Most people identify rehab with Therapy. And while Therapy is the main pillar of our treatment program, from 12 years experience we know that health, fitness and nutrition are equally important pillars of our Body, Mind and Soul treatment philosophy. They are both important tools as part of going home to continue good habits, healthy eating and activities to keep you busy.
Many people who struggle with substance abuse tend to neglect their health, fitness and nutrition. At Jintara, one of the first things you do is a detailed medical checkup at our partner hospital, so we understand your body composition and any health concerns as a baseline. This will include detailed blood work, liver and kidney function test and EKG if required.
Based on those tests, our Fitness team will develop a unique fitness plan for you and your fitness level and work towards achieving those goals over the time you are with us and when you return home - whether that is to add some lean muscle, reduce body weight or increase stamina and feel great.
All of our Fitness Team are fully qualified with many years experience as Personal Trainers and nutrition. They also look the part and can help motivate you back to your best beach body.
Nutrition plays an important part in achieving those fitness goals. Our meals are all designed by a Nutritionalist to be balanced and healthy, without being boring or tasteless. You can expect a good mix of Thai food, Western and other Asian cuisine. And there is plenty of fresh fruits available to snack on - probably some that you have never even seen before.
Being in Thailand, you can expect authentic, fresh and healthy Thai foods prepared by our Thai Chefs.
Our Chefs are not just experts at Thai food, but delicious Western and European dishes are part of our menu plans.
Our Chefs are also trained in many Asian and fusion dishes, and aim to keep you interested and motivated to eat healthy.
Every client gets a mountain bike and we usually manage a ride everyday through the Thai country side and local communities.
Whilst Jintara does have a small fitness gym, clients do have the option of visiting a world-class gym, with a trainer 3 times a week.
Yoga is a great way to start the day. Even if you have never done it before. It will increase you flexibility, balance and breathing.
Jintara's pool isn't quite Olympic size, but it's great for some relaxing laps and cooling down after therapy or training.
Muay Thai might look difficult or aggressive but its a fantastic way to get fit, increase co-ordination and confidence.