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BODYHOLIDAY THEME MONTHS

What are Theme Months?

Our Theme Months take part throughout the year and offer our guests a unique opportunity to discover fitness and wellness programmes, led by expert Olympic athletes and celebrity hosts here in our unparalleled wellness destination.

We are honoured to have held some fantastic events including our popular Jive June, Swimfit, September Solo and Pre-Restorative theme months with guest presenters such as British record holders Jamie Baulch and Leon Taylor.

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Daley-Thompson workout at St.Lucia Resort Caribbean Island

THEME MONTHS | 03RD OCTOBER – 28TH OCTOBER 2022

OCTOBA YOGA

Designed for any level of yogi,this month-long programme of activities led by experienced teachers and offers limitless lessons from sunrise to sunset. Whether you want tosweat with spin yoga, settle down with mantra meditation, or defygravity with aerial yoga—the choice is yours.

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Finlay Wilson

Finlay is a senior, certified Yoga teacher based in Dundee, Scotland. 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, and streams yoga via blogs and YouTube for the world to see.

THEME MONTHS | 31ST OCTOBER–11TH NOVEMBER 2022

SWIMFIT

The SwimFit retreat was designed by Olympic Swimmers – Keri-anne Payne and her husband, David Carry.

Swimming helps you to refresh your mind and body without needing complex equipment, exercise fads, or expensive gym memberships!

SwimFit 2022 with Michael Jamieson, combines outstanding, professional swimming instruction, nutritious foods, and motivational training packed with fun and energising activities designed to help you build a strong and fit, body and mind.

Events during SwimFit:

One Mile Swim – US$70 (Saturday, Nov 5th) *you can enter the One Mile Race even if you are not participating in SwimFit.

Half Mile Swim – US$50 (Saturday, Nov 5th) *you can enter the Half Mile Race even if you are not participating in SwimFit.

The SwimFit Programme with Michael Jamieson – US$450 (Oct 31st – 4th)

and (Nov 7th – 11th).

Click here for a copy of the full schedule.

The programme includes entry to the one-mile swim event, boat trip & swim lesson at the Pitons, group swimming lessons both in the pool and ocean, a private one-on-one session with video analysis, a SwimFit swim cap, and a T-shirt, unique to participants.

TIP: Use the button below to register for either of the swim races and/or SwimFit.

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Michael Jamieson

Michael Jamieson is an Olympic silver medalist from the 2012 games in London. Alongside an exciting start up role in Sports Data & the evolution of Image Rights in Sport, Mike runs a Learn to Swim business, teaching over 1500 kids weekly in Glasgow & Edinburgh.
He recently launched a Training Academy with the goal of supporting & educating the Swim industry with more qualified teachers in the UK.

Mike has worked as an ambassador of Laureus Sport, the Homeless Football World Cup & championed Mental Health in sport at several speaking events, including a TEDx
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A recent highlight for him was being part of the Olympic Games reporting team with the BBC, which has helped him to build experience performing in a broadcasting & business environment.

THEME MONTHS | 28TH NOVEMBER–16TH DECEMBER 2022

PRE-CHRISTMAS RESTORATIVE BREAK

Why react when you can prepare? Our Pre-Christmas Restorative Break programme is led by world-class athletes Jamie Baulch and Leon Taylor.  Join our athletes for one-of-a-kind fitness classes designed to get you into the best shape and feeling fantastic ahead of the festive season!

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Leon Taylor

Leon Taylor is a British former competitive diver. During his diving career he won medals at all major international events including a silver at the Athens Olympics. Following his retirement from competition, Taylor transitioned to motivational speaking and executive coaching.

Jamie Baulch

Jamie Baulch enjoyed a career spanning 10 illustrious years at the top of world athletics. A talented 400m runner, Jamie had podium success at the Commonwealth Games and the World Championships. In his first year of competing, Jamie was selected for the 1996 Olympic Games and won Silver as part of the 4x400m quartet.

Jennifer Benavidez

Jennifer Benavidez 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 Come Dancing’ 2016 Launch Show, BBC 1’s ‘The Truth About Getting Fit’ with Michael Mosley and is a regular on BBC Radio Berkshire. She teaches at numerous dance holidays, festivals, congresses, and coaches at Reading University.

Ian Waite

Ian Waite - Known best for his professional ballroom dancing on Strictly. At the age of 17 he won the title of European Latin American Champion. With this accolade under his belt, Ian started to compete all over the world, representing England in many Worlds and European championships.

Robin Windsor

Robin Windsor is a British Professional Latin and Ballroom Dancer, best known for his appearances in the BBC television series Strictly Come Dancing. From the beginning, Robin studied both Ballroom and Latin dance, eventually competing in those disciplines at the highest levels. His skills eventually led him to represent England, amassing numerous World Championships, both on the domestic and international level.

