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Weight Loss Retreat Immune System

Over the next few weeks FitFarms the weight loss retreat and lifestyle camp will be sharing our 5 ingredients made in under 5 minutes healthy smoothie recipes.

pina coladaIn the next couple of weeks you will also have the opportunity to join the FitFarms Online programme which has been created by TV Fitness Presenter and Weight Loss Retreat Health Guru Justin Lord.

The two smoothies below are often served at the FitFarms lifestyle and weight loss retreat and are chosen for these nutritious reasons.

Pina Colada Health Benefits 

The coconut milk contains antioxidants, it helps with heart diseases and most importantly strengthens the immune system helping prevent viruses like the Coronavirus. The pineapple has enzymes that ease digestion, it also helps reduce the risk of cancer and once again we choose this one because it helps boost the immune system. Pineapple juice also speeds up recovery after surgery or strenuous exercise. Bananas we love at the weight loss retreat and the main reason for this is that they give you energy minus the unhealthy fats and cholesterol but also they are a great source of vitamin D and potassium which is great for your heart and blood pressure.

Orange Mango Health Benefits 

This one is chosen to share with you mainly because Mangoes help boost the immune system helping fight off the Coronavirus but also because almond mild is a good source of potassium helping your heart and the added bonus of having banana that increases the potassium level strengthening your heart even further and helping with high blood pressure.

Weight Loss Retreat Pina colada 5 ingredients

1 cup coconut milk

1 cup frozen pineapple

1 banana

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place all ingredients into a blender and blitz

orange mangoWeight Loss Retreat Orange mango 5 Ingredients1 cup almond milk

1 cup frozen mango

1 orange

1 banana

1 medjool date Place all ingredients into a blender and blitz 

 

Weight Loss Retreat FitFarms Programme

53e730b0-8fa2-4467-86ee-0d6617cd8e96The FitFarms weight loss retreat is just weeks away from it is 13th anniversary.

Usually 13 is an unlucky number but at the FitFarms Weight Loss Retreat it is extremely lucky because we will enter this new exciting year with Hailey, Niall and Justin.

I found out in November that Justin’s contract was coming to an end and he was looking for a new challenge. He’s had a huge amount of experience in the weight loss and lifestyle retreat industry which has led to contracts with TV companies, celebrities and the extremely wealthy families of Dubai who want the best in the industry living in their house and advising their family.

FitFarms have always had a great team in the past and that is definitely the reason why we are going into our lucky 13th year. In the past I have had to be careful with the selection process making sure that the weight loss retreat team cover all the areas that are needed and they all complement each other. This time it was easy as Justin only works with certain people so he brought his team and being supported by the already great FitFarms team there was no doubt in my mind that we were now going to be delivering the best course we have had within 13 years. I’m never sure about those sayings 13’s lucky, 13’s unlucky, you make your own luck, it’s how you play your luck etc etc….. However we got to where we got to we are now delivering the best programme that we have ever delivered and there’s an exciting buzz within the FitFarms Family that is made up of guest and team alike.

Weight Loss Retreat and Lifestyle Workshops 

They have now gone from our standard two to three but more importantly broken down into the three important areas on carbohydrates, fats and protein.

Menopause 

A complexed area but this is now being covered which is so important as the FitFarms women’s average age is in and around this area.

Sleep, Scheduling and Anxiety 

I sat in on this workshop yesterday. It’s fascinating and scientifically proven.

Emotional Freedom Techniques

I’m the biggest sceptic when it comes down to the more spiritual side/ mind therapy but also I enter always with an open mind. 20/ 30 minutes session and i felt uplifted and free of anxiety (anxiety was the area we did today) . Wow and thanks Hayley .

The Food

A customer explained this on Monday by saying it’s like going to your favourite restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Thank you x

FitFarms Weight Loss Retreat New Faces

53e730b0-8fa2-4467-86ee-0d6617cd8e96New Year New You New Faces 

The FitFarms Weight loss retreat courses start up on 31st January in Matlock Derbyshire and we have lots of excited people raring to get stuck in.

This year though the raring people waiting to get stuck in are not just the customers we have a few new faces on the fitness retreat health team and my god are they keen. The keen new faces will be supported by our already great instructors and I know they will bond well together.

We are extremely lucky to now be working with my friend Justin Lord who is most famous for being the Health Guru for ITV along with Channel 5 and television channels in Dubai. Justin brings a wealth of knowledge and a very forward thinking modern approach to the FitFarms weight loss and fitness retreat.

The schedule for the next course was sent through last night and I can honestly say I’ve never been so excited to start a FitFarms course. This isn’t just because of the exercises, workshops and new nutrition programme it’s more to do with who will be delivering them. When we are in Derbyshire we always have the pleasure of working with Kim who is our dance instructor well actually she’s much more than that… she covers nearly every aspect of fitness and when Stephen (me) needs something or has forgotten something she has always been by my side to help. The other great dance instructor we have is our very own Latino Bruno who expertly delivers our salsa classes which everyone finds a complete joy to take part in. Both have been working with FitFarms for over 7 years so are extremely well rehearsed in what they do and no class ever seems to be the same even over so many years.

