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Book your Fitness Holiday in 2017 at FitFarms Derbyshire

derbyshire-location-1Derbyshire is a fantastic place to kick start healthy living, thanks to the beautiful country which allows you to explore via hikes, walks, runs and cycle rides. Our FitFarms UK weight loss retreat specialises in nutrition and exercise and how to maintain healthy eating once you have left the retreat. The weight loss retreat in derby doesn’t follow a bootcamp style but instead supports the holistic approach and helps to re-enforce balance and healthy living.

The Derby FitFarms retreat is located in Matlock which is surrounded by woodland and stunning countryside. During the course you will venture out on at least two scenic walks allowing you to see the sites of Derbyshire. The week also features off site activities including Badminton, swimming and cycling. The uk weight loss retreat provides not only off site activities but also a range of aerobic, resistance, hiit and boxing classes but lets not forget about the range of yoga and stretch classes also available to you ( which you will need!)

FitFarms aim to provide and cater for all abilities and levels of fitness, in order to help everyone through every class without fail. If you need extra guidance or support the fitness team is on hand to help 24/7…Our mission is to help you to achieve and to get everything you want and deserve from the course.

In order for us to provide you with the tools to kickstart your healthy eating we deliver two nutritional workshops which will finally answer all those ‘food questions’ you’ve always wondered about. Not only do we provide all of the nutritional information you need to know to help you succeed but we also provide habit change workshops and cookery lessons to help you really understand and achieve in making better choices and knowing how to adapt or change habits.

DerbyshireFitFarms Derbyshire is a popular retreat, the courses offered here includes mixed courses and family courses and allows clients to chose from 2-7 night stays. Many people visit the derby retreat for the 2 day (weekend course) as a kickstart and others book onto the full course allowing them to trial all exercise classes, activites and walks as well as the varied workshops which is exactly what some client need.

If you want push, a new start, a kickstart, a reboot, an education on nutrition and a holistic way into exercise then FitFarms is for you!

Book onto a course for 2017 today!

Locations include:
- Derby
- Dorset
- Devon
- Spain
- Worcester
And finally London

See you soon,

FitFarms Team

FitFarms Spain Fitness Camp Review March 2017 – Part 1

Spain Location 1FitFarms Spain ‎is starting today in Javea which is based in the Costa Blanca region. The region is famous for white sands and a sunny climate so it is always one of the most popular fitness camps with guests and the FitFarms Health Team.

The team this week consists of Georgia the aerobics queen, Jason the physiotherapist and dance specialist, Andy the health manager and master kettlebell coach, Robert the health chef and Stephen who is in charge of logistics!

FitFarms spain 2017This FitFarms Spain course has followed the Dorset weight loss retreat so at 6am this morning everyone jumped out of bed busying themselves. We left at 8am destination Bristol airport! Andy was the leading car and with a few creative turns we arrived on time at the airport for check in.

Ryan air is the airline of choice! We’ve all been weighed, measured, scanned and ‎are now sitting on the plane writing blogs.

The flight consists of the typical Benidorm parties with hats and stag / hen party t shirts. The villa where we run the Spain fitness holiday is a far throw from the commercial night life of Benidorm as we are based in a historic fishing port at the base of a national park mountain range.

When we land it will be all about preparing for the guests arrival flying in the next day to Alicante airport. ‎As like most of the FitFarms Fitness camp programmes guests arrive feeling nervous and apprehensive so the team are there to comfort them and put them at ease so they make the very most of their time at the fitness holiday.

We make it as easy as possible to join us so we have two pick ups from Alicante airport being1pm and 7pm. Then there is around an hour drive to the typical Mediterranean villa in Javea.

FitFarms Spain Classic Mixed Course Review March 2017

FitFarms spain 2017 2The first day of FitFarms Spain fitness camp started today with the health team practising Tai Chi on the beach this was followed up by healthy ‎omelette breakfast.

Once breakfast finished the risk assessment on the first walk started. Javea port walk which is probably the most challenging out of all the hikes is simply magnificent. We enter from the port and go straight into a long steep hill that ends at a spectacular view point. The team take in the views and then set off in a circular walk through the montgo mountain range eventually ending back at the port. The walk is signed off by Georgia the health and safety officer as risk free with stunning scenery!

