Fit Trips Around the World with Fitness Globetrotter, Fred Hoffman

Not kissing a princess in Kuwait; not really knowing much about Cricket in India despite being asked to train the players, and not regretting 22 years of teaching fitness around the world — such is part of 2007 IDEA Instructor of the Year, Fred Hoffman’s story.

* What can you expect when you travel abroad and want to exercise?
* What are some cultural differences country to country in the workout world?
* What is Fred’s number one suggestion for travel and exercise?

Fun and Fit caught Fred on one of his visits to the US and asked him to share insider, globetrotter, fit tips and anecdotes.

Fred Hoffman is the International Education Development Director for Batuka, an American who has been teaching and training in France, and a recent author of Going Global: An Expert’s Guide to Working Abroad in the International Fitness Industry.  He has presented at conventions, conducted teacher training, and consulted in health clubs and spas in nearly 50 countries on 6 continents.

You can find Fred, his book, and his well-regarded exercise DVDs at and through Or take his step or Batuka Dance class next time you are in Paris. Even better, listen to him on our radio show then pack your bags and be active internationally!

And as always, we hope you link over to our website to check out our latest fitness mischief!!

About Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams

Identical twins and fitness pros Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MAhave been in the fitness industry since the first aerobics studio opened–with them–on the European continent back when leg warmers and thong leotards were the rage. Their fitness experience spans 3 decades on land, sea, and airwaves.

Kymberly has taught fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages for 30 years to more than 10,000 exercisers. She is former faculty at University California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Department of Exercise & Sport Studies. IDEA, the International Association for Health and Fitness Professionals tapped her to serve as the inaugural editor for Fitness Edge, a publication devoted solely to group exercise leaders. Finally she knew enough people in the exercise world that she became a three-time nominee and finalist for IDEA’s Program Director of the Year award.

Kymberly also worked the mind attaining a Master’s Degree in English. Her true specialty was conducting business writing seminars and helping professionals communicate more effectively in the business world. From hosting an international fitness TV program to serving as grammar expert on a live show, Kymberly has led, moved and grooved with energy and good grammar for all.

Alexandra has been teaching, presenting and writing about fitness for over 25 years (since she was 7 and 1/2)! Currently on staff in the Exercise Studies Department at UCSB, she is also a contributing editor and writer for IDEA Health and Fitness Association’s many publications. As an international presenter, Alexandra enjoyed her honeymoon in Venezuela after judging their national fitness championships.

Alexandra has her advanced degree in counseling, which qualifies her to ask nosy questions of her two teens. Combining her love of words and the microphone, she has also had a successful run as a radio presenter, emcee and comedian. She loves to work, so she also writes for her blog and is a frequent guest contributor to a variety of blogs about business and health.

Kymberly and Alexandra are also the Hosts of Fun and Fit on WomensRadio. Fun and Fit offers answers to audiences’ fitness questions, shares Fun Fit Facts, faces Freak Out Fit Facts head on and helps listeners cut through the hype and fat to reach their fitness goals. Learn, laugh and live it up on your road to health and fitness!