TRX, Total Resistance Exercise, is an intense total body workout. It is a specialized form of suspension training that build muscle while combining both cardio and strength training. TRX is a popular class at Santosa held on Fridays from 10:00-11:00am.
Originally developed to train the elite Navy SEAL teams, TRX is a challenging workout that is effective and results driven. The concept behind TRX is quite simple. Participants suspend their body from a pair of cables on their hands or feet using both body weight and gravity as resistance to build up strength. How one chooses to position their body on the cables affects the targeted muscle groups and intensity of the workout.
What are the benefits of TRX?
One of the biggest benefits of TRX, in addition to its versatility, is that it truly works for everyone. TRX has great appeal and people from all walks of life have taken up the fitness class as many find it challenging and fun.
TRX will bring about a lot of benefits to the body. The exercise uses body weight and gravity as resistance to build up strength, lose fat and improve endurance and flexibility. TRX can really help participants achieve fitness goals.
During TRX, the body weight is leveraged to perform a variety of exercises that work the whole body but which also focus on your core. If your core is in tip top shape, it means you have abs or a six pack. If you wish to feel better, look better and move with ease, there is no better place to start than with the core. The functional movements used in TRX will increase overall core fitness.
Another outstanding benefit of TRX is that is also ensures you get your cardio in. TRX works out different parts of the body while getting the heart pumping. When using the suspension cables, so many various parts of the body are worked that the body’s requirement for oxygen will increase. When the need for oxygen is increased, the heart and lungs start working overtime to ensure that all of this oxygen gets to the muscles. If you take all of this into consideration, TRX is also a great cardio workout.
TRX workouts are often shorter workouts. For example, if you are used to working out daily for two hours, chances are you can complete a much more rigorous TRX workout in just an hour. TRX’s unique combination of resistance training, core strength, cardio, muscular balance and mobility means that you will get more done in less time. TRX is effective, efficient and save time, and let’s face it, time is something all of us need a bit more of in our daily lives.
TRX at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center
TRX is a popular class on the fitness and activities schedule at Santosa. Currently, there is one class a week on Friday from 10:00am – 11:00am. TRX is taught by professional trainers who show all participants the proper techniques and routines. It may take a class or two to familiarize yourself with the TRX training program, but once you do, we think that you are going to love it!
For more information on TRX or other fitness classes and activities we offer at our detox retreat in Phuket, Thailand, simply fill out the inquiry form below and a member of staff will get back to you.
Beginners and walk-in guests such as Phuket locals and expats are always welcome to join our fitness classes and activities. We look forward to welcoming you to Santosa, where we can help you awaken life’s potential to live a healthier, happier life.
A big part of the fun of living in Phuket or coming to the island as a tourist is being able to experience the local life of Phuket. While staying with us at Santosa, there will be plenty of opportunities to experience the local life by attending some of Phuket’s most iconic festivals.
February is a wonderful time to visit Santosa. The weather is beautiful and the sea is calm. In addition, the island celebrates Chinese New Year, the Phuket Old Town Festival and the Chalong Temple Fair all in the space of a few subsequent days. These festivals are all important to the island’s Chinese heritage, and it’s wonderful to see the island come alive with red, glowing lanterns, parades, fireworks and even a Chinese Dragon Dance! The Chalong Temple Fair is the largest of all of the temple markets in Phuket, and it is quite special. Here you can sample a variety of local foods, buy virtually anything and watch a handful of interesting Thai cultural shows and live music.
Another important festival to Phuket’s history happens in March in the north of the island. Thao Thepkasattri-Thao Sri Suntorn Festival is one of the island’s largest, most important festivals and features many cultural and sporting activities. This is a family friendly festival that celebrates the victory over the invading Burmese army led by Phuket’s two heroine sisters, Thao Thepkasattri and Thao Sri Suntorn.
