Fitness and wellbeing holiday

Koh Samui Island, Koh Samui, Thailand

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Whether you want to improve your current level of fitness or kickstart a new regime, this fitness and wellbeing holiday at a boutique Thai spa in Koh Samui offers a programme uniquely designed for you, and for every part of you. The retreat’s holistic approach combines workouts, massage, treatments and delicious, nutritious food, for lasting vitality.

In the calm luxury of the holistic retreat, your fitness is assessed upon arrival by highly experienced staff so that a tailor made programme for your stay can be created. Your personalised programme will mix individual training sessions with optional group classes, intense activity with total therapeutic relaxation.

A range of training, from several kinds of yoga to boot camp classes, Pilates for core strengthening, cardio-vascular workouts and working with weights, takes place indoors and out. Muay Thai, a popular mixed martial art, is taught and you might even might become a nak muay farang, or foreign boxer.

After your exertions, dip into the range of therapeutic massages included, each for different moods, available in the spa retreat’s private rooms or the open air sala. The massage treatments available are tailored towards athletes for treating joints and muscles, pressure point massage combining traditional Thai with the manipulation of acupressure points to release blocked energy, and also Thai massages with herbal compresses is one of several gentler massages for simple bliss.

Ravenous after all your exercise, massages and swimming in the infinity pool, take yourself to the Love Kitchen for the delicious all day breakfast, tangy salads and fragrant noodles, raw and steamed fruits and vegetables, classic and original Thai, Indonesian and Mediterranean dishes, and fresh-caught seafood. Using organic ingredients from local sources, the Love Kitchen bakes its own bread and muffins and produces sauces and dressings from scratch, producing irresistibly nutritious dishes for vegetarians and carnivores alike.

This luxury spa resort is spectacularly located on Koh Samui Island, Thailand. Take time out from your schedule to get some sand between your toes, inhale the scents of tropical flowers, stand still and look up at the sky. At bedtime in your Moroccan-inspired rooms, stretched, toned, oiled and pummelled, drifting, totally relaxed, to loose-limbed sleep, you’ll agree that this is a rare paradise.

Who is this suitable for?
- The fitness retreat has been specially designed for clients who are looking to improve their fitness levels or kickstart a fitness regime
- The retreat applies a holistic approach to the fitness program, combining fitness classes with massages and healthy food
- The course is suitable for all levels of fitness and you do not have to have any experience in the activities such as yoga to join the course
- The program has been designed specifically to accommodate all fitness levels including those who are unfit or have low fitness levels
- You will be given a personal program suited to your level of fitness
- Minimum age 18

I'm travelling solo - can I join?
- Many solo guests travel on this wellbeing holiday and there are plenty of group activities where you will meet fellow guests
- Each guest is allocated a private ensuite room and there is NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
- If two people travel together and share a room, a discount is offered

When can I start?
- Arrival days are flexible and the course runs daily from January to December so you can arrive any day that suits you
- The course duration is 8 nights/9 days
- If you wish to stay for extra nights, please email hello@golearnto.com to check availability and prices and we will do our best to accommodate you
- Check in after 2pm on day 1 and check out by 12 noon on day 9 (these timings can be flexible)

Typical itinerary
Please note: This itinerary is for guidance only and is subject to change depending on the group and individual’s fitness needs and at the teacher’s discretion. Classes are optional and times can change, but the itinerary is typically as follows:

Day 1 – Arrival day
- Receive your free picked up from Koh Samui airport and check into your room at the retreat any time after 2pm
- You will have an in-depth fitness consultation with a trained specialist prior to beginning the course, where the wellbeing and fitness specialist will assess your fitness level and guide you through the program and answer any questions you might have (the time of this consultation will be confirmed upon arrival)
- The specialist will then create a personalised fitness plan for you based on your health and what you are looking to achieve from your stay
- The afternoon is spent at your leisure – wander through the tropical gardens, take a dip in the infinity pool or relax on a sun lounger
- Enjoy a welcome dinner in the evening

Days 2-8 – The fitness and wellbeing program
- Start the day at 7am with a healthy and nutritious breakfast served at the restaurant
- Your first optional group fitness class will take place at 8:30am and is a great way to wake up and prepare your body for the day ahead
- After the class, enjoy a freshly prepared power blast fruit shake at the outdoor bar at 10am to refresh you
- You will have your first personalised fitness session at 10:30am with your personal trainer, who will make sure that you enjoy your workout in a fun and relaxing environment
- Lunch is served in the Love Kitchen restaurant at 12:00pm, which you can -follow with a gentle swim and relax by the swimming pool or relaxing in the beautiful gardens
- In the afternoon, it’s time for your revitalising massage session or therapeutic healing therapy to help sooth your muscles with a little pampering
- At 4:30pm, there is an optional group yoga class designed to really allow you to unwind and focus on the practice and this yoga class could be detox yoga, hatha or gentle flow etc., and the exact schedule and class will be confirmed daily
- A nourishing and organic dinner is served at 6:30pm in the retreats restaurant 
- The evenings will be free for you to relax at the boutique retreat and watch a movie in the specially created on-site theatre at 8pm before returning to bed relaxed and invigorated

