The Science-Backed Benefits of a Fitness Retreat

There's so much more to our retreats than just fitness...



We each have two lives: the second begins when we realise we only have one. That's why it's so important you give life everything you've got. Chase your dreams, pursue your passions, look after your body, clear your mind and do everything you can to be the best version of yourself. Forget what other people think of you and ignore those temptations to compare your behind the scenes footage with other people's highlights on Instagram and make your focus you. That's what No1 Fitness Retreats is all about.


Of course, we totally get how daunting a fitness retreat sounds and the kind of questions your brain will start churning up: Will I be surrounded by gym junkies? Will I keep up? Do my leggings still fit me? What will the food be like? Will the trainers yell at me? The reality, though, is that a weekend, week or even an entire month spent at our Fitness Retreats is a relatively straightforward affair. You turn up, check into your luxurious accommodation, remind yourself what your goals are and then give each sweaty-session your all -- the rest we'll take care of. From the delicious and nutritious meals to the meticulous itineraries to the world-class coaching and soul-stirring adventures. Translation: what's not to love?


But here's the best part: everything we do is tailored to you. That's why we're thousands of people have escaped to our retreat. We provide you with a bespoke diet and fitness program that is specifically designed with your health goals in mind. So whether you're in the market to lose weight, build strength, change your lifestyle or simply binge on those post-workout endorphins, here are the mental and physical benefits of attending a fitness retreat:




Enjoy a Bespoke Diet & Fitness Plan


Like we mentioned above, everyone’s bodies are different. Our metabolisms, core fitness, muscle mass, everything, and so what might work for one person might not be as effective for the person next to you. Think about it: we all know someone that can eat the entire menu at an all-inclusive buffet without putting on a pound, while another friend may be living the healthiest lifestyle yet struggle to shift that final ten pounds. We are all different. That's why the secret to our success at No1 Fitness is to tailor your fitness program specifically to you and your goals, something we do on the first morning of your stay. From your diet to your fitness sessions, we design everything around you.




Escape Those Temptations


Oscar Wilde famously said: "I can resist everything except temptation!" And he was right. That's why we remove that battle from the moment you step into our retreat. Sure, you will need to resist those urges to snack on junk food or make excuses as to why you can’t work out on a particular day by yourself once you leave our camp, but we believe the best way to get started on your journey to a healthier lifestyle is to remove those external temptations while you're with us. That way, your only focus will be on your own success. And to help you achieve these same long-lasting results, our team of world-class trainers, nutritionists and chefs are here to motivate, encourage and support you as you chase your fitness goals.




Meet The Body of Your Dreams


From boxing classes to spin sessions, interval training to team games, battle rope circuits to swimming sessions, our range of classes were designed by our Head Trainer with one aim in mind: to have the maximum impact in the shortest time so that you can go home feeling energised, happy and confident. Of course, that relies on you giving it your best shot during each session as our trainers help you meet your best self, supporting you in every way possible so that you're smiling as much as you're sweating.




Explore Our Stunning Coast


There's a thousand things that set us apart from every other fitness retreat, and at the very top of the list is our location. Set just back from the water's edge of North Norfolk Coast, and just done the road from an Area of Outstanding Beauty, our Norfolk Retreat will have your jaw on the floor from start to finish. From the beautiful Country House you get to call home away from home to our beautiful gardens, No1 Norfolk promises to steal your breath. Yet it's the world on our doorstep that will stir your soul more than anything as you enjoy long walks along empty country lanes, through sandy dunes, endless beaches, quiet coastal woodlands and even through the King's Norfolk estate of Sandringham. But we don't just explore the great outdoors because we can, we do it because being amongst the elements and at one with nature is scientifically proven to improve both your physical and mental wellbeing.




Delicious & Nutritious Meals


Before your brain starts conjuring up a diet of lettuce leaves, celery sticks and detox juices, let us just tell you that's not how we do things at No1 Bootcamp. We don't slavishly count calories or serve up meals where there's more plate than there is food. No. Our team of nutritionists and chefs believe that lean muscle begins in the kitchen, so all of our food plans are created with optimal fat loss and muscle creation in mind, offering up a healthy balance of all macro and micro food groups to sustain energy, provide optimal nutritional value and boost exercise performance. And, yes, we cater for vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free, dairy-free and any specific intolerances. What's more, because our main focus is on exercise, we understand that your body needs to be adequately fuelled in order for you to achieve maximum results. Therefore, you can expect delicious and nutritionally balanced meals throughout your whole stay. You can even take your healthy eating habits home with you thanks to our award-winning food prep service, No1 Food Prep, which delivers your chosen meals directly to your door.




Coached by World-Class Trainers


There's a reason we're the leading fitness retreat in Europe and that's our incredible team of world-class trainers, all of whom are leading experts in their field. From inspirational mentors to next-level motivators, former Marine Commandos to fitness specialists, when you stay at No1 Fitness Retreats you get unlimited access to our team of trainers, including their knowledge, experience, and support. No rushed chat with your part-time gym instructor after your fortnightly legs, bums and tums class. No. Here you will receive regular one-on-one guidance and advice throughout your stay so that you better understand your body, your lifestyle and how to achieve lasting results long after you leave.




Make Forever-Friends


There are two things you will never forget after staying at our fitness retreats: your personal fitness journey and the people you shared it with. That's what our place is all about. It's about meeting likeminded people, sharing in each other successes, motivating one another, lifting everyone up, finding a new tribe and feeling them with positive vibes. It's your chance to connect with some of the most amazing people as you get pushed outside of your comfort zone because that's what boosts your sense of camaraderie. That's what creates this forever bond as you quickly established friendships that wouldn't be possible in other situations. Here you'll find friends for life.




Enjoy an Emotional Transformation


Sweating is only part of the journey. That's because getting fit and losing weight isn't all that matters to us. We also want to create self-worth and confidence, which we do through contemplation, self-reflection and mindfulness. After all, this side of your story is a crucial part of your fitness journey. It's about looking inward and identifying those areas of your life that make you feel stressed, unappreciated and tired, all of which will have a negative impact on your overall health.That's why we want to improve your confidence as part of your fitness regime. That way you're way more likely to return home and keep at it, whether that's dressing with confidence or having the courage to enjoy your local gym without that fear of being judged.




Leave Feeling Energised


A lot of us live hectic lives. Crazy ones. Ones that are dominated by work and socialising and chores and keeping on top of this, that and the other, which is why so many people fail to prioritise themselves. But coming here, to our fitness retreat, gives you a chance to really focus on yourself and soak up the opportunity to rest, relax, exercise, explore and re-energise. Of course, physical activity and intense workouts are the core of what we do, but it's not everything. You also get to unwind, relax and recharge while you're here, taking in those long sunset strolls, dropping by for a bit of massage therapy and curling up with a book in front of an open fire. Our retreats are about feeling energised. Always.



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