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Happy June athletes!!!  Yes, June!  Summer is almost {officially} here and the season of summer vacation & travel is upon us!  To keep you moving and active while you’re on the road, we thought it was appropriate to repost a blog post from last May…Travel WODs!

Working out while traveling can super easy & will keep you on track!  When you’ve started your day with some movement, you’re more likely to make better food choices.  And even when you don’t, you don’t have to feel as guilty!

Here’s to a fit, happy, & active summer!


The temps outside are already feeling summer like here in the south & we’re getting a good sweat on daily at the box.  So whether the calendar says it’s officially summer or not, it’s pretty darn close!  Summertime for many means – lots of travel! Vacations, weddings, family get togethers, weekends at the lake….the list goes on.  Don’t let your summer travels wreck all the hard work you’ve been sweating for.  Here are some ideas for some Travel WODs while you’re away…

Shuck/Acuff family WOD at the Beach 2014

Browse the Internet!  The internet is a wealth of knowledge (and other scary things), but between Pinterest and Google, there’s lots of Travel WOD ideas…lots!

Keep It Simple Stupid!

Do you have a kettlebell at home?  Any dumbells?  Those tend to be relatively small & travel well (especially by car) so take them along on your next trip for any of the following movements:

  • KB: Swings, Clean & Presses, Snatches, Deadlifts, Sumo Deadlift High Pulls, Strict Press, Push Press, Push Jerks, Goblet Squats, Front Squats, Thrusters, Suitcase Carries, Farmer’s Carries (if 2), Waiter’s Walks, Weighted Walking Lunges, Step-ups (with make-shift box), etc
  • Dumbbells: see all of the above, man makers (if 2), etc

If you don’t have any “equipment”, it’s fine, you really don’t need any!  All you really need is your body:

  • Air Squats (jump squats, pistols, tempo)
  • Plank (elbow, push-up, side, hollow)
  • Lunges (jumping lunges, skater lunges)
  • Sprints
  • Jumps (vertical, tuck, make-shift box)
  • Pushups (hand release, handstand, incline, plyo)
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Burpees
  • Sit-ups (tuck sits)
  • Floor Conditioning (hollow holds/rocks, arch holds/rocks, superman/back extensions)

Get creative!  Use the space where you are – hotel, beach, lake, etc & go explore what’s around you.  You can do intervals, AMRAPS, rounds, descending or ascending ladders, go on a jog & stop every 2 minutes to do a bodyweight movement, go for a swim, etc.  The possibilities are endless!

If you try out a good travel WOD, be sure to post it to our CFP FB page so other’s can share in your fun.  Don’t let summer travel keep you from getting your WOD on!  Happy sweating athletes 🙂

Michelle Shuck

Michelle Shuck

CFP Owner/Coach

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