No longer seen as old-style fat farms, weightloss retreats are perfect for those looking to shift a Christmas-pud tum and locate long-forgotten waistlines.
For the purist: Covering everything from Neuro Linguistic Programming – through to Raw Food Training and colonic irrigation, the team at Anamachara Detox maintain they can get your weight down by up to 2 stone in just one week. If your idea of heaven is raw food, smoothies and lots of yoga in the Somerset countryside, this is the one for you. www.anamcharadetox.com
For the comfort eater: At NuBeginnings, you don’t just receive exercise and nutrition know-how, you get hypnotherapy too – NuBeginnings want you to change for good and keep up the good work on returning home. NuBeginnings claim to be “a boutique weight loss camp like no other” – their customers certainly seem to think so. www.nubeginnings.co.uk
For guys only: New Men-Only Boot Camp from market leaders New You Boot Camp is an extreme, seven day residential course run by military PTIs. A typical day may be broken up into hourly sessions on-site, or spent on exhilarating full-day expeditions on the beach or in the woods. Run through military-style drills and bust problem areas through activities like abseiling, gorge
walking, and zip wires for the fearless. www.newyoubootcamp.com
For girls only: Situated on Exmoor in the Peak District, FitFarms run separate male and female camps recognising that men and women have very different needs when it comes to diet and exercise. The aim is to make sure you receive as much individual attention as possible (which you can then continue at home with ongoing long-distance help from your designated coach). www.fitfarms.co.uk