Themed Months at BodyHoliday 2024
BodyHoliday Theme Months 2024
For nine months of the year, the BodyHoliday welcomes professional practitioners, athletes, dancers, sailors and sports stars to present special programmes. Each month is dedicated to a different theme.
Our special guests include many Olympic champions all started by our good friend Daley Thompson, twice Olympic Gold in the Decathlon in 1980 and 1984 and four times he broke the World Record for the event.
The opportunity and added value to your holiday during any one of these months is phenomenal if you have an interest in the relevant sport or are simply in training to get fit. It’s hard to put a price on the knowledge you can absorb for free!
Watch this space because the 2024 programme and list of celebrities will soon be released. Or better yet if you are not on our mailing list, sign up right away.
“Previous Retreat Hosts”
American Former Professional Football Player
“Previous Retreat Hosts”
8th April – 19th April
You have the opportunity to learn from the best sailors in the world at Spring Sail while luxuriating in a world-class all-inclusive wellness resort. There is something for everyone, from introductory lessons for novice sailors to competitive regattas for more seasoned sailors.
BodyHoliday offers the ideal setup for both the experienced sailor and those just beginning their voyage of discovery around this exhilarating sport. This includes 4 Hobie Cat boats, a J/24, and two X-Treme 26 racing yachts, “Blue” and “Reef.”
Spring Sail Program 2024:
- Complimentary ASA Sailing Certificates (book in advance to secure, as space is limited)
- Complimentary beginners sailing classes (Hobie Cat & Xtreme 26)
- Time trails & Yacht racing classes
- Spring Sail competition – leaderboards and prizes for the fastest racers
- Wellness Center Specials geared towards Sailors (Skin Clinic – sun damage prevention, Deep tissue massages after Yacht racing, etc).
- Sailing excursion to Malabar Beach (including lunch at the beach club)
3rd June - 23rd June
The Cuban Cha Cha Cha and Salsa, the fiery Argentine Tango, the Caribbean Merengue, American Jive and the energetic Columbian Zumba –dancing has a truly global appeal!
In June 2024 we are once again dedicating a whole month to dance and hoping to inspire more people to take up this amazing exercise and have some fun.
Nineteen daytime dance and dance-fitness classes per week including Zumba, Disco Aerobics, Street Dance, Foxtrot, Dance Step, Hip Hop, AquaDance, Jive, Salsa, Argentine Tango, Merengue, Latin Aerobics, and Cha ChaCha.
10th June - 21st June
Jennifer is an international dance instructor based in Henleyon-Thames, UK. She has taught, performed and competed in front of thousands. She danced salsa on the ‘Strictly ComeDancing’ 2016 Launch Show, BBC 1’s ‘The Truth About GettingFit’ with Michael Mosley and is a regular on BBC Radio Berkshire. She teaches at numerous dance holidays, festivals, congresses, and coaches at Reading University. She recently won ‘Top Teacher’ at the San Francisco Bachata Dance Festival. Many of her students have gone on to performing, competing and teaching in dance. Jennifer is fun, friendly, and patient! Two left feet? No problem! Her 20 years of experience will get your feet and hips moving in the right direction.
17th June - 28th June
Manwe’s dance and entertainment career spans over twenty years. He’s worked with everyone from the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, Beyonce Jennifer Lopez, Liza Minnelli, Whitney Houston, Lady GAGA, Usher, Kayne West, just to name a few. In addition to virtually having danced for everyone, Manwe also was a regularly featured dancer on eight seasons of Saturday Night Live, LIP SYNC BATTLE, MAGIC MIKE LIVE in Las Vegas. He is also the Creative Director of the Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque world tour. Manwe has also choreographed commercials for Walmart, Zappos and has even choreographed for Academy Award Winner Tarell Allen McCraney play “Wig Out” in London. Manwe has also lended his choreographer and creative directing eye to entertainment companies such as Troy Curtis Group and On the Movement. for some of the most over-the-top parties for clients such as Oprah, Shaun T, JW Marriott, and Arty Rabin just to name a few. While Manwe may mean peacemaker he has certainly be touted as a joy-maker through his creativity and quest to continue to be a leader and innovator in the theatre and television.
