The Body Retreat

The Body Retreat, Winterbourne Abbas: Address, Phone Number, The Body Retreat Reviews: 5/5

The Body Retreat
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The Body Retreat supports busy women regain control of their wellbeing, weight and fitness. Whether its time to de-stress, detox, improve fitness or weight loss you are looking for The Body Retreat has a 7 day residential programme to suit you. The Body Retreat locations are in private houses set in their own grounds with private Pool and Spa facilities. The Body Retreat has locations in Somerset, France and Andalucia Spain.
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MoMo
Majorca, Spain1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Solo
This was my first time on a retreat and I’m
so pleased that I chose The Body Retreat. Julie and Juls are clearly passionate about what they do and have created and incredibly well thought through and well run programme with a terrific balance of exercise, workshops and menus.
I was in Dorset and appreciated the fact that it was a small group and run by women for women.
The week was really hard work in places, but for every (hard) hilly hike there was a balance of yoga or Pilates and another workshop to help you take time to understand and contemplate lifestyle changes you may wish to take.
Juls’ food was incredible and provides the recipe for change both literally and metaphorically.
It was quite scary for me to sign up to do this, but I am 100% glad that I did.
I’d wholeheartedly recommend a Body Retreat for any woman looking to make lifelong lifestyle changes.
Written 30 April 2022
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Barbara
1 contribution
Jan 2022
This was my first time on a retreat, which I found it well orgnised for dealing with me as an individual and as part of a group. I was well supported during all the activities and encauraged to give everything a try.

The food was wonderful, well explained and I never felt hungry.

Juls and Julie make a great team and the physical and mental changes to my attitude towards what and how I should eat resulted in a notable loss of weight and a clearer head!

I look forward to repeating my experience.
Written 6 March 2022
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Annie M
1 contribution
Jan 2022
A truly wonderful, enlightening and redefining experience. The Body Retreat team are nurturing, challenging and encouraging of each individuals potential and self responsibility. Book it and go! I'll definitely be back - Thank you ladies.
Written 6 February 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind words. Look forward to next time, until then stay happy and healthy Julie & Juls x
Written 28 February 2022
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Anneli S
13 contributions
Jan 2022
It's the second time I have now been with the Body Retreat. First time for a week in Dorset and the second time for 12 days in Somerset. I am truly happy with my visits, it includes everything I would wish for and most of all an understanding about food and exercise, and my relationship with it. Juls and Julie are really wonderful and very understanding and supportive throughout. It is definitely the best place to be, if you wish to understand how to look after yourself the best way and to mentally get a breather and a catch up in a busy life. I love the exercises which make you feel good about yourself and all the information sessions. The food is deliciously prepared daily by Juls and have taught me how to eat well without complications and feeling I am missing anything. I will definitely go again when I need a booster in my life. I am very tempted to do their Spain retreat, before too long. Here are some photos from our beautiful daily walks in Somerset.
Written 5 February 2022
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You are so kind to leave us your review. It was a pleasure to spend time with you and who knows...maybe see you in the Spanish sunshine next time. take care for now. xx
Written 28 February 2022
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karenD797FR
Maidstone, UK1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Solo
A fun packed week with Julie and Juls. Practical exercises, recipes, and classes that are designed for utilising at home. Beautiful location lovely walks shared with a group of like minded inspirational women. I will be back. I cannot recommend this course enough for those needing a bit of me time.
Written 5 February 2022
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Thanks so much for your kind words, it was great to welcome you back and as you say spend our weeks with as you say such an inspiring group of women.... even more so when we have some some Ambience!! LOL. Till next time, take care Julie & Juls x
Written 28 February 2022
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babbertastic
Bristol, UK50 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
Juls, Julie the rest of the The Body Retreat crew really know their stuff. They are amazing hosts, and the days are packed with workshops, classes and exercises, all in a stunning location (for lovely country rambles and inspirational sunsets) with great facilities like a hot tub, pool and sauna, and massage treatments if you want to relax further after all the exercises!

The meals were divine; really tasty. It was enjoyable meeting the other people on the course, and everyone was very supportive. I learned so much during the week which challenged what I had assumed. They structured it really well so there’s safe and steady progress of weight loss over the week, while showing why it works and demonstrating how to continue a healthy lifestyle at home, there’s also continued support available afterwards.

I’d recommend this retreat to anyone; I learned so much, and was very happy with the results!
Written 29 January 2022
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Thank you so much. It's lovely to hear that your week ticked so many boxes for you. Hope you are enjoying continued success at home. Take care for now. Julie & Juls
Written 28 February 2022
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Antoinette D
London, UK1 contribution
Oct 2021
I had an incredible week with The Body Retreat. Jules and Julie are extremely knowledgeable and welcoming and have created a programme which they tailored to suit all our needs.

I was looking for a reset, to recharge and to refresh my thinking around nutrition and exercise. I got all this and more, with a fantastically fun and varied exercise programme, truly delicious and nutritious food, a beautiful location and some wonderfully relaxing treatments.

Not only that but I learnt so much about how to maintain a healthy mind and body, whilst juggling a busy work and personal life and family.

Three weeks post the retreat: I've continued to apply everything I learnt and feel fantastic.

If you're looking for inspiration and to change your life for the better, look no further than The Body Retreat.
Written 27 November 2021
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Thank you so much for choosing to join us at The Body Retreat, it was a pleasure to spend the week with you. Thank you for such kind words, we hope to welcome you back again soon. Take care for now Julie & Juls xx
Written 28 February 2022
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Sonya S
London5 contributions
Nov 2021
Just returned from a 12 day sugar detox followed by a weight loss program in Somerset. Cannot praise Julie and Juls highly enough for their dedicated contribution and execution of their running this fantastic retreat. I came away losing more weight than I had hoped for and inches and body fat!! I didn’t “suffer” for one moment, I had such a great time that the results were a bonus!!
I’m tempted to put on a little bit of weight in the near future so I can go back to one of their retreats. 😂
Written 26 November 2021
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Thank you so much for your lovely review..... you made me LOL...maybe don't regain the weight but hows about you join us on one of our Holidays in the sun where there are puddings and still few pounds and inches shed ...sound like your kind of Retreat. Take care for now. Julie & Juls xx
Written 28 February 2022
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Ros W
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
Oct 2021
I have just returned from a fabulous week on retreat in Somerset. When I booked I doubted that this retreat could live up to all the amazing reviews - well I was wrong -it does!! Jules and Julie couldn't have been more supportive, knowledgeable and attentive; I learnt so much and have come home buzzing with ideas for improving my health and wellbeing. Jules has given me so many ideas with the delicious nutritious food that she gave us that I think cooking may become a hobby rather than a chore. The location and house are wonderful, so comfortable, warm and spacious with a lovely warm pool, sauna and hot tub on hand. There was a great mix of fun exercise provided by Julie and also excellent instructors for both pilates and zumba. The massage therapist was brilliant too. All in all a very memorable week and my search for the perfect retreat is over, I have already booked again for next year - can't wait!
Written 8 November 2021
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Thank you for adding to our our Amazing Reviews...it really does man such a lot. Take care for now and hope to welcome you back again some day. Julie & Juls x
Written 28 February 2022
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catkin
Goodrich, UK31 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
Just returned from my first visit on a Weight Loss week in Somerset. There are so many things to commend but the most important thing to say is you gain more than you lose.

Our group ages ranged from 40 to 77, mixed ability works, Julie and Juls very observant at all times and there to help the individual. The food is delicious and I hardly ever felt hungry all week. (not like the norm for me)!

Brilliant opprtunity to try different forms of exercise: walking, HiiT, pilates, yoga, aqua, dance, box fit etc etc. Nothing mandatory. Brilliant massages. Terrific food, health and fitness workshops. I loved my bucket of kit!

I thought weight loss was the most important thing, and I lost 7lbs and 3 inches off bust, waist AND hips BUT now I realise that what I gained is more important to me, flexibility, prolonged stamina, a better, younger mindset.(I'm 60) Even my menopausal fog is now just a mist.

Conscious eating is scientifically based and I believe sustainable. No more diets for me!

Somerset venue:

Modern 6 double/twin ensuite rooms, simply but beautifully appointed.

Lovely indoor pool, with outdoor hot tub in covered bubble.
All airy, light and quiet.

I could go on but you need to try it for yourselves. Worth every penny.

Written 19 September 2021
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Ah Thanks so much Heather for your lovely words. It was great to spend the week with you and we have loved seeing your Holiday Snaps and feeling like a part of your continued success. Take care for now J&J x
Written 13 October 2021
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