How to stay on track while traveling
Whether it’s work, holiday or the holidays, it can be a real challenge to maintain your wellness routine while on the road. After years of touring with artists via bus, train and plane here are some ways I keep my good thing going:
Stay at a wellness based hotel that gets you
EVEN hotels has an extensive in-room workout build out that includes a resistance tower, medicine ball, yoga mat, block and a video catalogue of in-room programs. Whether it’s a quick 10 minute burn out to jump start your day or an evening wind down of restorative yoga, it’s all at your fingertips. I stayed at EVEN NYC and Seattle and couldn’t be more impressed by their commitment to helping travelers maintain their healthy lifestyles.
Explore via foot
The oldest trick in my book came from one specific European festival tour I went on with Ceelo Green. We were in and out of cities I only dreamed of visiting within 24 hours. I’d make it a priority to research the best coffee within a 1 mi radius of our hotel and wake up, lace up and jog to it before the bus took off. I loved waking up with the locals and experiencing each city on my own.
Find a couple supplements you like
Anticipate that you will not make veggie and protein intake a priority while you are on the road and pack some supplements to make up for it. I pack a greens powder, lots of Vitamin C and a reusable water bottle to shake it all up every morning.
Try Intermittent Fasting.
Intermittent fasting (IF) was everywhere in 2018. People love it because it’s about when you eat, not what. Find extensive information about it here, but the basic “rule” is eat within an 8 hour window and fast the remaining 16 hours of the day. I tried IF for three weeks and it successfully got me through the dangerous time between Thanksgiving and Christmas without feeling like I had totally lost the wellness plot. While I ultimately decided it wasn’t a long term lifestyle for me, I did enjoy it as a tool to stay on track and still enjoy the special foods and events that surrounded me. Vacation is not a time to say no to carbs, cuz what is Italy without pasta and New York without pizza?
Hotel gyms are not like they used to be.
I used to think of hotel gyms as sad and dusty elliptical graveyards, but more hotels and resorts are making state of the art fitness facilities a priority. I was floored when I visited EVEN Hotel Midtown New York City’s gym and found two Peloton bikes. On demand classes from the best trainers in the business including two of my fellow Adidas ambassadors Robin and Ally, what a treat.
Pack travel safe food
While exploring a new booming metropolis is awesome, sometimes you’re not so lucky and end up in the middle of nowhere with few non-fast food resources surrounding you. Think ahead and pack certain easy travel foods and whip up some in-room healthy meals. Here and here are two entries on mini meals and snacks that travel well.
Find a run club or local fitness crew!
Most major cities have run clubs with weekly schedules that they post online or on social media. Most are free and you’ll meet new, likeminded people who could refer you to the best (local) spots in town. I may be partial, but my LA favorite is Kong Fit Club :) To the right is a photo of my NYC KFC at EVEN Hotels Midtown East. We met up, took a spin class and recovered with delicious EVEN Hotel smoothies on their deck, so fun to make friends across the country.
This blog entry was sponsored by EVEN Hotels but the views are 100% my own.
Photos taken by Sophie Sahara at and around EVEN Hotel Midtown East.