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BlitzFitness and Pilates

Location
Kefalonia, Greece
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Season
June and Sept
Accommodation type
Studios and Apartments
Lixouri Bay beach club
Avg. Reviews
4.9
Travel info
Fly to Kefalonia/60 min transfer
Prices from
£665pp
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June 22-25th

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Black and white image - People cheering near the sea
Alfresco restaurant overlooking the sea
View across a beach with sailing dinghies moored in the sea
Sun loungers by the pool with hillside backdrop
Woman relaxes on a day bed on a beach
Sailing dinghies on a beach in Greece
Two woman having a windsurfing lesson on a beach
Girl serving a beer at the beach bar
Fresh fruit salad at a restaurant
Group of women enjoying a beach bar
Yoga session at the beach
Group of people having a windsurfing lesson on the beach
Taverna tables with sea view
Greek Salad and other dishes
Bottle of Mythos Beer with two glasses beside it and a game of drafts laid out in front of it
A woman sits smiling at the camera. There is a beach in the background
Couple walk along quiet road in greek town. All the shops shut.
A group of ladies drink cocktails overlooking the sea
A bowl of yogurt and fresh fruit
A lady having a massage lying down
Pile of rolled up yoga mats in different colours. Beach bar chairs, beach and sea in the background
A group of woman sitting on grass enjoying beers together
A group of women join in a seated stretching class
Person sits on paddle board on the sea
Lady stands on windsurf during windsurf lesson

About BlitzFitness

Our combined fitness, Pilates and water sports on the fabulous Greek Island of Kefalonia could possibly be the perfect addition to your summertime adventures.

We are very excited to have teamed up with award-winning London fitness specialists BlitzFitness.  Blitz founder Karen has been successfully running outdoor training sessions for more than 10 years and has over 350 dedicated members.  Together we offer an inclusive short break of organised activities, relaxation and fun in the Greek sunshine. 

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For these special few days our BlitzFitness guests have the Lixouri Bay beach club exclusively to themselves. We create a wonderfully friendly atmosphere with fabulous food, comfortable accommodation and a first-class service dedicated to our guests.

Nestled among the olive groves and with stunning sea views, our lovely pool, taverna and bar are at the heart of this great little beach club. Great accommodation, zinging fresh local taverna food, and a friendly laid back atmosphere with plenty of soul, all make this a fantastic fitness and active holiday Greece.

All levels of fitness and abilities are welcome for both the watersports and active fitness sessions.

The highlights

  • Pilates by the beach
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Interval training
  • Lovely pool
  • Family-run hotel
  • Try windsurfing
  • Wild swims
  • Guided walks
  • Massage – extra
  • Free instruction

What’s included?

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Wild Swimming
A woman leads a yoga class, stretching up to her left
Pilates
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Paddle Boarding
Two people sail along in an RS Neo on the sea
Dinghy Sailing
A group of women doing pilates outside near the beach
Resistance Training
Two people seat next to each other reading books, sat on sun loungers on a beach with the sea in the background
Relaxing
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Wing Surfing
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Windsurfing
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Catamaran
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Running
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Coastal trails
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Massage
  • Return transfers
  • 4 nights accommodation (shared room) including breakfast
  • Arrival evening welcome drinks
  • 2 evening meals at the club
  • Daily resistance training on the beach
  • Daily pilates sessions
  • Use of all water sports equipment
  • Group tuition sailing/windsurfing
  • Sail away excursion
  • Local guided walk
  • Daily supported wild swims

This holiday cannot be booked on-line, please contact us


About Kefalonia

Kefalonia is one of a group of islands on the western side of Greece in the Ionian sea. It is the largest of the Ionian islands and boasts the third highest mountain range in Greece. Parts of the island are now national parks, home to wild horses, golden eagles and other protected flora and fauna.

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HOLIDAY DETAILS

Dates & Prices

20th – 24th June 2024 £665pp (shared room)

Recommended flight London Gatwick (LGW) to Kefalonia (EFL) with EasyJet

Fancy some extra days in the sun?

£75 per person per night extra for a private room

£50 per person per night for a shared room

This holiday cannot be booked on-line – please contact us.

