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Staying in Shape While Traveling

When you’re on the road for days or even weeks at a time, it can be hard to stay fit and healthy. The calories can add up when you’re eating at restaurants all the time, and it can be hard to find a local gym or place to go for a run.

To keep you eating healthy while traveling, check out our “Eating Healthy on the Road” blog post, which gives you some ideas of what foods to stock in your InTown Suites fridge and kitchen cupboards.

To help you keep your fitness routine on track while staying with us at InTown Suites, we’ve put together a 30 minute exercise routine that can be done in your guestroom.  This routine combines cardio and toning exercises for a total body work out. Feel free double up on the routine for a full hour work out. All you’ll need is a towel to act as an exercise mat.

    1. March in place for 1 minute
    2. Complete 50 Jumping Jacks
    3. Get down on the floor for 20 push-ups
    4. Stay on the floor and hold the plank position for 1-minute, or as long as you can
    5. From the floor, jump up and perform 5 complete burpees
    6. Hit the floor again for 25 crunches
    7. Come back up on your feet for 20 lunges on each leg
    8. Complete 20 deep squats
    9. Go to the tips of your toes for 30 calf raises
    10. Use the edge of a chair to do 20 tricep dips
    11. Finish off the main component of your workout with 25 Russian twists
    12. Cool down by marching in place for 1 minute
    13. Finish your work-out by stretching out your muscles

Hope you enjoyed your work out! What other exercises do you recommend when you’re trying to stay fit on the road?

In Town in Phoenix, Arizona

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Traveling to Phoenix, Arizona for the first time? If you’ve got time to explore the largest city in the South West, these are some of the best attractions worth checking out.

  1. Ak-Chin Pavilion
    The Ak-Chin Pavilion, formerly known as the Cricket Pavilion is an amphitheater that hosts concerts and other musical events for audiences of up to 20,000 people. If you’ve visiting Phoenix from April to October (when the Pavilion is open) there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to catch a show. The 2014 Summer Line-Up includes performers Kiss, and Def Leopard, and country star, Blake Shelton. The Ak-Chin Pavilion is located in Western Phoenix, less than 10 minutes away from our InTown Suites Phoenix West location.
  2. Arizona Diamondbacks
    The Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team was established fairly recently in 1998. The team plays home games at Chase Field, in downtown Phoenix. Fun fact: Chase Field is the first baseball field in the USA to have a fully retractable roof. Going to a ball game is one of America’s favorite pastimes, and you’ll enjoy cheering on the Diamondbacks as they hit a home run. Luckily you can get a good deal on seats, tickets can often be obtained for as low as $10.
  3. Phoenix Mountain Park
    Love hiking? You won’t have to travel far to hit the trails in Phoenix. Right in the heart of the city is Phoenix Mountain Park, which has lots of paths to explore. A two hour hike will take you up to the top, the Piestewa Peak. As always when hiking, remember to wear sturdy shoes, and bring plenty of water and sunscreen with you.
  4. Desert Botanical Gardens
    Ever wondered how plants and animals survive and even thrive in Arizona’s desert climate? Learn all about Arizona’s ecosystem at the Desert Botanical Gardens. You’ll get to see and learn about the types of plants that grow in the area, and plants from deserts all over the world. In addition to plant life, you’ll like spot some of the area’s wildlife like birds and lizards. If you attend one of their nighttime flashlight tours, you may even spot some night hawks or owls.
  5. Kierland Commons
    Kierland Commons is a great shopping destination and it’s also an awesome spot for people watching. The outdoor shopping center is filled with your favorite stores like Michael Kors and Sur La Table. When you are tired of shopping, sit back and enjoy the sights around the dancing water fountains.

What do you plan on doing on your first trip to Phoenix, Arizona?