Sometimes life throws us off balance and we need an opportunity to focus on ourselves to get back to feeling our best. At Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, we have just the answer. Vacations are meant to be a relaxing but uplifting experience. Read on to learn more about how to fit fitness into your tropical getaway.
At Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, we strive to offer a truly holistic and personalized approach to well being for our guests. Consequently, one of our favorite aspects of the Endless Privileges® concept is that it includes a wide variety of activities and experiences, allowing you to customize the rejuvenating, enriching escape that’s just right for you.
In today’s post, we’re excited to share details about some of the fitness instructors who will soon be joining us at Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya! Read on to learn about what these special guests have to offer.
A new year means a new you, and at Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, it’s our mission to help you achieve relaxation and wellness while vacationing in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.
With an extensive and luxurious list of wellness & spa amenities and areas at each resort, you will feel rejuvenated and ready to take on 2018 after a stay at Zoëtry Resorts!
Read on to learn more about how we can help you with your resolutions.
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!
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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!
Mark Knowles, a yoga teacher from the Bahamas, will be visiting Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya until April 21 and will be hosting yoga classes everyday starting today and ending on Saturday, April 20.
Mark began studying Zen Buddhism and Aikido in 1990 with master Robert Balker. This planted the seed of Svaâdhyaâya–Self-study and Tapas–discipline. Mark always had the desire and love to travel and it was this love that brought him to his first yoga class in Charleston. Mark specializes in Jivamukti yoga. This particular type of yoga offers great practicality in the practice and it is a form that demands use in everyday life.
If you are currently at the resort, or will be visiting Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita this week, be sure to check the daily Sundial for class times.
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!
At Zoëtry Wellness and Spa Resorts, we offer a number of fitness classes for guests to enjoy during their stay with us. One of our most popular classes is yoga and many guests say it’s the perfect way to start their day! Yoga not only builds strength, but also relaxes the mind and body.
Below are a few yoga poses for beginners that can help guests bring the relaxation of their vacation home with them.
Butterfly: Sit with your knees close to your chest. Relax your knees out to either side, and gently press the bottoms of your feet together. Hold your feet or your ankles. Lean forward slightly.
Boat Pose: Sit down with knees close to your chest and place feet on the floor. Keeping your body close to vertical, hold behind your knees and lift your feet to bring shins parallel to the ground. Release your hands and stretch arms straight forward. Lean back slightly as you stretch your legs toward straight.
Downward Dog: Start on your hands and knees, shoulders over wrists, toes tucked. Make a tall “V” shape by lifting hips straight up, sinking upper chest and shoulders, and relaxing down the backs of legs into your heels.
Reclining Goddess: Lie down flat on your back. Lift both knees up, bringing your feet right behind your hips. Let your knees fall open to either side, bringing the bottoms of your feet together.