17.11.08

LES MILLS FESTIVAL IN CYPRUS (15-16/11/2008)





Last weekend I’ve attended the annual Les Mills festival in Cyprus, and that was fantastic!

First of all, the location. Coral Beach Hotel and Resort in Paphos is a beautiful place to visit and stay for a couple of days or more. From my room balcony I could enjoy a view of the picturesque landscape where the sea looked more like a placid lake surrounded by the rich green frame of tropic trees and cypresses. The sun was shining, the weather was really nice and summer-like, and that was a good start for a really impressive and exciting two-days sport event.



Yes, the spirit of festival was all over the place. I could not imagine how many people would come and join the fascinating program made of a range of various fitness classes and presentations, including Body Attack, Body Combat, Body Jam, Body Pump, Body Step, Body Vive and, of course, my favorite Body Balance! And you shouldn’t be a very well trained and perfectly fit person to enjoy a great fun of this event – all sort of people of all ages and body shapes were rubbing shoulders at a huge hall designed for training sessions and sharing a genuine joy of being together and doing sport together.








And, of course, our instructors were great! I believe that 50% percent of the success in doing exercises belongs to the quality of the coaching and the understanding of people’s needs. We come to classes to get fit, to lose some fat but also to have fun and get a real change from our everyday routine at work. And our instructors were the best! They made us feeling involved and engaged, they’d never forgotten to praise our good performance and cheer up our spirit during the exhausting training sessions. Sometimes, I felt like a real professional, and that experience was unforgettable.



I will definitely go to Les Mills festival next year, because this is a great chance to feel myself involved and being the part of a big community, to meet new friends, to share experience and have fun and happiness which last much longer than just a weekend.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your article is great!!! seems like a great experience and more people should join next year!
Pascale Tabet

Maria Body Balance said...

wow Lana, yes what a totally fun weekend and what a beautiful article. Thank you so much for coming this weekend, it was fantastic to see you and hang out and see a friend face down in the crowd! Next year is definately a date!!!! - Maria BB

Maria Body Balance said...

P.S. you are strong and fit and it is always a pleasure to have you in class :-)

Lana Kurbatsky said...

Thank you all for your comments!
Now I am keen to join a Body Vive class once it's available at our Gym.
Maria, we're waiting for you!!

Anonymous said...

your article is great.i was too in paphos and i had great time...

Anonymous said...

Way to go Lana!! I just discovered your post and reading it made me re-live for a few minutes the amazing time we have all had at the festival :)
And i got your link at the facebook LES MILLS BODY COMBAT CYPRUS group!!

Lana Kurbatsky said...

Thank you for the link, and I'm looking forward to the forthcoming Less Mills gathering at Enaerios, Limassol.