4 Top Destinations for Workout ‘FUN’

May 4, 2010 by  
Filed under The Fitness Bug

The workout environment theme

Yes, I’m not finished with the workout environment theme just yet. Like I said before, your environment will have a huge impact on your ability to stay motivated. And from what I have found out, lack of motivation is the no.1 reason why people stop working out.

The Cure?

Keep it fun and interesting!

Think of your workout regime like a long lasting marriage. The honeymoon period is always great. Everything is fresh and new in the beginning, and then 6 months later, things become stale. What you liked about it in the beginning just doesn’t do it for you any more. So… you need to recycle.

And in the famous words of loopy comedian Chris Rock,

*Recycle that P***Y*!!

However, I won’t be so vile with my words… this time :).

The best way to stay motivated is by NOT making your workouts feel like a chore. Treat your workouts like any other fun activity that you do in your spare time.

How can you do that?

Take one of those activities and incorporate your workouts into it. And today I’m taking an activity which I know each and every one of you will approve of, and if you could do it 24/7 365, you would.

TRAVEL

+ Workout

Before I continue, think back to the days when you were in school. What was your favorite subject?

P.E (Physical education)

I’ll say that again… ”Physical Education”

That means that every time you took that lesson, you were essentially working out… right?

AND YOU FOUND IT TO BE FUN!!

So much that you placed it at the no.1 spot, above all other lessons.

So what happened after school life?

How did all that physical activity become boring?

Answer?

Physical education never did become boring. You’ve just probably taken the ‘fun’ out of it!

It’s a bit like when you trade something you are passionate about for money. Once that happens, you lose the very essence of why you do it.

Now don’t be mistaken. You do need to focus on results and goals when you workout. But I truly believe that to stay motivated and to lead a GREAT bodybuilding life, you need follow this formula,

Fun activity (Mountain biking, Dancing…) + Workout

(The best example of this is having sex! We all know how much of a workout that can be… don’t we :))

But back to today’s activity.

Travel

We all like to travel. And why not!! The world is full of wonderful places which all of us should attempt to see throughout our lifetime. But if you are anything like me, you won’t just travel to just go on vacation. You’ll checkout all of the other bonuses that the said destination has to offer.

  • Business opportunities
  • Women/ Men
  • Quality of life
  • And others

But in regards to working out, you’ll also probably checkout what that said destination has to offer, differently from the norm.

Now, it’s impossible for me to list ALL of the great places to workout ‘for fun’ across the world, because,

  1. I’ve only travelled to several countries.
  2. I couldn’t possibly visit all of the great and unique places to workout (other than your everyday gym).

But what I will do is list the great places that I have been to, to workout ‘for fun’ and the benefits at each destination.

Let the ‘FUN’ Begin

Hyde Park – London

To test your true cardio ability (Treadmills are for wimps)

The City Life

London might not be the grandest city in the world, but it is filled with city life, as we all know it. If you do come to stay in this city, then Hyde Park is still one of the best spots to take a run and perform your bodyweight exercises. It’s,

  • Large in size
  • Green
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Full of plenty of ‘chill out’ spots

And you can always head back into the city to wind down.

There is nothing too special going on here. But it beats being stuck in the gym all of the time and you get to test your true running ability in the outdoors, the way it should be.

Miami – South Beach Park

(GTA Vice City – Sorry. I had to slip that in… I love that game!)

  • Meet the opposite sex ‘The sexy Kind’
  • Kill two birds with one stone. Beach + City nightlife
  • International Culture

If London bored you, then prepare to be excited. Welcome to Miami (Sings) … South Beach.

Now, I do like to be known as a ‘city guy’ as I’ve been raised in the fast paced western world. But I also like to be a beach boy, especially when I want to get away from it all.

South Beach Park provides the best of both worlds. We all know how much of a video games enthusiast I am. If I go back in time in video games world, then the beach area in Grand Theft Auto Vice City best represents this mix.