1st July - 23rd August
WellFit Tribes is a family-based Fitness week that encompasses all aspects of the resort. You can expect to; develop your physical fitness, strength and stamina with our unique Beach Boot Camps instructed by visiting Olympians, gain mental focus and clarity through Yoga presented by International Teachers and learn new skills such as first aid CPR, basic sailing and even healthy cooking.
Take a walk on the wild side and challenge yourself on the obstacles of our brand new outdoor fitness trail or even take the ultimate challenge of the BodyHoliday Quadrathlon. Combine your week’s training and competitive spirit with the final event; the Saturday afternoon Family versus Staff Beach tournament. Well-Fit Tribes has it all!
This fun-packed week will bring a sense of cohesion and family spirit felt by everyone who attends.
1st July - 12th July
Tyree Washington is a Former NFL Player, 400m World Champion in Track and Field, 3-Time Hall of Fame Inductee, 2-Time Fastest man in the world, 3-Time USA National Champion in the 400m and CE0/Founder of Athletes vs Asthma. Tyree‘s favourite quote for everyone is “Destiny can be delayed but not denied”. He shares that in life you may encounter people and things that may slow you down from reaching your destination, but those people and things will never stop you from reaching your destination.
15th July - 26th July
Approaching his 10th year as an Executive Coach, Lee’s previous career and experience comes from the world of elite sport. Lee played 16 years of professional rugby representing Bath, England and the British and Irish Lions. His obsession with continual learning has led him down the path of exploration and into some of the most elite environments. Ranging from sport, military, or the world of business. He loves to discuss, share and build to create best practices.
When not working as an Executive Coach, Lee is Co-founder of a Wellness app called T-cup and he sits on the board and is an ambassador for charities such as the Wooden Spoon, British Heart Foundation, Cardiac Risk in the Young and Bath Rugby Foundation. Whilst raising money for the Wooden Spoon, Lee has managed to achieve two Guinness World Records, one playing the Northernmost game of rugby at the North Pole and one playing the highest-ever rugby game at Everest.
29th July- 9th August
Angie Akers is alumnae of the University of Notre Dame where she played Indoor Volleyball for four years.
In 2002, Akers began competing in Professional Beach Volleyball and became the AVP Rookie of the Year. In 2009, she competed on the FIVB World Tour where she finished the season ranked fifth in the world and was awarded FIVB Rookie of the Year.
In 2015, Angie moved to the Netherlands and began coaching for the Dutch women’s Beach National Team as a federation coach. Angie brings a wide range of coaching experience, as she led her Dutch team to the 2016 Rio Games. She served as 2021 Tokyo Olympics Head Coach for USA’s April Ross and Alix Klineman, who took home the gold medal.
12th August - 23rd August
Tina is the founder of The Nutrition Guru Nutrition & Health clinical practice. She has worked as a registered qualified nutritionist for 20 years, working with a number of high-profile medical practices in Harley Street and the world-renowned Lanserhof Medical Clinic. She also has a corporate wellness programme and works with companies such as Google, Investec, Trustpilot and many more.
2nd September - 27th September
The month of September has become known as September Solos. The retreat is designed to offer the best elements of health, well-being and fun with other like-minded solo travellers. Including hosted dinners and dedicated fitness classes, this is the perfect Solos holiday. BodyHoliday Solos is open to guests staying in Single Garden rooms (or paying for Single occupancy in a double room).
2nd September - 13th September
Anthony is Ireland’s leading Health and Fitness Instructor and founder of The Well Fit Method with over 20 years’ experience worldwide in his field. He has achieved a body of qualifications and built several successful gyms throughout his career and played Roller-hockey and Taekwondo for Ireland and Tennis & Soccer at County Level.
Master coach Anthony is also the co-founder of Edufit, helping people starting their career in the fitness industry develop a best in class offering.
