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09 March 2015

Belmond El Encanto launches tailor made wellness package inspired by the elements
Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara, California has partnered with a local fitness expert to launch ‘Spring into Fitness’, a tailor made wellness package inspired by the elements.

Designed with leading personal trainer Nora Tobin, ‘Spring into Fitness’ is designed to help guests kickstart training and achieve their health and wellness goals. Tobin customises the package to each guest’s individual needs based around four elemental themes – Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water.

‘Earth’ includes outdoor activities such as scenic hiking and boot camps with grounding spa treatments such as ‘Life is Good’, an energising scrub infused with organic sugar, espresso and cacao with banana blossom. ‘Wind’, meanwhile, focuses on breathing and meditation techniques, with options including yoga classes and oxygen spa treatments.

For guests choosing ‘Fire’, Tobin suggests combining high intensity, calorie-burning activities such as kickboxing with a metabolism-boosting nutrition consultation and an invigorating ‘Aroma Stone’ massage. Drawing on the resort’s sweeping ocean views, ‘Water’ can include aqua aerobics; a choice of paddle boarding, kayaking or an invigorating ocean swim; and a hydrating spa treatment.

Whichever element inspires guests’ journey as they ‘Spring into Fitness’, Belmond El Encanto’s location in the Santa Barbara hills provides an idyllic backdrop. From an early-morning yoga session overlooking the Pacific Ocean to a scenic hike, this package is sure to inspire guests to meet their fitness goals all year long.

Available until 30th June 2015, Belmond El Encanto’s two-night ‘Spring into Fitness’ package starts from $725 (approx. £472) per night and includes luxury accommodation with daily breakfast; $170 (approx. £111) spa credit per person; two on-site fitness classes*; and one off-site adventure** or nutrition consultation. To book or for more information, call 0845 077 2222 or visit

Notes to Editors

* On-Site Fitness Classes:
  • Bootcamps (strength training and cardio)
  • Toned Class (combines cardio and core moves)
  • Foundation Training (core stabilisation training designed to reduce chronic pain, improve posture and give clients a strong foundation for an active life)
  • Tennis and Golf Performance (combines rotational power movements, speed, agility and rehab to improve performance)
  • Personal Training (one-on-one specialised programme)
  • Pilates
  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Yoga Sculpt
  • Zumba
  • Barre
  • Fitness Swim Class
  • Aquatic Aerobics
  • Step Aerobics
  • Kick Boxing
  • Speed Walk
** Off-Site Adventure:
  • Scenic Hiking
  • Ocean Paddle Boarding
  • Beach Run/Walk
  • Beach Bootcamp
  • Beach Volleyball Lessons or Games
  • Ocean Swim
  • Ocean Kayak

About Nora Tobin Based in Santa Barbara, California, Nora Tobin’s motto is to “Look Fabulous, Live Fulfilled, and Thrive”. An athlete, trainer, health & wellness expert, and model, Tobin was voted as one of the 50 Hottest Female Trainers in America by SHAPE Magazine in

About Belmond:

Belmond is a global collection of exceptional hotel and luxury travel adventures in some of the world’s most inspiring and enriching destinations. Established almost 40 years ago with the acquisition of Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Company owns and operates 46 unique and distinctive hotel, rail and river cruise experiences in many of the world’s most celebrated destinations. From city landmarks to intimate resorts, the collection includes Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg; Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro; Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya; and Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara. Belmond also encompasses safaris, six luxury tourist trains including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, three river cruises and ‘21’, one of New York’s most storied restaurants.

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