Holiday Season Workouts Can Be Taken On The Road
Sticking with an exercise routine can be a challenge during the busy holiday travel season, but busy workout mom Nicole Glor shares with NY1 how to sneak in a workout on the road. NY1's Health reporter Kafi Drexel filed the following report.
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At the Harlem Yoga Studio, NY1 caught up with Nicole Glor, the busy workout mom on the go and founder of nikkifitness.com. She showed some quick travel workout tips to keep the holiday calories from working overtime.
"When I'm traveling, I don't want to pack weights first of all. All those airline baggage fees, forget about it," says Glor. "And you want to multitask your wardrobe, so I like to pack things you can sleep in and work out in the next day."
She should know, as her "Fit Travel Workout" DVD proves people can take their workout anywhere from the beaches of Mexico to Chicago and Beijing.
Her first favorite globe trotting exercise is a yoga move with a twist, the "wheel push-up" that works the arms and upper back and also give the abs a stretch.
You'll lay down, feet right under your knees. Flip the hands so your fingertips reach toward your shoelaces. Hands are right by your ears," says Glor. "And then you slowly come up into a bridge, then come up all the way onto the hands. And if you want an extra move, you add the push-ups."
Her next move is a side plank with a leg lift.
"I call this one 'wings, thighs and a six pack,' because you are working your wings, your thighs and your six pack," says Glor. "You're on your right elbow and forearm, you bend your bottom leg and then lift and lower the outer thigh."
To put a little cardio into one's travel time, try the jumping lunge series, which is good to do in smaller spaces like a guest room or hotel room.
"The jumping lunge series is helpful because you are doing cardio but toning your legs and then your arms," says Glor. "I have you do bicep curls, tricep kick-backs and then upper arm shoulder reaches. So you are working your whole body but your heart rate is really getting up there and you are going to start to sweat."
Hopefully with a workout like that, you can stay guilt-free all season long.