Justin has brought a mini team with him which personally I love because they all know how each other work and all work so well together.

Justin’s Chef – Niall 

Extremely creative making the most amazing tasty raw deserts which is super healthy because mainly they have not been through a cooking process so are much more nutrient dense. Expect the new dishes to be full of colour and very artistic. Just look at the photo below it simply does look too good to be so healthy! Niall is also great to chat with and loves sharing his fantastic food tips with anyone and everyone.

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Justin’s Yogi – Hailey 

Hailey covers many different health areas including yoga, spinning and is even a Master NLP Coach (Neuro – Linguistic Programming). I haven’t worked with Hailey  but from what I understand that even though Hailey is multi talented Hailey’s great skill is being Hailey. Forever positive with an infectious smile which is just the person you need to be working with and delivering Retreats to you the customer.

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7 more sleeps until 31st January it’s like Christmas all over again but with the weight loss instead of gain! 

Weight loss and fitness camp avocado

Baked-Eggs-in-AvocadoIMG_9953-600x900Weight Loss and fitness camp Baked avocado and egg 

This dish always looks impressive just because it’s quite unusual looking.

It’s really easy to make and you can be creative with the toppings. This one is smoked paprika, chives and basil but a very popular one is to use chilli and cheese.

Ingredients Serves 6

3 Avocados

6 Eggs

Himalayan salt or a good quality sea salt

Ground Black Pepper

Fresh Chives

Smoked Paprika

Basil

Method

Cut the avocados in half and take out the stone. Using a teaspoon scoop a little avocado out to make the area larger where the stone was. Crack the egg and pour into the scooped area. Season with salt and pepper. Place in a 180 degrees oven for 20 minutes. Take the avocado and egg out of the oven and sprinkle with smoked paprika, basil and chives.

This is a nutritionally dense breakfast full of healthy fats and protein.

 

 

 

FitFarms Weight Loss Retreat Festive Greetings

seasons54Merry Festive Period to everyone and we hope you’re having a fantastic time celebrating with your family and friends.
I’m going to through this point in really early because it’s perfectly normal to overeat and drink over the Christmas and New Year. Whatever happens don’t think that you’ve messed everything up all you need to know is that you’ve you’ve got to jump back on the healthy wagon at some point. This some point can be tomorrow 2nd, 3rd or even mid January, probably best not to leave it until Summer but as long as you jump back on you’ll reach your goals.
FitFarms Weight loss retreat next year is looking very healthy! We’re re opening in Dorset which has always been a favourite with our guest mainly because of the fabulous swimming pool, accommodation and beautiful countryside.
We are also adding more variety to out exercise programme and we have a new nutritionist to run the workshops getting our guests up to date with the latest nutritional science and eliminating any myth and fads that may have been learnt.
The first course back is at the weight loss retreat in Derbyshire and the 7 night course starts on 31st January. We are offering readers of this article a £250 discount which lowers the price of the single room from £1499 to £1299 and the shared room from £1099 to £899.
Please please please remember the 80/ 20 rule it’s the most important point to living and happy, sustainable healthy life and have a great time over the New Year.

Weight Loss Retreat Massaman Curry

massamanMassaman Thai curry is relatively mild but if you need a little more heat just add some more chilli.

You can buy a decent healthy Massaman paste from the supermarket but if you have more time making your own is always going to be better. When buying the paste make sure to check the ingredients making sure the herbs and spices come first and avoid chemicals and sugar or at the least make sure they’re very low down the ingredient list.

OK first lets make a traditional massaman curry paste.

1/4 cup dry roasted unsalted peanuts

2 shallots

5 garlic cloves peeled

2 re chillies add another 1 if you want to move up with the heat

1 inch of ginger

1 stalk of lemongrass

tsp coriander

tsp cumin

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp cardamon

2 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp shrimp paste

2tsp maple syrup

3 tbsp coconut milk

Now you’ve got all the ingredients together all you have to do is put into a blender and blend away to create a paste. If you want to turn it into  sauce add a tin of coconut milk. This is the typical southern Thai style way which has Indian influences in the spices.

FitFarms Weight loss retreat with homemade paste for 4

Add 1 can of coconut milk and 1 can of tinned tomatoes to the paste which turns it into a soup.

Bring to boil 2 lites of water in a large pot and add 2 leeks, 1 onion, 1 cauliflower and 2 pak choi and 250ml of vegetable stock.

Simmer for 40 minutes and then add the Massaman soup.

Note: If you decide to buy a good quality paste just add 1 tin of tomatoes and coconut milk to the bought paste to create the soup.

Cajun Chicken as the topping

Place 400 grams of chicken in a bowl and season with salt, pepper and cajun chicken.

Put into an oven at 180 degrees for 30 minutes.

Pour the soup into a bowl and add the chicken

 

FitFarms Dorset Weight Loss Retreat

FitFarms Fitness BeachFitFarms Dorset weight loss and fitness retreat opens in March 2020.

We are based just 20 minutes from the market town of Blandford Forum in a beautiful little village called Wolland.

