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Ultimate Men’s Fitness Program at The Ranch

Trail Running at Rancho La Puerta 3Looking to get away from it all?  We have a men’s fitness program that will fit any man’s needs, whether you’re looking for a hardcore workout, or a “spa-cation,” or both.  The Ranch is especially great for outdoor fitness enthusiasts and those looking to train for ultramarathons.  To quote an ultrarunner who recently visited our fitness resort, “The Ranch is a trail runner’s dream.”

Below we highlight our favorite activities and classes for men looking to stay #RanchFit.

 

 

For the trail running or hardcore parkour enthusiast: Rancho La Puerta offers a variety of hikes and activities, ranging from beginner level to very challenging. Two of The Ranch’s most challenging adventure programs include the Road Runner Trail Run, a 5-mile lowland trail which weaves through the meadows and is usual taken at a running pace, as well as the Seven-Mile Mountain Breakfast Hike. This strenuous 3 1/2 hour trek takes hikers 7 miles over steep, rugged mountain terrain, though allows for a scenic breakfast stop midway. In addition, there is a parkour fitness course and ropes course that men can use freely on their own time, once they have first experienced it with a group or a Ranch staff member. 

Protein Style: Enjoy a protein filled meal after a hard workout with Rancho La Puerta’s protein station in the dining hall. In addition to the daily hand-picked organic fruits and vegetables offered from The Ranch’s organic garden, the protein station offers scrambled and hard boiled eggs, protein rich oat bran, seven grain cereal, quinoa, and millet. Organic vitamin rich smoothies, fresh pressed juice shots, and recovery muscle milk drinks are also available to round out a healthful meal. 

Men’s Spa-cation: To wind down after a full day of hikes and fitness classes, men can choose from multiple men’s focused spa treatments. Favorite men’s treatments include the Sports Recovery Massage and the Men’s Refresher Facial. The Sports Recovery Massage is deep tissue massages that incorporates techniques to improve stretching and flexibility, aid muscle tension, and prevent injuries.  It’s perfect after a full day of activities. The Men’s Refresher Facial cleanses, hydrates and treats skin using Rancho La Puerta’s organic skincare line, and concludes with a relaxing neck and shoulder massage.

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Check out these #RanchFit Classes: 

Core Challenge

Our Core Challenge Class is a 30-minute core workout that targets, strengthens and defines the mid-section muscles; four abdominal muscle groups along with supporting back muscles.

The approach this class takes is integration, rather than isolation.  Many men may experience lower back pain and often this can be attributed to weak core muscles.

Yoga: Level Two

Our instructors bring a wide range of teaching styles including Iyengar, Ashtanga and Vinyasa and will include various combinations of sun salutations, inversions, back-bends, twists, pranayama, and yogic philosophy. This invigorating and creative practice enhances strength and improves flexibility.

Circuit Training

This fast-paced class begins with a 15-minute cardio segment that is followed by a vigorous balance/strength/coordination workout around a multi-station circuit.  Circuit Training is a fun way to target strength building and muscular endurance without having to follow a routine or stay on a beat.

Cardio Boxing

Learn basic moves and punches using focus mitts and boxing gloves.

One of the best forms to exercise your body that provides a complete workout for your cardiovascular and muscular endurance systems. Participants focus on speed, coordination, balance and improving reaction time.

An appropriate and safe way to get rid of stress and tension!

Weight Training

A solid strength training routine, in our fully equipped weight room will increase strength, bone density, boost metabolism as well as improving posture.  Muscle tissue is active tissue so the benefits lasts beyond the time spent training.

The Ranch offers workouts and spa treatments for men, plus a chance to kick your feet up and relax.  End the day with a glass of locally sourced wine from the Baja region at our Bazaar Del Sol, or enjoy a cooking class at La Cocina Que Canta.  There is literally something for everyone.  Most importantly, a week at The Ranch is an opportunity to take a break from the busyness of everyday life and enjoy some much needed time for yourself.

 
The Ranch offers a variety of workshops, presentations, entertainment, and learning experiences to accommodate all of our guest’s request and interests.

Interested in learning more about achieving a marvelous balance of mind, body and spirit?  Join us for a week at our 3,000-acre health and fitness resort in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico—about an hour’s drive from San Diego, all with transportation provided. Make your reservation or request more information by calling 800-443-7565, or use our convenient online reservation form by clicking below.

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