Those who have not returned to their pre-holiday trimness may be considering extreme measures to shed those pounds. Consider one of the luxury boot camps which seem to be the new health farms. These luxury wellness retreats have been nicknamed “pamperdomes”, but the going can be tough.
Camp Biche in southwest France looks like a spa and sounds like a vacation, but don’t be fooled. Libby Pratt’s original luxury fitness boot camp – an oxymoron if ever I heard one – promises a “week long house party where you get fit, lose weight, eat delicious vegan food, drink wine and have fun”.
Those who have previously undertaken the challenge have described Camp Biche as one of the best experiences of their life. Guests stay in a gorgeous French manor house and can look forward to an hour-long massage every day. Perhaps after joining in the six yoga classes, Pilates, circuit training, intensive abs classes and long hikes, your aching muscles may need that soothing touch. The blow is softened with delicious gourmet vegan cuisine and a glass of wine whilst promising guests should shed 4.25% of their body fat on average, during a week-long stay. I remain a little skeptical of the weight loss, as I read that Tatler voted Camp Biche “one of the 1001 best spas in the world”.
by Gillian at Luxique Luxury Hotels