Run down memory lane

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For anyone, ahem, not in their first flush of youth, getting the blood flowing with regular movement helps memory as well muscles (BMJ neurological study*). Moderate exercise several times a week is best for boosting brilliance.

Don’t worry, things have moved on from sweat, squats and spandex. Our innovative fitness programs look at your “whole” – where pioneering functional and core fitness techniques are also in tune with the more mental aspects of wellness such as goal setting.

The fitness center at Six Senses Kaplankaya features Technogym cardio and resistance machines, inspiring every workout thanks to the breathtaking ocean backdrop. An in-house exercise physiologist and personal trainers are also on hand to help anyone who has a particular area of concern.

Going for a hike or run is an uplifting experience at Six Senses Douro Valley, which overlooks vine-covered rolling hills. The resort’s rescue dog Aqua doubles as a self-appointed escort, so she may just join you. Ashtanga, pranayama, hatha, aerial yoga or Pilates are a complimentary treat available every morning.

Let nature be your playground at Six Senses Yao Noi among the limestone isles of Phang Nga Bay, which were made famous by James Bond. From PADI-certified diving excursions to snorkeling the kaleidoscopic coral reefs, waterskiing, sailing and kayaking … there’s not much you can’t do on, in or under the water.

Who said fun was just for the young? Six Senses Zighy Bay takes full advantage of Oman’s glorious natural wonders to bring you a whole host of activities including rock climbing, mountain biking and hiking. All treat you to awe-inspiring views over the dramatic Musandam Peninsula.

If you wish to discover yoga, private sessions of hatha yoga at Six Senses Zil Pasyon focus on gentle moves with a minimum and effortless flow between each pose. Breathe, stretch and strengthen at the most magical oceanfront location on the island of Félicité, the ecological jewel of Seychelles.

No excuses, even if you can’t manage more challenging forms of exercise (we agree, arriving via paraglider at Six Senses Zighy Bay isn’t for everyone). Why not try your hand (arms and legs) at Tai Chi at the picturesque Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain instead? 

* Source: The British Journal of Sports Medicine

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