Cote D’Azur Body Tonic Retreat

STORY BY Patrick 7th June 2017

Luxury residence Chateau Lou Casteou in the South of France, this week announces the dates of its next luxury fitness Body Tonic retreat.  It will be held from 20th – 24th September, 2017.

Located 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, balanced meals and chateau accommodation.

The chateau 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.

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

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. 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. 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 & stretching classes and transfers from Nice airport.

Lou Casteou, which means ‘The Chateau’ in old Provençal French, was built in 1904 by Lord Amherst of Hackney – a lover or antiquities who funded the Howard Carter expeditions to Egypt, and the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb.

The property was purchased in 2006 by Chris and Morag Baxter, who restored it to its former historical glory, adding touches of modern luxury, such as a home cinema seating 40, heated outdoor pool, and commercial kitchen.

Amongst other accolades, Lou Casteou was selected by Simon Cowell as his ‘judge’s house’ on The X Factor in 2011.


Enjoyed this article? click here to get more from us

Latest Posts

Next Story

Queen Kintner on the Hunt In Crankworx Double Header