It’s easy to get excited about the holidays: Spending quality time with your loved ones, attending festive gatherings, and taking a much-needed vacation really do make this the most wonderful time of the year. But if you’re focused on fitness goals, whether it’s hitting a new PR in the gym or sticking to your nutrition plan, the travels, temptations, and lack of routine can disrupt, well, your routine.
As you probably already know, it’s easier than ever to make your good habits mobile by packing up your fitness necessities and bringing them along for the ride. However, you may need a refresher on the best tips. For example, you can also throw in a few lightweight, multi-purpose workout aids to ensure you don’t have to skip a session even if you’re stuck in a small hotel room or your childhood bedroom.
Here’s what to pack in your holiday travel fit kit so you can stay on track—no matter where you find yourself celebrating.
Public Rec Pro Weekender Bag
First things first: You need a duffel bag to transport your stay-healthy gear as you navigate airports, train stations, and/or interstates. Public Rec’s Pro Weekender can be your go-to, as it’s water-resistant and made of highly durable poly-twill fabric. There’s a comfortable shoulder strap, a separate zippered compartment for your gym shoes, and an external and internal pocket to keep things conveniently organized.
Gatorade Recovery Gummies
Now that your body stepped up and did what was asked of it during your latest workout, how are you going to reward its efforts? Taking care of your recovery after exercise is just as important to athletic success as moving your body. Developed in partnership with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, each serving of cherry-flavored Gatorade Recovery Gummies contains 480mg of tart cherry powder, which has been shown to support exercise recovery. Plus, Gatorade Recovery Gummies are NSF Certified for Sport, gluten-free, vegetarian, and free of artificial colors and high fructose corn syrup. Take your recovery to the next level.
Gatorade Immune Support Gummies
A healthy immune system is an important part of overall wellbeing whether you’re a competitive or recreational athlete. Gatorade Immune Support Gummies are packed with vitamins C and D, zinc, and selenium to help support your immune system. The citrus-flavored gummies are NSF Certified for Sport, gluten-free, vegetarian-friendly, and free of artificial colors and high fructose corn syrup.
TRX Strength Bands
As long as you have a versatile set of resistance bands packed, there’s no need to find a gym on your travels. TRX offers premium ones made from durable natural rubber latex, as well as optional BANDIT handles for better grip comfort and control with the loop-style bands. The BANDIT Kit comes with two handles and four bands total (each band offering five to 30 pounds of resistance). Heavier bands—up to 150 pounds of resistance—are also available.
Gatorade Smart Gx Bottle
Are you drinking enough water each day? For anyone who works out regularly, hydration is key. The best way to know if you’re meeting your hydration goals is to track it (just as you’d track your macros or workout progress). The new 30-fluid-ounce Gatorade Smart Gx Bottle is a tech-enabled squeeze bottle that takes the guesswork out of hydration by setting and reminding you of your daily hydration goal, sending an alert to your phone when you’re falling behind, and letting you know when you’ve hit your number. The cap, which lights up to show your progress toward your goal, has a sensor that calculates your liquid consumption throughout the day in real time, and it pairs with the Gx app so you always know where you stand. The best part (arguably)? You can also change the color of the lights based on your mood or outfit for a truly personalized experience.
Gaiam Foldable Yoga Mat
Next to the TV remote and bedspread, is there anything more hygienically questionable in a hotel room than the carpet? Use a Gaiam Foldable Yoga Mat as a protective barrier while you stretch, move through yoga flows, perform bodyweight moves like planks, bridges, or burpees, or do HIIT workouts away from home. It folds up into a 10×12 square to easily fit in your bag, has 2mm of thickness for cushion, and features a non-slip texture to keep you stable—and it only weighs one pound so it won’t put you over your carry-on limit.
Sony Noise Canceling Earbuds
Sometimes the best way to crush a tough workout is to block out the outside world and stay focused on the beats that bring out your beast mode—and Sony LinkBuds S wireless earbuds are here to help. Not only is the technology top-notch, but these silicone earbuds stay in place comfortably, are water resistant to sweat or any drizzle you may find yourself jogging in, and switch seamlessly between noise canceling and natural ambient sound. Because of their small size, they’re also perfect for traveling; they come with a compact carrying case you can stuff in your backpack, suitcase, or gym bag.