There are so many great benefits to FitFarms Dorset one being the fantastic swimming pool which we use for aqua aerobics, there is also a sauna where you can relax after the challenging FitFarms exercise day.

We will be running our first course at the end of March and guests will be able to book seven, six, five, four, three and two nights weight loss and fitness retreat.

FitFarms Dorset retreat is also probably one of our most retreat like destinations situated on an old dairy farm you will be literally in a field with no other houses around you just converted barns and a swimming / leisure complex. The farm is still a working dairy farm so there are lots of cows in the neighbouring fields which also adds to the escape to the country retreat feeling.

We will be running 4 this year the first in March which is always a good one to join us on just before the chocolate season of Eater begins. Then one in the middle of summer which is always a special one because we include a beach walk along Bournemouth seafront followed up by a stretch on the sand. The third one will be in September and the last one of the year will be in December where we have the festive healthy Christmas lunch.

The first year we ran FitFarms Dorset weight loss and fitness retreat was back in 2012 and has always been one of FitFarms’ most popular retreats but the accommodation went through some deep refurbishment forcing us to close down for a one year period. The dates will be going up on the FitFarms website in the next week so book quickly to avoid disappointment.

FitFarms Weight Loss Camp Recipe

chocolatemousse123If you have been to the FitFarms holistic weight loss boot camp you will be aware that every day at 7.30pm we have a snack which is protein based. The reason for this is that customers blood sugar levels drop in the middle of the night so they don’t have a goodnights sleep. This little protein snack helps balance the blood sugar levels making sure everyone sleeps like a baby after the days exercises.

Yoghurt Chocolate Mousse with Seeds (packed with protein and nutrient dense) 

Weight Loss Boot Camp healthy Ingredients 

200 grams of yoghurt

50 grams of good quality peanut butter

2 tablespoons of seeds

2 teaspoons of Cacao powder

1 banana

1/2 avocado

 

Weight Loss Boot Camp Method

This must be one of the easiest preparation methods because all you do is blend everything together and its ready to eat.

We suggest 3 tablespoons per person and you really don’t need anymore because it’s very filling.

It freezes well if you make too much and last 1 week in the fridge.

 

FitFarms Weight loss and Fitness Boot Camp

Nov 14The FitFarms Holistic weight loss and fitness boot camp is running in Norfolk from Friday 8th November until Friday 15th November.

It’s the last one for this year and we still have one space available. If there are any last minute person who would like a kick start to a healthier, happier you then do not hesitate to contact us through the website FitFarms.

The course will once again be action packed with exercises such as Boxercise, HIIT, Country and Beach Walks, Circuits and this week we are including ballet to give the fitness programme even more variety.

The accommodation is fabulous with 4 poster beds, Queen Size Slay beds and the twin rooms are spacious with neutral country furnishings.

FitFarms Norfolk is based 3 miles outside the historic market town of Fakenham and the added bonus on this course is the Holkham Estate Beach walk. Holkham Hall is a magnificent 18th century Palladian style building built by Sir Edward Coke and is worth a detour if you are ever near the Norfolk coast. FitFarms is here for a walk though and unfortunately no time for sightseeing so we head to the Holkham Hall car park and the group walk down onto a beach which is almost a mile wide when the tide is out. Everyone tends to get wet feet on this walk but the scenery makes it all worthwhile. The walk is approximately 2.5hrs and goes along the beach front and then back through an ancient forest until we reach Holkham Estate car park making the round trip.

We will be down in Norfolk again next year and we are pleased to say we will be re opening in Dorset near Blandford Forum as of March which is always a popular venue. these dates will be advertised on the FitFarms Weight loss and fitness retreat website in the next couple of weeks.

3 Weight Loss Retreats 2019

FitFarms Movement ExerciseTomorrow is the start of the third from last weight loss and fitness retreat and we are up in the beautiful Peak District.

This year we have ran more weight loss retreats in the Derbyshire site than any of our other venues which is simply down to customer choice. It’s not surprising as recently I found out that Derbyshire is the second most visited county after Cornwall. There are some stunning villages and towns in Derbyshire steeped with history including places which we visit on the weight loss retreat like Matlock, Wirksworth and Ashbourne on the way to the Carsington reservoir walk.

Walks maybe one of the reasons why the FitFarms Derbyshire weight loss retreat is so popular as we also have the Chatsworth house walk. This walk leaves from the pretty country cottages and winds through a forest up onto a pretty Derbyshire B road. The road gradually descends onto an off road track which goes through some breathtaking countryside and working Derbyshire farms. Once walkers come to the end of the track they enter the Chatsworth Estate. Then there is a flat river walk which takes the walkers over a little hump back bridge and into the House where a healthy packed lunch awaits them.

On 8th November FitFarms will be running the last 2019 weight loss and fitness retreat in Norfolk. The Norfolk retreat is very rural and has the added benefit of the Holkham Beach walk. This walk starts off at the National trust property Holkham Hall and goes straight down onto the extremely wide Norfolk beach. The walk goes along the beach to the seaside town of Wells and then back through an ancient forest to Holkham Hall.

The final course of the year is back in Derbyshire where the highlight of the course is the Healthy Christmas Lunch.