I was Inspi(red) today

I WAS INSPI(RED) TODAY

I was Inspi(red) today

by Christine Krishnan, Community Builder

Today I wore my favorite red t-shirt. It says Inspi(red) on it. I bought it for 800 colones (roughly a US$1.30) at my favorite "Ropa Americana" or local thrift store.

I had no idea what the shirt represented when I bought it , but it got me thinking about all of the things that inspire me about living in Costa Rica, especially at the base of the Arenal Volcano.

Costa Rica Inspirations:

I wore my Inspi(red) t-shirt to my morning fitness class. I am inspired by the Costa Rican owner Anibal Castro who saw a niche for the health craze and made a huge investment and built a modern, well-equipped three-story gym right in downtown La Fortuna. There are fancy machines, lots of free weights, a whole team of stationary bikes for Spinning Classes and a nice space for a Cross-fit-style class.

The people who routinely attend my early morning class are generally middle-aged Costa Rican mothers and a few cute young Ticas. We have had a handful of young men try to keep up with us, but they tend to only last a couple of weeks complaining of how hard the class is.

I am inspired by several of the women in the class who struggle with heart conditions or have undergone severe thyroid treatments and still manage to kick my butt during class.

I am inspired by our faithful trainer who has been a big fitness freak for as long as he can remember (weight lifting, martial arts, etc.) who saw an opportunity to move away from hectic San Jose and live in our small community. He keeps a watchful eye on our every move, pushing us when we need to and correcting us, urging us on.

I am inspired by the young girls who are discussing their training schedule for the next triathlon they will compete in as I walk by.

I wipe the sweat from my brow as I walk down the stairs past posters of upcoming mountain bike races and a 10k run in support of keeping kids off drugs.

I step outside and can't help but be inspired by our great, big behemoth Arenal Volcano off in the near distance.

La Fortuna is blessed by a moderate temperature all-year-long, access to a plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables and meat with limited use of bad hormones and chemicals and the perfect terrain for training and staying fit.

There are great bike trails, challenging places to run up hills, through rainforests, an exhilarating secret swimming hole and an awesome, clean freshwater lake.

You're bound to be inspired, too.

Check out our Fitness-inspired Costa Rica vacation packages and specialized tours to keep you fit and healthy during your travels to Costa Rica!

0 Person have rated

5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
0
Based on Ratings from 0 People

0 Comment

Leave a Comment

Your Rating:

SEND

13

APR
Top team building, incentive and corporate events planning in Costa Rica with Desafio Adventure Company.

Planning a Team Building, Incentive or Corporate Event in Costa

Planning a Team Building, Incentive or Corporate Event in Costa Rica   by Christine Krishnan, Community Outreach   Team-building activities for Meetings & Incentive groups, students and corporate events have become pretty mainstream -..

31

JAN
Osvaldo Conquers His Fears on the MAMBO COMBO

Osvaldo Conquers His Fears on the MAMBO COMBO

Osvaldo Conquers His Fears on the MAMBO COMBO by Osvaldo VegaThe first tour I went on with Desafio was about a year and a half ago and it was the Mambo Combo. The two tours that our company is most famous for, rafting and canyoneering – combined in..

11

JUL
GOOD EATS in La Fortuna: Cafe Mediterraneo

GOOD EATS in La Fortuna: Cafe Mediterraneo

Café Mediterraneo’s great service and friendliness will make you feel like you’ve been here before, even it’s your first time.  Located 400 meters south of downtown La Fortuna, its just a short walk and has some of the best views of the ..

09

AUG
adventure Costa Rica, rafting, whitewater rafting, Desafio, things to do in La Fortuna

Things to Do in La Fortuna

By: Maichal   There many things to do in the epicenter of adventure known as La Fortuna, or as the tourists call it “Arenal.” For local activities, you can start by hiring a guide to teach you amazing things about the area and its ..