April is without a doubt the hottest time of the year in Phuket and all of Thailand. Even so, it is a lovely time to visit Santosa and take part in a relaxing yoga retreat or detox program. April is also the time of the year when Thailand celebrates Thai New Year. Known as Songkran, the Thai New Year is loud and full of fun. Be prepared to get wet as there is a lot of water throwing that goes on in the streets. Songkran is a lovely time at Santosa, and with our close proximity to Kata Beach, you are sure not to miss out on any of the fun!
June brings the low season to Phuket, and it’s actually our favorite time of the year. While rain can be expected during this time of the year, we sure don’t mind. The rain nurtures all of the plants and trees surrounding Santosa, turning it into a lovely tropical oasis. If you are a runner, June is the month of marathons in Phuket and in the Old Town, the ever so lovely Baba (Peranakan) Wedding Festival is celebrated. This is such a beautiful event. Essentially, it is a mass wedding that is rooted in the traditions of days gone by. Baba (Peranakan) Wedding Festival features a gorgeous cultural parade as well that is great for taking photos.
The Kathu Festival takes place in July and is an interesting event. It takes place in the sleepy village of Kathu and features street stalls, food vendors, stage shows, live music and exhibitions. Thai traditional games are put on display and also played. If you are staying at Santosa in July, grab some of the new friends you’ve made and definitely head on over to this festival.
In September, the island’s Chinese heritage once again comes alive as Phuket celebrates the Por Tor Festival. This festival, known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, is an important merit-making event for Phuket’s ethnic Chinese. Special foods, flowers and candles are offered to ancestors on altars. Por Tor Festival is a truly beautiful event and gives insight into some of the special festivals celebrated by the local Thai-Chinese community.
Phuket’s most famous festival takes place in October this year, and it is one that you definitely do not want to miss. If you are looking to stay at Santosa for one of our health & wellness programs, we highly suggest you come in October so that you can witness the Phuket Vegetarian Festival.
Phuket Vegetarian Festival takes place in the 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar and celebrates the Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and a variety of other stimulants will help in obtaining good health and peace of mind. Phuket Vegetarian Festival is celebrated at all Chinese shrines across Phuket and features ceremonies, street processions and a large variety of delicious vegetarian food to be sampled throughout the 9-day event.
One of our most favorite Thai festivals takes place in November. It is a festival of quiet celebration called Loy Krathong. It is festival that takes place near all water bodies, whether it be the ocean, a canal or lake, as it honors the water goddess. People float lanterns in the sky and krathongs across the waterways as an offering and to float all bad misfortune away from you in the coming year. Loy Krathong is really beautiful, and it is wondrous to watch all of the lanterns floating above Kata from Santosa Vegan Restaurant.
In December we celebrate the Christmas season and look forward to the New Year. For all of us at Santosa, this is one of the best times of the year as we reflect upon the year that is almost complete and look forward to the year the will come. We celebrate the Christmas season with a colorful, delicious vegan Christmas dinner menu and we also have a special New Year party.
Celebrate Phuket’s Unique Cultural and Historical Festivals with Santosa while you are celebrating yourself. Invest in yourself and your health at Santosa, and depending upon which time of the year you decide to come, you can experience some interesting fun in Phuket as well. For more information, simply fill out the inquiry form below.
Are you feeling down and out? Have your energy levels dropped? Do you feel sluggish and lethargic? If you answered yes to any of these questions, perhaps it is time to look into a detox program.
Perhaps you are still a bit unsure as to what exactly a detox is? Simply put, a detox is a process in which a person makes a lifestyle change to clear the body of toxins. These lifestyle changes typically involve abstaining from certain harmful things and optimizing various body processes. Some of these lifestyle changes are temporary, while others are permanent.
The most important thing to remember is that the purpose of a detox is to remove toxins from the body. What exactly are toxins? Toxins are any substance that can be poisonous or cause negative health effects in the body. The term toxins refers to all chemicals, pollutants, artificial food ingredients, pesticides, metals, and outside pollutants that cause the body harm. It is important to rid the body of toxins so that it can perform its functions to the best of its capabilities.
