Only 80 minutes from London, the Lifehouse Spa & Hotel combines an impressive selection of restorative holistic treatments with a range of fitness packages. There's a fully stocked gym guarenteed to satisfy even the most equipment-savvy exerciser. The outdoor pool takes some beating if swimming is your thing and don't forget to look out for bootcamp, yoga and personal training sessions a plenty. Bring It On.
Located in the heart of bustling Piccadilly Circus, The Akasha Spa at Hotel Cafe Royal is an underground sanctuary of rest and rejuvenation. The star of the show is a medatitive swimming pool (Soothing ambient beats are pumped out underwater no less) and the oh so zen yoga studio is the perfect place for yoga bunnies to practice their downward dog. After all that swimming and stretching, what better way to soothe post workout aches and pains than a trip to the luxourious marble steam room or hammam…
We're worked out in this gym and believe us when we say it is fully stacked. Complete with a state-of-the-art fitness suite and personal training on tap, you can overhaul your exisiting regime or kickstart a new one. There's even an inhouse nutritionist to get your diet back on track if you've started to slip. When you're bored of hitting the gym take your workout alfresco and hit up the local countryside or costal roads for their steep inclines and uneven terrain – it makes for one heck of a challenging run/hike or cycle. Oh, and did we mention it's located in beautiful Cornwall?
Looking for the perfect winter yoga retreat? Located in Sussex with a cosy, rustic feel, this spa-hotel offers a great value one night yoga retreat. Inbetween your yoga sessions and your detoxing, releaxing treatments you'll get to sweat away those winter blues in the scandinavian steam and sauna. A great place to stretch out, swtich off and snuggle up for 24 hours.
If it's a bootcamp you're after then there's one for every part of your body here. Bums, tums, legs and arms will all get a good working out! The other great thing about Champneys is that it's blissfully relaxing. Brilliant for any less exercise obsessed companions who might prefer to indulge in non taxing spa activities than join you in your quest for killer thighs. We'd recommend taking a pair of wellies to expore the extensive grounds and surronding woodland.
5 spas for gym bunnies
Run, walk, stretch, squat or swim. Whatever your exercise addiction, we know you don’t like to miss out on your daily workout. Say hello to our edit of fitness spas, where it’s possible to get your endorphin fix and your relaxation fix in one great destination. Hit the gym and then hit the massage table. In that order.
Shower after every workout It might sound obvious but make sure you shower immediately after you’ve sweat. Dry sweat can clog your pores causing spots and acne flare-ups. Not to mention all that lovely bacteria that’s mixed in with our sweat can cause rashes and infections if it’s not properly washed away. Make sure your showers aren’t too hot either, as this can dry out your skin. Try to avoid wearing makeup We all want to look good while working out but a full face of makeup can actually do your skin more harm than good. Sweat and increased…Read more
Calling all fitness freaks. It’s time to give your body a break from all that January bootcamping and get those squat knots ironed out. Say hello to the extreme sports massage… Aching calves? Clicking knees? Sore shoulders? If you’ve got any (or all) of the above then your body could be reacting to an overzealous workout regime. 'Workouts are getting tougher than ever,' says therapist Michael Earlington from Bliss Spa London who specialises in extreme sports massage. 'People are training like athletes but without the proper nutrition or wind down period, leaving them with aching post-workout muscles and stiff, tired…Read more
Glamour isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you’re heading to the gym, but you’d be surprised how far a great hairstyle can take you. We teamed up with Fabletics and Benjamin May, Creative Director of Barber & Blow salon to create a gym friendly hairstyle that is a) easy to pull off yourself, b) will outlast even the sweatiest of workout sessions and c) is so pretty you’ll be tempted scrap your dinner in and head out for an impromptu cocktail or two instead. Why waste a good hair day right? By Rebecca HoffnungRead more