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Travel Series: Fitness on the Road


Get in a good workout while you’re on the go with exercises you can do anywhere – no gym required.

Consider these tips for every stage of your trip: from what to pack, to staying active while in transit, to simple exercises and stretches to keep you active while you’re away from home.

What to pack

Merrithew instructor Sarah Jarvis recommends these lightweight and multipurpose pieces of equipment. They’re compact enough to fit in a carry-on suitcase.

On the road

Add some activity to your pit stop with stretches that target muscle groups prone to tightening when you’re on the road: shoulders, hips and waist.

In the air

These stretches reduce muscle tension that can develop during air travel. They’re as easy to do in an airport lounge as they are to do while seated in a plane.

By the pool

These poolside exercises will help you keep your muscles taut without interfering much with your time off.

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