The Importance of Physical Fitness
At Mare’s House, we hold paramount the importance of self-care, physical health, and wellness. Embracing and nurturing all aspects of the self is a pathway to long-standing recovery. We encourage all of our members to participate in the varied recreational activities we provide so that they can experience the peace of mind, stress release, and self-esteem that comes from physical activity and good physical health.
In addition to numerous opportunities for physical activities including surfing, swimming, running, skateboarding, road biking, mountain biking, and beach cruising, Mare’s House has a wellness area on the premises that features exercise and stretching equipment and plenty of space for group fitness and yoga classes.
Surfing at Mare’s House
Being in one of the finest surfing sites in the world, riding the waves is part of who we are. Many of our members and staff are surfers or become surfers while at Mare’s House. Like most physical challenges, surfing provides a great metaphor for life. True surfers develop many of the skills and qualities also needed to succeed in life – patience, determination, courage, tenacity, and self-confidence.
Maintain your balance, and get back up when you fall. There is always another wave. Through high tides and low tides, we ride them all. Surfing is a great stress reliever and a healthy alternative to alcohol and drugs. In addition to the excitement and challenge, it offers a sense of timelessness that is meditative and healing.
Though surfing embodies a huge piece of our spirit and personality, we understand it’s not for everyone. We’ll encourage you to give it a try and teach you how if you get inspired. If it’s not for you, then we’ll help you discover what excites you. We offer and encourage a wide range of sports including hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking, and yoga. Being in Southern California, and San Diego in particular, the opportunities are endless.