The Shape Of You

Health Club

‘‘We tailor the retreat, adapting personal training sessions, nutrition plans and afternoon activities"

Pete Churchill | Health Club Manager

Celebrating the launch of the new Wellness Rooms, St Michaels Health Club manager Pete Churchill explains how he developed the ultimate wellness retreat, a lifestyle MOT, utilising the latest state-of-the-art measuring equipment and the best of St Michaels facilities and knowledge.

Every day it seems there’s another story about the right diet for this and a new wellness fad for that. But this ever-increasing scrutiny from the media around what we consume and how we exercise, can, adversely, mean the first step to optimal health is overly daunting for many.

Recognising that there really is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ health or wellness practice, I’ve made it my mission to create a fresh and adaptable programme, one that it is truly personalised. Called Live Well, it’s designed to encourage the practice of healthy habits, introducing each individual to lifestyle choices tailored to benefit their personal constitution.

It starts before you arrive. We’ll call you to understand your personal journey, where you are now and where you want to be. Together, we will look at the different pressures and restrictions in your life, understand your current lifestyle, how you exercise – if you do – and what you eat. So, whether you are completely new to personal fitness and good nutrition, well versed in wellness and looking for the next step or out to discover something new, we are here for you.

Each small-group programme then begins in earnest in our new Wellness Rooms. Within this new facility, we have easy-to-use body analysis equipment and metabolic measurement techniques to calculate your fitness levels and state of wellbeing.

By undertaking this ‘lifestyle MOT’ we can identify exactly what wellness programmes – particularly exercise and meal plans – are right for you. We then tailor the retreat to suit, adapting personal training sessions, nutrition plans and afternoon activities – to keep both the body active and mind fulfilled.

Kickstart a better lifestyle

The first in a range of retreats, Live Well is intended to kickstart a healthier lifestyle and promote weight management through a varied fitness and educational programme.

A further set of tests at the end of the retreat will show your progress on site and a six-week personalised plan
with online check-ins with the Health Club team will help you stay on track with your wellness goals.

Taking advantage of all that St Michaels has to offer, Live Well incorporates relaxation experiences in our spa, mouth-watering (and calorie-counted) meals in the Garden Kitchen and exploration of the surrounding coastline, all to ensure we rejuvenate the soul as much as recharge the body.