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Travel Fitness Log: Workout #2 (Dubai)

Travel Fitness Log: Workout #2 (Dubai)

The day we left Tom and I decided to fit in one final workout at the hotel gym in Dubai. Our flight wasn’t until late and we were allowed to use the hotel facilities even after checking out of our rooms.

I’d actually really recommend working out before a long flight. It tires you out so that you can sleep on the plane- as long as you stretch enough so your muscles don’t all cramp up!

After 25 lengths of the pool for some cardio, I hit the gym floor and did a big back session, followed by a good stretch.

I actually remembered to film this one, but the questionable wifi in Sri Lanka has meant that it took a while to upload, hence the delay!

 

 

Upper Body/Back Workout

  • Lat Pull Down (8 Reps)
  • Rear Delt Rows (8 Reps)
  • Reverse Rows (15 Reps)
  • Single Arm Rear Delt Rows (8 Reps each arm)
  • Incline Frontal Raises (8-10 Reps)
  • Lower Back Extensions with weight (10 Reps)
  • Incline Rows on Roman Chair (8 Reps)
  • Spiderman Press Ups (12 Reps)
An Introduction to my Travel Fitness Workout Log

An Introduction to my Travel Fitness Workout Log

Welcome to FlexFit’s travel fitness workout log! This is where I’ll be keeping of all (well, most) of my workouts whilst Tom and I are travelling around Asia and Australasia.

Before we left, people kept asking me how I was going to keep up with my training whilst travelling, and to be honest I never really knew how to answer. It was just as much a mystery to me as it was to them.

All I knew was that as two Personal Trainers, who spent our London lives counting macros and making programmes, addicted to protein and peanut butter and slaves to the squat rack – we were not going to do without. We’d find a way to train.

So this will be a bit of an experiment to find out how we manage. Whether it’s a hiit workout on the beach, a trek through the jungle or even a Thai boxing class, this is the place to see how we manage to adapt our training to suit our new backpacker lifestyle.

And if we can do it, anyone can. So, enjoy – you can read the very first workout right here.

Travel Fitness Workout Log

An Update for August and September

An Update for August and September

It’s officially my last day in the U.K. before backpacking around Asia then moving halfway across the world. How that’s happened I don’t even know.

So I pretty much thought that now was as good a time as any to post a quick update for August/September, before wifi turns into a rare luxury and my posts become more erratic.

Unsurprisingly, the last month has pretty much revolved around travel preparations and frantic last minute money saving… but here’s a little bit of what’s been going on in my life, both inside and out of the gym.

 

August - September Updates

Pt/Work

I’m actually writing this just as I’m on my way back from training my LAST client in London. I’m not going to say last ever, but it will be a significant period of time before I’m back, so it does feel like a bit of a landmark! Thankfully my clients were all wonderfully supportive of my decision to go travelling. Sad for themselves, but happy for me, which is better than I could have asked for.

People think I’m crazy for working right up until the day before, but to be honest I really don’t see why not. I love my work and it’s not something I wanted to cut out early. Especially not so that I could replace it with organising my endless travel to-do lists! I honestly don’t think I would have known what to do with myself without the regularity of classes and clients.

I can’t wait to get to Australia and find out what opportunities there are out there. I want to stay within the fitness industry although I know that I may need to compromise whilst I build up my freelance business out there.

Life

Well, August was incredibly exciting, primarily down to the long-awaited Fit Bride Bootcamp wedding. It was such an amazing, happy occasion and absolutely everyone said that Staci looked gorgeous (which I did take a little bit of credit for!)

Tom and I made the most of being in America, extending our trip to both New York and Virginia. We took full advantage of everything, whether that meant sushi, pizza and donuts, or insane fitness classes and spontaneous hikes up waterfalls. It was like a little teaser for our bigger trip coming up and made us even more excited for our adventures!

Back home I dived straight back into my training. I have recently discovered that if there’s one thing that works wonders for my gym motivation, it’s preparing to move to a different country and go travelling for an indeterminate amount of time. And actually, no, it’s nothing to do with getting ‘beach body’ ready.

Rather, my sudden boost of energy has to do with the fact that I have a to-do list that’s longer than I am, and the gym just seems like a great source of procrastination.

I’m also just making the most of the fact that I can actually go to the gym at all. Although Tom and I will find ways to train whilst we’re away, we certainly won’t have that luxury of just being able to pop to the nearest (fully equipped, fully air-conditioned) gym for quite a while.

August - September Updates

I’m really excited and totally ready to go. I’m looking forward to experiencing a new way of life in both Asia and Australia and I cannot wait to share my adventures with all you FlexFit readers. But right now, it’s time for me to go and finish my packing…so I’ll see you on the other side!

August - September Updates

If there are any Aussie PTs reading this (or any British Pt’s who have worked in Sydney!) I’d love to know if you have any advice or tips for fitness industry work out there?! Please comment or email me if so!

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