Taking a run down in the South Beach area is no one-dimensional workout affair. Add

  • Nightlife
  • International Culture
  • Sun, Sea, Sand
  • Hot Women

And the ‘fun’ aspect really does need no explanation here.

Thailand – Island Koh Samet

  • Slower lifestyle, away from hustle n bustle of city life
  • Beach night life (Like… In a land of nowhere!)
  • International culture

Locations like these are the reason why Thailand continuously keeps finding it’s way into my favorites list. There are many great beach destinations across the globe, but when you add that Thai culture to it, this place really does stand out from the rest.  The start of a normal day on this Island would begin early in the morning. This is the perfect time to get a workout out in.

Two Reasons

1) Get out before the midday heat kicks in (Get the ‘workout’ part of your day done)

2) To get rid of what you consumed the night before (You’ll see what I mean shortly)

The Fun

Remember, the name of the game here is fun. So when you go out on your early morning run, you won’t just be running. You’ll be lapping up the scenery, the atmosphere and will want to hug the beach as you run. The great thing about the beach run is that you’ll reap the benefits of running on sand.

Running on sand is a great way to build strength endurance in your legs (Read this post for the full low down)

You’ll probably meet some other expats too, along with the locals. With all of that happening, you definitely won’t feel like you are working out, and once the midday heat does kick in, you can get ready for part 2… splashing around in the sea. All in the name of fun and fitness!

More Fun

My favorite part!

The fun really does begin once it hits 7.00pm. After all of the daytime fitness activities, it’s only fair that you get to wind down. You’ll get to meet PLENTY of internationals and show off that body too :). I’m not going to bore you with MY experience. I’m just going to show and tell.

Tell

  • Smoke Shisha (If you are into that)
  • Eat GREAT food while watching the big screen (On the beach)
  • Nighttime strolls on the beach (You’ll see others doing it too)
  • Open bars and partying ALL night
  • Outdoor Party games

Wake up and get rid of what you consumed the night before 🙂

Now that’s what I call fun and fitness.

Show

Do pictures really speak 1000 words? You tell me.

India – Kerala

(The land of the coconut)

TRUE peace of mind!

A few years back, I found myself in India on a business trip. But in true Shaun Sinclair fashion, I don’t just travel for business… that would just plain suck. If you do travel ‘just’ for business, then you better fix it, otherwise you will grow old, look back at your life and realize the journey was all a big waste!

Anyhow, I decided to take a detour and I ended up in this place. I am always on the search to try new things in this journey we call life and this time really was a true ‘Yoga’ affair.

I’ve talked about the benefits of yoga once before (Here). But taking up yoga in a place like this really does not compare. It’s quite similar to the feeling you get in Koh Samet.

You might perform yoga back home, but when you come to Kerala, add this

  • Native spices and Teas
  • Easy going locals (Walk slow… you’re not in the city any more)
  • Mind and body martial arts on display (people watching – just watching them is great for the mind)
  • Practice yoga in ‘out of this world’ surroundings (Jungles, Rivers, Palm trees)
  • Wind down in the health resort (Musical programs, Individual consultations with a doctor)

Yoga will always be great at relaxing your mind and body, and will help take away a lot of stress that you would have built up throughout your everyday bodybuilding activities. But when you visit places like this, you won’t just have fun. You’ll leave with an unforgettable life experience.

THIS IS WHAT I CALL THE STAY-FIT BUG BODYBUILDING LIFE STYLE!!

HOWS THAT FOR FUN AND FITNESS?

Like I’ve said, there is no way that I can list all of the great places out there that can make for a fun workout experience while you are away on vacation (or not). In fact, you could probably educate the rest of the stayfitbuggers on some great locations that you know of, and the benefits of each. Let’s just not forget the real reason for encouraging these types of activities….

To keep your workouts fun and engaging without making them feel like a chore!

