Even at 7am the heat and humidity were not ideal. Still, I'd promised a bootcamp and Pride Fitness always delivers.
A jog to our destination leaves us dripping in sweat. The locals aren't cracking a sweat, we look like we've been doing HIIT for hours. A push-up pyramid kicks us off, with some core work to follow (I'll list the exercises at the bottom, just do them all in a sauna to get the full Vietnamese experience).
Wheel barrow races were the option if assisted rows/sumo squats aren't your thing. Note: by now sweat is teeming off your wrists making dips a danger (a slippery dip, if you will).
Side planks become trecherous in the humidity, you'd be amazed just how much sweat can pool on one side of your face, only to waterboard you when you change sides.
The team rounded out the pre-breakfast out with a jog back to the hotel looking every bit drowned rats, to the muted entertainment of the locals. Wherever you are, whatever the weather- you can always make fitness a part of your everyday
Here's the abridged workout:
Repeat til you get down to one, then plank til everyone's finished.
Leg raise with pulse
Tricep dips (10,10,10) while others do sumo squat with partner row.
Run to finish
Matt is the owner and operator of Pride Fitness. When time allows, he writes things here.