Two main reasons that I love to workout on vacation: 1) it keeps me feeling great and energized, 2) vacation gyms are second to none! I had a great lower body workout in this insane gym in the Maldives (read all about our babymoon here) at 23 weeks pregnant. Wearing my favorite matching set from Rec Sweat in charcoal. Workout details below, enjoy!

Circuit 1: 3 Rounds

  • In & Out Goblet Squats x10
  • B Stance Cable RDLs x10 both sides
  • Banded Lunge To Reverse Kick x10

Circuit 2: 30 seconds on, 15 seconds rest. 3-4 rounds.

  • Standing Crunches With Weight
  • Sumo Deadlift To Overhead Press
  • Explosive Jump Squats

In & Out Goblet Squats

Go for 10 total, in and out = 1 rep. Keep your core engaged and chest upright throughout.

B Stance Cable RDLs

Start with a staggered stance, 80% of your weight in the front foot. Grab the cable with your opposite hand, hinging back and returning upright with control through the hamstrings and glutes. Allow a slight twist toward your front foot as you hinge for deeper engagement.

Banded Lunge To Reverse Kick

I don’t ever travel without my 3-piece band set from Rec Sweat, complete with light, medium, and heavy resistance. I’m using the light resistance in this video as this move requires a greater range of motion.

Standing Crunches With Weight

Inhale and let your belly expand, exhale and draw your core in tight and squeeze glutes.

Sumo Deadlift To Overhead Press

Start with a wide stance as you hinge through the hips for a sumo deadlift, then return upright with control as you press the weights overhead.

Explosive Jump Squats

Explode up and land in a squat, repeating for total time. Option to modify with bodyweight squats.

Let me know what you think about this lower body workout and what you want to see next! xx, Rach

Welcome! I’m Rachael.

I enjoy sharing my love for food and fitness. I'm a registered dietitian, certified personal trainer, and a New York Times Bestselling author. Here you'll find all kinds of recipes and kitchen hacks, as well as workouts and fitness motivation. Enjoy! — xx Rachael

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