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Update on current requirements for gyms and personal training in Hanoi

Many people have been reaching out to get first-hand information to what degree personal training is possible at the moment in Hanoi, and with what restrictions gyms are allowed to operate at the moment.

Gyms in Hanoi had been officially allowed to re-open start of November, restricted to 50% capacity and only able to allow members to participate who have been fully vaccinated.

Not all commercial gyms have been able to re-open yet, but for example the place where I am mainly based, The Fitness Village (www.thefitnessvillage.vn), has resumed operation again.

Also most residence buildings have opened their gyms already and allow their residents to bring trainers from outside in again. At all those locations, 1-on-1 personal training is not restricted at the moment, as long the rules mentioned above are considered.

To assure everyone’s safety and best health, I am monitoring the situation daily, implementing any changed requirements and recommended safety measurements.

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Build Healty Habits

Recently I had time for a quick workout at a gym I am not affiliated with. I was resting between sets when a member of that gym approached me for a short chat.

After a few words he said: “I already had my body transformed, but after I got fat again.”

And he continued: “I still have almost 100 more sessions to go before I will be done.”

What I found out later is that this particular gym is specialized in selling quick fix transformation packages rather than helping people to change their lifestyle in the long run.

Of course when working hard it is likely to see some results in a short time, but during the whole progress often people can’t wait to get back to their old diet and routines. But that’s actually one of the biggest mistakes.

You should rather start by creating new healthy habits, small steps a time, and you will keep them with you for much longer.

This does not necessary have to mean that it must take very long time before you can see first noticeable improvements, if you are determined and stay on track with those new habits, results also here will come quickly.

Living a healthy and active life is something that will become a part of your life, something you enjoy doing, very addictive actually.

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DON’T WAIT ANOTHER DAY!

The end of Tet holidays marks the end of the annual festive season. A festive season that is quite a bit longer than in other places, since we more or less go directly from Christmas and International New Year into Vietnamese New Year preparations, without ever fully going back to our normal agenda.

It’s the time of the year to enjoy vacation, relax, spend time with your dearest and indulge in comfort food. A well deserved break from your everyday life that should be enjoyed without regrets or guilt.

BUT, all things have to come to an end, and now it is overdue to go back to normality and our healthy habits.

BE ACTIVE, EAT BETTER, LIVE HEALTHIER ▶️ START NOW!

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HANOIAN NUTRITION UPDATES COMING!

Nowadays there is a sheer amount of posts on nutrition and healthy food options to be found all over the internet. Unfortunately very often the topics are not as relevant for us living here in Hanoi. On most sites it is unlikely that you will come across nutritional information or advises on local Hanoian dishes or your favorite street food.

In my new series on Hanoian street food I will regularly post nutritional information, average calories and detailed nutrients, as well as some tips to identify the healthier options.

Please stay tuned during the next days for part 1 of the series which will be all about PHỞ.

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WELCOME TO MATT’S PERSONAL TRAINING

My name is Matthias, I am an internationally qualified Personal Trainer based in Hanoi. Originally from Austria I have been living in Hanoi for 5 years. Staying here for many years already my focus lies on providing support and information on fitness and nutrition, tailor-made for residents of Hanoi.

FOR PRICES AND PLANS FOR PERSONAL TRAINING, PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL, MESSAGE OR PHONE.

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