Nature Is My Gym (And How We Make Money and Travel)
I workout with leaves, dirt, and bugs.
I’ll take a beetle crawling across my toes over a stinky sweat drenched bench. Hypothetically anyway.
Yes, nature is my gym.
The last few weeks have gifted us with some of the best nature has to offer.
Here are the highlights minus all the biking and hiking we’ve done.
In Yellowstone National Park, I had a perfect spot to set up my rope right outside my door. There was also plenty of space for my pull up bar and kettlebells.
It rained a few days while we were there so I brought my workout inside. The RV rocks with a lot of movement and the space is small so there were no ballistic movements like swings but there is (barely) enough room for turkish get ups, squats, presses, and rows.
With the rain came an impressive display of clouds. Brent and I did some yoga together on this little dock overlooking Madison River.
During our yoga practice our hands touched so I insisted we recreate and capture the moment. Yeah, it’s a little dorky. Oh well.
More yoga in Yellowstone.
After Yellowstone we headed over to rural Wyoming to stay with a childhood friend who I’ve known since kindergarten. She lives at the foot of the Big Horn Mountain Range. Unfortunately, I didn’t properly warm up on my first morning there and I hurt my back (nothing major…it’s better now) during my kettlebell workout. So I took the week off. However, my friend and I went to yoga at her gym every morning. We rode our bikes on days class started at 6:45 am The days it started at 5:45 am we drove. I’m the slacker not her. She got up early every morning regardless to feed her horse and goats!
Finally, we made it to Glacier National Park. Brent and I found the perfect secluded spot a short walk away from our campsite for more yoga.
More than once I practiced while the boys or Brent swam in the lake.
It was hot in Glacier and the sun doesn’t set until around 9:30 pm so we went to the lake for late evening swims and yoga.
I haven’t abandoned my kettlebells for yoga. Yoga just makes prettier pictures and frankly my body needs all the extra stretching and relaxing. However, by the time we got to Glacier my back had recovered so there were more kettlebell workouts. Here is a sneak peak at my Montana kettlebell workout location. I think it may be the most stunning location place yet.
On somewhat related note, some of you might be curious as to how we make our living traveling full time. It may look like we are on a perpetual vacation (I wish) but that is far from the truth. The reality is Brent works very hard to support our simple but fun nomadic lifestyle and we didn’t grow our business overnight. (Like fitness there aren’t any magic pills…just a lot of hard work, consistency, and commitment.) If you would like to know more about how we got to the point of being able to travel fulltime, our friends from Gone With the Wynns just posted an interview with him called Make Money and Travel. If you are interested in full time travel yourself they are a great resource.
Well that’s about it. I’m really going to try to get another kettlebell workout video edited over the weekend. I just filmed my 45th workout but I’m still editing workout number 30-something.
Do you prefer working out outdoors, at home inside, or at the gym? Would you ever consider traveling full time? You won’t hurt my feelings if you think we are crazy! The nomadic life certainly isn’t for everyone.
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Journey with our family on the road at Newschool Nomads as we travel fulltime in RV through the United States.