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October 2012 Fitness Break- what we got up to

November 19th, 2012 | Posted by Gail in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on October 2012 Fitness Break- what we got up to)
Fitness and Fun Holiday

Yes on our fitness and fun breaks you can have a drink !!

Love, Love, Love SoSpa fitness breaks. This one was a bespoke package one on one with Julie Hines for 14 days, yes!! 14 days of workouts and dancing pm because that is what Julie wants.
The breaks are all about YOU.

A typical day would be to wake and go and do a circuit (all outside as we want to absorb the wonderful atmosphere of Lindos). Followed by a swim cool down in the tranquil waters of St Pauls. The water in October is a wonderful 32 degrees temperature and this time we had extraordinary weather for Rhodes as it entered into the 30’s.
After workout and having worked up an appetite it was down to the local village cafe for a tasty greek salad and spinach and bacon omelette as we like to eat clean.
Hitting the beach around midday for a sunbathe and catch up on relaxation time.

Kayaking in Lindos

Julie has bags of energy and about an hour in is twitching for the next workout so its a water based fitness maybe a plyo circuit or with water weights. The sea bed is completely flat on Lindos main beach and can walk out quite far until the water reaches the waist height. It creates excellent workouts to change the body shape. Its fun and cooling – a welcome break from lying down at this point.

We then go and see the guys on the beach bar for some chat and find out the local news , where the best entertainment is going to be for the evening and a drink of something refreshing and back for some R n R on the bed!

Late afternoon is a final workout for the day and we enjoyed going out for an hour and exploring the caves around the bay an simply feeling the freedom of being in the open sea. All these are Julie’s choices that she makes before we go out to Rhodes and there are many options of what exercise can be done. I enjoy Yoga at sunrise or sunset .

Evening is a local taverna, I never do fully inclusive hotel food because there is such a lovely variety of restaurants in Lindos and the welcome and hospitality from the owners make an evening perfect.
We are often invited to dine with the locals on fresh from the boat to the plate fish and really experience the true Greek way of living.

We returned,jeans hanging as always and complete, Mission accomplished – straight home to book for next years Fourth SoSpa holiday !

Delicious Greek Salad

Kayaking with SoSpa

May 4th, 2012 | Posted by Gail in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Kayaking with SoSpa)
SoSpa Fitness Holiday

Julie in Lindos Bay

 

On my SoSpa breaks I like to use all of the environment and one of the fun but challenging beach workouts are with the Kayak’s.

The Health Benefits of Kayaking are

Calorie Burn

To move the kayak at about 5mph is going to require about 0.1hp of effort. Which is going to use up approx 340 kcals per hour for 150lb person

 

Toning

The Back,Chest,Stomach,shoulders and arms are used through kayak fitness training. When you are paddling expect to do about 500 maybe more, maybe less strokes per mile. Placing the paddle in the water and executing a good stroke is going to incorporate the muscles in the upper body and some is great for the abs too. In about one hour you are going to do about 1500 reps of low impact upper body movement. You feel well strong and toned after!

The fun Benefits

I only use the kayak on my fitness breaks but it is a great hobby and skills can be perfected to attend more challenging expeditions of days or weeks and like many other sports has a great social/group interaction in clubs. So if you want to spice up your workouts give it a go or the very least try it on your next holiday.

I get my clients doing some cruising around the caves and interval training across the bay…rather amusing for the sunbathers !!