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Articles dedicated to wellness and how to make the most out of Villa del Palmar Cancun’s Village Spa, the Gym and fitness activities at the Cancun resort.

Mexico’s Lorena Ochoa

Mexico’s Lorena Ochoa

Mexican through and through, Lorena Ochoa has been celebrated as one of the greats of the golfing world for a while now; when she took the number one spot in the world she broke both gender and cultural stereotypes… she was the first Mexican woman to hold this title, but also the first Mexican National for both men and women. Lorena is not just a sporting talent; she’s somewhat of a national treasure, and it’s really easy to understand why when you know more about her. Lorena Ochoa’s early years Lorena Ochoa grew up in the Mexican city of Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco, just a stone’s throw from a golfing country club. It was at the Guadalajara Country Club that Ochoa started her golfing journey at the tender age of 5, and by 6 she had secured her first state championship. By the age of 7 she had won a national title, and then secured the top spot in the World Junior Golf Championship at 8. By the time she was 13 Ochoa …

October Wellness at Villa del Palmar Cancun

October Wellness at Villa del Palmar Cancun

Led by the creative vision of Francisco Lugo, manager of the Village Spa, the staff at Villa del Palmar Cancun is finalizing every last detail for the upcoming October Wellness program focused on helping you reach a more profound sense of overall well being for the mind, body and spirit.   October Wellness 2017 Ringing in the third edition of the resort’s highly anticipated event devoted to wellness, October Wellness 2017 will build upon the splendid success of the past two years.   “I’m really excited about the program we are going to have for members and guests this year for October Wellness,” remarks the Village Spa manager, Francisco Lugo. “We are currently finalizing which fitness experts and wellness celebrities will be joining us this year so that we can share this information with members and guests as soon as possible. What I can promise is that it is going to be a fabulous event for those who love looking after themselves inside and out.” Fitness October Wellness has in the past invited several international …

Kids Spa at Villa del Palmar Cancun

Kids Spa at Villa del Palmar Cancun

Did you know that Sunday April 30th is the official Children’s Day in Mexico known in Spanish as El día del Niño? This special date is intended to raise awareness of the rights and wellbeing of children in the country and around the world and is a wonderful excuse to treat your children. We like to think that we provide your children with VIP treatment every day of the year at our VIK Club (Very Important Kids Club). Kids Spa at Villa del Palmar Cancun One of the ways we love to spoil our smallest visitors is with our Kids Spa activity. Offered as part of the VIK Club program, we provide a specialized Kids Spa session whereby your little-ones can enjoy simple spa services provided by the staff from the Village Spa within the Kids Club installations. They can enjoy manicures, facials and light arm and leg massages alongside their friends. The Kids Spa activity is one of the most celebrated options on the Kids Club schedule and one that your children will be …

Interval Training

Interval Training

There was a time when endurance training was all the rage, and if you want a lean, runner’s physique it’s still a great bet, but these days it’s all about Interval Training, and in particular High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). This is all about short bursts of high intensity activity that get your heart racing, followed by short periods of rest, and it’s stunningly effective! Interval Training Can Be Done Anywhere It doesn’t matter if you’re on the move all the time and have to work out in hotels and motels, or if you have a small apartment without a spare room for exercise equipment. HIIT workouts can be completed anywhere; it doesn’t really matter what you do, so long as it gets your heart racing. This means you can adapt your Interval Training workout to your needs on a day to day basis. Say goodbye to expensive equipment Although you can add a HIIT element to exercises on the static bike, treadmill, or rowing machine such trappings are not necessary to complete an effective …

The Village Spa Awaits You with Pampering

Nothing is quite as indulgent as a visit to the spa, and the remarkable Village Spa at Villa del Palmar Cancun is an especially tranquil space just waiting to envelop you in comfort and relaxation.  Situated amongst the shelter of palm trees and lush vegetation, this 5,000 square foot facility provides the ideal setting for a pampering treatment designed to restore a sense of tranquility to the mind, body and spirit.  The spa’s talented staff of trained therapists use a holistic approach to healing alongside the use of natural products for the ultimate in care.  Allow yourself to get swept up in the sheer bliss that spa treatments can deliver by releasing muscle tension, mental anxiety and anything else that may have you stressed by making a trip to the Village Spa.      The Choice is Yours You will find that the spa menu, which is filled with an amazing assortment of signature services and treatments, offers everything you could ever dream of and more.  Whether you want to pamper your skin with an anti-aging …

