Paul Joseph - Health and Fitness TravelPaul Joseph

Paul Joseph is co-founder of Health and Fitness Travel, experts in tailor-made healthy holidays worldwide. He searches for the rare and hidden gems around the world and puts together exclusive and trend-setting holidays for those who would like to improve or maintain their health and fitness whilst on holiday. As well as a love of all things travel, Paul's other love is exercise, cycling and yoga. Paul also contributes to the travel pages of various high-profile newspapers and magazines where he offers his expert advice on wellness holidays.

 

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Elaine Willams from Grayshott SpaDr. Elaine Williams

Elaine Williams is qualified in Osteopathy, Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Advanced Massage. She has been the recent winner of the Spa Traveller "Top UK Spa Therapist" award and was voted by the Telegraph as one of the top ten therapists in the world. Elaine is also a registered general Nurse and has a Bachelors (BSC) in Psychology. She previously taught at the International College of Aromatherapy in London and spent two years at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London, where she specialised in Cranial Osteopathy. Elaine started at Grayshott Spa twenty years ago and is now the Director of Natural Therapies, in which she is responsible for expanding the range of holistic treatments and for the training of all therapists.

  

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Sean CareyAbsolute Sanctuary Personl Trainer

Sean Carey is the Fitness and Lifestyle trainer at Absolute Sanctuary in Koh Samui, Thailand. Sean, originally from the UK is not only a certified Fitness trainer but also a Yoga and Pilates teacher. He believes that exercise training all comes down to body awareness regardless of what our goals may be. Once we understand what is entailed to achieve results then the probability of the goal being achieved is greatly increased. Sean says one method of exercise might be right for the one person but a different method may be required for another, and this can only be realised through body awareness.

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Zoe Palmer - Nutritionist and NaturopathZoe Palmer

Zoe is an experienced Nutritionist and Naturopath. She is also a foodie who believes that good nutrition is the foundation for a healthy and happy life and has had years of working with clients to transform their diets, their health and their waistlines both at her London clinic and 38° North retreats in Ibiza. Zoe is also a detoxification and fasting expert and runs popular London-based juice detox programmes. She regularly lectures on health and nutrition, is an advisor to healthy food companies helping them design menus and is often asked to provide expert comment for health articles in the media.

 

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Ayda EllisAyda Ellis - Yoga Teacher on the 38° North Ibiza Yogalates Retreat

Yoga teacher Ayda Ellis, creates a therapeutic practice for the body, mind and soul. Much more than a series of stretches and ohms, she focuses on mental and physical alignment, plus self-healing through a deep, hatha-meets-tantric yoga style. Ayda's own personal yoga journey began in the late '90s, practicing personally for nine years before taking it to the next level with 18 months of intense training in India followed by 15 months Alliance teacher certification in Germany. She has now teamed up with 38° North to offer luxury Yogalates retreats in Ibiza. Ayda will take you on an inner journey to recovery, revitalization and more. Each class is different, taught from the heart and suitable for all levels, from 'yoga virgins' to highly experienced yogis, and especially for those suffering from burnout, injuries or recovering from operations.

 

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Hristina ConnerHristina Conner, Yoga Expert

Hristina Conner has been an active yoga enthusiast for over 12 years and is honoured to have studied with the world's leading instructors such as Peter Clifford, Bo Forbes, Tara Lee and David Moreno. Hristina is a Yoga Alliance UK teacher and conducts Hatha and Vinyasa classes and workshops at Yoga Creation in Canary Wharf as well as yoga therapy for Tower Hamlets Council Health and Well-being department. Hristina also teaches privately for expectant mothers, artists or business professionals wanting to improve their athletic abilities, chronic health conditions or overall well-being. www.cupcakeyogini.co.uk

 

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Manoj KutteriDr. Manoj Kutteri

Dr. Manoj Kutteri is the Wellness Centre Director at The BodyHoliday in St Lucia. He has worked in the spa and well-being sector for over a decade, and has been in the Caribbean for the last 10 years working with health and well-being teams in Grenada and St. Lucia.  He holds a Master's Degree in Psychology, a Graduate Degree in Naturopathy, Acupuncture and Yoga Therapies. Prior to his arrival in the Caribbean, Dr Kutteri practiced at both hospitals and wellness centres in his native India. He is also involved in developing regional standards for health and wellness within the Caribbean.

