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A Fitness Retreat That's Hardly Standard

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January 8, 2009 at 3:29 PM | by | Comment (1)

We’re going to wager that most of us would need a little detoxing after a week in SoBe. But why wait until the hangover wears off when you can get reinvigorated before the hangover even starts?

That’s our take, at least, on the Standard Miami’s new fitness retreats. As loyal readers will know, the Standard Miami is already known as somewhat of a bastion of Zen--at least in a yoga party sort of way. But now they’re partnering with NYC-based Method Fitness to offer weeklong retreats that really do sound pretty divine.

Mornings start early and fresh (hence the whole "before the hangover even starts" reference) with a yoga or tai chi class outdoors on the Standard’s yoga lawns. Throughout the day, guests can attend strength and core classes, boot camp workouts, biking or kayaking, plus “plenty of free time for guests to take advantage of the water sports and nightlife of South Beach.” So in other (our) words, it’s sort of like a guilt-free pass to be a lush once night falls.

The retreats are slated to be a year-round offering, but for now the schedule runs through March. Be warned, though, it’s a bit spendy: $3,950 a person for double occupancy, or $4,950 for singles.

Granted, that price tag includes all sorts of goodies, including six nights stay, three meals + two snacks daily (except Sat. and Sun., when you just get one meal each day), daily workouts and yoga classes led by pro trainers, a lifestyle and health evaluation (gulp), 60-minute massage, and access to the resort's gym and hydrotherapy facilities.

Why the Standard? Method Fitness program director David Guzman had nothing but love to heap on the Miami hotspot. "If we had designed the perfect site for our fitness retreats, it would be The Standard," he told us via email. "Lush outdoor yoga lawns, hot tub with waterfall, arctic plunge pool, fully equipped gym...The Standard has it all."

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From the UK

Quite a few people, (More and more in fact ) Are looking for this type of holiday with rest, and some light exercise. Maybe with a personal trainer and maybe not. But we are seeing the rise of these type of holidays more, and more.

<a href="http://www.workoutathome.co.uk/">http://www.workoutathome.co.uk/</a>

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