How We Roll: Working Out on the Road

 How We Roll: Working Out on the Road

Jennifer has one requirement as we travel: We find a place to work out.

She's a fitness instructor by occupation, though lately, because of our near-fulltime traveling schedule, she's had to cut back on the classes she teaches.

But that doesn't mean she cuts back on her fitness goals.

working out on the roadAdmittedly during some trips – like the very hectic Great Lakes Shoreline Tour that we're doing for Verizon Wireless – finding time to pull over and find a gym hasn't happened as much as she'd like. I can usually tell when I better get her to a gym because she starts to get a but cranky.

So in answer to a reader's question where she finds places to work out, we put together this How We Roll in our RV video

Jennifer talks about the Silver Sneakers fitness program. Joining it gets you in over a11,000 locations, as we found with the Anytime Fitness chain  we chose. Many health insurance plans also include Slver Sneaker benefits.

Meantime, some of the national fitness places you can look into include:

Snap Fitness

Planet Fitness

Fitness 19

LA Fitness

Curves (women only)

Workout Anytime

The video above was shot at the Anytime Fitness gym in Saulte Ste Marie, MI.


Mike Wendland

Mike Wendland is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road at He and Jennifer also host the weekly RV Podcast and do twice-weekly videos on the YouTube RV Lifestyle Channel. They have written 10 books on RV travel.


  • Bob and I make it our practice to look ahead to where we are traveling to find a YMCA, as members we are welcome to use facilities for free.
    We love to boondock and this gives us a place for workout and showering. It’s also fun to see what kind of facilities there are around the US.

  • Will Jennifer be teaching at the FMCA Family Reunion rally in Redmond, OR next month??? Super hope so! She’s my inspiration and I’d love it if she did a seminar on staying fit on the road!!!

  • Mine, too! I’m not even a member of FMCA but would consider going to meet and greet her. She looks great and if she can stay in shape like that while traveling, there’s hope for us all.

  • Appreciate the tips and we love your How We Roll reports. Please do them more frequently! Mike, quit taking pictures and start working out. hehehe

  • I bring a stretch band and can do lots of upper body exercises and stretching with it. Squats and lunges take no equipment. We also walk/hike whenever we can. We’ve only been using our RT for about 9 months and so far prefer to stay out of cities and boondock. I’ll check to see if my gym is affiliated with others around the country for future trips

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