See you in the comments.

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Introducing The Stayfitbug.com Unique Bodyweight Exercises Ebook

March 12, 2010 by  
Filed under The Fitness Bug

It’s been quite a few months now, but the unique bodyweight exercise e-book is finally here. This e-book was inspired by the post ‘unique bodyweight exercises, and it was then that I found out how popular bodyweight exercises are. I had also become aware of how much some of you love ‘tweaked exercises’. As we all know, once our muscles get used to a certain routine or exercise, muscle growth may come to a grinding halt. I have posted about various topics since then and a few ideas have come to mind. Ideas, which have now become the structure of this e-book The E-book Consists Of:

  • Common bodyweight exercises
  • Advanced bodyweight exercises
  • Unique bodyweight exercise
  • Extra exercises for bodyweight workouts/ Build functional strength
  • Injury prevention techniques

All of which take advantage of:

  • Stayfitbug.com exercise tweaks
  • Old school and Modern day fitness equipment (Exercise balls, Stability balls, medicine balls, Olympic rings, Iron Gym Xtreme and others)

Who Is This E-book For?

For the readers of stayfitbug.com! But the e-book is designed in the style of ‘exercise progression’, and serves as a ‘progressive’ comprehensive guide of bodyweight exercises for individuals, regardless of what level of fitness they are currently at. From beginners to absolute barbarians! In true stayfitbug.com fashion. Every exercise, tweak or fact that you read in this e-book is described in a true and personal no B.S way!

What I Have Learnt About YOU! (Possibly non-stayfitbug.com readers too)

  1. You like to workout from home (Not everyone is a fan of the gym, for varying reasons)
  2. You don’t always have time for the gym and may sometimes lead a busy life style
  3. You might not be able to afford/ or simply not willing to pay the high subscription cost of gym memberships
  4. At least 80-90% of you love bodyweight exercises
  5. You would wish to build a great body… but not necessarily monster sized muscle

Well… you will be able to achieve all of the above with bodyweight exercises. Especially the ones contained within this e-book! All of the above statements have been the driving force behind the creation of this e-book. If you just read those statements and found that none of them fit your personal criteria, then LET ME KNOW and tell me what bothers you so that I can tick your boxes and make this book fit your criteria. However, if those above statements are correct then this book will….

  1. Increase your current strength levels to a place that you would have thought unimaginable
  2. Improve your functional strength
  3. Prevent injury in your current and future workouts
  4. Provide you with key fitness facts that are specific to bodyweight exercises
  5. Provide you with a vast number of exercises that you can use in your routine to switch things up
  6. Provide you with exercise tweaks that could help take your muscles to the next level
  7. Show you how you can have FUN while building strength and muscle
  8. Prepare you for the ‘Strength Progression Techniques/ Bodyweight Workout Routines (Read on to find out what this is)
  9. Prepare your body to grow like a plant

Is This Book Any Different From Other Bodyweight Exercise E-books?

If you found none of the information so far to be any different to that which you have read elsewhere (Other than letting me know more about you) then the following information should change that.

Progression

An e-book that updates!

This e-book has been designed so that it is periodically updated and for all future updates to remain FREE.! The key reason for this is that just like stayfitbug.com, there will always be new and sometimes-innovative fitness products, workout routines and exercise tweaks that will be unleashed onto the market. Since that is the case, it only makes sense that your e-book is always providing ‘new’ value to you as you workout over the next few months or even years. New trends always arise and industry changes are inevitable, so ongoing regular updates simply make sense.

Besides, who wants to read ‘yesterdays’ newspaper over and over again? Especially in the game of building strength and muscle, where plateaus (Old news for our muscles) are our worst enemy.

 

What Will The Updates Include?

