We’d like to sincerely thank all the locations at Iberostar Hotels and Resorts featured in Season 8 for accommodating us!
Everyone who loves our shows should be very thankful for the Iberostar Resorts who have sponsored us and provided us with stunning beach locations over the years. Thanks to them we all get to see sunshine (through the TV or computer screen) while we do our Classical Stretch workouts! It was such a pleasure for us to film in Jamaica so we wanted to share a little more information with you about our shoot locations. As soon as we land on the beautiful island, we begin to relax, which says a lot given the fact that we are usually about to embark on a 15 day shoot! Though we have to admit, waking up at 4:30 am is not quite as hard when you open your windows and feel a warm breeze and smell the fresh sea air. And the Iberostar Hotels breakfast is something we all look forward to! On our shoot for the Age Defying Series, we were able to film in various locations in and around Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. We hope you get a chance to visit Jamaica, as the people are so friendly, the weather always beautiful and the food is fresh and tasty. There is so much to do, you can’t go wrong! We hope you enjoyed our tour of Jamaica and we know you enjoy all of our locations and the variety of backgrounds enhances your enjoyment of each workout. We’d like to thank all the locations listed above for making that happen and encourage you to visit Jamaica!Learn more about Iberostar Rose Hall
On Day 3 we jumped in a bus and headed to Ocho Rios! The 1.5 hour drive was worth every minute as the enchanted gardens were stunning! The weather is warm and tropical in Jamaica, which makes for a very plush and colorful landscape. Filming near the natural springs and waterfalls in these stunning gardens was a lot of fun. And we got to tour the bird sanctuary as well!Learn more about Enchanted Gardens Jamaica
JFK and Jackie Kennedy not only stayed here, they honeymooned here! And oh just a few others like Bing Crosby, Oscar Hammerstein, Noel Coward and Errol Flynn have had the pleasure of experiencing the Round Hill Hospitality! The rooms have recently been refurbished by Ralph Lauren (who owns a villa on the property) with dark wood furniture contrasting the white tiles, walls and linens! A highlight for us: they have their own organic garden! Being at this resort is like walking back in time into old world Hollywood glamour, yet with a discreet island feel. You’ll love the infinity pool location and the gardens by the spa! This is a splurge and now on our list of places to stay someday!Learn more about Round Hill Villas
The legend surrounding Rose Hall and its infamous owner, Annie Palmer, also known as "The White Witch of Rose Hall," is one that has fascinated generations of island natives and visitors alike. It is a story with all the elements of an engaging novel: a beautiful heroine, unrequited love, black magic and revenge - all set in a gracious old plantation tucked amid the green hills of Jamaica. Miranda loves to tell the story so you’ll be hearing about Annie Palmer while you do your extra hard Plies! Rose Hall Great House - www.rosehall.comLearn more about Rose Hall Great House
On day 9 we drove to the Coyaba resort, which was only 5 miles from Montego Bay and 10 minutes from the airport. This was the sweetest boutique hotel with a small private beach and only 50 rooms. This was another hotel with an old-Hollywood style bar and restaurant (indoors), as well as a modern beachside restaurant. We couldn’t help but feel nostalgic for another era, and while sitting on the veranda under a large ceiling fan, we were sure Humphrey Bogart might appear any moment. This hotel is quiet and very affordable if you’re in need of a peaceful and restful holiday.Learn more about Coyaba Resort
For the golf lovers and sports enthusiasts, Jamaica has a lot to offer! Half Moons award-winning, Par-72 championship course, designed by renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr was the set of two of our episodes in the Age Defying Series. Half Moon is known as one of the finest luxury golf resorts worldwide, and the hotel has even had the pleasure of hosting the Queen (of England).Learn more about Half Moon Resorts
On last season's itinerary but worth a mention! Greenwood Great House We hold quite a few Classical Stretch Fitness Holidays in Jamaica and we try to plan at least one group event. Often we have chosen the Greenwood Great House. It is one of the finest antique museums in the Caribbean and indeed the greatest Great House in Jamaica. We like that it is small and intimate and the current owners are usually there to greet you.Learn more about Greenwood Great House