Beach Body Boot Campers Rocked It Out

May 6th, 2013

There was climbing, hiking, dancing, swerving, kicking, sweating and more — and it all added up to a rousing fitness success as we wrapped up the first Beach Body Boot Camp last weekend at JBR. Our Boot Campers embraced the aches and pains and came back for more – like 5:00 a.m. crazy more! Those early calls were tough but we were back and relaxing on the beach as everyone else was having their first cup of coffee. What’s more, everyone made the top on the uphill hikes to Shirley Heights and Mount Obama for those beautiful views of the coast, harbor, capital and rolling hills. We’re looking forward to the next Beach Body Boot Camp, August 2-8 and crossed our hearts to keep up the workouts till then. The only huffing and puffing should be the tropical breeze. We hope you’ll join us. Congratulations to all the Boot Campers! We did it, and here are all your smiling faces!

April 25 –Socarobics warmed us up as we got a full-body cardio workout
moving to hottest Soca music from the Caribbean.

April 26 – The steep climb up Mount Obama at 5:00 a.m. tested us all,
and we made it to stand on Antigua’s highest point.

April 27 – ZUMBA® Madness as the sun started to set

April 28 – The reward for hiking ten miles to Shirley Heights Lookout was the
most beautiful and famous panoramic view of Antigua’s coastline.

April 29 – At 5:00 a.m. it was time to work up a sweat during the best light of the
day as we hit the beach for the Fitness Challenge.

The Most Challenging Thing That I’ve Ever Had To Do

March 5th, 2013

This weekend I marked a personal best. I participated in a 14km walk/run to the top of the highest point in Antigua, Mount Obama. This turned out to be the most challenging thing that I’ve ever done since my quest for fitness began 4 months ago.

It was dark arriving at Ffreys Beach for the start of the hike at 5:00am, but the mood was anything but with 59 people ready to spend the next 2 ½ hours together, supporting each other to reach a common goal.  There were clusters of people who stuck together and motivated each other throughout the walk.  It was great team spirit.

The instructors were terrific, making us push ourselves but not so much that we couldn’t keep up.  There were moments when I wanted to slow down or just stop but being part of a group and having the instructors confidence in us kept my feet moving. I tried to pace myself knowing that to reach my goal I’d have to go uphill for the last 15 minutes. Then came the hill, I knew that this was the biggest test, but what accomplishment to overcome it.

My muscles felt the exertion on Sunday, my hike didn’t include a massage like the Insane Beach Body Boot Camp Package but that’s OK, I’d do it again in a minute.


Insane Boot Camp Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

February 27th, 2013

We’re counting down to our first Insane Beach Body Boot Camp, April 25-29, 2013. And while we know that as fabulous as this intensive five-day program is — Socarobics on the beach, 10-mile walk/runs, fitness challenges — fitness and exercise needs to be a regular part of our lives. Participating in our Boot Camp is a great way to get inspired. Still need convincing? Take a look at some of the determined people who have embraced the insanity.


Experience Top Antigua Tours Free for Spring Break

February 15th, 2013

Spring break is just around the corner and if you’ve been battling blizzards, taking finals or just going 24/7, you might already be making plans to getaway to our sunny Caribbean home.  At Jolly Beach Resort & Spa we’re stirring and shaking some adventure into spring break with an offer of two free tours, part of our “Get Into the Beach of It” fun and fitness program.

If you like high flying we’ll send you soaring from zip-line to zip-line, crisscrossing a lush gorge 300 feet below, on the ultimate treetop canopy adventure.

Practice your geometry as you take to the sea and circumnavigate Antigua on a breathtaking cruise, counting down the island’s 365 beaches.

A duo sightseeing tour takes you to historical sites above the water line, and below where you’ll snorkel a necklace of reefs home to exotic coral formations and colorful marine life.

Kick back for combo sunset sail on the Caribbean Sea chasing the elusive Green Flash that happens as the sun dips below the horizon, and a ride on the road less traveled to see some of the island’s most stunning vistas.

In addition to your complimentary excursions you’ll save 40% on your all-inclusive stay, just book the Jolly Adventure package now through February 28, 2013 and travel through April 15, 2013.

Remember too, you can book these top Antigua tours and more anytime you stay with us. Just stop by our Concierge Services Desk and they’ll take care of all your arrangements.