5 Star Emelisse Art Hotel
The 5 Star Emelisse Art Hotel is situated along the rugged shoreline of the emerald Ionion Sea. It sits in a spot of supreme serenity amongst acres of native cypress and cedar trees on the beautiful island of Kefalonia, Greece. The pools and outdoor restaurants provide front row seating for an unparalleled display of nature's splendor.
.In addition, the hotels main facilities - 3 restaurant areas, 3 swimming pools, free Wi-Fi, tennis court, indoor professional squash court, table tennis, fussball table, pool table, a fully equipped state-of-the-art gym, outdoor cinema, Elemis Spa, bicycles and other resort activities available by arrangement, such as scuba diving, caving and horse riding to name but a few, guarantee that you will have plenty to do with your spare time…if you can leave the comfort of your sun lounger after our action packed activities!
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A FUN Fitness - Yoga - Body Composition changing week for all levels of fitness, including:
- one to one personal training
- one to one nutrition consultation
- group nutrition lectures
- daily yoga classes
- group training classes
- stretching and Pilates
- 3 amazing hikes
- 2 SPA treatments
- 1 outdoor specialized massage
- unlimited use of the air conditioned fitness center
- other fun activities such as tennis, squash, cycling, swimming, snorkeling
- day trip around the Greek islands on a luxury speedboat
- delicious organic cuisine - 3 meals a day
- all water, juices, teas, snacks
- 5 star accommodation and KORRES toiletries
- airport transfers
A fun fitness & weight loss week for all levels, including personal training, daily yoga classes, 3 stunning hikes, 3 spa treatments, detox cuisine...
Henlu Van Der Westhuizen - Director of PT
Henlu has been in the Health and Fitness Industry for more than 12 years and except for being a Master Personal Trainer in London where he trains private and corporate clients - Henlu is one of the founders of The Hellenic Healthy Holiday company who provides luxury Health/Fitness/Detox/Weight Loss Retreats at the lovely 5 Star Emelisse Hotel in Fiskardo, Kefalonia, Greece. Henlu teaches Bootcamps and Group Training Classes all over London and he also teaches one to one Yoga & Pilates, Spinning, Body Pump/Conditioning and other group classes in various gyms in London eg Esporta, Virgin Active, LA Fitness, GLL, The Hilton etc.
Henlu was also involved with InSpa UK Ltd, a health and fitness retreat company, training clients & guests all over Europe and Morocco.Henlu's area of expertise lies in core strengthening/posture correction/flexibility and his Yoga and Pilates based background differentiates him from a normal trainer and therefore his clients hugely benefit with regards to overall wellbeing, flexibility & stress relief with his hands on assisted stretching approach. He also specializes in pre - and post natal training, strength and conditioning for sport specific athletes.Henlu is privileged to have a team of trainers that helps him train all his clients.
This is one of the advantages Henlu's clients have (in comparison to other trainers) as they have the opportunity to experience a variety of London's best personal trainers. The team includes Divan, Jacqui, Gemma, Bernhard and JA whom all brings their own personal touch and experience to your training session.Typically South African Henlu competed at most sorts of sport which includes rugby, cricket, tennis, squash, swimming, biathlons, cycling (The Cape Argus).
Henlu was also the chief lifeguard at a well known beach in South Africa for 9 years. Henlu walks that extra mile for his clients and is always organizing either a fitness event or involved in one himself. Regular 10km races with his clients takes place throughout the year. He did the Tough Mudder (http://toughmudder.com/) for a 2nd time and will also compete in the London Triathlon and the Run-to-the-Beat Half marathon this year.Fitness, health and helping people to achieve their goals is Henlu's passion in life.
Henlu will tell you that he has the BEST job in the world and that says everything. See more photos and other events by this presenter
Alan Wichert - Director of F&B
Gaining his traditional apprenticeship in Sydney, Australia, he quickly moved up the cheffing ladder and spent 10 years working in London's restaurants and hotels such as Le Bouffe in Battersea, 190 Queensgate in South Kensington, AQUA river brasserie in Vauxhall & The Swag & Tails in Knightsbridge - getting into the acclaimed Michelin Guide.
He has detailed familiarity with various international cuisines including European, Asian and African and has worked as executive chef at many luxury properties such as The 5 Star Four Seasons Fairways at Quinta do Lago, Portugal, - Jnane Tamsna Boutique Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, - Niraamaya Retreats in India - The 5 Star Eastin Grand Sathorn in Bangkok, and The 5 Star Kempinski Zamani Hotel on Zanzibar Island, Tanzania.
