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When embarking on a journey, it's essential to pack not only the essentials but also the tools to maintain your fitness routine. In this article, I will guide you on how to prepare and pack your luggage efficiently, ensuring you have the necessary equipment to stay fit and active while traveling. Let's dive in and discover how to create a fitness-friendly suitcase for your adventures.

  • Assess Your Fitness Goals:

Start by assessing your fitness goals for the duration of your trip. Are you focused on strength training, cardio, flexibility, or a combination of these? Understanding your objectives will help you determine the specific equipment you'll need to pack.

  • Prioritize Lightweight and Compact Items:

When traveling, space and weight are valuable commodities. Opt for lightweight and compact fitness equipment that can easily fit into your luggage. Consider items like resistance bands, skipping rope, mini resistance loops, or a collapsible yoga mat. These items take up minimal space and can provide a variety of workout options. In general, depending on where I am traveling, and depending on the space I have in my luggage, I always try to bring my TRX (suspension trainer) with me. You can do pretty much everything with it!

  • Select Versatile Equipment:

Choose equipment that offers versatility and can be used for multiple exercises. For example, adjustable dumbbells or resistance bands with various resistance levels allow you to customize your workouts. A jump rope is another versatile option that takes up minimal space and can provide an effective cardiovascular workout.

  • Utilize Bodyweight Exercises: Don't forget that your own body is a powerful tool for exercise.

Body weight exercises require no equipment and can be performed anywhere. Include exercises like push-ups, squats, lunges, planks.. in your routine.

Change the tempo of your movement, mix up the amount of repetitions, use what's around you as well (bench, chair, stairs,trees... ) if you want to make your session more challenging.

These exercises engage multiple muscle groups and provide a challenging workout without the need for additional equipment.

  • Consider Workout Apps or Online Programs:

To maximize your training while traveling, explore workout apps or online fitness programs that offer guided workouts and training plans. These resources provide structure, motivation, and a variety of exercises tailored to your fitness level and goals.

Simply download the app or access the program online, and you're ready to work out wherever you are. If you need a more customized and individualized program, you can always ask to a fitness professional for some recommendations as well.

  • Pack Fitness-Friendly Accessories:

Include a few fitness-friendly accessories that can enhance your workouts. Items like a workout towel, a reusable water bottle, and a fitness tracker or pedometer can contribute to a more enjoyable and productive fitness experience on your journey.

  • Plan Ahead and Research:

Before your trip, research the facilities available at your destination. Check if your accommodation has a fitness center, gym, or outdoor exercise area. Knowing what resources are available will help you determine what additional equipment, if any, you may need to pack. In general, depending on where I stay, I always look for a park or a fitness facility nearby. In general, everywhere you go, you can always have access to a gym with some drop-in sessions or weekly pass.

  • Roll and Organize:

To maximize space and keep your fitness equipment organized, roll your workout clothes and place them in compression bags or packing cubes. Place your smaller fitness items, such as resistance bands or jump rope, in a dedicated pouch or ziplock bag. This way, everything stays compact and easily accessible.

  • Conclusion:

Traveling should never be an excuse to neglect your fitness routine. By preparing and packing your luggage thoughtfully, you can ensure you have the necessary equipment and resources to stay fit and active while on the move. Whether you prefer bodyweight exercises, portable fitness tools, or workout apps, there are plenty of options available to keep you on track with your fitness goals during your travels.

Remember, staying active while traveling is not only beneficial for your physical health but also enhances your overall well-being and enjoyment of your journey. So, pack your fitness essentials, embrace the FitNomad lifestyle, and let your travels be a catalyst for a healthier and more fulfilling experience.

Safe travels, and let the fitness adventures begin!


This blog is about Fitness, travel, healthy lifestyle & training tips while traveling in order to keep taking care of your mind and body while hoping from a plane to another and exploring the world!

  • Welcome to FitNomad, your ultimate resource for staying fit, active, and healthy while traveling. With a passion for exploration and a lifelong commitment to sports and fitness, I am thrilled to share my knowledge and experiences to help fellow travelers maintain their training routines effectively and efficiently while on the move.

  • A Lifetime of Travel and Adventure: For over 25 years, I have embarked on an exhilarating journey of discovery, living in diverse countries such as France, Canada, and New Zealand. Through my extensive travels, I have encountered the joys and challenges of staying physically active in various environments, inspiring me to become an advocate for fitness among travelers.

  • Sports and Fitness, a Way of Life:

Sports have been an integral part of my life since a young age, with a particular focus on American football ( that I practiced for 15 years in Division 1 in France) , snowboarding, stand-up paddle boarding... These experiences have instilled in me a deep appreciation for the transformative power of movement, fostering physical well-being, mental resilience, and a sense of adventure.

  • A Decade of Training Expertise: Drawing upon my background and passion for fitness, I have spent the past decade as a dedicated trainer, guiding individuals from diverse backgrounds towards achieving their health and fitness goals.

Working with clients of all levels, including athletes, professionals, and enthusiasts, has equipped me with invaluable insights and strategies that I am excited to share with fellow travelers like you.

After becoming certified as a personal trainer in Switzerland 10 years ago, I kept improving my knowledge traveling every year to the US, Asia and South Pacific to attend fitness conferences and several certifications.

