Time to Say Hello to Your Toes!

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Let’s face it. Many of us spend hours in the gym or pounding the pavement to build our muscles, improve cardio fitness and generally keep the bulge at bay. But if you are anything like moi and tend to forget about stretching and flexibility and focus more on torturous toning, the thought of touching our toes or participating in that occasional game of tipsy Twister (stop smirking, we’ve all been there!) can be cause for concern and more than a few cackles.

It’s one thing to build muscles but maintaining flexibility is also important and a balance between the two is vital. Yoga is an ideal way to develop strength as well as gaining flexibility along with a more holistic approach to a healthy body. Canggu Club offers two different yoga classes as part of its weekly fitness schedule: one on Monday and one on Wednesday, both at 10am for ninety minutes. It’s perfect timing really as you can still fit in an earlier Pump, TRX class or gym session and head straight into yoga to stretch and loosen those tortured limbs.

One of these sessions is led by local yoga guru, I Wayan Wistika or better known to many as Marcus. To those of us who have ever attended one of his classes, Marcus needs little introduction. With a friendly manner and easygoing style, he encourages a relaxed and calming ambience in his classes and any beginners’ concerns are immediately allayed as he emphasizes participants listen to their bodies and only do as much as they comfortably can. As only experienced instructors do, he suggests different options for each pose, allowing for every level of expertise within each class.

Marcus pays attention to form and style, ensuring an injury free experience and one that will leave you amazed at how you just managed to “kiss your knees” when only ninety minutes earlier you arrived, convinced that even your fingertips would struggle to greet your toes.

Balinese born and bred in Tabanan, Marcus’s yogic journey began during a period of employment at a local village yoga retreat as head of guest services. Participating in the yoga classes, he was introduced to a number of inspirational instructors who inspired him to pursue this journey towards health and wellbeing.

He went on to teach yoga at this retreat, has taken part in numerous international seminars, local courses, the annual Bali Spirit festival and has spent a number of years enhancing the health and wellbeing of hotel guests with yoga classes at the prestigious Comoshambala Hotel, The Chedi Clubs in Ubud and Jimbaran, as well as The Legian in Seminyak. Along with classes at Canggu club, he also teaches privately throughout Southern Bali and continues to hone his craft, broadening his teaching styles to include Restorative Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and of course, yoga for beginners.

With more than 17 years of yoga experience, Marcus has somewhat of a devoted following. “Yoga is my lifestyle – As you practise it more, it changes your life, from what you eat to how you live. And if you keep practising, it changes your soul.” Pop into The Canggu Club to experience yoga for yourself on either Mondays or Wednesdays @ 10am. I promise your hamstrings will thank you!

Splits and Giggles at Bounce Fit!

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What a fun way to spend a morning! Just recently I was asked to accompany a friend to a different style of exercise class – BOUNCEFIT trampolining class at Bounce Bali located Canggu Club. Despite my initial anxieties and reservations regarding my unremarkable pelvic floor muscles (thanks kids!) and that I resemble a baby calf when attempting any type of gymnastic manoeuvre, my fears were allayed and I had a blast!

No need for any prior expertise in aerial activities, elite fitness training or trampolining experience. BOUNCEFIT is all about having fun, toning your core muscles and building confidence with a lot of laughs. For the first time in ages I didn’t spend half of the exercise class glancing repeatedly at the clock and wondering how much longer my triceps could endure the torture!

BOUNCEFIT classes are held at Canggu Club’s, Bounce Trampoline Centre and can accommodate up to 24 participants. Everybody gets their own tramp on which to frolic and flap about and the class is guided by experienced gymnastics coach, Patricia Kincaid. The fully supervised hour commences with the all important warm up exercises through to jumping styles such as pikes, splits, tucks and more to get your heart pumping. It’s just like cardio interval training as high octane jump sequences are followed by short sessions of stretching to ensure that you remain injury free. At one point I even got to pounce around from tramp to tramp, happy as a hippo, stopping only to collapse in a fit of giggles at my obvious lack of coordination.

The ‘hard work’ over, we made our way over to the elite mats (REALLY bouncy tramps) to learn a few tricks like seat drops and back drops. Nothing too risky as we are shown all the correct landing positions, but these moves are sure to keep your heart pumping and adrenalin streaming and I was rather chuffed that I was able to bust the moves my 11 year olds were learning. Ha!

BOUNCEFIT is on every Friday morning at 9am and is 100k for Canggu Club Gold & Platinum Members and 120k for non-members (water and towels included). Bounce socks are required for safety purposes and if you haven’t already acquired a pair, they are available for 20k at Bounce reception. One of those exercise classes where you can be as serious or silly as you like, trampolining has the potential to burn up to 1000 calories in an hour and all with a smile on your dial!

Music helps to maintain the momentum and there’s plenty of giggling, wiggling and aerial hi jinks to make for an hour of active fun. Join BOUNCEFIT to break the boredom of the same exercise routine week after week. With each session you will develop confidence, agility, core and (pelvic) floor strength as well as your sense of humour!