Day 9 – Departure day
- This morning you will have a final fitness consultation with your specialist to reflect on your progress during your stay and you will receive a personalised workout program to take home with you
- Check out by 12 noon to take your complementary transfer to Koh Samui airport where you will return home feeling relaxed, restored and revived

Where will I have my fitness classes?
- Fitness classes take place in the spacious on-site fitness studio and also in the stunning gardens of the retreat for outdoor classes
- Optional yoga classes will take place in one of the three specialist on-site yoga studios with lovely views of the retreat
- Optional group fitness classes or yoga classes must be booked in advance at the reception desk before 10pm the day before the class

What will I learn?
- A wide range of fitness styles and classes will be taught during your stay, which aim to cater for all levels of fitness
- The retreat combines fitness with a holistic approach, and there are optional daily yoga classes offered to relax and stimulate the body
- You will have an initial fitness assessment by one of the specialists who will then create a personalised fitness plan for you to during your stay
- Fitness classes may include cardio vascular workout, weight training sessions, boot camp workout, Pilates reformer sessions and Muay Thai
- The aim is to learn to work all different parts of your body efficiently through resistance and cardio vascular training
- The variety of fitness classes and yoga sessions aims to improve your flexibility and the yoga classes are the perfect balance to the fitness classes

About your instructors
- All instructors are fully trained and are there to encourage you to push yourself at a level that you are comfortable with
- Fitness instructors will are experienced in their fields and are internationally-trained in their fields to ensure you receive a variety of activities during your stay
- Yoga teacher Jana is originally from Germany and has been a teacher at the retreat since 2007 when she successfully passed the Yoga’s Hot Teacher Training Program
- Jana has trained under various teachers and became a certified Yin Yoga teacher in 2009
- Originally from Singapore, Claire left her banking career in 2003 to embark on a teacher training course in Ashtanga yoga and has never looked back
- Wellness consultant Janelle will be on hand to ensure your massage treatments and therapies are as relaxing as possible!

Optional extra treatments / massages
- Your holiday includes a range of massage and therapy treatments, but you can book additional treatments if you wish during your stay for an extra cost
- A wide range of treatments are available in the detox and spa centre such as massages and wellness treatments and you receive an additional 10% discount on all spa and detox treatments during your stay
- If you wish to book a treatment, the staff on reception can help you arrange treatments during your stay and will be paid for locally

Where will I be staying?
- The boutique resort is decorated in a beautiful Moroccan inspired theme with rich and soothing colour schemes and unique decorative details
- The resort has 38 luxurious bedrooms with queen size or king size beds
- Bedrooms are decorated to a high standard and are very spacious and airy
- Rooms are less that 50m from the sea and either have a view of the infinity pool or a sea view
- All rooms have a small private balcony looking over the retreat where you can relax and enjoy the view (prices are based on pool view rooms)
- All rooms have air-conditioning and ceiling fans, a desk, safe, mini-fridge, hair dryer, telephone, range of local toiletries and a small terrace where you can relax and enjoy the picturesque views
- The retreat boasts large tropical gardens which are perfect to explore on long sunny days
- The on-site fitness studio is the perfect place to improve your fitness level
- There are 3 yoga studios – the Jungle, Pool and Ocean Studios – all of which have different views and their own ventilation systems
- The on-site detox centre has seven treatment rooms which offer a wide range of treatments
- The wellness spa centre has four treatment rooms as well as a beautiful outdoor open air massage centre
- The nutritious restaurant serves a wide choice of healthy dishes and smoothies daily
- There are plenty of outdoor and indoor seating areas with views of the infinity pool and the sea
- Free WiFi access is available at the retreat during your stay
- The large infinity swimming pool is the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun
- There is also a large herbal steam room and far infrared sauna
- Accommodation is included for 8 nights / 9 days
- Check in any time after 2pm on day 1 and check out by 12 noon on day 9

Are meals included?
- You will have 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners included during your stay
- Breakfast is a healthy buffet prepared freshly that morning
- A light lunch is served in the afternoon, usually a selection of healthy vegetarian dishes, superfood salads, soups and desserts
- Power blast super shakes are served once a day from day 2-8 and these are designed to keep your energy levels high for your fitness classes
- The focus is on healthy and organic eating at the retreat, with fresh local produce being used as much as possible

What can I do in my free time?
- Free daily bus transfers to Chawng, the nearest town, are offered by the retreat where you can explore the surrounding area and restaurants
- There are plenty of treatments available at the on-site detox and spa centre
- Beautiful beaches are less than 50 metres away and can be reached on foot
-The retreat offers fitness classes which are free of charge and can be joined locally
- The reception desk will give you lots of information on what activities are on offer in the local area and how to get there