• Hosted by award-winning personal trainer Joanna Nightingale and Miranda Walsh of the Island Heron Guest House.
  • Maximum of eight women at a countryside women-only retreat in Hampshire
  • Next dates are Friday, 16th March to Monday 19th March 2018 and Friday 20th April to Monday 23rd April 2018
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Joanna Nightingale, a Newbury personal trainer is marking the second anniversary of her fitness business by launching monthly wellness weekends for women.
The idea of organising retreats where clients can focus on their health and enjoy pampering and relaxation appealed as one of these transformed Joanna’s own life and inspired her to leave corporate life and start her own business, Nightingale Fitness.
Having spent her career at Rolls-Royce, it was a week at a bootcamp in 2015 that helped Joanna realise just how important exercise and time out is for wellbeing. Joanna left Newbury to go to university and then worked at Rolls-Royce HQ in the Midlands for 11 years before deciding the time was right to move back to the area to set up her business. She has since grown a loyal customer base through her 1:1 personal training and classes which resulted in being voted the Muddy Stilettoes ‘Best Fitness Instructor in Berkshire’ last year.
She said: “I wanted to do something that would help people make a lifestyle change and also something that I was passionate about.  Although I loved my job and learned so much, since setting up my business, I have never looked back. I now work with men and women of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels and feedback has been extremely positive.  However, many women have asked if I could develop a retreat so they can devote an entire weekend to improving their fitness, kickstarting a healthier lifestyle, getting advice and learning more about exercise or nutrition, or sometimes simply just to get away and challenge themselves.”
Working in collaboration with other local businesses including massage therapists and beauty specialists, the weekends will be hosted at the 10-acre Island Heron Guest House in Wolverton Common near Tadley. Island Heron proprietor Miranda Walsh is a cordon bleu chef and will be working with Joanna to ensure meals are nutritious and healthy.
The package includes three nights’ accommodation, all meals, drinks and snacks, 10 fitness sessions – ranging from yoga to walking and hula hooping –  a nine-day diet and exercise plan to take home; two months’ membership to the Nightingale Fitness online exercise programme and two seminars delivered by fully trained professionals on subjects such as nutrition, podiatry, stress and mindfulness. Massage and beauty treatments are also available at an additional cost.
Joanna added: “Your reasons for coming and your goals are really important and we will ensure you get what you want out of your time at the retreat. Whatever your fitness level or ability, you will see improvements and achieve results, even over just a weekend. There will be plenty of options, modifications and progressions to cater for all levels.
“We want you to enjoy time with each other in a supportive encouraging environment so you feel inspired, yet relaxed.”
Prices start from £399 per person based on two sharing.
For more information, click onto https://nightingalefitness.co.uk/health-and-fitness-retreats/

 

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