Another season came to an end here at Emelisse hotel ( emelissehotel.com ) at Fiskardo Kefalonia.
What better way to finish the long…summer than having a hardcore fitness week with guests from all over the world. The Emelisse often attracts during low season fitness retreat weeks , since it offers a variety of choices. The trainers can make their clients reach their limits and same time offer them the perfect enviroment to do so. Stunning hike routes, bike rides along the unspoiled north kefalonia, up hill sprints, kayaking, swimming, water polo in the sea, and a very well equiped gym along with tennis and squash court.
The beauty of the location and the fresh air filling your loungs definately gives you an extra motive to push your self more. All these activities combined with healthy detox diet from world class chef and the unique spa facilities of Emelisse certainly can make a difference in peoples level of fitness. Of course not all retreats are hardcore, there are more standard ones as well. Yoga retreats also take place here. The overall quietness and peacefull nature of the resort offers great spots for yoga sessions having breathtaking views around you and making easier for your mind and soul to be lost in relaxation.The key is that no matter the sweat and the effort people put into these retreats, they still manage to have a week of holiday, finding time to enjoy the pool and the smoothies of the bar or have a nice walk to the traditional near by port of Fiscardo.
This year the Emelisse offered its standard quests extra choices except the traditional yoga sessions. The tennis and squash coach Michael Ioannidis was all summer available for them. Next year planning though will have hike routes in a weekly basis, spinning and maybe personal training sessions. This will give the opportunity to the quests to combine holidays and fitness all season.
Emelisse is a great spot to find the strengh and the will to increase your fitness level and practise your sport especially if you are a tennis or a squash player. The courts are great and a week of intensive drills and work outs combined with some of the other activities available can be organized in a very flexible program and thats something the hotel will try to offer next season.
Thankfully Emelisse owner Harris Tsimaras is a former water polo player and a big fun of sports, so anything he can do to help he does. Careful planning is already on the go, so hopefully more sport fans will try leave some sweat here at Emelisse.
Its certainly a very unique experience to put effort in such a heavenly place, so much easier to find the motive since nature is at its best.
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