If the sea is in your blood then an island is probably the best place to come on holiday. If you are also a budding wave jockey, then you will not be disappointed. The watersports centre is found at the end of the boardwalk.
We focus on 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. There’s a lot going on there so we have dedicated a bit more space.
In Landsports we adopt the same approach as all our activities. 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.
Archery may be considered a fun hobby by many 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 nowadays is a popular sport, even featured in the Olympics. Professional 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 constant 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 practicing, especially arms, hands, chest, and shoulders. Tension on the muscle is maintained for many seconds before the string is been 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 maximize accuracy.
Archers need to filter out all the distractions and focus primarily on their form releasing the bowstring consistently. Concentration also helps a person to cope up with the high-pressure situation which is helpful in daily life.
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 a good way to socialize. A person needs to have adequate socialization levels in order to sustain a healthy mental life. Archery is an ideal way.
Form of exercise
At 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 practicing archery.
Releasing an arrow and watching it hit the target can be extremely 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.
BodyHolidays own Coubaril Valley Golf Academy features a practise range as well as a full-time PGA professional to help improve your game. It offers four practise holes, putting green, driving nets, as well as complimentary group lessons–Introduction to Golf for those new to the game, and Intermediate Golf designed for avid 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 any part of the game from driving to 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 analysis involves a state of the art video software which captures 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 key so that you can take away.
US$140 (60 mins)
Golf Playing Lesson
A 3 Hour 1-on-1 lesson which includes practicing 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, as well as 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 10:00a.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. to 9:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.
US$65 (30 mins) and US$100 (1 hour)
Explore St. Lucia’s breathtakingly beautiful north-eastern coastline while you enjoy the challenge of an on and off-road mountain biking experience. This excursion is suited for experienced riders and can be tailored to suit individual desires.
US$90 (per person, 1 hour)
Join in the fun and camaraderie of Beach Volleyball whilst the sun sets over the Caribbean Sea. If volleyball is not your sport then why not join in our Beach Cricket, Football, or even Touch Rugby?