Chef Alan also specializes in health, raw, detox and spa cuisine, having worked with KX Gym in Chelsea, England’s most exclusive club as executive pre opening & opening chef - some of the club’s members included Kylie Minogue, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hugh Grant, Natalie Imbruglia and SEAL. He also worked for In:spa Retreats as retreat chef for seven years.
Most recently he has worked as private chef for Billionaires Rajeev Chandrasaker in Bangalore, India, and Femi Otedola in London.
Chef Alan says "With cooking like any other sensation in life, you never stop learning, experimenting, creating and ultimately expanding to a never ending goal of perfection. The more I have travelled the more I have realised that I am always back at the beginning-learning about the different cultures, produce, local speciality dishes and how to put my own interpretation onto the plate. The combination of locally sourced organic ingredients wherever possible, a moratorium on any artificial additives, and simply the best ingredients available serves as a phenomenal vessel for not only a memorable dining experience, but a fundamental building block to ensure one’s health and well-being, one that I hope our guests can take home with them and put their OWN interpretations on their OWN plates.” See more photos and other events by this presenter
Pepper Stewart - Nutritionist
Pepper Stewart’s 20-year career as a personal trainer and fitness instructor has spanned the globe, from Hollywood to New York City, from Amsterdam to Majorca and plenty of locales in between. She is considered a top authority in the areas of nutrition, lifestyle management, nutrition supplements, re-education of the body, postural alignment.
Pepper utilizes a lifestyle assessment to create an individualized health and fitness program. Her fitness philosophy stems from an unwavering belief that lifestyle modification is at the core of building a better body. In Pepper’s words: “There are no quick fixes.”
Besides operating a Lifestyle Studio in London and New York, Pepper is an active public speaker on the subjects of women’s health and the empowerment of women. Pepper also is a founding partner of Amsterdam-based Lifestyle Business Club, an emerging international platform in the areas of public relations, media, health, fashion, lifestyle, nutrition and law.
Pepper has a double bachelor’s degree in exercise and movement science and kinesiology, which help form the basis of her professional and personal activities. Her experience includes assessing fitness videos produced by Cindy Crawford and Maria Kournikova and other celebs. She has been a professional bodybuilder, Fila spokesmodel, Reebok master trainer and TV show host.
Pepper considers herself an avid “workout freak” and often can be found doing every kind of physical activity, including training for marathons, weightlifting and practicing Pilates.See more photos and other events by this presenter
Jacqueline Porjes - Yoga and PT Instructor
Jacqueline Porjes uses a threefold approach to achieving the goal of living a fitter life:physical training, good nutrition and a healthy environment. With a background in a stressful sales career, a reliance on unhealthy foods and a smoking habit Jacqui made the decision many years ago to change her own life. After qualifying as a personal trainer, running her first marathon and gaining experience in various London leisure centres she set up her company AFitterLife to help, motivate and inspire others to do the same. As a mother she saw the importance of combating the post-baby blues with outdoor exercise in the company of other new mums. She set up a local Buggyfit group to train postnatal women in a fun, safe environment. She enjoys working with both groups and individuals in various London parks to realise their potential, combining cardio, pilates and yoga with excellent results. Jacqui is a fully qualified yoga teacher and a member of the British wheel of yoga. She specialises in postnatal and Vinyasa flow yoga.Jacqui has studied Nutritional Therapy with the Kevala Centre. She provides her clients with simple, easy to follow healthy eating programmes that compliment physical training. She recognises the importance of providing both advice and support on the journey to healthy living.See more photos and other events by this presenter
Divan Kombrink - PT and Masseur
Divan has been working as a master trainer and sports therapist in London for over a decade. It started for him in South Africa where he holds a Sport Science degree from Stellenbosch University with major in Psychology and various other exercise related diplomas like advance swiss ball training ,pilates, pre and post natal specific training, aqua aerobics and aqua rehabilitation.
Divans approach to fitness is to use corrective and functional movements and mix in some fun to make his sessions very specific and tailored to his clients needs. His clients varies from marathon runners to actors to high profile business people.
Divan has a lot of experience in the leisure business having worked for Inspa Retreats UK in over 20 weeks in varies locations around the world. Doing a combination of training and massage.
In Divans spare time he's a very keen runner and is currently training for an iron man event.