For good travel, it’s important to exercise, and I often quote the late martial artist/philosopher Bruce Lee to that effect:
"Things move to live, the more they move, the stronger they get."
In some places I’ve traveled to, I‘ve paid to join a private gym and spent some productive time with helpful trainers. But being the budget traveler that I am, mostly I normally exercise on my own with a combination of aerobics, body weight stuff, bending and stretching.
You may like to go full on with weights and sophisticated apparatus in a gym, and that's fine, but if you prefer to practice yoga, dance, acrobatic, conventional exercises, or whatever you like for your workout, and you like doing it outdoors, the northern Thailand city of Chiang Mai has just the place for you -- Buak Hard Public Park.
David Hunter Bishop is a retired journalist from Hawaii who quickly tired of retirement life and hit the road as a solo traveler in August 2016. Since then he's traveled through 16 countries on four continents and is currently enjoying life in Chiang Mai, Thailand. For more about David's journey, see published interviews with Nomadic Matt and Expat Focus, and in A Confluence of Adventure Writers, with Sarawak (Kuching, Malaysia) Tribune writer James Ritchie.
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