16th September - 27th September
Jason Gardener MBE stands as one of the United Kingdom's preeminent sprinters, etching his name in athletic history with remarkable achievements. His illustrious career culminated in a gold medal triumph in the 4x100m relay at the Athens Olympics in 2004, a year that also saw him crowned World Indoor Champion over 60m. A sprinting virtuoso, Gardener holds the distinction of having completed the 100m dash in under 10 seconds, firmly placing him among the elite few who have achieved such a feat.
Gardener's influence extends beyond the field, with a wealth of experience in the sports industry and media. His notable contributions include a series of articles for the Sunday Telegraph and broadcast reporting for esteemed networks such as the BBC, ITV West, and Channel 4. In the realm of sport consultancy, Gardener has collaborated with renowned entities such as Red Bull, City Football Group, Puma, University of Bath, Bath Rugby, Cardiff Rugby and Body Holiday.
30th September - 25th October
BodyHoliday transforms into the ultimate yoga retreat in October, making it a truly restorative getaway. The month-long program of activities, directed by seasoned teachers, offers limitless lessons from sunrise to sunset, featuring Hatha, Ashtanga, Shanthi, and Katti yoga and meditation classes. It is intended for everyone from beginners to more experienced practitioners. The vacation also includes a variety of unique massage and therapeutic treatments at The Wellness Centre, as well as a special menu of yogic foods and teas served at restaurants throughout the resort.
2nd October - 13th October
Finlay Wilson, otherwise known as the ‘Kilted Yogi’, has over 100 million worldwide views of his videos from the original Kilted Yoga video on BBC The Social. Kilted Yoga, Yoga Laid Bare was released as a book in October 2017 and has been attracting people’s attention to yoga, Scotland and a healthier way of being and thinking. He is a certified Yoga teacher, and Senior Yoga Alliance teacher based in Dundee and in 2011 he founded Heart Space Yoga & Bodyworks, a charity organisation that works with children and various outreach groups allowing him to channel his passion for working with young people and those who may not usually have access to yoga. He has completed over 2000 hours of training with Yoga Certification Programmes along with over 1000 hours of Ashtanga and Vinyasa training. He leads classes all over the world, creates content for the BBC, blogs, and records online yoga classes through Youtube and other online providers.
16th October - 27th October
Theo, a seasoned yoga, movement, and mindfulness instructor from Germany, possesses a wealth of experience spanning 15 years. Throughout his journey towards becoming a teacher, he resided in two ashrams, immersing himself in the practice. One of these ashrams was located in Germany, regarded as Europe's largest, while the other was nestled on the serene shores of Koh Pahngan in Thailand.
Mr. Necker finds great joy in teaching a diverse range of styles, primarily focusing on Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. Leveraging his background in dance, martial arts, and acrobatics, he possesses a profound understanding of the intricate workings and movements of the human body. By infusing mindfulness into his teaching, both for himself and his students, Theo crafts classes tailored to accommodate individuals at any level, ensuring that each participant departs with a sense of fulfillment. Embracing the true essence of yoga, which denotes "union" or "to unify," Theo delights in forging a connection between the mental and physical aspects of the practice, seamlessly merging body and mind in his classes.
Having conducted workshops, retreats, and classes across Europe, including Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and Croatia, Theo's extensive travels across Asia have further enriched his practice, serving as a wellspring of inspiration. He maintains a dedicated personal yoga routine, engaging in daily practice to nurture his own well-being. With eager anticipation, Theo eagerly looks forward to the opportunity to share his expertise by teaching on the captivating island of Saint Lucia.
Pre Christmas Restorative Break
9th December – 20th December
Leading health and wellbeing experts created our pre-Christmas restorative break to provide you with concepts and encounters that will confidently equip you not only for Christmas but for the rest of your life!
BodyHoliday is the resort for you if you’re looking for a top-notch getaway where your health and wellness come first. Combine your opportunity to prepare your body and mind for the festive time of year when, typically, indulgence is on everyone’s mind with our award-winning outstanding holiday experience.
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