I also like stretch classes on the beach. The hot sun and sand really warm up the muscles so that flexibility is dramatically increased in a stretch or yoga class on the beach. Many of the hotels have great yoga instructors but my favourite is Oscar Arce at the Grand. He is quite serious in his teaching but also very attentive and supportive. I took one class with him where he had to communicate in French, German, English, Portuguese, and Spanish with the participants. Somehow, he got his message across and we all stretched as if we were made of rubber bands. Oscar also works with children in the Oasis Day Care program. He laughs and teases the kiddies and gets them all very active in games and sports.
Vancouver, British Columbia
April 28, 2004
From journal Staying Fit and Having Fun in Cancun