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The Best Fitness Accessories for Solo Travelers

Even when heading out alone, there’s a way to stay active and motivated.

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October 20, 2021
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From running shoes to resistance bands, it’s easy to bring your favorite workout routine on vacation with you. Shutterstock

Traveling and staying fit at the same time aren’t always good combinations, but it’s not impossible to maintain your fitness goals while on the road. In fact, there are a lot of very useful pieces of equipment that’ll help keep you in shape whenever you leave the comfort of your hometown. Here are the best fitness accessories for solo travelers.

Thirty48 Gliding Discs Core Sliders and 5 Exercise Resistance Bands

It’s Really that Simple

Save space in your bag and on the beach when you bust out this popular fitness device. Thirty48

One of the main factors to remember when buying travel gym equipment is its portability. In addition to the luggage you’re already bringing, you don’t want to try to stuff your suitcases with even more bulky gear unless absolutely necessary.

Bodyweight Exercise Cards

Time to Switch Things Up

Not only does this save space in your bags, but it also lets you focus on variety. Cards

Sometimes, the best travel fitness equipment isn’t even equipment at all. You have all the equipment you need, with your arms and legs. Put them to good use with a solid calisthenic workout.

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OYO Full Body Portable Gym

If You Have the Bag Space

If you want to save space, pick one device that does a few things. If you have the room, though, choose the total package. OYO

For when you want to avoid the hotel gym or when there isn’t one available at all, bring your own gym with you. There’s plenty of equipment and gear that is perfect for the hardcore fitness fanatics that’ll keep you toned and in shape wherever you go.

INNSTAR Adjustable Bench Press Band with Bar

Time to Work Up a Sweat

All you need is some space on the floor to complete a full routine. INNSTAR

When you bring gym gear with you, you need to make sure you bring gear that is durable and long-lasting. The last thing you want on an extended trip wherein you want to maintain your fitness is for your gear to break.

EnterSports Ab Roller Wheel, 6-in-1 Ab Roller Kit

Just Focus on the Basics

If you need a morning pick-me-up or a late-night calorie burn, it’s as simple as hitting the floor. Ab Roller

It can be tough to target specific parts of your body when not all the equipment is available for you on the road. That’s why it’s always a safe bet to bring equipment that’ll help you do a full-body workout no matter where you go.

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Victor Tan is a contributing writer to Islands, an award-winning brand founded in 1980 that speaks to international travelers who have an affinity for the Caribbean and beyond. The website showcases destinations, resorts, cruises, and recommendations by the Islands’ staff. Victor has a focus on the Caribbean, Mexico, and cruises. As a solo traveler, he’s always looking for the best luggage and bags to make the trip easier. He’s also serious about keeping up with fitness away from home, so there’s no gadget he isn’t willing to try.

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