There’ll be no military people screaming at you to do push-ups in puddles or throwing you around an assault course. But there will be some early starts and stuff happening before breakfast, some exercise that’ll maybe stretch you a little bit, plus a good range of activities throughout the week. There are introductions to hill walking, Nordic walking and perhaps some aerobics and circuit training, as well as some gentle yoga and Pilates sessions. A fun, non-competitive multi-activity week.
The hill walks will be more than a walk in the park but won’t be a race or a struggle to the peaks. The Nordic walking will get you using the muscles of your upper body as well as those in your legs,and a little pre-breakfast exercise will get the blood flowing.
The yoga and Pilates activities will give you a break from all the fresh air of the great outdoors and a little movement and relaxation therapy. Some hardier souls may even take to the lake for a bracing morning plunge in the tranquil waters of Buttermere.
For others, there are always Ruby’s freshly baked cakes each day to balance the more active parts of the programme. As well as the cakes, there’s some good locally sourced and home cooked food, hot power showers, a comfy bed and somewhere to plug in your hairdryer. It’ll do wonders for your mind, body and spirit. Above all, you will have the chance to be yourself and share experiences with a group of supportive and like-minded women. Be prepared for a lot of fun, bonding, storytelling and banter!