Balance December 2017 - 58

t

esc

tis

ape ar

DE ST INAT ION:
P HU K E T, T HAI LAN D

If you want a dynamic winter sun
holiday to optimise your health, head
to Thailand's best-kept sporting secret

Holiday like an
athlete

AT A G LANC E

P

Booking info:
thanyapura.com
When: Phuket is
an all year round
destination but 'high
season' (Nov to Feb)
draws most tourists.
Cost: Rooms from
£78 in low season to
£104 in high season,
including breakfast,
fitness centre, pools
and group classes.
Packages, including
meals, training
and detoxes, are
also available.

58

huket, Thailand, is about more that
just 'that beach'. It's where the world's
finest professional and amateur
athletes often gather to train with some of the
best coaches in southern Asia. Regular guests
include Jenson Button, Maria Sharapova and
Olympic teams from all over the world, giving
Thanyapura the headiest of fitness nicknames,
'The Olympic Hotel'.
After a 14-hour flight to Phuket, a 20 minute
car ride gets you to Thanyapura. With a giant
golden Buddha at the main entrance to the car
park it seemed quiet. No sergeant major style
coaches running around yelling at groups of
sweat-drenched fitness fanatics.
'Whatever their discipline or level, it's vital
for any athlete to be in the right place mentally
as well as physically to perform at their best,'
says resort chief executive Chris McCormack.
'That's why we have a wellness centre offering
specialised treatments for sportspeople and

BA LA N CE December 2017

a sports science clinic as well as all the fitness
facilities. We give anyone with a passion for
sports a taste of what it's like being a pro-athlete.'
Here, amateurs can pick up tips on skills
and techniques in the morning, then, after a
specially prepared nutritious recovery breakfast,
can have a sports massage, some physiotherapy
or a mind-training class. 'The idea is to work
on the person as a whole, which is essential
whether they're competing just for fun or
representing their country,' explains Chris.

FACILITIES FOR ALL
Chris himself is no slouch, having previously
won the Ironman World Championship (one of
the toughest race events) not once, but twice,
in 2007 and 2010. He oversees Thanyapura's
facilities including two Olympic-sized
swimming pools, six tennis courts, several
mountain biking arenas and a monster athletics
track. Even the medical centre offers everything


http://www.thanyapura.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Balance December 2017

Balance December 2017 - 1
Balance December 2017 - 2
Balance December 2017 - 3
Balance December 2017 - 4
Balance December 2017 - 5
Balance December 2017 - 6
Balance December 2017 - 7
Balance December 2017 - 8
Balance December 2017 - 9
Balance December 2017 - 10
Balance December 2017 - 11
Balance December 2017 - 12
Balance December 2017 - 13
Balance December 2017 - 14
Balance December 2017 - 15
Balance December 2017 - 16
Balance December 2017 - 17
Balance December 2017 - 18
Balance December 2017 - 19
Balance December 2017 - 20
Balance December 2017 - 21
Balance December 2017 - 22
Balance December 2017 - 23
Balance December 2017 - 24
Balance December 2017 - 25
Balance December 2017 - 26
Balance December 2017 - 27
Balance December 2017 - 28
Balance December 2017 - 29
Balance December 2017 - 30
Balance December 2017 - 31
Balance December 2017 - 32
Balance December 2017 - 33
Balance December 2017 - 34
Balance December 2017 - 35
Balance December 2017 - 36
Balance December 2017 - 37
Balance December 2017 - 38
Balance December 2017 - 39
Balance December 2017 - 40
Balance December 2017 - 41
Balance December 2017 - 42
Balance December 2017 - 43
Balance December 2017 - 44
Balance December 2017 - 45
Balance December 2017 - 46
Balance December 2017 - 47
Balance December 2017 - 48
Balance December 2017 - 49
Balance December 2017 - 50
Balance December 2017 - 51
Balance December 2017 - 52
Balance December 2017 - 53
Balance December 2017 - 54
Balance December 2017 - 55
Balance December 2017 - 56
Balance December 2017 - 57
Balance December 2017 - 58
Balance December 2017 - 59
Balance December 2017 - 60
Balance December 2017 - 61
Balance December 2017 - 62
Balance December 2017 - 63
Balance December 2017 - 64
Balance December 2017 - 65
Balance December 2017 - 66
Balance December 2017 - 67
Balance December 2017 - 68
Balance December 2017 - 69
Balance December 2017 - 70
Balance December 2017 - 71
Balance December 2017 - 72
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BALANCE_OCTOBER_2019
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/balanceseptember2019
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/balancejuly2019
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/Balance_June_2019
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/balancemay2019
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/balance_april_2019
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceMarch19
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceFebruary19
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceJanuary2019
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceDecember2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceNovember2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceOctober2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceSeptember2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceAugust2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceJuly2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceJune2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceMay2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceApril2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceMarchIssue2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceFebruary18
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceJanIssue2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/balancedecember2017
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/balancenovember2017
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceOctober2017
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceSeptIssue2017
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceJulyIssue2017
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceJuneIssue2017
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceMayIssue2017
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceAprilIssue2017
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceMarchIssue17
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceFebruaryIssue2017
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceJanuaryIssue2017
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceDecember2016
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceNovember2016
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceOctober2016
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceSeptember2016
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceJuly2016
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceJune2016
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceMay2016
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceLaunchEditionApril2016
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/Balance2016
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/BalanceNov
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/Balance/Balance
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com