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Newly Renovated Luxury Resort Announces Bookable Packages and Offerings for Annual Wellness Event September 28 – October 3, 2018 

KAPALUA, MAUI, HI – August 20, 2018 – The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua – the luxury Hawaiian resort commanding Maui’s pristine North Shore – has partnered with celebrity trainer, Anna Kaiser, to host the 5th annual Kapalua Wellness Week, taking place on property Friday, September 28 – Wednesday, October 3, 2018. To further elevate the program, the resort has tapped international fitness expert and founder of AKT, Anna Kaiser, to bring her wildly popular and ground-breaking AKT Retreat fitness program to the resort, direct from her NYC studios. Coinciding with the resort’s own wellness of programming, the transformative, all-inclusive experience is available as a bookable package, including luxurious accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, two signature workouts per day with Anna Kaiser herself, nutrition plans, personal fitness consultations, exclusive Q&A sessions, and gifts from Anna’s favorite partners.

“I am thrilled to be partnering with The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, to bring our AKT Retreat to our most luxurious location yet!” says Anna Kaiser, Founder of AKT. “In addition to the unparalleled results and incredible community our clients experience with the AKT program, they will also enjoy the extensive offerings of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Wellness Week and enjoy an unforgettable week of health and fitness.  Let's immerse ourselves in the spirit of Aloha...”

The immersive, five-day AKT Retreat at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is available for purchase via one of the following package options:

  • Deluxe Room Package for One Guest - $6,200
  • Deluxe Ocean View Room Package for One Guest - $7,500
  • Deluxe Ocean View Room Package for Two Guests - $5,140 per person
  • Deluxe Room Package for Two Guests - $4,875 per person
  • Deluxe Room Package for Four Guests - $3,820 per person

In addition to accommodations and the daily workouts and fitness offerings with Anna, each bookable package includes curated and gourmet nightly dinners, daily breakfast, spa treatments, outdoor adventures, access to all Kapalua Wellness Week activities, tennis courts, resort fees and tax, all in one bundled price.

A sampling of AKT Retreat classes includes:

  • AKT Happy Hour: This interval workout alternates between choreographed combinations of dance cardio, toning, and dynamic flexibility sections, all set to hot, heart-pumping music for a comprehensive workout that keeps the body toned and energized.
  • AKT 4Play: 4Play is the quickest and most effective way to build lean muscle while improving your overall strength and power through a combination of HIIT intervals, functional strength training, and dynamic stretching to challenge muscles you never knew you had.
  • AKTone & One Night Stand: This class provides the perfect combo: 50% nonstop dance cardio, followed by 50% intense muscle burnout, from every angle, through a series of non-impact strength and toning exercises influenced by Pilates and barre techniques.
  • AKT Sweat Dream:  This circuit-based interval class alternates between low impact timed strength intervals and high intensity cardio moves to put your stamina to the test in one high energy, ridiculously fun, and challenging atmosphere, set to heart-racing tunes.
  • AKT Restore: The perfect class to tend to those hard-working muscles & joints. This session combines yoga flow, meditation, and deep stretching techniques to perfectly complement our high intensity AKT workouts and restore the body.

The full Kapalua Wellness Week offers something for everyone, including complimentary activities for hotel guests and locals alike, such as the traditional Hawaiian sunrise ceremony and beach yoga, that are designed to inspire a healthy and holistic lifestyle. Purchase of an AKT Retreat package is not necessary to participate in the following activities and offerings:

  • E ala E Ceremonies at Honokahua Beach – Join cultural practitioners for an invigorating ceremony guaranteed to rejuvenate the body and spirit. Attendees will venture to the ocean’s edge to ceremoniously immerse in the cleansing waters of the ocean and allow their troubles and negativity to be washed away. Chants are offered by all to the rising sun. Attendees should bring swim wear and towels.
  • Sunrise Yoga – This light-hearted outdoor practice on the Terrace Lawn focuses on basic alignment principles, breath work, and a short meditation. Start the day spending a moment to connect more fully to your body, mind, and heart.
  • Kapalua Fitness Hike – A brisk 2.5 mile walk around the Kapalua community. Explore pristine beaches and picturesque ocean views, while breathing in the fresh, island air.
  • Sense of Place – Beginning with the presentation of Dr. Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey’s award-winning documentary, Then There Were None, and discussion of the history and subjects broached in the documentary. Followed by a walking tour to the border of the Honokahua Preservation Site, led by a cultural advisor, where the significance to ancient Hawaiians and its role in today's cultural renaissance is described.
  • Labyrinth Meditation Walk – Labyrinths used for meditation are based on patterns that date back thousands of years and have roots in many cultures and traditions. It is both kinesthetic and introspective, a complete mind-body integrative activity, while visiting a few of Maui’s treasures including some of the most beautiful weathered rock formations.

For more information on the 5th annual Kapalua Wellness Week, please visit www.kapaluawellness.com. To book the all-inclusive AKT Retreat, please visit www.aktinmotion.com/retreats  or email retreats@aktinmotion.com.

For more information or reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, please call (800) 262-8440, the hotel directly at (808) 669-6200 or visit The Ritz-Carlton Web site at www.ritzcarlton.com/kapalua .