by Joseph Pastrana
The cooler, winter months, hectic with festive and indulgent holiday parties and dinners, make itparticularlyeasytogainweight. Youcanavoidthisalltoocommonlikelihood, getintothe best shape of your life, and enjoy a week-long getaway to a tropical paradise at the same time. TheArtofYou – createdbyacclaimedNewYorkcelebrityfitnesstrainerTerriWalsh – is luxuryfitnessretreatinsun-drenchedCostaRica. Customdesignedtosuitindividualneeds, Terri takes you on an eight day and seven night journey that explores your strengths, challenges your stamina and ultimately leaves you feeling and looking amazing.
"Idesignedthisretreatasatotalexperiencethatbringstogetherthebestcircumstancesfor achievingincredibleresults," saysTerri. Havingtrainedsomanydifferentpeople through the years, I know how important it is to engage, not just your body but your mind and soul as well. First, removing you from your natural environment and surrounding you with nature’s breathtakingbeautygivesyouasenseofrenewedpurpose, tohelpfocusyouremotionsand intent. My assessment of your physical state then allows me to create a program suited to your needs.
Theretreatincludesyourstayandhealthymeals(fresh, locally-grownfood, alsocarefully plannedbyTerriwithdueaccommodationofspecificdietaryrequirementsandpreferences - includingglutenfree, dairyfree, vegetarian, veganandpaleo baseddiets), overallfitness assessment, dailymeasurementswithimagestovisuallytrackprogress, customworkout and strength training prescription based on a prior Facetime or Skype consultation with Terri.
As a base of determining precisely what you need, Terri provides three fundamental categories fromwhichtochoose: Detox& Push isintensiveandgoal-specificforbrides-to-beorthose with upcoming photo shoots or events in mind; Reset & Renew is for rebooting healthy habits and overall rejuvenation; and Jump Start & Focus is geared toward serious fitness and weightloss. YourneedswilldeterminehowTerriwilldesignsan appropriateregimen, usinghervery own ART (Active Resistance Training)® Method – a definitive fitness practice that engages the body’s four active resistance points.
TheArtofYouLuxuryFitnessRetreatstartsat$15,000.00 forindividualsto$20,000fora couple(there’sonlyonevilla) Sunday to Sunday(orcustomdaterangeavailableatadditionalcost) and requiresbooking30-daysinadvancetoproperlyplaneverything. TheflightintoJuanSanta MariaInternationalairport inAlajuela, CostaRicaisnotincuded, butafterarrival, the connectingdomesticflighttotheretreatiscoveredandwill bearrangedbyTerri. Fromthe momentyouarriveataprivatevillainManuelAntonio, youwillbesweptawayto a meticulouslycraftedblendofstrengthtrainingandconditioningwork- outsamidstabeach, waterfallor jungle setting, alternated with endurance adventure hikes, activities, and massage treatments to support energy levels and recovery. After a transformative week, you may never want to leave.
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