This year’s fitness retreat will be May 26 to June 2. Join us and kick start your summer with a week of fitness, culture, and world-class outdoor sports in a postcard-like setting. It’s going to be fantastic and, as usual, is extremely affordable.
Check out Alisa and Bruce’s site, Raison d’Art, for detailed info:
our urban hub: st. antonin noble val
My version of fitness camp might not be what you’re envisioning if you look at my athlete/trainer profile. While I train hard, recreate at a higher standard than most, and occasionally compete in a national or world-level event, the main reason I do it all is that I believe in enjoying life to its fullest and I just happen to find this stuff fun. So when we say this is a fitness camp in France, particular emphasis should be placed on the France part of that. The main goal of these camps is to have a unique cultural experience. It’s not fat camp. It’s life camp. And hence the reason last year’s retreat theme was ‘la bonne vie’, or the good life.
meals are decidedly french (relaxed)
with nothing but fresh foods that we procure locally
This isn’t to say you won’t get much exercise. We’ll earn our meals for sure. Those who choose to participate in all the activities will get 4-6 hours of exercise daily, not counting sight-seeing, shopping, wine-induced night swims and such. Each workout and activity will have various levels to allow you to choose your own personal intensity setting. The emphasis will be on education. Our retreat is only a week but the goal is for you to take away knowledge that you’ll put to use for the rest of your life.
“That was a lifesaving exercise for me. Whatever werid muscle it’s designed to stretch had been bothering me for over a year and hasn’t hurt since:) Thank you Steve!”
– Michelle Beronja Wilkins
kayaking in the aveyron gorge
We’ve capped of people so that there will be ample one on one time for any personal issues to get addressed in as much depth as you’d like. You’ll have the option of a pre and post camp fitness assessment we’re you’ll get a good idea of both your strengths and weaknesses so you can leave with a fitness plan in mind.
Since I’m an outdoor athlete you’ll have this option too. How much you participate is voluntary but, since we’ll be surrounded by world class climbing, cycling, kayaking, and hiking terrain, there will be a daily outdoor sports component. We’re professional guides, so no experience is necessary. You’ll be missing out if you don’t take part.
the riding tends to be picturesque
But mainly it’s about fun. You can live hard and play hard. In fact, when I’m balancing both is when I’m the most relaxed. “A sante!”, to heath, as they say in France, which will be our theme. We’ll challenge ourselves, learning something new, and then reward ourselves with the amenities of rural France. La bonne vie!
the castle village of najac also has epic mtn bike riding
“I feel better than I have in years. It’s been, by far, the best I’ve ever eaten in my life.”
– Dave Talsky, Mammoth Lakes, Ca.
7am – wake up yoga
7:30 – 8:30 aerobic ruke (run/ hike to get your metabolism going)
8:30 – 8:45 eye opener workout (optional – high intensity interval session)
11:00- 1:00 pm daily activity (run, adventure ruke, bike, kayak, climb)
1:00 – 2:00 lunch
3:00 – 5:30 Free time (sight see, shop, chill…)
5:30 – 6:30 evening workout (progressive difficulty, drop out when you feel like it)
7:00 -8:00 dinner
8:00 post dinnner training digestion session (sunset hike, mobility training)
8:30 apres social
For more pics here’s last year’s announcement: