Quintana Roo Tourism Board Teams Up with Andrea Leigh Rogers, Founder of Xtend Barre, to Bring the Mexican Caribbean’s Wellness Offerings to Life

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The ‘Mind, Body & More in the Mexican Caribbean’ social media program celebrates the region’s most enlightening and rejuvenating experiences via Instagram Live.

"Mind, Body & More in the Mexican Caribbean," a new social media program produced by the Quintana Roo Tourism Board and Andrea Leigh Rogers, founder of Xtend Barre, will launch on October 6.

“The resorts we have partnered with for the ‘Mind, Body & More in the Mexican Caribbean’ program exemplify the wonderful examples of the types of top-notch wellness offerings available at hotels and resorts throughout the region,” said Dario Flota, CEO of the Quintana Roo Tourism Board.

The Quintana Roo Tourism Board is inviting travelers seeking a rejuvenating getaway to experience a taste of what the - Mexican Caribbean region has to offer with the new “Mind, Body & More in the Mexican Caribbean” social media program. Participants will have the opportunity to virtually travel across the Mexican Caribbean region from north to south to experience wellness activities offered in the destinations of Cancun, the Riviera Maya, Tulum, and Bacalar, with the help of Andrea Leigh Rogers (Instagram: @AndreaXtendBarre) founder of XTEND BARRE. Starting Tuesday, October 6, Rogers will host weekly Instagram Live sessions with in-destination experts on topics ranging from mindful meditation to creating a healthy Mexican Caribbean-style vegan ceviche at home. All Instagram Live sessions will take place at 10:30 a.m. EST / 7:30 a.m. PST each Tuesday and will be available on Instagram Highlights after the live broadcast through October 31.

Participants in the live sessions will have a chance to win locally crafted designer items including stylish beach cover-ups, woven beach bags, and macramé accented sun hats. Also up for grabs will be one 3-night stay for two at Nizuc Resort in Cancun, complete with daily breakfast, a 50-minute massage for two, a signature hydrotherapy treatment, and a $1,000 gift card to use toward airfare and other travel expenses. Complete details about the trip giveaway will be posted to @AndreaXtendBarre when the contest launches on Tuesday, October 27.

Sunseekers who want to add even more Mexican Caribbean inspiration to their everyday lives can turn up the volume with a destination-inspired Spotify playlist.

"I'm excited to be partnering with the Mexican Caribbean to bring awareness and insight on the variety of wellness elements that the region has to offer,” said Rogers. “I look forward to everyone joining my weekly Instagram Live sessions throughout October as I highlight the inviting experiences in a few amazing areas of the region including Cancun, the Riviera Maya, Tulum, and Bacalar.”

The program schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, October 6: Hydrotherapy and Mayan Shaman session with Nizuc Resort, Cancun
Tuesday, October 13: How to re-create Rosewood Mayakoba’s wellness suites at home, Riviera Maya
Tuesday, October 20: Vinyasa Yoga Flow and Meditation with Amansala Yoga & Wellness Resort, Tulum
Tuesday, October 27: How to make healthy Mexican Caribbean style ceviche with Hotel Rancho Encantado, Bacalar

“Now more than ever, travelers are seeking an escape from the day-to-day where they can truly recharge and focus on wellness and self-care. They want to enjoy nature and the outdoors in an experience that provides the utmost in hospitality and a commitment to their health and safety,” said Dario Flota, CEO of the Quintana Roo Tourism Board. “The resorts we have partnered with for the ‘Mind, Body & More in the Mexican Caribbean’ program exemplify the wonderful examples of the types of top-notch wellness offerings available at hotels and resorts throughout the region. We are excited to engage with wellness-minded consumers virtually through this partnership with Andrea Leigh Rogers and hope to see these same people visit the Mexican Caribbean soon.”

About the Mexican Caribbean
The Mexican Caribbean is like no other place in the world due to its tourist destinations and attractions: turquoise sea, white sand beaches, tropical jungle, archaeological sites, cenotes, underwater caverns, islands, lagoons, and Mayan culture and history. The Mexican Caribbean boasts a world-class tourism infrastructure, a variety of lodging options, local and international gastronomic options, and great air connectivity. For more information, visit http://www.mexicancaribbean.travel.

About Andrea Leigh Rogers
Andrea Leigh Rogers is a Pilates instructor, former professional dancer, and mother of two based in New York City and widely known for founding the international barre brand, XTEND BARRE. Andrea has an extensive career as a professional dancer and choreographer where she shared the stage with numerous celebrities and recording artists and traveled the country with several professional dance companies, including her role as a principal dancer for Walt Disney World Co. Andrea aligned her passion for dance and Pilates in 2006 when she cultivated XTEND BARRE. The XTEND BARRE workout is the fitness phenomenon that’s helped countless people lose weight, sculpt lean muscle, and build strength without bulking up.

In addition to her international barre brand Andrea specializes in private personal training for select celebrity clientele, and recently she has teamed up with OpenFit an online streaming app and launched virtual XTEND BARRE classes which allows clientele to stream workouts from anywhere, while enjoy challenging XTEND BARRE classes both live and also on demand at their convenience throughout the day. Andrea and XTEND BARRE have been featured in Women’s Health, SELF, Cosmopolitan, Health, and Pop Sugar. For more information, check out @Xtend_Barre and @AndreaXtendBarre on Instagram.

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