Overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the North-West coast of St Lucia sits BodyHoliday, the gorgeous all-inclusive spa resort. With its extensive programme of classes and activities throughout the year, from training with Olympians to quadrathlons, fitness fanatics of every discipline will love its approach to health, wellbeing and fitness. So whether you’re a yogi, a swimmer, or just in need of a pre-Christmas health reboot, BodyHoliday is the perfect choice for your next getaway. We couldn’t be more onboard with its ethos: ‘Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind’.
Octoba Yoga (1 – 29 October 2017)
Octoba Yoga offers a month of specialist yoga classes for beginners to advanced yogis, so that guests can escape from the stresses of everyday life and reconnect with their body and mind. Classes include Vinyasa Flow, Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, BodyBalance, meditation and Restorative Yin Yoga. Guest hosts include master yoga practitioner, philosopher, poet and dedicated health advocate, Doug Swenson.
WellFit & SwimFit (29 October – 19 November 2017)
WellFit is an intensive one-week bootcamp programme hosted by Olympic medalist swimmer Keri-Anne Payne and former Olympic swimmer David Carry. Keri-Anne competed for Great Britain in last year’s Olympic Games in Rio; she specialists in Marathon Open Water Swimming and Long Distance Freestyle. In January 2017, Keri-Anne announced her retirement from competitive swimming.
In addition to WellFit, Keri-Anne will also offer a four-day course, SwimFit, for guests who want to improve their swimming technique, efficiency and speed. SwimFit is a supplementary and will include three group swimming lessons, a private lesson, a swim technique video analysis, post-BodyHoliday training plan, entry to the ‘One Mile Swim‘ event, swim course tactic session, performance nutrition demonstrated by Keri-Anne followed by a cookbook signing.
BodyHoliday One Mile Swim is a stand-alone race that takes place on 11 November 2017.
Registration fee is $150, which includes a swim cap, a t-shirt and a medal. All proceeds will be donated to a local charity.
Pre-Christmas Restorative Break (3 – 23 December 2017)
The Pre-Christmas Restorative Break has been designed by leading health and wellbeing experts to offer guests a holiday that will leave them feeling re-energised ahead of the indulgences of the festive season and ready to start the year ahead. Guest athletes include former Sprint and Hurdling athlete Colin Jackson (2 December – 9 December 2017) and British former competitive diver Leon Taylor (9 December – 23 December 2017).
Spring Sail (4 March – 1 April 2018)
BodyHoliday has expanded its watersports offering with the launch of Spring Sail, following the arrival of six Hobie Cat boats, a J/24, and two brand new X-Treme 26 racing yachts. From introductory lessons for first-timers, to competitive regattas for more experienced sailors, Spring Sail suits all abilities.
Yoga Masterclass (18 March – 1 April 2018)
Fitness and holistic instructor, Trevor Laurency will be teaching a Yoga Masterclass at BodyHoliday from 2-14 April 2018. With over 25 years’ experience, he taught at BodyHoliday for several years before moving to the U K where he is a freelance instructor, specialising in holistic practice. Trevor studied at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco, obstaining the Master Yoga Diploma. In 2008, he became a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) as a Grade 3 Yoga teacher. Trevor covers a wide range of classes, including Tai-Chi, Hatha Yoga, Yoga and Meditation, Yoga tone, Yogalates (a combination of Yoga and Pilates), Ashtanga Yoga, Stress Management and Relaxation Therapy.
WellFit Retreat (1 – 15 April 2018)
The WellFit Retreat is an intensive, one-week bespoke training programme, which aims to transform guests’ bodies, attitude and approach to a health lifestyle. The programme will be hosted by former pro athlete and four-time British Olympian, Donna Fraser. In the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 she finished fourth with a personal best time of 49.79 seconds. Donna was the first athlete to win the 200m/400m double at the AAA Championships, since 1945. She also helped Britain’s 4×400 relay team to win bronze in the World Championships. WellFit Retreat will consist of Beach Fitness Training, Athletics Skills Training, a Nutrition and Fitness Seminar, a Champions’ Dinner and Motivational Talk.
Jive June (3 June – 1 July 2018)
June is dedicated to dance with 19 daytime dance-fitness classes per week to encourage people to dance for fun and fitness, including Zumba, Disco Aerobics, Street Dance, Foxtrot, Dance Step, Hip Hop, Aqua Dance, Jive, Salsa, Argentine Tango, Merengue, Latin Aerobics and Cha Cha Cha. Jive June will also feature three themed dance evenings including Latin Night, Step by Step Dance Party and Rock ‘n’ Roll night. A weekly Zumba party and beach party will also take place throughout the month. Guests presenters for 2018 include British professional Latin and Ballroom dancer, Robin Windsor, best known for his appearances in the BBC television series Strictly Come Dancing.
WellFit Families (1 July – 26 August 2018)
WellFit Families is a family friendly fitness week that guests can enjoy during the summer holidays. The training programme will help them develop their cardiovascular fitness, strength and stamina with bespoke beach bootcamps led by Olympic athletes. The session will also consist of bike ride adventures, yoga classes led by international instructors to help guests achieve flexibility, inner strength and mindfulness, an outdoor fitness trail and guests can even take on BodyHoliday Quadrathlon. The race starts with a gruelling 13k bike ride to Donkey Island and Cotton Bay, followed by a 4k hill climb run, 100ft abseil on Pigeon Isand and finishes with a 2.5k sea kayak across the Northern coast of St. Lucia. Participants will also learn new skills, such as first aid CPR, sailing and cooking. The week ends with a competitive Saturday afternoon family vs staff beach tournament.
September Solos (26 August – 30 September 2018)
September is known as ‘September Solos‘. It’s designed to offer the best elements of health, wellbeing and fun with other like-minded solo travellers who are looking for rejuvenation and relaxation. The initiative includes a personalised schedule of spa treatments, hosted dinners, dedicated fitness classes and a weekly sunset cruise along St. Lucia’s coastline. The experience is available to guests staying in Single Garden rooms or paying for Single occupancy double rooms.
Spa-time – receive a daily complimentary spa treatment
BodyHoliday is also renowned for its award-winning spa, with 33 treatment rooms and indulgent experiences from highly trained massage and beauty therapists. Guests will receive a daily complimentary treatment during their stay, exclusing their arrival and departure date.
For further information, or to book your all-inclusive stay at The BodyHoliday visit visit tropicalsky.co.uk or simply call 01342 886 809.