Fitness Away From Home

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Here’s something different that you might not have heard of… “Fitness Holidays”.

Most people would separate the two concepts “holiday” and “fitness” but we like the idea of combining them, because what’s better than working out whilst working on your tan on a tropical island halfway across the world? Does the idea of escaping from the everyday working life in rainy London to the luscious Ibiza or Bali sound up your street? Well, if you’re #fit, #fun and #fantastic then this is a holiday made for you.

Spain – Fitness Training

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Take a week off work and fly down to sunny southern Spain for an energising fitness programme based in a small boutique hotel. The 6 nights include healthy nutritional diets, personal training sessions, fitness classes such as pilates and yoga as well as spa treatments and other luxury options!

Return home fitter, healthier and worked out.

Bali – Fitness Boot Camp

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Always fancied heading out to Southeast Asia? Here you can head off to Bali, home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, soak up the Asian sun and indulge in a fitness boot camp for just £449pp. Getting fit and healthy abroad is the perfect remedy for forgetting about your working life and busy schedule back home just for a week or two.

Eat. Sleep. Workout. Repeat.

Kenya – Go Wild In Kenya

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Jet off to Kenya in Africa for a once-in-a-lifetime fitness trip. This 9-day programme strips you back to the fundamentals of health and fitness with outdoor training sessions and guidance on nutrition. You will incorporate boxing on the beach, countryside walks and running routes through local villages along with many other treats!

Get. Fit. On. Holiday.

Ibiza – [Re]treat Yourself to Yoga

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Enjoy sweet-soul music whilst drinking icy cocktails in a yoga beach house. Your day will start with a morning yoga practice focusing on intense rib locks, foot positioning and spiralling your limbs and hips. Throughout the day you will have the option of meditation and silent walks as well as practising poses on the beach with a partner. You will stay in a beautiful hotel overlooking the sea which comes with a swimming pool, divine massages and bicycles to rent. Perfect for newbies, pregnant women or someone who just loves yoga!

Following your amazing fitness holiday, TruBe are here to carry on your fitness journey during your busy lifestyle. So download our app and book your sessions in advance giving you something to look forward to when you’re back.

Introducing Shaolin Kung Fu Fighter and Martial Artist Dom D

Dom is a 5 x British National Sanda Kickboxing Champion who has a 3rd Dan black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu as well as being a 35th generation Shaolin fighting disciple. As well as this, he is also a qualified personal trainer specialising in strength and mobility, martial arts and gymnastics and full body workouts.

How long have you been training in martial arts and what do you love about it?

I started Western style kickboxing and then switched to Taekwondo which felt like a more holistic style of exercise with emphasis on breathing, forms and tradition. I then went along to a Shaolin Monk’s class in London and although it was impossibly hard, I decided to keep going until I could finish a session without dying. Over the years I began to train there more and more which lead me to fighting at the World Games. Now I’ve been studying martial arts for 22 years and I’ve met my best friends at training. I’ve faced some big fears and challenged myself, pushed myself and found out what sort of person I could be.

What is your biggest client success story?

My most rewarding client story is when I trained an 87 year old man who had suffered serious falls and therefore found it difficult to walk. I taught him to get up off the floor unassisted and he can now move with more confidence which has given him back some of his independence.

What is your top tip for someone just starting out in martial arts?

Find a good teacher. You can learn a technique from anyone but real martial arts training should be inspiring! Find a bad teacher and they might put you off training for life!

How do you keep a balanced diet?

Generally I follow the rule that if my great grandparents wouldn’t know what it was I’ve got no business eating it, i.e. processed foods. I dip in and out of a keto diet to keep myself healthy but I’ve found it doesn’t support my level of activity enough to sustain it for extended periods… having said that, ‘Everything in moderation… including moderation!’

Where is your favourite place to travel?

South East Asia always works. Good food, friendly people, culture and amazing landscapes.

Don’t forget that our TruBe trainers can come to you right in the comfort of your own home!

To book a session with Dom, download the app and find him as one of our featured trainers.


What does it take to compete as a white collar boxer?

