The Nicoya Peninsula is considered as one of the five Blue Zones in the whole world, that is, a place where people live more than 100 years. A heaven for a healthy lifestyle, in Nosara you find healthy food, the beach, a verdant jungle, no stress and most important, the ‘pura vida’ attitude of its friendly and relaxed locals. This is a community focused on wellness and you can find all kinds of options to exercise, from a typical gym to a beach running club.
In Nosara Functional Fitness their goal is to help you go beyond your limits and access your potential. There’s personal training to suit your specific needs, like training, recovery and physiotherapy. Tacfit classes, described as an integrated holistic system of human optimization, designed to help you get leaner, fitter, stronger, and more agile. TRX, based on body weight and aerobic workout. Kettlebells, clubbells, rope, sandbags, medicine balls and more are used for the best challenge. They have special classes only for women too.
Pilates Nosara is a fully equipped studio located at the Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort. They have private, semi-private, group equipment, mat and barre classes, teacher trainings, and workshops. All their instructors are certified and experienced at giving balanced and challenging workout for any level. There are daily community classes for all levels, and a community class in spanish. The Pilates in Residence program consists of teachers that want to share their knowledge at Pilates Nosara and in trade the instructor stays at the home of the owner, Paige Sieffert, and all proceeds are given to No Plastic Nosara and Nosara Recycle Center.
A modern open air studio surrounded by a lush garden, Nalu fitness studio has an extensive offering of fitness activities and yoga. Something for all levels and all ages, with classes exclusively for kids, teens or adults. Open classes of yoga, Muay Thai, hip hop, karate, boxing, fitness boot camp, TRX, and even classes specialized for surfers conditioning. The schedule changes every month. Take your practice to the next level with customized private sessions. They provide all the equipment you need, so you just have to go and have fun..
With a funky laid back style, Enchanted Forest is known to everyone because it’s the only place with a boxing ring in the beach. Owned by former professional boxer “Tiger” Brenda Lee Burnside, who gives private boxing lessons and open functional lessons every morning at 9am for any level. There are also daily lessons for kids at 10am, except Sundays. Brenda is passionate about teaching and she gives you personalized advice. The Enchanted Forest is full of inspirational messages and a safe colorful vibe.
The Bodhi Tree is a luxurious resort focused on wellness. It has the most complete gym in town, fully equipped with free-weights, weight machines, floor mats, resistance bands, elliptical, stationary bikes or treadmills. Anything you need to challenge yourself and keep your shape. It is aimed to help you not only look but feel better. The gym is open daily. The spinning center has all the equipment you may need for this low impact exercise. There’s an 1-hour class every morning, except Sundays. You can choose your level as each rider controls the resistance, and the teacher can help you with advice. A great way to challenge yourself.
Nosara Wellness Center presents a multidisciplinary approach for optimal care. It offers physical therapy, various types of massage, acupuncture, somatic coaching, coaching with horses, ayurvedic medicine, natural medicine, yoga, dance, and medical cupping massage. There are daily community classes, private classes, such as aerial yoga, yamuna body rolling, therapeutic kung fu, fitness for seniors and various modalities of yoga. The studio has a large bay windows facing the jungle, a wall mirror and fan or air conditioning. All the area is wheelchair accessible.
Jungle’s Edge is an eco friendly hotel and retreat center with a laid back vibe. It has an open air studio with many daily classes. You can get a monthly membership at a budget price so you challenge your body, not your wallet, or you can opt for drop in classes. One of the popular is brazilian jiu jitsu with classes for kids and for adults. There’s also kickboxing, Muay Thai, yoga, and 1 on 1 personal training for primal movement, Muay Thai, mobility, calisthenics, rings, strength and conditioning. It also hosts fitness and yoga retreats.
Want to experience Nosara from a different perspective? How about running through its trails, hills and beaches to get to places you would otherwise never get to know. Nosara Running offers personalized training for your needs, meditative training, stretching, questions about nutrition. Experienced with top athletes and beginners, you can take coaching sessions, customized running tours, participate in retreats and camps for families or groups. If you want a budget option, there’s an open running club for all levels, meeting weekly for 45 minutes of running on unpaved roads, trails and beaches.