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15 CrossFit Workouts for Any Hotel Gym

15 CrossFit Workouts for Any Hotel Gym

Traveling can make working out your way less than ideal but these workouts are perfect almost any hotel.


We all know about the struggle to find a time and place to workout while traveling. Most of us will end up in a hotel when we’re away from home and it’s tough to predict what fitness facilities will be available to us.

Most hotels have a gym but whether it’s up to your standard or not is an entirely different conversation to have. Then there’s no-gym situations. The hotel you’re staying in may not have one. The hours it’s open may not sync with your schedule or it could be closed for renovations.

The bottom line is that you have to be ready to adapt to your environment to stay fit while traveling. The good news is that CrossFit is an easily adaptable fitness regime.

No gym? No problem. You can always do a bodyweight WOD. And if you have access to a gym, even the worst hotel gyms will likely have a treadmill and a few dumbbells.

To help you navigate the treacherous waters that is fitness in a hotel, we’ve put together a list of fifteen awesome CrossFit workouts that can be used in any hotel scenario.

Many of these workouts come from two of our favorite CrossFitters, Josh Bridges and Jason Khalipa.

Watch and subscribe to Josh’s new Paying the Man YouTube channel.

Listen and subscribe to Jason’s AMRAP Mentality podcast.

Workout #1 (Dumbbells)

This one only requires dumbbells, which you can find in most hotel gyms.

4 Rounds For Time:

  • 16 Single-Arm DB Burpees

  • 16 Single-Arm DB Overhead Lunges

  • 16 Single-Arm DB Snatches

All movements are non-alternating. Perform 8 on one side and then 8 on the opposite side.

Workout #2 (Dumbbells + Treadmill)

6 Rounds for Time:

  • 200 Meter Run

  • 7 Squat Cleans

  • 7 Dumbbell Swings

Workout #3 (Pull-Up Bar + Bodyweight)

WOD by Josh Bridges.

5 Rounds for Time:

  • 20 Air Squats

  • 20 Pull-Ups

  • 20 Burpees

Josh Bridges

Josh Bridges

Workout #4 (Bodyweight)

WOD by Josh Bridges.

Perform the following number of repetitions of each movement:

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

  • Handstand Push-Ups

  • Push-Ups

  • Burpees

Workout #5 (Bodyweight)

WOD by Josh Bridges.

Perform the following numbers of repetitions:

50-40-30-20-10

  • Push-Ups

  • Air Squats

Workout #6 (Dumbbells)

WOD by Josh Bridges.

3 Rounds for Time:

  • 20 Dumbbell Lunges

  • 20 Single-Arm Dumbbell Snatches

Workout #7 (Dumbbells + Treadmill)

WOD by Josh Bridges.

For Time:

  • 800 Meter Run

  • 50 Devil Presses

  • 800 Meter Run

Workout #8 (Dumbbells + Pull-Up Bar)

As many rounds as possible (AMRAP) in 15 minutes:

  • 5 Man-Makers

  • 10 Burpee Pull-Ups

Workout #9 (Dumbbells + Bodyweight)

WOD by Jason Khalipa.

Every minute on the minute (EMOM) for 15 minutes perform the below movements:

  • Single-Arm DB Snatches (5 Right/5 Left)

  • 10 Air Squats

  • 10 Push-Ups

Workout #10 (Dumbbells + Treadmill)

WOD by Jason Khalipa.

Every minute on the minute (EMOM) for 15 minutes:

  • 6 Dumbbell Front Squats

  • 6 Push-Ups on the Dumbbells

  • Run the remainder of the minute on the treadmill at a moderate to fast pace.

Workout #11 (Dumbbells)

WOD by Jason Khalipa.

Every minute on the minute (EMOM) for 15 minutes:

  • 18 Plank Push-Ups

  • 20 Arnold Presses

  • 22 Bicep Curls

At the end of the 15-minute EMOM, do 50 burpees for time.

Workout #12 (Dumbbells)

WOD by Jason Khalipa.

Every minute on the minute (EMOM) for 10 minutes:

  • 10 Dumbbell Hang Squat Cleans

  • 10 Dumbbell Push Presses

5 Dumbbell CrossFit Workouts for the Hotel Gym

Jason Khalipa

Jason Khalipa

Workout #13 (Dumbbells + Bodyweight)

We’ve covered this one before but it’s too good to leave out. It’s called '“hotel hell” and it’s simple in design but brutally effective.

For Time:

  • 100 Dumbbell Thrusters

  • 5 Burpees at the Top of Each minute

Start with 5 burpees. Then complete as many DB thrusters as possible until the minute is up. Repeat until 100 total thrusters are completed.

Workout #14 (Jump Rope + Bodyweight)

As many rounds as possible (AMRAP) in 15 minutes.

  • 30 Double-unders or 60 single-unders.

  • 15 Push-ups

  • 15 Air Squats

Workout #15 (Pull-Up Bar + Bodyweight)

"Tabata Something Else"

With a running clock in 16 minutes:

Perform a Tabata Interval (eight rounds of 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest) for each movement – for a total of 32 intervals. The first 8 intervals are pull-ups, the second 8 are push-ups, the third 8 intervals are sit-ups, and the last 8 intervals are squats. There is no additional rest between movements. Score is the total reps performed in all of the intervals.

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