Don’t let traveling for work destroy your life.

The Road Warrior is the only comprehensive, action-oriented guide to staying healthy, happy and productive on the road. Backed by years of personal experience and hundreds of hours of in-depth research, it’s stuffed with over 300 pages of strategies and solutions for the most common problems of business travel.

What if you could:

  • Be on the road 200+ days a year without ever feeling stressed out, drained, achy, or miserable?
  • Know how to eat well no matter where you are, including airports, new cities, and client dinners?
  • Effortlessly build your own do-anywhere exercise routine, and stick to it?
  • Lead a happier, more productive life than your homebound colleagues?

It’s possible. You can travel for work without destroying your wellness, your fitness, or your performance, but only if you have the right information and the right strategies to make it happen.

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Traveling for work is hard work

The only experience you’ve ever had traveling before this was being on vacation. This is no vacation. This is hard.

You spend ten hours a week crunched into an airplane seat and another fifty hunched over a laptop. You eat every meal at a restaurant or (even worse) in an airport food court. You don’t sleep enough. You barely exercise.

When you started, they spent an entire day covering how to submit receipts and expense reports, and no time on how to survive the actual trip. And for a while, maybe a long while, it was fineyou were thrilled by new places and new experiences, long hours and exciting work. You were so focused on everything else, you didn’t notice what your new job was doing to you.

Now the changes are beginning to accumulate, and they’re becoming harder to ignore. Your back hurts, and it never used to. A slowly-growing gut is becoming more noticeable. You’ve got a brain fog that you can’t seem to shake. You get sick more often. You wake up feeling tired and achy. It seems harder to focus on simple tasks. You can feel your personal happiness and job performance beginning to suffer.

The human body is resilient, but it’s not indestructible.

Start living your best life on the road

The way I see it, you have three options:

1. Don't change

Close this page and find a new thing to read instead of doing your expenses. Continue to let work travel make you achy and tired all the time. Slowly become less and less productive until you burn out and quit, or burn out and get fired. Take a few weeks to decompress, and then start looking for a new job that keeps you in one place.

2. Attempt to figure it out on your own

This is an option. There’s a nearly infinite amount of information about how to eat well, exercise optimally, manage stress, and deal with poor workplace ergonomics. But the problem’s never been finding information. Anyone can go down to the corner store and load up on magazines full of diet tips and six-pack tricks, read hundreds of abstracts on PubMed, or spend hours digging through old blog posts, but then what?

The problem is understanding how all of that information works for you. It takes a lot of effort to evaluate sources and studies to see if they’re credible, to separate the value from the nonsense, to map something designed for a 19-year old college student with nothing to do and full gym access to your busy, highly-mobile life.

Even more than effort, it takes takes time, something you already have far too little of.

If you barely have time to fit a workout in as it is, are you really expecting to suddenly find dozens or even hundreds of hours to sift through information and try things to figure out how best to stay healthy as a business traveler?

3. Spend just $29 for over 300 pages of powerful concepts, actionable strategies, and proven tactics tailored specifically for the problems you have, from someone who’s lived them.

Why start from scratch? I’ve already put hundreds of hours of research and years of self-experimentation and lived experience into figuring out these problems, and now I’ve written them down into a digestible, action-oriented book.

Don’t get me wrong, you still have to do the work of understanding and implementing the changes you’ll need to makethis isn’t a magic pill or One Weird Trickbut you don’t have to worry about how. You just get to start becoming a better, healthier, happier version of yourself as soon as you start reading.

