Apart from traveling the world another big passion of mine is health and fitness. I mean your body is your temple after all. Most of us live busy lives and just because you are on the move doesn’t mean that your fitness and exercise routine has to be put on hold. That’s why I assembled a list of the 20 best travel workout equipment items that you can have for your home or take with you on the road.
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Quick List of the Best Travel Workout Equipment
Travel Exercise Equipment
The TRX System is bodyweight suspension training at its best. Train your upper body, lower body and core with this piece of travel workout equipment.
You can use this workout equipment at the gym, at home or take it with you on the road. This portable gym that sets up in seconds anytime and anywhere. It’s fully adjustable, one size-fits all, comes with a handy door mount and packs down for convenient carry in a travel size bag.
This is one of my favorite pieces of exercise equipment to take with my on the road. With hundreds of full body exercises this travel exercise equipment is very versatile and I especially love it for my upper body.
Collapsable Foam Roller
A Collapsible Foam Roller is one of the best muscle recovery fitness equipment. It is ergonomically designed to target tension and soreness but due to their oversized, elongated shape traveling with one has always been a challenge until now.
This piece of travel exercise equipment collapses flat between every single use and can quickly expand to an industry-standard size pithing seconds. Just because you are on the move doesn’t mean your muscle recovery has to be on the back burner.
The Exerbell may be my favorite piece of travel exercise equipment probably because I train with kettlebells on a regular basis. Pack the softshell bell with water or sand to the weight you desire, roll the top down, buckle it tight, and you’re ready to start your workout.
This travel kettlebell is a versatile and effective tool that aids you in a wide range of exercises, so you can target an area where you need more strength or get down on some full-body workouts to maintain strength and endurance. Best of all, it packs down flat and fits anywhere, sliding easily into any suitcase when you need to take your fitness routine with you on the road.
Garmin Fitness Watch
If you are looking for something less expensive than the Apple Watch that doesn’t look like a fitness watch, then opt for the Garmin Hybrid Smartwatch. The Garmin fitness watch is a wonderful travel companion and my go to pieces of travel fitness equipment.
It will keep you on time no matter what time zone you are in. Not only does it look classy, it also tracks your steps, respiration, menstrual cycle, stress, sleep, estimated heart, hydration and more.
Staying in shape on the road doesn’t mean that you have to get intense workouts in everyday. Something as simple as exploring a city on foot is a great way to stay in shape while traveling. This watch tracks your steps so you will know how many margaritas you can splurge on at dinner.
Collapsable Water Bottle
The Nomader Collapsable Water Bottle is portable and a necessary travel fitness item. It rolls up for compact travel, loops around your wrist for easy carry and attaches to your bag for quick access.
Staying hydrated is key and always having clean, purified water when you travel is a must especially if you are traveling through third world countries. A collapsable water bottle is also a long haul flight essential.
Core + Upper Body Training Kit
Train like a champion with this portable resistance band kit, built to activate your core and upper body. Maximizing the most out of your muscles, the Core + Upper Body Training Kit includes everything you need to build functional strength in your core, arms, shoulders, and back.
This compact travel workout kit packs away in a snap for storage at home, and includes a travel bag for bringing the benefits on the road with you. I mean Tom Brady uses these resistance bands…it’s time to level up.
Running Shoes are the easiest form of exercise on the go. Lace up your shoes and hit the streets or trails. Running is a great way to get to know a city.
Not only does it blast major calories but it gets you familiar with your surroundings and the lay of the land. Early morning runs are great because its cooler in temperature, there are less people out and is my definition of fitness travel.
A Jump Rope is a great piece of workout equipment for travel. 10 minutes of skipping jump rope is equivalent to 30 minutes of jogging, 40 minutes of swimming and 50 minutes of yoga.
These portable, small accessories don’t take up much room in your carry-on luggage and can provide a heart pumping workout at last minutes notice. Plus you can jump rope anywhere at anytime.
These Core Sliders are the best travel workout equipment for a great core workout. The Sliders introduce a balance and stability challenge to every movement, which forces you to engage your core muscles
These pieces of travel exercise equipment are convenient for so many reasons. They are small, light, compact and portable, which makes it easy to travel with. Perfect for the person constantly on the go or for athletes who like to workout when they travel. Fits easily into a backpack, purse, and/or carry-on.
Sandbags are the ultimate pieces of portable gym equipment for a full body workout. Simple to use, just fill the bag with sand and easily change the intensity of the weight ranging from 10 to 40 pounds. This makes this heavy duty sandbag suitable for multiple fitness levels.
This fitness weights sandbag is equipped with 8 handles to provide a variety of grip options for your workout. Use the sandbags to engage your core and target multiple muscle groups. Washes easy in the machine and efficient to store when you are on the road or at home.
Ankle Weights are a great way to add more resistance to your daily workout. Easily velcro them onto your ankles perfect for walking, jogging, core strength training, aerobics or gym.
These ankle weights can be adjusted from 1-3 lbs depending on your fitness level. The small and compact size make them easy to travel with.
Take the “work” out of your workouts at home or on the road with this innovative Fitness Dice. No need for dumbbells, bands or equipment.
These seven wooden cubes require only your body weight and your determination to work out. Every roll leads to one of 45,000 possible routines. This is a great gift for fitness enthusiast and suitable for all experience levels.
A fitness Running Belt is perfect if you are the type of traveler who likes to explore an area by going for a run. This workout running accessory will hold all your important things like cell phone, credit cards, ID, money, car keys or room keys. Keep your hands free and mind at ease knowing your belongings are easily accessible.
If you are looking to increase your speed and improve your balance then an Agility Ladder is the perfect piece of travel workout equipment. Simply place the fitness ladder on the ground and get moving. Plus the agility ladder comes with a carrying bag, which is very convenient for you to train anytime anywhere.
Foldable Travel Yoga Mat
The Foldable Travel Yoga Mat is a mega-foldable, lightweight mat. Crafted from tree rubber and microfiber made from recycled plastic bottles, the earth-friendly design is extra grippy and absorbent like a towel and mat in one.
It rolls up super thin like a pair of leggings. Be able to have a travel workout no equipment exercise with this travel yoga mat. Machine washable and able to travel with you in a suitcase or backpack.
Resistance Bands will be your partner in crime for any exercise you want to tackle. Perfect for low-impact training, rehabilitation, stretching and mobility, these lightweight and easily packable bands will help you push and pull your way through anything.
The resistance bands take up literally no space and the set ranges from extra light to heavy for more resistance.
Stretch Out Strap
A Stretch Out Strap is a great piece of workout equipment for pre-workout or post-workout. The stretch out strap allows for greater flexibility, improved range of motion, enhanced muscle recovery and reduced risk of injury.
This piece of travel exercise equipment is easy to pack and carry as you travel around. Just remember warming up and cooling down are just as important as the actual workout itself.