Recap: The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise

May 17, 2015



Photo Credit: Rance Elgin Photography

By: Toni Carey (@toni_carey)  

If you follow me on social media you know that I was having a major freak out about going on the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage Cruise. Eight days without WiFi and what seemed like all of mankind. But, I was grateful for the opportunity to be a apart of such an amazing event and being able to connect with thousands of women to spread the BGR! gospel.

Photo Credit: Rance Elgin Photography 

I enlisted my good friend Andia Winslow, fitness professional and all around one kick-arse woman (ask about her. no, seriously. ask about her.) to join me aboard the 8-day cruise via the Carnival Breeze to the Cayman Islands, Montego Bay (Jamaica) and Isla de Roatan (Honduras).

If you have never been on the TJF Fantastic Voyage, I encourage you to book your trip for 2016 NOW. It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced and is literally a 24/7 party for 8 days. Andia and I hosted morning runs sponsored by Wal-Mart , as well as a workshop on how to start running.

The Tom Joyner Foundation supports Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with scholarships, endowments, and capacity building enhancements.

While the rest of the ship was sleeping in (because, literally there’s a concert at 2am every morning), we had a core group to show up each morning to hit the track with us!  Can you say impressed???

It was the perfect way to start the day! The sound of the ocean crashing against the boat while you run laps was priceless. Not to mention the view! I can’t think of a better way to get the day started.

Andia led the group through a set of pre and post run stretches, which admittedly, I’m TERRIBLE at doing. It was a great reminder of the importance of warming up your body and stretching to prevent injuries. She also was on hand to answer questions about running form and overall health and fitness.

We met so many amazing women (and men) on the cruise! We can’t wait to do it again next year!!

And, of course, the trip wouldn’t be complete without some BGR! shenanigans. Here’s Andia planking on Ford’s new Edge.

Photo Credit: Rance Elgin Photography 


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