On your way out? Feeling a little bit anxious about leaving your Greenville Gym routine? Worry not. Here’s 5 travel tips to keep your waistline happy.

  1. Hydrate. Thirst often inaccurately manifests as hunger. If you’ve been eating enough (or too much) and hunger is still creeping in, think water. Proper hydration also helps to fight travel-related fatigue.
  2. Skip the 3 S’s: snacks, soda, and sugar. When you’re on the go, it can be tough to eat well. We know that. To keep things healthy say no to soda (even diet, because yuck), snacks (the sugar-dense ones), and sugar (the processed stuff found in your favorite candy bar). If you are thirsty, drink water. If you are hungry and need a snack, opt for a low-carb, high-protein snack, such as nuts. If you want something sugary, opt for natural fruits or dry fruits.
  3. Stand up and stretch. Sitting for long periods of time does you no good. Your posture is compromised. Lower back pain can start up. Plus, it can create restlessness, followed by anxiety. If you find yourself sitting around, get up and walk around a little bit to keep your muscles supple and your mind at ease. Do some light stretching. If standing and moving around isn’t an option, you can still do seated or chair exercises to loosen up and get the blood flowing. If flying for long periods of time, get up and walk the length of the plane every hour or two.
  4. Yoga. Missing out on your Greenville yoga routine? No problem. Try yoga online. There are plenty of online yoga resources out there featuring travel-friendly options and practice quickies for when you’re running short on time.
  5. Pick protein. Because it keeps the pounds off. Period. Choose snacks that are high in protein, but low in carbs (nuts, hard-boiled eggs, beef jerky, etc.). Choose meal options that are protein-packed (lean meats, eggs, beans, and greens). But don’t forget, you do need carbs for energy! Just try to keep you carb choices clean. Legumes, low glycemic fruits, and vegetables, are your best options.

When you are away, don’t undo all that hard work you’ve put in at the Greenville athletic club. Don’t be obsessive about it, but don’t be too loose about it either. Keep moving. Keep eating well. Keep as close to routine as possible, but also leave room for flexibility (and dessert…because YOLO!).

Chances are, you are briefly pausing your normal activities at the Pivotal Fitness Greenville health club to embark upon some holiday travel.

While this time of year is supposed to be filled with lots of cheer, it’s oftentimes filled with lots of stress.

Packing. Long hours of sitting. Cancelled flights. Flight delays. Traffic. Endless lines…


All of it can take its toll on your health.

To stay sane this holiday season, here are some travel tips:

  1. Sleep. Each night, try to get a full 8 hours of sleep. Don’t procrastinate your packing and travel arrangements. Get all that done early in the day to guarantee some quality shut eye. Lack of sleep makes you more susceptible to catching a cold or illness. So, get your sleep to stay sneeze-free!
  2. Keep moving. Staying active will keep your energy and spirits elevated. Wear comfy shoes so you can walk around while in waiting mode. If flying, walk up and down the aisle a few times to work out all the kinks from long periods of sitting. If driving, take frequent breaks to stretch it out and move around. Don’t backslide on your state of fitness! You’ve done so much work at the Pivotal Fitness Greenville sports club. Stay on track!
  3. Stay hydrated. Steer clear of dehydrating beverages while traveling, including alcohol, coffee, soda, and other caffeinated drinks. Opt for water instead! Bring an empty water bottle along with you to fill up as needed.
  4. Do yoga. Missing your Greenville yoga classes? These days, there’s such an awesome array of yoga online. Visit and their Strike a Pose section for FREE online yoga videos, demoing powerful stretches and sequences to help you restore and renew while in flight, on the road, and/or on-the-go!
  5. Snack wisely. Go for low-carb, high fat, and high protein snacks to stay full, energized, and on track of your Greenville gym health and fitness goals. Ideas: mixed nuts, steamed veggies, salads, burrito bowls, etc.
  6. Breathe. Delays and setbacks may occur. Keep your cool by dropping into your breath. Create long, even inhales and exhales through the nose. Direct your complete focus to your breath to help melt away all the noise and stress.

Safe, happy, and healthy travels!