Hello Luminaries! I’m Lauren Demarest , founder of Sweat Vacay. I’m honored to help celebrate Women’s History Month for March 2020 :D I’m proud to say that I’m the first woman in my family to own a business. So in my own way, I’m making some history too. I’ve learned that launching a business as a woman has its own unique challenges. As does launching in foreign markets. Especially in places where “girl power” isn’t really a thing just yet. But strength and fortitude are at the heart of everything I’m trying to build.
My company, Sweat Vacay, is all about promoting strength – wellness from the inside, out. Our yoga, pilates, sculpting bootcamp, and cycling classes are all outside, with a view. Last year we launched our Mykonos locations, and this season we are launching our Santorini locations. Our mission of workouts with local flavor let us share authentic experiences with our class-goers through the lens of fitness and relaxation in the world’s most beautiful vacation destinations. From a restorative yin yoga session in a secret walled zen garden in the heart of town, to a music-driven sunset cycling session where clients can watch the sun sink into the Aegean from their Stages C3 bikes. And with instruction from some of the coolest and kindest trainers I’ve ever known, every move can be modified, making all our classes accessible to all levels. So whether you are in Sweat Mode or Vacay Mode, we’ve got something just right for you.
This year we have partnered with holistic healers, and world-class spa, Six Senses to offer even more ways to explore the increasingly important world of self-care while on vacation. Plus we are offering retreats this season. One that we are offering at a discounted price to all Luminaries. And for girls’ groups, family trips, and more, we also offer custom curated trips if you want to create something special of your own. It’s the ultimate escape steeped in culture, relaxation, and of course, a bit of sweat.
See ya in Greece!