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A business or leisure trip shouldn’t have to interrupt anyone’s workout routine. Even if a hotel doesn’t have an onsite gym or another fitness facility isn’t located close by, there are still ways for travelers to get in their workouts while they’re away from home. These workout items can be brought on almost any trip and used in hotel rooms or other settings.

Yoga Mat

A yoga mat can be used for a variety of purposes. In addition to using it for yoga exercises, a yoga mat can work great for Pilates, pushups, and mountain climbers. A yoga mat works as an excellent workout pad because it prevents the hands and feet from slipping out of place when performing certain exercises, and the mat also provides greater comfort for the body on different surfaces.

Exercise Ball

An exercise ball can be used to help strengthen the core, improve balance and enhance fitness in other ways. The exercise balls that are ideal for travel are inflatable and come with hand pumps so that they can be filled with air at any location. When the ball is deflated, it can be folded and packed easily into a suitcase.

Resistance Bands

These stretchable bands can be used for resistance exercises to strengthen muscles and can be packed easily without taking up a lot of room in luggage pieces. Resistance bands can be especially useful when no workout weights are available to use at a given location. Sets of color-coded workout bands with each color representing a different weight equivalency can be useful for travelers who want to make sure they’re getting the right amount of resistance for their training.

Collapsible Foam Roller

Standard foam rollers can be cumbersome to travel with, but a collapsible foam roller that can be folded down into a smaller size is ideal for trips. The roller can be used to relieve muscle stiffness from intense workouts or sitting for long time periods aboard an airplane. When the roller is ready to be used, the tabs on both ends can be pulled to restore the roller to its cylinder shape. 

Fitness and traveling can go hand in hand if the right portable workout equipment pieces are brought along for the journey. The best workout items to travel are easy to pack and don’t add a lot of extra weight or bulkiness to luggage pieces.