FitFarms 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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