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Training load is the strain and stress that exercises put onto your body - it is that strain and stress that challenges you, and given you take sufficient rest you will come back to the exercise stronger.

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Spring yourself into a healthier lifestyle with one of the bests fitness retreats to book in the UK in 2021. From the rolling green hills of North Yorkshire, to the dramatic and diverse landscape that is the Scottish countryside, to the infinite quilt of fields and farms in Kent and Cornwall’s exquisite wild woodlands and sandy beaches – there is so much to explore!

Dispense with the hassle of journeying abroad, the travel checklist and crammed suit-case panic, in favour of a UK-based fitness retreat that will help you meet your health goals. From the purely physical to the palpable mental effects, these exclusive getaways offer everything you need to pursue and maintain a happy, healthy and longer life.

Each of our UK breaks offer deliciously nutrition packed dining experiences, spa treatments, expert therapists and experienced instructors to support you in your bespoke fitness programme while you simultaneously enjoy the luxury of your surroundings. Rebalance, sweat and relax before your short trip home, returning with an enthusiasm for health and fitness, that will ultimately and undeniably improve your lifestyle.

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Whilst the world is getting ready to open up socially, there are definitely going to be some of you working from home for a good while yet or adopting a hybrid of working some days in the office and others at home. It’s important that we all maintain good health whilst doing so and there are no quick fixes – just healthy habits that provide the foundations for good movement, good sleep, and good mental wellbeing! With this in mind, here are 5 ways to improve your overall health whilst working from home.

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Activity holidays provide a great opportunity to try out something new in an idyllic environment. Stepping out of your comfort zone can initially be unsettling for anyone but can be especially daunting for those with learning difficulties. Which is why we’re proud to provide a range of accessible active holidays, which offer something for everyone looking to learn new skills, make new friends and memories that will last a lifetime whatever your personal requirements entail. Here are our top 5 activity holidays for adults with learning difficulties:

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The strain and pressure of daily life can very easily lead to stress. A good anti-stress programme can have tremendous benefits and allow you to focus on your wellbeing in a peaceful setting. However, a stress management retreat is much more than just a relaxing spa getaway. Though indulgent spa treatments are included, these are combined with various therapies, activities, and medical consultations to address the root of the problem and develop a sustainable approach to relieving stress and living a more happy and productive life. A de-stress holiday gives you the chance to recharge your batteries by offering activities including private yoga and Pranayama, alongside luxury treatments and meditation. With trips from the Caribbean to the Far East, you can immerse yourself in tranquil locations and concentrate on regaining balance and focus in your life.

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It’s official, travel is back on the cards as of this summer (as long as government conditions are met) and wellness travel will rise to the fore as people seek to enhance their health and wellbeing following the events of the past year. Wellness travel has been gaining popularity over the past decade and post-COVID-19 it is likely to skyrocket. COVID-19 has well and truly derailed our lives and we’re all in need of some rest and recovery. There’s no better way to relax and destress than on a spa retreat, or perhaps you are looking for some outdoor adventure after being trapped indoors for most of the year. Whether you are dreaming of the sea, the sand, or the mountains there is a wellness holiday to suit everyone. Here’s why wellness travel will be so important post COVID-19:

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There are so many spa therapies to be explored, originating from unique practices in countries across the world. Some treatments target specific areas of the body, while others offer full-body or psychological release. A combination of traditional, tailored, and pioneering treatments are now becoming available in spas across the continents, merging eastern and western practices for enhanced wellbeing. Keep reading to discover the top 10 complimentary spa therapies and which spa holidays and retreats you can experience them on!

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Whether you’re looking for some leisurely fun or are keen to improve your skills, golf breaks and tennis holidays are available for all abilities. Practice your swing or ace your serve on a luxury golf or tennis holiday, or perhaps try your hand at both. Tennis and golf are great sports for singles, couples and even families! Receive expert coaching to really give your game an edge and share tips with like-minded sporting enthusiasts from across the globe. With professional tennis courts and champion golf courses in ample destinations worldwide, whether you want to hit balls by the beach or under the mountains there is a resort for everyone. Here are our best golf and tennis retreats for the perfect active holiday:

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The past year has been like no other; social restrictions have distanced us from family and friends, we have been ripped from our normal routines and it often feels like we are fighting a losing battle. Anxiety levels are at an all-time high, as well as feelings of hopelessness and depression. Many of us have lost jobs and loved ones to coronavirus and it is easy to feel our mental health slipping as the effects of the pandemic impact another year of our lives.

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What does “being healthy” actually mean? With so many mixed messages alongside ever-changing diet and fitness fads, it can be hard to know where to start. Having worked with clients of various ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities over the past few years, I'm a firm believer in finding what works for you and staying consistent; we are all different, but one mantra that rings true for us all is that what we do with and put into our bodies can have a powerful impact on our mental well-being. With that in mind let us explore how a healthy body can help you to achieve a healthy mind:

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The essential minerals in salt act as important electrolytes in the body. They help to balance fluids in the blood and are essential for nerve and muscle function. But too much salt can cause a number of health issues, including high blood pressure and an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. We offer our top nutrition-friendly retreats and tips for reducing your salt intake so that you can be your healthiest self.

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Wellness Experts

Interviews from leading health and fitness professionals from around the world to explore a wealth of knowledge in their areas of expertise.