Staying consistent in training, regardless of circumstances, is paramount for achieving long-term success and progress in any fitness endeavor. Consistency builds discipline, resilience, and helps maintain momentum towards your goals, even when faced with obstacles. In challenging times or with limited resources, the ability to adapt and innovate becomes crucial.

Firstly, consistency cultivates discipline. By adhering to a regular training schedule, you develop a habit that becomes ingrained in your routine, making it easier to prioritize fitness even when life gets hectic or you are on the road. This discipline extends beyond the gym, influencing other areas of your life positively, such as time management and goal setting.

Secondly, consistency fosters resilience. It’s inevitable to encounter setbacks or obstacles along the fitness journey, whether it’s injury, illness, or unexpected life events. However, consistent training builds mental toughness, teaching you to persevere through adversity and bounce back stronger. Each workout completed, despite challenges, reinforces your ability to overcome obstacles, both in fitness and in life.

Moreover, consistent training maintains momentum. Progress in fitness is not linear; there will be peaks and valleys. Yet, by showing up consistently, you keep the momentum going, preventing regression and maintaining your hard-earned work. This continuous progress fuels motivation and confidence, propelling you closer to your goals.

When faced with limited equipment or resources, creativity becomes your greatest asset. Rather than seeing constraints as barriers, view them as opportunities to innovate. Utilize bodyweight exercises, household items, or alternative training methods to keep your workouts effective and engaging. Whether it’s using a chair for tricep dips or filling a backpack with books for weighted squats, there are endless possibilities to stay active and challenged.

Above all, never quit. Consistency is not about perfection but persistence. There will be days when motivation wanes, or progress seems slow, but it’s during these moments that your commitment to consistency is tested. Remember the reason you started – and use it as fuel to push through. Embrace the journey, celebrate small victories, and trust in the process.

In conclusion, staying consistent in training, regardless of circumstances, is vital for long-term success in fitness. It builds discipline, resilience, and maintains momentum towards your goals. By being inventive with limited equipment and never quitting, you not only strengthen your body but also cultivate a mindset primed for success in all aspects of life.

Example: On our most recent trip, the gym option was too expensive so I traveled with a little investment I made in the past. Rogue Brick Bags https://www.roguefitness.com/gb/rogue-brick-bags They take up no room in luggage and as long as you are near a beach, you will have a great resource for loading your backpack.

Day 1:

In 30 minutes, complete in pairs for max burpees.

40 rounds (I go, you go, for a whole round)

6 push ups

8 squats

20 double unders (jump ropes also take up very little room and are lightweight)

Then in the remaining time complete 5 synchro burpees + 60 sec wall sit/plank (alternating each round)

N.B We had not collected the sand by this point, so it was a body weight only workout


Day 2:

30 min EMOM

Min 1 = :45s mountain climbers

Min 2 = :45s up downs

Min 3 = :45s sit ups

Min 4 = 100-200m run

Min 5 = Rest

(Still had no sand)


Day 3: Finally got the back pack loaded!

5 rounds for time: (in pairs)

100 double unders

42 ground to overhead (clean and press)

30 backpack lunges (in bear hug)

18 burpees over bag

(Split work as needed)


Day 4:

Complete for time in pairs:

600 thrusters


Player 1 = 5 up downs + max thrusters in remaining time

Player 2 = static hold

Then swap.

Holds: 1st 200 reps = 30 sec wall sit

2nd 200 reps = 30 sec FLR

3rd 200 reps = 30 sec overhead hold with one of the brick bags


Day 5: Very simple but very effective for keeping strength up in gymnastics.

Complete for quality:

100 strict pull ups

100 strict toes to bar or knee raises

200-300 push ups

No time frame, just looking to complete in small sets as long as quality remains high. (There is no need to be out of breath) If pull ups are a struggle you can actually execute an under chair row, which is like a ring row. I was lucky that there was a large round beam holding a canopy up.


Day 6: (class workout modified)

20 minute AMRAP:

10 reverse crunches

20 up downs

30 back pack squats

40 double unders

2 single arm carries around the pool switching arms after lap 1.


Throughout the week we also sprinkled in some back pack step ups for volume, like the workout “CHAD”. 30 min rucks or just a long unweighted walk to grab a coffee with no distractions.

This is just what we did in 6 days, the possibilities are endless and if you want some more ideas then please reach out. Chris




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