Welcome to my blog as The Fitness Flyer! (For those of you that don’t know me, my real name is Charlotte)
I am in my Mid-Twenties and have recently started working in my first ever permanent, full-time role as Cabin Crew, flying out of London’s prestigious Heathrow Airport. Prior to this, if you asked me ‘What do you do?’, my typical answer would have been ‘The question you are looking for is what don’t I do?!’. I have a performing arts background and have supported myself with so many different jobs, ranging from waitressing to dressing up as Disney princesses and handing out leaflets in a tube station to working in a West End Theatre and from working at a well known fast food restaurant to waiting on VIP boxes at Premiership football clubs!
I guess you could say that my motto in life has always been ‘Just Wing It!’ – I knew that if I was given the tools, I could turn my hand to most jobs!
In the year and a half prior to becoming cabin crew, I worked predominantly as a Group Fitness Instructor and completely fell in love with working out. During my time in training and flying so far, my body has had a big shock, after going from having a routine, constantly working out and getting enough sleep at the right time of day to the complete opposite. As I am sure you are aware, the aviation world runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year so we are expected to start very early in the morning, work through the night and through several time zones in one flight and work days of 14 hours plus.
As well as using this blog as a way to keep various friends and family up to date with my travels, I want to show that it is possible to maintain a fitness routine when you have no routine. Be it because you are travelling, working shifts or on holiday and wanting to stay active around the world! I also think/hope writing regular updates will keep me motivated too – I love exercising when I do it but, as like most of us, I have all the excuses in the book to not exercise if I don’t feel like it – it’s only human right?!!
If you have any suggestions of workouts, classes, running routes etc that you think would be great to give a go and review, let me know by dropping me a message on my Instagram page – @thefitnessflyer_