So I have now been in Thailand for nearly a couple of weeks and have been pretty good at getting in my workouts. Like I have said before I really enjoy working out and being active when on holiday, I just wouldn’t feel right not doing anything at all. But I have not let getting to the gym have an impact on the rest of my holiday. The majority of the time my workouts have been done and dusted by 8am and I am showered and ready for breakfast with everybody else! My sister is also extremely into fitness so she has joined me the majority of the time which has also been motivation for us both.
Not only have I been going to the gym, but I have done a lot of swimming and walking. Walking is the best way to explore new places and get a cardio workout in at the same time without realising it! Plus walking along the beach certainly doesn’t feel like a chore!
Whilst in Koh Samui I re-visited a gym I had been to before, Elite fitness in Chaweng. It is a great facility, one of the best I have come across. All the equipment and machines you could ask for so I was really able to stick to some of the workouts I do at home without any trouble.
Whilst in Khao Lak the hotel gym was adequate, and certainly better than some you come across, but lack of some equipment did mean we had to get a bit more creative with our workouts. We mainly stuck to doing super sets and circuits. We incorporated a lot of bodyweight exercises, plyometrics, resistance band work (still got to get those gluten firing!) and also used what weights we had access to. By doing metabolic circuits like this we were also elevating our heart rates, getting a good sweat on and doing some cardio for the day!
It is one of those full body workouts which left us panting on the floor when finished that I am going to share with you! We started out in the gym before moving outside to finish up with some sprints. It took us about 30-40minutes to complete and boy were we ready for breakfast at the end of it!
A1) Dumbbell Squat to Press x 15, 12, 10, 8 , 6 , 4, 2
A2) Burpees x 15, 12, 10, 8 , 6, 4, 2
B1) Shoulder Taps x 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2
B2) Inverted Bar Pull-Ups x 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2
C1) Decline Dumbbell reverse lunges 3 x 10
C2) Jump Lunges 3 x 10
D1) V-sits 3 x 12
D2) Leg raises 3 x 12
D3) Weighted russian twist 3 x 12
D) Running sprints 10 x 20metres
Give this a go if you are short on time and want a good full body workout, especially in between all those christmas parties!
Love Abi xxxx