Find out where fitness ambassador Linora Low would head to in Malaysia and internationally for a relaxing holiday.
The year 2020 was one where fitness personality Linora Low found herself pivoting from public engagements as a wellness speaker and a sports event emcee. Although she got her start in the entertainment industry acting in theatre and then going on to become a radio announcer at Red FM and MIX, Linora is more well-known as a fitness and wellness personality. From being an ambassador for the TV show, R U Tough Enough on the KIX channel to being an ambassador for local and international brands including Koa Fitness, Under Armour and Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, Linora continues to inspire others with her motivational coaching, inspirational content on YouTube and just her overall positive energy. Here, she shares with us on what she has been up to as well as some of her best travel moments.
Career-wise, it definitely took away a lot of jobs as not only do I emcee, but the type of events that I usually host are sporting events like runs and obstacle races. At the same time, though, this opened up a lot of new opportunities, which has allowed me to refocus on things I hadn’t had time to pursue before. This is when I am very grateful for how technology has evolved and allows us to share experiences and knowledge on a different level via the many platforms these days. Content creations is where my voice can be heard
The first thing I look for when I travel is if the hotel has a gym or if there is one nearby. If there aren’t any, I would bring my own equipment. I do have to change my routine based on what equipment is available. Of course, enjoy your trip when you travel but work out to maintain your fitness level. For me, I need to keep active - for my mental state and to maintain my figure (as a competitive body builder). I need to train somewhere, or at least get in as many steps as possible.
When I did a campaign for Mercedes, we went to Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam. Among some of the things we did was cycling on a tight-rope, hiking to a waterfall, and drove SUVs deep into the jungle. In Indonesia, we went out at 4 o’clock in the morning to watch the sun rise over Borobudur. The itinerary was crazy, but it was the ultimate road trip and if given the chance, I’ll do it again.
The Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. The scenery was of course beautiful, but to learn of its history was amazing. The view leaves you just breathless, and the whole ambience is just very calming and zen.
What are the Top 3 destinations on your bucket list right now?
Santorini, Greece; I would also like to go to Switzerland to meet friends over there, and taste the chocolates. And also New Zealand, because I love Lord of the Rings, and I’d just love to go see Hobbiton, and because I have friends there
My favourite destination is Langkawi. I have not gone to Redang island in a while, and hope to go back soon. Sarang by the Brook in Kuala Kubu Bharu is also great, and I would like to go to Awanmulan in Seremban and Tiarasa Escapes in Janda Baik.
KLIA is one of the best airports that I’ve been to because it is clean, they really keep up to standards as much as possible, and I love how spacious it is - the environment is just nice and bright. I just like how everyone is friendly and the feel is just different than your normal days. There are times when my sister and I would just go, “We miss KLIA!”
Read a book, go on social media and walk around the airport a bit more.