Sweat Vacay

We're bringing group-style workouts with local flavor to Mykonos, Greece.

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Project Description

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF SWEAT VACAY

  • THE MISSION: We are bringing group-style workouts with local flavor to the world's most beautiful vacation destinations, launching May 17th in Mykonos, Greece.
  • THE PROBLEM: People want to work out, even while on vacation… no matter where they’re vacationing. When we went to Mykonos, there were no regularly scheduled, easy-to-book fitness classes on the whole island… Crazy, right? Sweat Vacay is filling that hole in Mykonos.
  • MARKET SIZE: There are 340,000 wellness-minded travelers (of the 2 million total travelers) visiting Mykonos during their 6 month tourist season.
  • THE ANSWER: We're hosting 4 classes a day at 3 beautiful local businesses - SantAnna (beach club), Cafe Manto (a garden cafe), Salty Houses (a boutique hotel)
  • THE FUNDS: Our raise will go toward our on-island incidentals and unforeseen start-up expenses. Ahhhh... start-up life. 
  • OUR TEAM: A big part of our mission of "workouts with local flavor" is hiring local talent. Our team is us (co-founders Lauren Demarest + Veronica Kennedy) and our awesome Greek yoga, cycling, bootcamp, barre, and pilates instructors. 

OUR FEMALE FOUNDERS STORY:

We’ve been besties for 20 years now. We were both born and raised on the sandy Gulf Coast of Naples, Florida and met at Naples High School. We moved to NYC separately, but have both lived in the city 8 years now. We always knew we would be business owners. We just had no idea it would be together… and that our business suits would be more like bathing suits #BlazerLife4Eva 

 

We love supporting local restaurants. Here we are working from Pili on Mykonos.

 

We came up with the idea for Sweat Vacay about a year and a half ago while on vacation in Greece. We love working out and thought it might be nice to pick up a beach yoga class to break up all the lazy, local-food-induced-food-coma sun snoozing. And it was impossible. Few options. No regularly-scheduled classes. Nothing easy to book online. This was an obvious hole in the fitness space on this tourist-heavy island. This was something we could fix. 

 

Us getting cycling certifications. We want to know all about the industry!

 

Now we own an American and a Greek company. We have assembled a Greek and an American legal team of business attorneys, accountants, tax lawyers, and financial advisors. We have a great boutique fitness coach that we love who is coming to us all the way from Jakarta. Our visas have been approved. The insurance has been purchased. The spin bikes are being customized. And the press releases come out soon. Woo hoo!

We hired amazing Greek trainers. Our local team will teach 4 one-off classes a day, 7 days a week. We offer poolside cycling, beach and garden yoga, bootcamp, mat pilates, and barre classes. All outside. At the hottest beach club on the island – SantAnna. And in a walled garden in the heart of Mykonos Town – Cine Manto. It’s named after a local Female heroine. #GirlPower And its also an outdoor movie theater at night. How cool is that!?

 

With local artist and new Greek friend, Vicky in her shop

 

Our mission is “Workouts With Local Flavor”. So we want to show tourists in the best and most beautiful parts about where they have chosen to vacation through the lens of exercise. We work with local businesses, restauranteurs, hoteliers, concierges, artists + artisans and tour guides, and encourage our class-goers to feel like insiders by trying traditional local flavors, shopping for local treasures, and taking in insane local sunsets. Plus every Sweat Vacay class-goer scores our Sweat Vacay Insider’s Guide to the island.

 

Thank you so much for supporting our dream! Your contributions are a big help. If you are interested in becoming an investor of $10k or more, please reach out to us via the form on our website.

