The Totally Awesome Passenger Seat Workout


It’s funny, whenever my personal training clients have a big upcoming trip, like an overseas flight, a long drive, whatever, I typically send them off with a version of these seated exercises for traveling.

 

 

So, when James suggested I create a passenger seat workout for The Fit RV readers, I said, “Well, duh, Stef!” (Talking to myself.  It happens, and surprises no one.) “ I already have!”

 

The Passenger Seat Workout Plan

Click ↑ for a printable copy!

 

I can’t believe I haven’t shared a seated traveling exercise plan here yet. If ever there’s a relevant website for a Passenger Seat Workout, it’s my own stinkin’ website! Sheez!

So finally, FINALLY, here you go.

And as for the video. It’s a little, uh, rough, sorry. James and I get in a fight (if you’re new around here, you’ll eventually get used to that), James giggles like a child over “cheeks,” and thanks to our tendency for tangents, it ends up much longer than necessary. This is probably why no one’s recruiting us to be on TV or in the movies. It’s all James’ fault I’m not famous.

Still, in all seriousness, it IS a useful workout plan, and I hope you’ll consider giving it a try next road trip you take. Sitting really is just terrible for us. If you stop driving every 2 hours for some walking and standing exercises, and break up that two hour block by doing the Passenger Seat Workout at the mid-point, you’re doing something great for your body. And make sure you switch drivers at each stop, too. It’s a safer and healthier way to team up on the road.

Now, obviously, these exercises only work if you’re a PASSENGER. If you’re traveling solo, you’re better off sticking with more frequent activity stops and shorter driving days. But, you can still watch the video, and I hope everyone, solo or partners, will leave me some love below and let me know what you think!!!

xoxo

Stef



Stefany Adinaro is an RVing fitness pro and is the self-proclaimed “better half” of the Fit RV website. While she loves her RV adventures, her favorite adventure is being “Mugga” to grandbabies Amelia and Eli. When she's not on the road, you can find her training clients in Salt Lake City, Utah.


    21 thoughts on “The Totally Awesome Passenger Seat Workout

    1. Kimberly

      Stef,

      Great exercise idea and great video! Printed one for the RV and one for the computer at home. See you both in Pomona.
      Kimberly

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      1. Stefany - Post author

        Oh yay, Kimberly, I’m excited you’ll be in Pomona!!! We’ll be there the first 3 days the show’s open, hanging out at the Winnebago Class B display. It’ll be so fun to meet you!

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        1. Brian

          I did the bootcamp challenge twice. Once when i was 17 (in bootcamp) and again in my 50’s. It was easier the first time. Also Thank you for the composting toilet video. I full time rv and I’m feeling pretty good about my black tank now.

      1. Stefany - Post author

        LOL! James was worried he’d meow and complain and jump all over us while we were trying to film…so Mel stayed home. THIS TIME!!!!

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    2. Ian

      So I have to be the oddly curious one and ask: Where were you driving when you filmed this? At first I was thinking California foothills somewhere, but the pine trees don’t seem quite right for that. Perhaps some the hills/canyons in Utah? (yes, I was watching the exercises too…)

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      1. Stefany - Post author

        LOL, Ian!!! We were driving up Big Cottonwood Canyon in Utah…up to Solitude Ski Resort. It’s SUCH a beautiful canyon, wish you could have seen out the windows better. Loads of recreating up that canyon…hiking, biking, camping, climbing, etc.

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    3. Marg

      Can’t wait to try these on the next trek to the grandkids. Good job Stef. Thanks for the cheat sheet for the car.

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      1. Stefany - Post author

        Well I sure hope you make the grandkids do the exercises, too! Bet they’d get a kick out of it and add a whole new spin to RV fitness, LOL! Glad you stopped by the website, and I’m so jealous you get to RV with your grandlittles, Marg!!! xoxoxo

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    4. Shari Froemming

      Thanks!! I love it! And the timing is great! We head out in a week. I will be doing these from the front seat of our Unity!!

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    5. Velda S

      Where did you say the cheat sheet is?
      Even driving by yourself you can benefit by stopping to do this exercise before walking around every two hours I’m thinking.

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      1. Stefany - Post author

        Hi Velda! To get the cheat sheet, click on the green title under the video that says, The Passenger Seat Workout Plan. Let me know if you have troubles with it!

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    6. Steve Bartolucci

      This was hilarious!! You have SUCH PATIENCE!. James was on Best Form with his comments and quips! This was a great break from the norm, and just shows a lot of fun times you guys have together!

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      1. Stefany - Post author

        I’m glad SOMEBODY notices my patience! And yes, Steve, you know James well enough to know this is as well-behaved as he gets. xoxo

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    7. Char OConnor

      Good stuff, but I don’t see much of a fight…………traveling in an RV for hours and married 40 years (like us) …..one partner could’ve maybe thrown the other’s cap out on the highway? Or something else fun ! Now that would be a fight….
      I will for sure try these exercises though – good work – again!

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      1. Stefany - Post author

        To tell the truth I was restraining myself from taking off my hat and whacking him with it. And for the record I am NOT a bad driver. Plus I’m so glad you’ll try these exercises, Char! You’ll have to keep me posted how it goes!

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    8. Maggie Graeber

      Stef, you always make exercising fun! You are a great motivator! Thank you for all you do to help everyone achieve better mobility, better health and a better lifestyle! You ROCK!
      Maggie

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    9. Mac

      Love it! Now I need to see if I can do the out out, in in, while I’m knitting–bet I’ll be knitting faster! Steph, would these also work while sitting in a chair in front of a computer screen??

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      1. Stefany - Post author

        Hi Mac! They’d most definitely work at the computer, great suggestion! And I think if you can knit AND do the out-out-in-in coordination challenge, you should buy yourself a medal!!!!

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