Khloe Kardashian always finds time to work out as she’s jetsetting around the world. But for those of us without access to trainers or gyms after hours, here are some easy exercises to do in your hotel room.
Juliet Kaska is a celebrity trainer who has worked with Karlie Kloss, Kerry Washington, Ali Larter, Kate Walsh, Pink and many more — read her top 5 tips for staying slim on vacation below! To hear more about the Khloe Kardashian butt conspiracy, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
Juliet tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively:
“Tip & Trick #1:
First off, “Your Trainer Travels” — in this day and age there is no need for a trainer to be right with you in order to get a good workout. I train many clients via Skype or even FaceTime while they are out of town. If you don’t have a trainer, you can look for trainers who, like me, offer Skype Training. Or, download one the amazing apps out there for fitness, or sign up for an online fitness membership like PilatesAnytime.com or ToneItUp.com.
Tip & Trick #2:
“It’s A Shoe Thing” — Be prepared to workout when you travel — pack the workout outfit with as much thought as the rest of your attire. Don’t get to your destination and remember you forgot to pack workout clothing. Bring 1 pair of great supportive shoes that are a call to action for you. I always pack my Vionic Tourney Walkers. They double as a perfect workout shoe and are uber cute for walking around whatever city I have landed in. Also, be prepared with at least two workout outfits. Alternate wearing one and washing & hang drying one every other day.”
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“Tip & Trick #3:
“Mobile Gym” — You don’t have to fit your treadmill, free weights and BOSU in your carry-on to get a good workout in your hotel room. Instead, buy small, and very light weight fitness equipment to sneak in your suitcase. I often have my clients bring an exercise band to use with a door hinge, a 16” ball (you blow up upon arrival) and a cuff band. You can get a full-body workout without any of these items, but with them, you will have more diversity and fun in your hotel room.
Tip & Trick #4:
“Book it Baby”– Plan where you are staying. Book a hotel that has a fitness center in it. If, for whatever reason, you have to stay at a specific hotel without a gym, call the hotel before you leave and ask them what they provide for fitness. Many hotels today have programs with a gym nearby, which is either free or discounted for their guests.
Tip & Trick #5:
“Transform Your Room” — Before you arrive, call ahead and ask them to remove the food from your mini bar. If you are on a weight loss regimen and weighing yourself is part of your program, ask them to put a body weight scale in your room. Now once you arrive, take in your room — observe what is there. Every room is going to have a bed, a desk and / or dresser, a chair or couch, and most likely an ottoman and a minibar. Now squint your eyes if you need, but what do those pieces of furniture look like in your gym? What exercises could you do with them? No, do not do an overhead press with the desk! But you could do your spine mat work on your bed. Do dips off the chair. How about using the ottoman or the side of the couch as a workout bench? You could do incline pushups on the edge of the desk. If there is low coffee table, you could do raised lunges, with one foot on the ground and one foot on the coffee table.”
Are Juliet’s workout tips helpful? Will you try them on your next vacation?
— Dory Larrabee Zayas