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Sweat While You Sightsee: Tips for Staying Fit on the Go

 Photo: Courtesy of Julie Valenti
Photo: Courtesy of Julie Valenti

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Earlier this week, we gave you tips for eating healthy on the road (or, at the airport, at least.) To further the keeping-fit theme, we asked Equinox Chicago's area group fitness manager Julie Valenti to share some tips for staying in shape on the go. Luckily, she provided us tips without asking us to drop and give her 10. Here's what she had to say:

· "Move, move, move! Walk everywhere you can. Whether you're a tourist visiting a destination spot or you're returning home for the holidays, stay on your feet! Walk whenever possible, take stairs, and park at the far end of the parking lot to rack up your steps."

· "Find the local running paths and trails and make time to walk, hike or run on them. Search for the local running groups to have some company while you're working out. And get your sweat on while you sightsee!"

· "Pack tools for success. Have a little room in your suitcase? Toss in a jumprope and a resistance band. Alternate between the two for an efficient cardio and sculpt session all in one."

· "Can't find a gym? Create your own circuit. You need nothing but you to create a killer body-weight workout. Squats, jump squats, lunges, push-ups, and burpees can be combined for a sweaty, calorie-blasting workout, with no equipment necessary!"
· Equinox [Official Site]
· Travel Week 2013 [Racked Chicago]