COMO Maalifushi to host wellness retreat with fitness expert Amy Buck, nutritionist Eve Persak

COMO Maalifushi is set to host a wellness retreat in September with fitness expert Amy Buck and nutritionist Eve Persak.

The six-night Total Body Renewal retreat, which is designed to help you kick-start a healthy lifestyle, will take place from September 6-12, and is priced at USD 6,898 for single occupancy and USD 10,613 for doubles. The rates are inclusive of service charge and taxes, and cover:

  • Six nights of accommodation at COMO Maalifushi
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Optional nutritional menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • All classes with Eve and Amy
  • A 60-minute COMO Shambhala Massage
  • An exclusive retreat gift

During the retreat fitness expert Amy and registered nutritionist Eve will share curated, results-driven strategies that lay the foundation for a lean, strong and youthful physique. Most importantly, they will help guests integrate these techniques seamlessly, sustainably into their current lifestyle, so they can look, feel, and perform their best long after their stay.

Workouts are intended to provide a comprehensive set of exercise modalities that will noticeably improve body composition, strength, endurance, balance, agility and range of motion. Exercises will include aqua fitness, core strength training, Pilates, circuit training, cardio and stretching, with each exercise making the most of COMO Maalifushi’s natural gym: the ocean, beach, jogging trails and cycle routes.

Amy, a certified Pilates, TRX, Anti-Gravity and Personal Fitness instructor, will adapt exercises to suit all abilities, from beginner to elite, emphasising proper bio-mechanical alignment and technique so participants get the best results.

Alongside the physical activity will be a range of talks and group sessions on good nutrition, led by expert nutritionist Eve. Her approach is holistic, capturing the latest advances in science and medicine, with the understanding that each individual’s nutritional needs are different.

She provides personalised therapeutic dietary recommendations, guiding with meal planning and preparation, and supplementation as needed. Sessions will focus on anti-inflammatory foods that counteract the effects of stress and chronic degeneration, ways of controlling blood sugar and metabolic function, therapeutic superfoods, antioxidant-rich foods and more.

This will be supported by a carefully curated á la carte menu, designed especially for this six-day workshop. The menu will complement the nutritional priorities of the retreat, which include weight control, improving lean body mass and longevity, though this is never at the expense of good flavour.

During the retreat, group classes will be held in the morning and early afternoon, with opportunities to reserve one-to-one sessions with Eve or Amy in the late afternoon. A typical day will go on like:

  • 8 to 9am: Guided meditation and cardio-fusion workout with Amy
  • 9 to 10am: Breakfast
  • 10.30am to 12.00pm: Interactive nutrition seminar with Eve
  • 12 to 1pm: Restorative strength and balance workout with Amy
  • 1 to 5.30pm: Lunch and leisure time; guests may enjoy treatments at COMO Shambhala or make an individual consultation with Eve and Amy
  • 5.30 to 6.30pm: Nutrition Class or Demo
  • 6.30pm: Dinner
  • Evening: Guests may enjoy treatments at COMO Shambhala Retreat

COMO Maalifushi is the first resort to open in the pristine Thaa atoll in the archipelago’s southwest. With overwater villas and garden suites, Maalifushi is the ultimate away-from-it-all destination for families, couples, surfers and divers. There are some excellent breaks nearby as well as a string of uninhabited private islands, where whale shark sightings are common.

Among Maldives island resorts, Maalifushi stands apart with its understated style, encapsulating the spirit of the Indian Ocean and the barefoot chic of a COMO private island resort. The luxuries are all here, with a COMO Shambhala spa, world-class yoga facilities and exceptional cuisine along with the Maldives’ vibrant marine life, including rich whale shark, hammerhead and manta ray populations.

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