Are you thinking of getting fit and healthy? What better way to kickstart your exercise regime than going on a fabulous Personal Training Fitness Holiday in Spain!
This fitness holiday in Spain has designed to build your strength and fitness, and to promote safe weight loss. This is done through a series of varied, intense, and explosive routines performed out both indoors in a well equipped studio and outside in the wonderful gardens of the Retreat Center and in the pretty surrounding village. This fitness retreat is similar to a 'bootcamp' but without any of the military overtones generally associated one.
Working in a group with your personal trainer, you will be encouraged to push yourself further in safety than you would on your own. After this fitness holiday you will find it easier to get into the habit of exercise, thus making it part of your daily health and fitness routine. On this health retreat you will also benefit from the friendships and shared goals of the other participants.
Your 7 day Personal Training Fitness Holiday Programme consists of 2 exciting sessions per day, one in the morning and one in the evening. You can also received continued support after the holiday has finished via email.
We begin the morning sessions before breakfast at 8.00 a.m. and these last for approximately one hour. Our aim is to burn calories and lose weight safely and efficiently therefore these sessions include a variety of cardiovascular exercises, stretching, running and swimming (as appropriate). You will mostly be concentrating on H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training), which is the most efficient and quickest way to lose weight.
Of course, due to weight differences and physical or medical limitations, not everyone can work out at the same pace. Because of this you will perform these exercises to your own limits under the supervision of the personal trainer.
The afternoon sessions have been designed around toning the body. They begin at 6.00 p.m. and last for an hour and a half hour. You will learn about the right workout for you and experience it in the Spanish sunlight. The body weight exercises we perform will work your whole body (upper body, lower body, legs, bums and tums and arms.) These exercises, combined with your H.I.I.T training, will start you on your journey to obtaining your ideal body, help you to lose weight, be healthier from top-to-toe, and define and tone your muscles.
For the last half hour of each afternoon session on days 1 to 3, your personal trainer will be working with each participant individually, to find out exactly what they want to achieve during their stay. A daily routine begins to build and the personal trainer will answer any questions you have in regards to the programme.
For the last half hour of every afternoon session on days 4 to 7, your trainer will explain to you how, what, and when to eat – including what to eat before and after training. Your diet is a very important part of your health regime so it is vital that you understand how certain foods affect your body.
After You Leave
When you leave, you’ll take with you new attitudes, a clear understanding of fitness and a personal exercise program tailored to you. None of the exercises require weights or machinery so you can easily carry on with the exercises when you arrive back at your home. All fitness holiday participants can also keep in touch with the friendly personal trainer via email, for continued advice and encouragement.
This Personal Training Fitness Holiday is held in a country house set in the quiet village of La Magdalena in the Murcian countryside. The weather here is said by the World Health Organization to be the healthiest climate in the world. In the winter it is like permanent spring.
The retreat is secluded and is surrounded by almond, lemon and orange trees, sweet scented jasmine and bougainvillea. The gardens are an ideal place to relax in the shade or to take a soothing swim in the outside pool and if you like the feel of the sand between your toes you are also just 15 minutes from the fantastic coastal beaches of Murcia.
It is not a hotel but a homestay with comfortable spaces and bedrooms that have been suitably designed for the well-being of the retreat participants. It is an intimate space where you can relax in peace and tranquility. The village is quiet and has no immediate local restaurants or amenities, so it is recommended to hire a car, or arrange transport with your hosts for visiting local places of interest, or eating out.
The terraced swimming pool garden has sunbeds, umbrellas and seating. Next to this is a pool bar offering juices and creamy fresh coffees. When the sun sets, you can sit here and relax with a glass of wine - it is the perfect place to chill out!
This is the perfect place for improving your fitness and pushing yourself in exercise knowing that you have a wonderful place where you can relax after the hard work!
Dates and Prices
Personal Training Fitness Holidays in Murcia, Spain
Dates: These Fitness Holidays are available throughout the year.
Availability: up to 8 people per day
Cost: £895 GBPounds per person per full week of 7 days
Includes: accommodation, breakfast, 2 fitness sessions per day (excluding arrival & departure days), lunch, evening meal and use of all the facilities
Special Offers available from time-to-time – Please enquire now for details!
- Prices are based on 2 people sharing a room with bathroom in either a twin or double room
- If there are 2 people traveling together, you will be allocated in a bedroom together
- If you are traveling solo, you will be allocated a room with another solo traveler of the same sex for no additional supplement but if you prefer a private room, you can pay a supplement for your own private bedroom which can be added during the booking process
- Wi-Fi is available throughout the guest lounge and by the swimming pool
- Price does not include flights to the retreat or airport transfers, but discounts are available for transfers if booked through us
- Discounts available for groups. Use the enquire now button to request more information
This retreat center also offer Pilates Reformer and yoga retreats, walking holidays, cookery holidays and mosaic making holidays. They can also offer private Pilates reformer sessions (not included) for those interested.
La Magdalena is a small village in Murcia that is surrounded by almond groves and mountains. The closest range of mountains, the Sierra Espuna is a 45 minutes drive away and is a stunning nature reserve.
