When Body Design member Gail Ossipoff was looking for a vacation to better her mind and body, she scoured international destinations for that perfect combination of sandy beaches, lavish restaurants, luxurious accommodations and her beloved Pilates studios.
"But then I realized — wait, we have all that right here," said Ossipoff, who has been attending classes at the Newport Beach women's athletic and wellness center for about two years.
Ossipoff went to Body Design owner Susan Tobiessen, who opened the facility overlooking the ocean and Fashion Island in 1987, with an idea: a total fitness vacation utilizing all Newport Beach has to offer.
The first of monthly three-day fitness vacations hosted by Body Design with support from local businesses launches Friday. The getaways will combine various fitness programs and theories, spa treatments, dining with nutrition lessons, a trial of Ritual Cleanse juices and optional two nights at the Island Hotel ($1,800 for entire package), or participants can take care of their own accommodations ($1,300 for package without rooms).