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1 Week Advanced Strength and Conditioning in the Philippines

1 Week Advanced Strength and Conditioning in the Philippines

  • Legacy Gym Boracay, 0915 Diniwid Road, Balabag, Boracay, Malay, Aklan 5608, Philippines

Advanced Strength and Conditioning Program in the Philippines

Come and join the advanced strength and conditioning program of Legacy Gym Boracay, located on the beautiful island of Boracay, which was voted Top Island Beach Destination in Asia in 2012 by Travel and Leisure Magazine. You will train hard to build your body, improve significantly your health and stamina in the middle of a tropical paradise.

Highlights

  • Open to all levels
  • Daily training with devoted trainers
  • Many types of martial arts for your choice
  • Camp location 5 minutes from the beach with view of the ocean
  • Exotic rooms on camp built from natural materials
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Legacy Gym Boracay decided to go in a different direction for their rooms than the other housing and hotels available on the island. In an effort to promote sustainability and provide an ecologically friendly environment they have constructed 10 rooms made entirely of native materials (bamboo, amakan, nipa, and others.)

Their design draws from the traditional designs and methods of the original inhabitants of the Philippine Islands. Located directly above the two full size boxing rings, the housing provides both form and functionality.

A 5 minute walk from Diniwid Beach and located on top a hill that provides magnificent views of the ocean, Ariels Point, and the mainland island of Panay, their complex offers the perfect mix of accessibility and seclusion.

Training at Legacy Gym Boracay is suited for all levels, from beginners to professionals. There are various martial arts that you can choose to train: Boxing, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Training schedule is mixed with strength and conditioning classes in between.

Daily schedule

  • Mondays
  • 08:00 Boxing
  • 10:00 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • 16:00 Boxing
  • 17:30 Muay Thai
  • Tuedays
  • 08:00 Strength and Conditioning
  • 10.00 Boxing
  • 16:00 Boxing
  • 17:30 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Wednesdays
  • 08:00 Boxing
  • 10:00 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • 16:00 Boxing
  • 17:30 Mixed Martial Arts
  • Thursdays
  • 08:00 Strength and Conditioning
  • 10:00 Boxing/Wrestling
  • 16:00 Boxing
  • 17:30 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Fridays
  • 08:00 Boxing
  • 10:00 Wrestling
  • 16:00 Boxing
  • 17:30 Muay Thai
  • Saturdays
  • 08:00 Strength and Conditioning
  • 10:00 Boxing
  • 16:00 Boxing
  • 17:30 Mixed Martial Arts
  • Sundays
  • Private lessons

Martial arts

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is a combat sport that uses stand-up striking, along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on shins is known as "the art of eight limbs" because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins,

Muay Thai is associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient. It became widespread internationally in the twentieth century, when practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts.

Muay Thai can be traced back to the 16th century, developed from the fighting style of the famous fighter Nai Khanomtom. Its ancestor is Muay Boran (or ancient boxing), which in the 1930s was formalized with rules and equipment influenced by Western boxing.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and mixed martial arts competition or self-defense. Sparring and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.

Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of judo was separated from older systems of Japanese Jujutsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian jiu-jitsu: it is not solely a martial art, it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way of life.

Course preparation

Training camp is designed to accommodate the needs and levels of all students, either you are a beginner or a professional, or even if you are simply trying to get fit. As a result, a research into the martial art that you are going to partake, as well as some build-up physical training before setting out for Legacy Gym Boracay is a good preparation.

Legacy Gym Boracay, as its name suggests, is located on Boracay, an island paradise because of its powder white beaches and crystal blue water, tropical palms and flowering plants, and a healthy marine life under the seas. Boracay is the beach capital of the Philippines and is one of the major destinations / tourist spots in the world. In fact, Boracay is often called "the world's most beautiful tropical island."

Boracay is one of a cluster of islands of Panay in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. It is a small bone-shaped island located approximately 200 kilometers south of Manila.

Boracay Island used to be called the "Land of the Atis" because of its first settlers, the Negritos or Atis. The Atis farmed and fished in Boracay for centuries. Boracaynons, or the people of Boracay depended largely on fishing and coconut plantation. Copra, the dried meat of coconut, was traded to businessmen from Aklan in exchange for rice, goods, and commodities.

In the 1960's and 1970's, Boracay became popular among families from Panay. A German writer published a book about the Philippines in 1978, describing Boracay history and the beautiful island in details, and the island was introduced to the world. This marked the beginning of a tourist "boom". Since then, Boracay has changed from a sleepy, sparsely populated island, into a tourist destination.

Great pains have been made to preserve Boracay's natural beauty amidst the rising development. Beach cleanups, planting corals, recycling, and strict zoning and building requirements help to keep Boracay's place as one of the most beautiful islands in the world.

