Yoga, Spa, Fitness & Eating Well – Get Fit the Smart Way

Yoga, Spa, Fitness & Eating Well – Get Fit the Smart Way

It is no secret that there are a variety of components to consider in the journey to overall better health and wellness. Embracing this journey as a lifestyle change is a positive step in working towards rebooting your health. Holding on to this positive attitude will also enhance any fitness regimen and be a motivational tool moving forward.


In order to get fit the smart way, a person needs the proper education, a bit of inspiration and a whole lot of support – a person needs to know how to get in shape, why they are getting in shape and be surrounded by friends who will support them along the way. Combine these three crucial pieces, and getting fit the smart way will come easily and naturally.


One of the first things that needs to be done in the journey to getting fit is to reevaluate your diet. It is best to start small when it comes to changing your diet to ensure success. For example, make one change a week and you will see that over time the accumulated changes really do add up. Examples include eating more vegetables on a daily basis, consuming less calories, drinking one less soda with the hopes of eliminating soda from your diet completely and cook your own meal once a week. Although these changes are small, they will lead to big success in the long run.


As far as fitness goes, find an activity you like and stick with it especially in the early days of your fitness journey. If you like running, swimming, lifting weights or cross training, find the time to do that activity every day and push yourself to run a little further or lift a little heavier. If you are new to fitness, yoga is a great way to start exercising as not only is it fantastic for your body and also soothing for your mind. Yoga allows the body to stretch and move and requires a great deal of concentration and discipline. It is an activity that has so many benefits and one that can help build your strength which in turn is helpful for when participating in more strenuous activities.


During your health and wellness journey, take the time to pamper yourself. A great way to do this is by visiting a spa, going to the sauna or having a massage. These little rewards go a long way and are motivational when it comes to rewarding yourself for a week of exercise well completed or perhaps reaching a weight loss goal.


Getting fit the smart way does not have to be difficult. In fact, it can be really fun when you are amongst likeminded friends or in a supportive, nurturing environment. Here at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center, we have a variety of well-rounded programs and activities to help kickstart your health and wellness journey or to get you back on track.


Two programs that help you get fit the smart way are our Active Cleanse and Yoga & Spa Retreat. Both of these programs combine detox elements as well as teaching how to eat right, how to exercise right and how to pamper your body in the correct way. For anyone new to health and fitness, these programs are really great introductions to overall health and wellness.


Stuck Inside? Great Ways to Exercise Indoors

Stuck Inside? Great Ways to Exercise Indoors

For many people who lead busy professional lives, exercising indoors may be the only option available to get the heart rate up and burn a few calories. Perhaps not as colourful as exercising in the great outdoors surrounded by nature, exercising indoors does not have to be boring.


Often times due to time constraints, exercising at home or indoors is the only option for many people. Trust us, it is always better to exercise indoors than skip your workout and exercising indoors can be quite simple, and also extremely fun. While making dinner after a long day, turn up the radio and dance around in your kitchen or even dance while cleaning and doing the laundry. Dance is a really effective way to get your heart rate up and break a sweat. Other simple indoor alternatives include exercising at home with a DVD or television workout program.

Perhaps the best way to truly enjoy and benefit from exercising indoors is to join a gym or an exercise class. Take advantage of indoor facilities. For example, swim laps in pool, log miles by running or walking on a treadmill, find a partner and play racquetball, or simply sit in a steam room and take advantage of a quick body detox.

If exercising indoors is the only option, it does present a great opportunity to try something new at your gym. Use this time to take advantage of a new class at your gym or to rediscover an old favourite by attending a class. Options at the gym are often endless and include weight training, yoga, kickboxing, pilates and so much more.


Indoor Exercise in Phuket

Are you looking for indoor exercise options in Phuket? Here at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center we offer a wide variety of yoga and fitness classes in our open air pavilion. Ours is a supportive environment with professional teachers and we offer such classes as Zumba, Pilates, TRX, Boxing and Fitball. For yoga enthusiasts, we offer Acro Yoga, Vinyasa Hot Yoga, Yin Yoga and Aerial Yoga.1H4A1786-1

The classes on offer at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center, located in Phuket, Thailand, present a welcoming platform to kickstart a fitness regimen or enjoy classes indoors after a long working day. The weekly classes at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center are offered at a variety of times throughout the day meaning that we do our very best to cater to many schedules.

Keep in mind that in addition to fitness and yoga classes, Santosa Detox and Wellness Center also offers an amazing variety of detox and wellness programs that complement our various classes. Exercising indoors may not always be ideal, however, it is a great way to keep your weight loss goals and overall wellness goals in mind when motivation is lacking.


