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Drug and alcohol addiction affects every client in a way that requires a holistic approach to the healing process – mind, body and spirit. As we focus on the body of our clients, we aim to advance their physical recovery from drug addiction through action-based programming. Our clients are motivated to develop a healthy relationship with their bodies by focusing on nutrition, staying active, and engaging in physical activities. Our sports and physical fitness programs are designed to satisfy everyone and create improvements in their life regardless age, gender, or their current physical condition.
The recovery programs at Costa Rica Treatment Center are designed to boost the natural production of essential hormones in the brain. This process makes it easier for our clients to experience abstinence from substances and enables them to develop a healthy routine that they can adhere to when they leave treatment.
On arrival at our center, clients are given the option to work with a personal trainer in developing a fitness plan based on their individual goals. Clients go to the gym every morning and can select from a list of activities in which they can participate. Classes at the gym include rumba, bodybuilding, boxing, fitness training, endurance training, spinning, etc. In addition, our schedule includes regular sports activities at Sabana national park, near Costa Rica’s National Stadium.
Sports Activities at Costa Rica Treatment Center include:
Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. It became popular in the West in the 20th century. The word, yoga, comes from the Sanskrit yuj, which means “to yoke” and “samadhi” or “concentration.” Thus, yoga is the practice that aims to join the mind, body and spirit. The ultimate goal of yoga is to achieve liberation. Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years and, over the years, many different interpretations have developed about what yoga means. Each different type of yoga has its own emphasis and practices.
At Costa Rica Treatment Center we apply the practice of yoga & meditation to improve cognitive function, body flexibility and performance, stress reduction, attainment of inner peace, and self-realization. It is an instrumental part of our behavioral therapy model. Our certified yoga instructor comes at least three times a week for a 1:30 hour session.
Building muscle mass is not only healthy in the short term, but can also have long-lasting health benefits for mental and physical abilities. According to LiveStrong, with age, by nature, comes a loss of strength and muscle mass. Building up a steady muscle mass earlier in life can help to slow down this natural muscle decline, keeping you stronger for longer. We are not talking Arnold Schwarzenegger here, but even the smallest change with regular muscle training is of benefit. In the long term it can help you to live independently and maintain a better quality of life in your later years.
Every body is different and reacts differently to certain types of stimuli. Here at CRTC we provide a personal trainer creating a training and nutrition plan especially for your body type, giving you information that you can use for the rest of your life.
The Fun (and Sweaty!) Benefits of Cardio Dance Classes and Zumba: If you’ve shied away from taking a zumba class because you know some rhythm-required moves are probably involved, you’re not alone. Dancing in front of people in a classroom with wall-to-wall mirrors can be, well, intimidating. But those who’ve given it a try know there’s more to cardio dance class than just the moves. In fact, cardio dance is one of the best and most enjoyable ways to break a sweat. Bonus: It will help you bust that lack-of-rhythm rut and have you salsa dancing and shaking in no time.
Finding fun ways of enticing people to start with cardio during rehab has been one of our specialties here at CRTC.
Cross training is typically defined as an exercise regimen that uses several modes of training to develop a specific component of fitness. The goal is improving overall performance. It takes advantage of the particular effectiveness of one training method to negate the shortcomings of another.
Cross-training is a workout program that is adjusted to train each muscle group. All cross-training classes are one hour and make you break a sweat in no time. After only a few classes your entire body will be training with minimum effort.
If the “planned and scripted” type of exercise, individually or in groups, is nothing for you: Don’t worry! We frequently conduct friendly and casual games of football, basketball, baseball or others on fields nearby and around the city. Did you know that an hour of Basketball can burn up to 750 calories?! With every type of ball game you build endurance, improve balance and coordination, develop concentration and self-discipline and of course you’re building muscle; to mention only a few of the benefits.
Feeling fancy? Just wanna try it or come with our whole group? We are regularly playing golf on international courses nearby that are used for tournaments by players from all around the world. Maybe Golf is the sport that equates most to the phrase “Healthy mind, healthy body”. What most people don’t know is that being surrounded by nature, as well as exercise, benefits mental well-being. Studies show increased attention and happiness after walking amongst the greenery. This is caused by an increase in levels of endorphins and serotonin in your brain, leading to the reduction of anxiety, as well as improved self-esteem, and confidence. Exercise your brain and body, and most importantly of all: Have fun!