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Annecy

Date: Summer/Autumn 2017

Trainer: Hannah Freeman

Overview: 

Eat Well, Move Well, Sleep Well and Feel Well.

The ‘Well Being and Vitality’ week is a holistic approach to cater for everyone seeking to improve their overall health and fitness levels.   This is delivered through a mix of fun activities, healthy eating and plenty of relaxation time.  

Hannah hosts this unique, high quality Wellness week using her experience of over 10 years of working at Champneys Health Farm, BUPA Wellness as a Exercise physiologist and most recently Fitness coaching in the French Alps.  Hannah specialises in Personal training, Group Exercise, Weight management and Massage Therapy.

The ‘Well Being and Vitality week’ is an ideal opportunity to have some time out to re engage with your Physical and Mental wellbeing. Hannah will be on hand to guide, coach, inspire and motivate you throughout the week.  You will leave this week feeling energised and have a fresh perspective to help you achieve your personal Health and Fitness goals.

All this in the beautiful location of Annecy, at our luxurious lakeside Domaine du Paron Lodge

Commencing with a comprehensive one to one fitness assessment, a programme is tailor-made to meet your fitness goals.

Each day offers a variety of activities comprising of both active and relaxing sessions, informative talks, encompassing a wide variety of exercises. These include: cardio vascular workouts, strength and conditioning, swimming, aqua aerobics, walking, kayaking, cycling and stretching.

After your exertions, healing spa treatments – Deep Tissue Massage and Indian head massage to help to knead away your aching muscles, leaving your body charged up ready for more. All of this activity is supported by healthy, nutritious food to properly fuel your body.  Leaving you feeling Energised and Revitalised for the next day.

Whatever your fitness level, shape or size.  This wellness week is an opportunity to re engage with yourself and your health.

Insights and training will include:

• Great workouts every day; fun, challenging, varied for every level of fitness
• One to One Health and Fitness Assessment
• Body composition analysis and advice
• Individual goal setting
• Motivation to exercise coaching
• Weight management coaching
• How to plan your own exercise and diet programme
• How to train the whole body with limited equipment
• Deep Tissue Massage
• Indian Head Massage
• Eat healthy, natural, nutritious and tasty food; that works to support your activities



You will be staying in a luxury chalet in the Alps.

• all training, as shown on the schedule
• all facilities and equipment, unless otherwise indicated
• 6 nights accommodation in a luxury chalet with a private room
• full board, with healthy and nutritious food, including a breakfast, lunch and

• dinner, except for dinner on the last night when we eat out
• training snacks and drinks
• a one-to-one personal fitness assessment with goal setting
• use of spa facilities at the chalet
• 30 minute massage with our sports masseuse
• transfers to and from the airport
• all local transport

The costs to you are flights, drinks out and about and dinner on the final night.

PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE ONLY 12 PLACES ON EACH RETREAT ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

Saturday 

Arrive Arrive at Geneva between 13h00 and 15h00 and transfer to chalet
Afternoon Afternoon tea and introductions to the team and the week’s schedule
Evening Easy power-walk around Annecy Lake, followed by a short series of key stretches to perform after each session
Evening Dinner at chalet

 

Sunday 

Morning Breakfast
Morning BodySculpt 1; a full body workout with weights incorporating strength and conditioning exercises
Lunch Lunch at chalet
Afternoon A local walk followed Aqua Aerobics then one-to-one sessions
Evening Dinner at chalet

 

Monday 

Morning Breakfast
Morning Day out walking / nordic walking in the hills around Annecy Lake
Lunch Picnic lunch en route
Afternoon Finish the walk and head to the beach for a long swim
Evening Workshop; Stretch and Relax, followed by dinner at the chalet

 

Tuesday 

Morning Optional pre-breakfast jog and mobility drills followed by breakfast
Morning Core Class 1; combining a mix of Swiss Ball, Pilates, Resistance and Balance
Lunch Lunch at the chalet
Afternoon Workshop; Total Balance followed by kayaking on the lake
Evening Dinner at the chalet

 

Wednesday 

Morning Breakfast
Morning Cycle around Annecy Lake, stage 1
Lunch Picnic Lunch
Afternoon Cycle around Annecy Lake, stage 2
Evening Easy jog, stretch and relaxation session followed by dinner at the chalet

 

Thursday 

Morning Early morning swim, followed by breakfast
Morning BodySculpt 2; full body workout without weights incorporating strength and conditioning exercises
Lunch Lunch at chalet
Afternoon Free afternoon for other activities (paragliding, swimming etc)
Evening Final night dinner in a local restaurant

 

Friday 

Morning Core Class 2; combining a mix of Swiss Ball, Pilates, Resistance and Balance
Morning Brunch at the chalet
12pm Depart (flights after 14h00)

HANNAH FREEMAN

Hannah Freeman is a Level 4 Specialist Exercise Instructor and has been an Exercise Physiologist and Coach working in Corporate and Community health and fitness for many years.  She has experience working as a Health Advisor for BUPA Wellness providing Personal, Group Exercise and Wellness solutions to clients of all fitness levels.

