Leicestershire spa Ragdale Hall has been established as a top spa for over 40 years, being recognised not only for its world-class facilities, fantastic customer service and amazing therapies, but also for its cutting edge fitness offer. As well as the regular timetable which boasts over eighteen classes per day in two separate studios, a dedicated Exercise Pool and the grounds, Ragdale Hall hosts a wide range of luxury fitness breaks where guests can enjoy more specialist private sessions.
These breaks are suitable for all ages, ability and sizes and cover a range of different interests from weight-loss to dancing to yoga. All sessions during these breaks are taught by highly trained, caring and motivating instructors in a fun and relaxing environment.
With blissful treatments, healthy yet delicious cuisine and amazing spa facilities to enjoy as well, Ragdale Hall offers the perfect ingredients for an inspiring and motivating fitness break.
Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th November 2014
Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th March 2015
Remember, you don’t have to be a dancer, it’s all about simply having a go at something new and putting the fun back into fitness. Dancing your way to a new, slimmer you will not only put a little sweat on your brow but will also certainly put a big smile on your face.
“The dance classes were wonderful. The teachers went at a really good pace. Many of the routines included a lot of new moves but you felt as though you could do them all by the end of the session – and being able to perform the final piece was a great feeling!”
“ABSOLUTELY A-MA-ZING (in a Craig Revel Horwood kind of voice)!”
Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th February 2015
Thursday 30th April to Saturday 2nd May 2015
Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd October 2015
Join a small select group led by one of the UK’s most sought after Pilates teachers and presenters. Whether you are a beginner or regularly practise Pilates, Cherry Baker, ably assisted by Sheila Done, will guide you through a number of sessions to help you improve your technique and posture and learn more about the amazing health and wellbeing benefits of this type of exercise.
Cherry specialises in core stability, back care and Modern Pilates which is a contemporary and updated approach to Pilates exercise designed by Cherry and two physiotherapists. It will condition and tone the body by working the muscles from the inside out, creating a stronger flatter mid section, improved posture, muscle balance, realigning the spine and improving both the function and appearance of the body.
The retreat consists of four varied Pilates sessions (including one pool based) choice of a talk or Pilates Stretch Session each evening plus two 25 minutes treatments.
“10/10 – excellent, friendly, motivational, fun and knowledgeable instructors.”
“Brilliantly taught – I regularly do Pilates but these sessions have increased my range of movement.”
**NEW** Fresh Fitness Concepts
Move out of your comfort zone and try some fresh new fitness concepts!
Ragdale Hall’s Fitness Team, renowned for developing unique and cutting edge workouts, is again set to break new ground by offering an exciting range of innovative and unique programmes. During Fresh Fitness Concepts, guests will be able to sample exciting new never-before-seen sessions that cover a number of themes.
Walk to Fitness
Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th May 2015
Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th August 2015
Improve your health with one of the most accessible and cheapest (actually it’s free!) forms of exercise. Scientific research proves that walking can improve your overall fitness level and control your weight. Regular walking can reduce risks of heart attack, stress, osteoporosis and even cancer – a shopping list of health improvements that we’d all be rushing out to buy, were it possible!
This unique event, once again, led by Ragdale’s own award winning fitness expert and author, Dean Hodgkin, will introduce you to varied fun group sessions such as Nordic Walking, XCO Walk, Weight Loss Walkout and Walk’n’Tone – all of which promise to show you how to push yourself to achieve your goals, the most effective way of burning calories and how to sculpt your body along the way.
You will be entertained in the evening with One Step at a Time and Easy, Healthy, Delicious – presentations to enlighten and empower you to stay on the right track once you have returned home.
Ragdale Running Break
Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th June 2015
Run for it is the perfect solution for those of you who enjoy running and are now looking to improve your performance or to step up in distance, perhaps aiming for a half or even full marathon. If you’re looking for expert advice, technical tips and a little extra push to help you to set a new PB, look no further as we’ll give you the inside track. It may also suit runners who have lapsed maybe due to injury or other pressures and want to ‘reboot’.
“The instructor was really great – gave good advice and a good motivator.”
“Enjoyed it all – good balance of technique, stretching and different running sessions.”
Spend a week with Rosemary Conley
Fancy A BIT OF PAMPERING while getting into shape? Here’s your chance to spend five days and four nights at Ragdale Hall with Rosemary Conley.
Yoga Indulgence with Dr Kerry Michelle Clarke and Carmel O’Connell.
Yoga sessions will be shared to develop supple strength, relaxation and to enhance self-awareness. All levels of practice including complete beginners are welcome and physical postures can be tailored to your needs. If you would like some quality time for you and to learn more about yoga in the nourishing setting of Ragdale Hall, then join us for Yoga Indulgence. We look forward to meeting you and sharing some practice.