Moving with the Trails

Trail running is learning to get out of your head and into your body. Your body becomes your map directing you where to go, guiding you with feeling. Move faster, change direction, breathe deeply. We listen and we engage all of our senses and physical form. There is no time, no obligations you are justContinue reading “Moving with the Trails”


“What inspires YOU to look and feel your healthiest self?  What is health to YOU? What is the purpose of being active and eating healthy for YOU?” Injury: From a horse accident, car accident, rolled ankle and surfing accident I was injured for almost 5 months of 2015. Although challenging I learnt to acknowledging whatContinue reading “#Fitspo”

The busy bee break

From climbing the sacred, majestic Mt Fuji three times, to leading a tour in down under in Australia and snorkelling the Great Barrier reef witnessing all its glory, beauty and rare natural wonderment this touring gypsy is back in her second home of Kyoto playing in the office… What you can’t imagine me working inContinue reading “The busy bee break”

Run group and guide running for the disabled

After a not so pleasant wake up call with my room shaking and my emergency earthquake alarm going off at 4:30 am I set off to meet my good friend Shigeo-san paralympic gold medalist in the Sydney 2000 Olympic games.  Our original plan was to volunteer and participate in the Tokyo disabled surfing event. ForContinue reading “Run group and guide running for the disabled”

Up Up and away

I think my boss thinks of me as a new toy, like oh she’s fit how far can I push her? What can I get her to do next? Damn it I accept these challenges so today I caught the train to Saga Arashiyama one of my favourite places in Kyoto. I think I’ve alsoContinue reading “Up Up and away”

An active gypsy adventure: What you find when you push yourself to climb

It’s not often I have passengers that put their hand up to join me for a morning workout so when they do I want to make it worth their early rise and try to make it a trip highlight. From Tokyo to Nikko, this is quite the contrast, 30million people in Tokyo and Nikko aContinue reading “An active gypsy adventure: What you find when you push yourself to climb”

The active gypsy adventurer meets her next victims

This gypsy guide is on a new trip and one with a fit family of 3 from Phoenix Arizona, we met in Tokyo shared sake in a tiny 60’s bar in Golden Gai and our friendship was sealed that’s until I took them on a 20km bike ride around Tokyo the next day exploring backContinue reading “The active gypsy adventurer meets her next victims”

Day 4 of an Active gypsy adventure

Maybe it’s because I’m in Tokyo but things have been busy this week! I’d like to share my morning run today though. For me it’s so important for me to move in some way in the morning, it helps to wake me up, it clears my head so I am more productive for the restContinue reading “Day 4 of an Active gypsy adventure”

Day 3 of an active gypsy adventure

It was a sticky, hot and sleepless night battling mosquitoes but I woke ready for the day and with a hearty breakfast later, with Elsa and Healy more amazing leaders for Venture we set out with my on a research bike ride at 7:30am. I had not quite told them the distance I wanted toContinue reading “Day 3 of an active gypsy adventure”

Day 1 an active gypsy’s adventure.

I am starting a written journey of my adventures as I explore Japan as a guide for Venture Venture lead a variety of trips, from family based, culture, food and the more physically demanding active trips. With my background being in exercise science and my passion for fitness my intention of my writing isContinue reading “Day 1 an active gypsy’s adventure.”

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