No room in the suitcase for a pair of exercise trainers? Try working out barefooted
Frequent traveling can take a toll on your fitness – all those hours of sitting in the lounge, sitting on the plane, sitting at the meeting… and if you still have some motivation left when you get to the hotel, the gym or the pool might be the only solace.
The pool is usually closed at night, but an increasing number of hotel gyms are open round the clock. The problem is, if you want to pack light, a pair of trainers really does not help. Some people wear toe-shoes to the gym, but they provide little protection if you are doing weights.
The solution, it seems, is resistance training that you can do barefooted – either on a yoga mat at the gym or just using a bath towel on the floor of your hotel room.
Exercise videos can provide the extra motivation to work out, but these DVDs vary enormously in quality, so choose carefully. Read on for some recommendations, and routines that you can follow relatively safely.