What’s included

  • Return transfers
  • 4 nights accommodation (shared room) including breakfast
  • Arrival evening welcome drinks
  • 2 evening meals at the club
  • Daily high intensity interval training on the beach
  • Resistance training sessions on the beach
  • Daily Pilates sessions
  • Use of all water sports equipment
  • Group tuition sailing/windsurfing
  • Sail away excursion
  • Local guided walk
  • Daily supported wild swims
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Accommodation options

Lixouri Bay beach club

Our large studios, suites and apartments at Lixouri Bay beach club are comfortable and nicely presented. Most have outstanding sea views, overlooking the beach and across the bay to the mountains beyond. Spacious, cool and modern with self-catering facilities and tea / coffee making facilities. There’s an internal lift also if required and WIFI throughout.

We also have a lovely selection of villas, all very close by, which offer a little bit of exclusivity and independence that some families are looking for.

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Studio rooms (twins & doubles)
hotel room with 2 beds and another room
Suites (2 rooms twin & double)
two single beds in a hotel suite
Apartments ( 2 bedrooms twin & double)
A villa in the sunshine with a palm tree in the foreground
Villa Variko ( 3 bedrooms)

Food

What’s included

We offer this active holiday as a “Club Board” option – all breakfasts and 2 evening meals are included. This gives you the opportunity to choose lunch options and explore the local area and its fantastic scenic tavernas on a couple of evenings –  which is a must.

We love the food!

Don’t expect drab international fare – at the Club, you can expect to taste an excellent variety of locally sourced and fresh ingredients, served at the club taverna which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. From classic Greek kitchen dishes, seasonal salads and freshly grilled sardines, to a hearty club hamburger we will ensure that all dietary requirements are catered for as well as fussy eaters too!

Crisps, ice creams and a range of other snacks, plus a wide selection of drink and cocktails are available from the Beach Bar 11am – 6pm daily.

When it comes to drinks, Kefalonia has 48 varieties of grape grown locally, producing some very fine, internationally recognised wines worth trying, along with some fantastic Hellenic beers, there’s plenty to sample and enjoy and all are very reasonably priced.

A bowl of yogurt and fresh fruit
Greek Salad and other dishes
Tzatziki olives and more Greek food plates on a table

Breakfast

Breakfast is available every day between 8am and 10am. Sit down and indulge in the view and the morning sunshine whilst you fuel up for the day!

  • Fresh bread, jams and pastries
  • Muesli, cereal, yoghurt, fresh fruit, nuts, raisins
  • Daily cooked breakfast option
  • Juices, tea and coffee (Italian espresso & cappuccino coffee are available to purchase)

Lunches

A full lunch menu is available at the hotel from 12.30pm – 2pm every day, just order at the pool bar.

There is a wide selection of dishes on our menu from healthy salads to club sandwiches and light bites plus daily specials. Vegetarian and Vegan options are available too.

2 Inclusive evening meals

On arrival night after welcome drinks, we’ll organise a delicious Greek spread of grilled meats, fish and vegetables cooked on an open charcoal grill and served at our stunning rooftop restaurant.

On the last evening sundowners and a BBQ at the beach bar, followed by some tunes and dancing – a fabulous way to end the weekend!

In the local area

Here are some options to check out in the local area:

  • A sunset meal at one of the best beaches in the Greek islands is also a must. Petani beach and taverna  “Erasmia“. Only a 15 – 20 minute taxi ride from the club this place is incredible – get there early for a swim and settle down for a wonderful eating experience.
  • Head into town and Lixouri square, 5 – 10 minutes in a taxi from the club (1 taxi for 4 people is ~€10 one way). A wonderful place to watch the world go by with countless cafes, tavernas and bars. Whatever you do, don’t miss the best ice cream in the world at “I-Scream” – it’s divine and we love it!
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Instructors

BlitzFitness

Karen Crump is the founder of BlitzFitness – an award-winning outdoor fitness company based in London. You will be in good hands as Karen is a  Level 3 Advanced Instructor and Personal Trainer with over 10 years coaching experience.  A member of the industry organisation, CIMSPA, and also holds qualifications in nutrition, boot-camp fitness, and circuit training, among others.  Karen runs the sessions with herself and another trainer.  The two trainer approach to every fitness session allows BlitzFitness to provide a challenging and invigorating workout for all fitness levels. Whilst one trainer is teaching, the other provides careful and considerate technical attention to every client. BlitzFitness seeks to create a great group camaraderie.

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Melissa Ramini trained as a classical ballet dancer working at the English National Opera and as a dancer and at the Royal Opera House.  She later worked with contemporary dance companies. In 2003 she trained with The Pilates Foundation and teaches a mixture of the classical repertoire and evolved Pilates Matwork.  Melissa has taught at physio clinics, arts educational schools, sports clubs and privately. Melissa’s Pilates sessions which are run in the garden on the beach are a fabulous way to unwind from the days activities.

