Health and Fitness Retreat UK vs Abroad

When booking a Health and Fitness retreat there are lots of things you will want to consider. These considerations include journey time, what’s included and of course the cost. In this article we are going to explore the pros and cons of a UK health and fitness retreat VS traveling abroad to attend one. 


Generally speaking, health and fitness retreats are designed with your health and wellbeing at the forefront of all activities. There are all kinds of retreats to choose from such as high impact boot camps for weight loss, relaxing spa style retreats and low impact exercise retreats.  

UK Health and Fitness Retreat

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Staycations are becoming increasingly popular post lockdown with 28% of UK travellers saying they are more likely to choose a UK break than one abroad. The UK is the perfect place for a health and fitness retreat with its stunning coastline, extensive greenery and rolling hills. The only real downside of the UK  is the unpredictability of the weather. However, a well planned retreat should have taken this into account when organising the retreat. Reformer Retreats have designed a luxury retreat in a boutique hotel with a variety of activities to suit all weather conditions. Included in the itinerary are spa treatments, pilates sessions, guided meditation and wellness talks. 


There are a multitude of benefits of UK retreats, we’ve created this list of some of the main advantages of opting for a UK health and fitness retreat:

  • Stunning scenery 
  • Save time, money and stress of traveling abroad
  • Covid secure
  • Ideal temperature for working out
  • Can meet and easily stay in touch with new people

Abroad Health and Fitness Retreat

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On the other hand, if you wanted to avoid the uncertainty of the weather you could opt for a retreat abroad. When booking a retreat abroad, often the retreat will last longer than a few days, more commonly you can expect it to last 5 days to a week. This is great if you are looking for a proper holiday. When it comes to retreats abroad, you need to consider travel expenses and with everything that happened with covid, the chances are you will now need to be double vaccinated and have proof of a negative test in order to visit another country. The problem with this is that it can take away the fun of it all and make the retreat that little bit less relaxing. Here are some benefits of travelling abroad for a health and fitness retreat:

  • Warmer, more reliable weather
  • More of a holiday experience than a break
  • Meet new people from all over the world
  • See somewhere new

What to expect at Reformer Retreats UK Health and Fitness Retreat


Reformer Retreats is a specialist Pilates provider. All of the Pilates instructors are qualified, experienced and classically trained teachers. Every event is held in luxury accommodation with stunning scenery. The upcoming Pilates Retreat takes place at the Bliss Hotel in the North West with coastal views. Here is what you can expect from the next retreat:

  • Boutique hotel stay 
  • Reformer sessions
  • Mat Pilates sessions
  • Wellness talks from life coaches and menopause experts
  • Sunrise and sunset meditation
  • Paddle boarding
  • Plenty of down time to explore the hotel facilities such as rooftop bar, coastal walks and traditional promenade
  • Spa treatment
  • Welcome cocktail
  • 3 course meal each night of stay
  • Plant based lunches
  • Light refreshments throughout

To find out more about our health and fitness retreats please don’t hesitate to contact us