CIVR Blog: Catalina fitness

Hiking is just one of many ways to stay in shape on the island

Hiking is just one of many ways to stay in shape on the island

Staying in shape while on vacation can sometimes be a challenge. New restaurants invite culinary indulgence, signature cocktails tempt with extra calories and comfortable accommodations welcome sleeping in rather than getting up and getting moving.

Staying in shape on Catalina Island, however, can be both mentally and physically rewarding. The Island offers a range of physical activities to challenge your body and relax your mind. Swimming, kayaking and stand-up paddling are just a few of the physical exertions that can happen in Avalon’s peaceful waters. Volleyball and basketball are two sports that are readily available in Avalon. Pick-up games are almost always happening at the courts on Pebbly Beach Road. The Catalina Visitors Golf Course offers a nine-hole executive course in Avalon Canyon. Santa Catalina’s rugged terrain rewards athletes with spectacular vistas and unspoiled natural beauty. Jogging, hiking and mountain biking are all great ways to stay in shape while experiencing the island’s wildlands.

While Catalina Island doesn’t have a traditional gym or fitness center, there are a number of trainers and instructors who offer fitness classes on the island. Spinning, yoga, Pilates and body sculpting are all available several times a day and nearly every day of the week.

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