We travel a lot here at House of Coco and we are becoming more obsessed with trying to keep fit and healthy whilst we travel, it must be a sign of getting old. Hot on the heels of the opening of its sensational, sociable new spa ‘village’, Javvu Spa, maverick Maldives luxury resort Amilla Fushi has stepped up its one-island wellness revolution by confirming an exclusive partnership with Bodyism, the global healthy living phenomenon which counts Hollywood stars, supermodels and royalty amongst its devotees.
From 10 March, guests at Amilla Fushi will be able to benefit from the transformative, empowering effects of James Duigan’s renowned holistic ‘Clean and Lean’ philosophy, with Bodyism personal training, classes and sessions complimented by a selection of Clean and Lean menu options at the island’s restaurants. Duigan will personally inaugurate the new partnership with Amilla by leading a special Easter Wellness Tree House Retreat, including a personal wellness and fitness consultation upon arrival; all meals – and minibar snacks – from a specially designed healthy menu; and a variety of 50-minute, results-driven spa treatments, fitness or wellness classes that are designed to re-establish energy flows, increase circulation and create a foundation for balance, health and wellness.
10 years ago, Bodyism founder James Duigan made it his mission to transform people’s lives by empowering them to realise their physical and mental potential, so they can experience a happier and healthier life. While building a glittering celebrity client list as a highly sought-after personal trainer, Duigan began to focus on listening to his clients’ bodies, so they could improve their range of movement and posture, and enjoy injury-free movement for years to come – and the Bodyism concept was born. Later, after realising that many of his clients struggled to find time to eat well, Duigan and his wife and business partner Christiane devised the Clean and Lean philosophy, encouraging people to nourish their body from the inside out through mindful eating, regular exercise and healthy long-term lifestyle decisions.
As part of the growing global network of Bodyism wellness hubs, Amilla’s Javvu Spa will offer signature personal training, classes and sessions to help guests transform their bodies and feel amazing. Bodyism personal training programmes are founded on the belief that movement is medicine, adopting an innovative, holistic approach and incorporating a wide spectrum of techniques focused on alignment, posture, intelligent weight training, functional movement, yoga, stretching and Pilates. All personal training programmes are personally tailored, beginning with a Body Oracle consultation to assess how the individual’s body functions.
Alongside personal training programmes, guests can also take part in Bodyism sessions such as the Clean and Lean Class – a holistic, form-focused class and the blueprint for creating a long, lean, beautiful body – or its higher-intensity equivalent, the Clean and Lean Warrior; Bodyism Ballet, focused on attaining graceful posture and maximising core strength; Bodyism Yoga, aimed at bringing freedom of movement to body and mind; and B Calm, for unwinding and balancing the natural rhythms of mind and body.
Key to the holistic Bodyism philosophy is the need to eat well in order to achieve a rounded sense of wellness and boost the effectiveness of training. With this in mind, the Bodyism Performance Specialists at Amilla Fushi will also recommend and provide individually selected Clean and Lean supplements for guests, while a new Island Café by Clean and Lean, located within Javvu Spa, will offer menu options designed according to the Clean and Lean Food philosophy: clean, unprocessed, led by ingredients not calories, sweetened wisely, and gluten free. This is utterly delicious clean eating, far removed from stereotypical ‘health food’ – think starters of raw pad Thai or sautéed scallops, aubergine purée, roast peppers and salsa verde; mouthwatering mains like harissa-marinated free range chicken with cauliflower rice with red onion, sautéed mushrooms and kale or chickpea, squash and spinach jalfrezi with coriander chutney; and guilt-free desserts, from homemade Clean and Lean seasonal crumbles to grilled pineapple with raw wild honey, lime and saffron anglaise.
**Having succeeded in bringing Bodyism to its guests, Amilla’s wellness revolution continues to gather pace: watch this space for news of its new Wellness Tree Houses – private spa ‘nests’ amongst the treetops!**
Starting from GB£1,126 per person per night, Amilla’s special Easter Wellness Tree House Retreat by Bodyism includes:
- Accommodation in one of Amilla Fushi’s new Wellness Tree Houses
- A wellness and fitness consultation session upon arrival
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner from a specially designed Clean and Lean menu
- Healthy minibar snacks delivered to guests’ Island Home twice a day
- Daily 50-minute spa treatment
- Twice daily fitness and wellness movement activity overseen by the Bodyism team
Price shown is subject to availability, based on two sharing and excluding tax and service. Valid for travel until 10 April 2016. For further information and reservations visit www.amilla.mv or call tel: +960 66 06 444.