This article was contributed by Mike Manning (mikemanningmusings.blogspot.com), who found us on the web.  He emailed us saying how much he liked our website and philosophy.  As a fitness enthusiast himself, Mike wanted to share his thoughts and asked if we would re-publish one of his articles.  At Nimble Fitness we believe in sharing the message of happiness, love, health and well being.  If you would like to contribute to our Nimble Fitness blog, email Antonio at antonio@nimblefitness.com.  For all you travelers out there check out Mike Manning’s article below.

More business travelers are seeking ways to stay healthy when they travel, and more hotels and airports are taking big steps to provide better fitness amenities to those travelers. If you have had a hard time sticking to your fitness routine when you travel for business, there are a few ways you can prepare to make your fitness goals a reality when you travel.

Going Abroad, for instance, is a world travel website that offers exceptional tips for people who engage in both domestic and international travel.  If you do travel overseas for business, it is even more important to maintain a healthy fitness schedule. Overseas travel means long flights–and this can lead to headaches, dehydration, cramped muscles and sore backs. By using a site like Going Abroad you can arrive at your international business functions physically and mentally prepared.

Many airports that are now providing contemporary workout facilities for people who want to stay healthy while traveling. San Francisco International Airport and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, for example, both offer some excellent exercise options.  At San Francisco Airport, you can take advantage of modern yoga/Zen room; the airport also offers a traveler-friendly walking trail. With a quick search on an airport’s website for amenities, you can make plans to get in a workout between flights.

In addition to preparing for that long flight, an article in Men’s Health magazine recommends doing thorough research of hotels before you book. According to MH, it is relatively easy to book a hotel that has an outdated fitness center that basically consists of a few old-fashioned workout machines in a cramped space. It’s wise to call hotels in advance and ask specific questions about their fitness amenities. If a modern gym is simply not available, you can always fall back on morning runs around the district you are staying in to get your blood pumping at the beginning of each day.

On a recent trip of mine, I wanted to make sure I was staying in a hotel with a gym that was up to date. I found a travel review website online that listed the top hotels in San Francisco. I was able to read about all of their amenities and chose one that was suitable for me. A little bit of research and preparation before your trip goes a long way!

_Mike Manning

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