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Travel right with Karlie Kloss

Supermodel, athlete, coder, philanthropist. We hit the road with the one and only Karlie Kloss to find out how she stays fit and motivated with her demanding travel schedule.

HOW DO YOU MANAGE TO STAY FIT DURING TRAVELS? HOW DO YOU MOTIVATE YOURSELF? HOW DO YOU SQUEEZE IN YOUR TRAINING?
 
I find different ways to integrate motion and exercise when I’m on the road. I always pack sneakers in my carry-on bag. I have my trainer’s treadmill workout on my phone, so I will often do that and a stretch in the hotel gym. If there isn't one, I will do a HIIT routine in my room or a run outside, especially if I’m in a new city and want to explore.
 
kk-image-1-marchWHERE DO YOU TRAIN?
 
Fortunately, I can train almost anywhere, even hotel rooms if I’m pressed for space. When I’m in New York, I train at my trainer’s studio or do HIIT or pilates classes around the city. I love going for runs along the West Side Highway.
 
I find different ways to integrate motion and exercise when I’m on the road. 
 
HOW DO YOU MANAGE TRAINING WHEN BEING JET-LAGGED?
 
Working out when I am jet lagged actually helps me feel like I’m back in my regular routine. Sometimes it’s tough, but gives me a burst of energy that can last the full day.
 
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DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL NUTRITION RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TRAVELS?
 
I don’t abide to any specific diet, but I always try to eat healthy so my body feels clean and energized. I always carry snacks with me, such as almonds, apples, and green juices, which come in handy when I’m on the road. For meals, I try to stick with lean protein and veggies as much as possible, but I also love to explore new cuisines and restaurants when I’m in a new place. It’s all about finding a balance.
 
WHAT ARE YOUR PRODUCT MUST-HAVES FOR TRAINING DURING TRAVELS? DO YOU TAKE ANY SPECIAL TRAINING EQUIPMENT WITH YOU?
 
Workout gear that is lightweight and durable is perfect to bring with me when I'm traveling. My essential items are a comfortable sports bra and pair of tights – the kind you forget you're wearing because they fit so perfectly with your body. I also always pack a great pair of stable sneakers and a nice, light hoodie to cover up when it’s cooler.
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Movement is key. Exercise is a great way to deal with jet lag and normalise your sleep. Pay attention to your body – if you’re used to 45 minutes of exercise but can only put in 20 minutes on the first day, that’s fine. Spend some time breaking a sweat and finish off with some lower intensity activities. 
 
Look after your nutrition. When traveling with snacks isn’t an option, it’s important not to give in to eating innutritious foods for the sake of convenience. Use your phone’s apps to source healthier options that are nearby.
 
It’s about recovery. Travelling with compact items that will help you recover faster will make a world of a difference. Things like resistance bands are light and can help open up some options with metabolic strength circuits. While the humble tennis ball can be used to for trigger point self massage to help you work out the kinks from sitting in those comfortable airplane seats.
 
Stay in the mindset. A well established travel routine is the most effective method for staying on track. With all the distractions in travelling, having something that carries a personal significance like a bracelet can both remind and motivate you to stay on course.
 
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Travel exercise circuit

Your workout doesn't have to stop when you're on the road. This is what's going to take you to the next level. It's fast. It's easy. And it's going to give you the results you need. Three to four times. Let's go.

Lateral bound - Low

Stand with your hips and knees slightly bent. Generating force with your arms, bound to one side by extending the hip, knee, and ankle of one leg. Land softly on your opposite leg with your hips in a low position by absorbing the impact with your hip. Switch the movement to the opposite direction, bounding off your opposite leg. Repeat 8 times.

Rope skipping

Starting in the standing position, swing the skipping rope and skip over it with both feet together for 1 minute.

Squat

Standing with your arms straight out in front and feet shoulder width apart facing straight ahead, initiate movement with hips to squat back and down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Push back up using your hips to return to the starting position. Repeat 10 times.

Forward lunge

Step forward into lunge with left foot. Place right hand on the ground and left elbow to the inside of the left foot, and hold stretch for two seconds. Place left hand outside of foot and push hips to sky. Drop hips and step into next repetition with the other leg. Repeat 5 times.

Reactive step up

Stand with one foot flat on a box, the other on the floor behind you. Jump vertically. Lift the back knee and the opposite arm in front of your body, exploding through your front hip, knee, and ankle. Land softly with the same foot on the box. Without pausing, immediately repeat the movement. Complete the set on one side before repeating with the other leg. 8 times each.

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