Summer weekends are best spent road-tripping somewhere new. And though the destination (the beach, a wedding, a Victorian castle getaway, you name it) is always worth it, hours spent in the car can be rough on your body and throw a wrench in your workout plans.
We teamed up with Conor Murphy and Austin Malleolo, coaches at Reebok CrossFit world headquarters, to create a super-quick combo of both stretches and bodyweight exercises that you can do on the road using your car for support. These moves can be done in a parking lot, at a rest stop, or at your final destination to keep your body in tip-top shape and ensure travel doesn’t throw your fitness off course.
How to use this list: Below you’ll find 7 road-trip worthy moves split into two categories: stretching and strength. If you’re just stiff or sore, perform exercises 1 through 3 for 30 seconds (on each leg for single-leg exercises) and complete 2 to 3 sets. If you just want to bust out a quick bodyweight workout, perform 10 to 15 reps of exercises 4 through 7 for 2 to 3 sets. Have time for the whole shebang? Perform all 7 exercises in order for 2 to 3 sets for a complete, total-body workout.
Stretch It Out
1. Hatch Hip Stretch
2. Trunk Hamstring Stretch
3. Hatch Back Stretch
Sweat It Out
6. Wheel Sit-Up
7. Bulgarian Split Squat
Thanks to Chevrolet for letting us shoot this workout with its Bolt EV, an all-electric vehicle that can travel a whopping 238 miles on one battery charge.
Photography: E. Lee White Photography
Location: Mohonk Mountain House, a Victorian castle resort in Hudson Valley, New York, equipped with Level 2 charging stations for electric cars, complimentary with your stay.