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Pilates holidays and retreats

Balance. Core. Strength.

Pilates is a form of exercise that was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. It is a low-impact, full-body workout that emphasizes proper breathing, spinal alignment and controlled movements. Pilates improves your posture, stability, coordination and breathing. The gentle, small yet fluid movements create a strong core (abdominals and back) and increase balance and coordination. Pilates is an ingenious training method inspired by yoga, tai chi, mensendieck, the Alexander Technique and physiotherapy. These exercises can be performed on a mat or using specialized equipment such as a reformer, which utilizes springs and pulleys to provide resistance. Pilates is popular for improving flexibility, balance and posture, as well as building strength and endurance. There are many variations of Pilates, ranging from beginner to advanced levels and it can be customized to suit individual needs and goals. Find below our Pilates retreats and holidays.
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Boshotel Vlodrop
220 Reviews
Vlodrop, Netherlands
Yoga, Detox and Pilates in a spacious Limburgian hotel with fantastic service and extensive wellness. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Free entrance to the Spa during the weekend worth € 17,50 per day
  • For repeat guests: free upgrade to a suite
  • Check-out at Noon instead of 11 AM on Sunday
Badhotel Domburg
498 Reviews
Domburg, Netherlands
Great hospitality and excellent service at this hotel with renovated wellness centre. Sea-side location with dunes and forests. For relaxing yoga, Pilates and mindfulness weekends. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Check-out at 12 instead of 11am
  • For repeating guests: a little present in the room
Hotel GaloMar Galo Resort Puurenkuur
10 Reviews
Caniço, Funchal, Madeira (Portugal)
This fantastic adults-only holiday resort by the sea offers an impressive list of activities that challenges even the most active of holidaymakers. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Spa-giftvoucher worth € 30 per room (minimal stay of 5 nights)
  • 10% discount on pre-booked spa treatments in the Ashoka SPA
Annabelle
Paphos, Cyprus
The warmth of the Cypriot people, the beauty of nature and pure relaxation in the Ouranos Wellbeing Spa, that and much more is the 5-star Annabelle Hotel. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • No single supplement (applicable in all roomtypes except inland view room, not applicable in July and August) 
  • Free daily participation on week activities schedule - valid for stays with a min. of 5 nights, for shorter stays there is a surcharge of € 10 per class
Hotel Botánico & The Oriental Spa Garden | Puurenkuur Official Sales Office Benelux
24 Reviews
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
A luxury, Asian-inspired 5* hotel with top Thai spa, tropical gardens and impeccable service. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Complimentary spa credit voucher worth € 75 per person per stay
  • 10% discount on the room rate when you pre-book a spa package
Sianji Wellbeing Resort
87 Reviews
Turgutreis, Bodrum, Turkey
Detox, fitness and wellness programmes. Luxury and relaxation. Sun and sea. At Sianji Wellbeing Resort, you’ll have it all. At a competitive price. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Reduced rates for single travellers
  • For repeating guests: 10% discount on the roomrate, programma and meals (valid for a minimum stay of 5 nights)
My Arbor
S. Andrea, South-Tyrol, Italy
A modern and luxurious, adults-only tree house style hotel with 2500 m2 of spa in a skiing and hiking area in the Italian Dolomites. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Minimum stay 3 nights: spa credit voucher worth € 30 per room
  • Minimum stay 5 nights: spa credit voucher worth € 50 per room
  • Minimum stay 7 nights: spa credit voucher worth € 80 per room
  • Repeat clients (who stayed in My Arbor with Puurenkuur before): all above + free one day 'cuddle nest'
Absolute Sanctuary
17 Reviews
Koh Samui, Thailand
With its Mediterranean inspired architecture, this stunning boutique wellness hotel, on the tropical island of Koh Samui in Thailand is true paradise for yoga, detox , fitness and Pilates lovers. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Discount on your stay until August 2023! - already calculated in the shown price (not combinable with free nights) - book before 31 July 2023
  • 1 free bonus night when booking a min. stay of 7 nights
  • A free giftvoucher worth € 100 to be spent in the Spa (minimum stay of 5 nights)
  • Free room upgrade (upon availability on arrival)
  • For repeat guests: bonus nights (7=5 and 10=7) when you have booked a stay in Absolute Sactuary before via Puurenkuur OR 10% extra discount for stays before 31 August 2023
COMO Shambhala Estate
9 Reviews
Gianyar, Bali, Bali (Indonesia)
Next level personal attention (you will have your own personal assistant!). The COMO Shambhala Estate team is incredibly dedicated to make your stay the best it can be and give you an exclusive experience. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Discount for single travellers on the room rates 
