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Retreat, recharge, relax, results. That is the progression when you sign on at Pegasus Malibu. Whether you are looking to increase your fitness, lose weight, detox from daily life, or simply just want to get away, you’ll get exactly what you need
Pegasus Malibu luxury property was designed by world-renowned architect Harry Gesner; this remarkable home greets visitors with the soul-sustaining vitality of the sun and Pacific ocean. The living area features an open floor plan, the eye drawn to a gothic influenced fireplace crowned with art by Marcus Imhoff. The decor is eclectic and unique, an array of stunning furnishings gathered from various corners of the globe, blending modern with antique. The floor is solid slate mosaic tile and Italian marble, the absence of a humming air conditioning is calming, the natural ventilation allowing breezes from the Pacific ocean to cool the space. All bedrooms overlook the ocean or Malibu hills and rival the finest hotel rooms. The location of this property is ideal for those wishing to be close to the sea with peace and serenity.
Most guests arrive for pickup at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). From there it’s just a short drive up the coast to the exclusive Malibu location on Billionaire’s Beach. At the architecturally stunning “Eagle’s Watch” property, you’ll get acquainted with your fellow guests, and check-in to your private room. In between enjoying the view of Santa Monica to the East, Catalina Island to the South, and Point Dume to the West, you’ll meet with retreat staff and have your baseline measurements taken.
Yoga first! You’ll stretch and strengthen muscles before a breakfast of homemade granola. Then it’s off on your first hike of the week. It typically starts on the beach and make its way into the hills for panoramic views of the mountains meeting the sea. Back at Eagle’s Watch, enjoy a lunch of vegan salad before your afternoon fitness class. The fitness sessions are always geared for maximum results, with minimum stress on sensitive joints. The day ends with massage and a luxurious soak in the tub.
Now that you’re getting acclimated, the challenge on the hiking. Staggered so that the pace and distance is tailored to each individual, all fitness levels are accommodated. You’ll be hiking with ex-Navy Seals and other Special Forces who, although they’ve been through the rigors of military training, are committed to the ethos and train you through inspiration and encouragement.
Getting the hang of it! You’ll breeze through morning yoga and enjoy a nourishing breakfast before hitting the trail. Malibu’s climate is practically perfect for hiking and trail fitness. A temperate 70 degrees, you’ll be flying high as you go from beach to mountains, feeling refreshed and stronger with every passing day. As always, you’ll cap off all that hard work with a massage and a nourishing meal, before collapsing into bed.
You’re not off the hook yet! Just as it seems to be getting a little easier, the trail gets longer and harder, and the fitness classes more strenuous, but you realize just how rewarding it is to put in the work. You’ll be heavy into your detox by this point, and may be starting to feel the results coming on. Only two days left to go, and it’s hard to believe that the week is nearly over.
Last day on the trail. And it’s a tough one! Climbing from the beaches into the hills, be sure to pause and appreciate not just the expansive ocean views, but also all the hard work you’ve put in over the last week. Rewards await you back at Eagle’s Watch, where you’ll enjoy a relaxing massage, and a final group dinner.
Back to the real world! Before your departure, the retreat's staff will take your measurements and compare them to what you posted on the first day. You can expect a loss of weight and inches. It’s common to see anywhere from seven to 18 pounds drop off the scale by the end of your visit. Beyond the physical gains (or losses!), you’ll experience a well-deserved sense of clarity, serenity and overall wellness.
This program is unique in that it relies upon the unparalleled skill and expertise of Special Forces to guide physical activities. Held to the highest physical standards in the world, no one understands fitness quite like this team. But rest assured, there are no intimidation tactics here. The elite guides have subscribed to an ethos, which means lots of encouragement and positive-reinforcement, both on and off the trail.
Pegasus Malibu is located in Malibu, California. Their beach mansions are luxurious, informal, and relaxed, the epitome of Malibu beach style.
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Food—not lack thereof—is critical to achieving results at Pegasus Malibu. Where the cuisine, your enjoyment of it, and its nourishing properties is taken very seriously. The menu is organic, vegetarian, and locally sourced to the best of Pegasus Malibu's ability, in an effort to give you sustenance and allow for detox. Pegasus Malibu is always happy to accommodate special diets should you require any modifications.
Pick-up and drop-off are provided from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for commercial flights, and Santa Monica Airport (SMO) and Van Nuys Airport (VNY) for private charters. Please fly into your preferred airport. If you wish you make your own way to the retreat, Pegasus Malibu can advise the best route.
"I needed to get in shape and did not have much time. In one week, the staff at Pegasus Malibu delivered the results I needed. Physically I am where I need to be and feel comfortable in front of the camera. At times it was very physically and mentally demanding, but at no point did I feel under pressure. I unreservedly recommend the Pegasus Retreat it is second to none."
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"After spending all day everyday at my desk, I had to get away. Pegasus Malibu is the perfect place to recharge, balance and re-evaluate my work / life balance. The benefits of the course have lasted months, I am healthier and feel years younger after cleansing and learning how to be good to my body."
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"This is, by far, my favorite retreat Ive ever stayed at. Its in a perfect location and the villa itself is absolutely pristine. I have visited many ashrams, spas, and hiking retreats, but this retreat simply does everything better than the others."
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