I recently took a vacation to Pensacola, Florida with a few members of my family we stayed at a beautiful condo. Lucky for me it had its very own fitness room. You can imagine my surprised when I learned of this because one of my biggest worries had been were and how I was going to train while I was away. As I live for my daily workout its my alone time where I get a chance to escape into a world that is completely mine. I had decided after arriving in the late afternoon that I was going to be exercising in the early morning so that it didn't interfere with any of our plans during the day. The fitness room at the Condo opened at 7am. So on the first morning I awoke rolled out of bed slipped on my tension drank my pre-workout shake and headed to the 4th floor. Upon entering the fitness room I found it was not much more than a larger version of a hotel gym. The equipment wasn't though as scarce they had a cable station consisting on a high and low cable, a lat pulldown station, a chest press station, a leg press machine. There was also a smith-machine, flat bench, incline and decline bench, free weights totaling 250lb altogether. Surprisingly they aslo had dumbells ranging from 8lb to 50lb. Below this blog I have included pictures of this fitness room.
Though the equipment might not be enough for someone looking to maintain an ideal body type it was enough for some one to get fit with the right knowledge and imagination. My four workouts performed in that room consisted of circuit style training alternating upper and lowerbody days. My workouts usually consisted of two circuits the first made up of two basic compound movements alternating opposing body parts done for 4sets, the second circuit usually consisted of five execise three of which would be strength training the other two designed to increase heartrate this circuit usually lasted for 3 to 4 rounds. The end of my workouts usually finished up with some type of AIS stretching and foam rolling along with core stability work.
But my point in sharing my vacation fitness is to show that the Desire to do something is all it takes to succeed even if you aren't given the ideal situation or resources. I guess the old adage is true "where there is a will, there is a way." So next time you run into a not so ideal concept or situation remember the desire to succeed and accomplish overcomes all!