If the sea is in your blood then an island is probably the best place to come on holiday. You will not be disappointed if you are also a budding wave jockey. The watersports centre is found at the end of the boardwalk.
We feature Windsurfing, Water-Skiing and Kayaking and the classes for these three sports are included in your holiday price.
We are also proud to have our ASA accredited Sailing Club/School. A lot is going on there, so we have dedicated a page to Sailing. Click below.
In Landsports, classes are always pitched at the different levels of beginner, intermediate and advanced. We offer extensive tennis and golf programmes, and we feature rarer sporting activities such as archery. Cycling and Beach Volleyball are also on the menu.
Many may consider Archery a fun hobby, but there is much more beyond that. The first bow and arrow were used as far as 5000 BC. It was conventionally used for hunting and in battle and is now a popular sport featured in the Olympics.
Archers require a considerable amount of strength and focus, making it an ideal activity to keep a person fit and healthy.
Here are some ways in which archery can benefit your health.
Improves hand-eye coordination
The primary benefit of archery is that it improves hand-eye coordination. Aiming and firing the arrow increases your focus as well. Coordination can be improved with more and more practice. The body must be held in a stable position while taking aim and taking a shot; this improves balance. Over time the player gets better at gaining control of the body.
All body components are used when practising, especially arms, hands, chest, and shoulders. Tension on the muscle is maintained for many seconds before the string is released. Repetitive activity results in muscle development.
Archery helps to build more patience. This sport requires immense patience because the game is not about speed but precision. Precision can take time, and you should be patient enough to maximise accuracy.
Archers must filter out all the distractions and focus primarily on their form, releasing the bowstring consistently. Concentration also helps a person cope with high-pressure situations.
Archery is a game where you can even compete against yourself. Similarly, it can be held against others as well. Results can be calculated to improve a person’s form and boost an individual’s self-esteem and confidence.
People of any age and any type can enjoy the sport. Archery is meant to be for everyone. It also teaches a person other benefits like teamwork. Furthermore, it is an excellent way to socialise. A person needs to have adequate socialisation levels to sustain a healthy mental life. Archery is an ideal way.
Form of exercise
At the competition level, participants walk a lot carrying heavy loads. This helps to burn approximately 280 calories per hour. It is the perfect form of exercise. So if you are concerned about your health, then consider practising archery.
Releasing an arrow and watching it hit the target can be highly relieving. It can help you get rid of stress and make you feel relaxed. The act of focusing is a perfect package of relaxation.
Finger and hand strength increases in archery. Flexibility increases as well because they are fully in use while practicing.
BodyHoliday’s Coubaril Valley Golf Academy features a practice range and a full-time PGA professional to help improve your game. There are four practice holes, a putting green, driving nets, and complimentary group lessons–Introduction to Golf for those new to the game and Intermediate Golf designed for golfers looking to refine their skills. Specialised private lessons are also available, as are arrangements to play a round on the islands championship course at the nearby Saint Lucia Golf and Country Club.
Private Golf Lessons and Excursions
This personalised golf lesson looks at fine-tuning the player’s technique at any level and part of the game, from driving to fairway shots and putting.
US$65 (30 mins) and $100 (1 hour)
Improve your golf swing technique by comparing it with a technology-based golf analysis. Get golf instructions tailored to your needs as a golfer, and soon, you will be swinging like a pro. The study involves a state of the art video software which captures and then analyses your golf swing. The Pro analyses it with the software making a slow-motion version with bookmarks. The video is then transferred to a USB drive so that you can take it away.
US$140 (60 mins)
Golf Playing Lesson
A 3 Hour 1-on-1 lesson which includes practising a series of golf shots
1st Hour: Shot game includes chipping, pitching, putting
2nd Hour: Full swing includes driving, groundstrokes, approach shots
3rd Hours: 4 holes course management
Whether you want to improve your game, practise your serve or set up a friendly match, the Coubaril Valley Tennis Club at BodyHoliday features courts for day and night play. Staffed by pros, the club offers guests complimentary introductory and intermediate group lessons throughout the week and individual private coaching sessions.
BodyHoliday Complimentary Tennis Activities
Introductory Level Tennis
9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.–Mondays to Fridays (group lessons)
Intermediate Level Tennis
10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.–Mondays to Wednesdays plus Fridays (group lessons)
A weekly tennis competition between guests is held Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
Private Tennis Lessons
Personalised 1/2 hour and 1-hour tennis lessons focus on fine-tuning your technique at any level. These individual tennis sessions are available between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and must be booked 24 hours in advance.
US$65 (30 mins) and US$100 (1 hour)
Join in the fun and camaraderie of Beach Volleyball every evening, whilst the sun sets over the Caribbean Sea. If volleyball is not your sport, why not join our Beach Cricket, Football, or Touch Rugby?