This Couple Shows How to Stay Fit While Living in a Van

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Instagram couple Chris and Jessie (@acrovanadventures) have garnered over 14 thousand Instagram followers and a thriving YouTube page thanks to their converted school bus. 

They’ve affectionately dubbed the school bus “skoolie,” and show how they converted the van, the adventures that they go on, and the ways that they’re making the van even better. 

Take a look below to see how this couple stays fit while living in a converted school bus. 


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The couple knew they wanted to stay in shape when converting their skoolie, so they intentionally made their dining table and chairs collapsable.

They also have several pieces of specialized gym equipment that make workouts easy on the road. They have a collapsable bench, hand weights, and a specialized machine that adds resistance weight with just two cables.

Thanks to being on the road so much, Chris and Jessie needed to get creative, which led them to build a full wooden deck on the roof of their van, which can be used for seating and even working out.

Being on the road so much can be hard on the body, especially since Chris and Jessie work remote jobs from their laptops. Getting out in nature and staying fit is clearly an important goal for this van life couple. 

The Skoolie @acrovanadventures
Image Credit: Chris and Jessie @acrovanadventures

They also have several extra toys to keep them occupied on their goal to visit all 50 states and every national park. Such as an additional deck to tow their motorbike, hammocks, and even a piano inside the bus!

The couple is now working on their second conversion with a smaller van, so follow them on their next adventure while seeing fun home projects.

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