If you feel like you need a bit of a recharge, why not plan a wellness-focused getaway? In the luxurious setting of Costa Rica’s all-inclusive Kalon Surf Resort, people just like you take on surf lessons to explore a new hobby and jumpstart a new fitness routine.
Surfing offers the ultimate workout
When you book lessons with Kalon’s professional surf coaches, you’ll find that surfing is one of the best fitness regimes around. All the resort’s coaches customize their surf lessons to fit your fitness level and experience. Their top priority is to ensure you’ll have fun while you’re learning.
Your surf lessons start with a cardiovascular workout as you paddle your board into the breakers. Guiding your board out also strengthens all the muscles in your shoulders and back.
Then, as you stand to ride a wave back to white sand, your leg and core muscles will work to keep you balanced. In addition to the physical benefits, get ready for an overall boost to your well-being as you breathe in the ocean air and feel stress melt away.
Daily surf lessons provide a workout like no other, and that’s why Kalon Surf Resort pairs its immersive surfing experience with three yoga classes each week. You’ll wind down from world-class surf lessons on the all-inclusive surf resort’s yoga deck, surrounded by the sound of waves and the beauty of Costa Rica’s lush jungle. It’s hard to imagine a better combination of surfing and yoga than this!
To fuel your body between surf lessons and yoga classes, chefs prepare fresh, gourmet meals with ingredients and exotic Costa Rican fruits picked straight from the resort’s on-site organic garden. Get ready for dishes inspired by local flavors that give your body and soul the TLC they deserve.
If you still feel a bit of tension, you just need to head to Kalon’s spa and massage area that overlooks the gorgeous Costa Rican jungle. There, you can soothe sore muscles by choosing from a light and relaxing massage, a deep tissue massage, a hot stone massage, a bamboo massage, or a facial.
At day’s end, you’ll cool down in a beautiful infinity pool while the sun sets over the Pacific. For privacy, relax in your suite’s outdoor jacuzzi or your villa’s patio plunge pool.
The benefits of combining surf lessons with yoga
At Kalon’s inclusive surf resort, you’ll be hitting the waves daily. Kalon’s yoga classes are designed to help you reduce your recovery time and reap the fitness rewards of more surfing.
Combining surfing with yoga enables surfers to lower the risk of injury, relax sore muscles, energize their bodies and minds, increase stamina, improve their breathing, increase flexibility, and build core strength. In addition, yoga enhances vital surfing skills, such as posture, balance, body awareness, coordination, and range of motion. Mentally, yoga offers surfers the clarity and focus they need to tackle challenging waves.
Just imagine laying out your yoga mat with a view of the turquoise waves. You’ll sit cross-legged with your hands on your knees as you release tension and clear your mind. From there, you’ll move to Downward-Facing Dog to lengthen your spine, stretch your legs, and strengthen your upper body. Plank Pose will target your core and build stability. Next, you’ll lower your body into Four-Limbed Staff Pose to strengthen your lower back, triceps, and core.
The soothing songs of rainforest birds will envelop you at Kalon Surf Resort as you use yoga poses to prepare for riding the waves. You’ll move into Upward Facing Dog to open your chest and shoulders and stretch your neck and thighs. The Pigeon Pose will stretch your glutes, groin, and psoas muscles while further opening your chest and shoulders. The Warrior 2 Pose — similar to your surfing stance — will improve overall balance and endurance.
You’ll hear the calming waves roll in and out as you move into the extended Side Angle Pose to stretch your side and open your hips. Intertwining your arms and legs in the Eagle Pose will enhance both balance and focus. You’ll engage your core again as you move into the Boat Pose. Finally, the Locust Pose will tone all the muscles you use while paddling your board.
Kalon’s all-inclusive surf resort pairs high-intensity workouts with moments of pure zen. If you’re ready for a challenging fitness routine and a whole new level of relaxation, treat yourself to the unparalleled surf lessons and yoga experience Kalon has to offer.