How To Exercise While Traveling In An RV? Staying Active On The Road

Are you own an RV and looking for ways how to exercise while traveling in an Rv? This article can help you in finding the best tips for staying fit while traveling by RV.

Hitting the road in your RV can be an exciting time for you – regardless of whether that’s for a few weeks, months, or an entire year. And that means that fitness might not be your number one priority, as there are other more pressing and stressful matters to consider before going on your trip. 

With that said a lot of dedicated RVers tend to complain about gaining the “RV 15” during their time on the road, especially if it’s for a longer period, like one or two years.

If you’re a newbie on the road and you want to stay fit, you need to plan and practice. So, if you want some help figuring all that out, then this article is just for you.

We will go over what you can do to stay active while traveling in an RV, what kind of equipment you might need, and how often you should do it. 

So without stalling any further, let’s get started.

What You Can Do to Stay Active While Travelling in an RV?

Roadtripping with an RV typically means you will have access to a ton of outdoor activity. And so, if you plan on staying active during your travels, you can go ahead and plan a list of activities you want to engage in.

That can include swimming in lakes, taking hikes, walking around interesting landscapes, and even biking and running. 

By doing so, you will not only be able to stay in shape but also enjoy a ton of beautiful views and breathtaking sceneries that you otherwise wouldn’t have had the opportunity to enjoy.

Along with that, staying outside for longer periods of time and enjoying the sun and fresh air will do wonders for your mental health, as staying stuck in an RV for hours on end can start to feel daunting. 

Along with the many outdoor activities, you can also do other workouts such as plyometrics, pilates, and gymnastics, just as long as you have the right kind of equipment packed. 

Another option for exercising while on the road is staying at RV parks. Typically, they might have a gym or a swimming pool, and some even offer yoga classes.

Having this many options might make it easier for you to exercise regularly, as you won’t have to spend that much time planning and thinking about what exercise to do. 

If your stays at RV parks last for more than a day or two, you can also find jogging spots around the facility and also look for gyms in the town you’re currently in.

Many RVers buy a national gym membership that can be used across multiple locations in the country, so they’re able to train all year round. And if you’re into fitness classes, you can also look for a barre or spin class nearby. 

What Kind of Fitness Equipment Should You Get?

Regardless of whether you’re staying at an RV park or traveling across multiple locations, packing the right gym equipment might make establishing a new exercise routine that much easier.  Our list of must-have items includes: 

  • Suspension training straps (TRX)
  • Fitness mat
  • Resistance bands
  • Jump rope
  • Running shoes
  • Adjustable dumbbells
  • Rain jacket
  • Foam roller
  • Swimsuit and glasses

As you might have noticed, most of these items are relatively small and will easily fit into a suitcase, so you don’t have to worry all that much about them taking up a ton of space. With that said, having them at your disposal will make it that much easier for you to do various kinds of training sessions that are always fun and in line with your mood.

Challenges You Need to Consider

We have to mention that even packing all the right tools and equipment won’t make your exercise routine on the road a smooth and easy thing to do.

Regardless of how prepared you are, there are some challenges that you might have to face and that you need to be on the watch out for. 

The first one (and the biggest) is the weather conditions. If your RV isn’t that big and you don’t have the opportunity to workout indoors, you essentially rely on having good weather for your workouts.

And so that means that if there’s cold, dust, heat, humidity, rain, or wind – that could deter you from sticking to the predesigned and planned training regime.

One way to mitigate that risk and be more prepared is to come up with easy and effective workouts that don’t require that much space – that could be a pilates or yoga session or jumping rope. 

Another thing you need to consider is the lack of predictability – when you’re on the road, you rarely have the same timed schedule as when you’re at home working.

Any kind of disaster on the road can slow you down for hours and leave you with no time to fit in a workout. That’s why our suggestion is that on travel days, you plan a workout in advance and ideally before you depart – that way, you will be 100% certain that you will stick to your plan.

Tips for Training on The Road 

Finding the desire and motivation to work out while traveling can be tough. But there are some things you can do to make the task easier for yourself.

For example, one way to go about regular workouts is to find a travel buddy who’s also into fitness and to plan exercise activities together – not only are you more likely to stick to your plan when you know someone depends on you, but the workouts are likely to be a lot more interesting as well. 

Another tip for motivation is to set a specific goal to train for – that can be increasing your strength or running a 10k. 

Before You Leave

As difficult as it may sound, training while traveling in an RV is possible. It all depends on you and how motivated you are to stay in shape and fit, even as you take on a major road trip.

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