Coco Bodu Hithi Resort is to launch the first Floating Fitness Studio in the Maldives with AquaX Academy

Leading luxury resort Coco Bodu Hithi is set to launch the first floating yoga studio in the Maldives in collaboration with AquaX Academy from Beijing, China. Founded by lululemon China Ambassador, Queenie Xiao, the academy is a pioneer of innovative watersports and the first to introduce a floating studio concept in China. Using stand-up paddle boards in the pristine lagoon of Coco Bodu Hithi island, recreational stand up paddle classes and floating yoga classes will be available for guests from the beginning of March 2020.

Floating yoga, also known as stand-up paddleboard yoga, is an increasingly popular fitness activity. As with regular yoga, floating yoga utilises the principles of balance, strength, flexibility, and meditation. The practice of floating yoga allows guests to embrace the benefit of yoga in nature, while also participating in an invigorating and unique workout by constantly finding balance on the moving water.

Shafa Shabeer, the Director of Marketing for Coco Bodu Hithi, said, “We are incredibly excited to be collaborating with AquaX Academy to launch the very first floating fitness studio in the Maldives, as they are leaders in the fitness industry. This will be an exciting experience for our guests, where they can enjoy our beautiful waters in a new way.”

As part of this collaboration, Coco Bodu Hithi will also be hosting a four-day SUP yoga retreat led by elite instructors from AquaX Academy as part of the “Ocean Sweat Life” SUP retreat program advocated by Queenie and her fellow lululemon ambassadors who share the love for the ocean and a fitness lifestyle. The retreat will take place from the 15th – 19th March and will include regular yoga classes as well as introductory Stand-up paddling and floating yoga sessions in the ocean. Queenie commented, “I believe that bringing your workout to water is an exercise regime change which makes people happier. The challenge-seeking active society is looking forward to extending their practice to nature, in which we are excited to take the lead.”