Saturday, 27 February 2016

Sweat by South West - keeping Body and Soul together in Austin's SXSW 2016 Season.

It's nearly March and Austin is gearing up for SXSW 2016. A quick scan over the schedule shows fitness is seriously on the agenda with UnderArmour and Fitbit amongst many other big names, running panels and sessions about the future of fitness technology.  Phillips Healthcare are going to fit 1000's of attendees with trackers, SoulCycle are planning sessions at Spotify House and I know that you can dance off plenty of that food truck feasting but, if you're planning to come out the other side of the South By madness still feeling clean and glowy, you're probably going to want to do more than shuffle and talk about it.

With that in mind I've delved through the endless online schedules and put together a manageably short list of fitness events and studios that, I think, are the best ways to Sweat this South by Season with or without a badge.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Guatemala for beginners: Volcan Pacaya

Volcanoes are my thing. I love them. Poor Jon, having spent a third of our honeymoon in Hawaii trudging round volcanoes national park, and a lot more time listening to me happily muttering about them in general, is extremely adept at feigning interest - and, I suspect, at tuning me out..!

The prospect of climbing Pacaya meant I woke up at six easily feeling distinctly christmas-morning-ish to await our transport to the base of the Volcano.

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