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BeyondBeach

Our hotel and beach team will ensure that everything from the almond milk in the morning buffet, to the high-speed catamaran blasting in the afternoon, is taken care of.

Safety on the water is, of course, our first priority. Fully qualified RYA instructors run the beach operation and are vigilant both on the beach and on the water in our registered rescue craft with handheld VHF radios, always working to strict safety ratios and other proven guidelines. Mandatory buoyancy aids, mast floats on all boats to prevent full capsizes, restricted sailing areas and a compulsory “safety clinic” at the start the holiday are just some of the many things we do.

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Getting there

Lixouri Bay beach club is quick easy to get to, with a reasonable flight time of 3hrs from the UK and many regional departure airport options direct to Kefalonia airport. Transfer is approximately 60 minutes.

Transfers

Arrival transfers are included and organised by us – all we need are your flight details. We will advise on the best flights/arrival times into Kefalonia.

On arrival in Kefalonia airport make your way to the arrivals gate exit, you’ll see our representive and Beyondbeach sign. It’s a 60 min transfer to the club.

FAQs

If you can’t find an answer then please ask…

How fit do I need to be?

AS there will be two trainers at each of the fitness sessions, we can accommodate a wide range of fitness levels and can offer alternative exercises for higher or lower intensity.  Each session will last for a minimum of 60 minutes so the ability to keep exercising for the duration which will include some running/jogging.

What is involved in the fitness sessions – what do we do? How long is each session?

The morning sessions are based around high intensity interval training (with some lower intensity options where necessary) including a combination of cardio, strength and core work and will predominantly take place on the local beaches.

The early evening Pilates sessions are calmer and quieter with an emphasis on core strength and general wellbeing set in beautiful beachside gardens.

Including the warm up and cool down, each session will last between 60 and 75 minutes.

I have never done Pilates before, can I take part in the daily eveing class?

Whilst some knowledge of Pilates is useful, it is not essential and we will ensure beginners are guided through the basic principles.

Do I have to partake in all the activities?

No not at all, you can do as much or as little as you like.  This is your time away and you can either be super-active all the time or spend more relaxing by the pool, the choice is totally up to you.

I can’t sail. Will I be able to participate in the sailing and windsurfing?

Yes of course.  Our RYA trained instructors are always on hand down on the beach to help you up and out on the water!  We also hold daily teaching clinics in either sailing or windsurfing and last year we had complete beginners out sailing both dinghies and windsurfs on their own after only 4 days.

I am travelling on my own. Is it safe and suitable for me?

Most definitely. Everyone on the fitness weekend are on the same flights, so you all get the same transfer to the hotel and are therefore never on your own or without any familiar faces. The hotel is small and personal and pretty much everyone staying there will be on the fitness weekend.

What’s the weather like and is it too hot for working out?

The weather is usually absolutely perfect in June and September.  Not too hot in the midday sun and still warm in the evenings.  The high-intensity workout takes place at about 8am so it is a perfect temperature and not too hot and the Pilates at 6 o’clock in the evening once the heat of the sun has calmed.

What meals are included?

Breakfast and two evening meals are included. These are on your arrival and final evenings. Lunch and dinner on non-inclusive nights are available at the club taverna. Alternatively, there are various restaurants and tavernas in Lixouri Town and the local area.

What is the food like? I am gluten / dairy free.

The food at the hotel is excellent.  It’s locally sourced, fresh and all cooked from the kitchen by the fantastic extended Greek family who run the hotel. They are always more than happy to cater to all  dietary needs.

Is the transfer included?

Blitz Fitness Holidays have transfers included. Fitness Is. does not have transfer included.

How many people / ages / mixed groups?

There are a maximum of 30 people on the weekend and both men and women are most welcome.  Last year the age range was from 19 to 55, with the majority being ladies in their 30’s and 40’s.

Who are the instructors?

The instructors for the fitness classes are both from London based fitness specialist BlitzFitness.  The watersports instructors at the Beach Club are all RYA qualified and based out in Kefalonia with Sea-Trek for the summer season.

Are there any Spa or Massage options?

Yes, there is a Spa a short taxi ride away and we can arrange massages on site at the hotel.  Both will need to be pre-booked before your holiday.

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