The time hits 11.30am and it’s time to make the first trip to the airport to meet guests at 1pm. The traffic was free flowing all the way and we hit the airport dead on 1pm to meet the first group of guests. The group look a little nervous but extremely excited and are already making friends with each other.

There’s a few guests arriving in an hour so one person waits in a second car to meet and greet. Here at FitFarms we try to be accommodating as possible so we also do one trip into the centre of Alicante to receive a guest from the train station who has travelled from Barcelona. Thank you goes out to Bryan who sat in the front giving perfect directions getting us there swiftly and on time!

The conversation is free flowing as we drive west towards the FitFarms fitness camp villa and one hour later the FitFarms mentors are showing the guests their rooms.

Ninety minutes later and it’s back down the motorway to meet the second group of guests. There’s a late arrival from London Luton due to a delay so a little bit of waiting this time but once we are all together its back to the car for the last journey.

We enter the FitFarms Villa at 9.30pm greeted by Jason the physiotherapist and dance specialist who with the help of Georgia settles the guests into their rooms. The chef has prepared chicken with roasted Mediterranean Vegetables which was a rainbow of colours with a delightful taste.

FitFarms February Derbyshire Mixed Courses Review

Create Healthy HabitsFitFarms weight loss retreat have hosted a mixed course for families this week in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. We are a fitness based holiday escape offering a wide variety of activities, including plenty of opportunity to get out into the fresh air and see some of what the surrounding countryside has to offer.

The structure of our courses really allows you to focus all of your attention back onto yourself by removing the stress of organising your daily schedule. All you need to do is show up and give it your all!

Each day starts bright and early with our 7:30 am energising wake up workout, preparing your body with stretch and mobilisation techniques, waking up the muscles and the mind ready for the activities ahead. Breakfast is served daily at 8:30 am making up just one of your 3 healthy and nutritious meals, not forgetting 3 tasty snacks! All of our food is prepared by our amazing on site chef ensuring you are getting the correct nutrients and energy your body needs. The rest of the day is comprised of carefully selected activities and classes are tailored around the ability of both the group as a whole, and as individuals so no matter your level of fitness, you can be confident that every single exercise and movement can be adapted to your own personal level.

This week kicked off with a somewhat chilly start after a thick layering of snow at the weekend, however the group were fantastically positive, got themselves layered up and even braved the cold for a particularly idyllic local walk. The fitness studio housed a huge selection of exercise this week from aerobics, boxing, circuits, mobilisation, kettlebells, interval training and the aptly named “Sweaty Betty” which every single person completed with exceptional determination and effort. All of our classes begin with instructional tutorials at a basic level so you can start with confidence even if you’ve never tried something before. We ventured off site this week with every person completing an impressive 6 mile walk boasting fantastic views of the Chatsworth estate. We took another shorter walk down to the Matlock leisure centre where the group got involved in some team work on the badminton courts before finishing up with a swim before dinner, and everyone embraced and supported one another with the cycle ride along the canal path ending the week with some great humour.

The week is structured with many important components, not just exercise alone, and we understand that there are sometimes far greater obstacles along the fitness journey so hold workshops throughout for habit change, understanding the different types of fitness, designing your own workouts and small group mentor sessions. There is an extensive nutrition workshop, carried on over two days that we guarantee will open your eyes to a completely different mindset surrounding food, accompanied by a cooking demonstration and workshop from the chef ensuring you will return home armed with a greater understanding and recipe pack ready to get back in control!

We have had a fantastically successful week and it has been incredibly rewarding to see people of all fitness levels, abilities and ages come together and support each other on the start of their journeys. It has been amazing to see every single one of them leaving both physically and mentally stronger with an excellent new support network in place and we all wish them the very very best of luck!!


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FitFarms Derbyshire 10th February to 17th February Review

do-not-make-it-your-goal-to-be-fit-make-it-your-goal-to-be-disciplined-and-being-fit-will-followThis Derbyshire weight loss retreat kicked off with not only snow but also a huge amount of energy, drive and motivation! The clients arrived Friday which was followed by another 7 days of clean eating and over 6 hours of exercise per day.

