Fitness Tips: Anywhere, Anytime, No Gear Required

The Best Equipment Investment: A jump rope. Much more than a kids' toy, the humble jump rope is what professional boxers and bodybuilders use as part of their crucial cardio. Of the high-tech machines, Q only really likes one: the stair-climber. But with the first choice priced around $5 and the second averaging $3,000, there's really no question what the smart investment is.

The Tonic: Most fitness professionals recommend certain supplements and vitamins, and Q's favorite is an old home remedy with many scientifically proven benefits: Raw organic Apple Cider Vinegar -- two tablespoons a day, mixed with water -- is a simple tonic that aids digestion and lowers glucose levels.

Expert No. 3 -- Danielle Harrison trained many Kimpton Hotels executives before securing her position as "Fitness Curator" for Ink48, a Kimpton property in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan. Now a personal trainer, personal running guide and small-group trainer for corporate groups, Harrison knows everything there is to know about staying fit in a big city, even in the worst conditions.

Adjust Your Habits: The great thing about being on vacation: You don't need to squeeze in a workout before 9 a.m. If you want to get a run in, do it in the middle of the day when it's the warmest. Some people like to stick with an exact route because they know the mileage and the terrain. If that's you, you still shouldn't zone out and stare straight ahead when there's weather. Pay attention to the ground, slow down and watch where you are stepping.

Stop-and-Go: If you're running in the city, stopping at lights is fine. Jog in place and keep that heart rate steady. This small break can actually benefit your running [think of it as traffic-engineered interval training].

Soundtrack it: Music is vital to an awesome run! Some of my favorites are "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "Beautiful Day" by U2, Lights" by Ellie Goulding, and "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark" by Fall Out Boy.

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