 

best,

Lauren + Veronica

 

P.S. If you wanna see Vicky's cute stuff or check out more about our awesome luxe bikes ;)

Updates

The Project FAQs

  

Veronica Kennedy
05/06/2019
1 Class Special - 1/2 Price
$35
Adrian
04/20/2019
Be a Guest Instructor
$500
Jessie Rogowski
04/13/2019
Travel Tunes
$20
Erin L
04/13/2019
Monetary Contribution
$100
Eleisia
04/13/2019
Monetary Contribution
$25
Tallulah
04/11/2019
Monetary Contribution
$50
04/09/2019
Jet Setter Travel Journal
$50
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

3 Supporters
Contribute
$20
Travel Tunes

Access to our curated Mykonos-inspired Spotify Playlist. Can't make it to Mykonos this summer? That's ok, hit play, close your eyes, and feel transported to one of our poolside spin classes.

1 Supporter
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$35
1 Class Special - 1/2 Price

pre-book 1 class (cycling, yoga, bootcamp, barre, or mat pilates) at any of our 3 Mykonos locations, open 7 days a week. Mid May-Sept.

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$50
Jet Setter Travel Journal

Sweat Vacay branded notebook for all your adventures... or your workout notes

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$70
2 Class Special - 1/2 Price

Coming to Mykonos this summer?! Pre-book 2 classes (cycling, yoga, bootcamp, barre, or mat pilates) at any of our 3 Mykonos locations, open 7 days a week. Mid May-Sept.

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$105
3 Class Special - 1/2 Price

Coming to Mykonos this summer?! Pre-book 3 classes (cycling, yoga, bootcamp, barre, or mat pilates) at any of our 3 Mykonos locations, open 7 days a week. Mid May-Sept.

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$200
Sponsor a Class

Let us give you a shout out at the beginning of one of our poolside spin classes! We will announce your name (or brand) at the beginning of our ride, record it, and then share on our social media platforms.

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$500
Be a Guest Instructor

Get global exposure! Teach a Sweat Vacay class on Mykonos with us and be featured in a promotional social media ad and in our Insta story. 

1 Supporter
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$1,000
Unlimited Sweat Vacay Classes

Score a VIP Summer Pass - unlimited Sweat Vacay classes for the season. You could seriously take 4 classes a day for 5 months in Mykonos. But then you'd be a beast ;)

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$2,500
The Ultimate Experience

2 Sweat Vacay classes of your choice, a pair of beach beds on picture-perfect Paraga Beach, and a farm-to-table dinner for 2 at SantAnna in Mykonos, Greece.

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

3 Supporters
Contribute
$20
Travel Tunes

Access to our curated Mykonos-inspired Spotify Playlist. Can't make it to Mykonos this summer? That's ok, hit play, close your eyes, and feel transported to one of our poolside spin classes.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$35
1 Class Special - 1/2 Price

pre-book 1 class (cycling, yoga, bootcamp, barre, or mat pilates) at any of our 3 Mykonos locations, open 7 days a week. Mid May-Sept.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$50
Jet Setter Travel Journal

Sweat Vacay branded notebook for all your adventures... or your workout notes

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$70
2 Class Special - 1/2 Price

Coming to Mykonos this summer?! Pre-book 2 classes (cycling, yoga, bootcamp, barre, or mat pilates) at any of our 3 Mykonos locations, open 7 days a week. Mid May-Sept.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$105
3 Class Special - 1/2 Price

Coming to Mykonos this summer?! Pre-book 3 classes (cycling, yoga, bootcamp, barre, or mat pilates) at any of our 3 Mykonos locations, open 7 days a week. Mid May-Sept.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$200
Sponsor a Class

Let us give you a shout out at the beginning of one of our poolside spin classes! We will announce your name (or brand) at the beginning of our ride, record it, and then share on our social media platforms.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Be a Guest Instructor

Get global exposure! Teach a Sweat Vacay class on Mykonos with us and be featured in a promotional social media ad and in our Insta story. 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$1,000
Unlimited Sweat Vacay Classes

Score a VIP Summer Pass - unlimited Sweat Vacay classes for the season. You could seriously take 4 classes a day for 5 months in Mykonos. But then you'd be a beast ;)

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,500
The Ultimate Experience

2 Sweat Vacay classes of your choice, a pair of beach beds on picture-perfect Paraga Beach, and a farm-to-table dinner for 2 at SantAnna in Mykonos, Greece.

0 Supporters
Select this reward