I can’t wait to workout with Marie Claire readers in Portugal’s stunning Pine Cliffs Resort! You’ll learn how to train, as well as develop a positive mindset around fitness.Zanna Van Dijk
Shape up in Portugal with Zanna Van Dijk
Zanna Van Dijk believes that we can all become the very best version of ourselves, and has co-founded the hugely popular #girlgains movement. Designed to encourage women to gain strength, health and fitness, while boosting confidence and happiness, #girlgains is an inclusive and supportive fitness community with a huge social-media following. And now, you can benefit from Van Dijk's wealth of experience face-to-face on a four-day fitness and wellness break, created exclusively for Marie Claire readers.
Staying at the luxurious Pine Cliffs Resort, A Luxury Collection Resort in Portugal's Algarve, you'll receive fitness expertise and group training directly from Van Dijk, who works as a personal trainer in London, as well as blogging and vlogging about exercise, mindfulness and travel. Van Dijk will guide and support you as you workout, sharing her fitness tips and leading you through workouts ranging from stretching sessions to intense HIIT circuits. She'll also teach mindset and meditation workshops.
'My fitness philosophy is to learn to love to move your body,' she says. 'There is no right way to train, just the way that works for you and which you enjoy. I'm looking forward to hanging out with everyone over the weekend, so we can get to know each other and learn from each other's experiences. I hope by the time everyone leaves, they'll not only have learnt how to train, but also have developed a positive mindset around fitness. My goal is to instil daily habits that will last a lifetime.'
Exclusive training programme with Zanna
Stay at Portugal’s stunning Pine Cliffs Resort
Your expert guides
- Four nights' accommodation at the Pine Cliffs Resort, including breakfast; transfers between Faro airport and resort (flights not included)
- Breakfast everyday and two dinners
- Zanna Van Dijk's exclusive fitness and wellness programme, featuring mindset and meditation workshops, stretching and workout sessions
- 20-minute spa treatment
- Afternoon hike
Day1Sept 28: Check in to Pine CliffsAlbufeira, Portugal
Check in to the lovely Pine Cliffs resort. Perched above sandy Falésia beach, it offers fantastic facilities, fabulous views, first-class accommodation and excellent food.
Your exclusive retreat kicks off with welcome drinks with Zanna who will then lead a mindset session before joining you for dinner.
Day2Sept 29: Workout, nutrition and meditationAlbufeira, Portugal
After breakfast you will get the day started with an exclusive morning workout with Zanna. This will be followed by a fascinating nutrition talk, with the opportunity to ask Zanna your questions.
This afternoon Zanna will give you an introduction to meditation. In between activities you have the chance to explore the resort's myriad facilities, walk or swim on beautiful Falésia beach.
Day3Sept 30: Stretch and hikeAlbufeira, Portugal
After breakfast, Zanna will lead a morning stretch session that is guaranteed to blow any cobwebs away.
This afternoon she will lead you on a beautiful beach hike. Tonight, she will join you for dinner at one of Pine Cliff's fabulous restaurants.
Day4Oct 1: Workout and relaxAlbufeira, Portugal
Zanna takes you for a final work out this morning before you have the afternoon and evening to relax, enjoy your complimentary treatment at Serenity Spa, head to the beach, use the fantastic facilities and reflect on a great few days.
Day5Oct 2: Return homeAlbufeira, Portugal
After a leisurely breakfast, it's time to return home - unless you have decided to extend your stay. Transfers to the airport will be organised.
Pine Cliffs Resort
'Pine Cliffs Resort is the ideal location for taking control of your mental and physical wellbeing,' says Van Dijk. 'It's beautiful - you can kick-back, relax and meditate, but also find the perfect spot for a workout with a view.'
One of the most stunning properties in the Algarve, Pine Cliffs Resort stretches out along a series of dramatic red cliffs, above sandy Falésia beach. Inspired by the region's Moorish roots, the modern rooms are designed with a blend of Portuguese tilework and cool, neutral colours. It's a stylish, serene setting in which to exercise before relaxing by one of the outdoor pools or in the hotel's Serenity Spa, where you'll enjoy a 20-minute spa treatment as part of your stay.
Healthy dining options include a delicious, fresh colourful menu of salads and juices at Zest, seafood at the Beach Club and Portuguese in the Piri Piri Steak House. Join one of the most inspiring women on the UK's wellness scene for a holiday that will leave you feeling fitter, healthier and happier.