Right now, on top of providing online coaching to clients around the globe, I am also working as an independent "nomad" trainer in North Vancouver (BC), going to my clients home to provide my support and guidance, helping them to achieve their physical and mental goals through an holistic approach.

  • Empowering Travelers to Train Efficiently: At FitNomad, my mission is to provide valuable information, practical tips, and effective training strategies that enable travelers to maintain their fitness routines efficiently while on the go. I understand the unique challenges faced by globetrotters, from limited equipment availability to time constraints and varying environments. Through my expertise, I will help you overcome these obstacles and unlock your full potential.

  • A Treasure Trove of Valuable Resources:

Within the FitNomad blog, you will discover a treasure trove of resources designed specifically for travelers seeking to stay active and healthy. From workout routines tailored to different locations and minimal equipment requirements to nutrition guidance for sustaining optimal energy levels during your adventures, I will empower you with the knowledge and tools necessary to prioritize your well-being.

  • Let's Embark on Your Fitness Journey:

Are you ready to unleash the power of fitness as you embark on your travel adventures? I invite you to join me on this transformative journey, where we break down the barriers that hinder your ability to train efficiently while traveling. Through FitNomad, I am committed to equipping you with the knowledge, motivation, and support needed to maintain your fitness goals while embracing the wonders of travel.

Stay tuned for regular updates, in-depth articles, travel fitness tips, inspiring stories, and expert guidance—all designed to make your fitness journey seamless, invigorating, and rewarding.

Together, let's celebrate the joy of movement, prioritize our well-being, and create a community of empowered travelers who embrace the FitNomad lifestyle.

Adventure awaits. Are you ready?


In today's fast-paced world, busy professionals and digital nomads often struggle to prioritize their health and fitness goals. With demanding work schedules, constant travel, and a never-ending to-do list, it can be challenging to find time to exercise, eat well, and take care of oneself. This is where hiring an Online Fitness Coach can be beneficial. In this article, I will explore why busy professionals and digital nomads would benefit from hiring a personal trainer.

Firstly, Fitness coach/trainer provide accountability. While traveling and/ or exploring the world, it can be easy to put off exercise and prioritize work-related tasks.

However, with a personal trainer "in their pocket", clients are more likely to show up for their workouts, knowing that their trainer is either waiting for them, or at least will check on them through messaging or a training app.

Having some weekly check-in with your trainer or getting some scheduled virtual live sessions can definitely improve consistency in client's training plan.

Personal trainers can also hold clients accountable for their dietary choices as well and provide guidance on healthy eating habits. This accountability can help clients stay motivated and on track with their health and fitness goals. Whether you are at a conference in Singapore, at a meeting in Rio de Janeiro or traveling Europe while working remotely, your trainer can also help you adjust to the country you are staying in and provide meal plans according to the "cuisine" you have access to.

Fitness coach provide expertise. "We" are trained professionals who have the knowledge and experience to create customized workout plans that are tailored to each client's specific needs and goals. I have personally been training in person clients for almost a decade, giving over 10 000 training sessions to individuals, sports teams...that type of experience allows me to adjust training sessions on the spot, provide tips and advises during follow up and adapt programs to each person needs, fitness level and training history.

Trainers also have the expertise to help clients with proper form and technique during exercises, which, in my humble opinion, is one of the key advantage of hiring a trainer, at least till you get comfortable on your own without constant supervision, in order to reduce the risk of injury.

Additionally, personal trainers role is to provide guidance on which exercises are most effective for achieving specific goals, such as building strength, improving flexibility, or losing weight.

People hire personal trainers because they provide motivation and share knowledge. For busy professionals and digital nomads, it can be challenging to find the time and motivation to exercise regularly.

On top of that, busy schedule, hoping from a plane to another,jet lag ,finding a gym while overseas in between two phone calls, getting enough equipment...can make training more challenging. Which is why having a trainer by your side, that can adapt to your current situation, mood and energy of the day, can be crucial in maintaining an healthy lifestyle.

Online personal trainers provide flexibility. With the rise of remote work and digital nomadism, many people are working from different locations and time zones. However, this should not be a barrier to achieving fitness goals. Personal trainers can provide online coaching and training sessions, which can be accessed from anywhere in the world. This flexibility allows customers to prioritize their health and fitness goals, no matter where they are in the world, no matter where they stay.

For many people, the monotony of a traditional gym routine can be demotivating. However, with a personal trainer, clients can experience a variety of exercises and workouts that are tailored to their specific needs and goals. They can incorporate different types of training, such as strength training, cardio, and flexibility, to keep clients engaged and motivated. Equipment wise, a fitness professional should also be able to provide a solid plan with the tools that clients have access to, no matter how fancy or simple the equipment is.

An important role of an Online "PT" is to provide clients with feedback on their progress, in order to adjust programming and training sessions according to the client's results , feeling, schedule, environment...and also provide mental support and motivation when necessary.

For busy professionals and digital nomads, time is a precious commodity. With a personal trainer, clients can optimize their workouts to be more efficient and effective.

In summary, I would say that, even if it's (obsvioulsy) not mandatory to hire an Online Fitness Coach while being an Digital nomad or a busy professional, there are a lot of benefits from hiring a fitness coach, from fitness guidance & support, including accountability, social connection, time saving...the goal being to get the professional help to keep moving, exercising, eating well, training and living an healthy lifestyle, no matter where you are.

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