About Music & Movement Escapes
Music & Movement Escapes is the first of its kind. Set in Australia’s top holiday destination Byron Bay, this world first escape combines music and fitness to give you a unique 5 star experience. Brought to you by one of Australia's favourite singer songwriters Pete Murray & expert health and fitness trainer Benny Owen.
Music & Movement Escapes offer you the experience of a lifetime. Partnering with the luxurious Elements of Byron Resort located in the picturesque coastal village of Byron Bay, this one of a kind escape will unlock the door to our featured artist Pete Murray, where you will have the opportunity to spend time training and hanging out with Pete and fitness expert Benny Owen.
Imagine yourself sitting, feet in the sand on a private beach in Byron Bay as the sun goes down listening to an acoustic set from Pete Murray!
This isn’t your average run of the mill retreat, this is an exclusive escape, that is bound to blow your mind. Enjoy delicious food from some of Byron’s most celebrated restaurants, daily training sessions with Pete and Benny as well as yoga, surfing and much much more.
Limited VIP packages are also available, which will ensure extra special treatment as well some quality time with Pete in his personal recording studio.
About Pete Murray
It’s an unlikely story… a rising Rugby football star gets so badly injured that he has to leave his sport behind. He picks up an acoustic guitar, teaches himself how to play it and records an indie CD that he sells after shows from the back of his Kombi Van.
Australian singer-songwriter Pete Murray was born on 14 October 1969 in Miles, Queensland, and grew up in Chinchilla, about three hours northwest of Queensland capital Brisbane. He attended high school at Nudgee College in Brisbane as a boarder, where he excelled in sport, especially swimming, running and rugby union. His father died when Pete was 18, while Pete was competing in the athletics nationals.
Pete looked set for a rugby union career, being picked for the Queensland Sevens side in 1993. However, a series of serious knee injuries ended this dream. At the age of 23, while recovering from an injury, Pete started learning the guitar - but he was also studying sports medicine, and took that more seriously as a career option. He has since said, 'I knew I didn't want a normal job.'
Once Pete had started playing music, however, his natural sporting competitiveness drove him to improve, and his friends were encouraging. But most importantly, perhaps, Pete said, 'I loved it.' By the age of 27, he wasn't only playing and singing but also writing songs. Pete has said that he'd 'never had any desire to be a rock star', and it all 'started off as being a bit of fun'. Obviously music soon enough became a serious endeavour!
Since releasing his debut album 'Feeler' which saw the album sell six times platinum here in Australia, he has gone on to sell over a million albums and is one of Australia's most successful singer songwriters. He has released 5 full length studio albums, three of which have gone on to #1 on the Australian Music Charts. His latest album 'Camacho' was released in 2017 and has received critically acclaimed reviews.
About Benny Owen
Personal Trainer, Business Owner, Musician, Tour Manager and Health Expert.
Benny is an author and Personal Trainer, business owner and former touring musician as well as a tour/road manager to some of the world’s best-known bands, entertainers and celebrities, working with the likes of David Hasslehoff, Smash Mouth, Wheatus, The Vengaboys to name a few. Music and travel are just a few of Benny’s passions.
The last 3 years have seen him transform his body, his mind and life. He decided that fat and 40 was not an option, weighing in at 127kg and the age of 37 and after beating severe anxiety and bouts with depression from a young age, Benny set out to change his life and mindset without all the bells 'n whistles and quick fix solutions. Instead choosing exercise, health and fitness to shape his body, mind and a newfound love for life.
During this journey Benny has become a leading expert in the health and fitness industry. He has lost 45kg, completing his very own amazing body transformation and has since competed in an international bodybuilding competition. He has helped others reach their own body transformation goals, leading to them winning weight-loss challenges and preparing for fitness competitions.
Benny still enjoys travel, music, and nutritious food and lives a healthy happy life. Benny’s eyes are now set firmly on helping other people, just like him, reach their potential to lose weight and live a longer more fulfilling life.
Benny Owen along with partner Leilani Gaze, are the international authors of “Switch To Slim” and are ready to help make a global change one kilo/pound at a time. They live on the South East Coast of Queensland, Australia.
Music & Movement Escapes is about uniting two passions, music and fitness. We believe that life is about balance, and what better balance than between two of life’s most essential things, the love for music and the need to look after ones body.
We wanted to create an experience that would nurture your soul and care for your body in a way that was fun, enjoyable and unforgettable.
We believe the key to a happy healthy life is to do the things you love in a way that will ensure longevity of life. That really is the essence of what we wanted to create through Music & Movement Escapes, a way for you to enjoy your passions in a healthy and fun environment.
Our CORE VALUES
5 STAR • PERSONAL • PASSION • INVOLVED • INTEGRITY
- 5 Star – Here at Music & Movement Escapes we are 100% committed to giving an unforgettable 5 STAR luxurious experience.
- Personal – While we are about giving you a 5 Star exclusive service and experience, this does not mean it won’t be personal. Far from it, this is very personal for us! We are in this all the way, this is our baby and it means everything to us that you get what you want out of it.
- Passion – Passion for life and for what you do is everything! If there is no passion there is no life! That’s our motto. This means that everything we do at Music & Movement Escapes we put in well over 100%... not because we have to, but because we want to!
- Involved – Know that we are involved in every step of the way, we will be here for you from when you first take interest in our escape till well after you leave. We are here for you!
- Integrity – We are about building strong foundations with our staff members, our partners and most importantly you! Our customers. At Music & Movement Escapes integrity is at the core of what we do.