Don’t Let Traveling Stop Your Workouts!

Balancing a daily workout with your job, personal life and family is a constant struggle.  This can be especially difficult if you are required to travel for work.  But, traveling can be fun.  You get to see lots of different cities and the best part is that you don’t have to sacrifice your workout program.  With the daily stress that we all face in our day-to-day events, exercising is a very effective medicine to keep your mind sharp and your body healthy to fight off illness and fatigue.  In turn, making us better employees!  Take a look at some of the helpful tips I’ve noted below that will surely help you maintain or jumpstart your fitness program.

Outdoor Workout:  If you can’t find the time to hit the gym or want to avoid those long-term memberships…go for an exhilarating run or walk along the trails in your city.  That will get your endorphins going first thing in the morning and pumped for the days grind at work!  I prefer going for an early morning run while mixing in the circuit below.  All you need is a picnic bench and a positive attitude. It’s a great way to get to know your area too!

Space-saver Circuit:  This doesn’t involve any equipment, just your own body weight.  Start with a short warm-up, by doing jumping jacks for three minutes.  Then do one set of 10-50 reps (depending on your current fitness level) of push-ups, alternating lunges, dips, squats and sit-ups/crunches. If you’re up for it, repeat the circuit two or three times.  I like to do a descending pyramid of 50-40-30-20-10 of the above exercises. Believe me, this will really get your heart rate up and work your muscles.

Remember to be prepared to try different routines and exercises when you travel.  You’ll have to be flexible.  If the hotel gym or area you are staying isn’t accommodating to your normal routine…try the tips I’ve mentioned above.  Changing up your normal workout routine is actually a good thing.  Happy travels!


Steve Stamm, Branch Manager - Rehab Therapy
Steve Stamm, Branch Manager - Rehab Therapy

Steve Stamm has been working for Aureus Medical since December 2005. He started working in the Imaging Division as an Account Manager where he learned the craft and skill of being an effective recruiter. From there became a team lead in the Imaging Division, and then promoted to a Branch Manager position in the Nursing Division. As supply and demand have changed, he moved to his current position as a Rehab Therapy Branch Manager. What he enjoys the most about his job is the relationships that he’s made while recruiting. He says its amazing how close of a relationship you can develop over the phone with employees. In his free time, he likes to golf, run and workout. He has a background in professional baseball which has always kept the fire alive to stay in shape…just in case he gets that call up to the majors!


  1. I try to find a Y or a gym with fitness classes that fit my schedule but my current assignment didn’t offer anything that works. My husband and dog walk me about 2 miles every morning (meaning when I get up, depending on the shift I work) and then I use DVDs to continue the workout at home. I have a small step for step aerobics (my personal favorite) and 4, 8 and 10 lb hand weights for toning. I try to get my workout in first before I do anything else, make it a priority.

  2. They get me out there! Especially when I’m working nights, I lose my motivation.

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