Twenty five minutes from the village is the port of Mazarron, and it is just forty minutes to the famous La Manga strip and the Mar Menor where people go to bathe in the salt lakes, with its many healing benefits. A little further is the Cathedral City of Murcia. In this region you will also find some of the best golf courses around. Walking and cycling trails are abundant as are quiet, protected beaches, and in this area the typical Spanish countryside with its sleepy villages is seemingly behind modern times.
A short drive from the village is the City of Cartagena which has a beautiful port, where the cruise ships sailing the Mediterranean stop off every Wednesday. Cartagena is not a tourist area and has many typical Spanish cultural places of interest to visit, good restaurants, museums and a great shopping centre.
The retreat is just twenty five minutes from the nearest airport of Murcia, San Javier. You could also fly to Alicante Airport which is just over an hour away, and transfers are available on request.
Comfortable accommodation is offered at the retreat house. It is not a hotel but a homestay with comfortable spaces and bedrooms that have been suitably designed for the comfort and well-being of the retreat participants.
There are 4 guest bedrooms that have all have been decorated to a high standard. All rooms are supplied with bathroom and pool towels.
Bedroom 1 – the ‘sunshine room’ is a large bedroom that can accommodate 4 single beds for group bookings, or twin/double for couples or 2 sharing. It looks out onto the gardens and has air conditioning and en-suite facilities.
Bedroom 2 – the ‘blue room’ can accommodate 2 singles or a double. It looks out onto the garden and has air conditioning and en-suite facilities.
Bedroom 3 – the ‘purple room’ can accommodate a twin or double, and overlooks the inner courtyard and has en-suite facilities.
Bedroom 4 – the ‘pink room’ is a single room overlooking the inner courtyard and has en-suite toilet and wash facilities and shared bathroom.
There is a dining room and separate sitting room for guest use with TV, music facilities and wifi and a good choice of books and games available for guests to read and play during their stay.
Snacks beverages, tea making facilities and fridge, are also available 24 hours a day in the dining area for guest’s convenience.
All of the food is prepared freshly each day. Where we can, we use local organic ingredients. The region is known as the garden of Spain and the fresh fruits and vegetables are in abundance. The Retreat’s gardens produce fresh figs, apricots, lemons, oranges, pomegranates, and grapes and are included in our recipes when in season.
The food is mainly vegetarian but we do provide fish and chicken if requested.
- Daily healthy breakfasts consist of freshly baked bread each day, cereals, nuts, seeds and fresh seasonal fruit. (Additional dishes can be provided for Breakfast on request).
- Lunches include fresh salads, local savoury pastries, sandwiches & tortillas varied each day, these are available at a discounted rate if not included in your package.
- Dinner is always a sumptuous affair with varied dishes including vegetarian, chicken or fish main courses seasoned to perfection and a delicious dessert to follow. Alcohol is available at a discounted rate to guests.
- Teas, coffees, herbal teas and water are available free throughout the day.
We do cater for special dietary needs.
We believe in good food, keeping the body and mind contented and full of energy.
The Yoga Therapy Training Centre have visited the Retreat four times and have asked that the owners put together a recipe booklet of our vegetarian dishes, which is currently being undertaken!
The owners are big animal lovers and are involved in the welfare of dogs, many which are badly treated in Spain. They even hold ‘dog lovers’ holidays, which are very popular, where the guests can spend time with the lovely dogs and also enjoy yoga, Pilates and all other aspects of the Retreat. The dogs are very quiet and peaceful, and stay some distance from the guests, but if you are allergic to dogs then you might want to consider this before booking.
Dan is one of the owners and he is well known in the region for his mosaics and it is well worth booking one of his mosaic courses whilst you are at the retreat! Viv, the other owner, is an instructor that has been practicing yoga and Pilates for many years using her knowledge, enthusiasm and experience to inspire and develop the same focus in those seeking to simply improve their wellbeing.
Use the enquire now button above for ask for more information about any of the other courses available at the retreat.
“A fantastic respite from hectic London life – feel really cleansed, I now know where my abdominal muscles are! Thanks so much for the warmth, care and hospitality.”
“My expectation of the week was very high. I wanted complete relaxation and a new shaped and toned body – I was not disappointed! I tailored my week with Viv to include Pilates, bootcamp and some elements of the Wellbeing course. I loved the morning Pilates session with Viv, I was able to advance through the week very quickly learning the breathing and basic techniques and I am now confident enough to practice at home alone. The afternoon sessions with Matt were a lot more intense and he was able to flex the sessions to meet my needs. I enjoyed a healthy diet, including freshly made juices and wholesome delicious vegetarian food that gave me great ideas to take home. I dropped 2 kilos over a week and became noticeably more toned. I traveled solo, but Viv and Dan were so welcoming, and the other guests made me feel completely at home. During the days, I had time to visit Cartagena and spent a fabulous morning bird-watching (a completely new experience) – we spotted two golden eagles and several other rare birds. I whole heartedly recommend this holiday!”
“Thanks so much for all your gorgeous food and everything you have done for us during our stay. Hope you enjoy the rest after we kept you so busy these last 2 weeks!”
“I’ve had one of the best weeks of my life. A fabulous retreat centre. The attention to detail, the wonderful food, the calm, unhurried manner that we’ve been looked after with, I’ve been nourished on all levels.”