Monday, October 8th 2012

Fitness On the Road: Australia, New Zealand and …

The Fitness Lifestyle Continues - Even on the Other Side of the World

Here's How... It's been 2 weeks since arriving in Adelaide, Australia- all the way from Jacksonville, Florida. And I haven't missed a beat - despite the time zone change, the cafe visits :-) and the other random stops along the way (you'll see the photos below). The neighborhood hills of Adelaide have been perfect for morning interval runs (YES, I'm back to running after a whole year of staying away from it to let a herniated disc settle down). ...And the local playground has provided just the right ingredients for some awesome body-weight workouts. I brought along my favorite resistance bands, a suspension strap and my body-weight training gloves.. ..Tomorrow it's on to New Zealand - So, let's get into the photo display summary of Adelaide: 1 - A quick search on the internet revealed a must-see location for me in the heart of the city: The Adelaide Central Market... Lots of locally grown produce, artisan breads, meats and cheeses - in addition to a whole bunch of other healthy choices... And, of course.. An "Atlas Cafe".
adelaide central market
atlas cafe at central market
2 - A 3 hour bike-ride up and down the Adelaide shoreline (from Glenelg to Henley and back) revealed endless scenes of nature and people enjoying the first signs of Spring.
river torrens from adelaide shore west beach
3 - A 5 mile walk along the River Torrens also provided non-stop scenery and sunshine. Below is a crew team at practice:
walk along river torrens into center city adelaide
4 - My 5 mile walk ended on Hutt St. at the Good Life Organic Pizzeria - where I met up with a very cute, new little friend, 'Grace'.
joey with grace at good life organic pizza
5 - Then a late afternoon stop at the Seacliff Hotel for a Cafe-Mocha, the sunset and some seaside scenery:
view from seacliff hotel in glenelg
6 - The next morning, I made another friend during my hill-run - and had the rare occasion to even get a photo.. Yes, a Koala (with a baby snuggled in her pouch) watching me from the tree.. VERY COOL.
koala and baby during morning run
7 - The next day would bring a drive toward Mt. Barker - through the beautiful town of Handorf - and all the way up to Ngeringa Vineyards (stay tuned for 2 rare and unique videos we recorded there).
organic cooking at ngeringa biodynamic vineyards
8 - In the photos above and below, you see us in the inner sanctum of Ngeringa Biodynamic Vineyards; watching Organic Pizzas being made from scratch - to go with the incredible wines we enjoyed. 2 action videos with full details are going to be posted soon - so stay tuned for those.. some AWESOME material for sure.
organic pizzas by thora
The point of sharing all the above with you - and the videos plus photos I'll be sharing in the next week or two - is to not only show you what I'm up to - but to show you, by example, that living the fitness lifestyle can be done - no matter where you are or what time of year it is. Ok - I have to catch a plane to New Zealand in just a few hours! (via Sydney) please feel free to share this post with anyone else you know.. And any comments, questions or thoughts can be posted below... Your trainer for life, - Joey Atlas

  • Maskufah Md-Yahya

    Bon Voyange Nice pics

  • Judy


    So good to see your photos in Australia. i grew up in Adelaide &  now live in Sydney & also lived 2 years in New Zealand – so glad you’ve had a great time by the looks of things.

  • Kwelch61

    Australia looks like a beautiful place.  Have fun Joey!

  • Ljgeselbracht

    it´s wonderful that you are sharing this…and it is great scenery too….oh not mention the great  pics…

  • Stavenz

    Come to Queenstown nz south island pleaseeeeee

  • Nurhaiati

    Great pictures & thanks for sharing :))) looking forward to see more :)))

  • Buliposh

    Good day Joey , thank you for forwarding me your picture , great place . Just the fact that you thought of me , thank u . Have a great time .

  • eky abasiekeme

    Wao! Ʊ make me feel cared for. Thanks for posting the nice pix…x0x0

  • Frieda

    thanks Joey for sharing the photos, and for the continous inpiration and encouragement. good luck with your trip.

  • Gloria

    Hi Joey,
    Hope you’re having a great trip! Are you doing any talks in Auckland?

  • Ganiyyah

    I’m glad you’re catching some fun Joey! And thanks a lot for sharing the pictures!

  • Patmelia1

    Great Pics Joey, Thank you for sharing. Have fun..

  • Victoria ansah

    nice pictures you’ve got there Joey, hope you will share more pictures…… have a nice trip and enjoy yourself.

  • Andrew

    Nice! While you are in my neck of the woods I am in the US on business. Unfortunately I’m not getting to do nice bike rides, but I am getting workouts in. Enjoy Australia and NZ, Joey!

  • Lath25

    nz steak and cheese pies mmmm yummo

  • Sircassadel

    Looks fabulous! keep them coming..  🙂

  • Gaby

    nice Joey


  • Ahwak001

    Wooooow so amazing
    Thanks for this sharing
    Have a good trip my dear…

  • Ahwak001

    The food look sooooooo delicious .. Yammmmmmmy

  • Chantal

    FANTASTIC! live your life to the max! is really what you doing….Bravo!!!!! enjoy every minutes. Food look amazing….with the fine wine on top of everything!!!! so jealous here ….lol

  • Jay

    Those organic Pizza’s Yummo!

  • Charlene

    Nice pics, those pizzas look real mouthwatering good.

  • Graceful Sunshine

    I am one step behind u! If u can do it I can do it.

  • Catherine

    ooohm nice food so apetizing thanks for sharing enjoy your trip 

  • Mary

    Wooow. This is nice!  Have a pleasant great journey. Those Apetizing, Mouthwatering and Yammmmylicious foods!!!! Nice pictures.

    Enjoy every moment dear.

    I Thanks the Almighty God for having you Joey by our side. 

    Stay forever Blessed.


  • Cathystorrier1169

    You should come to the Gold Coast the rain forests are so beautiful I just moved up there

  • Ronnievakil2002

    thanks joey for sharing the pics with us n yeh ur new friend is really v cute.

  • noor

    nice and yummmy pizza
    joey i had a very imp. question.. is it preferable to eat before or after excersizing
    i’m excersizing and had actually gained weight

  • Isymd229

    Sorry to see that you missed the best part of Australia -Far North Queensland – make sure you don’t miss it next time. Adelaide is OK but doesnt compare.
    Isy McD

  • Hala

    Hi Sir: thanks for this sharing “””””””””””””””amazing trip”””””””””””””and food look woow  
    hope you “re having a great trip “””””””””””””I love spinning bike , and bike rides , and zumba classes “””””””””””have fun

  • milena spassova

    As everybody else says “Thanks for sharing Joey. I’m european and seeing the food and the vine takes me back home. Great pics too.