THEME MONTHS | 5TH JULY – 27TH AUGUST 2021

WELLFIT FAMILIES

The WellFit Families programme at BodyHoliday promotes family bonding, well-being and fitness all set amongst a beautiful paradise island backdrop. Hosted by a team of celebrity fitness professionals including Olympic athlete Jamie Baulch, we will show you how to have fun and get fit as a family.

Try your hand at bike adventures and group fitness classes or get competitive with sunset beach volleyball and team games. Enjoy being pampered in our award-winning wellness centre where we will ensure your whole family return home feeling revitalised and refreshed. With a wealth of activities and classes at your fingertips such as tennis, snorkelling, kayaking or water skiing, you’ll be sure to create lasting memories on this fun family activity holiday.

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Martin Offiah

Martin Offiah is an English former professional rugby league player and rugby union footballer. He was one of the most prolific try-scoring wingers ever to play the 13-a-side code, and one of the greatest entertainers the sport has produced in its history. His record of 501 tries across a 14-year career in England and Australia is testimony to a strike rate beyond most ordinary mortals.

Jazz Carlin

Jazmin “Jazz” Carlin is the British swimming sensation who recently became a double Olympic Silver medallist at the Rio 2016 games. Some recent career highlights are: winning double Gold at the European Short Course Championships (2015) in the 400m and 800m freestyle, Bronze at the World Championships in Kazan (2015), three Silver and one Gold medal in the World Cup, and three Gold Medals at the 2015 British Championships.

Jamie Baulch

Jamie Baulch enjoyed a career spanning 10 illustrious years at the top of world athletics. A talented 400m runner, Jamie had podium success at the Commonwealth Games and the World Championships. In his first year of competing, Jamie was selected for the 1996 Olympic Games and won Silver as part of the 4x400m quartet.

Donna Fraser

A finalist in 1998 at the European Championships and Commonwealth Games (where she took a bronze medal), she has also played an integral part of Britain's 4 x 400 relay team, taking medals at the World Championships in 2005, European Championships and Commonwealth Games. She also won the BBC London Athlete of the Year Award for 2005.

THEME MONTHS I 30 AUGUST – 24 SEPTEMBER 2021

SEPTEMBER SOLOS

This month allows guests an opportunity to experience the best health, wellbeing and fun with other like-minded solo travellers.

Guests can develop connections with other individuals, which is a crucial element of our daily lives and something that has been restricted in recent months.

We design personalised schedules of daily spa treatments, fitness classes and an array of land and water sports for guests to enjoy, as well as hosted group activities from cocktail and dinner parties to sunset cruises.

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Robin Windsor

Robin Windsor is a British professional Latin and Ballroom dancer who has represented his country in both disciplines on the international stage, winning several World Championships. Best known for his appearances in the BBC television series “Strictly Come Dancing”, after a highly successful dance career and personal challenges with mental health, Robin moved seamlessly into motivational speaking and corporate team building.

THEME MONTHS | 30TH MAY – 25TH JUNE 2022

JIVE JUNE

Every June you can dance with the stars at Body Holiday.

June is a jam-packed month of activities with over 40 different dance styles to be learnt! In addition to the standards the professional dance team have introduced us to Lindy Hop, Argentine tango, Latin Dance fit and Motown.

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Andrew Cuerden

Andrew has been dancing for over 35 years and has been an international Latin and Ballroom dance performer, choreographer, licentiate qualified dance teacher and championship adjudicator. Andrew is publicly known for being a professional partner on the BBC hit show Strictly Come Dancing in 2005 as well as a successful international competitive dancer, ranking 24th in the World Competitive Rankings in 2006.

JENNIFER BENAVIDEZ

Jennifer Benavidez (USA) is an international dance instructor based in Henley on-Thames, UK. She has taught, performed and competed in front of thousands. She danced salsa on the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ 2016 Launch Show, BBC 1’s ‘The Truth About Getting Fit’ 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.

THEME MONTHS | 04TH JULY– 26TH AUGUST 2022

WELLFIT FAMILIES

Wellfit Families promises a wholesome family experience that motivates children and adults alike towards family bonding, wellbeing and fitness.This retreat combines a great series of adventuresand activities –with lots of fun along the way.Our hosts will be on hand to deliver motivation, engaging participants in beach sports, fitness classes and a wide range of other activities.

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Jamie Baulch

Jamie Baulch enjoyed a career spanning 10 illustrious years at the top of world athletics. A talented 400m runner, Jamie had podium success at the Commonwealth Games and the World Championships. In his first year of competing, Jamie was selected for the 1996 Olympic Games and won Silver as part of the 4x400m quartet.

