Training in Paradise: Take a Fitness Vacation to Thailand
The best thing about being an expat living abroad is that you don’t have to go back home every week or even once a month. You get to travel all over the world and experience different cultures and lifestyles.
That’s why I’ve been enjoying my time here in Bangkok, Thailand so much! There are so many things to do, places to see, and people I love spending time with.
I’m not just talking about the usual tourist attractions either; I mean activities like Thai boxing, Muay Thai, karaoke nights at bars, and even going to a strip club (and getting paid for it) are all great ways to spend your free time here in Thailand.
However, there is one activity that really stands out above the rest: fitness.
When I first moved to Thailand, I was very intimidated by the idea of exercising regularly.
After all, how could I possibly fit into gym clothes? And what if they didn’t let me in because of my size? What would happen when I got tired from working out and fell asleep? Would my friends think less of me? How did I eat healthy food without anyone noticing?
Well, thankfully those fears were unfounded. Gym clothes aren’t necessary for exercise in Thailand.
I mean, I wear shorts and a t-shirt when I feel like getting sweaty. As for the last two concerns, I just eat whatever my wife cooks for dinner and make sure to do my meal prep when nobody else is looking.
The point is, there are so many ways to stay in shape without having to deal with the stereotypical fitness center.
But what if you still want the experience of training in one?
Well, you’re in luck! There’s a great gym called Training in Paradise, and it’s located in Chonburi (Eastern Seaboard of Thailand).
This gym was started by an Englishwoman named Jo. She moved here after visiting multiple times for vacations.
She fell in love with the country and opened up this business so other people could experience the wonders of the Golden Land too. Go here if you want to stay in shape while enjoying all that which is great about Thailand. I highly recommend it.
The gym was designed with your comfort and safety in mind. It has a large selection of various fitness machines, free weights, cardio equipment, and more.
This place will keep you fit in no time! It also has personal trainers who can show you the ropes. They can come up with a specialized fitness routine just for you.
But enough about that, let’s talk about me for a bit. After all, I’m the one who recommended this place.
Since I started training at this gym, I’ve lost over ten pounds and several inches off my waistline! Not only that, but my energy levels are through the roof. I feel young again! If you want a body like mine, come to Training in Paradise. They’ll whip you into shape in no time flat.
Just don’t tell anyone I sent you. I have a reputation to maintain you know!
Yours in Fitness,
Tanya the Troll
Training in Paradise
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