I was with the team at Target Fitness Retreats for 5 days. The venue was stunning and the fitness was varied and fun. When both energy and mood levels were low, the one thing that kept me going was the incredible food on offer.
I know what you are thinking.
When you go on a fitness retreat, you only get lettuce leaves and water.
I mean come on surely, that is what I thought before I went. The whole purpose of a fitness retreat is to lose weight by limiting the number of calories you consume and exercising from dusk until dawn.
As more and more people are looking to spend their holiday time on specific fitness and activity based adventures and with an ever increasing interest in healthy eating to help fuel these workouts, fitness companies have started to realise that food plays an important factor.
It is important to educate yourself about what you are putting in your body. What foods make you feel good? It is about following the old adage of moderation.
I ate food on the Target Fitness retreat.
The chef on the retreat was a woman named Ellie, who owns and runs a cookery school. She offers lessons in things like sushi making, eating for health and vitality and vegetarian and vegan cooking, as well as providing her services as a private chef and menu planning. She has 14 years of chef experience under her belt and is passionate about food, which is reflected in the beautiful creations she put before us.
So, the big question is…
What Food Will I Eat on a Fitness Retreat?
Tasty, healthy, beautifully presented food is what it is! I shovelled down my cakehole when I was there.
The vegetable is roasted.
Brown Rice, Quinoa and Turkey are used.
It was Guilt Free Sticky Toffee Pudding.
The risotto has goat's cheese.
The apple crumble was deconstructed.
A stack of pancakes.
Falafels with Tzatziki and Greens.
During the retreat, I didn't feel hungry or dissatisfied with the food. pudding every single day is the best bit. What is not to like about that?
If you are concerned that you will only be fed a small portion of something, then you should not go on a fitness holiday. Things are not like that anymore.
To find out more about what Ellie can do for you and to discover some of her amazing recipes, check out the Sage and Honey website or if you would like to book a fitness retreat on which I can personally guarantee you will be fed well, visit the Target Fitness Retreats website for details of their 2017 retreat dates.
2. Sage and Honey cookery school
3. Bibimbap with Brown Rice, Quinoa and Turkey
4. Beetroot Risotto with Goats Cheese