Working out while traveling seems like it can be a burden but if you know your goals then it can be fun, short and effective.  Staying at the Intercontinental Sandton Towers, a five-star hotel in Johannesburg has create an updated gym to get the job done.

Fitness center at Intercontinental Sandton Towers Johannesburg

The gym is equipped with Technogym nautilus machines to properly attack every muscle group.  The great thing about these machines is the status box to tracks your reps, range of motion and weight.  Free weights, medicine balls, abdominal and lower back benches are available.  And for those looking for a cardio workout, you can chose from treadmill, stationary bike and elliptical.

My secret to working out on the road is a 5 minute warm up to oxygenate your blood for better circulation and performance followed by a circuit exercise.  I found that circuits prevents stagnation that can occur with doing a 3 set workout.  Studies also show you burn more calories when you do a full body workout.  The touch of class that Intercontinental Sandton Towers does is to provide fresh towels, water and apples for guests.  The key thing to remember about working out when your traveling is to get in and out, your focus should be maintenance!