 

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Marco Baoia - Luxury Algarve BootcampMarco Baoia

Marco Baoia is the lead organiser and trainer of the Epic Sana Sayanna Reshape in Portugal and has a wealth of knowledge in bootcamp training, having been a part of the fitness industry since 1988. During this time he has covered many different training methods and has successfully trained in England, Ireland, Germany and Portugal. Marco works with a truly holistic approach and is always results orientated; aiming to get the best out of each and every individual he works with. His overriding wish is to provide his clients with the information they need to lead a healthier lifestyle.

 

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Angie NewsonAngie Newson

Angie Newson has been in the health, fitness and well-being industry for over 21 years and over that period has taught all aspects of fitness. She is fully qualified to teach Pilates with The Pilates Foundation UK and is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. Angie is the author of Get Fit for Free with Yoga and Pilates published by The Reader's Digest and she is also the Pilates presenter on Sky's Fitness TV. As a health and well-being writer, she writes regularly for the national press and many women's magazines and is The Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine's Yoga/Pilates 'expert'. Angie regularly travels overseas to teach classes and retreats and now hosts an exclusive Yoga & Pilates holiday at Longevity Wellness Resort in Portugal. Her classes appeal to all ages (her oldest client is 84!) and she adapts her sessions to suit her students of all levels. www.exploreyogapilates.com

 

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Sue Davis - Lifehouse SpaSue Davis

Prior to becoming a naturopath, Sue Davis spent many years working in the corporate environment; this experience helped her gain invaluable insights into the multi-layered health and wellness challenges faced by busy executives. It was Sue's hectic, fast paced and ultimately unhealthy lifestyle in Hong Kong that spurred her on to retrain as a naturopath for four years in Sydney. After a successful number of years helping the elite clientele of the top ranking International Health and Wellness Resort 'Chiva-Som' in Thailand, Sue is now back on her home ground in the UK.

 

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Dr. Manuela FiginiDr Manuela Figini - Longevity Wellness Resort

Dr. Manuela Figini is a highly accomplished Medical Doctor at Longevity Wellness Resort in Portugal, with an extensive knowledge in Aesthetic, preventive and ageing management. She has an impressive medical background of 40 years' experience and is the Clinical Director of the Longevity Medical Spa practice, where she is responsible for all the medical aspects of each programme and discipline, covering areas such as acupuncture, ozone therapy and aesthetic medicine. She taught pathology at the College of Nursing, was the resident doctor at Vila Real Hospital, and studied Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery. She also holds qualifications in Acupuncture, Aesthetic Medicine, Anti- Ageing Medicine and Ozone Therapy

 

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Steve Harvey - Zighy BaySteve Harvey

Steve Harvey is an extremely gifted holistic healer, life and relationship coach and energy therapist, with an established global reputation, who has treated the likes of Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Moore, Donna Karan, and Bruce Willis to name a few. He is currently coaching at Zighy Bay in Oman where he helps his clients in maintaining the right attitude, in order to keep their lives, health, and relationships on track. His approach to wellness is through the body, mind, and spirit, and his understanding of Eastern and Western therapies have inspired many.

 

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Deniz Susever - Kempinski Barbaros Bay BodrumDeniz Susever

Deniz Susever is a Watsu-Tantsu-WATA (water dance), EFT practitioner and Yoga Teacher at Kempinski Barbaros Bay. She began her journey of alternative therapies and healing energies in 1997. After being introduced to yoga as a guest she decided to go to Rishikesh (India) and became a yoga teacher, she also has studied Integrative Massage in India. Deniz has excellent charisma in Watsu (Water-Shiatsu), Tantsu (Watsu on land) and Water dance (WATA) Therapy training in India. The last six years she has been a Vipassana Meditator.

