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Anna Kaiser's Ojai Valley Workout Retreat
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Fitness Retreat Alert: Doing It Anna Kaiser Style In Ojai


September 11, 2017

By now it might be pretty obvious: we’re obsessed with Anna Kaiser, founder of AKT (the Anna Kaiser technique), and we’re happy to report that she’s hosting the ultimate fitness retreat in beautiful Ojai, California this October 18-23.

Anna’s classes are famous for their blend of dance, HIIT, kickboxing, yoga, plyometrics, and strength training, and they’re the antidote for any bored, trend-based, painfully repetitive routine you’re currently following. That’s because they’re fun. In other words, Anna’s long weekend in Ojai is the perfect re-set, workout, and retreat—all in one.

The getaway, which happens at the luxe Ojai Valley Inn & Spa (picture a cluster of casitas along lavender and rose garden-lined paths), will feature farm-to-table meals (oh hey, Cali produce), daily AKT workouts, and a staggering range of other activities. The spa is just outside the untouched Los Padres national forest for exceptional hiking, horseback riding, or bike rides. If your idea of a post-workout relax sesh is a little lower-key, there are silk scarf painting classes and apothecary workshops to choose from. And because a trip to Cali isn’t complete without some wine tasting, there will be both wine and olive oil tastings—plus art classes with a little wine on the side. Oh, and gorgeous sparkling pools for all the lounging you can handle.

Why, exactly, are we obsessed with Anna? If this perfect retreat programming doesn’t explain why we think she’s a goddess, read CB founder Robin Shobin’s first experience with AKT: she essentially fell in love with the routine.

To learn more, contact Laura here: [email protected].


It’s tough to believe, but Anna Kaiser just had a baby (seriously). She gave readers advice on lifting weights while pregnant, and how far into pregnancy you should be working out.
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