Don’t wait until January to get on the fit and narrow. Get a head start and shape up, cleanse or pamper your body before the you get ready to bare all under the summer sun.
If you live by the motto work hard, play hard then by about now, you should have nailed the work part and be looking forward to a little festive play. The stresses and strains of the daily grind are likely to take their toll on your body and mind, so now is the time to book a detox retreat, begin a cleansing ritual or enroll in a new fitness regime to keep to healthy and keep the dreaded winter colds at bay...
London’s finest wellness spas
For a luxe escape to a world of pampering and well being, check into The Bulgari Spa whose therapies and rituals menu is also peppered with unique wellbeing treatments including Emotional Healing with Andrew Wallas, aka The Modern Day Wizard and The Spinal Code Duration, a unique tension releasing treatment for emotional and physical healing. There is also an Advanced Clinic for non-surgical advanced beauty and skincare including Mesolift and Naturalife Acupuncture Facial and a 25-metre pool. Laps have never looked so inviting.
When your body or mind demands more than your regular spa indulgence, ESPA Life at Corinthia London could be just the remedy you need. As well as the usual menu of health promoting treatments and therapies, they also offer a topnotch team of naturopaths, Chinese Medicine acupuncturists and herbalists, osteopaths and personal trainers who create bespoke lifestyle programmes tailored to your specific health and wellbeing needs.
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Grace Belgravia, a women’s members-only health, wellbeing and lifestyle club (day visitors are welcome at a fee of £150), is another of London’s elite wellness retreats, which offers guests the expert guidance of GPs, medics and psychologists to tackle those problems a regular spa treatment just can’t reach. Vitamin drips, hormone treatments and colonic irrigation are all on the agenda.
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London’s most stylish hotel gyms
Dingy leisure centre gyms are a thing of the past. Instead London is home to a troop of style-saturated, sweat-inducing in-hotel gyms, which offer fitness devotes the upmost in style, equipment, training and results. Choose your London hotel wisely and you won’t need to invest in an annual membership. The Berkeley Hotel’s gym is the workout destination for training with a view, as three of the treadmills overlook Hyde Park and there is a stunning rooftop pool. Personal training comes complete with wellness services too, with optional extras including life coaching, yoga and nutrition.
Home House Private Members Club’s gym, at No. 21 to be precise, is the boutique hotel of gyms and fitness havens. It’s intimate, with just an exclusive set of private members, and home to trainer of the stars Jonathan Goodair, who tailors personal training and fitness advise to your specific needs.
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London’s best detox programmes
Energy boosting, skin cleansing and gut-busting juice cleansers are becoming an increasingly popular way to detox. Plenish Cleanse offer three 1-7 day cleanse programmes consisting of six daily organic cold pressed raw juices, to ‘fuel your body for what lies ahead’.
If the thought of a juice only detox seems too extreme, Raw Fairies’ luxury cleanse and raw food delivery service could be the detox for you, offering several cleanse programmes combining nutrient-rich fresh juice and super-charged super foods. There is even one specifically designed for the men and people on the go.
For a truly bespoke detox, Nosh Detox offers both juice and diet cleanse programmes tailored specifically to your needs. Their three step process to wellbeing consists of profiling the health issue you want to attack, creating a personal nutritional programme just for you and then delivering your diet programme, supplements and therapies direct to you in the UK and Europe. If Nosh Detox’s cult A-list following is anything to go by, this cleanse really works.
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Fitness delivered to your door
Get fit without having to leave the house. How? Fitty London are a unique delivery service, where hand-packed goody boxes featuring an assortment of fitness foods and workout products are delivered to your doorstep (or hotel room). An exciting way to discover new brands, products and workouts, Fitty works with boutique gyms, bloggers and fitness brands to create diverse boxes every time. Each month’s box will contain different supplements, superfoods, workout equipment (think resistance bands and skipping ropes) and training regimes. Perfect for those too busy to make it to the gym or shops every night or travellers who want packable, interchangeable food and equipment.
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