If you’ve visited Sanctuary Cove Country Club, chances are you’ve met our brightest, bubbliest and most energetic yoga instructor, Linda. Having been with the club for over 20 years, her practice has certainly grown with the club and she has become a truly treasured member of staﬀ. Linda’s well known for her favourite expression, ‘aloha’ which she uses with her youngest daughter Lilli. Commonly known as a Hawaiian greeting, ‘aloha’ directly translates to “the presence of breath” or “the breath of life” which is reﬂected in her yoga practice. “I endeavour to live in a harmonious state with everything and everyone around me, raising my daughters to respect and treat people how they would like to be treated.” She says. We sat down with her to learn more about her journey with yoga and career with the Country Club. What's your experience with yoga and do you adopt a particular philosophy? I discovered yoga 20 years ago while attending a class at the Country Club, which inspired me to formally gain my qualiﬁcations at Byron Yoga Centre. I gained my Level 1 Puna Yoga 200 hour teaching training, established by John Ogilvie in 1988 which is one of the longest running yoga teaching training centres in Australia. My overall philosophy of yoga encourages others to lead a happy, healthy and peaceful life. Achieving this balance transforms into deep, long-lasting contentment and provides a certain peace that manifests daily within ourselves. The expression “health is wealth” is paramount to keeping our bodies and minds vibrant. What can people expect when taking a class with you? I like to provide an extraordinary yoga experience by delivering a dynamic, fun-ﬁlled class that encourages students to embrace how amazing their bodies are, whilst understanding what yoga can do for modern-day human potential. My classes incorporate a combination of poses, breathing exercises and opportunities to learn how to maintain calmness on and oﬀ the mat (in traﬃc, at work, and when dealing with friends and family!). You’ve been with the Country Club for so long! Can you tell us why? I joined the Country Club as a member 25 years ago and truly loved my experience there for many reasons. I embraced all facets of the Country Club from group ﬁtness classes, the gym, pool, tennis courts and often a sneaky facial and massage while the children were in the Kidz Club. After being a member for one year I asked if I could work here and have never looked back! If you would like to experience a one of seven weekly yoga classes with Linda, visit https://sanctuarycovecountryclub.com.au/classes/ and book into a class that suits you!
Wellness is undoubtedly a buzz word of the modern day, but what does it really mean? Wellness means being actively engaged in the process of becoming aware of, and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Maintaining an optimal level of wellness is absolutely crucial to live a higher quality life, everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being. Join us this June for a range of Pilates & group yoga classes to help you stay fit & motivated! For a full list of our classes, see below! Full List of Classes To view our full list of classes, CLICK HERE For any enquiries, please phone 07 5699 9070, email [email protected] or visit the Sanctuary Cove Country Club reception. WELLNESS MONTH ENQUIRIES FOLLOW OUR FACEBOOK FOLLOW OUR INSTAGRAM
Easter time, while it’s full of fun and festivities, is also a time of excess. We all know there’s a lot of chocolate and alcohol consumed over the Easter period and it’s easy for our fitness goals to go out the window. Luckily, we have a few tips and tricks you can keep up your sleeve this long weekend so you can maintain wellness and stay on track to achieve your goals. Schedule in Easy Exercise We know… who wants to work out on a long weekend? But, keeping at least a light schedule will make it so much easier to get back into routine after the break. We recommend going for at least a walk first thing in the morning so you can tick it off the list and enjoy the rest of your day! It’s also a wonderful way to start your day; if you’re visiting family or having friends stay over, try to get them involved too. Small Swaps Make a Big Change Over the weekend, there are a number of small swaps that will make a huge difference when trying to stay on track with your goals. What we consider the most important swap involves controlling alcohol intake- opting for a flavoured mineral water instead of a beer or cocktail, or simply having a non-alcoholic drink in between each wine can reduce your intake greatly. Your future self will thank you for it! Another great tip is if you know you have a big Easter lunch planned, try and have a nutrient dense breakfast in the morning. We can’t always avoid eating unhealthily over the Easter break, so ensuring you’ve started your day with a clean and healthy breakfast will make all the difference. Stay Accountable with a Group Challenge If you’re someone who really struggles to stay motivated, nothing will keep you on track quite like some friendly competition! Sanctuary Cove Country Club is running an April class challenge- If you can complete the most classes each week, you’ll receive a $50 Arnie’s Cafe & Bar voucher! Our March challenge was a huge success with many people participating and keeping each other accountable, so sign up now at Sanctuary Cove Country Club reception, or get in touch via email [email protected] or phone 07 5699 9070. Above all, remember to be kind to yourself over Easter, it’s a time to indulge and live a little! We hope these tips can help you enjoy your long weekend, whilst staying on track to achieve your long-term goals.
