Staying fit whilst on holiday or an extended break at a gorgeous location with great food can be tough. Especially if you don’t have access to any gyms. However, in a place like Lake Atitlan, you wouldn’t want to be cooped up inside a sweaty, smelly gym – you’d naturally want to be outdoors. So here are 5 ways to stay fit around Lake Atitlan.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Stand-up Paddle Boarding is a great way to work out your entire body as well as improve your stamina. ‘SUP’ing’, works out your arms, chest, back, core and legs whilst incorporating a Cardio workout. Not only that but you’re outdoors and connected with the elements. It doesn’t feel like a workout but rather a relaxing yet invigorating activity. And you will gain a new perspective of the Lake, that can only be witnessed if you’re in the water.
For Stand Up Paddle Boarding, you can check out Venga Atitlan who does tours and also rock climbing and Aerial and Acro Yoga, and SUP Atitlan (Stand-up Paddle Atitlan) provides Eco Fun Tours which includes cliff jumping and a photo package of your experience!
Yoga is a great way to stay fit. It works your body and mind and leaves you energized throughout the day. Yoga incorporates strength training and muscle toning. An hour of yoga could reduce approximately 500 calories. Try to incorporate Bikram or Power yoga routines to have a more effective workout session. Yoga Forest,Del Lago, and La Paz have Yoga classes with a great view of the Lake.
Similar to Paddle Boarding, Kayaking increases your muscle strength. Particularly in the back, arms, chest, and shoulders from moving the Paddle. You can rent Kayaks at Cerro Tzankujil (Nature Reserve) or book tours at Los Elementos Adventure centre.
You can hike Indians nose for Sunrise or San Pedro Volcano or even Hike between villages. This stunning Lake offers picturesque views whichever your choice of route. We can arrange a sunrise hike to Indians nose. Contact us for more details.
Being around the Lake naturally would be ideal for swimming. The water temperature is perfect all year around. A refreshing swim on the Lake every morning is a perfect start to your day.
You can Jump off a platform in the Nature Reserve, if you are daring enough.
So there you have it, 5 ways to stay fit around Lake Atitlan.
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