Marigot Bay Resort, Spa and Marina has been on lockdown for almost a month, and we continue to miss our staff, guests and travel partners, while wishing everyone health and happiness as the global population continues to ride out the quiet storm of Covid-19.
Meanwhile, until we meet again, the Marigot Insider has some tips from their five-star luxury playbook for daily workouts during your ‘stay-at-home-cation’.
A basic fitness routine should include some walking to work off those sofa-based days and evenings lounging around with family. It seems like a long time since the gym or sports club was a daily ritual, unless you have a home gym, which isn’t as difficult as you think.
At Marigot Bay Resort, Spa and Marina, our AbSoLucian Fitness programme is designed to entice guests to work out by placing exercise classes in the lush grounds and gardens of the resort, and incorporating meditation and yoga, cardio exercise, stretching and toning, targeted workouts, nutritional guidance and fun stuff like Aqua Zumba in the pool.
We believe in making the most of your surroundings to stay fit and power-walking is a fascinating way to see the neighbourhood, which is how the Marigot Ridge Climb was born. Now there’s a long list of valiant adventurers who have taken the challenge of the Marigot Ridge Climb as the highlight of the AbSoLucian week – and it’s not for the faint-hearted.
But fear not, if you don’t a have a local mountain to walk up, the local park may be the perfect place for power-walking as long as you stick to two basic principles.
Power-walking should be at a speed between seven to nine kilometers per hour (4.5 to 5.5 mph) which is the upper end of the natural range for walking. This brisk pace should burn 100 to 300 calories in 30 minutes (depending on your weight) or 200 to 600 calories in an hour.
Walking 10,000 steps equates to about five miles a day, which is quite an increase for those who sit at a desk all day. It comes out to about 90 active minutes a day, which is three times the amount recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
No special equipment is required and a gradient isn’t necessary. If your park is small, circuits work very well to increase the number of steps towards that lofty goal, so give power-walking a try next time you go to the park, and think of us here at Marigot Bay Resort and Marina.
Until we meet again.