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The ultimate girlie holiday

runingFancy a girlie holiday? Think carefully before you answer. Today, the ultimate girlie holiday no longer includes a bikini and sun cream but cycling shorts and muscle rub.

Todays modern women are swapping a week in Malia or Ibiza for a healthy weight-loss camp in order to shape up, slim down, and leave feeling fit, healthy and reinvigorated.

FitFarms, the UK’s number one sports-science weight-loss camp in Devon and the Peak District, has seen a steady increase in bookings this year as women sign-up to fight the flab.

“From bingo wings to jelly bellies and muffin tops to cankles, every woman in the UK has a bit of their body they would like to change,” says Julie Brealy, health manager at FitFarms.

“Times have changed and whereas women used to bond over a cosmopolitan in a hot country during the summer, more ladies are getting fit and having fun on the farm.

FitFarms, encourage a wide range of activites, and therefore introduce people to a range of different sports and ways of keeping fit; from adventurous and exciting weight-loss activities including hiking and cycling, to alternative therapies such as Tai Chi and psychotherapy.

Guests are also educated in healthy eating, with a range of workshops by former Daily Telgraph nutritionist Julia Fitzgerald, and meals cooked by French chef Mikael Perret.

“During the recession, people really want to get value for money from their holiday,” says Stephen Cole, MD of FitFarms. “While a week on a Greek island may be lots of fun, the most you can expect to come home with is sunburn and a hangover.

“A week at FitFarms is life-changing.”

The average weight loss during the seven-day residential retreat is 8lb and 3oz but the record currently stands at 19lb 7oz.

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Amy Davies – Journalist


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