For many, exercise and holiday are mutually exclusive. The idea (apparently) seems horrific. But He and I LOVE our daily swim or run or yoga etc while on family trips abroad. For one it allows us to avoid childcare for an hour or so and, of course, it gives us carte blanche to eat and eat and eat…
It is clear that 38 Degrees North*, dreamt up by an Ibizan-adoring husband and wife team, caters for holidayers just like us. Located in the spa at Aguas de Ibiza, the heath and fitness duo offer solutions from those wanting a full detox and sizable weight loss to those who simply fancy a family circuits session….
Kelly and James haven’t always been addicted to the healthy lifestyle. They explained to me that with BIG corporate jobs in London they were visiting the island and, on one particular trip, they spotted a gym space for sale. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Anyway, during my 5 day stay at Aguas, 38 Degrees North wooed me. Divine juices were sent to my room. An invitation to meet James on the beach pre-breakfast popped into my in-box (oh and do bring the family along too, he added). And – as soon as I clapped my eyes on the underwater spinning bikes – Victor the happy-house-dancing instructor was sent for so that I could ‘experience a class’.
The spa is ENORMOUS under the whiter than white hotel. With a huge variety of hot and cold environments, underwater massage beds and even a feng shui’d pool with light therapy.
38 Degrees North offers bespoke packages (to fit your personal goals) and, quite frankly, I am already looking for some girlfriends to join me in a 3 or 4 day fitness retreat. Don’t get me wrong, I’d always use the opportunity (wisely) to party at night but each morning I’d start over again with a juice, a workout, a massage and a good gossip with Kelly who seems like an awful lot of fun.
38 Degrees North (enq +34 971 338093) runs Flexible Fitness Breaks which include one personal training session per day, access to their group classes and the luxury spa at Aguas de Ibiza. For the personal training session you can choose from a selection of activities including yoga, pilates, coastal hike or run, beach circuits, yoga, meditation plus more. Also included is one excursion during the break – you can choose from Stand Up Paddle Boarding (you do yoga on the board), Mountain biking or a scenic hike. You can also access the group classes, a choice of 3-5 activities per day including Yoga, Pilates, Circuits, Aqua Spinning and Dance. The Aguas De Ibiza Spa has a sauna, hamman, steam room, three pools with hydromassage jets, jacuzzis and an exercise pool.
* Ibiza’s coordinates are 38° 58?N/ 1° 32?W (Clever huh!?)