Where better to get in shape for the beach, than on a beautiful California shore. We found the best fitness and health retreat for you not only get an incredible holiday, but you return a whole new you.
With sun a shining, beaches a plenty, it’s no coincidence that the Californians are, in general, long, lean and golden (yes, Jennifer Aniston is the lady in our minds). Well, we can’t magic you a la Aniston, but Laguna Health Retreat certainly has a trick or two up their sleeve. With not just exercise on the agenda, but yoga, pilates, massage, colon hydrotherapy as well as classes on posture, acupuncture and meditation, this retreat is about educating you about your body and adapting your lifestyle to get that youthful Hollywood appearance we all so desire. Panic not, this is not purely about learning, you can expect to leave sans some serious pounds and with new found muscle tone, not to mention the energy of a 5 year old. Well, at least someone 5 years younger than the you on arrival.
What to expect: Laguna is serious about food. Good, organic, fresh delicious food. So, don’t expect to go hungry. In-house fitness experts will develop a package that is right for you and your goals. Be in hours of yoga on the beach, hiking in the local beach coves, foothills and bluffs, beach bound exercise to merely watching the dolphins jumping in the ocean. However, don’t expect to get away with less than two to four hours of exercise a day.
Where you stay: There are eight luxurious villa’s all located on the beach, that give you not only a breathtaking view of Laguna Beach, but every American mod con you can dream of.
We all look better bronze but find ourselves pasty white when December rolls around. There’s no way we are patient enough to wait for summer to come around to get our bronze on. We were rather giddy when we found this intriguing recipe on crunchybetty.com for homemade bronzer. It works, is customizable to your desired lever of bronzification, looks natural, and if you have a craving for something cinnamon-y, you just figure out a way to lick your face.
Here is the how-to, try it out and let me know how it works:
A few tips on the color: Cinnamon = glow, cocoa = depth and darkness, and nutmeg = a sunkissed brown. Cornstarch spreads it all out and lightens it. Essential oil keeps it together and thickens. If you want just a loose powder, leave out the essential oil.
Adjust the levels of ingredients to your shade and mix well in a small bowl, and break up any clumps until it’s smooth. Place the powder in a clean, empty compact and pack it in firmly