Summer brings us an extra dose of relaxation. During these warm, gleaming months we like to stay up late, sip cocktails, join poolside parties and indulge in tasty seasonal menus. All that entertainment means you need to pay a little extra attention to your health and fitness routine. Here are some ideas to get you started.

United Yoga

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Yoga is a transformative experience, invigorating both your mind and body. Joining the next Therapeutic Yoga Course at United Yoga is the first step on a healthy and holistic new journey. By combining different body postures (asanas), breathing (pranayama) and meditation (dhyana), you'll get in touch with a deeper part of yourself, improve your flexibility and strength and even alleviate nagging little health issues. You'll learn how to apply a variety of yoga practices to reduce stress, clear your mind and feel more present in your day-to-day life. Therapeutic yoga works best when you take a step-by-step approach. Honor where you are right now, physically and emotionally, and you'll have the pleasure of watching yourself grow.
Jirón Cajamarca 404, Barranco, Lima.




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You're always hearing about the powerful nutrients in veggies and fruits. But in the midst of your hectic daily routine it's all too easy to reach for processed foods instead. A simple way to detoxify is by sipping Fix's cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices, which normalize digestion, deliver a dose of vitamins and boost your energy. Each pack contains fresh juices that offer different nutrient profiles and flavors: Mother Earth is a mix of orange, lemon, wheatgrass and ginger, while Veggie Fix packs in a wide array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. If you want to give your digestive system a rest, begin with a one-day detox pack. Although it may seem difficult to replace a meal with a juice, it feels good to flush out toxins and jump-start a healthier new eating routine. Once you experience the tangible benefits of a clear mind and clean body, you'll want to make detoxes part of your routine.


SUP Surf Perú

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If you're looking for ways to make this summer special, get inspired at SUP Surf Perú, a stand-up paddleboarding school where you'll learn to row in the ocean (or on a lake or river) while standing on a surfboard. There are two requirements: You have to know how to swim — kind of a given — and love nature. SUP expert Pamela Portugal knows just how to give you the confidence to let the waves take you away. You can choose an individual class or put together a group for a team adventure. This sport lets you relax and connect with your natural surroundings while working every muscle group.
Calle La Fragata 187, Punta Hermosa, Lima. +51 965 789 622;



La Verde Bío Factoría

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If you want to health-ify your diet, summer is the perfect time to find ultra-fresh ingredients. Tucked away on Recavarren Street you'll find La Verde, a cozy health-food hotspot. The bright location of this ecofriendly café invites strollers to stop by and grab a seasonal, organic vegan or vegetarian meal. Run by the team behind El AlmaZen, La Verde shows you how healthy food can be delicious and creative. The menu changes daily, but you can expect dishes like mushroom-cashew veggie burgers and quinoa waffles with ice cream and fruit. Before you leave, scoop up some house-made granola and gluten-free cookies.
Recavarren 315, Miraflores. Lima. +51 1 4696040; Facebook



Vanna Coach

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If you're among the many people whose New Year's resolution was to start working out, give yourself a fighting chance at this gym. Here the message is clear: Nothing stops us. Vanna Coach specializes in personal training for everyone, from rookies who have never so much as lifted a weight to professional athletes. Coaches here don't only focus on developing strength, power and speed but also encourage self-confidence and emotional balance. Toning up, boosting your metabolism and learning about nutrition are just a few of the challenges you'll take on here. The effort is totally worth it.
Calle Bellavista 219, Miraflores, Lima. +51 4444219;

By Susana Lay

Susana loves long walks and sometimes loses her voice while teaching literature classes. She loves to write, watch movies, eat and sleep. She also loves to travel and to write about her travels. You'll never know where to find her — most of the time, she herself doesn't know.