Sunday, December 11, 2011

Travel Friendly Holiday Fitness Tips

The best holidays are those where you don't leave your exercise routine behind. I have included a few tips for essential items to take with you when traveling for the holidays (or to add to your Christmas list) to keep you fit and healthy all through the holidays!

Nike Legend Slim Training Pant. $70

These pants are by far the best I have ever worn, they fit amazingly well around the back-side and don't bunch up or show off unnecessary skin while performing complex movements. By far my favorite pant! Plus, they are part of Nike's Better World campaign and are made out of at least 10 recycled water bottles! 

 Nike Victory Shape Sports Top. $37.97 at

This Tank is so versatile, it is perfect for yoga, has enough support that it can be used for running and comes in great neutral colors for the holidays. It comes in an amazing stretch fabric and would even be perfect layered under your favorite hooded sweatshirt while traveling on the plane!
Nike Yogirl Pilates/Yoga Mat. $51.97 at

This mat is perfect for travel and you will be able to still do your favorite workouts in either yoga or pilates because of the thicker mat. It has excellent grip and can easily be wiped down after a hot yoga session. 
Nike Plus Sport Watch GPS. $199  at

This watch is perfect for all your runs while traveling and is small enough to be worn daily or thrown into your bag for easy access later. It tracks your miles, calories, records, and laps. It is the perfect way to keep logging those miles and burning calories even when away from the gym.
Nike LunarGlide 3+.  $100

My absolute favorite running shoes. I ran my first marathon in my Lunarglide's and they felt amazing the whole 26.2 miles. These shoes have just the right amount of cushioning and stability to be perfect for running long distances. 

Monica Standard Bag. $175 at

This is by far the best gym bag I have come across, it has high quality construction with real metal hardware, leather accents, a yoga mat strap, multiple pockets, a shoe bag, two large compartments, a side compartment, a lined zipper pocket for jewelry and delicate items, and comes in a color to match your training outfits. It is even stylish enough to use as a carry-on for the plane. My top recommendation! 

Nike Training Club App.  Free for ipod touch, ipad and iphone

This is my on-the-go workout buddy and personal trainer. I can't think of a better workout program that provides the same variety and instruction that this app does. It talks you through the exercises, has three levels of difficulty and allows you to choose between cardio, strength and toning. It was created by Nike Master Trainer Marie Purvis and is the best app for travel since you can do the exercises with or without equipment. I have completed over 4500 minutes of training with this app and take it everywhere I go. I love it and I know you will too!