If you like to keep up with your fitness routine whilst enjoying a relaxing break away, or you are looking for a holiday with a difference, then read on!
The rather stunning Cote d’Azur chateau Lou Casteou (situated in the Esterel mountains between Cannes and St. Tropez) has recently announced new dates for its three luxury residential fitness retreats. Whilst the special breaks do have a fitness theme, I do love how wine is included in the price – one has to get their priorities right! 😉
The fitness holidays include: – Let’s Salsa, Tennis Academy and Body Tonic, with more details and prices below.
5 – 8TH APRIL 2018
Learn the different dance disciplines of Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Merengue, Regaetton, Kizomba, and Street Dance on this fun four-day, all-inclusive luxurious residential retreat, led by dancers Laith Sami, John Let’s Salsa and Simon and Becky Mascarenhas.
The retreat caters for both beginners and experienced dancers wishing to improve footwork skills. Dancing is complimented by fitness activities designed to improve core and leg muscle groups used in dance. These include core strengthening and fun swiss ball sessions, plus water and Latino aerobics, boxercise and a tennis workshop. Wine tasting and evening cocktails are enjoyed with street dance sessions and themed party nights.
Details: Three nights’ full board costs £1,250 per person in a private en-suite room with sea- or mountain-view or £998 for 2 guests sharing, price includes all meals and wine, open bar over the four days, a champagne reception, daily dance and fitness classes, excursions and transfers from Nice airport (+44 (0)7990 573 287, loucasteou.com).
3rd – 7th MAY 2018
This five-day all-inclusive tennis event caters for up to 18 guests, on a luxury all-inclusive basis. All healthy and delicious meals, drinks and wines are included and served around the chateau’s heated infinity pool, in its historic cloisters or period reception rooms. Tennis sessions, held at nearby club are led by Richie Baker and his experienced team of French and English tennis professionals. Richie is a Level 4 LTA coach, a Sports Physiotherapist and Specialist in musculoskeletal and sports injuries.
Tennis coaching sessions take place each morning, with singles or doubles played in the afternoons. A tournament is then held, followed by celebratory, closing dinner. Non-playing partners are welcome to attend the event and can relax by the heated swimming pool, or visit the Cote d’Azur’s local beaches and historic attractions. Local town Frejus holds a Provencal market and the picturesque beaches of Agay and St. Aygulf are a short drive away.
Details: Four nights’ full board costs £1,360 per person in a private en-suite room with sea- or mountain-view or £1,030 person for 2 guests sharing, with all meals, drinks and wines over the 5 days, inc. elegant three-course dinners, daily professional tennis coaching sessions, a Tennis Tournament and Awards Dinner and transfers from Nice airport (+44 (0)7990 573 287, loucasteou.com).
BODY TONIC FITNESS RETREATS
30th MAY – 3rd JUNE
20th – 24th JUNE 2018
19th – 23rd SEPTEMBER 2018
Held in the beautiful French Riviera countryside Body Tonic at Lou Casteou provides guests with a balance of energetic, fun training and vibrant Latin dance classes, stunning coastal and mountain treks, balanced meals and chateau accommodation. Body Tonic is designed to appeal to all ages and levels of fitness, whether seeking to improve strength and well-being or kick start a healthy regime.
Guests stay at the luxurious chateau on an all-inclusive basis. All meals, drinks and wines are included. Highly-talented Italian chef, Matteo Mangerotti and Michelin Star restaurant Manager and Sommelier, Silvia Ravello prepare healthy and delicious, low-carbohydrate, nutritionally-balanced meals prepared from the best local ingredients. Meals are served around the pool, in the historic cloisters or elegant, period reception rooms.
Fitness classes include stretching, core and kettlebells, boxercise, TRX strengthening and toning exercises, cardio blast, circuit training, water and Latino aerobics, salsa, legs, bums and tums classes and a relaxing massage. The programme also includes tennis, kayaking and treks along the stunning coastal routes. Also evening aperitifs served by the pool and themed dinners and parties.
Details: Four nights’ full board costs £1,550 per person in a private en-suite room with sea- or mountain-view or £1,350 for 2 guests sharing, with all meals with wine over the five days, a champagne reception, daily fitness and dance classes, coastal treks, water aerobics, one massage, yoga & stretching classes and transfers from Nice airport (+44 (0)7990 573 287, loucasteou.com).