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!”
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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!!!