 

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Nahid de BelgeonneNahid de Belgeonne - Good Vibes

Nahid de Belgeonne is a qualified expert in yoga and Power Plates, and the founder of the Good Vibes brand of boutique fitness studios, offering a unique class combination of Spincycle for cardio, Power Plates for strengthening and toning and Glow Yoga for your soul. Nahid was inspired by many movement disciplines including Pilates, martial arts and the Feldenkrais Method, and practices an accessible style that leaves her clients feeling good within themselves. Empowerment, kindness and a sense of humour are key mantras in her method of teaching, coupled with a strong belief that everyone deserves to achieve the best health possible.

 

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Katie HandysideKatie Handyside

Katie Handyside is the Sports Nutritionist, Personal Trainer and Health Coach at Reads Hotel in Mallorca. She has been working in and around Sports and Nutrition most of her life in London, Los Angeles, Vancouver and finally ending up in Palma de Mallorca where she has been running her own business in personal training and nutrition for over four years. Katie is a keen road biker and is also able to organise cycling tours, hikes and any kind of programme to suit all fitness levels and capabilities.

 

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Tim Bishop - Fitness Expert Buccament Bay

Tim Bishop

Tim Bishop is an advanced Personal Trainer who specialises in circuit training, torso training and core stability. He's also a fire fighter in the London Fire Brigade, an excellent Boxing and Kettle bell instructor, who dedicates time to passing on his knowledge of fitness training and nutrition to others. Tim runs flexible fitness retreats and boot camps at Buccament Bay in the Caribbean. After completing his gruelling commando training, Tim went on to give sterling service of 8 years in the Royal Marines. In addition to his war fighting role he has also took part in various sporting activities and competitions, as well as taking circuits for recruits and trained soldiers.

 

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Deborah Straub - Canyon RanchDeborah Straub

Deborah Straub is a Nutritionist at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona. She is a published author on bone health and breast cancer in a well-respected nutrition journal and textbook. Her areas of focus include maintaining a healthy weight during menopause, vitamin and mineral supplementation and breast cancer prevention. Deborah has a Master's of Science in Nutrition from the University of Arizona. She loves travel, hiking in the mountains of Tucson and her golden retriever, Riley.

 

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Virginia HarperVirginia Harper

Virginia Harper is an expert counsellor in natural health at SHA Wellness Clinic, the world's first macrobiotic wellness retreat. She is a teacher, author and researcher with over 30 years of Macrobiotic experience who approached natural medicine and macrobiotics, after a grieving diagnosis at an early age. By observing the results that natural therapies had, healing her completely, she decided to study them and share her knowledge with others. In 2002 Virginia wrote Controlling Crohn's Disease the Natural Way, a best seller in its category.  She has contributed with writings for American health papers and various magazines.

 

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Liane WeberLiane Weber

Dr Liane Weber is a General Physician and an internationally-trained Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctor. She is one of the medical Consultants at Grand Park in Austria as well as at the nearby Gastein Healing Caves where she is renowned for her work with rheumatism. At Grand Park Dr Weber offers the popular "Retreat" therapy which combines Tuina massage and low-dose laser acupuncture to restore balance, improve energy and blood flow, strengthen the immune system and promote emotional wellbeing.

 

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Timmis KambanellisTimmis Kambanellis

Timmis is the fitness expert at the award-winning Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus. He studied kinesiotherapy (which is the application of scientifically based exercise principles adapted to enhance the strength, endurance, and mobility of individuals) in Thessaloniki. Discovering a passion Timmis then went on to specialize in Fitness and Personal Training at the North Academy of Fitness. Timmis has since gone on to receive accolades from Spa and Wellness specialists and has a successful morning TV slot on the Cyprus national network.

 

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