  • New (But relevant) fitness equipment when reviewed or newly released.
  • An update of current exercises, new exercises and exercise tweaks
  • Changes based upon feedback

Another reason why I have chosen to make this an up-datable e-book, is that NO product/ e-book or piece of fitness equipment is perfect. Well perfect doesn’t exist, however; truly great and remarkable does… but rarely. In fact there are only a handful of great products out on the market, and not even this e-book will be that. But that’s exactly the point that will lead us to be different. Yes… I said US! This e-book is just the beginning of what we hope to be a great product… that YOU (the readers have made). Making it a product designed for you… by you. With my assistance of course 🙂 You don’t have to do any hard work. That’s my job, and that is why you are here on this site, especially if you have already subscribed to email updates

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You subscribed because you had or still have a problem, and something you read on this site has lead you to believe that you will find the solution here. And that’s what I intend to do. Find solutions to your problems, but with your feedback.

That’s is either through, This Forum or This Survey (Or just from conversation with me in the comments) Building the product this way is very similar to how you will build your strength and muscles in your workouts.

Greatness takes patience and as long as you keep having pain, I will always be there to listen and to respond by creating.

Strength Progression Methods and Workout Routines E-book (Using the exercises in the Unique Bodyweight Exercises e-book. If you obtain this book within the next 3 days. Then you will get the strength progressions e-book for free)

Build A 6 Pac: From Flab To Fat Ebook

In addition you will also receive this ebook. Download it now for FREE HERE. Again… What did I learn about you?

  1. You all love 6 Pac’s, whether you have successfully developed one or not!
  2. You may find it hard to stay motivated

This e-book will do just what it says on the cover and provide….

  1. Ideas to keep you motivated
  2. Ideas to help you build a 6 Pac
  3. Ideas to help you keep a 6 Pac
  4. Foods that will assist in getting rid of that annoying layer of fat that I know you are struggling to shift!
  5. How to make the whole process FUN
  6. Will fully guide you through the process

The Short, No B.S Reason To Buy This E-book?

  1. Detailed descriptions of how to perform the exercises
  2. Unique exercises that will help take your strength to the next level
  3. Stayfitbug.com Exercise Tweaks and facts not found on the site
  4. Specific ways to help you prevent injury on this journey to build and take your strength to the next level.
  5. Links Resources that will help you even further
  6. Will prepare your mindset for the upcoming ‘Strength Progression Techniques/ Workout Routines’ e-book
  7. Virtually no risks as you will be receiving FREE updates based on what YOU want
  8. If you’ve been following this blog, then you will know… THERE ARE NO SHORTAGE OF INFORMATION UPDATES
  9. You’ll get the next e-book for free (if you buy within the next 3 days)
  10. The book was designed by Ryan Lund of Musclefire.com. I think the new books look pretty and hopefully you think that too. 🙂
  11. And most important of all, will help improve your bodyweight workouts and routines!

The free updates start from TODAY! Feedback stayfitbuggers… feedback! Pricing: To keep the book affordable, I’m pricing it at:

$27  $67

For a limited time ONLY – So grab it while you can!

(This price is likely to change very shortly. However, the time and price is not the issue. The issue is to start improving your body sooner rather than later, with bodyweight exercises. In any case, snap it up while all the goodness is available. Making a start now will only make that summer body better!)

Payment Instruction

Note: You can still make online payments through Paypal, even if you don’t have a Paypal  account!

After you have completed the checkout page, you will be granted to a thank-you page, where you will be presented with a unique download link(s) automatically. You will also receive a thank-you email with a link to reach the thank-you/download page. The file is in .pdf format

Become An Affiliate:

If you’re a blogger and you’re interested in becoming an affiliate, you can earn 50% of each sale of this e-book by selling it on your website or blog. It’s very easy and can be a nice source of side income for you.

Buy Now


P.S I really didn’t want to blabber on too much. but I think it was important that I made my ideas clear about what I intend to do in the coming months. And If you are successful and ‘stick’ to your routines using what is created here… you will smile. Like this 😀 See you in the comments.

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