Holiday Travel Ahead? This 10 Minute No-Excuse Workout Will Save You!

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By: Chris Freytag, CPT // November 19, 2023


Nothing can derail exercise plans faster than holiday travel plans. The good news is there are tons of exercises you can do anywhere, even in your hotel room. Try this 10 minute hotel approved no-excuse travel workout to stay on track this holiday season!

You don’t need ANY equipment and it doesn’t take much space.

These five simple cardio and strength moves will give you everything you need to burn calories and build muscle. So take this along and bon voyage!

Here’s the plan:

  • Go through each exercise as directed. In 10 minutes, you will have a complete cardio and strength workout.
  • If you’re feeling especially motivated, go through it a second time for a 20-minute fat blast!

Here are five exercises you can do anywhere, even in your hotel room.



1. Butt Kicks

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A) Start standing tall and bring one heel off the floor towards your glutes, the opposite hand comes up towards you shoulder like running arms, then switch to the other side.

B) This exercise is working your hamstrings so you should feel this in the glutes and the back of the legs as you pull the heel in.

Perform for 1 minutes slow, then 1 more minute hard and fast until you’re breathless.

2. Push-Up Punch

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A) Begin in a plank position with your shoulders over your wrists, your feet together, and your body in a straight line.

B) Keeping your body straight, bend your arms to lower your body toward the floor.

C) Straighten your arms to push your body back up into plank position as you punch your right arm forward.  Return your hand to the floor, lower back to the bottom of your push-up and repeat on the opposite side.

Try for 12-15  push-ups.  If you are struggling, drop to your knees to finish.

3. Power Skips

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A) Start standing with feet hip distance apart.

B) Lift up one knee as high as it will go and raise the opposite arm. Jump straight up and switch sides forming a skip. Continue alternating arms and legs.

Perform for 1 minute slow, then 1 more minute hard and fast until you are breathless.

4. Kick Through Lunge

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A) Stand tall with your feet hip distance apart. Take a large step backward with the right foot and lower your body toward the floor. Both legs should be bent at a 90-degree angle at the bottom of the lunge.

B) Straighten your left leg and kick your right foot forward to hip height or higher if possible.

Perform for 1 minute with right foot kicking through and  1 minute with left foot kicking through. No break in between.

5. Army Crawl Plank

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A) Begin in a plank position with your shoulders over your wrists, your feet together, and your body in a straight line.

B) Bend your left arm so that it is now in forearm plank position.

C) Then bend your right arm so you are in a full forearm plank position.

D) Lift your left hand and place it on the mat directly below your shoulder as you push through your palm to lift yourself.

E) As you reach the top, place your right palm on the floor under your right shoulder and push back into a full plank.  Repeat, leading with the right arm.

Try to go for one full minute. Keep your hips steady by tightening your abdominals the entire time.

If you have time and want more, take a drink and a breather, and then repeat!

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Of course, the truth is that everyone had to start as a beginner at one time. That’s why we created this beginner strength training guide for women.

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After age 50, our metabolism can slow down due to lifestyle habits. However, with the right knowledge and effort, it is possible to boost metabolism even at this stage of life.

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