Checked baggage is a multi-billion-dollar business for the airlines. And, yet, it’s hard to fit everything you need into one carry-on bag – especially if you’re planning on working out on your trip. So, what can business travelers do if they want to pack light? Since I speak to audiences on this topic, I recently interviewed 65 executives, and frequent travelers, about how they stay in shape (without overpacking) for the upcoming third edition of my book, How to Stay Healthy & Fit on the Road. Just check out some of the tips I received from these fit business travel executives who pack light:
Rinse & Repeat
I sleep in my workout clothes so I’m ready to work out in the morning. No excuses! Afterwards, I just rinse and repeat.
~Anissa Zabriskie, HR Manager, Dow Chemical, Boston
Pack a Swim Suit
I try to book a hotel with a pool. It’s easier to pack a bathing suit than workout clothes and sneakers.
~ Jaime Schwartz Cohen MS, RD; SVP, Director of Nutrition at Ketchum Public Relations
Just Pack Walking Shoes
I frequently travel to our Nestlé Headquarters in Switzerland and I choose to stay at a hotel one-to-two miles from the office. Instead of taking the bus or cab through the Village of Vevey, I walk. Not only does walking clear my mind before and after a long work day, it allows me to get some needed exercise and a chance to enjoy some terrific scenery.
~ Mike Grammar, Managing Director – Commercial Excellence, Nestlé Purina North America
Leave the Running Shoes Behind
I love the J&J Official 7-minute Workout app. You can do the entire workout in the privacy of your room in your underwear, and you don’t need to pack workout clothes or shoes.
~ Matthew Schoenthaler, Vice President Sales & Business Development at Retrofit
Go Au Naturel
I practice yoga in my room – naked. There’s nothing more motivating than doing Downward Dog (pose) without any clothes on.
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