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Working on a healthier you

PHUKET: Living in Phuket can sometimes take a significant toll on your body. Green curries, bottles of Singha, and hot days where lying on the beach seems like the only form of exercise you can manage.

Friday 8 June 2012, 09:26AM

However, just because this is the easy option does not mean that this is the right one. Starting this month, Patrick du Preez will be writing a monthly health and wellness column for the Phuket News.

Patrick is the Director of Club Asia Fitness Centre at the Royal City Hotel in Phuket Town.

South African born Patrick said, “I’ll be writing about all the different types of fitness; cardiovascular, weight training, nutrition and discussing the benefits and value of group fitness activities.”

The good news is that Patrick won’t be asking you to completely cut your favourite curries and pizzas completely from your diet.

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“Sure, you’ve got to eat the right thing and stay away from junk food and sugary drinks like that, but you can also continue to eat your favourite food. You just have to moderate what you eat.”

Patrick said that despite all of the temptations on the island, Phuket is in fact a great place to be if you want to stay, or in fact get into shape.

“There are some great gyms on the island. Hardcore gyms, high tech gyms and many Muay Thai gyms which are also great for fitness.”

The great thing for The Phuket News reader is that Patrick will be writing for all of you; the keep-fit enthusiast, the amateur and the soon-to-be fitness guru.

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