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The 6 Best Travel Fitness Gadgets

It can be easy to let your fitness goals slide while traveling, but if you make an effort to get in some exercise during your trip, you’ll feel better, sleep more deeply, and have more energy. 

These six tiny fitness gadgets take up hardly any space in your suitcase and will help you work out and recover more efficiently—so even if there’s no hotel gym, you won’t have any excuses not to get moving.

Theragun Mini

The Theragun Mini massager

After a hard workout or a long flight crammed in coach, your muscles could use a little help with recovery. The tiny Theragun Mini packs in a powerful vibration that knocks out knots. This travel-sized Theragun is 20 percent smaller and 30 percent lighter than the brand’s regular massage guns, so that you can take it anywhere. 

Download the Therabody app, and the Bluetooth-enabled massage gun can connect to a library of personalized wellness routines that take the guesswork out of using the device.

Jlab Audio JBuds Mini

Jlab Audio JBuds Mini in teal

Whether you’re hitting the hotel gym or going for a run, workouts are always better with music. 

The JBuds Mini are the smallest earbuds on the market, with a case that’s 50 percent smaller than other Bluetooth models. 

The JBuds’ Mini packable size doesn’t mean sacrificing battery power or performance—the case can provide up to 20 hours of charge, and the sound quality is crystal clear. We also love that the earbuds seamlessly switch between different types of hearing options, including a Be Aware Audio setting that’s designed to let in ambient noise for safety while you run or walk—something that’s key in an unfamiliar environment while traveling. 

Hyperice Venom Go

Woman, as seen from the back, wearing the Hyperice Venom Go

Get relaxing heat and soothing vibrations anywhere you need with Hyperice’s Venom Go wearable massager. The tiny device fits in the palm of your hand and can be affixed to any sore or tight spot on your body with reusable adhesive pads, allowing you to massage hard-to-reach spots like shoulders. 

Choose from nine combinations of heat and vibration levels—Venom Go’s vibration is even quiet enough that you could use it on a plane to relieve tight muscles.

Suunto 9 Peak Pro

Suunto 9 Peak Pro watch

Keep track of all your fitness goals with the Suunto 9 Peak Pro, a versatile GPS-enabled sports watch that can be used for everything from hiking to snorkeling. This rugged watch can last up to 300 hours without needing a charge.

Download maps and plan your route ahead of time—Suunto utilizes five different satellite systems, so you’ll be able to navigate through even the most remote environments. You can also use the watch to create your own custom workouts, like an interval run or cycle.

The 9 Peak Pro can monitor several fitness goals, including steps, calories, sleep, stress levels, etc.

Fit Simplify Resistance Bands

Five multicolored Fit Simplify Resistance Bands and small carrying bag

Resistance bands are the most portable piece of fitness equipment that you can pack. The Fit Simplify set is an affordable option with five different resistance levels, an instruction guide with sample exercises, and a carrying bag. 

Use these to get in a great strength workout anywhere you travel—no bulky weights required. 

Gaiam Foldable Yoga Travel Mat

Two views of the Gaiam Foldable Yoga Travel Mat in a maroon and teal design

If the thought of lying on a hotel room floor to work out grosses you out, pack Gaiam’s Foldable Yoga Travel Mat. This thin mat folds into a 10-inch x 12-inch square that fits easily in your suitcase. 

The light padding and sticky texture make this mat essential for yoga or workouts on the road.

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