Starting a new fitness and wellbeing journey can be a daunting experience, especially if you’re unsure how to live a healthy lifestyle. However, rest assured that an awakening revival of your mind, body and soul is awaiting you at Mallory Court Hotel.
Awarded 5 bubbles by the Good Spa Guide, our sublime Elan Spa is perfectly tucked amongst the trees, offering a wonderfully peaceful retreat. With state-of-the-art facilities and some of the best therapists in the industry, prioritising your wellbeing has never been easier.
Discover a new you this year as our Spa Manager, Tara James, and Personal Trainer, Kate Cheer share their top tips on how to live a healthy lifestyle, their recommendations for beginners, and most importantly, the unrivalled experiences included in our exclusive Elan Spa packages and memberships for our lovely guests. Here’s what they had to say:
1. What are your top tips for staying healthy in 2022?
Kate – My answer in short is to create balance. It can be very easy at the start of the New Year to slip from an ‘all’ to ‘nothing’ mindset. Creating strict eating or dieting goals, coupled with intense and long workouts after a long period of indulgence can start off feeling positive and end up feeling like a punishment. Think about the long term and create habits that are actually sustainable and more importantly, enjoyable.
Taking all the foods you enjoy out of your life and signing up to 7 workouts a week will simply result in resentment and a feeling of deprivation. When you’re having a stressful day and you’re lacking in will power, you’ll be swapping your workout for an hour (or three) in front of the TV, and your salad for a takeaway. If you want to know how to live a healthy lifestyle, then my advice is to go through your day thinking of each decision as a choice. For example, if you think you’ll order a takeaway instead of cooking a healthy meal that takes 45 minutes to prepare, why not stop at the supermarket and pick up a meal option that’s ready in 15 minutes? Life is full of decisions and when you start to see them as choices that will take you one step closer to your end goal.
2. What can guests expect from the Elan Spa and Gym facilities?
3. What Elan Spa experiences or regimes would you recommend to your guests?
To help improve cardio fitness, brisk walking, swimming and cycling are all heart pumping and low impact aerobic exercises that are suitable for most people to begin with. Stepping this up to the next level I’d recommend jogging or running and more explosive exercise moves such as jump squats that work the heart, lungs and multiple muscle groups in one go.
4. What can guests expect from the spa packages and memberships?
The members are then taken through a series of core moves and exercises to determine their current level of ability before agreeing on fitness goals and a personalised training plan. This features recommendations for the duration and frequency of their training sessions per week. All members are encouraged to provide feedback on their progress and are able to book subsequent follow-up training sessions with me for further coaching and support.
All our aromatherapy oils used in these treatments are simply beautiful and the therapists can tailor the oil to the individual’s needs. You can even purchase these oils for the body or bath when you visit.
5. What is included in a personal training session?
6. How important are spa treatments and experiences for mental health?
7. Finally, what advice would you give to a beginner who wants to start their fitness journey in 2022?
Scheduling two 30 minute workouts per week for example is going to be more manageable in terms of fitting into a busy diary, which in turn boosts our feeling of success. Once that habit is set and your fitness has started to increase, then look to increase your goal to three workouts per week, or increase the duration of each workout to 45 minutes. I often ask clients to create a vision board that contains motivational images and words that are personal to them, reminding them of why they are on their fitness journey and inspiring them to keep moving towards their goals.
Put your wellbeing first this year
To experience the ultimate indulgent escape at our quintessential British country house, retreat to our Elan Spa to enjoy something truly blissful. Make the most of our glorious grounds and surroundings and discover the peaceful sublimity you need to prioritise your wellbeing this year.
For the complete spa experience in a countryside chic setting, build your own spa day with Mallory Court. With numerous luxurious options to choose from including a 55-minute spa treatment and one hour pool access, create your very own bespoke spa session or continue the relaxation and stay for the night in one of our plush, modern bedrooms.
Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey, you want to know how to live a healthy lifestyle, or you’re looking to improve your skills and abilities, immerse yourself in one of the best spas in Warwickshire with our exclusive membership. Indulge in the benefits including discounts on treatments and food, a spa pass with unlimited access to the facilities, a personal training session, and a little complimentary spa gift.
We all deserve a little pampering, so start your new year with a visit to Elan Spa at Mallory Court Hotel. Discover an oasis of tranquility and revive your mind and body when you book a luxury spa experience.