Blog Takeover: Joe DiSalvo Jr. and His Epic Fitness Adventures in Nepal

Greetings from the other side of the globe! This is, fellow Philadelphian and fitness enthusiast coming to you from the distant and magical country of Nepal. As a part of my degree at Drexel, I have been working in Kathmandu with a bicycle company to empower the people of this country to rebuild and think bigger. While abroad, City Fitness has me on assignment documenting my efforts to stay fit and live a healthy life. For the next few months, I’ll be sharing my workouts, runs, and other fitness experiences with you as I finish up my internship.

Some of you may know me from Philadelphia Runner where I’ve worked part-time for the last two years. Running and staying fit has always been passions of mine. I am also studying Product Design at Drexel, hoping to move into the design and development of athletic products like sneakers, backpacks, and apparel.

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After a little searching, I have found a nice little gym nearby my flat here in Nepal called “The Pump”. I see it as a mini City Fitness that is 7,500 miles away from Philly. It’s a great space for a workout and the trainers there remind me of home: motivated, focused, and there to help. Work starts at 8 AM which includes a 30-minute bike ride to our office/workshop space, so my workouts happen at a nice and early 6 AM, usually just as the sun is rising. I like to alternate between running and gym work, depending on the weather. Nepal has a monsoon season coming up, so we will see how that changes my schedule! But for now, I’m going to keep on my weekly grind and take advantage of the great weather. I hope you all enjoy reading this as much as I do writing it. Until next time, Cheers!

(P.S. Check out the company, Portal Bikes, that I’m working for here!)