Not to be confused with the US state, Georgia is an independent country found to the east of Europe in the Caucausus region, bordering Russia to the north and east, and Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia to the south. Formerly a part of the Soviet Union, Georgia maintains strong cultural ties with Russia, although the relationship between the two has not always been cordial.
In recent years it has focused much more on western integration, with ambitions to join the European Union and NATO, which have been opposed by Russia. Georgia has over 3.7million inhabitants, with much of the population concentrated around its capital, Tblisi. Famous landmarks in the city include Narikala, the scenic ruins of an old fort, and the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Famous Georgians come from a diverse spectrum, from singer Katie Melua to sumo wrestling champion Tochinoshin.
Fitness in Georgia
As Georgia’s economic development continues, so does the growth of its fitness culture. A new wave of quality gyms in Georgia has boosted gym membership, moving people away from traditional street fitness forms and moving people towards fitness clubs. Some are a tourist attraction in themselves, with TrainAway being the easiest way to buy a day pass without any language problems.