We’re excited to say the Turks and Caicos have been identified as among the best Caribbean islands for health nuts by Business Insider!
While the article mentions the many spas and health retreats that exist here in TCI, as locals we know that if you want to keep in shape while on vacation, there is no better place to be than the island of Providenciales.
In fact, much-needed vacation downtime here can give you the chance to establish healthy habits you can take back home with you.
Here are just a few of the many ways to stay in shape during your time here.
Go for a run
Grace Bay Beach is often ranked the best beach in the world. However, when we say there are miles of powdery white sand, we’re not sure if anyone believes us. There’s only one way to find out: run the length ot it!
It’s possible to run along the entire length of the beach. You’ll encounter and have the chance to make friends with many of the regulars out jogging on the beach or on Grace Bay Road.
Try Standup Paddling (SUP)
SUP is now popular with a wide variety of people from all walks of life. Why? Although SUP can take some time to master, it’s a great workout, especially for your core.
SUP is also popular with women because it’s easier for them than men to master – women typically have a lower center of balance than do men, which makes it much easier to get out and about on a surfboard.
Do beach yoga
If keeping fit sounds like a lot of work when you’re supposed to be on vacation, why not try beach yoga? Core fusion and beach yoga classes are offered through Gansevoort Turks and Caicos.
Parrot Cay combines beach yoga with full wellness services.
If you want to experience a unique approach to yoga, contact Nancy Mizinski and Glow Fitness. Nancy offers a unique experience with a Thai Yoga Massage.
Go to the gym
Most hotels and resorts on Provo include gyms to help you keep in shape. But did you know that a former professional basketball and football player has chosen to call Turks and Caicos home in order to open his own fitness studio?
John Wright moved to Provo twenty-five years ago after training as a teacher and a kinesiologist. Today he runs Wrightfully Fit, one of the best personal training gyms in the Caribbean. If you want to up your game, it’s worth traveling to the Turks and Caicos to talk to John.
Another private gym, Rock It Hot Fitness, helps train Miss TCI for Miss Universe competitions. The gym is located at Regent Village, within walking distance of most resorts.
Glow Fitness offers private training sessions.
Eat healthy while you’re here
It’s true that your vacation in Turks and Caicos should be a time to unwind, relax, celebrate, rejuvenate. But when you visit us, your diet and exercise routine doesn’t also have to go on vacation. There are plenty of healthy eating choices on Provo. Your suite will likely come with a great kitchen, and a walk to the supermarket for groceries will help keep you fit.
Reclaim your life in the Turks and Caicos
Ultimately getting and staying in shape is all about changing your habits, or reinforcing existing ones. However, we all lead busy lives with little time to spare to devote to making the first steps towards keeping fit.
When you’re relaxing and unwinding here on Provo, one of the healthiest islands in the Caribbean, you’ll have the time to develop healthy habits that will help keep you fit – a nice souvenir to take back home with you!