Exercising Al-fresco: Make Your Maldives Island Your Gym

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PUBLISHED August 24, 2021 | updated August 24, 2021 01:26

The Maldives is great to respite, soak in the sun on a beach holiday, for diving, romance, and indulgence. Guests can add wellbeing and outdoor exercising to the list of things to do in the Maldives. 

Each of Crown & Champa resorts have air-conditioned fitness centres with ocean vistas and some with tropical views amidst lush gardens. The private islands, being at sea level, are a perfect spot for low altitude endurance training. With clean air and surrounded by the sea, the resorts offer a great place for guests to embrace nature and get inventive with their fitness regime while on holiday. 

Here are 8 ways to get your workout at Crown & Champa Resorts 

1.  Swim 

Dip into the sea or the freshwater pools. Every island in the collection includes their own lagoon and swimming pools. Saltwater is known for its therapeutic effects and warm seawater, generally 25°C to 30 °C (77 to 86 °F). Swimming offers the benefit of increased heart rate, muscle toning, stamina, and endurance without stressing your body. 

2. Scuba dive  & 3.  Snorkelling 

Exploring the underwater world is an excellent way of being active. It will double as a well-being activity, putting your whole body to test while calming your mind and regulating your breathing. 

4. Sea Kayaking 

This calorie-burning activity is fun and helps exercise your back, shoulders, arms, chest, and abs. Choose from single or twin kayaks at your chosen resorts’ water sports centre. Complimentary use of kayaks is included in most of the collection’s All-Inclusive Packages. 

5. Stand up Paddle Boarding 

Also known as SUP Surfing, this activity uses your core muscles to keep you balanced an oversized surfboard with a paddle. This gentle activity is easy to learn, exercise your body while not exerting pressure. Paddle boarding at sunset is a bucket list activity. Ask your resort’s Water Sports centre for paddle boards. 

6. Running & Jogging

A jog on the beach or run through the islands’ coconut canopied roads and pathways – an activity suitable for guests of all ages to improve cardiovascular fitness and build strong bones. 

7. Increase your flexibility 

Stretch. Roll out your yoga mats on the beach or the verandas of your villas with sea views. The Duniye Spas at each of the resorts also offer yoga sessions for the guests to enjoy. 

8. Play Racquet Sports 

Tennis, badminton, paddle tennis, and table tennis. Crown & Champa properties provide a choice of facilities to burn those calories with intense and fun under the tropical weather. 


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