Boutique retreats | FAQs



The term ‘boutique’ can be defined as a business that is small and sophisticated, which is exactly what you want from any luxury retreat. If you want to feel inspired, indulged and pampered, attending one of the boutique retreats organised by Reformer Retreats is the perfect choice. You may be wondering what to expect from a boutique retreat so in this article we are going to cover all of our most frequently asked questions about the retreats. 

What makes Reformer Retreats one of the best boutique retreats in the UK?

Reformer Retreats have specially designed a weekend itinerary to ensure you get the most luxurious experience possible. First of all you will be invited to stay at the Boutique partner hotel located on the North West coast. Upon arrival you can expect to be greeted with a welcome drink and will have time to purchase high end pilates wear, relax after your journey and meet the other guests. Over the course of the weekend you will have the opportunity to get involved with a variety of activities, with a strong focus on Pilates. There will be multiple mat classes and Reformer sessions which will be grouped by ability. On top of the Pilates sessions you can expect an informal presentation from a leading Menopause specialist from Liverpool Women’s Hospital and the opportunity to book in for a private 1/2 hour consultation, guided meditation, wellness talks, spa treatments and more. 

What is the benefit of attending Pilates Boutique Retreats?

Pilates is an excellent low impact exercise that was developed in the first quarter of the twentieth century by Joseph Pilates. It uses a mixture of equipment and mat movements which were designed to improve strength and flexibility which all helps with bettering body alignment and movement. The benefits of Pilates nowadays are much the same and include the following:

  • Improved strength
  • Better range of motion
  • Stress relief
  • Enhanced sleep
  • Increased flexibility and balance
  • Better focus
  • Controlled breath

By attending a Pilates retreat like Reformer Retreats, you get the chance to experience these amazing benefits whilst having the opportunity to try a range of other activities on offer to enhance your stay. The activities provided aim to inspire and challenge you whilst helping you to relax and unwind.

What makes Reformer Retreats luxury?

Every element of Reformer Retreats is luxury from the accommodation down to the food. Firstly the hotel is rated 4 star, recently renovated and overlooks the marine lake and sea. This inspiring and ever-changing view is perfect for creating the a calm and sophisticated atmosphere for you to relax and unwind. Each of the activities planned are high end from the Reformer Pilates classes to the spa treatments. On top of that, throughout the weekend you can expect locally sourced plant based lunches, packed full of high quality ingredients and flavours. On each night of the retreat you will be provided with three course meals. You will be able to enjoy the meals in the comfort of the private room or melt into the sofas and watch the sunset from the scenic roof garden and bar. 

What is the Boutique Retreats Itinerary? 

Although each retreats itinerary will vary depending on the date you attend, each one will be organised in a similar way. This is to ensure you get the most out of your stay and are able to enjoy as much down time as you desire so that you get some well deserved respite from day to day life. Here is the proposed itinerary for the next event:

  • Group reformer workouts x 2
  • Mat classes x 3
  • Meditation
  • Life coaching 
  • Menopause discussion and presentation from a UK leading specialist 
  • 2-3 nights in a superior water front bedroom, including breakfast
  • Evening Meals included on Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Plant based lunches on Saturday and Sunday
  • A massage treatment of your choice
  • A welcome drink
  • A leaving ‘goodie’ bag

There will be the opportunity to book into a 1:1 with one of the Pilates teachers, a private consultation with the menopause specialist from Liverpool Women’s Hospital and also additional holistic treatments, 

Who are the Pilates teachers?

The weekend included expert tuition and will be led by classically trained third generation Pilates teachers, Sophie, Louise and Rikke. Whether you are new to Pilates or already a Pilates pro, the teachers aim to deepen knowledge of Pilates whilst tailoring classes to make sure you are challenged to a level that suits you. 

Is the event Covid covered?

Even though life seems well on its way to returning to normal, the fear of another lockdown or Covid related restrictions is still very present for many of us. If the event happens to get cancelled as a result of Covid related lockdowns we offer a full refund policy and the opportunity to book onto a future date.