We’ve joined forces with fitness pro Zanna Van Dijk to offer Marie Claire readers an exclusive wellness holiday to the Algarve – for a fitter, stronger and healthier you
Zanna Van Dijk believes that we can all become the very best version of ourselves, and has co-founded the hugely popular #girlgains movement. Designed to encourage women to gain strength, health and fitness, while boosting confidence and happiness, #girlgains is an inclusive and supportive fitness community with a huge social media following. And now, you can benefit from Van Dijk’s wealth of experience face-to-face on a five-day fitness and wellness holiday, created exclusively for Marie Claire readers.
Staying at the luxurious Pine Cliffs Resort in Portugal’s Algarve, you’ll receive fitness expertise and group training from Van Dijk, who works as a personal trainer in London and is well known for blogging and vlogging about exercise, mindfulness and travel. She is also the first female UK Adidas Global Ambassador and has written Strong, a book about fitness and healthy eating.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING…
Van Dijk will be with you all the way on this Marie Claire break, guiding and supporting you as you work out, then chill out. She will be sharing her fitness tips, while leading you through workouts ranging from stretching sessions to intense HIIT circuits. She’ll also teach mindset and meditation workshops.
‘My fitness philosophy is to learn to love to move your body,’ she says. ‘There is no right way to train, just the way that works for you and which you enjoy. I’m looking forward to hanging out with everyone over the weekend, so we can get to know each other and learn from each other’s experiences. I hope, by the time everyone leaves, they’ll not only have learnt how to train, but will have also developed a positive mindset around fitness. My goal is to instil daily habits that will last a lifetime.’
You’ll have plenty of time to chat, ask questions and be inspired by Van Dijk’s fitness philosophy, as well as work out with her and the rest of the group.
WHERE YOU’LL BE STAYING…
‘Pine Cliffs Resort is the ideal location for taking control of your mental and physical well-being,’ says Van Dijk. ‘It’s beautiful – you can kick back, relax and meditate, but also find the perfect spot for a workout with a view.’
One of the most stunning properties in the Algarve, Pine Cliffs Resort stretches out along a series of dramatic red cliffs, above sandy Falésia beach. Inspired by the region’s Moorish roots, the modern rooms are designed with a blend of Portuguese tilework and cool, neutral colours. It’s a stylish, serene setting in which to exercise before relaxing by one of the outdoor pools or in the hotel’s Serenity Spa, where you’ll enjoy a free 20-minute spa treatment. Healthy dining options include a delicious fresh menu of salads and juices at Zest, seafood at the Beach Club, and Portuguese cuisine at the Piri Piri Steak House.
Join one of the most inspiring women on the UK’s wellness scene for a holiday that will leave you feeling fitter, healthier and happier. See the full details & book
The cost: This four-night break*, from 28 September to 2 October 2018, costs £799 per person, based on two people sharing (or £1,199 per person for single occupancy), excluding flights.
What’s included? Four nights’ accommodation at the Pine Cliffs Resort, including breakfast; transfers between Faro airport and resort (flights not included); dinner on arrival; Zanna Van Dijk’s exclusive fitness and wellness programme, featuring mindset and meditation workshops, stretching and workout sessions. Plus, a 20-minute spa treatment, afternoon hike, and a group dinner at the end of the break.
How to book: Call 020 8003 9035, quoting ‘Zanna’.
*ATOL-protected; subject to availability