in the brochure aren’t quite what you see when you arrive. Either that, or it’s always packed, suffering from a lack of air conditioning or has outdated equipment. Or all three.
The simplest solution is to bring a gym with you. We don’t advocate packing a kettlebell in your suitcase, but there are a few devices you can take with you and won’t cause your luggage to be over the weight limit. A resistance band, skipping rope and perhaps a TRX.
The TRX Suspension trainer is one of our favourite pieces of exercise equipment. It’s light, compact, works fantastically and is a universal tool to challenge your body in various ways. You can take it to just about any location and connect it to a tree, post or any fixed object, then follow our programme to keep you fit and active, on the road.
We’ve created a simple TRX Circuit you can perform whether you’re on vacation or on the road, perhaps before or after meeting a client. No reason why you couldn’t blast out this routine between meetings or on your lunch.
We recommend performing our TRX Circuit 5 times and with 30 seconds rest between each set. Take a look at our introduction video below for a preview of your entire circuit.
Remember to click on each image below to see individual versions of the exercises in detail.
Before you continue, please remember that you need to warm up.
If you are unsure about some of the terms used in this article, it’s worth having a quick read through our Glossary of Terms before you get started with your workout.
Tip: the lower you can squat, the more effective the exercise.
Tip: make this as fast or as slow as you like. The faster you go, the tougher the exercise.
Once you’ve completed one entire circuit rest thirty seconds and go again. Make sure you stick to the rest and try and perform the exercises with as good form as possible. Don’t forget to cool down at the end, do a light jog or walk and do some static stretches, you want to decrease the possibility of muscle soreness tomorrow.
This circuit has presented you with six different exercises that can be performed pretty much anywhere and all you need is the TRX suspension training device. Ideal for taking with you on vacation or the road and it only takes 20 minutes.
Before you finish, remember that you should spend time cooling down.