Far From Ordinary

Hope for a Pain-Free Future

Have you heard? There is hope for a pain-free future! Scientists are developing an alternative to morphine from the venom of marine cone snails. Unlike with morphine, the peptides derived from these snails are not addictive, so patients don’t develop a tolerance and they don’t...

Our Top 10 Sleep Tips

In light of recent festivities—from Diwali to the late-night trick-or-treaters of Halloween—it’s likely most of you have had trouble falling asleep. After all, with the holidays come the fireworks, the loud noises, and the party goers confidently making their way home after a...

Confusions and Contradictions Relating to Fatty Foods

It’s a common conception that fat in your food is bad for you. At least, that’s how it’s always been branded. Look no further than the local supermarket for proof, with its countless ‘low fat’ options labelled as ‘healthy‘ alternatives to...

Moroccan Fitness Adventure, Day 5

As I near the end of my time in Morocco, I wanted to talk about embracing health on your holiday. I hear over and over and over again how people don’t want to really workout on holiday, and I always wonder why. Yes, I am in the health profession and see the value of daily...

Preparing for High-Elevation: The Altitude Centre, with Tara Guerin

This week, Fitness Adventure Travel has quizzed Tara Guerin, Performance Specialist at The Altitude Centre. Read on to learn why preparing for trips to altitude is the key to a safe and successful adventure of a lifetime....

Check out Chinese Medicine

Obesity rates in US have hit an all-time high with one in three people considered to be obese. In Australia, more than half are overweight or obese, and similarly in the UK, with Ireland having the lowest levels of obesity in the Anglo-sphere. Likely knock-on effects of being...

Moroccan Fitness Adventure, Day 4

As I was scrolling through the millions of Instagram posts that pop up on my daily feed, I noticed a unique statement: “FITNESS is a big word because of how you use it; the meaning is different for everyone.” With my day four post, I imagine what it must be like t...

Building the Perfect Derrière, with Michelle Martinez

People often ask me how I build up my glutes. Not that I think they’re that great, but it is always very flattering and especially rewarding that people acknowledge my hard work. Because of this, I’ve been asked to write a blog post for Fitness Adventure Travel about...

Moroccan Fitness Adventure, Day 3

On Balancing Fitness and Culture The more I teach abroad the more I become aware of how fitness translates. Simply put: sport, fitness, and physical health is how the body moves and communicates. Engaging in different exercises prompts the body to learn how to stand, hold...

Moroccan Fitness Adventure, Day 2

Day two or is it three? Perhaps the Moroccan heat is getting to me. It could be the blissful mornings or North African lights. Only weeks ago I was sitting in my office staring at the stone cold computer screen in an office with a small window, wishing my hours away. Today, I am...