How to Stay Fit While Living a Location Independent Lifestyle

Over the last 15 months, through trial and error, we discovered how to stay healthy while living a location independent lifestyle.

Every few months we move to another location. This change often creates havoc to our sleeping, working and exercise schedules.

We partnered with our friend and personal trainer from the Wellness Bucket last year to create some workouts for us whether we were traveling or staying put in a location. Location independent simply means we are not tied living in one place, we travel often a month or two at a time. We also no longer have gym memberships, and we use what we have available where we are  to perform our workouts, like a running track, fitness room, living room, yoga mat, or weights.

Mike prepared exercises for us on our new journey by asking us three big questions:
1. What are our goals?

Our goals were to increase our energy to stay focused, for Troy to lose weight and for me- I wanted to tone and strengthen- improve my cardio, and improve my posture (given I have had 20 good years of hunching over a computer in my corporate life)

2. What are our commitments?

We have a lofty goal to work out every day each week. After 15 months of practice, we are happy to report that we average at least 4-5 days per week.

3. What are our resources?

Our resources for working out change with each location. Sometimes we don’t have a good spot to run, other living environments we don’t have room to drop down and do pushups. Our different workouts reflected on our limitations. We also recently added a set of Monkii Bars to our workouts. These are excellent tools to get a good upper body strength workout, and they are fun to use.

Some of our key findings from our 15 months of a new workout regime:

1. The positive consequences- Amazing things happen when we workout and you’re treating your body well. We have the energy and focus to add-back into our business. We both notice it. That influences us to continue it because we have way more energy to hike, and explore when we travel.

2. 15 minutes that is it- If you’re given a workout that only 10-15 minutes long, it’s relly tough to find a reason not to perform it. I’ve tried.

3. Accountability is huge – Knowing that at some point during the day you’re going to be getting a text or email from Mike always keeps us motivated. The guy’s been such a huge supporter of everything we do there’s part of me that doesn’t want to let him down so get your ass in gear and work out.

What are your experiences with setting up a workout routine?

How have you managed to continue despite travel, schedules, and priorities?

If you are looking for more Travel Workouts while on the road, here is one of our favorites. 

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About the Author Troy

Troy is an ex-TV editor and producer originally from Canada. He quit his 20+ year career to pursue a life of long-term, slow and transformative travel. Now with his wife Dorene, he helps people who want to redefine their midlife by making conscious changes at TravelLifeExperiences. He also works with travel and hospitality brands to create and share their video stories at TravelLifeMedia.com

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