Hannah more recently works as a Health and Fitness coach in Chamonix in the French Alps specialising in Personal Training, Group Exercise, Health and Fitness Assessments, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Massage.

Her passion for sport started at a young age playing tennis at County Level for Leicestershire.  This passion continued through her academic life going on to study a Bsc Hons degree in Sports Science with Coaching.

Hannah loves the outdoors and enjoys motivating others through activity and has always had a passion for promoting health through fun activities.  Hannah enjoys living and working in the mountains and also loves travel.

Qualifications

  • Bsc Hons Sports Science with Coaching (2:1)
  • Reps Level 4 Specialist Instructor
  • Sports Massage Therapy Level 3
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Basic CPR
  • Weight Management certificate
  • Reading and Interpreting ECGS Certificate
  • BACR Phase IV for fitness instructors
  • YMCA Exercise to Music level 2
  • Speedo Aquatic Fitness Certificate
  • Stability ball Certificate
  • Safe Weight Training Leaders award (B.A.W.L.A)
  • LTA assistant Tennis Coach Award
  • Community Sports Leadership award

Our Fitness Holidays are held in the magnificent and luxurious Domaine du Paron Lodge, overlooking Annecy Lake in France. The lodge sits in 4 hectares of private land and backs on to the Aravis region of Haute Savoie, bringing the mountains to our doorstep.

You will enjoy 6 nights of luxury alongside the unbeatable panoramic views, beautiful gardens, an infinity pool over the lake (June to October), a hot tub, a sauna and an outdoor pool house with showers, kitchen and dining area, so you can relax in style after a hard day out playing in the mountains. The lodge location can be seen here.

Inside the lodge, you are immediately welcomed in to the beautiful hall, where you can choose to relax by the log fire, or venture in to the sitting room with TV, Canal+, DVD player and WiFi.

There are 12 traditionally furnished bedrooms in the chalet, 6 en suite, sleeping up to 12 guests. The rooms are provided on a first-come / first-served basis and linen and towels are provided. On the very top floor there is also a yoga / pilates studio for the colder  days.

Meals are served at the pool house, dining room or out in the breakfast room. We have an in-house cook who prepares the menu according to the retreat trainer’s and a nutritionist’s specifications, to ensure you eat food suitable to your goals.

All of the food is sourced locally and cooked freshly so we can cater for any dietary requirement and give you a taste of France!

On a full-board basis we provide;

Breakfast; a continental buffet-style breakfast every morning with fresh fruit and muesli. We also provide a cooked option most mornings such as boiled or scrambled eggs or buckwheat pancakes.

Lunch; if you are in the chalet, lunch is usually a salad or buffet style affair with local produce. If you are out and about, we provide you with a healthy packed lunch to keep you going for the afternoon.

Dinner; dinner usually includes a starter, main course and occasionally a pudding. Wine is available from our honesty bar. Our menus include items such as fresh melon and raspberry coulis, followed by grilled spicy, salmon on a bed of fresh spinach and brown rice, followed by fresh fruit.

We also provide training snacks and drinks whilst you are training.

Please note; we are not a boot camp, we believe your diet should suit your lifestyle and training. Alcohol is available from our honesty bar and unless specific to the retreat, the food is healthy and nutritious.

Daily activities comprising of both active and relaxing sessions, informative talks, encompassing a wide variety of exercises. These include: cardio vascular workouts, strength and conditioning workouts, Kettlercise, guided hikes in the mountains and plenty of time for some well deserved relaxaition.

Delicious clean fresh meals prepared by our in house chef using top quality ingredients to satisfy and encourage good health.
 
1 x 30 minute massage
 
Daily group workshops to encourage lifestyle changes that are easy to implement.
 
Nutriitous breakfasts with fresh berries, greek yogurt, nuts, seeds, eggs and some new recipe ideas
 
All your meals (apart from one lunch and one evening meal – we will be going to visit a local restaurant these times )including wine at your evening meal 
 
Lift pass as required to access high mountain walks and explore the exquisite surroundings 
 
Use of our outdoor hot tub

Plenty of time for you to relax and explore 

Transfers to and from Geneva airport

All transport whilst in resort

Flights not included.

Accommodation is based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room. Upgrade to single occupancy room is possible for an extra charge on a first-come first served basis due to very limited availability.

Multiple daily flights from all UK airports (EasyJet, BA, Swiss) run at about 100 GBP or less return

Transport: We have a private vehicle to transport you to and from the airport and for the local transfers, as per the schedule. For additional journeys we charge local transport rates.

Accomadation:The accommodation is as stated on the information pages. Towels and bedding are provided. Please check the chalet facilities for information about the spa facilities.

Fitness Levels: Please check for each individual camp with regards to the recommended fitness levels for each week.

Weather: The weather in autumn can range from 18-30′c during the day. However, we are in the mountains so we recommend warm and wet weather clothing for both training and relaxing.

What to bring/kit list:
Once you have confirmed your place, we will send you a full kit list and further information in regards to your week.

FAQS
If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.