V For Victory – Health & Beauty – BlackBook
> There’s a very good breakfeast buffet at the new [LINK:
> http://www.stregisbalharbour.com/] St. Regis Bal Harbour. It has lots of
> sausage and little muffins. You can also avail yourself of a bottomless
> chafing dish of bacon.
> Since I had done that many times during my stay there, I thought it would
> be best if I tried V-Art of Wellness, the fitness program devised by
> Christopher and Tracie Vlaun, an exceedingly toothsome couple, and offered
> at the St. Regis fitness club. Our session began with a half-hour of Aeroga
> on the beach. Tracie led us through sun salutations as the sun rose. Sweat
> began to stream down my forehead and I engaged mula bhanda. Aeroga, to me,
> seems a lot like a quicker version of yoga, with an uplifting techno
> soundtrack. At one point, we launched a flurry of uppercuts as Tracie
> squealed around us enthusiastically. I don’t know if it was zen, but it
> was fun.
> Chris was up next. The guy has a big wide smile and a neck as thick as a
> Corinthian column. He has his own philosophy called the BeFit method, which
> is outdoor circuit training with a focus on joint stability. We started
> running along the beach barefoot. “Can you feel the negative ions?” he
> asked. They supposedly come from the water and engage my hippocampus. I
> huffed that I didn’t know if I could or not, but I could feel my legs and
> my butt burning. Jogging on the beach in the soft sand is really, really
> hard but it builds core strength. Chris bade me sprint, which I did.
> Early-morning fishermen looked at us like we were crazy. Then he got out
> the boxing mitts, set up a ring with cones on a wide stretch of sand, and
> we boxed as the Miami sun worked its way higher into the sky. And then,
> because I was at the St. Regis, I wiped down with my gently scented
> post-workout moist towel.