This was my 3rd time and once again Nu Beginnings delivered. I first came last year (Aug 08) seriously overweight, stressed and lacking focus in my life. What Nu Beginnings gave me was a space to think, a great program and fabulous food all delivered in a wonderful environment by an outstanding team. Nu Beginnings styles itself as a boutique boot camp and that is precisely what it is. A beautifully renovated country house high in the Ilfracombe hills provides the 'boutique'. My room was beautifully appointed - big squishy bed, beautiful cotton sheets, an abundance of pilows and cushions and a view to kill for. The program itself had plenty of the 'boot' in it with long walks, yoga, pilates, beach fitnesss, gym sessions, tai chi, running - all the things you would expect froma boot camp. On top of that the treatments(3 massages), lectures and hypnotherapy sessions contributed to an overall experience which was both holistic and effective.
Victoria and Frank, who own and run Nu Beginnings really set the tone with their enthusiasm and encouragement. I have lost almost 50lbs since I first visited and am now actively competing again in masters level running events...something that would have been unthinkable just over a year ago. For me Nu Beginnings was exactly that and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a week that expertly combines style and comfort with rigour and results.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The longest running luxury weight loss retreat in the UK. Winner of Tatler's Top 100 Weight Loss Spas in the world for the last 3 years in a row. You can look and feel exactly how you want to. Imagine all the things you could do, wear and feel if you looked and felt exactly how you want to. We make losing weight easy and effortless. NuBeginnings even offers a 100% money back guarantee. If you don't like something - anything - just say so and we give you all your money back. No questions asked. Can't say fairer than that. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Nubeginnings Hotel Ilfracombe
- NuBeginnings Ilfracombe, Devon