A survey of 2015’s most popular British New Year’s resolutions revealed that the top three were: get fitter and healthier (63%), drink less alcohol (57%), and lose weight (34%). Unsurprisingly, many of us join the gym in January.
By March, many of us are slacking. It seemed like a good idea in the cold, harsh, hungover light of January, but now we’re a bit bored with the commitment to fitness. At The Clearing Spa, we make sure that our members want to keep coming, even after they’ve worked off all the chocolates and egg-nog.
How do we do this? By keeping it a varied and interesting experience, as well as an extremely enjoyable and rewarding one. Here are some things that are particularly special about The Clearing Spa.
We’re so lucky to be in such a beautiful location. The Cornwall Hotel and The Clearing Spa sit in beautiful 43-acre grounds. A typically lush Victorian estate, it comprises parkland, woodland, and formal gardens. The Spa and its exclusive Juice Bar lead out into the walled gardens – a lovely, private place to unwind post-exercise. And of course, you can use the estate itself to keep fit, making the most of that amazing, coastal air as you walk, run, or take part in an outdoor “Boot Camp” session.
The infinity pool is designed to work with the surroundings. The vista across the estate is framed by a large glass wall, which can be opened out in warmer weather. A pool workout will never become dull with these views to inspire you. The fitness suite itself is no soulless city-style gym, but a converted eighteenth-century stable block. Close to the Spa, the outdoor tennis courts overlook woodland and the estate’s attractive “nature area”.
The setting is practical as well as beautiful. Close to the A390 and with lots of parking, this is an easy gym to join and keep visiting.
It’s too easy to get bored with the gym. Not here. If working out in the fitness suite isn’t your thing (or is, but not all the time), try the pool or the tennis courts, or one of the coaching or training sessions. There are plenty of outdoor exercise options as well as the excellent gym equipment which appeals to those who like variety.
Each member has an induction session with one of our professional coaches, who will help you come up with a fitness plan, as varied and lively as you want it to be. You can arrange to have on-going coaching; and sessions with the coaches come as part of some of the membership packages.
You can also combine a workout or class with a treatment, or a session in the sauna and steam room. Rewarding yourself with some post-exercise indulgence is a great motivator!
The unique treatments
And one of our treatments can make a fantastic reward… Members, day members and hotel guests can enjoy discounted luxurious treatments at The Clearing Spa.
Signature treatments include the “Ultimate Cornish Trilogy”, a cocooning massage with local clay to make your skin feel gorgeous; and the Seashells and Salt Scrubs treatment which uses salt scrubs and hot lava shells – appropriate for this coastal spa. As well as massages, you can treat your hands, feet, and face to some pampering. Gentlemen, please don’t feel excluded, as there are treatments specially tailored for men, as well as for couples. We also offer a programme for pregnant women – natural, safe relaxation, just when you most need it.
And taking a holistic approach, beauty may be skin deep, but feeling good about yourself is a huge part of staying healthy. Manicures, pedicures, waxing and tinting are all available.
The Juice Bar
The Juice Bar is an intimate little café for Spa guests. On warm days, take your lunch in the walled garden or on the terrace. Juices and smoothies are made to order, to add that extra “zing” to your fitness regime. There is a delicious menu of light snacks – and because we’re not actually too preachy about this, you can also enjoy a proper Cornish cream tea here in the afternoons (another powerful motivator!).
This is far, far better than the vending machine options available in many gyms…
This is a very important consideration, of course. Staying healthy in 2016 needn’t cost a fortune, even in five-star luxury.
There are a range of membership options: single, joint or corporate membership; and there’s even a membership available for children. There are three levels: platinum, gold, and silver – simply choose the one that best suits your budget and lifestyle. All levels include full use of the gym, pool, sauna, steam room, (incredible) showers, estate walks, and tennis courts. All members receive discounted spa treatments, and either free or discounted fitness classes.
We hope that this has inspired you to act on your resolutions this year! To find out more, please contact us, or arrange a visit to the Spa to see the fantastic facilities for yourself.