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For Brendan Fallis, staying lean is a lifestyle—one that he’s perfected whether he’s at home or traveling around the world.
We caught up with the ever-stylish influencer ahead of his set at Imperial Companies’ “Tuesdays at Henry Hall” event to glean his top tips and tricks. Here’s how Fallis stays fit on the road.
If you have a hotel gym it’s simple to slip in a proper workout. In addition to that, walking cities, bike share, or going for a jog are great. There are always plenty of activities to embark on that are physically taxing.
I’m not a huge advocate of workout classes, but that’s solely because I’m wired as a self-motivator. I enjoy classes, but tend to just set out on my own. That being said, I do drop into Mile High Run Club quite often during the winter because I don’t enjoy running in cold temperatures. I’m also quite loyal to S10 Training founder Stephen Chuek and BFX Studio trainer Kira Stokes [in NYC].
I bring a jump rope with me on every trip. Being able to get a solid cardio workout done in your hotel room is key. I mix that with bodyweight exercises. I also bring fish oil and some travel protein packs to mix with water post-workout. Since I only carry-on, I keep things pretty light.
Lately I’ve been on a keto diet kick. I find the research pretty interesting, so I’m giving it a shot. I’m two weeks in (minus a pizza in Italy on Sunday…gotta live) and feeling pretty good: lots of energy and the meal plan is quite easy, even when eating out. I’m planning to keep it up for a while, and assess myself along the journey.
Full-body conditioning in the gym with a mixture of weight and bodyweight exercises. High reps tend to be more common for me, but I like to mix it up. Running once a week is key—track sprints or distance, but never longer than six miles. Eating is the most important of all, though. It’s the most difficult for me, and takes the most mental commitment. That and water consumption. I try to drink three liters a day, but it remains a constant challenge.
We love going to Mile High Run Club together, and have recently started going to the track together. We also do some weekend circuit training.
I don’t usually warm up, as it’s all bodyweight and cardio—just start a little slower before bringing up the intensity.
Complete five circuits total. Do 20 reps of each exercise (three minuntes for jump rope), with 30 seconds of rest between sets.