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Category Archives: Fitness

Ropes Class Interval Training

Under the warm glow of the skylight in the Olmeca gym, our instructor Manuel is yelling words of encouragement at us. “Work it! Hold it like a microphone! Raise your arm like a rock star!”  This high-intensity interval training has us hopping and swinging our arms, trying to wiggle life into a 40-foot rope.

Our partners stand across from us on the center loops of each of the 10 ropes, anchoring them to the floor and keeping us tethered while we hold the ends. We shake the ropes energetically, whipping and swinging them to the beat of the music as we hop, squat and repeat through different routines. We’re working our abs, arms, shoulders and legs with each 20-second interval and ten-second rest.  For 30-minutes, it’s a total body workout until we become sweaty messes of satisfied exhaustion.  It’s a great feeling.  Now it’s time to hit the showers before lunch and a Ranch Classic massage.  

The Ropes Class is a cardio workout that helps develop core strength and allows each of us to move at our own ability and comfort level. To learn more about the ropes class and other strength training classes click HERE.





Azteca Gym at Rancho La Puerta

Weightlifting in Azteca Gym

The Ranch is known as a refuge for reflection, rejuvenation and fitness, providing opportunities and tools for self-betterment. Along with the myriad of hiking trails, wellness facilities and spas at Rancho La Puerta, is the Azteca Gym, which is the perfect environment to pump … Continue reading


Patricia Moreno

danceSati with Patricia Moreno

Patricia Moreno, a mind body coach and fitness expert with over 20 years of experience, recently taught her signature Sati Life workouts at The Ranch. Patricia is an incredible force; she has a vivacious and inspirational energy that lifts the … Continue reading


parkour training at Rancho La Puerta 30

Get #RanchFit!

Summer is here and there’s no better time to step up your game in fitness and health. Here at Rancho La Puerta we provide an overall mind, body and spirit program that appeals to all, but fear not: If you … Continue reading




Have you ever experienced GYROKINESIS® exercise? I tried it for the first time last week and I have to say I was blown away by how great I felt afterwards.  I’m glad I attended the class; before it started I … Continue reading



TRX Combo Class

Our TRX combo class is a full body workout guaranteed to get your heart pumping.  Trust me, I’ve done it.  This class consists of different stations, four that include use of the TRX straps.  Now if you’ve never done TRX, … Continue reading



Abs and Cycle

You know what’s funny about this class?  I thought the abs workout was going to be the hard part and the cycling would be easy.  I could not have been more wrong!  I got through the ab exercises fairly easily … Continue reading


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