Well + Good NYC: Escape to Shape
By Well + Good NYC
On Erica Gragg’s Escape to Shape fitness vacations, you’ll want to pay attention to the bell. It will ring when it’s time to go stand-up paddleboarding, to eat quinoa-stuffed roasted red peppers with cashew cream, and to meditate. No, it’s not automated. If you peek out your room’s window, you’ll see Gragg’s red hair blowing behind her as she rushes past, shaking the tiny bell in her hand.
Gragg’s level of hands-on attention and careful curation has allowed Escape to Shape, which launched in 2006, to become the go-to roving fitness vacation for successful, urban women (and some men). The company started with three destinations and now hosts about a dozen six-night trips each year, from Colombia to Croatia to Cambodia.
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Alexia Brue (left) is co-founder of Well+Good NYC. She was a contributing editor at Luxury SpaFinder and Spa magazines and is the author of Cathedrals of the Flesh: My Search for the Perfect Bath (Bloomsbury). Melisse Gelula is co-founder of Well+Good NYC. She is the former editor-in-chief of SpaFinderLifestyle.com, spa beauty editor at Luxury SpaFinder Magazine, and travel editor at Fodor’s Travel Publications.