For less than you spend on a cab to the airport, you get to learn from the thousands of mistakes I’ve made and hundreds of books I’ve read. No sifting or searching, just skipping straight to the most effective and important strategies for living your best life on the road, including:

  • A memorable, scientifically-backed approach to eating well on the road and in airports
  • Ways to stop and even reverse the physical effects of hunching over laptops and crunching into airplane seats
  • Simple strategies for maintaining a strong, fit body with minimal time and equipment
  • Do-anywhere techniques for managing stress, improving sleep, and staying sane and happy away from home
  • No-nonsense guidance on packing, pre-travel prep, and building a location-independent routine

Become a road warrior

The Road Warrior is currently slated for publication by the end of 2017. Pre-order now to receive:

  • The entire book in PDF, ePub, and Mobi formats at the lowest price it will ever be offered (a $20 savings!)
  • Pre-release versions of two chapters right now.
  • Additional pre-release chapters and notes from Coleman (the author) as the book goes through editing, design, illustration, and publication
  • Updates for life — every time a new edition is published, you get that version too, at no additional cost.
  • Early access and a free copy of the upgraded book bundle, including supplemental checklists, gear guides, workbooks, booklets, and other goodies (an additional $28 value).
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What’s in the book

The Road Warrior has two parts: Arrive and Survive.

Arrive offers solutions for getting through the actual act of travel intact, starting well before you get on an airplane and continuing all the way through your destination airport.

Chapter 1: Prepare Now, Worry Never

Status, credit cards, choosing flights and lodging, and making an itinerary

Chapter 2: Pack Light, But Not Too Light

Minimalism, building a capsule wardrobe, what to bring, and what to leave at home

Chapter 3: Travel Zen

Acting like a pro, having a travel uniform, and planning for the worst

Chapter 4: The Deal With Airplane Food

Good food, bad food, worse food, and the best thing to eat in any airport

Chapter 5: Travel Is A Contact Sport

How airplanes break bodies, minimizing discomfort, and reversing damage

Survive covers strategies for living optimally in an unfamiliar place, including eating, staying active, self-care and sleep, and building resilient routines.

Chapter 6: Beating A Terrible Workspace

How bad workspaces hurt bodies and minds, minimizing discomfort, and reversing damage

Chapter 7: A Road Warrior’s Diet

Why most eating plans fail, and why this one works

Chapter 8: A Road Warrior’s Diet Part II: The Rules

Seven simple rules on how to eat, what to eat, and what to avoid

Chapter 9: A Road Warrior’s Diet Part III: Tips & FAQs

Strategies for adherence and common questions, including what to do about the dreaded client dinner

Chapter 10: A Road Warrior’s Workout

The benefits of exercise, the problem with most exercise advice, and what to do about it

Chapter 11: A Road Warrior’s Workout Part II: Leveling Up

Six simple steps to level up from couch potato to consistent exerciser

Chapter 12: A Road Warrior’s Workout Part III: Tips & FAQs

Strategies for adherence, common questions, low- and no-equipment workout options

Chapter 13: Take Care Of Yourself

Stress, sleep, jet lag, and un-ruining your body

Chapter 14: Build a Location-Independent Routine

Habits, behavioral change, and becoming who you want to be

What’s definitely not in the book

The Road Warrior has no lists of foods that will magically burn belly fat. It endorses no unbelievably effective pills or powders, contains no six-week shreds, recommends no healing crystals or other pseudo-science. You won’t find any magic cures or silver bullets. In fact, it provides few canonical paths to success for anything.

It still contains plenty of opinionated recommendations for what can and cannot help you be healthier person. I’ll even explain the research behind them where appropriate. There’s lots of actionable information in these pages.

But it’s not the kind of information you may have come to expect when you think of “health advice,” because that kind of information isn’t information at all. It’s sales. Everyone offers a miracle or a magic trick, because miracles sell considerably better than dedicated, diligent effort and pragmatic, evidence-based knowledge.

Even the products and guides that aren’t total snake oil mostly suck, because they’re made to be sold, not usedthese solutions require you to entirely re-arrange your life and put in unsustainable, herculean effort to get the results that they’re promising, which they have to promise so they can move units. You might be able to keep one of these up for a few weeks or even months, but you’re not going to build a sustainable, healthy lifestyle like that. You’re not going to create permanent change.