Victoria Thornley

Vicky started rowing in 2007 after being recruited by the nationwide talent ID search “Sporting Giants.” In the summer of 2009 she became under 23 world champion. 2011 saw her win her first senior world championship bronze medal in the womens eight. At the London Olympics she stroked the eight to a 5th place finish. At the Rio Olympics she partnered Dame Katherine Grainger in the double sculls, winning an Olympic silver medal. A year later Vicky became European Champion and world silver medalist, this time in the single scull. At the delayed Tokyo Olympics she made history by becoming the most successful British female single sculler at an Olympic Games, finishing 4th, narrowly missing out on a medal.
Since retiring Vicky has been working on a variety of projects. Her passion in health and fitness has her providing health and well-being content for British Rowing. She is currently working with the marine team on a Hollywood film centred around the sport of rowing. She still enjoys training, just at a more leisurely pace than when she was a full time athlete. Passions are now walking and training her German Shepherd Enzo, running, lifting weights, eating and travelling.

Roger Black

Roger Black is an Olympian who represented Great Britain at the highest level in the world of athletics, winning 15 major championship medals over 14 years, both individually and as a team member.
His greatest achievements were winning the Olympic 400m Silver Medal in 1996 and the World Championship 4 x400m Relay Gold medal in both 1991 and 1997.
He is now an accomplished speaker, presenter and founder of Roger Black Fitness.

THEME MONTHS | 05TH SEPTEMBER– 30TH SEPTEMBER 2022

SEPTEMBER SOLOS

This month allows guests an opportunity to experience the best health, wellbeing and fun with other like-minded solo travellers.  Guests can develop connections with other individuals, which is a crucial element of our daily lives and something that has been restricted in recent months.  We design personalised schedules of daily spa treatments, fitness classes and an array of land and water sports for guests to enjoy, as well as hosted group activities from cocktail and dinner parties to sunset cruises.

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DEREK REDMOND

Derek Redmond is retired British sprinter who won gold medals at British, Commonwealth, European and World level. During an illustrious career he held the British and European record for the 400 metres sprint and his semi-final appearance at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona is remembered as one of the most inspiring moments in Olympic history.

ANTHONY LYNCH

Anthony has trained celebrities and sports stars from across the UK and travels the world training fitness staff for gyms and hotels, including the staff here at Body Holiday. Anthony is qualified in skills such as Indoor Cycling, Box fit, Circuits, and much more. His taglines are “No space. No equipment. No problem.” and “Anytime, Anywhere”. He demonstrates these by filming short body weight workouts all over the world in various locations and spaces. Outside of instructing, Anthony has climbed Everest Base Camp and Mount Kilimanjaro, and competed in numerous triathlons, marathons, and adventure races. He loves all things sport and fitness related and looks forward to helping you on your fitness and health journey.

THEME MONTHS | 07TH MARCH – 19TH MARCH 2022

SPRING SAIL

Our Spring Sail programme offers you the chance to learn from the world’s best sailors.  From introductory lessons for first timers to competitive regattas for more experienced sailors there is something for everyone.

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BRIANA PROVANCHA

Briana Provancha is a celebrated Olympian in sailing, having represented the United States in the 470 double-handed racing class. Born and raised in San Diego, California, she learned to sail at age eight and has grown through the sport, going on to securing the #1 world ranking by 2014 in her class before competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

THEME MONTHS | 03RD APRIL – 15TH APRIL 2022

Yoga Master Class

A theme month presented by Trevor Laurency – adding a range of activities to the usual line-up at BodyHoliday, giving an even stronger focus on wellness and fitness courtesy of Trevor’s wide range of teaching skills across multiple disciplines.

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TREVOR LAURENCY

Trevor Laurency will be adding new wellness and fitness activities to the current BodyHoliday line-up this year! His wide range of teaching skills and disciplines will bring a new energy and excitement to your yoga journey.

THEME MONTHS | 03RD APRIL – 23RD APRIL 2022

Spring Wellfit Families

Fitness, motivation and well-being for the whole family! Hosted by Australian PGA Pro and fitness coach, Daniel Ryan, anyone from 12 years and up can enjoy a range of activities such as Family Bootcamp and Exercise Science courses.

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Daniel Ryan

Daniel is a PGA Golfer and fitness coach originally from the Gold Coast, Australia. After winning his first junior tournament at the tender age of only 16, he went on togain a scholarship at the acclaimed Kooralbyn International School. His professional career, spanning over 20 years, has seen Daniel play competitively in many tournaments including the Canadian Open.