Manchester United Footballer turns to Pilates

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Manchester United Footballer turns to Pilates

I love writing about Pilates, but I especially love writing about Pilates and men. I have done it many times before, and I hope that I will do it many times again.

To read my previous articles you can click on:

http://www.chrishuntblog.com/2014/03/20/men-do-pilates-ask-dwayne-allen/

http://www.chrishuntblog.com/2014/06/17/you-do-pilates-are-you-gay-pilates-for-men-landon-donovan-and-moscow-time/

http://www.chrishuntblog.com/2014/11/03/pilates-for-men-ex-england-football-captain-steven-gerrard-says-yes/

The reason I love it so much is that we all know just how much benefit men get from doing Pilates, so it is a crying shame that more don’t do it. We all know the facts; that Joseph Pilates was a man, and that he trained other men many years before Pilates become synonymous in many people’s minds with dancers and women.

Here in Barcelona, I have lots of men who come on my Barcelona Bienestar  fitness and sport holidays where Pilates forms an integral part of the training.

I hope that Phil Jones’ story might encourage a few more men to venture into a local Pilates studio or join a class.

Manchester United defender Phil Jones is the latest Premier League footballer that has turned Pilates in a bid to overcome the injury problems that have blighted his early years at Old Trafford.
The England international made his latest comeback for Louis van Gaal’s team in the recent 3-0 Barclays Premier League win over rivals Liverpool.

Jones was rushed back ahead of schedule but came through unscathed and afterwards he revealed he has turned to some of the game’s more modern conditioning methods as he bids to maintain fitness.

‘I started the pre-season and played every single game and every single training session,’ he said. ‘Then, on international duty, I pulled my hamstring and I have never had a muscle injury so it was disappointing. When I was coming back I then had shin splints. It has been unfortunate. I have been doing a lot of work in the gym and hopefully that will stand me in good stead for the rest of the season. It is strength work, yoga and Pilates and loads of stuff. I will do anything I can to improve myself. My aim right now is to stay fit and stay focused and get a run of games under my belt.’

I hope that Phil Jones’ story might inspire more men to take up Pilates.

Chris Hunt is an international Pilates and functional training presenter and educator based in London and Barcelona, Spain. He is the creator of Pilates EVO©, bodyFUNC©, and CEO of Pilates Rehab Limited and Sport Core Strength.  He also created Pilates Carnival and Fitness Carnival, conventions where all profits go to local children’s charities. He organises retreats, fitness holidays and sports holidays in Barcelona. For more information about training with Chris in Barcelona, please click on Barcelona Bienestar. To learn more about Chris Hunt, please read Just who is Chris Hunt anyway? You can also subscribe by completing the form on the this BLOG to receive articles and special offers straight to your inbox.

Chris Hunt pays all profits made from this BLOG to his charity partners. More details can be found by clicking on www.chrishuntwellness.com and selecting the “charity partners” tab.

Ретрит, фитнесс и спорт туры в Барселоне и на острове Ибица!

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Бесплатные Ретрит, фитнесс и спорт туры в Барселоне и на острове Ибица!

Ретрит, фитнесс или спорт тур в Барселоне или на о.Ибица бесплатно !? Определённо, в современном мире ничего не бывает задаром и сложно представить, как можно получить бесплатно что-то качественое и без обмана. Возможно! Barcelona Bienestar предлагает вам прекрасную возможность, приложив немного усилий, получить бесплатно фитнесс или спорт тур в Барселоне или на Ибице!
Начнем со знакомства. Что такое Barcelona Bienestar? Что означает «bienestar»?
В переводе с испанского «bienestar» – благосостояние. Устаревшее значение этого слова – хорошее физическое, душевное состояние и это именно то, что мы предлагаем людям из всех уголков мира. Компания Barcelona Bienestar, эксперты в организации ретрит, фитнесс и спорт туров в Барселоне и на Ибице. Barcelona Bienestar предлагает составление на заказ VIP-туров для клиентов со всего мира! Нашими услугами пользуются турасты из многих стран, включая Россию, США, Китай, Гернанию, Францию, Италию, Англию, Канаду, Бразилию, Латвию, Литву, Австралию и Тайланд. Почему? Ответ прост, все любят Барселону и обожают Ибицу! Что может быть лучше поездки на отдых в любимое место, которая будет включать в себя здоровье, фитнес и спорт!

