We are highly qualified professionals (Wellness Influencers, Nutrition & Fitness Experts, Holistic Therapists, Sought-after Chefs) brought together by Founder and Director, Reza Niam, to deliver the best possible experiences to our clients. Having spent much of his life travelling the world in search of uniquely beautiful places and exceptional new adventures, Reza is passionate about offering his clients unparalleled experiences: journeys to reawaken spirits and enliven senses.
Aside from our core directors mentioned below, we have pulled together an expert team to lead your Purescapes Wellness Retreat.
You will be expertly guided in making the right choices and motivated to push yourself to reach your goals. Our team has been hand-selected for their expert knowledge alongside a sense of fun, positivity and warmth.
Purescapes strives to meet and exceed environmentally sustainable standards in all that we do. The destinations we select are dedicated to enriching their natural environments and supporting their local cultures. We endeavour to introduce our clients to distinct locations of exceptional beauty and fragility in hopes that increased awareness will help to protect these hidden treasures from over-development and resource mismanagement.
Entrepreneur, wellness expert, consultant, innovator and engineer, Reza brings a deep understanding of the fundamental criteria for success of wellness programming, tourism, and innovation. Whether working with individual clients as a consultant or as an entrepreneur in luxury wellness travel, Reza takes deep pride in the provision of goal-oriented, high quality services.Read more
Reza’s extensive experience researching location and program formats led to the development of the Purescapes program, designed to meet the needs of an exclusive niche clientele with a primary wellness travel focus. He has specialized in end-to-end development and execution of internationally acclaimed, luxury programs at destinations including Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Holland, Mozambique, Canary Islands, and various Caribbean locations. Through a detailed focus and systems approach, he has delivered on all aspects of sales, marketing, product delivery, customer experience, and operations management. Reza successfully executed multiple PR campaigns on a national and international basis with articles published in various magazines including Condé Nast Traveler, Harper’s Bazaar, and Men’s Health UK.
Reza holds an Engineering degree from Ryerson University in Toronto and numerous diplomas in business management, fitness, holistic health and nutrition, and has been featured as the “fitness expert” in Men’s Health Magazine UK, Tonic, and other international publications numerous times.
As a scientist, speaker, consultant, entrepreneur, broadcaster, author, coach and athlete, Dr. Greg Wells has dedicated his career to understanding human performance and how the human body responds to extreme conditions.
Throughout his career, Dr. Wells has coached, trained and inspired dozens of elite athletes to win medals at World Championships, the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics.
Dr. Wells is the author of Superbodies: Peak Performance Secrets from the World’s Best Athletes, The Ripple Effect, The Focus Effect, and is a sought after speaker on the topic of human performance. Dr. Wells has spoken at top events such as TEDX and the Titan Summit, alongside Sir Richard Branson.
Dr. Wells is a frequent contributor to The Globe and Mail and has been an expert source to other top media outlets like ABC News, “20/20,” The Discovery Channel, TSN, CBC and CTV. He also served as the sports medicine analyst for the Canadian Olympic Broadcast Consortium for the 2010 and 2012 Olympic games.
Dr. Wells is an assistant professor of Kinesiology at the University of Toronto where he studies elite sport performance. He also serves as an associate scientist of physiology and experimental medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children where he leads the Exercise Medicine Research Program. Previously, he served as the director of sport science at the Canadian Sport Institute, and taught elite sport coaches at the National Coaching Institute.