Happy Beach Thursday! Get Fit at the Beach!

How would YOU like to win an all-expenses paid trip for two to Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana in the beautiful Dominican Republic? Thanks to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), for one lucky grand prize winner, that dream will come true! In an effort to help individuals combat some of the effects of holiday weight gain, ACE has declared Wednesday, Nov. 27, the day before Thanksgiving, Workout Wednesday. ACE is currently hosting a photo contest on Twitter and Instagram. Everyone who uses the hashtag #ACEWorkoutWed with a photo of themselves participating in a fitness activity will be automatically entered to win prizes each week. A grand prize winner will be chosen on Workout Wednesday, Nov. 27, to receive a 3-night stay for two at Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana. Now there’s a great excuse to get moving!

Once you’re at Zoëtry Wellness Spas & Resorts, there’s plenty of ways to stay active and healthy! At Zoëtry Paraiso la Bonita, for example, guests may start with a Nutritional and Body Composition Assessment that will analyze the proportion of various important components of the body to maintain a healthy lifestyle such as fat percentages, total body water and muscle mass. The Comprehensive Exercise Assessment recommends a personalized regime for guests to take back home with them, while certified personal trainers offer various techniques designed to meet fitness goals.


Zoëtry Wellness Spas & Resorts offer a variety of activities to get your blood pumping in new, exciting ways. The ocean provides the perfect place to stay active. Try snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, kayaking and stand-up or paddle-boarding. Swimming in itself has enormous health benefits and seawater has long been known for its restorative properties. Running on the beach is a great way to get fit while protecting joints from high-impact surfaces. There’s also volleyball and tennis courts, an aqua gym, golf course and yoga and dance classes. The possibilities are endless. Getting fit at Zoëtry is so much fun you won’t even think of it as exercise!

Keep Exercising, Even on Vacation

It’s a known fact that vacation often causes many of us to let go of our workout routine. However, just because you’re on vacation, doesn’t mean you can’t exercise. Here at Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, we’re always encouraging our guests to stay healthy through exercise and proper nutrition. In addition to full gyms located at each of our resorts, we also offer guests a number of fitness classes each day such as yoga, Pilates and Zumba!

If you’re wondering how you can keep your workout routine going on vacation, here are some quick tips to help you through:

  • Instead of running on the treadmill for 30 minutes, take a jog along the beach.
  • Ditch the free weights in favor of resistance training in the pool during water aerobics.
  • Replace the burn of spinning class with a mountain bike adventure tour or hike.

Working out on vacation shouldn’t be a chore. Consider it as a chance to experience something new, while burning the calories from last night’s mango margarita!