If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of taking yourself off to somewhere remote and exotic to start, boost or reaffirm your health and fitness regime but find that bootcamps feel too hardcore and yoga retreats, too zen, then Bamboo Fitness Retreat could be for you.
Seasoned trainers Brigitte Wrenn and Pete Gibson have a pretty inspiring set up at Villa Mandala in Morocco’s Taghazout.
Take Yoga and Pilates classes in the roof-top studio to a stunning backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. Up the fitness ante with sessions on the pure white sandy beaches, hikes or for the adrenaline-junkie a surf. Detoxify in the on-site Hammam and cool down with a swim in the cosy ocean-facing pool. Unlike many militant retreats, here you can do as much or as little as you wish.
Dine on the sweeping bourgainvillea-shaded terraces or picnic on the beach whilst enjoying delicious and healthy breakfasts, lunches and evening meals chef-made with the finest and freshest local produce, without calorie restriction or miniscule portions.
Don’t be fooled by the stunning location or idyllic scenes because Bamboo Fitness’ approach is to equip their guests with a set of realistic tools to help them achieve their fitness and health goals. From postural analysis, healthy eating and behavioural change classes to sweat-inducing yoga sessions and targeted toning pilates classes you will leave you feeling positive, upbeat, fighting fit and undoubtedly a few pounds lighter in both body and mind.
The next Bamboo Fitness Retreat runs from Saturday 2nd – Saturday 9th February 2013 priced from £649 per person. www.bamboofitness.co.uk
It includes;accommodation in the enchanting villa mandala, Pilates, Yoga, running sessions, beach fitness sessions, postural analysis, swimming lessons and nutritional advice. 3 delicious wholesome meals per day provided by private chefs. Unlimited fresh fruit, teas and coffee and mineral water. Exclusive use of the roof top Yoga studio, swimming pool, lounge areas, sun terraces and hammam. Daily cleaner service. Free Wifi access and airport transfer to Agadir.