Fitness on the go

Staying Fit on the Go: Your Guide to Travel Workouts and Why EMS is Your Secret Weapon

Traveling is fun. Traveling is a chance to broaden your horizons, immerse yourself in new cultures, and create unforgettable memories. But let’s be honest, keeping up with your fitness routine can feel like an afterthought amidst the whirlwind of exploring new places and indulging in local eats. Between navigating unfamiliar streets and squeezing in all the must-see sights, fitting in a workout can be a challenge. But fear not, travel warriors! There’s a new fitness offering in many towns.

Traditional travel-friendly fitness tips:

  • Embrace bodyweight exercises. Bodyweight exercises like squats, lunges, push-ups, planks, and burpees require no equipment and offer a fantastic full-body workout if you can make them challenging enough (think more single leg squats for example). You can find tons of free bodyweight workout routines online that cater to different fitness levels.
  • Hotel options: Most hotels have a fitness center, so take advantage of it! Even a short workout is better than none. If your hotel gym is lacking, ask the front desk for fitness equipment rental options.
  • Sightseeing with a twist: Turn sightseeing into a fitness adventure. Explore a new city on foot, take the stairs whenever possible, or rent bikes to zip around. Pack your walking shoes and embrace the opportunity to explore while getting your steps in.
  • Embrace the outdoors: Hiking, swimming, kayaking, or simply taking a brisk walk in nature are fantastic ways to stay active while enjoying the outdoors.

Introducing WB-EMS: Your travel workout game changer

Now, let’s talk about the biggest travel-fitness hack for staying fit on the go: Whole-body electrical muscle stimulation (WB-EMS). This innovative training method uses electrical impulses to stimulate muscle contractions, providing a comprehensive and efficient workout in a shorter time compared to traditional workouts. We covered the equivalence of what a 20-minute WB-EMS session is to traditional workout methods in this previous blog.

Here’s why WB-EMS is perfect for travelers:

  • Travel light: Out of all the benefits WB-EMS offers this one might be the most important for travelers. Given the fees airlines are charging for luggage, you’ll be able to leave your sneakers and fitness attire behind. WB-EMS sessions can be done barefoot and you’ll be wearing a base layer the EMS studio will provide. 
  • Quick and effective workouts: Achieve a full-body workout in just 20 minutes! This is perfect for busy travel schedules where your time will be better-spent sightseeing and enjoying the local food and shops. 
  • Deep muscle activation: WB-EMS reaches deeper muscle layers that traditional exercises might miss, helping improve muscle tone and strength. This means you could just get one or two EMS workouts for a full week of traveling. 
  • Reduced impact: EMS fitness is a low-impact training method, ideal for those with joint pain or injuries who still want to maintain fitness while traveling.
  • Don’t break the bank: Most WB-EMS studios will offer a first EMS session at a discount. Take advantage of the offer, but please at least leave a positive review for the business.

Prepare your trip:

Take some time to search on Google Maps to see if there are any WB-EMS studios in the city you’re visiting. EMS fitness is becoming more popular every day so chances are you will find an EMS studio in all the major cities. If you can’t find a studio you will most likely find a concierge EMS personal trainer that can come train you at your hotel or airbnb. 

Remember, consistency is key! With a little planning and WB-EMS by your side, you can maintain your fitness routine and return from your travels feeling energized and ready to tackle anything.

If you’re traveling to California, we have concierge EMS personal trainers in Los Angeles and San Diego counties. If you’re coming to Orange County for a conference or traveling through Newport Beach come by our studio for a discounted first session 😉

We hope to see you soon at our flagship Newport Beach location: 

419 E 17th Street, Costa Mesa, CA, 92627.

If you want to try an EMS, please make an appointment to book an intro session at our Newport Beach studio or contact us at


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