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Resolution retreats: Top 10 fitness vacations for the New Year

V Art of Wellness is feature in CNN for the “Top 10 fitness vacations for the New Year”.

Beach boot camps in Miami

Boot camps don’t have to mean getting muddy in a local park or being shouted at by military grade PTs.
The Confidante on Miami Beach runs a string of fitness classes and camps designed to get guests and day visitors feeling fit and healthy for 2017 — without being berated for not failing to make the grade.
Personal trainers Christopher and Tracie Vlaun teach classes on the sand including “beach cross” and “beach body blast” for those after a high-intensity workout.
More soothing yoga sessions are also available. Classes start at 10 a.m. and cost $20 for non-guests.

Chris and Tracie Vlaun Featured in Bloomberg

Great Coverage of the hottest trend of yoga and fitness mash-ups. Chris and Tracie Vlaun headline the article with their Aeroga Movement system.

When Yoga Meets CrossFit, It’s More Burn, Less Om

A new wave of aggressive yoga classes incorporates cardio, CrossFit, and even boxing to get fitness results.

As a model working in South Africa in the early 2000s, Tracie Wright Vlaun started doing yoga along with her fitness regimen to help her deal with the mental toll that the fashion industry can sometimes inflict. “To let go of all the BS,” is how she put it. But she eventually wanted something “less Om-chanty,” and set about to create a workout that would blend poses into a more intense session.

By 2009, she and her trainer husband Chris Vlaun had devised a regimen that included entry-level yoga poses and bodyweight exercises grounded in the “fundamentals of ancient movement art disciplines.” Aeroga, the name of the duo’s high-energy workout offered at Florida’s St. Regis Bal Harbor Resort, is a seamless mix of power-based calisthenics set to a choreographed playlist that ranges among Adele, U2, Stevie Wonder, and Bach. It has taken off by word of mouth, attracting Miami tourists and a few athletes as well as the owners of the teams the athletes play for. “It’s going to kick your ass,” Chris Vlaun said. Read Full Article >>

V Art of Wellness Founder – Christopher Vlaun Debuts with Cyberobics “Soul Meets Body”

Chris Vlaun’s 3rd feature in the Wall Street Journal – A Run on the Beach Only Looks Easy

A Run on the Beach Only Looks Easy

Exercising barefoot on sand recruits more muscles and requires more energy than exercising in shoes on solid ground—making for a more demanding workout.

 

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