The first two days clients were weighed measured and told their body fat so we can use this information to compare on the final day. These measurements are taken on the first morning followed by breakfast and 2 hours of ‘intro to exercise’ which is a class allowing everyone to work on there fitness level and for the instructors to give alternative exercises to those that need it. In the class we go through all of the basic and beneficial exercises which help weight loss and mobility on an everyday basis.

Monday to Thursday is a challenging few days including boxing, salsa, high intensity interval training, tough walks in the snow, legs bums and tums , yoga and finally resistance training. The daily routine starts from 7:30 AM until 7 PM. Everyday is full of back to back classes/activities three nutritional and tasty meals as well as 3 snacks to keep you going throughout the day. On the course we provide two nutrition workshops which will give you the knowledge and understanding needed to change your eating patterns and habits. When it comes to food it’s all about making the choice and to enjoy eating in a healthier way.

The UK Derby weight loss retreat provides constant support during the week and provides one to one sessions to allow individuals to get as much out of the course as they need and deserve. The retreat focuses on life change and helping people to maintain an active happy and healthy lifestyle. The Derby retreat includes habit change workshops, fitness workshops, program workshops and even cookery workshops. Overall we provide all the essentials for you to make that change and to leave us excited to put into place the lifestyle you’ve always wanted but never quite knew how to achieve or maintain.

2017 has begun and if you want to make a change to your lifestyle or to the whole families way of eating and levels of physical activity then contact us today and book onto a course. Limited spaces available!

See You Soon!

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FitFarms Review: Dorset Weight Loss Retreat Feb 2017

this-is-the-beginning-of-anything-you-want-quoteThis year we have already put our first group though a challenging week full of exercise, healthy eating and forward thinking.

Our Dorset UK weight loss retreat is set in the perfect location allowing you to focus and embrace the countryside. The week is for our guests to push themselves, find themselves and to really get what they want out of the course. We provide the workshops the exercise and the support that you seek, to help you walk away with the mind set and healthy lifestyle you want.

The FitFarms team hold courses ranging from 2 nights to 7 nights, typically you would arrive on the Friday and leave on the following Friday giving you the time to submurse in aerobics, boxing, interval training, kettle-bells, Zumba, yoga, morning mobility classes as well as Salsa and swimming.

Our courses also feature 2-3 hour scenic countryside walks, off-road interval runs and use of the on-site spa. Our Dorset weight loss retreat includes use of a spa pool so in your free time you can make use of the pool and stay active!

We also offer aqua aerobics which is aimed at all ages and abilities as the instructor gives different levels of intensity to ensure everyone is working hard and challenging themselves.

Monday and Tuesday of the course you will be greeted by the nutritionist who will deliver a 2 hour workshop on the Monday as well as a part 2 workshop on the Tuesday based on everything you want and need to know about food and the truth about sugar!

Other beneficial workshops included in the 7 day course is the habit change and cookery workshop. An example day at FitFarms would consist of 5-6 hours of exercise as well as 2 hours of educational workshops.

Departure day involves measurements and a final group breakfast, our last course finished on a high with clients losing anything from 2-8 lbs in just a few days! Hard work and consistent eating patterns seemed to work for the whole group.

If you are looking for a healthier 2017 contact Stephen today and book onto a Fitfarms course ASAP limited places available.


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Home Workout Routine Ideas at FitFarms Camp

discipline and workoutDepending on the majority of clients we have on any week at one of our fitness or weight loss retreats we may change our routines or majority of exercise sessions to suit the group. Most of the groups benefit from one class in particular thou, home workouts! They can be as intense, developmental, structured, simple, complicated, thought out or spur of the moment as we like.. You cannot go wrong! It’s your home! It’s your workout!

So at our holistic retreats in Matlock Derbyshire, Malvern Worcestershire, Woolland Dorset or Javea Spain we do a lot of classes using minimal or no equipment and focus on shorter routines and simple concepts to make them completely adaptable for anyone who needs some useful ideas for their own home routines. They are a great way to ensure consistency, you can always have time, space, the usual equipment all you need is the motivation and interest.

You could do anything from mobility work, stretching and flexibility you could do strength or fitness exercises, you could even have some fun with co-ordination and it would in some way benefit your overall goals. You don’t need a gym or a class or even one 2 one instruction (and that’s coming from a personal trainer!) all you need is a little knowledge.

