KiteSUP Watersport Centre Cook Islands’ Brynn Acheson has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. Certified in pilates and yoga, Brynn’s been teaching and coaching for ten years. A native of Montana, USA, Brynn moved to the Cook Islands in 2010.
“Kitesup is a water sports and fitness centre based in Muri. We aim to provide a great experience both on and off the water. On the fitness side, visitors can experience beach boot camp-style workouts, mat pilates, paddle-board yoga, and beach yoga. Group classes or private one-on-one sessions are always available,” said Brynn.
According to Brynn, the most popular fitness activities for visitors are paddle-board yoga and beach yoga.
“Women from 13 to 60+ are the most drawn to these classes, and the experience of this group varies from no experience, to regular fitness junkies.
“Each activity brings it's own unique experience because of the diversity of the activity. For example, paddle-board yoga offers balancing challenges that you simply can't duplicate on land, but the incredible reward of floating weightlessly at the end of the session in complete relaxation. While pilates is offered with an ocean view perfect for whale watching season. No matter what your activity preference is, you will experience the beauty and healing nature of the island”.
Brynn emphasises that in addition to fitness activities there many ways to see and experience the great outdoors in Rarotonga.
“Stand-up paddle boarding around the lagoon day or night allows you to see the water from above and experience the life of the lagoon in a different way. Kiteboarding is always a winner for those who seek an adrenaline rush. Cycling around the island with a tour operator or just hiring a bike and doing it on your own. Taking in a few yoga classes to keep your body stretched and limber. Diving, deep-sea fishing, and jeep safari tour are always favorites!”
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