Pilates and superfoods – This retreat combines the 2 most powerful anti-aging methods

Pilates Retreat Thicha Srivisal - Destination Deluxe
By Brian Crawford

Experience the ultimate Pilates retreat that combines plant-based superfoods and activate your body’s natural healing and anti-aging mechanism (14-18 October 2017, Koh Samui)

It is scientifically proven that exercise in general can slow down the aging process. However there are some forms of exercise that are more effective than others when it comes to anti-aging and Pilates counts among the top.

According to research, exercises that increase blood circulation, flexibility and muscle tone through resistance training like Pilates help the body release growth hormone and reduce cortisol. This means increased bone density, skin thickness, cell growth and repaired and restored collagen fibers.

The list of Hollywood celebrities who swear by Pilates is endless; Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz and Lily Aldridge are all Pilates devotees, and it hasn’t stopped there. It has even gained a huge following in the professional sporting scene with soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to tennis champion Andy Murray.

Pilates Retreat Thicha Srivisal - Destination Deluxe
By Brian Crawford

Thicha Srivisal, one of Asia’s top Pilates Master Trainers who is leading The Ultimate Pilates and Superfoods Retreat is a living example of how Pilates can gift you a strong, healthy and youthful body. Thicha first tried Pilates in her early 20s when she injured her back during ballet training. Her doctor recommended that she try Pilates and she has been hooked ever since.

I am healthier and stronger now in my 40s than I was in my 20s because of Pilates

As a Lead Instructor Trainer for STOTT Pilates and well versed in various movement methods, Thicha has coached professional dancers, Olympic medallists and Hollywood celebrities including Sting and his team when they were on the Singapore leg of his world tour.

Superfoods Chef Sandra Lim - Destination Deluxe

Good nutrition plays the other key role in limiting the aging process, and there are specific nutrients that help prevent harm from environmental factors, hydrate your complexion, and keep your skin cells functioning properly.

Sandra Lim who is the chef for The Ultimate Pilates and Superfoods Retreat is a certified Raw Food Chef from the prestigious Matthew Kenney Culinary Institute who has created wellness menus for some of Asia’s top luxury hotels.

Chef Sandra Lim Superfoods - Destination Deluxe

Sandra’s journey of becoming a plant-based superfoods chef started when she was diagnosed with POTS (postural tachycardia syndrome) in her early 20s which left her so exhausted that even climbing a flight of stairs was impossible on her worst days. 

Since she was in bed very often, she started reading about using food as a medicine to support her recovery and it transformed her life.

I’m a huge believer of ‘you are what you eat’. If you feel good, you naturally emanate radiance from within!

Superfoods Wellness Retreat - Destination Deluxe

Sandra has created recipes that are easy to incorporate into your meals and also, as it happens, potent disease fighters. So while you’re eating for a smoother, brighter complexion, you’ll be helping to reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes — and on the way to shedding off that extra weight.

Combining both Pilates and plant-based superfoods, Thicha and Sandra will lead you on 5-day journey to renew and heal your body from inside out so you feel healthier, energised and stronger. 

See also: Top 10 Wellness Retreats in Asia  

Superfoods Chef Sandra Lim Flatlay - Destination Deluxe

The Ultimate Pilates and Superfoods Retreat will be hosted in an amazing luxury villa in Koh Samui where their last E:scape was hosted at, which I was lucky to be a part of. Located at the top of a hill overlooking the ocean, the beautiful scenery completely soothed my mind and body the moment I stepped inside.

The E:scape experience is also unlike any other retreat I have been on. The experience is similar to being hosted by a good friend in their gorgeous villa with amazing like-minded people. I had great conversations with the expert facilitators and other guests at meal times, and also had time and space to relax on my own.

Vivienne Tang Wellness Retreat - Destination Deluxe

Limited to 15 people only, E:scape is having a “bring a friend promotion where you and your friend will get US$200 off each if you book together.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the healing powers of Pilates and the rejuvenating effects of a super-charged diet. 

Villa Koh Koon Koh Samui - Destination Deluxe
The Pool at Villa Koh Koon