Claudia Pfau is a marketing consultant, content creator, longtime Pvolve member, and the co-founder of Minded Society. When she isn't dreaming up marketing campaigns or hosting Zoom parties, you can find her traveling the world with her husband, trying all the latest wellness trends, or taking her favorite ballet class. Claudia shares everything you need to know about her favorite travel workouts below.
My Favorite Travel Workout
I never thought I’d be one to work out on vacation, but here I am, 5 years (and hundreds of workouts) into my Pvolve journey, and I just can’t get enough.
My husband and I love to travel, so I’m often out of sync with my home routine – especially in the summer! But for a creature of habit like me who loves to start her day with a quick morning workout, it’s essential to have a travel-friendly program I can rely on, even while on vacation.
Pvolve’s functional strength training workouts not only help my body feel strong and lengthened, but they keep my mind happy and energized without having to sacrifice precious vacation time.
No matter where I am in the world – a hotel room, boat, beach, mountain, you name it – I love that I can easily and quickly incorporate functional movement into my day. I just pack a few pieces of Pvolve equipment, load up my on-demand library, and pick a quick workout routine that fits into my travel schedule.
Best workout equipment for travel
As much as I love to overpack, I’ve had some unfortunate run-ins with missing luggage over the years, which means I’m a carry-on girly for life now. So when it comes to packing Pvolve equipment, I have to be strategic with both size and weight.
My 3 go-to pieces of equipment for travel:
P.band — perfect for a quick arm workout
Heavy Ankle Band — keeps my booty in check
P.3 Trainer (I pack one ankle cuff, the shorter band, and the handle) — amazing for full-body movement.
All three pieces are light and compact, making them super easy to pack. All I do is stuff them either in my shoes or purses or even in my backpack if the space in my carry-on is tight.
And there are tons of incredible workouts that require no equipment at all and are just as effective as the rest.
My favorite travel-friendly workouts
While on vacation, I try to sneak in 3 workouts a week that are 30 minutes or less and target a couple of muscle groups at once. It’s all about efficiency! I typically look for functional core workouts, low-impact leg workouts, and quick ab and arm workouts. Major plus if these are mostly standing because I don’t always have a mat with me!
Not only are these workouts equal parts fun and challenging, but they leave me feeling strong, stretched out, and ready for the day in less than 30 minutes.
How I workout while traveling
Tbh, I’m not perfect by any means when it comes to working out while traveling. But the one thing that motivates me the most is how much better my mental health is after a quick sweat sesh.
Of course, the physical results are wonderful too. Hello, toned muscles!
But what I really focus on is how beneficial the Pvolve Method is for my overall mood and well-being. I’m a totally different person when I make time for myself in the morning with movement that brings me joy. And it makes my travel experience that much better. (Along with some much-needed rest days!)
A few things that help keep me on track:
- Packing equipment - if I bring it, I might as well use it!
- Picking my workout the night before
- Working out first thing in the morning
- Scheduling a 30-minute Live Virtual Studio class if it fits into my schedule
I’m beyond grateful I found Pvolve 5 years ago, and I’m even more grateful that this program easily fits into my on-the-go lifestyle. Hopefully, you’ll find me Pvolving all over the world for years to come.