If you travel frequently for work, you know how hard it is to find the time to work out. Even if you’re lucky enough to stay in a hotel with a gym, it’s probably busy, dirty, or lacks the equipment you need to get the workout you want.
We’re here to tell you it’s OK, because you can get a fat-burning workout right in your hotel room—no equipment required. All you need is some willpower. Take it from Paige Van Zant in the video above, which shows us how you can get in a great workout just about anywhere.
“I’m here in New York to show off the brand new Reebok/UFC fight kits,” Van Zant says, “so obviously I’m traveling, I’m on the road a lot—and I’m going to show you what I do for my hotel room workouts.”
The premise is simple: your ten favourite workouts, ten times, for ten rounds. It’s 100 reps, no equipment required.
Van Zant herself starts off with some step-ups, right onto the hotel room sofa. “You’re going to be doing your step-ups, but as fast as you can,” she says. Let the sweat begin.
Next, Van Zant wants to hit her core, so while she implores you to do your favourite core move, she’s all about this oblique-blaster. “Just get down and do your favorite core workout,” she says. “My favorite core workout is Russian twists. Hands up, and touch each side as I twist.”
Third, do ten reps of push-ups. No space? No problem. “If you’re in a small space and you don’t have somewhere to lay down and do push-ups, you can always do them on the corner of your bed or your couch,” Van Zant says.
Ten of your favorite moves, ten reps, 100 total. Who needs a gym in a hotel?
By Ben Radding