It’s ideal for any age and level of agility. Be part of the fun this Friday and join the rebound revolution that allows you to burn off brekkie and bounce to a beat.

For more information or Canggu Club Fitness schedule information go to: fitness@cangguclub.com
Book online at bouncebali.com.

Check Out of Your Hotel and Into The Canggu Club

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We all love to get away for holidays and enjoy the luxury of buffet brekkies and lazy days at the hotel, but it all gets a bit depressing when it’s time to checkout and your last day looms before you. Late flights home don’t always coincide with hotel checkout times and we are often left with the conundrum of what to do with all that luggage and where to spend those 8 hours between leaving the hotel and lobbing up at the airport.

Don’t spoil the end of your holiday with a boring day of wearily waiting all afternoon at a warung with a load of luggage and for transport to arrive. Check out of your hotel and into Canggu Club for the rest of the day and finish your island holiday in comfort and style. Bali Res Centre and Canggu Club are offering the perfect solution to late night flights, last day long faces and an opportunity to make the most of your final afternoon in paradise!

This terrific package is available to anyone, regardless of where you are staying in Bali. Upon arrival at Canggu Club, reception staff will tag and store your luggage securely so you and your family can relax and take full advantage of the multitude of options available for entertainment, exercise, pampering and play!

Keep the kids cool and amused with a few hours of energetic fun on the slides at Splash Water Park or drop the younger ones of to Cubby House Kids Club. Splash is safe, supervised by fully trained life guards and the perfect place to keep your kids entertained and out of your hair as well as an outlet for expending all that excess energy, not necessarily needed for the night flight home.

With younger members of the family engaged for the afternoon, take advantage of the air conditioned fitness centre and make a start on working off some of those holiday indulgences with their full range of cardio, fitness machines and free weights. If that sounds too much like hard work, simply continue to indulge yourself with a massage, facial or beauty treatment at Body Temple Spa!

Refuel at the Verandah Cafe, Splash Poolside or Sports Bar and then refresh before your flight home with a steam, sauna and shower in the male and female change rooms after your day of fun in the sun. There is free WiFi throughout Canggu Club so you can keep up to date with flight times, coordinate pick-ups on arrival at home and send those last minute holiday pics.

In order to ensure comfort and luxury all the way until you are seated on the plane, Bali Res Centre can also coordinate transfers via private car from Canggu Club to the airport, VIP fast track departure service and JAS lounge access including free flow alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, hot and cold refreshments and WiFi before you fly.

Don’t let your holiday in paradise end on a low note. For more information on this fantastic solution to last day travel logistics, contact Bali Res Centre today to organise this departure day package and check in to Canggu Club.

info@balirescentre.com

Creating Cool Kids’ Parties at Canggu Club

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Birthday parties are loads of fun but there are times when coming up with exciting new ideas for our little one’s big day can be a bit of a stretch. Many of us simply don’t have the time or resources to cater for fifteen or twenty kids in our back yard, let alone find activities to entertain them for three hours without bringing in hefty reinforcements.

Cue Canggu Club and their party packages catering especially for kids. With venues like Bounce Trampoline Centre, Strike 10 Pin Bowling and Splash Water Park, there are ample options for activity fueled parties where the hard work and entertainment is already done. Plan a bowling party or Bounce bonanza where guests are actively entertained for an hour or two (you decide on the time) in a supervised, all weather environment.

Catering is a cinch with the choice of three different party package menus. Choose from the Indonesian, International or Healthy menus priced at just Rp100,000 ++ per head, each one offering five different menu items including dessert, sauces, condiments and cutlery. These suggested menus are by no means exhaustive and you can also include additional items or create a custom party fare from the menu list provided to cater for more individual palates and preferences. Party guests can choose to enjoy their snacks closer to the bouncing and bowling action in the cafe area, or book a party room for a more private gathering.

Exclusive use of party rooms adjacent to Strike and Bounce are available for 45 minute time slots and are complimentary with the minimum Rp1,000,000++ purchase of a catering package. These rooms are perfect for groups of up to 24 children and ideal to gather your gaggle of kids together for tasty treats, present time and cake! Speaking of cakes, no need to call the patisserie in a panic or get your bake on, cakes can be provided at minimum cost and 72 hours advance notice. Mums and dads, add your own touch and decorate your party room with personalised balloons and banners for the guest of honour.

Should you have a larger group with a taste for aquatic outdoor fun, Splash Water Park has covered, open air venues to cater for up to 200 guests and party goers can come and go on the slides as they please.

Take the tension out of organising your child’s next birthday bash and call party hostess extraordinaire, Bianca at Canggu Club. Just tell her what you are after and she will coordinate the rest!

No need for hours of wrapping pass the parcels, racking your brain for games to entertain or redecorating your house to resemble a pirate party. Your precious ones will be begging you for a birthday bash where their guests can bounce, bowl or barrel down the slides for the afternoon while you put your feet up and enjoy the spectacle!

Make the call and let Bianca and the team plan your next party…Piece of cake!

For further information email:
kidsparties@cangguclub.com