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Travel Fitness Log: Workout #7 (Chiangmai)

Travel Fitness Log: Workout #7 (Chiangmai)

It was in Chiangmai that I ventured into an actual gym for the first time since leaving London. By which I mean, a building whose sole purpose was fitness. Aka, not a crappy hotel ‘gym’, not a swimming pool, and not just a space in-between some trees to hang a TRX and do some ab exercises.

I stumbled across Miss Fitness Chiangmai on one of my aimless wanders around the town. I was craving a good workout- 16 hours on a train had left me in a bizarre state of lethargic restlessness. If I hadn’t been wearing completely inappropriate workout attire, I would have gone in there and then. Instead, flip-flopping home, I resolved try it out the following day.

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Travel Fitness Log: Workout #4 & #5 (Sri Lanka)

Travel Fitness Log: Workout #4 & #5 (Sri Lanka)

I’ve put workouts 4 & 5 in the same post for a couple of reasons. First of all, they both took place quite a while ago. We’re flying from Chiang Mai to Laos tomorrow, 4th country on our to-do list. Given that I’ve got a backlog of workouts to upload from Sri Lanka and Thailand, I kinda want to get these published!

Secondly, as far as workouts go, 4 and 5 are complete opposites. I thought it might be interesting to put them together so that you’re able to see the range and diversity of workouts you can do, even whilst backpacking and far away from your home gym. (more…)

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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