One of our amazing customers, Christopher Aquilina recently competed in two white collar boxing fights, and won them both. Christopher fully utilised his TruPlan, choosing to workout with 3 of our very best trainers Georges, Josh and Jermayn. To find out more about this amazing feat, we asked Christopher to tell us about his experience.

1. Why did you decide to enter a white collar boxing fight?
I remember being a young kid and my dad was reading the Sunday papers, when he came across an article talking about the new fad of white collar boxing amongst yuppies. I think the seed was sewn then – it was always in the back of my mind after that and I’m quite keen on unusual challenges. I’ve been boxing on and off for several years having started in my early 20s. Up until that point I hadn’t ever watched boxing but was hooked instantly. I had my first white collar fight after a few years of training so I can legitimately claim that this isn’t part of a mid-life crisis!

2. What was the toughest part of your training?
I started training with Josh, Jermayn and Georges, from Trube, at the start of the summer. I tend to train before work so we had some amazing warm, blue sky days training outside by the river. When summer turned to winter the motivation levels went down significantly. There’s something very depressing about heading outside to train in the dark when it’s drizzling with rain – hence my need for personal training! The other tough part of training is of course getting punched in the face during sparring.


3. How did your personal trainers prepare you to wins?
The best aspect of working with Trube was that I had access to a wide range of personal trainers with different specialities. The work I did with Josh was mostly focussed on fitness, strength and endurance whereas Georges was all about technique and strategy. Jermayn mostly did pad work with me so between the three trainers I felt like I had all bases covered.

4. How much training did you do to prepare for your fights?
I had previously fought in two white collar fights, losing both, in the years before my fights this November. I was so determined to win both of these fights that I dedicated a huge amount of time to the training. I had a session every week with each of my TruBe trainers plus I would do sparring once a week and then perhaps one further training session on my own so all in all perhaps five sessions a week, sometimes six. Ultimately it all paid off because I won both fights (much to my relief).

5. Would you recommend entering a white collar fight and would you enter another fight?
It appeals to a certain type of person and ultimately if that isn’t you then I would strongly recommend not doing it. That said, for the right person it is an unparalleled experience. All the sparring and training in the world doesn’t really prepare you for stepping into the ring with hundreds of people watching. Doing a ring walk to your chosen music is unforgettable when you spend most of your time working in an office! As much as I would love to I’m definitely not doing another fight and I retire very happily with a two win – two loss record. All the fights have been occasions I will look back on fondly and along the way the events that I have been involved in have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity.

A huge congratulations to Christopher for winning both of his fights and for helping raise money for Fighting for Charity.

If you think that white collar fighting might be for you, then why not download the app and book a boxing session with one of personal trainers and coaching coaches.

Introducing yoga, boxing, kickboxing and Apple Pay!

It’s been an exciting last few months and since our launch in April, we’ve been incredibly proud by the response from Londoners looking to stay fit and healthy whilst still keeping up with their busy schedules. We’re constantly looking at improving that experience and help TruBers reach their goals faster.

Today, we’re excited to announce that we now provide yoga, boxing, kickboxing and pre/post-natal workouts in addition to our extremely popular personal training sessions. And we’ve made our booking process a lot simpler with Apple Pay – you can now book sessions and checkout with a single touch.

For people that are new to TruBe, our app matches users with highly-qualified trainers (and now, yogis!) from a range of specialist sporting backgrounds. We have an extremely talented team ready and waiting to deliver one of our signature workouts wherever and whenever you want. That means you can workout in the privacy of your own room, at the park or for the busy travellers amongst you out there, go ahead and request a workout  in your hotel room. With Apple Pay, that experience could not be quicker and simpler.

Apple Pay is a new and innovative way to pay within apps, and we are excited to be one of the first to launch in the UK. Users who have iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, or iPad mini 3 can book our signature workouts without having to register for an account, making the experience of booking your next on-demand workout easy and seamless.

We’re excited about this new development, and as always, welcome your feedback via Twitter (@TruBeapp) or email ( Download our app now on the App Store. As a welcome, use the promo code TRUBE10 when booking your next session and enjoy £10 off.

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