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Travel - An Essay in Urdu

By:  Fauzia Raza


تو نے یہ کیا غضب کیا - مجھ کو ہی فاش کر دیا

میں ہی تو ایک راز تھا سینہ کائنات میں۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔

علامہ اقبال

یہ زندگی بھی ایک عجیب سفر ہے جس میں نہ جانے کتنے ہی stations آتے ہیں اور انسان کتنے ہی اپنے جیسے دوسرے لوگوں کو اس station پر چڑھتا اور اترتا دیکھتا رہتا ہے۔۔۔مگر افسوس کے وہ انسان یہ کیوں نہیں سوچتاکہ اس سفر میں ایک station اس کا بھی آنے والا ہے۔۔

کب ؟ کہاں ؟ اور کیسے؟

یہ وہ انسان بلکل نہیں جانتا۔۔ اور جب وہ station آجائے گاتو وہ انسان اس سفر کو چھوڑے بغیر نہ رہ سکے گا اور پھر اس سفر کے اختتام پر، ایک نہ ختم ہونے والی زندگی شروع ہو جائیگی، جس کا نام موت کے بعد دوبارہ ملنے والی زندگی ہے۔

کیا ہم نے اپنی اس زندگی کے سفر میں اپنے لئے، آنیوالی اور نہ ختم ہونے والی اس زندگی کا سامان جمع کر لیا ہے؟

اگر نہیں تو ابھی بھی شاید کچھ وقت باقی ہے۔۔



How to Stay Fit while Traveling

By:  Sarah Llanos

You just got your rhythm of coming to the gym consistently. You’ve been hitting three to four times per week and feeling good. You know that when you are consistent in the gym, you make better food choices, creating a catalyst of positivity in your life. You have been able to balance work, family, responsibilities, nutrition and exercise. Right when you found your rhythm, you have an out of town trip scheduled. Is it work? Is it vacation with family or friends? All you know is this: you will not be able to get your workouts in for at least 3 or 4 days, maybe more. What is a healthy person to do?

Here are some tips for maintaining your workout routine while traveling:

• Join forces with a travel partner friend, family member or co-worker. Working out with someone keeps you accountable and bumps up the fun factor too! Commit to several days during your trip. Plan them into your schedule. Your body will thank you for it later.

• Utilize your unique environment. Visiting the mountains? Hill repeats, jumps on tree stumps or large boulders, handstand practice in the grass up or down the hills. The beach? Incorporate running and burpees in the sand. Does your hotel have a pool? Use the pool area for swimming laps, squats, and pushups.

• If you are staying at a hotel with a gym, get creative! It’s ok to do the things you enjoy. Feel like doing bicep curls? DO IT! Feel like spending 20 minutes on the elliptical? DO IT!! Feel like writing your own combination of movements and completing as much as you can in a given time? DO IT!!!

Our Coaches' and Members' Favorite Creative Workouts While Traveling

Below are some creative workouts our coaches and members have done while on vacation or traveling for work. If you would like personal coaching to learn how to execute these movements and many more, safely and effectively, either on your own or in our gym, contact us for a “No Sweat Intro”. Enjoy!

• 400m Run (Treadmill), 20 Pushups, 20 Sit-ups        3 Rounds AFAP (As Fast As Possible)

• Deck Of Cards (Diamond-Sit-ups, Spades-Pushups, Hearts-Squats, Clubs-Lunges, Joker-5 Burpees) Complete number of reps for each movement depending on card. Face cards equal ten reps. Ace is either 1 rep or 11 reps. Ex: Jack of Hearts= 10 Squats *20 minute time cut off if necessary

• 60 Burpee Box Jumps AFAP

• 10 Mountain Climbers, 10 KB Swings, 20 Jump rope AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible)