Health & Fitness Retreat

Kickstart your exercise and weight loss with an exclusive weekend away!

Start 2018 as you mean to go on! Be one of the 8 ladies coming to stay at a countryside women-only retreat in Hampshire. This will be a weekend of nutritious food, exercise, education, plus some time for pampering and relaxation (of course!) hosted by Joanna Nightingale (Personal Trainer) and Miranda Walsh (the owner of Island Heron and also a cordon bleu trained chef).

Island Heron is comprised of a beautiful modernised farmhouse with a separate cottage, located on 10 acres of land with stables and woodland walks on its doorstep.

What exactly does the retreat involve?

In short, you will eat healthily, exercise to the best of your ability, get some fresh air, and leave us having gained a wealth of knowledge about nutrition and exercise that you can apply to your everyday life (and maybe having lost a few pounds!). Furthermore, we want you to enjoy time with each other in a supportive encouraging environment so you feel inspired, yet relaxed.

Fitness: There will be 10 sessions during the weekend including plenty of variety and a balance of cardio, toning, strength, conditioning, balance and flexibility. There will be indoor and outdoor sessions (depending on the weather). Plus you will have free access to the Nightingale Fitness Online Programme for January and February.

(The 10 sessions may include any of the following: walks, circuit training, yoga or pilates, weights, bodyweight exercises, team work/games, hulahooping and boxercise).

Weight Loss: Meals will be balanced and nutritious. There will be plenty of herbal and fruit teas available. Plus you will get a 9 day diet and exercise plan to take away with you.

Education: Joanna Nightingale (Personal Trainer) will show you how to train efficiently and safely, plus advise on fitness options appropriate to each client so that you can maximise the benefits of exercise once you leave.

Plus there will be seminars delivered local experts in the fields of nutrition and chiropractic.

Wellbeing: Stretching, Meditation, Massage*, Beauty Treatments* (*Massage and beauty treatments available at a further charge)


Accommodation for 3 nights. All meals, drinks and snacks. 10 fitness sessions  and advice from fully trained professionals

A 9 day diet and exercise plan to take home with you (worth £108.95)

Membership to the Nightingale Fitness online programme for January and February (worth £23.98)

For full itinerary and FAQs click here

All the prices listed below include everything included in the list above, apart from any massages and/or beauty treatments.


Twin room with ensuite bathroom: £399 per person (based on 2 sharing)
Twin room with shared bathroom: £399 per person (based on 2 sharing)
Single room with shared bathroom: £499 (single occupancy)


Super King room with separate bathroom: £599 (single occupancy)
Twin room with separate bathroom: £399 per person (based on 2 sharing)

Full joining instructions including a suggested kit list will be provided upon booking.

How To Book

Click here to reserve your place and make your £50 deposit.

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