И так, что же мы предлагаем нашим клиентам? Да всё, что они захотят! Фитнес, спорт, рестораны, уютные загородные домики, ночные клубы, круизы на красивых яхтах. Мы говорим на Русском, Английском и Испанском языках.

Спорт.
Barcelona Bienestar предлагает широкий спектр спортивных развлечений: серфинг, SUP-серф, сноуборд, катание на лыжах, горные велосипеды, кайт – серфинг, скалолазание, гольф, дайвинг, пешие прогулки и теннис. Если вы хотите освоить что-то новое для себя, мы обеспечим вам ежедневные спец тренировки и практические занятия по выбранному вами спорту.

Фитнес.
Mы помогаем нашим клиентам достичь поставленной цели и намеченных планов, будь то кардио фитнес, наращивание мышечной массы, коррекция и снижение веса. Проводя групповые и персональные тренировки мы используем различные техники для получения наилучших результатов. Пилатес, йога, бокс, табата, гири, TRX, HIIT, утяжеляющий желет, круговые тренировки и многое другое. Ваши тренировки могут проходить, как в помещении, так и на улице – пляжи, парки, горы и т.д.

Ретрит.
Мы предлагаем:
1. Лидерство
2. Тимбилдинг
3. Корпоративный отдых
4. Детокс
5. Медитации
6. Оздоровление
7. Снижение веса
8. НЛП
9. Лайф коучинг

Выбирайте, что по душе и в любом количестве.

Наши тур-пакеты.
В организации вашей поездки мы вам поможем на столько, на сколько это будет нужно. Ваша задача купить билет на самолёт, а все остальные организационные заботы мы возьмём на себя. Мы можем подобрать вам шикарный отель, коттедж или апартаменты в соответствии с вашим бюджетом. Barcelona Bienestar также предлагает: детокс программы и план питания, после ежедневных фитнес или спорт программ у вас будет достаточно времени на приключения, наслаждение и расслабление. Мы поможем взять в аренду машину или велосипед, расскажем о лучших пляжах и местах, которые стоит посетить, а также лучших ресторанах и дискотеках Барселоны и Ибицы. Мы знаем как работать, мы знаем как отдыхать.
Чтобы запечетлеть прекрасные моменты вашего путешествия, у нас есть для вас фотограф. Для вас мы можем организовать экскурсии, записать вас на массаж или сеанс физиотерапии. Возможно всё!

Даже по окончанию вашего путешествия по спорт или фитнесс програме в Барселоне или на Ибице, работа Barcelona Bienestar не заканчивается! Мы предлагаем онлайн программы, чтобы вы могли поддерживать полученый результат или продолжать работу над собой, сохранив хорошие привычки.
Бесплатное путешествие.

И так, как же получить бесплатный тур? Очень просто!
Первое, поставь Нравится/ Like и Поделись/ Share нашей FACEBOOK страницей или добавляйся в Друзья на VK и делись нашими постами. Мы смотрим!
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Второе. Если ты тренер или хозяин клуба, собери группу своих клиентов (минимум 8 человек) в один из туров Barcelona Bienestar в Барселону или на Ибицу и получи бесплатное место в этом туре! Если ты квалифицированный, опытный тренер мы можем включить тебя в программу тура и если нам понравится то, чем ты занимаешься, мы можем вновь пригласить тебя в Барселону или на Ибицу, как одного из наших тренеров.
Если же ты не тренер, но преверженец здорового образа жизни и/или занимаешься спортом, собери группу друзей и единомышленников (минимум 8 человек), и наслаждайся выбраным вами туром в Барселолне или на Ибице бесплатно! Всё что тебе нужно, привези ссобой 8 или больше друзей и ты получишь свой тур БЕСПЛАТНО!
Для этого специального предложения Barcelona Bienester в 2015 году у нас ограниченное количество свободных недель, по этому спешите связаться с нами чтобы обсудить детали и начать планировать тур вашей мечты.
Твоё путешествие в Барселону или на Ибицу станет незабываемым! Помни, когда выбираешь Barcelona Bienestar, TODO ES POSIBLE!