With all of this information in mind, the big question now is how to start a detox? Although it is possible to do a detox or body cleanse by yourself, you will most certainly reap the benefits even more if you choose to stay for a few days at a detox & wellness center to complete your program. Staying in a detox & wellness center allows you to surround yourself with likeminded individuals who will be there with you every step of the way during your program to offer kind words and support.
Here at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center, we offer a wide variety of detox programs that are well-rounded and truly provide an overall health and wellness experience. Ours is a nurturing environment, while our highly knowledgeable staff and practitioners are here to answer questions, offer support and push you to be your very best while starting or perhaps restarting your health and wellness journey.
Once your detox program at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is complete, we will continue to offer you support if you wish. All that you need to remember is that we are only an email or a phone call away. When our guests leave the center, we want to see them succeed and we will do all that we can remotely to ensure that this happens.
So, how do you a start a detox at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center? The answer is quite simple – just come! Take a look at the website and let us know which programs interest or suit your current lifestyle, book your airplane ticket and just come. Once you arrive at our center in Phuket, Thailand, we will help facilitate your stay with us through a daily schedule of activities, free talks and workshops. You will also have the chance to enjoy healthy, plant-based meals from our excellent on-site vegan restaurant.
If you are interested in learning more, or wish to discuss a detox program suitable for your lifestyle with a member of staff, simply fill out the enquiry form below and we will get back to you. We look forward to welcoming you to Santosa Detox & Wellness Center where we will help you awaken life’s potential and be the very best you can be.
Does your brain and your emotions have you down? Are you feeling like you are stuck in a rut? Do you feel like you are losing of touch of who you are and the things that matter most to you? Are you seeking your own inner path?
Do you want to optimize your health intended as a complete state of wellbeing for your body, mind and soul? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then perhaps you are ready to go through an emotional detox.
All-new at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center, the Emotional Detox: A Vital Transformation program is customized to individual needs and is sure to give you the power that you need to awaken life’s potential.
Emotional Detox: A Vital Transformation is a 7 day program that features 3 instructors and practitioners for more than 15 private sessions of holistic health practices, energy work, coaching and restorative practices. This program will support finding a better balance and renewed purpose in your life.
The program focuses on an integrated approach as it facilitates a personal transformation aimed at creating major life changes, awakening the human spirit and maximizing each participant’s potential. Emotional Detox: A Vital Transformation endeavors to be the incredible journey you need to change your life.
Guided by expert instructors and practitioners, program participants will discover emotional practices and wellness therapies to help access the deepest parts of their psyche, which in turn can release emotional damage and encourage the program participants to heal and grow.
Highlights of the Emotional Detox: A Vital Transformation program include the following:
● Health and Wellness Questionnaire
● Consultation and program orientation upon arrival
● Tibetan Reiki Healing
● Sound Healing
● Crystal Healing
● Peak experiences, transformational and motivational stories
● Reconnective healing
● Restabilization and cleansing of the electromagnetic field
● Guidance and coaching sessions
● Thetahealing and work on belief systems
● Emotional release through eye movement therapy(EMDR/DMOKA)
● Family and Systemic Constellations
● Training and exercises
● Unlimited use of the Santosa gym, sauna & ice pool
● Resolution meeting
Emotional Detox: A Vital Transformation is a program like Santosa has never seen before. In this day and age, tapping into our psyche and letting go all of the “baggage” we carry around is very important. Emotional baggage can be influenced by so many outside factors, but often times, it is deep-rooted and hidden away. An emotional detox will help get to the root of the problem and offer the participant the chance to eradicate the problem and flourish.
Interested in learning more about the Emotional Detox: A Vital Transformation program? Simply fill out the enquiry form below and a member of staff will get back to you as soon as possible. Note that until the end of July, Santosa is offering a 20% discount off the total price package of the program. It is possible to discuss this special offer with a member of staff.
As Emotional Detox: A Vital Transformation is a 7 day program, our team of experts here at Santosa suggest an overall holistic approach by teaming this program with the 7 day Raw Fast Detox program.
We look forward to welcoming you to Santosa Detox & Wellness Center and our Emotional Detox: A Vital Transformation program.