4 tips for Working Out While Travelling

4Workout-Tips-While-TravelWorking out while travelling may seem like an annoying chore to some, or may simply be part of your every day routine. If you can’t bring your gym equipment with you while you travel, pack a gym outfit (which can be super comfortable to wear on an airplane!) and get going at your destination.

Here are some simple workout routines you can do without any weights, machines, or gadgets.

Jess-Nancy-runGo for a run

Explore the city! If you get lost easily, only make right hand turns, or vice versa. Bonus is if you find a local park and jump on a set of monkey bars. This will work on your core strength. If running isn’t your thing, find a set of stairs and do laps on them. Run up as fast as you can, then back down.

Chinups on a tree branch

This will make you feel like a kid again, and I’m all about feeling and acting young as often as possible. This is so fun, it won’t even feel like working out. Mind you, I can probably do 3 and I’m done for. But hey, I’m workin’ on it ;)

Pushups, situps, lunges, burpees and one-legged squats

I think they’re all pretty self-explanatory and they don’t require weights. These were all the workouts we did while I had a CrossFit membership, and boy did they kick my butt.

More into stretching and yoga?

Hang out with the lights dimmed in your hotel room, or find a quiet park, stretch and do a bit of yoga to ease and relax your mind.

Nancy-Jess-JumpMy friend Jessica and I have teamed up to have a giveaway for our readers. We have a $100 gift card from Soybu, which is a yoga and athletic wear company, and to go along with that a $25 iTunes gift card to put some new music on that iPod of yours, to help you get going!

Giveaway is open to US residents age 18+ only.

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Questions for you:

Do you like to work out while you’re on vacation or travelling?

How do you stay fit on an everyday basis?

Do you listen to music while you workout?

When is the last time you did a workout, outside?

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Erin Condren Design


Erin Condren

I’m an old school organizer and am constantly writing things down on sheets of paper, on my calendar or in a scrap book. I’m not one to use my cell phone or computer’s calendar. I’m not going to show you what my calendar looks like since it has personal info on it, but it is quite organized! Which is why I’m telling you about I site I found recently. As a Graphic Designer I can totally appreciate what everyone has done to make the website what it is today. I love everything about it.

What I personally love on the site is the personalized weekly planners you can buy. All sorts of designs, all kinds of variety.

The marketing department at Erin Condren graciously gave me a $25.00 gift card to use on their website for my readers! One lucky person will be able to win this gift card and either put it towards something big, or personalize their own notepads and still have a few dollars left over. I also like the iPad stickers. There’s a ton to choose from, so have fun with it!

Just use the rafflecopter form below to enter the contest. Good luck all! Wish I could enter ;)

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Just in time for Black Friday

This is my first time working in conjunction with Well.ca, and they have graciously allowed me to host a giveaway for you guys! Just to give you a little run down, Well.ca is Canada’s largest online health, beauty, and baby products store. So basically an online place to shop for basic necessities, or … chocolate! You know I found that right away.  The site is designed to access things easily. For instance, you can navigate by brand, or even by medicine cabinet!

Well.ca would be optimal for people such as my Brother. He has a family of six, so his life is always incredibly busy with four children. Forgetting to purchasing things like q-tips, and hygiene products are often forgotten if they’re not on the grocery list. Well.ca is always available to shop online!

The best part about Well.ca is that it’s a Canadian company that has free shipping with no minimum orders to almost all locations in Canada. But we don’t forget about our American neighbors, there’s free shipping in the United States for orders over $99 Canadian. Well.ca also accept returns of unopened products up to 60 days after the date of purchase. Pretty exceptional service if you ask me!

As I stated above, I’m hosting a giveaway for you guys! It’ll be a $50 gift card to Well.ca. As I’m sure everyone knows, tomorrow is Black Friday. Well.ca has some very exciting promotions starting then and ending on Monday the 28th (Cyber Monday). During this time period, they’re giving  customers the option to choose 1 of 5 “free gifts” when they place an order of $100+. The gift options include chocolate, a very popular board game, natural cleaning products, teeth whitening products, and a beauty gift set. The gifts are valued between $25-40 each so this is a fantastic promotion for shopping for Christmas presents.

Once the promotion goes live tomorrow, all of the information will be available here: http://well.ca/blackfriday. If you make a purchase on Well.ca while the $50 giveaway is live,  you will still be entered to win the $50 as a credit-back on your order. So don’t hesitate to take advantage of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals!

How to enter?

Contest ends December 2, 2011

Good luck, and enter away!


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