SMASH YOUR FITNESS GOALS THIS APRIL WITH OUR CLASS CHALLENGE Have you got what it takes to complete the most classes each week? Sanctuary Cove Country Club is helping you smash your fitness goals with the Class Challenge starting Monday the 5th of April. Participants of the challenge will aim to complete as many classes as they can each week. Whoever completes the most classes each week will be crowned the winner and will also win a $50 Arnie's Cafe & Bar voucher! Sign up now at the Sanctuary Cove Country Club reception or email [email protected] or phone 07 5699 9070.
SMASH YOUR FITNESS GOALS THIS MARCH WITH OUR CLASS CHALLENGE Have you got what it takes to complete the most classes each week? Sanctuary Cove Country Club is helping you smash your fitness goals with the Class Challenge starting Monday the 1st of March. Participants of the challenge will aim to complete as many classes as they can each week. Whoever completes the most classes each week will be crowned the winner and will also win a $50 Arnie's Cafe & Bar voucher! Sign up now at the Sanctuary Cove Country Club reception or email [email protected] or phone 07 5699 9070.
Wellness is undoubtedly a buzz word of the modern day, but what does it really mean? Wellness means being actively engaged in the process of becoming aware of, and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Maintaining an optimal level of wellness is absolutely crucial to live a higher quality life, everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being. Join us for the following this Wellness Month: Monday 9th and 23rd November: 9.00am - 12.00pm - Essential Oils Pop-Up Store Discover how essential oils can change the flow of your home in the Country Club foyer. Monday 9th and 23rd November: 10.30am - 12.00pm: Nutritionist Talks Learn more about health and wellness with nutritionist's Sophia and Kim. The first talk will take place at 10:30am - 11:15am, with the second talk taking place at 11:15am - 12:00pm. To register, please visit reception. Monday 9th and 23rd November: 9.00am - 12.00pm - Fruit Platters Enjoy a tasty fruit platter at the front of the Country Club reception for all to enjoy. Thursday 19th November 9.30 am: Water Yoga A gentle class in the heated Sanctuary Cove Country Club pool with Linda. Water Yoga is a low impact form of exercise making it an ideal way for people with joint pain to improve their strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Full List of Classes To view our full list of classes, CLICK HERE For any enquiries, please phone 07 5699 9070, email [email protected] or visit the Sanctuary Cove Country Club reception. WELLNESS MONTH ENQUIRIES FOLLOW OUR FACEBOOK FOLLOW OUR INSTAGRAM
Sanctuary Cove Goes Pink Sanctuary Cove is Going Pink for the Month of October to support vital breast cancer research. Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club has teamed up with the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Sanctuary Cove Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove Body Corporate Services and Sanctuary Cove Country Club to raise money throughout October to support the ground-breaking breast cancer research being conducted at Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics. Based right here on the Gold Coast, the Institute for Glycomics is a world leading biomedical research institute whose unique approach to cancer research makes it the only one of its kind in Australia and one of only six in the world. The Sanctuary Cove Country Club will be hosting an array of classes and challenges during October to raise funds for this worthy cause. 2 Hour Yoga on 6 October Yoga has many health benefits for mind and body. Add to this the opportunity to support a worthy cause, and you’re set for a full session of positivity in our Group Yoga Class. Held on Tuesday 6 October, your participation will help raise money for vital cancer research at Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics. Suitable for all levels of fitness, the class will be modified to suit your yoga experience. You will be guided to stretch and strengthen your body over two hours in the Sanctuary Cove Country Club Gym. Afterwards drop into Arnie’s Cafe and Bar for a light, healthy morning tea. Your $10 participation fee will be donated in full to Sanctuary Cove’s Go Pink fundraising fund as we focus as a precinct on raising much needed money for cancer research being conducted at the Institute for Glycomics based at Griffith University here on the Gold Coast. Date: Tuesday 6 October 2020 Time: 9:30am - 11:30am followed by a light morning tea in Arnie’s Cafe and Bar Price: $10 per person (includes yoga class only) Bookings: Bookings are essential. Please book and prepay at the gym reception. Boxing Challenge on 12 October Fundraising with a Punch: Join our Go Pink Fitness Boxing Challenge Get the blood pumping and join the fight against Breast Cancer at our fun, non-contact boxing inspired group fitness class. Sanctuary Cove Country Club Personal Trainer Ryan Fishburn will be leading the way as he takes you through a workout suitable for all fitness levels. Your $10 participation fee will be donated in full to Sanctuary Cove’s Go Pink fundraising fund as we focus as a precinct on raising much needed money for cancer research being conducted at the Institute for Glycomics based at Griffith University here on the Gold Coast. Date: Monday 12 October 2020 Time: 10am - 11.30am Price: $10 per person Bookings: Bookings are essential. Please book and prepay at the gym reception. Beach Bootcamp on 24 October Sweat it out on the Sand for a good Cause: Go Pink Beach Boot Camp Join the team from Sanctuary Cove at Main Beach as you’re put through your paces in a fun, beach fitness boot camp on 24 [...]
