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You'll Be Up in the Gym Working On Your (Pilates) Fitness at Parrot Cay

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July 31, 2009 at 4:45 PM | by | ()

Until contemporary Pilates teacher to the stars, Mari Winsor recently kicked our ass in a private Malibu Pilates session at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, we really liked this "lets get moving, sculpt and lose weight" approach to exercise. But, there’s something kinda humbling (okay, pathetic) about getting your butt kicked by someone as least two decades your senior. Ouch.

Anyway, instead of going balls to the wall for a one hour, pain inducing power session, we’re way more inclined to take a retreat approach to Pilates, which is why we’re excited about Parrot Cay’s “Strength Without Struggle” 6-day Pilates retreat scheduled for November 8-14, 2009. It's way out of our personal budget, but if you've got the dough, it seems like a good, all-about-me-time, deal.

Here are the highlights of what the private island Turks & Caicos resort has planned for the six-night stay of body and soul goodness:

Parrot Cay’s first Pilates retreat, “Strength Without Struggle” will be conducted by the resort’s own Resident Teacher, Lynda Lippin. It was planned in response to a growing demand from guests who have had the opportunity to work with Lynda over the past year and a half. She has been practicing Pilates for over 20 years and teaching for 18. She trained under Romana Krfzanowska, Kathy Grant, and Eve Gentry, among others. Anyway, participants can expect to experience over 16 hours of Pilates classes spread out over a five-day period, with an emphasis on addressing specific body stress concerns. (Lippin’s well-known for her sports therapy and rehabilitative approach to Pilates.)

Of course, such a retreat doesn't come cheap. It's going to cost you about a $1,000 a day. Specifically, the package costs $6,026 (single occupancy) or $9,014 (double occupancy), and includes: six nights accommodation, full American breakfast daily, lunch, and dinner daily, 16 hours of group Pilates and one private evaluation session and return airport transfers.

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