How To… Work out on the road

Learn how to stay fit and healthy wherever your travels take you with these expert tips from Elijah Hobley, trainer and founder of BodyTime Bootcamp at Hilton New Orleans Riverside. | By Leanne Philip | January 17, 2023

Work it out

Elijah Hobley’s on-the-go workout routine is the only fitness accessory you’ll need this year.

The start of a new year usually comes with new intentions: to focus on mental and physical health, to travel more — and to find exciting experiences and adventures along the way. Luckily for guests at Hilton New Orleans Riverside, you can accomplish all three with one fantastic stay.

The property’s 100,000-square foot athletic facility features indoor tennis courts, pickleball and racquetball courts, yoga classes and all the state-of-the-art equipment you’d expect to find in an on-site fitness center. Meaning you can let the good times roll in the Big Easy, all while maintaining your wellness goals and exploring a new a talented roster of certified personal trainers such as Elijah Hobley, a former professional athlete and creator of the BodyTime Bootcamp classes on offer at the hotel.

Says Hobley, “I am passionate about how the body transforms and helping people to lead a more positive and stronger life.” Hobley, who used to play for the Harlem Globetrotters, knows firsthand how challenging it can be to maintain your fitness goals when traveling. His number one tip: Keep it simple. He says, “I do simple floor exercises and stretching when I travel. You don’t need tons of equipment. The floor, your body weight and a little determination is enough.”

We couldn’t agree more. So, grab your towel, water bottle and get ready to meet those new year’s goals. And great news, those fitness wins are made especially attainable thanks to Hilton’s new partnership with Peloton — offering travelers even more opportunities to work out during their stay away.

How To...Work out on the road:

Step 1: Choose your location. At Hilton New Orleans Riverside, you have the best of both worlds — workout in your room or in our state-of-the-art athletic facility.

Step 2: Get in the groove. Warm up with a quick stretch. Don’t forget to hydrate!

Step 3: Work it out! This 20-minute full-body routine can be done with just body weight, or with added weights in the gym for more of a challenge.

Stationary squats*: 45 seconds

Jumping jacks: 50

Lunges*: 2 sets of 20

Jump squats: 2 sets of 30

Push-ups: 3 sets of 15

Plank hold: 2 sets of 30 seconds

Russian twist*: 2 sets 30 seconds

Flutter kicks: 2 sets of 50

Step 4: Chill out. Cool down with deep breaths and gentle stretches.

Step 5: Fuel up! Eating or drinking protein after your workout is key for muscle recovery.

*You can add weights to these moves to amplify your workout!

Leanne Philip is a content marketing manager at Hilton. She has written for numerous print and digital platforms, including Travel + Leisure, The Atlantan and Barneys New York.