  • When booking twin/double stay: Spa giftvoucher worth 100 USD per room (min. 5 nights stay) 
  • For repeat guests: a complimentary room upgrade to the next room type (if available at time of booking) (you booked a stay at COMO Shambhala through Puurenkuur before)
Shanti-Som
76 Reviews
Malaga, Spain
The beauty and serenity of Bali yet closer to home. This is Shanti-Som. Secluded and intimate. This is where you’ll rediscover yourself. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Complimentary return airport transfer from Malaga - Shanti-Som OR 1 massage (min. stay 5 nights)
  • Complimentary access to 2 extra yoga classes in group (only when booking a cure package of min. 6 nights)
  • For repeaters complimentary spa credit voucher worth € 80 per person (only when booking a cure package) + a free room upgrade to Junior Suite (subject to availability at time of check-in)
137 Reviews
Koh Samui, Thailand
An experience. Life changing. Unforgettable. Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary is all of this…and more. But words alone cannot describe Kamalaya. Kamalaya needs to be experienced. read more
Puurenkuur Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Spa-giftvoucher worth € 150 per person
  • 1x free activity (min. stay 9 nights) OR 2x free activities (min. stay 14 nights) with choice of cooking class, sunset cruise, Koh Samui cultural tour, Temple Tour OR wellness credit of 5,000 THB (book before 30 June 2023, stay before 31 October 2023)
  • Discount on room rate for stays with min. 21 nights! (book before 10 October 2023, stay before 31 October 2023)
  • Discounted accommodation rates for all Puurenkuur travellers (included in the price)
  • 20% discount on the roomrate for the hillside rooms (not applicable for the garden- or seaview hillside rooms) for single travellers from May - October (included in the price)
  • For repeating Kamalaya clients: 1 bonus night when booking a stay of min. 7 nights (valid for stays between 1 March - 22 December 2023 and 1 - 31 March 2024 - this discount isn't calculated in the shown rates yet)
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What is Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise that was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. It is a low-impact, full-body workout that emphasizes proper breathing, spinal alignment and controlled movements. Pilates improves your posture, stability, coordination and breathing. The gentle, small yet fluid movements create a strong core (abdominals and back) and increase balance and coordination. Pilates is an ingenious training method inspired by yoga, tai chi, mensendieck, the Alexander Technique and physiotherapy. The Pilates method consists of a series of exercises that target the core muscles, including the abdominals, lower back and pelvic floor. These exercises can be performed on a mat or using specialized equipment such as a reformer, which utilizes springs and pulleys to provide resistance. Pilates is popular for improving flexibility, balance and posture, as well as building strength and endurance. It is often recommended as a complementary therapy for individuals recovering from injuries or managing chronic conditions such as back pain or arthritis. There are many variations of Pilates, ranging from beginner to advanced levels, and it can be customized to suit individual needs and goals. Pilates is also commonly used in combination with other forms of exercise, such as yoga or cardio workouts, to provide a well-rounded fitness routine. 

Who is Pilates for 

Pilates is for everyone: young or old, fit or full of good intentions to get fit. Pilates classes and holidays are suitable for all. As it uses gentle, small, concentrated movements an no jolting is involved, Pilates is a good form of exercise for injury-prone people, those new to exercise, heavily overweight and mature sports people. Physiotherapists all over the world recognise the health benefits Pilates offers during rehabilitation or to compliment regular treatment of chronic conditions.

Core-stability

Pilates can be done on a mat using body weight, or alternatively on Pilates equipment. It is a highly effective workout to both strengthen and lengthen all the muscles in the body. However, the star of the show is your core: i.e., the stomach, back and pelvic floor muscles. Pilates exercises recruit these muscles, making them stronger. A strong core is the foundation for good posture. Standing correctly and sitting up straight become second nature through Pilates. A strong core also provides strength and balance when performing your daily activities. This is how Pilates helps protect your back, reducing the risk of injury.

Pilates 'The art of controllogy'

Joseph Pilates, the inventor of the exercise, described his method as 'the art of controllogy'. Pure mental focus will grant you control over your body. Which is why you won’t hear any loud music or thudding beats during a Pilates class. Some instructors do use calming background music.