At our next course in Matlock Derbyshire, our holistic fitness and weight loss retreat will once again encourage a group of people to take matters into their own hands and discover what works best for them.


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Lower Back Pain Exercise at FitFarms Camp

Lower back pain…

One of the leading causes of illness related time off work.. a massive cost to the nation in it’s billions in fact.. it can be extremely debilitating over long or short periods, it can stay with you forever never knowing when it can flare up or maybe even never being fully recovered from it.

It is something we come across on our holistic weight loss retreats regularly so here at Fitfarms we like to think our non-boot camp approach (not suggesting a boot camp is a bad thing by the way) is able to help people manage this condition and in some cases even aid with recovery.

In the case of non pathological back pain i.e. not from known illness disease or injury, it is recommended that a swift return to normal activity after the initial or acute recovery phase be adopted. This means as soon as possible basic and non strenuous mobility/activity should begin in order to aid recovery and limit the chance of further limitations or weaknesses occurring.

lower back painAs you can imagine if you remain inactive for long periods, certain physiological changes and postural imbalances will develop. In order to make the transition from injured and in active; back to normal routines and movement patterns successfully, you need to be self-aware and confident. You need to be able to use the back as much as possible without aggravating the injury and setting the recovery process backward. Your physical awareness and confidence grows with you the more you challenge and test yourself, this is one of the reasons athletes can recover quicker from small injuries than the average person.

So at any of our sites up and down the country, our main focus is setting individual challenges and targets, working to improve a persons awareness of what is right and safe for them as individuals so that they not only choose the best direction for achieving their goals but the one that suits them as an individual best.

Our next course will be at our Derbyshire fitness retreat, we are fully booked and looking forward to a great second group of 2017, they have a high standard to live up to after our first course of the year went so well down in Dorset so let’s see what happens.


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Kick Off Your New Year’s Resolutions

New Year Weight LossNew year is upon us and its time to kick off your resolutions!

Our FitFarms weight loss camp in Derbyshire is the perfect retreat to get you started. We cater for all goals and current lifestyles and our course truly is suitable for all. The team here at Matlock, are always on hand to guide, support, educate and motivate you to get the most out of your week with us and provide you with the tools you need to continue implementing these lifestyle changes once you leave us.

With extensive presentations on nutrition and habit change, along side an extremely wide variety of exercise classes and activities your confidence and knowledge will improve dramatically and leave you feeling empowered to make the positive steps you’re striving for! We understand that achieving your optimum state of health and fitness can be a daunting challenge which is why the pathway we take you down is both educational and realistic.

We gradually introduce new knowledge throughout the week, often reinforcing these with paper copies and handouts so you’re not left bewildered and saturated with too much info and the team are always eager to discuss your learnings with you, both during and after your course has finished.

All of the exercise we encourage you to participate in can easily be scheduled into your weekly routines and the classes we take from yoga to salsa can always be found in your local area. We encourage you to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and will lead you on a number of walks throughout the week. We will coach you through ways to incorporate intervals to make the intensity correct for you, and team sports such as badminton are always great fun and a fantastic way to stay active and socialise.

So why wait? Take that first step and stop putting your health goals on the back burner, join the FitFarms family and let us help you on your journey to the new you!


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Fitness Holiday in Derbyshire on Festive Season

run harderThis the last week of the year! And our fitness holiday in Derbyshire is cold and wet!

But we won’t let it dampen our spirits! All of our staff here at Matlock, myself, Georgia, Jodie and Jake are looking forward to bringing you the truly holistic approach and the sensible approach to making long term lifestyle health and wellbeing changes that FitFarms has become so well known for. This week we are going to work WITH you, side by side, to help you work out what is right for you and what small changes you need to make to start you off in the direction you will follow for the rest of your lives… Or as long as you feel it is the right direction for you.

Or maybe your already on that path and you just want a bit of a boost or a little nudge, or maybe you need to take it to the next level and step your efforts up? For that you will love our nutrition and habit change workshops, focusing more on the specifics and deeper understanding of these subjects and how they affect or apply to you these workshops are amazing and so good for looking at how to break down hurdles or make sense of the changes you face and full of information for you to arm yourself with.

So let our final week of the year commence, face our challenges head on and smash through our targets! Welcome to FitFarms weight loss retreat Derbyshire lets go and have some fun!


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