Diniwid Beach - the spot that Legacy Gym Boracay is located - is just a short 5 to 10 minute walk from the gym. Located on the northwestern end of White Beach, the two beaches are separated by a rocky cliff, connected only by a narrow footpath carved into the rocky cliffside.

Diniwid offers a 200 meter shoreline that is just a 5 minute walk away from the start of the famous White Beach. Diniwid is more quiet and secluded compared to White Beach.

Activities
  • Cycling nearby
  • Diving nearby
  • Fitness center
  • Gym
  • Health club
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Spa nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
General
  • Balcony
  • Bar nearby
  • Beach nearby
  • Caf nearby
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Night club nearby
  • Restaurant nearby
Services
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Bicycle rental nearby
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Currency exchange nearby
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry nearby
  • Scooter / motorcycle rental nearby
  • Toiletries
  • Wireless internet

Food is not included in the price and students are responsible for their own meals. There are a number of places on Diniwid Road close by that participants can choose to eat. The most popular of which are Divine Refreshment, Barefoot Caf, Na Meet, Stella Italian Cuisine, the Greek Place, Wahine, and The Trike Place. Other choices in Boracay include Mang Inasal, Smoke Resto, Muchies, and Nice Place. DMall is the main shopping area of Boracay and many other restaurants can be found inside.

As the gym is located on the island famous with tourists worldwide, you can find many water sports and activities there such as sailing, kite surfing, wind surfing, snorkeling, diving, and jet skiing. You can also choose to relax on the nearly Diniwid beach, enjoying some seafood or fresh coconut water. And do not forget about White Beach, which is just a 20 minute walk from the gym. During the nights, bars, restaurants, and discos offer fun until dawn.

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily training with capable trainers
  • Free Wifi
  • Native, environmentally friendly accommodation
  • Training equipments
  • Airfare tickets
  • Food
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

The most direct way to get to Boracay is to fly to Caticlan Airport (MPH) on Panay Island. There are domestic flights from Manila and Cebu to Caticlan. From the Caticlan airport, take a tricycle to the Caticlan jetty port. Then it is just a short 10-minute boat ride to Boracay.

Alternatively, you can arrive via Kalibo Airport (KLO) from Manila, Cebu. From Kalibo Airport, travel by road (about two hours). There are many vans outside the airport that go directly from the airport to the Jetty Port in Caticlan (approx PHP 300 (USD 6)/passenger). Buses are available as well at the airport.

You can take your chance with what is at the terminal (PHP 200 (USD 4.50)) or book ahead via travel agencies such as Sourthwest Tours or Island Star Express, which can organize the entire journey to Boracay (PHP 300 - PHP 450 (USD 6 - 10), including boat transfer).

Once on Boracay, from Caticlan Jetty Port, there will be many bankas (small ferry boats) ready to take you to White Beach, Boracay, about 15 minutes away. Pay a terminal tax (PHP 75 (USD 1.50)) and an environmental fee (PHP 75 (USD 1.50)) at the port before boarding.

You'll need to wade in the water a bit so dress accordingly. For a small amount, boatmen will carry your luggage to shore. Tricycles on the island will take you to the gym. Tell the tricycle driver you are going to Diniwid. The cost will be PHP 180 (USD 4) for a private tricycle (meaning not shared).

Once on Diniwid Road we are located roughly 250 meters from turnoff from Main Road. Look for the sign located at ground level on the right hand side of the road. From there walk a roughly 50 meter path and you have arrived at Legacy Gym.

Arrival by ferry

Another option from Manila is to take a ferry boat. From Manila, travel by road (about two hours) to Batangas Port. Buses going to Batangas leave roughly every 30 minutes to one hour from Cubao or Buendia Terminals. Once on the ferry the journey will take about 10 hours and will arrive in Caticlan Jetty Port.

Once on Boracay, from Caticlan Jetty Port, there will be many bankas (small ferry boats) ready to take you to White Beach, Boracay, about 15 minutes away. Pay a terminal tax (PHP 75 (USD 1.50)) and an environmental fee (PHP 75 (USD 1.50)) at the port before boarding.

You'll need to wade in the water a bit so dress accordingly. For a small amount, boatmen will carry your luggage to shore. Tricycles on the island will take you to the gym. Tell the tricycle driver you are going to Diniwid. The cost will be PHP 180 (USD 4) for a private tricycle (meaning not shared).

Once on Diniwid Road we are located roughly 250 meters from turnoff from Main Road. Look for the sign located at ground level on the right hand side of the road. From there walk a roughly 50 meter path and you have arrived at Legacy Gym.