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Staying Fit While Traveling | Travel Workout Video

It’s not always easy to combine fitness and travel. We love being active, but with chaotic schedules, days spent in transportation, and a tendency to stuff our faces with as much local food as possible, our individual fitness levels vary a lot from country to country.

 

Currently we’re in Mexico, and despite the regular yoga and surf sessions, we’re struggling a bit. Because, seriously.  We’re talking margaritas. And guacamole. And one-dollar tacos. And mole. We could eat Mexican food all day every day and never tire of it. But we would also like to leave the country fitting into the same jeans we arrived in. Since it’s obvious we’re not going to cut back on our daily caloric intake, the only option is to ramp up our exercise efforts.

 Rafas Travel Workout

Recently when we were at Blue Osa, we were talking to Rafa, the resident personal trainer and workout coordinator, about how difficult it can be to fit in an effective full-body workout with limited time and space. So Rafa decided to intervene and customize a fitness routine for us—and all of you—that can be done with no equipment and minimal space.

 

Rafa was a bit shy behind the camera, so he asked Dan to help him with the speaking roles. But this is entirely Rafa’s workout, taught to Dan, to share with everyone. And it is one awesome workout. Dan was wiped after just one round of the exercises, which can be done up to three times for maximum benefit. It takes about an hour to do the entire set of exercises three times.

 

It’s been a month or so since all those New Year’s resolutions of fitness and exercise. If you’re struggling a bit, then this workout will give you the inspiration you need. It’s also fairly entertaining just to watch on its own, whether you have any notions to actually get away from the computer screen or not.

Rafa is a talented and passionate instructor. His enthusiasm for fitness is evident, and really a bit contagious. If you can’t make it all the way to Blue Osa for a personal workout session just yet, then be sure to check out Rafa’s YouTube channel and the Blue Osa blog for more fitness inspiration.

 

How do you stay fit during your travels? Do you find it easier or more difficult to incorporate an active lifestyle while you’re away from home?

Meet: Casey Siemasko


Casey Siemasko is a blogger, content creator, and co-founder of A Cruising Couple. She has been living and traveling outside of the US full-time since 2011. She finds her life inspiration in exploring the world and seeks to find the magic in the most ordinary of places.

Comments

  1. Gma Lorene says:

    WOW! I am tired just watching you two. Oh right that was in fast mode!

  2. A lot of those exercises reminded me of yoga poses/moves but faster and with more movements! Looks like fun and great idea for a video!
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  3. I’ve been doing/teaching yoga for 15+ years – stretching, moving and breathing is key…will be putting all that together in short videos, too. Even a few minutes here & there are beneficial and anyone can do it!
    Victoria De Maio recently posted…Guest Post: My New Year Travel ResolutionsMy Profile

  4. The video is so much fun! I go jogging and do some short Youtube workouts to keep myself in a good shape, but it’s so difficult when you are a food lover as me!
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  5. Intense but fun! If only we could all have an adorable trainer to do the exercises with ;-)
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  6. This is so helpful! Thanks for sharing guys, and to Rafa too!

  7. I always struggle with exercise on the road! Thanks for the inspiration to get back into it! :)
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