Tag: personal training

Fitspo Fables Vol. 1: Be the Best You Wanna Be

Fitspo Fables Vol. 1: Be the Best You Wanna Be

It’s the 18th December. Which means that in one week’s time it’ll be Christmas, and in just under a fortnight we’ll be at the start of a whole new year.

Unsurprisingly, when you work in the fitness industry, January is usually your busiest period. It’s a month filled with ambition, epiphany- and expensive gym memberships that will (more often than not) get left unused.

I actually love goal-setting and plan-making, and January is as good a time as any to set that in motion. However, New Year’s resolutions are fundamentally unsuccessful because people set goals that they don’t actually care about for the sole reason that “it’s New Years”. (more…)

Do’s and Don’ts: How to Stay Fit While Travelling

Do’s and Don’ts: How to Stay Fit While Travelling

A few weeks ago I wrote a post that basically summarised how my training was going 6-weeks into a backpacking trip around Asia. Unsurprisingly, I’d found that it can get really difficult to establish a good fitness routine when you don’t even know what country you’re going to be in in two days time- let alone what gym facilities you’ll have access too!

Towards the beginning I was much more concerned with finding ‘cool’ places to work out, whether that meant doing a hiit session on the beach or trekking up a mountain at 3am! But it didn’t take me long to figure out that actually it’s much easier (and not that much more expensive) just to research a local gym and pop along if and when you have the time.

Now that we’re settled in Sydney, I’ve had a chance to a) get my routine back and b) reflect a bit more on how to go about keeping up your fitness habits when you’re away from home for a long period of time.

So if you’re thinking of escaping the cold weather and going on a backpacking adventure this holiday season, have a quick look at my do’s and don’ts for keeping fit whilst travelling.

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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)