How to Keep (Sort of) Fit When While Traveling
When you travel for a living, it’s difficult to stay in shape. I crave 6 AM beef jerky at the airport and often find myself attending hotel happy hours when I’d otherwise be at home, eating healthfully.
But there’s one thing I do on every trip that’s helped me to keep (sort of) in shape while traveling—and that’s running. I love running while on a trip because it allows me to see the city on foot and burn some cals at the same time. When Nate and I are traveling together, he’ll always join me.
Upon arrival, I’ll chat with the concierge or front desk, who will almost always have great recommendations for a route, and a map on hand. And big brand hotels are making it even easier. Westin has a partnership with New Balance, and will deliver freshly laundered workout clothing and sneakers for $5. Fairmont Hotels and Resorts has the “Fairmont Fit” program that lends Reebok workout gear, an MP3 player that’s pre-loaded with music, and a yoga mat and stretch band. Kimpton Hotels often have group runs with a “Stay Fit Concierge” who will lead guests on guided runs around a city’s most popular sites. But any old pair sneakers will do the trick.
A few of my favorite places for a great run: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Jekyll Island, Central Park in NYC, St. Barth, and Curacao.