How to fitness on vacation:


How to fitness on vacation:

Vacation is ahhhh v a c a t i o n!

It is completely and totally meant to be a time to unwind, relax, not “watch the clock” so to speak. 

This could mean a break from fitness also. A true rest and reset for the body. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that and we highly encourage it from time to time. Sometimes a week away is the only time that forces you to do that. And, in that case, kick your feet up! 

Although for some, vacation may actually be the best time to get a few workouts in. With a more relaxed schedule, help with kids, or activities that can occupy the kids, it can be a best case scenario for you to get in some fitness. 

For Mike and I, working full time in the gym, we have always found it refreshing (and slightly more enjoyable) to workout on vacation. We’re not as burned out from hours of clients or classes and we’re not as rushed from the jam packed schedules of balancing work and kids like we are at home. Our one rule of thumb though: we never stress over how long or how little a workout takes us. If it takes 15 minutes, great. Something is better than nothing. If it takes us an hour while wiping tushies, changing diapers, and getting snacks, so be it too. No stress.

For the purpose of this post, we’d like to bring you a handful of workouts that we scattered across our vacation this summer. Three of which required at most a pair of dumbbells and the rest completely bodyweight. All of which, easily can be fit in in under an hour.

For your next vacation or even work travel, head back to this post for a few ideas! 


“Simply Brutal”

5 Rounds Of:

20 Burpees

20 Alt DB Snatch 50/35

Rest 1:00 between rounds


5 rounds of:

10 Tempo Front Squat (3 second down + 3 second up – gets really hard even with light weight)

15 Bench Jump Overs

10 Renegade Push Ups (1 row + 1 row + 1 push up = 1 rep)

Suggested weights:


20’s-35’s (w)

“Carousel Ride”

6 rounds of:

1:00 Push Press combo*

1:00 Jump Lunges 

1:00 V-Ups

1:00 Sprawling Bench Rainbows**

1:00 Rest 

*push press R + push press L + dbl dB push press = 1 rep

**from a standing position, drop to a plank next to your bench, then place hands on the bench and jump feet over in the motion of a rainbow to the other side of the bench and repeat.


Florida Heat #1:

10 Rounds Of:

10 Burpees

:45 Tread Water

15 Air Squats 

Florida Heat #2:

5 Big Rounds Of:

3 Rounds Of:

:30 Wall Supported Pool Kicks

:30 Jumping Pool Dips 


30 Butterfly Sit Ups 

Florida Heat #3:

35:00 AMRAP

8 Hand Release Burpee

28 Lunges

8 Deep End Squat Jumps

28 Glute Bridges 

Florida Heat #4:

5 Rounds Of:

20 Jump Squats

10 Plank Walk Push Up

1:00 Pool Jumping Jacks

1:00 Pool Alt Pec and Rear Flys 

Florida Heat #5:

Every 5:00 for 30:00

10 Burpee Pop Ups

20 Step Ups

10 Burpee Pop Ups

Swim laps until time is up