Fitness is always important, and you shouldn’t let an exercise regimen slip just because you’re away from home. Using the gym in your hotel may be the only way you can stay on top of your fitness regimen for a few days, and it’s a lot easier than you might think to make that work for you. Here are just a few tips that may help you do that.

Take Stock of What You Have

While you may not be able to get the same kind of intense workout that you would get from your home gym, you can still get a decent workout in the hotel fitness center. . To keep up with the needs of their guests, many hotels have ‘bulked up’ their fitness centers to help their guests stay healthy over the course of their stay. Take stock of what’s available to you and use it to develop a new exercise routine. You might be pleasantly surprised with the results.

Work on Only One Thing

When you go to your home gym, you probably spend some time doing cardio before working on different muscle groups. While you may not have the same equipment at a hotel gym, there is usually an option that allows you to focus on each part of your usual routine. If there’s a treadmill, focus on cardio. If the only thing you think you can use is a weight-training machine, spend your time developing your arms or your core muscles. Remember that the situation is only temporary; you can catch up on what you don’t work on when you get home. The important part now is to not let your overall training slip too much.

Work Out Without the Gym

Consider the opportunities to take your workout beyond the gym during your stay. A lot of people have been spoiled by the concept of having a fully equipped gym at their disposal, but push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks and running do not require gym equipment. You can do many of these in your hotel room, and if you really want to get a great cardiovascular workout you can run up and down the hotel’s stairs or see the city in a whole new way during a morning jog.

While we realize that many people balk at the thought of hotel gyms, many hotels have greatly improved their fitness centers over recent years. While you may not be able to get the same intense workout like you would in your usual place, you can still work quite the sweat and push your body to the limit. Make do with what you have, and don’t be afraid to get creative and find some exercises you can do without any equipment.

Don’t let your travels derail your efforts to stay healthy. Keep up with your regular workout routine and be sure to book your Pittsburgh accommodations with the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown. Whether you are soaking in the city skyline on your morning jog along Pittsburgh’s riverfront trails or working up a sweat in our Fitness Center, the DoubleTree Downtown is more than accommodating for any fitness enthusiast. Additionally, the Bigelow Grill offers a full menu featuring one of the city’s most organic food selections. Don’t let your travels get in the way of a healthy lifestyle, stay active and eat clean with a stay at the DoubleTree Downtown.