As a busy professional, let alone a busy professional that goes to a different city every week or every month, you can’t organize your life around staying healthy. You don’t have time to spend 16 hours a week running in a circle or doing a thousand tricep pull-downs, you don’t have enough consistency in your life to guarantee access to exactly the same food in exactly the same portions all the time forever.

You’re already living what can easily become an unsustainably time-intensive lifestyle, there’s no place to put another one on top of it.

Who the book is for

This is a book for business travelers who want to become road warriors. That is, folks who don’t want life on the road to ruin their mind and body, and are ready to put in a moderate effort to make that a reality.

Most specifically, this book is for those who: travel primarily by airplane on weekly short-to-medium-haul flights, are on the road 150–200 (or more) days a year, and whose travel schedule follows the consultant model of “several weeks to several months commuting back and forth to the same place.”

If you drive more than you fly, maintain a truly itinerant travel schedule, regularly fly international long-haul flights, or only travel a few weeks per year, the principles are still completely applicable to your problems. This book is still for you. Some of the specific examples and tricks may not resonate, but it will still be worth the purchase price, and then some.

Who am I?

I’m Coleman. I’m an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and the co-founder and head coach of Ohmcoach, a health and fitness coaching company. I live in Chicago.

Before that, I spent almost five years as a traveler, doing digital products and strategy consulting while figuring out how to stay healthy and sane on the road for my own benefit.

My personal journey involved going from an irregular exerciser and okay-ish eater to running a four-hour marathon, powerlifting a 1000-pound three-lift total, and keeping some semblance of abs at the same time. All while living out of a suitcase for as many as 5 days a week and 45 weeks a year, eating at restaurants for most meals, and training no more than seven hours a week.

But while I watched myself get fitter on the road, I was watching my colleagues become miserable, sick, tired, and burned out. I got tired of it. So I quit, started Ohmcoach and got to work on this book.

I’ve helped hundreds of people get healthier, look better, and perform better. I've helped triathletes get faster, lifters get stronger, executives optimize their health and productivity, and 500+ kids build sustainable exercise habits at a national chain of summer weight-loss camps. I’d like to help you too.

Get your boss to pay for this book

At many companies, this book will qualify as a reimbursable educational expense. Thinking clearly and feeling your best have direct, measurably positive impacts on your productivity, just as much—if not more—than a book or training on the latest technologies or strategies.

At many places, this kind of price tag won’t even trigger a unique or special expense approval, and simply fall into a standard training, book, or health and wellness allowance. You’ll know better than I do if this will work with your expense and/or training policies.

If you do need to convince a manager or other approver that this is a valuable training expense, I’ve made a two-page PDF explainer for you, with a simple, sound argument on the direct impact the strategies in this book can have on things that managers tend to care about, like productivity, absenteeism, and retention (there are even citations!). Feel free to use it as a cheat sheet when you have the conversation, or just print it off hand it directly to them.

If you’re a manager and would like to buy your team this book, multi-copy discounts are available. Contact inquiries@theroadwarriorbook.com for more information.

Don’t just survive. Thrive.

If you want to be able to survive work travel, you have to build a life around one simple, unavoidable fact: you now spend more time away from home than at home.

Get it wrong, and you’re probably going to be looking for a new job sooner rather than later. But get it right, and you don’t have to stop at survival. A well-built travel life will allow you to thrive on the road.

You’re completely capable of regaining control over your life, reducing your stress levels, feeling better, eating better, and performing better. And you can use that extra bandwidth and energy however you want, whether that’s exploring the cities you find yourself in, being more productive at work, or picking up a new hobby. You’re only limited by your imagination.

You can design a life that’s not only better than the one you have now, but better than the one you had when you weren’t traveling. It still takes work, but with the strategies in The Road Warrior, it’s less work than you might imagine.

So, what’ll it be? Are you going to stay a business traveler, or are you going to become a road warrior?

If you have additional questions, reservations, concerns, or comments that this page doesn't address, feel free to drop me a line at questions@theroadwarriorbook.com and I'll do my best to answer them.