5 Days
From £1,137
In association with Wellbeing Escapes
Kickstart your training with Women’s Health experts Claire Sanderson and Alice Liveing

We all know that exercise is beneficial to both mind and body, and what better way to kickstart your fitness journey than on Madeira's sun-soaked coast? Whether you're new to the scene or a self-confessed gym bunny, our brand new Women's Health retreat will give you the motivation you've been looking for.

Taking place at Galosol Hotel, Madeira's first active hotel, the four-night retreat will be filled with sun, sea and a healthy dose of sweat. Joining you is Alice Liveing, personal trainer and WH columnist, who will lead you through a variety of workouts for all fitness levels as well as restorative stretching sessions. Claire Sanderson, WH Editor-In-Chief, will also be on hand throughout the retreat to give her top tips for keeping fit around busy work and family schedules.

You'll also get the opportunity to explore Madeira's unique flora during a nature walk through the island's magnificent landscape. Throughout your stay, you'll enjoy delicious, wholesome meals as a group, and you'll have plenty of time to unwind in the spectacular clifftop pool and the Galo Active Club, with a relaxing 50-minute aromatherapy massage or reflexology session to leave you feeling stress-free.

It's not all health and fitness, though. We've also thrown in an exclusive dolphin and whalewatching trip by catamaran so you can set sail on the open sea and make lasting memories with your new-found mates.

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Claire Sanderson
Women's Health Editor-in-Chief

Claire has over 17 years of experience in senior roles with high-profile media brands such as Look and look.co.uk, Grazia, and First magazine. As Editor-in-Chief of Women's Health, she gets to use her passion and knowledge for wellbeing and advise readers on how to juggle healthy living in our day-to-day.

Alice Liveing
Personal trainer

As a personal trainer at Third Space, London, Alice draws from first-hand training experiences when designing fitness guides. Alice has built a career as a health and wellbeing influencer and bestselling author, sharing her tips on Instagram and in her range of 'Clean Eating' guides.

Price includes

  • Four nights' full board accommodation at Galosol Hotel
  • 50-minute reflexology session or aromatherapy massage per person
  • Return group transfers (based on recommended flights)
  • Guided walk through 'Paradise Valley'
  • Daily workouts with Alice Liveing
  • Talks and Q&A sessions with Alice Liveing and Claire Sanderson
  • Dolphin and whale-watching excursion on a catamaran
  • Transportation for excursions

*The dates featured in the February issue of Women's Health were printed in error. The retreat will run from March 29 - 2 April, 2019.

Availability

From
Fri, Friday, Mar 29
To
Tue, Tuesday, Apr 2
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£1,137*
* Price based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Single occupancy from £1,327pp.
Call now to book 02037977271
Quote ref: HEARST

Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrival day
    Galosol Hotel, Madeira, Portugal

    Arrive at the stunning seafront hotel, Galosol. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon to unpack, meet your group and get settled in, before a welcome mobility/stretch session. You will also benefit from a welcome talk with Q&A from your personal trainer and fitness guide, Alice Liveing.

    Meals - Lunch, Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Walking excursion
    Galosol Hotel, Madeira, Portugal

    Start your day with an energising beginners fitness class led by Alice. Enjoy a fresh, healthy breakfast before transferring to Paradise Valley for a nature walk (around 3 hours long), where you will experience the colourful volcanic beauty of the island. Following the footpaths alongside the 'levadas' - small irrigation canals, which wind their way around the island - you will catch the best views. Travel back by coach. After lunch, enjoy some free time to make the most of the wonderful facilities at the resort. Before dinner, there will be a restorative stretching session with Alice.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Whale-watching day
    Galosol Hotel, Madeira, Portugal

    This morning you'll enjoy another fitness class led by Alice, followed by a stretching and mobility session. Take time over your scrumptious, fresh breakfast at the hotel. This afternoon, enjoy more free time to enjoy the facilities at Galo Resort. After lunch, your dolphin and whale-watching excursion will begin. Transfer to a catamaran and set sail on the liberating Atlantic sea. This evening enjoy a talk with Q&A led by Alice and Claire, where you they'll answer your questions, before you sit down to dinner.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Cool down
    Galosol Hotel, Madeira, Portugal

    Sunday begins with a fitness class led by Alice before breakfast. There will then be time to relax, work out, or walk around the hotel and grounds, making the most of your final day at the stunning resort. Lunch will be provided, and you'll have more time at leisure this afternoon. Enjoy a final restorative stretching session to make sure your body is feeling fresh and nurtured, before dinner tonight.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Farewell morning
    Galosol Hotel, Madeira, Portugal

    Enjoy a farewell breakfast before your departure from Madeira, with new memories, tips and practices to keep with you to brighten up your day-to-day.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Galo Resort Hotel Galosol

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Galosol Hotel, Madeira, Portugal

The first active hotel on the Portuguese island of Madeira

Galosol active hotel is located on the south coast of Madeira, a 15-minute drive from the airport and the capital city, Funchal. Rooms are decorated with wood, wicker and relaxing warm colours. First-rate sports facilities are on offer, as well a Spa Lounge and Wellness area with panoramic sauna room, freshwater pool and a range of sumptuous and healthy treatments.

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Availability

From
Fri, Friday, Mar 29
To
Tue, Tuesday, Apr 2
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£1,137*
* Price based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Single occupancy from £1,327pp.
Call now to book 02037977271
Quote ref: HEARST