Body:Fit UK @ Lifehouse Hotel & Spa


Fitness retreats can sometimes conjure up images of bootcamps, burpees and brash Personal Trainers. If you’ve ever wondered what really goes down at a 38N break, here’s what we got up to at our UK long weekend…..



Friday afternoon, Claire and I meet our clients to go through the schedule again and motivate them to get as involved as possible. Then it was straight into Nutrition 101 – our 38ºN take on the nuts and bolts of healthy eating. They say the body of your dreams is 70% nutrition and 30% training – so it’s essential to include it in our program.

After ‘chewing’ over the facts, we hit the outdoor bootcamp pen for the fitness test – our chance to see clients move and assess overall fitness levels – reminding them they’re only in competition with themselves!  Sweaty but smiling, clients refreshed themselves and headed of for a mindfulness session to settle everyone before dinner. The food at Lifehouse is amazing and clients get to chose either a healthy or indulgent menu: and we don’t judge!



whatsapp-image-2016-12-06-at-17-50-54Hot water and lemon is delivered to clients’ rooms early doors – then it was into the studio for some short, sharp fasted cardio. Ideal for boosting the metabolism. From there we chowed down on some amazing brekkie and moved into a motivational and goal setting workshop. It’s critical to get the mind and body working together, so with Claire’s background as a corporate coach, the session really hit the spot. As Tony Robbins says…. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”

After sharpening the mind, it was time to sharpen the reflexes with a boxing session! Plenty of punches later and we broke for a delicious and nutritious protein smoothie before heading back into the ‘pen’ for some functional fitness: we’re talking tractor tires, battle ropes, kettlebells, plyometric boxes, agility ladders and loads more for tough full body workout.  After a yummy buffet lunch it was back into the studio for a core workout, followed by a spinning class taken by Claire. The playlist and energy in the room ensured everyone had fun while they worked! We finished the day with restorative yoga with time to hit the spa before din dins!


Water and lemon again – followed by fasted HIIT. Post-breakfast (with a big enough break for digestion), it was time for Insanity! With everyone sweaty and warm(!) it was outside into the stunning countryside for a run and a circuit of the trim trail: dips, monkey bars, jumps, scramble nets and more before finishing with a run through the landscaped hotel grounds. It certainly blew any cobwebs away!

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Back indoors for a protein smoothie before we split into two groups for a final hoorah: a choice of spinning or functional HIIT in the outdoor pen. Time for a shower before a well earned (and delish) Sunday Roast with all the trimmings (healthy options also available 🙂 )

The guys and gals truly smashed it and we were honoured to train them! We love what we do and love it when clients love what we do too!

How best to sum it up? We’ll leave that to one of our clients: “What a fantastic experience. Absolutely loved it from start to finish. I was so sad on the way home because I didn’t want it to end. Thank you so much Claire and James – you’re awesome.”




Fancy beating the post Christmas bloat and blasting body fat? Then join us for our next one in January at Lifehouse Spa & Hotel
13th – 15th January 2017
£499 pp sharing £599 single.

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