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Interview: Helmut Waldhuber – Warrior X Retreats

Helmut Waldhuber - Warrior X Retreats

Website: https://www.warriorx.fit

Our favourite fitness guru talks us through the benefits of healthy living:

Describe to us what it is that you do?
I am passionate about human wellbeing and I am the leading expert in creating transformational experiences through the Body&Soul  Detox Retreats. The beautiful scenery and the  luxurious accommodation here on Aphrodite Hills create a calming and inspiring background for the Body&Soul Detox Retreats, where
people can experience the combination of the most effective training methods and healthy and tasty food. They also learn strategies to continue this journey into a healthy lifestyle when they get home.

Why is a healthy body so important?
In my personal experience, working through lower back pain at the age of 23, through to experience working with my clients, I can say  that a healthy body is the basic requirement for almost any kind of
success.

After all, the body is truly the temple for your mind and your  spirit/soul: when your body is healthy you can concentrate much
easier on work, life, family. A healthy body is a very basic need – just consider Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs.

What other factors need to be considered to get into shape?
Nutrition is another important factor as are your behavioral patterns. How do you deal with stress? What are your thoughts  about your body, your health, your ambitions – what are your values towards life, work, love, health.

It is relatively easy to get motivated to do something and it is just as easy to fall back into old patterns. This is why I incorporate mind power training into my retreats and with my online and live clients. This combination of physical exercise and mind power training (combined with good nutrition) has given my clients fantastic and lasting results.

What can people do to get into a healthy lifestyle?
There are many ways to get healthy. You can join the gym, go to Yoga, hire a personal trainer, buy online programmes, make an effort to walk more, take the stairs instead of the elevator, etc. – as long as you make a point of using your body more often.

You don’t need a personal trainer, but it is easier for most of us, to have someone to be accountable to. Either a trainer, a gym buddy or a group of people (workshops, retreats, or fitness classes) will help  most people to achieve their fitness goals more efficiently.

Start now! Arrange a personal training session with Helmut during your stay. Contact: helmut@warriorx.fit / https://www.warriorx.fit

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Meet Teresa: My Cooking Box

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Teresa and Roberto, an expert gastronomic couple from Italy who live here on Aphrodite Hills, are bringing the finest Italian ingredients to Cyprus in the form of ‘My Cooking Box‘. We love the concept and the end results! A cooking experience that brings everyone together using recipes created by Italian chefs, with exquisite Italian ingredients conveniently boxed up; it’s fun, created with love and SO tasty!
Teresa tells us more:

Tell us about My Cooking Box
It’s a magic box with all you need to recreate an authentic Italian recipe at home. The recipes are simple, it saves you from shopping and it takes the stress out of cooking; making it easy to enjoy being
a chef. Open a bottle of wine, prepare the meal together and savour the true tastes of Italy. It is a treat, not an every day idea – an experience.

What makes it special?
Each box is from a different region of Italy, with ingredients sourced from the region, with a recipe prepared by a well known Italian chef. Personally I love preparing a selection of boxes, tasting a bit of each, as a family or with a group of friends.

What inspired My Cooking Box?
We just couldn’t find a true representation of our home country’s
flavours here in Cyprus!

Tell us about your passion for cooking
More than a passion for cooking, I love food! I really started to cook after I moved to Cyprus 14 years ago; I called my mother a lot, and made a lot of mistakes, but I am a perfectionist so I persisted. I’m now proud that my friends tell me they can’t eat any other pizza in
Cyprus apart from mine! I have learned that cooking is all about the details of each and every ingredient.

Why did you choose Aphrodite Hills?
We built our house here after we fell in love with Cyprus and the lifestyle it offers; it is a simple but good life, with good weather, the bluest skies, kind people and it is safe. We chose Aphrodite Hills for the golf, the lovely environment and it is a great location on the island.

Aside from healthy eating, how do you keep a healthy lifestyle?
Roberto and I golf 3 – 4 times a week and I exercise every day. We also travel a lot and have had many experiences abroad.

What is your favourite My Cooking Box?
The Sicilian Busiati; it is a special wholegrain pasta and the sauce is
fantastic, full of flavour with Sicilian tomatoes, capers and olives.

Try your My Cooking Box experience and order online now. A great gift option too! http://teresa-roberto.com.cy/

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Interview with Annabel Croft

Sport - AcademyAphrodite Hills Tennis Academy was franchised by the Annabel Croft Academy between 2013 – end of 2015 – during this time we managed to grab the Former British No 1 Ladies Tennis player, T.V presenter and Tennis Academy Owner; Annabel Croft to talk about, Travel, Tennis and Aphrodite Hills.

 What is your earliest tennis memory?
Watching Virginia wade win Wimbledon. She is now a great friend and has been an incredible inspiration to me.

What is your most treasured tennis memory?
Probably playing my idol Chris Evert on Court one at Wimbledon in the third round, 1985. And also winning Junior Wimbledon on that same court the same year.

Who was your toughest opponent during your career and why?
Martina Navratilova as she was so physically strong, serve and volleyed and took time away from you. Matches went very quickly as points were short!

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
YOGA

What are the things you like most about travel?
I love to experience and explore different cultures and meet people from different parts of the world. Travel has enriched my life in so many ways. With accessibility no, the world feels so much smaller, but it’s one of the greatest privileges to be able to travel.

Why Aphrodite Hills?
Cyprus is very beautiful and particularly, so is Aphrodite Hills. The Tennis Academy facility is one of the best in Europe with a perfect climate to match. The people are charming too. Therefore, an obvious choice!

What are the things you like most about tennis coaching?
It’s very rewarding being able to pass on knowledge that was passed on to me and see the results and joy it gives to others.

What is the Annabel Croft coaching ethos?
My coaching ethos is mainly about hitting lots and lots of balls from many different parts of the court. It’s about teaching players to be able to move as well as hit a tennis ball. When you play tennis you are never static and therefore as soon as you are out of position or off balance things can go wrong. Therefore, all our drills are designed to be as close to the real scenario as possible. To give confidence as well as have fun on court. We encourage all ages and abilities and through doing the drills and hitting a large volume of balls you improve.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
The harder you practice the luckier you get!

If you could give one piece of advice to aspiring tennis players, what would it be?
Stay relaxed and enjoy! There are many thoughts that go through a players mind when playing tennis so it’s important to try to focus on one or two things and set small achievable goals.

What is your most treasured possession?
I try not to put too much emphasis on material things but I would be sad if my Junior Wimbledon cup got lost as it holds many great memories for me.

Where would you most like to live?
I love where I live in Kingston Upon Thames which is near beautiful Richmond Park with the deer and lakes, but I would like to live in the sun too.

Who, past and present would be your perfect doubles partner?
I always loved Bjorn Borg as a child and used to queue up to watch him in standing room only on centre court. I would choose him or Roger Federer.

If you could go back in time, where would you go?
I would like to live in the period of Downton Abbey wearing beautiful clothes and drinking plenty of English tea!

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Treat others how you want to be treated and don’t get stressed out. So many others have much worse lives and put whatever problem you have in perspective.

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