BodyHoliday St. Lucia Announces 2024 WellFit Tribes Program

With the goal of helping teenagers and families strengthen their relationships with each other and practice mental wellbeing, BodyHoliday announced this year’s WellFit Tribes programming. Taking place from Monday, July 1 to Friday, August 23, 2024, the resort’s WellFit Tribes retreat is a family-based fitness month that allows loved ones to come together for a lineup of activities that improve both physical and mental wellness together, offering the perfect opportunity to disconnect from digital life. Featuring fitness and wellness experts such as former NFL players, renowned Olympic athletes and nutritionists, families will be guided along their wellness journey together.

BodyHoliday recently lowered its minimum age requirement to 12 years old, acknowledging the cultural shift on health and wellness with families where all enjoy healthy eating, exercise, and mindfulness practices. This multi-generational travel is only expected to increase. “At SunSwept Resorts, we believe spas can do their part by helping consumers reset quicker,” says Andrew Barnard, CEO of Sunswept Resorts. “We wanted to extend this to a younger audience annually as a few days at a destination wellness spa with access to amenities that easily immerse you in nature will help expedite healing. In many cases with our guests, the entire family is seeking a wellness vacation with parents recognizing the importance of taking care of themselves now to ensure a better future and this also impacts their children.”

Key highlights of WellFit Tribes include:

  • Tailored Fitness Activities: Families are encouraged to engage in a wide array of wellness activities suitable for all ages and fitness levels, including daily fitness classes, weekly beach Olympics and other sports tournaments.

  • Teen-Focused Workshops: Workshops and seminars focusing on personal development, mindfulness, and healthy living; examples include First Aid CPR, healthy cooking classes and social dining tables for teenage guests to make new friends.

  • Adventure Excursions: Group adventure tours, guided nature walks, snorkeling in crystal-clear waters or sailing.

  • Family Bonding Time: Dedicated family bonding sessions, whether it’s enjoying a beachside barbecue, beach parties, or simply unwinding in luxurious accommodations.

  • Expert Guidance: Parents and teens can benefit from personalized guidance and support from professional athletes and experienced wellness experts to ensure they feel empowered and supported throughout their journey at BodyHoliday. The experts lined up are:

    • Tyree Washington, July 1 - 12: Tyree Washington is a Former NFL Player, 400m World Champion in Track and Field, 3-Time Hall of Fame Inductee, 2-Time Fastest man in the world, 3-Time USA National Champion in the 400m and CEO/Founder of Athletes vs Asthma.

    • Lee Mears, July 15 - 26: Approaching his 10th year as an Executive Coach, Lee’s previous career and experience comes from the world of elite sport. Lee played 16 years of professional rugby representing Bath, England and the British and Irish Lions.

    • Angie Akers, July 29 - August 9: Angie Akers is a decorated professional Beach Volleyball player, having been named the AVP Rookie of the Year in 2002. In 2009, she competed on the FIVB World Tour where she finished the season ranked fifth in the world and was awarded FIVB Rookie of the Year.

    • Tina Stonely, August 12 - 23: Tina is the founder of The Nutrition Guru Nutrition & Health clinical practice. She has over 20 years of experience as a registered qualified nutritionist, working with a number of high-profile medical practices in Harley Street and the world-renowned Lanserhof Medical Clinic.