Friday, January 30, 2015

New Year, New You ! - From the Retreat Spa Team

Start 2015 with the best of intentions by committing yourself to you! Take advantage of our monthly special offers and treat yourself to some me’ time in the indulgent surroundings of The Retreat Spa. Forget those guilty Christmas splurges and start in January with the ‘New Year, New You’ special offer. Reveal a glowing skin with this sublime Full Body Salt & Oil Exfoliation before submitting to an Aromatherapy Back Massage, leaving you feeling refreshed, relaxed and renewed. 

We also have an amazing offer on a course of the results-driven Advanced Enzyme Facial. Available only in the winter months due to the highly active ingredients, this facial will deliver immediate results and is advised to be taken in a course of 4 facials once a year to counteract all the negative effects of the previous year, such as sun damage, smoking and environmental stress. Reveal your skin’s inner beauty for results that last.

Commit yourself to a Gym Membership and give yourself the best gift of all… health and vitality. Watch out for our new Gym Membership schemes and the B-Fit Café. Opening in early 2015, it provides a relaxing area for all our Gym Members, offering healthy options and nutritional boosters to enhance your exercise regimes.
We are also launching a new ESPA facial product - the Optimal Skin ProCleanser. This innovative Tri-Phase Cleanser is an all-in-one gel cleanser, exfoliator and mask and gives a time-saving revolutionary approach to daily cleansing. Beautifully versatile, it suits all skin types and ages, whilst enhancing any skin care routine. An every day luxury cleanser that feels anything but everyday!

Christmas is over but Valentine’s Day is soon approaching!
What do you give the one you love for Valentine’s Day when you have given them everything their heart desires for Christmas? Watch this space in next month’s newsletter for our Valentine’s Special Offers.

What could be more appropriate than a Retreat Spa Gift Voucher? Closely situated to the birthplace of the Goddess of Love ‘Aphrodite’, The Retreat Spa offers an array of sublime treatments to choose from. Allow our specially trained hands to take your loved ones on a journey of indulgence or even better… join them in our dedicated Couple’s Suite...  The Perfect Gift!!

For more information on what is on offer at The Retreat Spa every month, visit Spa Offers or Tel: +357 26 828100

Monday, January 26, 2015

Aphrodite Hills Golf - Members Vs Staff

When Members took on the Golf Staff !!!

On Monday 8th December 2014 both Staff and Members at Aphrodite Hills Golf faced one another for the second time in an 18-hole Fourball Betterball event.

The event was organised by staff member, Stewart McMahon and Club Captain, Sir David O’Dowd. It was the Members who took the upper hand in the early stages, leaving a result of 3.5 - 1.5. The AphroditeHills Team were kitted out in Aphrodite Hills uniforms for the day with an embroidered commemorative logo kindly organised by staff member, David Stone. The game was played in good weather, good spirits and with a great sporting sense.

Overall this was a fantastic event and the turnout from both Staff and Members was exceptional. Perhaps next year the Staff will be able to turn things around and win back the trophy!! After the game, the traditional visit to the 19th hole followed, for lunch and beverages kindly donated by the Members. The Director of the Golf Club, Andrew Darker gave an excellent speech and handed the trophy to Club Captain, Sir David O’ Dowd, during which he had the unenviable task in announcing the match score.

Many thanks go to all who participated and organised the event - and to all those who supported such a great day. We look forward to the third challenge next year!!!

The Teams were as follows:
Members                                                                    Staff
Ray Smith - Yiannis Demetriou                                 Andrew Darker - Tom Brewer
Matt Wake - Timothy Wilson                                    David Hollows - Stephanos Stephanou
David O’ Dowd - Graham Dye                                  Stewart McMahon - Holger Cahnbley
Stuart MacTavish - Nicos Pinotsis                             Robby Robinson - Mark Cole
Chris Smith - Petra Pinotsis                                       Chryso Lasonos - Marina Vasilieva

Click here for more information on what is happening at Aphrodite Hills Golf this year: AH Golf Events

Monday, January 19, 2015

Valentine's Weekend at Aphrodite Hills Resort

What better place to celebrate Valentine's with the one you love than the idyllic setting where Aphrodite "the goddess of LOVE"
emerged from the foams of the Mediterranean sea. 

For more information or reservations:
Tel: +357 26 828282 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Aphrodite Hills Golf goes Social !

We are pleased to officially announce the launch of our new
Aphrodite Hills Golf Facebook Page and Twitter Account!

It’s our new media platform designed to communicate directly with Members and Guests on a daily basis. Golf fans of Aphrodite Hills Golf will be able to find out about the latest events updates, product news, offers, international golf news and see daily photos on and off the Golf Course… and much, much more! Our new pages will enable fans to share their own experiences at Aphrodite Hills Golf and a chance to communicate with us via the wall application.

Visit AphroditeHills Golf on our Facebook Page and make sure you LIKE US !!!!!
Follow Aphrodite Hills Golf on Twitter: @Aphrodite_Golf and stay tuned!!

We hope you find the sites helpful and informative! For any additional information on Aphrodite Hills Golf, be sure to look up our website on: Aphrodite Hills Golf

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Year Fitness Focus from our Retreat Spa Team

Pilates V’s Yoga

Yoga and Pilates are often thrown into the same category. True, they are similar practices, they both focus on the breathing and lower-impact workouts, but they have some major differences that many people don't recognise. The first thing to keep in mind is that there are many different forms of Yoga and Pilates, which makes determining the distinctions between them a tough assignment. But let's give it a try by exploring some of the differences.
Mind & Body
Both Yoga and Pilates bring an understanding that the mind and body are connected. While Pilates focuses on creating an understanding that the mind and body are connected and how this can help in everyday life, Yoga focuses on the mind/body/spirit connection, especially through meditation.
The Workout
In both practices, you gain strength and flexibility. Pilates classes offer a total body workout, but focus on aligning the spine and strengthening the core. The exercises done in Pilates classes almost always involve regimented movements to gain core and spine strength. Some classes and one-to-one sessions use machines to gain strength, while others keep you on the mat and use your body's resistance to build results.

In a Yoga class, you work out every muscle equally. Core strength is definitely an important element in Yoga, but it is more of a piece of Yoga, rather than the entire focus. Each posture is accompanied by a counter-posture to ensure you create balance in your body. 

Breathing Techniques
Breathing and concentration techniques are important in both Yoga and Pilates practices. In energetic flow-based Yoga classes, yogis breathe in and out through the nose, matching these deep breaths to the movements and postures.
In Pilates classes, you inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth to enhance muscle contraction, especially at abdominals and pelvic area, connecting your breathing with movements. 

Is Pilates or Yoga for You?
If you are certain you want your practice to be spiritual and are looking to manage your stress, Yoga may be the better option for you. If your priority is to focus on your back, previous injury issues, hip, knee problems, or simply just improve your posture and core strength, Pilates may be a better fit.
If you don't know where to start, try them both. That's the only way to really discover which practice you will enjoy more and benefit from the most.

Click here for more information on our Retreat Spa Fitness: Retreat Spa Fitness