WELLNESS: A 15 Minute Exercise Program You Can Do Anywhere, Any Time

MORE AND MORE THE SPEED OF LIFE SEEMS TO HAVE OUR SCHEDULES PACKED TO OVERFLOWING MAKING A BREAK AWAY ALL THAT MORE IMPORTANT IN TRYING TO ACHIEVE SOME MUCH-NEEDED BALANCE IN OUT LIVES.

And when we do get away, we don’t want to undo all the good things we’ve put in place to keep us healthy, happy and fit throughout the rest of the year.  No-one enjoys that tired old post-holiday reality of having to shed the unwanted kilos and hauling yourself back into a wellness/fitness regime.

Problem solved. Come to Byron where being active is easy and is the perfect antidote to too much indulgence in its amazing array of world-class cafes, bars and restaurants.  Biking, hiking, swimming, surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, horse riding, hang gliding, fishing, paddle boarding, walking, and more.  Is it Minyon Falls or Wategoes Beach? The Hinterland or the Cape Byron Lighthouse? Julian Rocks or Brunswick River?  Clarkes Beach or Tallows? 

Image: Sera J Wright @photography_byron_bay

Kayaking on the Brunswick River - Photo: Sera J Wright

And if you just can’t bear to tear yourself away from The Bower, its lush green surrounds and perfectly round, mineral pool oasis, then we’ve got the solution to that as well.

We know it’s unlikely your dumbells were on your packing list, but if you have a body, you can get a great workout in your luxury Bower holiday accom and still make it to one of Byron's great nosheries in time for happy hour. Our how-to program comes from Travis at Bioathletic, physiotherapy and strength and conditioning gurus to elite sports men and women alike, as well as the everyday urban athlete. 

Here you go:

Set a 15min timer and do as many rounds of this 100 rep session as you can manage. You can stop for a breather at any time, but don't skip any reps. If you need a refresher or some assistance with technique, click here.

Squat & Reach: 20 reps - the lower the better.

Incline Press Up: 20 reps – feet on the floor and hands on the edge of a bed or other surface.

Bridge: 20 reps - feet on the floor, back of shoulders on the bed, or for more of a challenge, try the reverse - feet on bed, back on floor. 

Plank One Arm Row: 20 reps - hold a straight arm plank position and alternate rowing your hand to your ribs

Dead Bugs: 20 reps

See you soon for a good dose of holiday magic Bower/Byron style.  We promise to send you home more relaxed, happier, and if you do your bit, fitter as well!

Bende Byron

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