Ketanga Fitness: Where Travel and Wine Meet Fitness
In recent years, the travel industry has witnessed a rise of fitness-related themed trips that take adventurous travelers to a multitude of destinations around the world. Ketanga Fitness is one such small business that has ridden the trend and has taken that concept one step further by adding exceptional food and drink offerings into the mix.
The fitness-travel company was founded by Stacy Schwartz, a born-and-raised Manhattanite with a passion for wellness and travel, and it all began when she was looking for an all-inclusive vacation that incorporated fitness. “I have always had a love for seeing the world and keeping active while doing it, but I never imagined I would end up making a career out of it,” Schwartz told The Daily Meal.
While Ketanga is still in its infancy, it is rolling out a slew of fitness-related travel events and/or retreats. Next on the docket for summer is a Pilates & Pinot themed event in the North Fork of Long Island on July 28-30. The weekend-long trip will include a series of exercise classes ranging from Pilates to yoga to hiking, with many of the classes taking place in the breathtaking vineyards of the North Fork's wine country.
A few of the area's best vineyards like Palmer and Martha Clara will be on the agenda and will serve as the beautiful backdrop for several different Pilates classes. Fitness coach Jenna Muller will be leading the retreat and the headquarters will be the the Duncan Inn. The program also includes more social activities like a biking excursion to Shelter Island.
The retreat’s participants will also be provided with delicious and healthy dining options in the North Fork as a way of sampling the local cuisine and supporting small businesses, including featured dinners at Alure, Main Road Biscuit Co., and Jedidiah Hawkins Inn.