 

Team building and corporate holidays in Barcelona and Ibiza


Team Building in Barcelona and Ibiza

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Team building and corporate holidays in Barcelona and Ibiza

Barcelona Bienestar do not only offer sport and fitness holidays to Barcelona and Ibiza. We also offer team building and corporate holidays and retreats. Can you think of better place to improve your team?

What is team building?
Team building has changed over the years, and so has the places it is done. If your company still goes paintballing, then you need to read on.

Team building has four main components:

1) Goal setting: aligning around goals
2) Interpersonal-relationship management: building effective working relationships
3) Role clarification: reducing ambiguity
4) Problem solving: finding solutions to team problems

Team building has been proved to have positive effects on cognitive, affective, process and performance team outcomes. In fact, team building has the strongest effect on affective and process outcomes, and the largest effect on financial measures of organisational performance. Recent meta-analyses show team building improves both a team’s objective performance and supervisory subjective rating on performance.

Team building aims to enhance social relations and clarify team member’s roles as well as solving task and interpersonal problems that affect team functioning. Team building has always been about a group process intervention aimed at improving interpersonal relations and social interactions. But we at Barcelona Bienestar have developed it into much more, including achieving results, meeting goals and accomplishing tasks. It’s not about target-based competencies, and it’s not usually formal or systematic in nature.

Why choose Barcelona Bienestar for your team building experience?
We offer activities that encourage teams to engage and change its context, composition and team competencies to improve performance. Team building is not the same as training. It is not usually done in the settings that are not the actual environment where the team usually works, and there can be few settings that are as inspiring and motivating as Barcelona and Ibiza.

So which type of teams are our clients? Whilst the theory and practise of organisational development makes it perfect for office or shop-floor based industries, it can also be successfully applied to many other groups from sports teams to school groups.

Your team building experience should be all about your organisation and its needs. It should never be a “one size fits all” package. It must be tailor-made to fit you. This is where Barcelona Bienestar offers something very special. We do not start with a standard program. We start with a blank piece of paper. We have all the ideas, but it your choice as to how and what we do to achieve your specific goals. Because we are the experts in sport and fitness holidays in Barcelona and Ibiza, we can also integrate events such as SUP (stand up paddle), rock climbing, hiking and many other activities that will test your staff both mentally and physically, individually and as part of a team.

If you are thinking that all this sounds great, but it will come at a price that is too expensive for your budget, then think again. The cost of one of our team building experiences in Barcelona and Ibiza is comparable to inferior events in your own country.
We have a wide range of accommodation from farmhouses to hotels, so the facilities, range of accommodation and the weather really does make Barcelona and Ibiza first class venues for your next team building or corporate event. We also arrange excursions, nights out and shows if you want to add more life to your stay. Barcelona Bienestar can make your event come to life.

To organise your event, please contact our corporate team who will be delighted to assist you.

 

 

Free Retreats, Fitness and Sports holidays in Barcelona and Ibiza!

Barcelona Ibiza Free Holiday

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Free Retreats, Fitness and Sports holidays in Barcelona and Ibiza!

Free Retreats, fitness and sports holidays in Barcelona and Ibiza? Really? Surely in this day and age nothing comes for free, afterall, there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Maybe, but here is a wonderful opportunity that for just a little effort, you can get yourself a free fitness or sport holiday in Barcelona or Ibiza.

Who are Barcelona Bienestar?
First things first, who are Barcelona Bienestar and what does bienestar mean? It’s Spanish for “wellness”, and it’s what we offer to people from all over the world. Barcelona Bienestar are the experts in retreats, fitness and sports holidays to Barcelona and Ibiza. We offer a VIP tailor-made service to clients from all over the world. Our clients have visited us from places including Russia, the USA, China, Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Canada, Brazil, Latvia, Australia and Thailand. Why? Because everyone loves Barcelona and Ibiza! They are on most people’s wish-lists for a vacation, so what better than a dream holiday that includes health, fitness and sport?

So what do we offer our multi-national clients? Simple answer is anything they want. We have no barriers, no limitations. We have never failed to deliver exactly what our clients ask for. From fitness, sports, restaurants, secluded farmhouses, night-club entry to privates cruises on a beautiful yacht. We teach in English, Spanish and Russian. Todo es posible as we like to say in Spain.

