An essential key to stress-free traveling is keeping a semblance of a routine, especially if you’re committed to health and fitness. Well-worn travelers know that fitness studios in hotels can be hit or miss, but such is not the case at W Taipei‘s FIT Gym. The professional grade fitness studio includes a full stack of cardio and weight machines designed to keep you feeling active and energized at your home away from home.
To get the most of the state-of-the-art fitness amenities and learn some easy but effective moves to keep you sculpted on-the-go, we spoke to W Taipei’s resident fitness instructor AD Yeh. Specializing in body weight training and functional movement, AD Yeh shared three classic, yet effective, moves that you can do anywhere, anytime. Ready to get flexed?
Begin in a plank position; lift one leg for an extra challenge
Line your thumbs up with the bottom of your chest
Spread elbows away from the body as you descend and push up
Tip: engage the core and avoid shrugging
Stand straight with feet hip-width apart
Reach one leg backwards as you lower, using arms as a counterbalance
Keep the weight in the heels to power back up
Tip: squeeze your glutes in tight at the top of the squat
Grab the bar wider than shoulder-width
Squeeze the shoulder blades back to prepare
Pull your body weight up by drawing shoulder down and back
Tip: use your core to help to stabilize your body