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Hi friends! I originally posted this way back in August of 2016. Six years ago… YEESH! Time, you crazy thing you. Since I just posted a little social media reel showing these exercises again, I’m reviving this old post, so you fabulous fellow fit RVers can more easily find the printable, which is HERE. Print it out, stick it in your RV glovebox, and do the exercises next long driving day! Be well, all! Original post follows:
August 29, 2016:
Whenever my personal trainees have an upcoming trip, like an overseas flight or a big road trip, I send them off with a printed 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!”
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 this one! Sheez!
So finally, FINALLY, here you go. Click the video for the demo or click the title for the print version.
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, even though it didn’t make us famous, it IS a useful workout plan, and I hope you’ll consider giving it a try next road trip. Sitting long stretches really is so very hard on our bodies. So, do what you can to keep your circulation up when traveling. If you you’re driving, stop frequently. If you’re flying, get up and walk around often. And while you’re seated, do the exercises in the Passenger Seat Workout every hour. You’ll be doing something great for your body and protecting yourself from the risk of travel-induced blood clots.
While I’m on my soap box: When there’s two of you, 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!!!