EXERCISE STARTS IN YOUR HEAD
Biting through – and sometimes doing things you don’t know (yet): This generally is the Lucian family’s motto. ‘Exercising is decisive for a person’s health in general. But don’t worry, that’s not the kind of knowledge one must be born with. The wish to exercise is something that forms in your head, too. Sometimes sooner, sometimes later, sometimes motivated by a certain event’. Such an event could simply be summer or the wish to do something good for one’s body. So, this means: ‘We recommend our guests to exercise as much as possible in a given day, then calm down, then have a good meal. In this order. And all those who want to do exactly that have come to the right spot’, is how Hannelore Lucian explains the concept of vitalPRÄVENT. And she shares with us that she has walked the Way of St. James twice already. ‘At first I asked myself: Why on Earth did I do that? Such a long march! But: You start, you walk, you unwind, you feel calm. An incredibly elating feeling!’
NO MATTER IF IT’S ACTIVE OR PASSIVE: JUST BE SPORTY
No matter if you run, hike, enjoy Nordic walking, cycling, rafting, rock climbing, downhill cycling or mountain biking, no matter if you’re looking for active or more passive exercise like yoga, meditation, mental archery or even fishing: The guests at Burg Vital Resort can let off steam whichever way they want; or, if they like, let us help them decide.
‘We talk to each and every guest, because a training programme is something very personal. If so desired, we’ll do a scientific performance and lactate diagnosis at the beginning of a guest’s stay. Depending on their needs and physical shape our trainers and therapists will then put together an individual exercise programme.
‘ENJOYMENT IS EXERCISE’
‘If you’d rather use our state-of-the art cardio or weight training equipment, be our guest. Others prefer the crosstrainer, some like fitness courses like Pilates, Aqua Fit or back exercises. What I personally really like is our Burg Vital Yoga spot: directly on the green grass, or, in case the weather is bad, in our refurbished Yoga-hut’. And something that profits everyone, irrespective of their workout of choice: Seeing as the Burg Vital Resort is situated at 1,700 altitude metres our bodies produce more red blood cells. Which means that there is more oxygen for the cells and the immune system and the cardiovascular system are strengthened. ‘Ideal for all those who like to train and work out. But for people like me, who simply enjoy hiking, the quiet and spending a beautiful time with oneself, one’s loved ones or family. Up here you’re all by yourself, though you might run into a few cows or marmots’, the owner and sommelier Thomas Lucian smirks. And he adds: ‘The perfect active summer’s day at Burg Vital Resort ends the way it started: With a good, healthy meal from our house’s healthy kitchen. Because we are convinced: Enjoyment is exercise, too’.