Sports Focused Wellness
Collected by Becca Blond, AFAR Local Expert
From learning traditional Muay Thai kickboxing in Bangkok to rock climbing in San Francisco to SUP boarding in Greece, taking up a new sport on holiday is a great way to stay healthy and focused from a wellness perspective on the road. And best of all, when you return home you'll have a new sport to practice and keep you stimulated until your next vacation.
815 Stewart Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA
It's been 30 years since I've gone rock climbing on a regular basis, and I wasn't sure how to get back into it, so I decided to take a one-hour belay lesson at Planet Granite in Sunnyvale. I went on a Monday night, and the place was packed --...
13972 SW 139th Ct, Miami, FL 33186, USA
X-treme Rock Climbing Gym is an expansive rock climbing experience with over 14,000 sf of climbing space. X-treme Rock Climbing courses for experienced climbers and beginners.The course routes are changed frequently so there is something new for...
Jim Smith Lake, East Kootenay C, BC V1C, Canada
Jim Smith Lake is a nice little lake a short drive from downtown with a large grassy area to hang out on and a small sand (kind of) beach. The lake is quite small (perhaps 1 kilometer long and 1/2 kilometer wide) with a marshy area full of reeds...
3/2 Khao Rd, Khwaeng Wachira Phayaban, Khet Dusit, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10300, Thailand
For a traditional Thai athletic experience, go to the first professionally equipped, luxury Muay Thai gym in Bangkok. Sessions at Siam's state-of-the-art workout space take a holistic approach to fitness by focusing on well-being, and cultural...
49 หมู่ที่ 6 ถนน ลายิ-นาคาเลย์ Tambon Kamala, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand
One of the many ways Paresa helps guests connect with Thai culture is through hour-long classes in the art of muay thai, traditional Thai boxing. Setting Forty-nine rooms and villas are built into the Kamala cliffs overlooking the Andaman Sea. You...
Enterprise Coast Road, Oistins, Barbados, Barbados
One of the best spots in the Caribbean for surfing is Barbados. And if you're not one of the best surfers in the world (like me), one of the best breaks on the island to catch some waves has got to be Freights Bay. The added bonus is that most...
Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
I'd never surfed nor wanted to until l I booked a week-long stay at a Yoga and Surf retreat in Montezuma, Costa Rica. I was interested in the Yoga but surfing was included in the package so I made use of the opportunity to try something new....
Plantation Dr, Dorado, 00646, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is sought by surfers worldwide for its numerous reef breaks and clean swells. What some might not know is that the waves aren't just restricted to the popular west side of the island. The North coast has some excellent surf spots too,...
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