Hello everyone, I’m so excited to be a part of the CK Wellness Tribe!  To be included in this group of badass Wellness Warriors is so amazing and I promise to not let you down.   I just finished up a week across the pond and thought it would be fun to share some of my tips for staying active and healthy while traveling.  Whether you travel for work or pleasure, my tips will help you to stay on track and not gain those extra “vacation” pounds.

*Pack snacks:  I always pack my own snacks in case I am in a location that doesn’t offer healthy options.  My favorites are RX bars, Larabars, Chomps sticks, nut butter packets, trail mix individual packs and Epic bars.  As long as you have something healthy in your carry-on or luggage, you’ll be able to stay on course with healthy eating.

*Stay hydrated:  I make sure I drink even more water than my normal routine.  I also pack my Swell bottle and enjoy the cold water all day long when I’m out & about.

*Book activities that are ACTIVE: When exploring a new city or location, look for bike tours, walking tours, etc…and always choose to walk over taking a cab, uber, bus, etc. if possible.

*Stay in a hotel with a gym:  While searching Trip Advisor for that perfect hotel, don’t forget to check if it has a fitness center.  Even if it’s not what you are used to (and very few are!!), it’s better than nothing.  It’s amazing what you can do with just a few weights.  And if you are more of an AirBnB type, see my next tip.

*Pack your own equipment if you don’t have access to a gym:  I might get a few eye rolls here, but I’m serious…resistance bands weigh very little and pack easy.  Throw one in your suitcase and create your own resistance workouts with the band and your own body weight (and enjoy the sweat!!).

*Check out new fitness studios/workouts:  When I am traveling to a new city, I love to research their “hottest” workout studio and book a class.  It’s fun to break out of the routine and you get your workout in – win/win!

And finally, have FUN and enjoy your time away.  Everything in moderation, right!?!