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Mountain fitness in the Swiss Alps

27th April 2010 Print
Walking in the Swiss Alps

Equilibrium offers the ultimate combination of hiking, yoga, massage and relaxation in the stunning surroundings of Verbier.
Equilibrium Verbier are opening their doors to the public for the first time this Spring, with an exclusive introductory offer of two for one. This amazing offer is running for the entire month of May, but availability may be limited.

Equilibrium Verbier’s team of experts cater for the needs of each individual guest; whether it be weight-loss, stress management, flexibility, endurance training, toning or detoxing. Guests can enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities from hiking through the Swiss Alps and Morning Yoga sessions to practising healthy eating plans and relaxation techniques (for further information on these activities and more please see below). Fitness group sizes are uniquely small and intimate, to provide guests with all the attention and support they need to accomplish their personal goals during their stay.

Mountain Fitness
At the heart of the programme lies mountain fitness, which involves a daily hike designed to physically challenge the individual. Located 1500m above sea level, Verbier affords guests the perfect environment for getting in peak physical condition. Every morning the group is led on a scenic alpine hike varying in length and intensity. Hike leader, Angus Morison winner of Channel Five’s Unbreakable, plans the sessions according to the needs of the guests so that as they progress, the group will naturally split into sub-groups with each one of them being led individually by one of the Equilibrium team. The challenging mountain trails and calmness of the Swiss countryside means that the hikes take full advantage of the fantastic location of Equilibrium Verbier whilst the cleaner and fresher mountain air ensures that guests are pushed to their physical limit and left feeling truly invigorated.

Yoga and Fitness Sessions
Every day begins and ends with a yoga session as this not only helps the body physically but also helps guests to destress. The morning session is designed to invigorate the body and prepare for the day ahead, whilst the evening sessions are designed to stretch the muscles after the day’s exertions as well as unwind and calm the mind.

The afternoons feature a different training session ranging from cardio-activities, weight training and team activities. Tailored to each individual, the Equilibrium instructors will help develop core strength and improve overall body shape.

Time to Relax
Whilst the programme is designed to push the body to the limits, Equilibrium also builds in time for guests to relax and recharge in restful surroundings. This time can be spent enjoying the stunning scenery, sitting in the sunshine, playing table tennis or better still, enjoying a healing Shiatsu massage.

A balanced diet is key to maximising the benefits of the hard work that the guests will undertake during their stay. Guests will enjoy a diet designed specifically to replenish the body with vitamins and minerals, boosting their metabolism and aiding weight loss. The daily menus are all carefully planned and are designed to give your body all the vitamins and nutrients needed to meet the demands of the day ahead. Each day begins with a hearty, substantial breakfast, so that not only are you boosting your body for the day ahead, you are providing it with sufficient fuel to deliver physical activity. We are usually more active throughout the day rather than at night time, therefore it makes sense to eat a greater amount of food as and when our body requires it. By eating a large meal late in the evening, our body is naturally slowing down for the night as is the digestive system. The aim is to try and change eating patterns and kick bad habits so that guests go back with a new approach to healthy eating.

Each retreat is six days long and run from May to October. Transfers are arranged from Geneva International airport.

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Walking in the Swiss Alps