Stretch & Strength in the French Alps
Your Stretch & Strength holiday is a unique opportunity to improve your posture, flexibility and core strength, in the idyllic surroundings of the French Alps.
Type of Event
Saturday 14th - Saturday 21st June 2014
Saturday 21st - Saturday 28th June 2014
Première Zest are teaming up with fitness expert Roberta Trzebinski to provide a revitalising and energising summer retreat at our boutique chalet - THE PEAK
7 nights of luxury en-suite accommodation at THE PEAK
• A mix of Pilates, Yoga, TRX Suspension Training and ‘Body
Flying’ sessions with expert tutor Roberta Trzebinski
• Individual tips and advice from Roberta on all of the above
• Return airport transfers
• Delicious and varied breakfast every morning
• 3 course evening meals using local fresh produce
• Full use of THE PEAK’S wellness centre, sauna, steam room,
panoramic balcony Jacuzzi and private gym
• Guided walks in the beautiful surrounding mountain scenery
• A day at a famous Thermal Spa in Italy (entrance fee not included)
• Additional optional activities are available (additionally priced) , eg,
massage, reflexology, white water rafting, biking, swimming, etc.
(based on single occupancy)
TRX Suspension Training -
Using a simple piece of equipment with straps and handles one trains whilst suspended, either by hands or feet, generally with one anchor point.
The anchor point provides the ideal mix for strength and mobility, endurance, balance, coordination, flexibility, power and core strength across a wide range of resistance. Suspension uses gravity and movement to generate neuromuscular responses to changes in body positions. This challenges your nervous system at a high level and maximises the benefits of bodyweight exercises for faster results.
It is perfect for all abilities as individual intensity levels can be achieved within the same group. There are limitless ways of performing the exercises due to the planes and angles of motion.
The Pilates method, originally known as Contrology, was conceived during World War I in a British internment camp by Joseph Pilates. He strapped hooks and springs to a hospital bed so that he and other bedridden patients could exercise. The bed is now known as "The Cadillac". Moving to America in 1920, he met his wife Claire and together they opened a studio in New York City. The clientele consisted mainly of dancers to whom he taught his innovative method of exercise so that they could achieve a perfect body under the control of the mind.
Josef said of his body conditioning method of exercise:
"You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty and have a completely new body in thirty sessions"
This concept was created whilst combining various disciplines such as pilates, yoga, gymnastics and stretching, giving one the ability to move the body 360 degrees using a suspension tool.
The sling and the six handles support the body without limitations on range of movement which would otherwise be imposed by gravity. When BodyFlying one can hold a static position or move and train the whole body.
It is a wonderful discipline for those wanting to train the whole body whilst improving flexiblility and co-ordination and for those who want to improve posture and release compression in the spine.
Roberta created this moderate intensity workout routine which requires minimum set up and combines bodyweight and balance movements borrowed from yoga, pilates and dance. Move within your inner rhythm and find your own way to build endurance, convert fat into muscle and condition your entire body.