Themed Months at BodyHoliday 2023
BodyHoliday Theme Months 2023
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 2023 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”
4th September - 29th 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).
4th Sep - 15th Sep
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.
18th Sep - 29th Sept
One of Britain’s most famous athletes, Derek Redmond is a British, European , Commonwealth and World Champion athlete. Having broken the British 400m record on two occasions, Derek was one of the country’s best athletes during the 1980s and 1990s. A key member of the relay squad that won gold at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo, he competed at the highest level for over a decade.
Derek’s story is truly inspiring and he is now an award winning motivational/inspirational speaker, a business performance coach and a best selling author sharing his remarkable story with audiences around the world. He has worked with a wide range of high profile brands delivering his inspiring stories from the track in corporate and educational environments.
2nd October - 27th 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 Oct - 13th Oct
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.
Pre Christmas Restorative Break
11th December – 22nd 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.
11th Dec - 22nd Dec
Leon Taylor is a 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
11th Dec - 22nd Dec
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.
27th March – 7th 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 2023:
- 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)
27th March - 7th April
Stuart started sailing at the age of 7 and soon became addicted to the sport. Inspired from the age of 18 to go full-time into Olympic development, he campaigned his way into many international competitions which led to his debut in the 2012 Olympics in London where he won Silver in the 470 Class and then upgraded to the 49 ER where he walked away with a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics of 2020. Stuart shared that “It was certainly my greatest achievement to date and a perfect way to ‘hang up’ my Olympic boots.” Presently, Stuart has moved towards a professional sailing circuit and continues to compete with the best sailors in the world.
1st May – 12th May
If you are ready to make a change to your health and well-being and the way you get fit and stay fit then our WellFit programme could be for you.
These intensive, week-long training programmes aim to transform your body, attitude and approach to health and well-being. Our aim is to support and encourage you to help create a lasting change, nail those goals and hit those objectives.
WellFit is delivered by a range of world-class group fitness presenters, professional conditioning coaches and guest athletes who will help you develop a programme that will suit you and your body and help you get the most out of your vacation.
1st May - 12th May
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.
5th June – 30th 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 2023 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.
19th June – 30th June
Lauren graduated from The Urdang Academy in 2016 after 4 years of training as an all round professional dancer. On graduation, Lauren started her first contract with Celebrity Cruises as a specialist dancer, travelling to 23 countries performing as a dancer & an aerialist. On returning to London, Lauren went straight to work in the commercial industry, dancing for artists such as Dua Lipa, Nicole Scherzinger, Robbie Williams and performing on live tv shows such as The Brits, X-Factor Italia and live events like the World Games in Abu Dhabi. For the last year, Lauren moved into film and was a dancer & body double to a lead actress in a live action Disney Movie that will be released in 2024. This year Lauren will be performing in a new show, Lio, that has just arrived at London's Piccadilly Circus.
19th June – 30th June
Nicholas Tredrea, originally from New Zealand, has worked as a professional contemporary/ballet dancer in various venues and companies around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Royal Opera House and Dubai Opera. He has recently ventured into film and TV, with some credits including Mission Impossible 7, The Witcher, Snow White and Lockwood and Co.
5th June – 16th 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.
5th June – 16th June
Ian is probably best known for his role as one of the original professional dancers on The BBC’s hit show Strictly Come Dancing. Having appeared in eight series, he has built up a following of dedicated fans and has become a highly respected and recognisable figure and personality in the world of dance and television.
3rd July - 25th 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.
3rd July - 14th July
Steve Lewis was a member of both the 1988 and 1992 US Olympic track & field teams that competed in Seoul Korea and Barcelona Spain. While a freshman at UCLA, Steve won Gold Medals in the 400-meter dash and on the 4 x 400-meter relay team in the Seoul Olympic Games. Both performances were world records. He repeated both events from the Seoul Games in the Barcelona Games in 1992, winning a Silver Medal in the 400-meter dash and a Gold Medal on the 4 x 400-meter relay team, again breaking the World Record on the relay. Steve currently holds the World Junior Record in the 400 meters and has the distinction of being the youngest 400-meter dash champion in Olympic history. In 2004, Steve was inducted into the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame and in 2019 he was inducted into the United States track & field Hall of Fame.
17th July - 28th July
Lewis Moody is one of England rugby’s most decorated players, a World Cup winner in 2003, an icon at club level for Premiership Rugby’s Leicester Tigers, and former captain of his country. During his career, Lewis amassed over 250 senior appearances at club level, in addition to 71 caps for England.
31st July - 11th Aug
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.
14th Aug - 25th Aug
Donna has become a leader in equality diversity and inclusion with over 10 years of corporate experience within business, sport, leadership, well-being and PMA for both start-ups and established companies.
Donna Fraser OBE is a 4x Olympian and former 400m sprinter for Great Britain, with a successful athletics career which spanned over 20 years and has a host of European, Commonwealth and World medals.
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