Evans Mission Bay Magazine Issue 3 Summer 2022 | Page 17

ORDER ON THE COURT Whether you ’ ve competed in tennis tournaments or are only just taking up the sport , head to Bahia and take advantage of its two courts , situated right in the center of the property , which are open from 8 a . m . to 10 p . m . daily . This free athletic amenity is available to guests at both the Bahia and the Catamaran . Access is typically offered on a first-come , first-served basis , with tennis balls and rackets available for those who don ’ t have their own equipment handy .
Guests are also welcome to reserve a court , if they ’ d prefer to have their tennis time scheduled beforehand . Those looking for expert instruction can request for an offproperty professional to come in for lessons as well as clinics .
Playing a tennis match , or two , during your stay is sure to get the blood pumping , and the health benefits of this low-impact sport are numerous : increased aerobic capabilities and reaction times ; improved metabolism , muscle tone , strength and flexibility ; and lowered blood pressure , body fat and stress levels . Best of all , it ’ s suitable for any age or skill level , so the whole family can get involved , making memories and having fun while they exercise .
STRETCH IT OUT Head down to the bay and participate in a restorative , progressive yoga class presented by the Catamaran . Held daily during spring break and over the summer , this 60-minute morning practice takes place either on the sand or grass to allow yogis to connect with the earth and become grounded while taking in the gorgeous waterfront locale .
“ As far as lowering your stress level , you can ’ t beat it ,” says Cheri Rampacek , Spa Director at the Catamaran . “ You can ’ t help but be a little bit relaxed and in awe of the surroundings you have there . You ’ re able to block out any distractions , get in tune with the bay , and just enjoy the scent of the fresh sea air .”
Guests are encouraged to show up a few minutes before class starts to get situated and claim their mat , which is provided by the resort along with towels and water ; no prior registration is required and the activity is at no cost .
Classified as medium-range difficulty , this yoga class is intended to accommodate everyone in attendance . “ Our yoga instructors try to assess the skill level of the group and they will give you instruction for those people that are really new to yoga as well as those who are more advanced ,” Rampacek explains . “ If they know someone has a lot of yoga experience , they ’ ll try to give them different poses to try and challenge them a bit more , but also we want to make sure that all the guests feel like they can be involved in it .”
The ideal precursor to any events or activities you have planned , this bayside yoga experience is a rejuvenating way to start your day .
PEDAL TO THE METAL For those looking to explore the surrounding area , Action Sport Rentals has locations at both the Bahia and Catamaran that offer bicycle and surrey rentals . Choose from beach cruisers , children ’ s bikes , plus tandem and electric versions , as well as single or tandem surreys .
All bicycle rentals include a lock and helmet , as safety is always a priority ( especially for riders under the age of 18 , who are required by law to wear their helmets ). Rental times vary , from one hour to a full day or even an entire
Stand-up paddleboarding at Bahia Resort Hotel
week , so guests can use these eco-friendly wheels as their main mode of transportation throughout their stay . Electric bicycles are only available for up to eight hours and are exclusive to the Catamaran , but guests are sure to enjoy having the option to pedal or turn on the battery and cruise with ease .
Surreys , which are essentially fourwheeled carriages , are ideal for couples , groups of friends and small families . Single surreys can hold up to three adults and two small children , while tandem surreys can accommodate an additional three adults . No matter the size or makeup of your group , everyone is sure to have tons of fun cruising along the bike paths that run along the bay — an ideal way to sightsee . Rentals are available for up to four hours at a time .
Whether you begin at the Bahia or Catamaran , the Mission Bay Bike Path loops around the entire bay , with 12 miles of scenery to explore . The route will take you to more than 10 public parks , where riders can stop to enjoy a variety of activities from having a picnic to jumping in the water for a swim , as well as two wildlife reserves to see native species in their natural habitats ( especially birds ). Theme parks like SeaWorld San Diego and Belmont Park are also only a short bike ride away . g