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Get fit this autumn at Chateau Lou Casteou’s luxury 5-day fitness break

Luxury residence Chateau Lou Casteou in the South of France, has announced the dates of it’s next luxury fitness retreat Body Tonic, to be held 20th – 24th September, 2017.

Held in the beautiful French Riviera countryside, the fitness retreat at Lou Casteou provides guests with a balance of energetic, fun training and dance classes, stunning coastal and mountain treks, healthy gourmet meals and chateau accommodation.

New to the program this season are a tennis academy and HIIT classes – interval training involving repeated short bouts of high-intensity exercise followed by brief recovery periods.

Body Tonic is designed to appeal to all ages and levels of fitness, whether seeking to improve strength and well-being or kick start a healthy regime.

Chateau Lou Casteou
Lou Casteou is situated in the Esterel Mountains between Cannes and St. Tropez

The fitness program is led by David Higgins and Dan Tegg. David is a charismatic and enthusiastic personal trainer with years of experience, while Dan is a highly skilled tennis and performance fitness coach, and together they assess levels of fitness and guide guests throughout their stays.

Fitness classes include stretching, core and kettlebells, boxercise, TRX strengthening and toning exercises, cardio blast, circuit training, water aerobics, legs, bums and tums classes and a relaxing massage. The programme also includes kayaking and treks along the stunning coastal routes.

Guests stay at the luxurious chateau on an all-inclusive basis. All meals, drinks and wines are included. Body Tonic’s talented chef creates delicious, low-carbohydrate, nutritionally balanced plates, prepared from the best local ingredients.

Body Tonic is priced at £1,550pp for a private en-suite room with sea- or mountain-view or £1,350pp for two guests sharing a room. Price includes five days’ accommodation, all meals with wine, a champagne reception, daily fitness and dance classes, coastal treks, water aerobics, one massage, yoga and stretching classes and transfers from Nice airport.

Owners Chris and Morag Baxter have restored and furnished Lou Casteou to reflect it’s origins as a country house ( built in 1904 ), and have added discreet touches of modern luxury such as a heated outdoor swimming pool and 40 seater home cinema.

The cloisters and courtyard provide a relaxing retreat at the end of a busy day

The chateau can accommodate 32 guests in luxury, with inside and outside reception areas, for events of up to 200 people. Lou Casteou offers weddings, with blessings at Lou Casteou’s small historic chapel, or within the chateau’s grounds. With full board room facilities, the property also caters for conferences and formal events.

Lou Casteou is situated in the Esterel Mountains between Cannes and St. Tropez; forty minutes’ drive from Nice airport and five minutes from sandy beaches, excellent sports facilities, boutiques and restaurants.

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