This just came across my desk, and I thought I'd pass this info along. I did write about going on a fitness vacation a few months back. Well, for those of you that have thoughts of ever doing such a thing, here's a good place to consider. They seem to have everything you'd ever want...
Escape to Shape
ESCAPE TO SHAPE was founded in 2006 to provide luxurious vacations that combine comfort, culture and fitness at exceptional destinations around the world, while respecting the environment along the way. Featured in Vogue in Feb 2009, this is a unique traveling spa concept with destinations changing throughout the year to give guests the opportunity to discover a new history, people, food and natural wonders of various cultures while toning the body and meeting new friends along the way. Additionally, Escape To Shape selects Eco-friendly accommodations, while never compromising on luxury along the way. Past guests have enjoyed African dance lessons in Cape Town, South Africa, stepped in the footprints of Jimi Hendrix in Essaouira, Morocco, have trekked horseback through the vineyards in Colonia, Uruguay and conquered Mt. Etna in Sicily. All this combined with luxurious accommodations, delicious food, Vinyasa flow yoga classes, hikes, culinary delights, cultural discoveries and language lessons daily.
Ideal for solo travelers (men and women) as well as for couples and groups of friends of ALL fitness levels and all ages. Escape To Shape takes the planning and stress out of a vacation, leaving more time for relaxation, exploration and pleasure.
Yoga guru, travel and fitness expert and entrepreneur Erica Gragg is one of the founders of Escape to Shape and offers guests the vast knowledge of her yoga expertise, cultural insight and intricate organization skills. Known for teaching a very powerful, yet playful "Vinyasa" flow, Erica’s practice is inspired by the subtle to the grand discoveries each individual makes through their practice.
All fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy products are organic and supplied from local producers. All excursion guides, chefs and staff are hand selected - the very best in their field- and trained by Escape To Shape, so as to support the local community and economy. Many of the Escape To Shape locations are self-sustained, utilizing solar and wind energy.
ESCAPE TO SHAPE’s program is a combination of:
- Luxurious, 5-star accommodations
- A total body workout, including yoga and/or Pilates, circuit training and hiking
- Delicious, organic local cuisine
- Cultural excursions and activities- from language classes to dance lessons
- Spa Treatments
St. Petersburg, Russia July 17-24
Taormina, Sicily Sept 18-October 9
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia November 20- December 2
ISTANBUL, TURKEY 2010
OMAN & PETRA, JORDAN - 2011
ESCAPE TO SHAPE’s accommodations, cuisine, excursions and spa treatments reflect the culture of each unique country they visit. The number of guests is limited so that everyone receives the attention and quality of service they expect and deserve.
Please visit the website at www.escapetoshape.com for more information.