Pilates reformer holiday

Koh Samui Island, Koh Samui, Thailand

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Holiday Itinerary

This 8 night/9 day Pilates reformer holiday begins with a posture assessment and an initial wellness consultant where you will talk to your certified Pilates teacher about your goals for the week and any injuries or ailments you may have.

After that, your Pilates programme begins with a foundation course that teaches you the safe operation of the reformers and basic movements and choreography. Following this mandatory opener, you get the chance to participate in two of the retreat's signature Pilates reformer classes every day of your stay.

Choose between Butt & Thigh programmes, designed to give the lower body a power workout, Fit & Tone classes, a total body workout aimed at making you longer and leaner, and an Abs & Arms programmes which homes in on your core ‘powerhouse’ and will help to define your arms.

As well as taking group Pilates classes, you’ll work on your personal goals and target injuries or specific physical or health problems in two private reformer sessions. During the class, you’ll receive the undivided attention of a certified Pilates trainer who will take you through each exercise of a tailor-made programme carefully checking your movements and placements.

As well as Pilates, guests are free to take part in other group fitness classes offered by the retreat which include bootcamp sessions, chi gong or circuit training.

Classes are all relaxed and fun with plenty of variation throughout your stay. All of the sessions are meticulously designed for maximum results and optimum safety by an International Master of Pilates.

When you aren’t toning, strengthening and elongating, enjoy your three complimentary therapies at the retreat’s luxury spa. Reenergise yourself with an open-air Thai stretch massage that will mobilise your joints and knead away tensions. You can also enjoy a rejuvenation treatment, designed specifically for athletes post-exercise. This firm massage will help to relieve muscular pain as well as any joint problems you may experience. Your final complimentary treatment is a back, neck and shoulders massage which will ease away pains, improve your circulation and induce deep relaxation.

Otherwise, you'll find plenty to do around the retreat. Enjoy a refreshing drink from the pool juice bar, unwind around the serene infinity pool or visit the herbal steam room and infrared sauna.

Head to the restaurant where you will find healthy and carefully-planned meals to compliment your Pilates programme throughout your stay. For the more adventurous, jungle safaris, elephant tracking trips, and diving, snorkeling and island boat excursions can also be arranged.

Who is this suitable for?
- The reformer Pilates holiday is suitable for all levels from complete beginner to more experienced
- All new guests will take a foundation lesson which introduces the reformer, it’s principles and the choreography of exercises, as well as demonstrates how to stay safe while exercising
- Beginner levels will benefit from the excellent standard of tuition in an encouraging environment, and more advanced students will enjoy enhancing their level in a stunning setting
- The minimum age is 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 all year round 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 is generally after 2pm on day 1 and check out is by 12 noon on day 9 (although these timings are flexible)

Typical itinerary
Please note: Pilates and fitness classes are optional, so you can choose to take as many or few as you wish
- Please note this itinerary is for guidance only and is an example itinerary:

Day 1
- Receive your free pick up from Koh Samui airport and check into your room at the retreat any time after 2pm
- 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
- In the evening, enjoy your welcome arrival dinner

Days 2-8
- Get your day off to the best start with a nutritious breakfast at the restaurant
- Begin by learning the basics during your compulsory reformer foundation class
- Afterwards, kick start your Pilates programme with an Abs and Arms, Fit & Tone or Butt & Thighs class (depending on the day’s schedule)
- Following your class, enjoy a well-deserved and complimentary massage, relax by the pool or visit the sanctuary’s spa
- Alternatively, attend the optional fitness class at 1pm in the fitness studio
- Enjoy a long lunch in the spacious restaurant or on the outdoor deck which has beautiful views over the Gulf of Thailand
- Another optional Pilates class takes place at 3pm and could be an Abs & Arms, Fit & Tone or Butt & Thighs class, depending on the day’s timetable
- Spend the afternoon at your leisure and relax after Pilates in the fantastic steam room and infinity swimming pool
- The final optional Pilates session of the day begins at 6.15pm (Abs & Arms, Fit & Tone or Butt & Thighs)
- Enjoy a light dinner at the healthy restaurant
- The evenings will be free for you to visit the movie room, take a walk through the tropical gardens or unwind in the steam room before a well-deserved sleep

Day 9
- Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the restaurant before checking out by 12 noon
- Take your complimentary transfer to Koh Samui airport and leave the retreat feeling refreshed and revitalised

Where will I practise Pilates?
- Pilates is practised in specialist onsite studios

About your teachers
- All of the Pilates trainers are certified and have years of teaching experience
- Each of the Pilates classes has been meticulously designed by an International Master Trainer to ensure maximum results and safety

What will I learn?
- You’ll learn the core principles of Pilates, a systematic order of exercising on the reformer and the safe operation of the equipment
- Abs & Arms sessions will teach you how to use the reformer to tone your core and strengthen and define your arms
- Butt & Thigh programs will equip you with the exercises to give your lower body a great workout
- Fit & Tone classes will work your whole body, helping to elongate, shape and tone it
- Each individual session taught during the six days is different, meaning you won’t tire from the same movements and placements
- Guests can choose which classes they take according to their own body and wellbeing goals and can take as many or as few as they wish during their stay

Optional fitness classes
- Optional fitness classes are included in the course price and take place in the onsite fitness studio
- There is generally one fitness class a day and sometimes two in peak season
- Classes must be booked in advance at the reception desk before 10pm the day before
- Fitness classes take place at 1pm and last for 1 hour
- Fitness classes may include circuit training, chi gong and bootcamp classes
- You will receive a timetable of classes for the week upon arrival

Optional extra treatments / massages
- Your Pilates holiday includes 2 x 60-minute Thai massage, 2 x 60-minute rejuvenation massage and a 1 x 45-minute back, neck and shoulder massage
- Guests receive a 10% discount on all additional detox and spa treatments, a range of which are available at the spa and can be booked and paid for at reception

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 (prices are based on pool view rooms)
- All rooms have a small private balcony looking over the retreat where you can relax and enjoy the view
- 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 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 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?
- Choose two dishes for breakfast from a selection of fruits, muesli, yogurts, omelettes and traditional Thai specialties
- Lunches and evening meals are served during your stay, including breakfast on your day of departure
- The restaurant provides a selection of healthy vegetarian dishes, salads, soups and desserts
- The focus is on healthy eating at the retreat, with fresh local produce being used as much as possible
- A poolside juice bar offers refreshing and healthy drinks throughout the day

What should I bring?
- Please bring comfortable clothing you can move in easily for Pilates, yet are fitted enough to allow your teacher to see and correct your placement
- It can be hot so please bring clothing that is suitable for hot weather

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