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Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

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Part 2 of Staying Healthy on the Road

From the desk of Stacy Slawitsky, RYT…. Easy Ways to Exercise at Your Locale

 

For several years, I was a corporate road warrior, traveling to many parts of the country, sometimes for weeks at a time. Let’s face it: work travel can take its toll on your mind and body, and it’s hard to stick to good habits when your daily schedule is always changing.

 

1. Choose wisely: Pick your hotel based on its fitness offerings

I have seen the growth of hotel and gym cross-promotion over the past few years.  There’s Sports Club LA/Ritz Carlton, Exhale/Fairmont, just to name a few.  See if these brands are on your company’s preferred hotel list. Be aware that you may be charged a daily gym fee but most companies reimburse these fees as travel expenses.

Have no fear if you are not staying in a metropolitan area. A Holiday Inn I stayed at in Nebraska had an arrangement where guests could use a local gym in town. The bottom line is, seek and you shall find.

2. Ask and you shall receive: Leverage local gyms in the area

If the hotel gym doesn’t do it for you, check out gyms in the area. I have walked into gyms, explained my desire to maintain my fitness routine away from home and have walked away with complimentary guest passes for the duration of my stay.  It doesn’t hurt to ask, most like-minded fitness managers will empathize with you.

3. Land safely: Do yoga

Sitting on a plane for hours coupled with the stress of getting to your destination can result in stiff joints and an agitated mind upon arrival.  Relieve all of that with the power of a yoga class.  It’s easy as going on Yelp to find a class in your area that suits your needs.

4. Hop to it: Invest in a jump rope

Easy to pack and could be done in the comfort of your room (although this could result in some angry neighbors), jumping rope burns approximately 14 calories a minute (Mayo Clinic) so start jumping!

5. Kill two birds: Go site seeing and get your run on

One of the biggest complaints I have heard and experienced from work travel is not being able to explore the locale you were working in. Get a workout in and check out your locale by mapping a run around town using MapMyRun (www.mapmyrun.com).

 

6. Most important: Listen to what your body needs

Be mindful that any kind of travel can be physiologically taxing so listen to your body. I used to think that my workouts always had to be at maximum intensity. So on the road I would push my limits and then wind up being less productive at work because I was so drained from the travel/workout combo.   Remember that a 20 minute walk around town is better than nothing so if that’s what your body is craving then go with that!

Would love to hear your tips for exercising on the road!

Stacy Slawitsky, RYT

Certified Yoga Teacher

Stacy’s journey with yoga began in Manhattan as a means to relieve the stress of a demanding job on Wall Street. Her discovery of PranaVayu-Vinyasa yoga opened her mind and body in transformational ways. Her passion to share these practices with others led her to complete her 200-hour PranaVayu teacher training with founder David Magone.

Stacy continues to further her training through Buddhist meditation and philosophy workshops with the Buddhist Chaplain of Harvard University, Lama Migmar Tseten, and yoga instructors throughout Boston and New York. Her yoga classes encourage students to be kind to themselves by practicing patience and positivity with their asana practice, while playing a variety of good tunes along the way.

Book online for any private session or yoga class in our Boston yoga studio or contact OMBE for additional information.

 

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