6 Ways to Exercise While Full-Time RVing 3720

Your health should be a priority no matter your living situation. Whether you live in a sticks and bricks house or RV full-time, it’s important to make time for yourself and exercise. If you do full-time, living in a 300 square foot RV is no excuse to not work out. There are so many ways to stay in shape on the road. Here are six ways to exercise while full-time RVing.


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Whether it’s on a mountain, around town, or even around the campground, biking is a great work out. It gets the heart pumping and is also a wonderful way to check out the area where you are camping.

It can be a fun work out for the entire family or the perfect opportunity to clear your mind on a solo ride. Not sure how to travel with a bicycle in tow? A bike rack can easily mount onto the bumper or rear hitch of your rig.


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There is no better way to get outside and see this beautiful country than by hiking. Hiking allows you to access places not a ton of people go and see an area’s natural beauty.

It is also a great workout! Burn some calories, stretch your legs, and get to know a place even better by getting out and taking a hike. Whether it’s a short stroll or a strenuous hike, it’s great for your body and mind. So grab your hiking gear and hit the trail!


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Yoga is the perfect way to exercise the body and relax the mind while full-time RVing. It takes up very little space so it is something that can be done outdoors on nice days or even indoors when the weather isn’t great.

All you need is enough space for your yoga mat! Not sure where to start with yoga? Try attending a class in the local area where you are camped or find a video online. There are a number of free resources online to get you started on your yoga journey!

Exercise Videos

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Long gone are the days of jazzercise videos on VHS but that doesn’t mean exercise videos no longer exist. Using your smartphone, tablet, or computer, you can easily find resources online to guide your workout.

YouTube is filled with free videos to get you moving, or you can pay for a more structured series of workouts that can be tailor-made to fit your health goals. Guided workout videos are a great way to exercise if you’re not sure where to start or need a little bit of motivation.

Home Gym

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If you think you don’t have room in your tiny home on wheels for a home gym, think again! You really don’t need much to get your body moving and have a successful workout. Dumbbells can be used in a number of ways to assist in a full-body workout and don’t need to take up much storage space.

An exercise mat can be used for situps, pushups, or stretching. Even a mini exercise bike and arm exerciser doesn’t take up much space and it is a great addition to any home gym. With just a few workout staples, you can stay fit without even leaving your campsite.

Gym Membership

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Do you wish you could have a gym membership like you did before you started traveling full-time? Well, you can! There are a number of gyms with locations nationwide where your membership can be used. For example, YMCA and Planet Fitness have gyms in almost every state in the U.S. and membership is good at any location.

Heading to the gym for your workout is a great way to get out of your rig and spend time focused on yourself. A gym membership can also come with other perks such as daycare, showers, and free Wi-Fi!

There is no excuse for skipping a workout if you full-time RV. It doesn’t take much to stay healthy and have fun at the same time. Make sure to keep your body in shape so you are able to really enjoy all of the beautiful places you visit while living the travel lifestyle dream.

How do you stay in shape while on the road? Leave a comment below!

6 ways to exercise while full-time RVing

Jessica Baker Contributor
Jessica is currently living and traveling fulltime in her 5th wheel RV with her husband, two kids, and four cats.
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