Sports
We offer an amazing range of sports because in and around Barcelona and Ibiza there are so many possibilities. Sports we specialise in include surfing, SUP, snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, kite surfing, rock climbing, hiking, golf, football, scuba diving and tennis. Our holidays will give you the chance to have specialist training for the sports of your choice, and also the chance to take part in that sport, everyday of your holiday if you wish. So if you want to learn a new sport, or get better at a sport you already love, then we can help.

Fitness
We help our clients to achieve many different fitness goals including cardio fitness, muscle gain, weight loss, and we love to teach people new techniques. We use many different methods including personal training, group training, Pilates, yoga, HIIT, TRX, body weight training, boxing, kettlebells, tabata, weighted vests, circuit training and many more. We can train you inside, or even better outside. We use quiet secluded places, and we use the beach, parks and the mountains.

Retreats
We offer a wide range of retreats including:
1) Leadership
2) Teambuilding
3) Corporate
4) Detox
5) Meditation
6) Wellness
7) Weightloss
8) NLP
9) Life coaching

We work with many businesses to orgainse leadership and teambuilding events that are always very popular. You are free to choose one or many of these activities to make your retreat perfect.

Our Packages
We can help organise as much or as little of your holiday as you wish. You only have a to organise your flights and we can do all the rest. We can arrange accommodation to suit your budget and your needs, from private farmhouses to beautiful hotels. We can give you a special diet or detox. Even after your daily program of sport and fitness, there will still be plenty of time to explore, enjoy and relax. We will help you hire a car or even better a bike. We will tell you the best beaches in around Barcelona and Ibiza, and the best restaurants. We can usually get you a reduced or free entry into the best discos, bars and places to dance all night. We know how to train hard, but we also know how to play hard as well.

We also offer a personal photographer to capture some of the special moments of your holiday.

We can also organise excursions to the famous landmarks in and around Barcelona and Ibiza. We can book you treatments including sport massage, relaxation massage, physiotherapy and chiropractic. Remember, todo es posible.

Even after your sport or fitness holiday or retreat to Barcelona or Ibiza is over, our service does not stop there. We offer online programs to keep up the good habits you started on holiday with us. We will also keep you updated about sport and events and when you come back for another holiday (over 75% of our clients come back) then you get a special loyalty discount.

Free holidays
So, enough talk you are thinking, how do I get a free holiday? It’s simple, and here’s how.

First, please like and share our FACEBOOK page.  We will be checking! :)

If you are a trainer or club owner, then bring a group of your clients (minimum number of 8), then you get your holiday for free! You can either enjoy receiving fitness sessions for a nice change, or if you love what you do so much that you just can’t stop teaching, and you are a certified and qualified trainer, then we can incorporate some of your own training sessions into the holiday. If we like what you do, we might invite you back to Barcelona or Ibiza as one of our trainers.

If you are not a trainer but just love keeping fit or playing sport, why not get a group of your friends or sports club together and enjoy a fitness or sport holiday in sunny Barcelona or Ibiza. Again, all you need to do is bring 8 or more friends and you will get you holiday for free.

We only have a limited number of weeks available next year for this special offer, so please contact us as soon as you can so we can discuss your requirements, and start planning your dream holiday.

You will have a holiday in Barcelona or Ibiza that you will never forget. Remember, when you chose Barcelona Bienestar, todo es posible!

Chris is an international Pilates and functional training presenter and educator based in London and Barcelona, Spain. He is the creator of Pilates EVO©, bodyFUNC©, and CEO of Pilates Rehab Limited and Sport Core Strength.  He also created Pilates Carnival and Fitness Carnival, conventions where all profits go to local children’s charities. He organises retreats, fitness holidays and sports holidays in Barcelona. For more information about training with Chris in Barcelona, please click on Barcelona Bienestar. To learn more about Chris, please read Just who is Chris Hunt anyway? You can also subscribe by completing the form on the this BLOG to receive articles and special offers straight to your inbox.

Chris pays all profits made from this BLOG to his charity partners. More details can be found by clicking on www.chrishuntwellness.com and selecting the “charity partners” tab.