Ragdale Hall – THE venue for fitness breaks

Aug 21, 2013
Posted in: Events, Fitness, Spa Offers   Posted by: Tracy

Award winning Leicestershire spa, Ragdale Hall has now become the destination for luxury fitness breaks.

As well as the regular timetable which boasts over eighteen classes per day in two separate studios, a dedicated Exercise Pool and the grounds, guests on these breaks enjoy more specialist private sessions too.

In addition they can enjoy pampering treatments and amazing spa facilities too. The perfect ingredients for an inspiring and motivating fitness break.

Specialist fitness breaks in 2013/14:


Sunday 15th to Tuesday 17th September 2013

Spend two nights with celebrity diet and movement specialist Joanna Hall, learning the correct techniques to get the most out of walking.

“The Joanna Hall walking experience was excellent and made this one of the best visits to Ragdale Hall I’ve experienced (and this is my seventh visit, I think)”


Thursday 7th to Sunday 9th November 2013

Mambo, jive and belly dance through a jam packed timetable of themed classes.

“The fitness team created some really good routines and definitely went the extra mile to make them as fun as possible – the Thriller class especially made me laugh harder than I have in ages.”

“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 1st to Saturday 3rd May 2014

Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th October 2014

Whether you are a beginner or regularly practise Pilates, our experienced teacher, Cherry Baker, 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.

“It was magnificent.  It was my first trip to Ragdale and will not be my last.  Cherry was absolutely brilliant.  I do regular Pilates and understood the concept of all the instructions, but Cherry made it clear for all levels.  If you are thinking of making it a regular occurrence, I would gladly attend.”

“The Pilates Retreat was very good.  I enjoyed the Glider session best.  Cherry was warm and friendly and I feel gave everyone equal attention.” 



Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th May 2014


Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th September 2014  

Two unique activity breaks designed to help and motivate both regular runners and virgin plodders alike!

If you have already discovered the joys of running and now aim to improve your personal best in your next marathon or have just committed yourself to a charity fun run and want to do yourself proud, Run For It is for you.  Equally, if you simply wish to lose a little weight and enjoy the great outdoors, we are confident you will find extra motivation within the Ragdale environment for an enlightening and enjoyable activity experience, with our Walk To Run break.


Monday 9th to Friday 13th June 2014

Spend five days (and four nights) relaxing and exercising under the motivating guidance of Rosemary Conley who leads workouts and gives

you the benefit of her vast knowledge at three inspirational talks.

“I enjoy staying at Ragdale so much that I am booked in for the 4th year running on Rosemary Conley week. Your staff are excellent, nothing is too much trouble – keep up the excellent work”


Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st June 2014

Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual discipline originating in ancient India.

Whether you are a beginner or regularly practice yoga, our experienced teachers will guide you through a number of sessions to help you attain physical as well as emotional and spiritual benefits from your visit.

The Retreat is lead by Kerry Clarke, a professional Yoga teacher with over fifteen year’s diverse international teaching experience and a regular Ragdale visitor herself. She is ably assisted by Ragdale’s own holistic therapist, Libby, a highly experienced yoga teacher in her own right.

“I came to your first yoga retreat last week and it was absolutely wonderful and I hope it is the first of many future yoga retreats. It was lovely to practise yoga and then relax in the spa.” 

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