GFGL TRAVEL FIT BLOG: Travel Fitness Equipment Under $50

I included strength training in my half-marathon plan, but our fitness resources vary when we travel. If you’re in an apartment or hostel, there might not be the luxury of a complementary gym like a hotel might include.

If you’re like me, you had a gym membership, consistently went to a yoga studio back home and you owned a stationary bike, dumbbells, yoga mats, and fitness DVDs. If you’re like me, you will also want to pack it all in your bags as you begin your travels with expectations that your fitness plan might be interrupted when your gym is thousands of miles away. In theory, I guess we could just get a gym membership and a find a yoga studio in our final destination and still have all the home equipment that we brought from home, right?

Oh so very wrong! Why would we do that when there is so much travel fitness equipment out there? I did a little research before I left and found these great options:

Resistance Bands

Resistance Bands from Target: $9.99
  • Fitness Goal: Flexibility, Toning, Stretching, Total body workout, Low-impact strength
  • Targeted Muscle Area: Total body
  • Accessibility: Easy to store, Folds
  • Weight: <1 lb.

Jump Rope

Reebok Adjustable Speed Jump Rope from Target: $19.29
  • Fitness Goal: Coordination, Cardiovascular fitness
  • Targeted Muscle Area: Glutes, Arms, Calves, Abs, Core muscles
  • Accessibility: Easy to store, Folds
  • Weight: 1.2 lbs

Fold Up Yoga Mat

Travel Yoga Mat from Target: $29.99 (on sale right now for $23.98!)
  • Fitness Goal: Flexibility, Toning, Stretching, Relieve pain and stiffness, Total-body Workout, Low-impact cardiovascular fitness
  • Accessibility: Easy to store, Folds
  • Weight:  3 lbs

AquaBells

AquaBells $49.95 + 11.50 (S+H) U.S.
  • What’s Included: Two 13″ long bars, with soft cushioned grip handles, with eight fillable weights.
  • Fitness Goal: Flexibility, Toning, Stretching, Relieve pain and stiffness, Total-body Workout, Low-impact cardiovascular fitness
  • Accessibility: Easy to store, Compact
  • Weight: 1.6 lb.; up to 16 lbs. per dumbbell while filled with water

Gravity Straps

GoFit Bob Harper Gravity Straps from Target: $39.99
  • Number of Pieces: 5
  • Includes: Travel Bag, Instructional DVD, Instruction manual, Door attachment
  • Targeted Muscle Area: Total Body
  • Accessibility: Easy to store, Packs in nag
  • Weight: 3 lbs

Now, don’t forget about your running! If there are no running paths near your temporary location (or if you are unsure about the safety), consider looking for a gym or studio that may offer temporary passes.

Bon Voyage!

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2 Comments on “GFGL TRAVEL FIT BLOG: Travel Fitness Equipment Under $50”

  1. October 10, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    Oh wow that fantastic. I am so glad to read your post.. Thanks for sharing information with us. Now I am able to continue my exercise if I were outside home.

  2. October 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    Oh wow that’s fantastic.. I am so glad to read your post that now I am able to workout anywhere. Thanks for sharing information.

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