The alternative Ibiza: Detoxing & fitness holidays at 38 Degrees North
Long celebrated for its hedonistic charms, Ibiza is quickly becoming the go-to place for those looking for a health and wellbeing boost. One of the pioneers of this movement is James Davis, who founded fitness retreat 38 Degrees North on the island in 2011; and from where he has been transforming lives through optimal fitness from that day forward.
Based in the north of Ibiza, 38 Degrees North offer fitness holidays on a residential and non-residential basis, partnering with some of the leading luxury hotels on the island, there is no room sharing or a crowded villa, just a perfect combination of fitness and holiday mixed together.
Nestled in the coastal town of Santa Eulalia, overlooking the sea, beaches and stunning scenery, the retreat uses the beautiful outdoors to its best advantage, with carefully conceived exercises to strengthen, tone, burn fat, raise metabolic rates, improve flexibility, and for all round fitness and mental focus. It is the perfect base for a detoxing, de-stressing, wellbeing fitness holiday surrounded by landscapes of imposing mountains and stunning beaches.
The retreat’s team is made up of an exceptional group of mind and body experts: ranging from a former UK Kickboxing Champion, ex-Army PT, paddle boarding instructors, nutritionist, chiropractor, to a ‘transformational coach’ along with dancing, Yoga and Pilates teachers. The fitness programme mixes up yoga, circuits, running, boxing, cycling and aerobics with outdoor activities focused on getting guests out to see the hidden parts of this wonderful island: stand up paddle boarding across turquoise seas and mountain biking along pine scented trails.
Mixing exercise sessions with soothing therapies and advice on nutrition, this private retreat is ideal for everyone, from parents to businessmen and women looking to increase wellness. Personal training sessions are combined with group exercise classes, including rooftop yoga, Pilates and power ballet as well as stand-up paddle boarding sessions. Indeed, 38 Degrees North is the ideal balance of sunshine and sea with an incredible fitness team, world-class tuition, a lovely spa, and a cleverly balanced seasonal menu; all guaranteeing guests leave feeling like a better version of themselves.
38 Degrees North offers long weekend programmes such as the recently launched “Healthy Hedonism”. This is designed to push fitness levels in a stunning setting, whipping members into shape through a series of challenging exercises. The final day includes indulging on a private yacht trip complete with beach games and sun down drinks followed by dinner at the exclusive Blue Marlin restaurant.
Thursday sees the arrival on Ibiza with training commencing Friday morning. Across the two fitness days, activities such as yoga, Pilates, kickboxing will be offered as well as outdoor workouts involving traditional strength and conditioning and core fitness. After finishing the programme, refreshed and rejuvenated guests will be ready to explore the famed nightlife that Ibiza has to offer.
Staying at the Aguas de Ibiza, buffet breakfasts and healthy lunches are provided leaving the evenings for guests to venture into the town to enjoy local delicacies at the excellent nearby restaurants. Guests will be offered staff recommendations on which options to choose from in addition to the Revitalising menu available at the hotel. Sunday night comprises a restaurant dinner and guest list entry into one of Ibiza’s legendary nightclubs.
The programme runs from Thursday 1st to Monday 5th of October 2015 at a price of £1582 or £2024 dependent on shared or single 5* accommodation and activities (excluding flights).
Healthy Hedonism will be available at 38 Degrees North between May and October 2016.
How to get there:
There are regular direct flights from London to Ibiza on most major airlines, followed by a 45 minutes transfer from the airport.
Address: 38ºN, Aguas de Ibiza, S/Salvador Camacho, Santa Eulalia, Ibiza, 07840