Yoga and Pilates: is it worth the hype? Gone are the days of yoga and pilates being characterised by hippies... our instagram feeds are now filled with people doing crazy poses, exercising on reformer machines and engaging something called a 'pelvic flooer'? Are yoga and pilates worth the hype, and what's the difference between them? Read on to find out! Yoga vs Pilates There are many different types of yoga, ranging from gentle and nourishing all the way to challenging and sweat-inducing. Yoga uses strengthening poses and breathwork to bring the mind and body into unison, forming a practice that is beneficial for both mental and physical health. Pilates, on the other hand, focusses more on building strength through targeted, focused movement. The practice can take place on a mat or reformer machine, and tests core strength with the added benefit of improving muscle strength and flexibility. So, is it worth the hype? Both yoga and pilates are excellent ways to destress and unwind after a busy day. Due to the measured, deliberate movements involved in each practice, the mind is forced to slow down and focus, proving to relieve stress and calm nerves. If your mind is constantly running at a hundred miles per hour, consider incorporating yoga or pilates into your fitness routine. Yogis everywhere will applaud yoga for it's lessons in resilience. By holding poses which can often be arduous at first, participants are taught to 'find comfort in the discomfort'. When practiced often, the skill of resilience spans beyond the yoga mat and into everyday life, reducing mental pressure and emotional tension. Even if a slow and steady workout doesn't sound like your jam, don't overlook yoga and pilates for a good old arm, leg and booty workout. Using body weight and precise movement, both exercises work to tone and strengthen muscle, as well as rehabilitates the spine and joints. By incorporating yoga and pilates in amongst your other workouts, you will become stronger, more flexible and prevent injury. Swap your next HIIT workout for a yoga or pilates session with of Sanctuary Cove Country Club's friendly and qualified instructors, and feel the difference in your mind and body! To view the yoga studio timetable click here. Any questions please contact reception on 5699 9070 or email [email protected]
Out of bed and into the gym: three ways to regain fitness motivation this spring Winter isn’t just hibernation season for bears… as the weather cools down, we tend to neglect our fitness goals and routines, trading them in for extra episodes of our favourite Netflix series, or the warmth of our beds when that morning alarm goes off. Spring is here and there’s no better time to regain fitness motivation, get back into routine and start building momentum to smash those summer fitness goals. Here’s our top tips to regain motivation after winter, and get back into the swing of things. Group Fitness Classes Consistency is key when it comes to achieving fitness goals, and the best way to ensure consistency is to work out with a friend! Having an ‘accountability buddy’ is a great motivator to get you working out regularly and forming good habits. Attend a group fitness class with your accountability buddy (or buddies!) to experience a challenging workout in a fun atmosphere. Another benefit of group fitness is the convenience of never having to plan your workouts, which can often be an inconvenience, leading to skipping or avoiding the gym. At Sanctuary Cove Country Club, there are over 35 classes per week to choose from, with options for all fitness levels so you are spoilt for choice! Click here to view class descriptions and timetables, and find a class that suits you best. Personal Trainer If you are ready to take it one step further, enlist the ultimate accountability buddy… a personal trainer. Not only will a PT keep you in check and ensure you attend every workout, they can provide you with foundational exercises that are tailored to your specific needs and goals. All the trainers at Sanctuary Cove Country Club are highly qualified and accredited, specialising in different training styles and client outcomes. Our PTs can teach you how to exercise safely and use the correct technique, so you can get the most out of your workout and achieve your goals quicker. InBody Scan Regardless of whether you decide to workout with friends or assign a personal trainer, define your baseline with an InBody Scan. The InBody body composition analyser measures over 40 parameters in the body, including muscle mass, body fat and visceral fat levels. In just a few minutes, determine your current body composition so you can set relevant and achievable goals, and discuss how to achieve them with one of our trained professionals. It’s recommended to have an InBody Scan every 6-8 weeks, to track your progress and adjust your workouts and goals accordingly. If you are ready to regain your fitness motivation and put our top tips into practice please contact reception on 5699 9070 or email [email protected]
Spring into September with Outdoor Training Get outside and join a yoga, pilates or bootcamp session. With picturesque views of the golf course and peaceful sounds of nature - Spring is the best time of year to get outdoors and start that training for Summer. During the month of September: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 5.45am - 6.30am Bootcamp Session Thursday at 9.30am - 10.30am Pilates Class Thursday at 10.30am - 11.30am Yoga Class Saturday 7.00am - 7.45am Bootcamp Session After each outdoor class enjoy a fresh fruit platter. If you wish to find out more about these programs please contact reception on 5699 9070 or email [email protected]