Top tips for staying in shape on holidays from celeb fitness trainers

The fitness advice you need for staying healthy on the go, from Australia's best celebrity personal trainers.

A woman ties up a shoelace on her running shoes.
  • Rachel Gray
  • October 2019

Exercise is good for the heart, health and soul. Here, four of Australia’s most famous personal trainers share their best fitness tips to make sure your workout routine doesn't fall off the wagon when on vacation.

Kayla Itsines: Take your workouts with you

“It can be difficult to stick to your regular workouts while travelling so it’s important to be prepared,” says Kayla Itsines, who has millions of followers on Instagram and Facebook and founded the hugely influential Sweat with Kayla app. “When I travel, I find that using an app or digital guide is a great way to ensure that I have the tools I need to stay on track with my workouts. With a fitness app I can continue my fitness routine anywhere at anytime, giving me the flexibility that I need, which is especially important while travelling.”

Kayla Itsines
Kayla Itsines has created an app which helps with sticking to your fitness regime.

Michelle Bridges: Pack your gym gear

“The biggest excuse I hear from people telling me why they can’t get fit is that they don’t have time to train,” says The Biggest Loser’s Michelle Bridges, who now heads the 12WBT – 12 Week Body Transformation – an online health and fitness program. “What’s the one thing you have stacks of while on holidays? TIME! Going on holiday is the perfect opportunity to get fit so packing your activewear is essential. Then go for a walk and check out the local sights, enjoy a bike ride or even hit the hotel gym.”

A gym bag, sneakers, headphones and weights.
Michelle Bridges says packing your gym gear is essential.

Luke Zocchi: Walk more

“What better way to check out a new destination than walking around and seeing things?” says Luke Zocchi, who has whipped Cate Blanchett and Chris Hemsworth into shape for movie roles and was hand-picked by Hemsworth for the megastar’s Centr app, which helps people rediscover their mojos. “Skip the taxi ride and use those ‘get-around sticks’ – aka legs! As a rule of thumb, I try to hit 10,000 steps a day. Or get up and smash out 20 minutes of HIIT (high intensity interval training) with an awesome workout app. It is quick, effective and can be done anywhere without any equipment.”

Luke Zocchi
Celebrity trainer Luke Zocchi recommends getting 10,000 steps a day.

Tiffiny Hall: Keep exercise regular

“For a quick equipment-free workout in my hotel room, I blast through an app fitness session,” says another former Biggest Loser trainer, Tiffiny Hall. Now a founder of online health and fitness program TIFFXO, she continues, “If I really want to hit it hard, then I use my carry on suitcase for added resistance while doing sit-ups, squats, incline push-ups and incline mountain climbers. If I have a stopover, I walk laps of the airport to keep up the blood flow after sitting for so long. It’s important to get that oxygen pumping to beat jet lag.”