- Laura Alamillo and Andira Borgo launch the pilot of their “Restart” program, a comprehensive experience of food, exercise, and mindfulness.
- The Renisier pilot test lasted 10 days at La Casa de las Conchas in Cuernavaca.
- The program includes three key elements for adopting new healthy habits: balanced nutrition, exercise for a more active lifestyle, and awareness of the body and behaviors.
With the start of a new year, we tend to set resolutions that we abandon months or weeks later. Perhaps because they are unrealistic, perhaps because the rhythm of life after the Christmas holidays makes it difficult for us to make real and lasting changes in habits.
With this in mind, Laura Alamillo and Andira Borgo launched the pilot of their “Restart” program, a comprehensive experience of food, exercise and mindfulness.
« Feeling lighter, healthier and more energized is not a linear path, it requires nutrition techniques, mobility and exercise choices as well as deep self-knowledge. hacks To incorporate it into your daily life”, explains Laura.
Andira is convinced that the most important thing for each participant to say ‘yes I can’ is to return home with a sense of empowerment.
The first version of the reboot was a pilot test and ran for 10 days. It started on Friday, January 13 at La Casa de las Conchas in Cuernavaca. The property serves as a hotel the rest of the year. That is why it has the necessary infrastructure for those who need to work during retirement, such as high-speed internet and rooms equipped as offices.
“By ‘Restarting’ for 10 days we want to foster a culture of prevention,” says Laura, “and that the sense of vitality and well-being is so unique that each participant is happy to continue what they’ve learned. “
Prior to their arrival, each of the 25 participants received an email containing directions to the venue, suggested clothing, logistical details for facilities handlers, and a schedule of activities.
Once installed, participants receive accessories with which they will keep a diary of their activities and meals, as well as a thermos to keep a record of daily water intake.
Plus, each person has a 20-minute session with nutritionists Myla Medina and Mary Carmen Arguelles. they do a studybody» And the calorie target and its counterparts are indicated during the evaluation.
Mayella and Mary Carmen have over 20 years of experience and provide consultations at ABC Hospital. For them, it is essential to have a healthy relationship with food in order to gain enough weight and maintain it in the long run.
This first session with a nutritionist is necessary to know the percentage of fat, metabolic age and body mass index (BMI); With this information, each individual’s eating plan is designed according to their gender, age, height and weight.
three pillars of reboot
“We knew of similar programs in the United States, but they focused on calorie counting. We knew right away that we wanted to offer something comprehensive,” says Laura.
That’s why Restart consists of three key ingredients for adopting new healthy habits:
- balanced nutrition
- Exercise for a more active lifestyle
- body awareness and behavior
The diet during the program is low in salt and fat with a balance of nutrients and portions.
“The diet includes lots of vegetables, whole grains, fruit, and high-quality protein—salmon, white fish, lean beef, and low-fat dairy,” explains Laura.
To create each dish, the restaurant has Chef Tete Luna, with over 15 years of experience, in attendance. Their specialty is balanced recipes, where natural flavors and high quality ingredients stand out.
That’s why an essential part of the program is learning to plan and transpose experiences into the life of each individual at Restart.
Various tools are shared across the program to count parts; This allows each individual to be autonomous in the development of their diet.
Reboot has a variety of exercise options with professional trainers who have experience in both group classes and personal training.
Stretching, yoga and Pilates classes are taught by Patricia, a certified personal trainer with over 25 years of experience and specialized in functional training.
For functional and CrossFit training, we had Joel with a bachelor’s degree in sports training and experience focusing on sports teaching.
In addition, participants were able to attend classes in boxing and self-defense.
One of the activities offered during the retreat is an aquafitness class, which is perfect for those who have not exercised regularly, as the water bears one’s weight and facilitates joint movement.
The sessions were guided by Alphonso, a group trainer specialized in aquatic exercise.
To open the space for self-reflection and self-knowledge, we had the experience of Laura Gómez, a graduate in Psychopedagogy from the Universidad Panamericana and certified as an “Integrative Nutrition Health Coach”.
Thanks to her experience, Laura has helped a variety of people lead healthier and more fulfilling lives.
Each day of the retreat concluded with an awareness class where, with Laura’s guidance and her empowerment techniques, each person outlined their vision and strategy for continuing on a healthy path.
« I believe that all living beings innately have an inner compass whose purpose is to guide us towards well-being. Nature has given us this gift to survive and search for unity and harmony in our lives”, says Andira.
Let us say that today we are surrounded by external stimuli and many activities have made us lose touch with that compass. “Rebooting provides a space and an experience—nutrition, exercise, and awareness—to reconnect with our wisdom and strength,” she adds.
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