Low Wood Bay, Ollie's Gateway to The World

Oliver is off on his travels. A popular part of the Low Wood Health Club instructor team, Ollie is on the road again. He shares a little bit about some of his most memorable trips, and how working at Low Wood Bay has helped and enabled him to see the world.

Your 2017 travels?

When the Health Club was closed during the Low Wood Bay refurbishment I travelled across East Africa for two months at the start of the year. Fellow instructor Emma was also travelling, and together we ventured into Ethiopia, Kenya and spotted the ‘big five’ in Tanzania. This trip was a huge highlight.

Ollie and Emma in Zanzibar

 

Ollie in a Salt Bank in Turkey

I also took short breaks in Bulgaria, Poland and Romania and a road trip to Turkey. I couldn’t say no to a family trip to northern India and Bhutan. Then of course there was Aurora hunting in Iceland and finishing 2017 with a bang in Barcelona on New Year’s Eve. 

The Aurora Borealis, Iceland

Health Club - A Great Launch Pad

I’ve been working at Low Wood Health Club for over two years. It didn’t take my colleagues long to realise that I was obsessed with travelling. Andy, the Health Club Manager, has always been really understanding and flexible. He literally goes the extra mile when it comes to stretching the rota.  

African Adventures

Working in the team and teaching classes for two years has, without a doubt, increased my confidence and made me more outgoing. These are two essentials in becoming a successful backpacker.  I will definitely miss the warm atmosphere, the fun, friendly environment. And of course… all the members.

When did you first know you had the Travel Bug?

Family visit to India and Bhutan

My parents did take us on family holidays when we were younger, but I think it stems from my first trip to Australia in 2010. I lived and worked there for a year and loved seeing the sights and experiencing a different culture.

Most beautiful view?

A few come to mind, including a couple here in the Lake District. But overall favourite, I’d have to choose watching the sun rise over the lush mountains of Laos from a hot-air balloon for my 22nd birthday.

Mountains of Laos

Next Adventure?

Sicily in March to celebrate my Dad’s birthday. Then Canada in the summer for an extended visit. 

Low Wood Bay Health Club

We wish Ollie all the best in his latest adventures. Why not start your own adventure at Low Wood Bay Health Club. With a highly trained and adventurous team of instructors, over 42 classes to choose from, a competitive fitness community and a great social atmosphere – what’s not to love!

For information about our memberships and our facilities call the team on 015394 39344.