The BodyHoliday, Saint Lucia’s premier all-inclusive wellness resort, is taking fitness to new heights with the addition of the Tree House, a one-of-a-kind, glass-enclosed studio, which opened in early December 2012. After the recent completion of a $20 million property refresh in October 2011, the resort is continuing property upgrades with the introduction of the new, high-rise studio, which serves as a multi-functional space for spin instruction, unique fitness and yoga programming, and elegant events.
A modern-day “tree house,” the 1,000 square-foot, glass-enclosed structure is situated on the hillside adjacent to the resort’s 30,000 square-foot wellness center. Towering 25 feet above ground, the Tree House is surrounded by tropical gardens, and encased in 8-foot floor-to-ceiling glass windows, providing breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and lush Saint Lucian vegetation. The Tree House embodies the same contemporary design aesthetic as the resort’s recent makeover and features an array of contemporary fitness equipment, including 25 LiveStrong-branded spinning bikes and a state of the art sound system.
In addition to the property’s signature BodySpin and BodySpin Max courses, the Tree House introduces a variety of new spin programming to guests. Specially designed to inspire and energize riders of all levels, the new program offers everything from high-intensity classes to non-traditional rides led by world-class instructors. The Tree House also serves as an additional facility for group fitness classes and one-on-one sessions in Tai Chi, Pilates, fencing, meditation, yoga, and personal training. As part of The BodyHoliday’s all-inclusive philosophy of promoting a stress-free vacation, these new programs are all included in the nightly rate.
One signature element of the Tree House is the open air “Zen Deck,” situated on the structure’s rooftop. The space serves as a stunning location that functions as a yoga studio, archery range and secondary setting for candlelit banquets and dinner receptions. Additionally, the studio itself is an ideal space to host a stylish, intimate gathering as it can be easily converted to accommodate a wedding reception, wellness seminar or business meeting. The space can be adorned with customized furniture and the floor-to-ceiling windows allow for an abundance of natural light, all while displaying breathtaking backdrops for any event.