Working out on the road (through blip.tv)

Townhouse Hotel in South Beach, Miami
Townhouse Hotel in South Beach, Miami

We all know that vacations should be times of rest, but what happens when a few too many Fruity Screaming Fuzzy Navels (try to say that 5 times fast…or 3 drinks in) start making your swimsuit fit a little too snuggly? If you’re frequenting a 5-star, then not to worry; most high-end hotels boast fitness centers comparable to that of the super posh Equinox Fitness or Sports Club LA. You can trot away those extra inches in air-conditioned ecstasy and personal-TV bliss.

But when your "gym" is limited to stationary bikes at the end of hallways...

Then it's time to get a little bit more creative.

Enter our good friends at blip.tv – a super fab distribution, hosting, and advertising platform for independently produced Web shows who just recently entered into a distribution partnership with the likes of YouTube and others (congrats guys!).

A quick search of their site brought us promptly to this series of nifty how-to videos, demonstrating a complete in-room cardio workout by hunky Jeff Kunard. Let’s face it - just the sight of him lifting weighted suitcases over the hotel room coffee-table may qualify as a cardio workout in itself.

But, if cardio ain't your thing (or men, if you'd prefer your own eye candy), you can treat yourself to an in-room yoga session hosted by the lovely Tara Stiles.

Moral of the story is, a lack of 5-star amenities is no excuse for skipping fitness while on the road. So bench it like Kunard, bend it like Stiles, and bring on the mojitos!

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