If you are interested in learning more about the Indoor Exercise options at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center, including fitness and yoga classes, or would like to look into our detox and wellness programs, simply fill out the form below and one of our wellness staff members will be in touch.

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Fitball in Phuket: The Benefits

Fitball in Phuket: The Benefits

Benefits of Fitball 

Fitball is a fun way to get some exercise in while improving your balance and coordination. Originating in Switzerland, fitball was first designed to aid the rehabilitation of patients suffering from cerebral palsy. Effectively, fitball eases spinal cord strain and stress from the joints. It’s a popular form of exercise for people who suffer from joint disorders and are overweight. Fitball exercise does wonders for the strengthening of core muscles, improving balance and activating your nervous system.

Fitball Phuket

What is a fitball?

A fitball is a round ball that comes in a variety of diameters. Essentially, the proper fitball for exercise should be chosen based on a person’s height. Fitball is growing in popularity, and many fitness enthusiasts use it as a supplement to visiting the gym or joining another exercise class. One advantage of training with a fitball is that you can use it in the comfort of your own home, although most tend to join a fitball class.


The advantages of fitball exercise

Fitball exercise has several advantages and a few interesting things to note. Due to the fact that a fitball is not a stable objective, fitball greatly improves balance and coordination skills. Exercising with a fitball uses your core stabilizing muscles which allows you to train outside your center of gravity. Fitball exercises work not only your abs and back, but also connected muscles that tend to not be specifically targeted through more traditional types of exercise. Other advantages of fitball exercise include:


  • Forces proper spine alignment – As a fitball is not stable, it forces your body to try to balance itself on it. Automatically your body will to try to align itself into proper posture, which helps improve your overall spinal health.


  • Frequent change of positions – A fitball causes you to frequently change your position to balance, which helps reduce damage caused by prolonged sitting in the same position.


  • Improve your balance – Whether sitting on a fitball, or using it in an exercise regime you will greatly improve your balance. As the ball rolls and moves, your muscles will react and give you an overall better sense of balance.


  • Improve your circulation – Utilizing a fitball ensures that the blood gets flowing. Fitball exercise keeps the blood flowing to all parts of your body ensuring activation of the nervous system.

Fitball Phuket

When reaping the benefits of fitball exercise, it’s important to remember to maintain good posture throughout. Make sure to use slow, controlled activities. In the initial stages of fitball exercise, it is recommended to prop or stabilize the fitball against a wall to help with the initial balancing. Also, make sure to avoid movements that seem difficult or are generally causing pain.


Fitball in Phuket

Santosa Detox and Wellness Center is proud to incorporate fitball into our class schedule. Fitball improves balance, activates your nervous system and strengthens your core muscles. If you would like to join a Fitball class in Phuket, check our daily class schedule or give us a call at +66 (0) 76 330 600. Alternatively, you can simply fill out the inquiry form below. We look forward to seeing you in one of our Fitball classes here at Santosa in Phuket!

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It’s All About Zumba

High energy and incredibly entertaining! It is impossible not to smile your way through this class and feel positively reinvigorated! A great cardio workout, with a following that creates a Zumba community and an inclusive environment. Join us at Santosa with fantastic Geti, who will lead you into Latin-inspired euphoria! Un, Dos, Tres.

We do not consider Zumba a class, it is a fitness party! Making exercising fun, the dynamic Latin-based dance workout has taken the fitness world by storm. Vibrant and energetic, an hour of serious cardio passes by in such a flurry of colourful smiles, that it doesn’t feel like exercise at all! Ever wondered what it would be like to find a user friendly way to learn the basics of samba, salsa, hip hop and other international movements? Zumba provides an enjoyable way to discover your inner beat, and explore your creativity through freedom of movement in a friendly group environment. Join us at Santosa in Phuket to electrify your cardio workouts with style and pizzazz….

The Zumba Teacher

Want to know a little more about the best Zumba teacher in Phuket? The formidable Geti began her fitness career in Venice, Italy, after finding an incredibly fun way to merge all of her Latin dancing into the fitness craze that has taken the world by storm – Zumba. After her first class, she knew she had to be certified, and from there, Zumba changed her life. Two years later she arrived in Phuket, where she was the second certified instructor on the island. Developing her fitness skill set, she became qualified in advanced Zumba, fitball, pilates, aqua fitness and sports nutrition. She has taught at over 20 locations in Thailand, and brings to Santosa a wealth of knowledge. If we could describe Geti in three words, they would be passionate, fun and determined. She loves to encourage all fitness levels and intuitively tailors each class to support a range of levels and goals.

You can find out more about our Zumba class schedule here or on Facebook every week.