No Equipment Vacation Workout + Core on the Go workout!

Hi everyone. Hope you are all having a fantastic week! Just because I am on vacation doesn’t mean I’m not working out. Between running in a new area, and having the boat to do water sports, I’m getting my fair share of exercise. However, on rainy days, or some that are chillier, I need something else to do. I came up with a No equipment needed vacation workout to get me through those times! Hope you enjoy!


The first one is a strength and cardio, with no equipment, workout.  You can choose to do this once or twice. You will perform each move for 50 seconds, and rest 10 seconds before moving on.

No equipment vacation workout

After you finish that, you can move on to your core! I have done this workout a few times in my group fitness classes and it’s always a burner!

core on the go

Few moves you may not know:

Power Squats

Skater Lunges (closest I could find. Basically do a curtsey lunge fast with a hop in between.)

Knee Twist

Tick Tock Crunches- hold your legs at a 45 degree angle to the left and perform a crunch. Raise your legs straight in front of you and perform a crunch, lower to 45 degrees on the right and perform a crunch. Repeat.

Power Knees

Inch Worms

Weighted Crunches

Bent Leg Twist


What’s your go to workout on vacation?

Tell me something you’ve been up to!

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  1. I love workouts like these. Even if I’m not on vacation, no equiptment workouts always sound appealing.
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  2. Perfect timing! I am heading to Chicago tomorrow-Saturday and need some workouts I can do at my brothers. Thanks girl!
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  3. Good for you on getting your exercise in over vacation. I always love getting a good run, no equipment, weight workout in first thing in the morning when everyone is still sleeping. It’s always fun to see new areas. Continue having fun, Heather.
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    • Fit N Cookies says:

      I have to get it done before everyone gets up, or I feel like I’m missing out! haha

  4. Keep enjoying yourself lovely lady! As I run, I am fortunate that I can go out the door from pretty much anywhere to do that, but I do try to keep in core (including some of your exercises), and my lower body exercises….the videos on my blog. This sounds great though, and I am always looking for new ones to switch out 🙂 Thanks Heather! Have a wonderful time!
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  5. I love these workouts! And I am going on vacation next week too, so these will come in handy!
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  6. My normal go-to workout on a vacation is to run. You can do that anywhere with no equipment need either.
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  7. Looks awesome!! I’m a big fan of workouts with lots of different exercises. I thin I have workout ADD – i get bored easily. 😉 Definitely pinning for later down the road.
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    • Fit N Cookies says:

      That’s me, too! Workouts with like 4 exercises done 5 times just don’t appeal to me, haha.

  8. Oh awesome! Love stuff like this since I don’t have gym access right now. My favorite way to workout on vacation is to go for a run and then walk everywhere. Swimming is fun, too, if the water is warm! Hope you’re having a great time, hun 🙂
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    • Fit N Cookies says:

      Totally agree! I have a pass for the gym, but I don’t go since it’s where I work and 15 minutes away. I just don’t need that motivation to get a workout in.

  9. Honestly I don’t have a go to workout, I haven’t been on vacation since I started really working out. Before when I just ran, it was simple, I would just run wherever I was at. But now, well I’m excited for whenever that vacation comes 🙂
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  10. Nice! I like that you only repeat each move once in that first one. I feel like it makes the time fly, which is crucial when you want to get back into vacay mode. Hope you’re enjoying you’re time off!
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  11. Love these workout… but I count every day activity as a workout.
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