Why This Peloton Instructor Approves of Cutting Your Workout Routine in Half While on Vacation

"A little goes a long way, even if it’s just 10 or 20 minutes," Peloton's Bradley Rose said.

Peloton bike being used at Hilton hotel.
Courtesy of Hilton.

For Peloton instructor Bradley Rose, working out while on vacation is a must — even if it's half of what he'd typically do at home or in the studio.

“If you only meet 50 percent of your normal exercise routine - that’s a success," he told Travel + Leisure recently of working out while traveling. "A little goes a long way, even if it’s just 10 or 20 minutes."

Rose, a London-based cycling instructor for the fitness company, explained the importance of getting a workout out of the way, but not forcing it because after all, you are on vacation.

“For me, waking up early and getting it done means it’s checked off for the day," he said. "It sets me up mentally, and, if I’m staying in a hotel and heading to breakfast after, for example, I’m in more of a mindset where I’m likely to make balanced choices. But, if I’m feeling tired or not up for it, I leave it and I’m not hard on myself."

Naturally, hotel workouts for the fitness guru are done via the Peloton app and consist of either a bodyweight strength class or audio-only guided outdoor run.

“It’s enjoyable because you get to see things from a different vantage point and you’re staying active at the same time,” he said of taking his workouts outside while in a new place.

Peloton users — and non-members who enjoy indoor cycling sweat sessions — can keep up with Rose the next time they stay at a Hilton property as the hotel chain has expanded its partnership with the fitness brand to now include bikes at Hilton fitness center locations in Puerto Rico and three new international markets: Germany, the United Kingdom, and certain properties in Canada. 

As part of the expansion, Hilton Honors members who are first-time Peloton users residing in Canada, Germany or the U.K. can also receive a 90-day free trial of the Peloton app through July 4, of this year. The app offers thousands of live and on-demand streaming classes, some with no equipment needed. 

Peloton Bikes will also soon appear in select "Five Feet to Fitness" rooms at participating hotels in each market. These are guest rooms that feature a private workout space with various pieces of Peloton-branded equipment including 2 lb. hand weights, a yoga mat resistance bands, access to Peloton’s digital content and now the Peloton bike and Peloton bike mat — just five feet from guests’ beds. 

As part of Hilton’s overall wellness initiative it has introduced more plant-based, sober-conscious menu items at their hotels around the world as well as  vegan pillow menus to  expert-lead, anti-stress programs at certain properties.

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