Shay Mitchell reveals how she stays fit while traveling

Two of the things that Shay Mitchell is most passionate about are travel and fitness, yet for a lot of people, it's difficult for those two things to coincide. From eating out at restaurants to wanting to veg out and recharge, most of us aren't quite sure how to motivate ourselves to work out or find the time to hit the gym while on vacation. Luckily, though, Mitchell isn't "most of us," and she has a few full-proof ways to get a sweat in while on the road.

"It's definitely something people struggle with, but there are a few tricks I tend to use," she told AOL Entertainment on a recent phone call. "I almost always pack a jump rope in my suitcase, because you can do that anywhere. I also use those furniture sliders. I swear if there were security camera footage of me working out in my hotel room, people would think I was totally insane."

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The "Pretty Little Liars" actress, who also frequents hotel gyms when she's traveling, has had a bit more time on her hands recently since wrapping the long-running Freeform hit for good. In addition to documenting her every move -- yes, including her workouts! -- on Snapchat, the 30-year-old star maintains an active YouTube channel that includes a series called "Shaycation," which highlights her enviable travels.

Most recently, Mitchell jetted off for a picture-perfect trip to Greece before heading to Jordan, where she visited the Azraq refugee camp, an experience she told us was "emotional" and "eye-opening."

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Shay Mitchell works out at the SoFit gym at the Sofitel Los Angeles to prepare for the first-ever Propel Co:Labs Fitness Festival. Fans and fitness fanatics, alike, will have the opportunity to work out alongside Shay during the two day festival in Los Angeles happening August 12-13.

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TORONTO, ON - JUNE 18: Shay Mitchell arrives at the 2017 iHeartRADIO MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 18, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagic)
BURBANK, CA - JUNE 14: (L-R) Sasha Pieterse and Shay Mitchell attend the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood Launches Special Exhibit Celebrating Final Season Of 'Pretty Little Liars' at Warner Bros. Studios on June 14, 2017 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood)
HOLLYWOOD, FL - JUNE 7: Shay Mitchell is seen at the Ocean Drive Magazine May Issue Cover Party at Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 7, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Shay Mitchell and Stella Artois 'Host One to Remember' this summer at the Stella Artois Braderie in New York City on June 6, 2017. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Stella Artois)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 03: Shay Mitchell and Ashley Benson are seen on June 03, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Actress Shay Mitchell poses in the press room at the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Actor Shay Mitchell attends the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/MTV1617/Getty Images For MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - APRIL 27: Actress Shay Mitchell arrives at We Day California 2017 at The Forum on April 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Actress Shay Mitchell attends the 9th Annual Shorty Awards at PlayStation Theater on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Actress Shay Mitchell is seen walking in Midtown on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: (L-R) Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, I. Marlene King, Shay Mitchell, Lucy Hale, and Sasha Pieterse attend Freeform 2017 Upfront at Hudson Mercantile on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Shay Mitchell attends the Freeform 2017 Upfront at Hudson Mercantile on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
LA QUINTA, CA - APRIL 13: Shay Mitchell attends the KALEIDOSCOPE: LAWN TALKS presented by Delta Air Lines & Cannabinoid Water on April 13, 2017 in La Quinta, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Kaleidoscope )
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Actress Shay Mitchell enters the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on April 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 25: Actress Shay Mitchell arrives at The Paley Center For Media's 34th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles - 'Pretty Little Liars' at Dolby Theatre on March 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 25: (L-R) Actresses Sasha Pieterse, Shay Mitchell and Ashley Benson appear on stage at The Paley Center for Media's 34th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles presentation of 'Pretty Little Liars' at Dolby Theatre on March 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
ROSEMONT, IL - MARCH 01: Shay Mitchell attends WE Day Illinois 2017 at Allstate Arena on March 1, 2017 in Rosemont, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for WE)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actor Shay Mitchell attends Vanity Fair and L'Oreal Paris Toast to Young Hollywood hosted by Dakota Johnson and Krista Smith at Delilah on February 21, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Shay Mitchell seen at the Tory Burch fashion show during New York Fashion Week - Day 6 on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Shay Mitchell attends the Philipp Plein collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at New York Public Library on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Shay Mitchell and Olivia Culpo attend Zimmermann fashion show on February 2017 New York Fashion Week on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Shay Mitchell from ABC's 'Pretty Little Liars' poses in the Getty Images Portrait Studio at the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association press tour at the Langham Hotel on January 10, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Maarten de Boer/Getty Images Portrait)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Shay Mitchell attends the 2017 Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes after party on January 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 10: Shay Mitchell arrives at the Marie Claire's Image Maker Awards 2017 on January 10, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Actress Shay Mitchell arrives at the celebration for Freeform's 'Pretty Little Liars' Final Season at Siren Studios on October 29, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Actress Shay Mitchell arrives at the 23rd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actress Shay Mitchell attends the 12th annual Outfest Legacy Awards at The Vibiana on October 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - USA Olympic gold medal gymnast Simone Biles visits the set of 'Pretty Little Liars.'' (Byron Cohen/Freeform via Getty Images) SIMONE BILES, SHAY MITCHELL
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INGLEWOOD, CA - JULY 31: Shay Mitchell arrives at the Teen Choice Awards 2016 at The Forum on July 31, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - JULY 31: (L-R) Actors Ian Harding, Tyler Blackburn, Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, Janel Parrish and Sasha Pieterse accept the award for Choice TV Show: Drama onstage during Teen Choice Awards 2016 at The Forum on July 31, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Fox/Getty Images for Fox)
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Next up for Mitchell will take part in the first-ever Propel Co:Labs Fitness Festival in Los Angeles, where a variety of fitness classes will be offered all day in partnership with Gunnar Peterson's Private Gym.

"I won't be leading the classes but I'll definitely be right in there with people," Mitchell said with a laugh.

As for why Peterson is such an effective trainer, Mitchell was resolute in her support of his no-nonsense approach to getting people in shape.

"[He] gets people moving, and I'm all about that," she said. "They're all about not taking any excuses [at his gym], which I love. I really don't complain about working out, because I truly love it, but it's so great having them there for that extra boost."

Not only that, but Peterson's varied workouts are perfect for Mitchell, who told us that her optimal sweat session would involve "mixing it up" and that she hasn't met a fitness trend she doesn't like.

Propel Co:Labs Fitness Festival will take place in Los Angeles on August 12 and 13.

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