Running on the Beach to Stay Fit on Vacation

Vacations are a time to kick back and relax, we know, and often this means letting the exercise regime slip, eating a bit more than we usually would, and lying in… but, hear us out, we’re here to encourage you to use your vacation as an opportunity to take runs along the beach. Here’s why: Improve Your Overall Health So this one might seem like a no-brainer, but running is a great way to up your stamina and cardiovascular endurance. If you don’t live near a beach, however, you’re missing out on the benefits that come from this great twist on the usual morning run. You see not only do you get the benefits to your breathing that running in general gives, but the uneven and soft surface of the sand will also make the muscles in your legs work harder to keep balance. This means that you’ll sculpt more defined leg muscles. An added bonus in this case is that the soft surface will be much kinder on your joints than the paved roads …

Surviving the p​arty season ​in style

Surviving the party season in style

With the new year just around the corner, you may be thinking about what you can do to look your best in 2017. The holidays are always a hectic time, with several parties and family gatherings to attend, which can lead to neglecting your overall health and wellbeing. However, one of the best ways to combat the ravages of a packed holiday schedule, overindulging in heavy foods and more cocktails than usual is to treat yourself to a facial so you can recapture that healthy glow you’ve been missing. Start 2017 off right with one of the amazing facials offered at the Village Spa. “Hanil” Purifying Facial 80 Min Meaning “clean” in Yucatec (language of the ancient Maya), the Hanil facial is a deep cleansing treatment that delivers clarity to all skin types. After applying alpha hydroxy acids and a micro-derm scrub which purify and smooth the skin, gentle extractions clear the pores before a volcanic clay mask detoxifies and improves skin tone. Finally, a light pressure-point massage is given to promote the release of …

Reasons to Paddleboard

It’s not really a secret that physical activity is hugely important when it comes to any level of success in a health regimen. While it may be tempting to relegate yourself to the gym and home fitness DVDs there is actually a huge variety of stuff out there for you to try out! We recommend stand up paddle-boarding. Here’s why… Tone and Lose Fat Stand up paddle-boarding makes burning calories and getting rid of a few pounds feel effortless and entertaining… you see while this is a chilled and energizing activity it’s actually engaging all of your core muscles. After just a few sessions you’ll notice a healthy ache in muscles you didn’t even know you had, and after a few more you’ll feel noticeably more powerful. There are very few activities which offer a chance to tone your whole body at one go in such a way, and next to none which will do so in such a gentle and enjoyable way; SUP is without a doubt the best way to start building those …

October Wellness 2016 Review

October Wellness 2016 Review

As October Wellness 2016 draws to a close, we look back on the highlights of this year’s month-long event dedicated to wellbeing, health and beauty, which took place at Villa del Palmar Cancun, making full use of the resort’s wide selection of areas for relaxation, fitness and meditation. Special Guests In addition to our in-house wellness gurus, Magali Rodríguez Ramírez and Francisco Ramos, who ran a number of yoga and fitness workshops, we were honoured to welcome a host of special guests who are experts in the field of health and wellness. Expert yoga instructor, Ana Bolio offered yoga, Juan Sosa Molina led the sunrise Crossfit sessions, Janet Goodwin joined us from FIAFITNATION to guide aqua aerobics and aque zumba, Alo Yoga and Lululemon ambassador, Naya Rappaport, provided Vinyasa flow yoga lessons, Ann Callahan animated the guests with zumba while Keely Dubrova shared her expertise in PiYo® LIVE. Auri Diaz also contributed with an inspiring Mayan healing session and sound therapy while guest chef, Miguel Bautista, co-founder of Vegan Planet Mexico, tempted tastebuds with his …

PiYo at October Wellness with Keely Dubrova

PiYo at October Wellness with Keely Dubrova

Join Keely Dubrova at Villa del Palmar Cancun this October where she will be leading guests in the PiYo Live fitness program as part of October Wellness 2016. Fitness instructor, Keely will be joining October Wellness from October 3 to October 8. Expert Fitness Instructor From Houston Texas, Kelly works as a full time sales executive at a Tech Company, devoting all her free time to her lifelong passion of wellness and fitness. Having trained as a PiYo fitness instructor amongst other courses, Keely’s life ambitions are dedicated to educating and leading people towards their fitness goals. PiYo Live PiYo is a groundbreaking fitness program that was developed by trainer Chalene Johnson. The high intensity, low impact program combines movements from yoga and pilates delivering them in a fast-paced, dynamic sequence so that you will get a great cardio workout as well as muscle-sculpting and core-strengthening results. Rather than maintaining yoga and pilates poses for long periods of time, the PiYo Live program speeds up the movements to produce a low impact aerobic style routine …