C California Style

Shape Up For Summer

by C California Style

Destinations, diets and regimens to get you recharged and ready

THE DESTINATIONS

With summer tantalizingly close, take a moment to reset: Whether it’s a change in diet that favors lighter, plant-based fare; a retreat to restore and revitalize from the inside out; or a holistic regimen of physical activity, these detox options all pack a healing punch.

AJA MALIBU
A gorgeous environment in which to unplug and recalibrate through workshops, movement and meditation.
$15,000/week; ajamalibu.com.

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THE PEARL LAGUNA
Spend a week eating alkaline plant-based foods in between daily hikes, twice-daily yoga sessions and afternoon massages.
$5,250/week; thepearllaguna.com.

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TWO BUNCH PALMS yoga dome. Photography courtesy of Two Bunch Palms.

TWO BUNCH PALMS
Lounge in the natural hot springs, indulge in the spa or work up a sweat in the movement classes.
From $330/night; twobunchpalms.com.


Photography courtesy of Lauren Roxburgh.

THE MOVEMENT

For body alignment specialist Lauren Roxburgh, it all starts with fascia: the thin layer of connective tissue that lies under the skin and wraps around every muscle and organ. Her foam-rolling program targets these areas, improving posture, strengthening the core and even helping to minimize cellulite. laurenroxburgh.com.


THE TECHNOLOGY

The space-age-looking chamber used in the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment, on offer at Ciel Spa by Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness at the SLS Hotel, delivers oxygen under pressure—promoting healing and collagen production, and accelerating brain function.
465 S. La Cienega Blvd., B.H., 310-246-5560; sbe.com.


Photography courtesy of The DB Method.

THE EQUIPMENT

Turns out, we’ve been doing our squats all wrong: Erika Rayman’s The DB Method makes it easy to achieve a great butt. “Traditional squats put all your weight in your quads, and [put] pressure on your knees,” she says. “With The DB Method you sit back, shifting the center of gravity and effectively targeting the glutes for an intense booty workout.”
$189; thedbmethod.com.


PRO TIP: “To get our clients ready for summer, we attack stubborn spots and cellulite with Vanquish technology and the Z-Wave. There’s no downtime, so it’s a great alternative to surgery.” —Gina Mari, Esthetician, Beverly Hills.


THE SUPPLEMENTS

The space-age-looking chamber used in the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment, on offer at Ciel Spa by Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness at the SLS Hotel, delivers oxygen under pressure—promoting healing and collagen production, and accelerating brain function.
465 S. La Cienega Blvd., B.H., 310-246-5560; sbe.com.

Written by KELLY ATTERTON.

 

This article originally appeared in the May 2017 issue of C Magazine.