Welcome to the Reynolds Retreat newsletter.
A healthy lifestyle is so much more than going to the gym. That’s why our fitness experts curate this monthly newsletter giving you fitness, nutrition and well-being tips, because we believe the greatest wealth is health.
LOVE YOUR HEART
February is National Heart Month, so what can you do to look after your ticker?
Cardio exercise is extremely beneficial for your heart. Some of the known benefits include:
- Makes your heart stronger
- Reduces your risk of heart attack, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure
- Helps you burn fat and calories
- Contributes to a reduction in stress
Don’t forget to keep your heart healthy with the foods you eat. Try adding leafy green veg, garlic, whole grains and fatty fish to your diet for a healthier heart!
HOW MUCH PROTEIN DO I NEED?
You’ve heard about the importance of including protein in your diet. But exactly how much protein do you need?
Honestly, it depends entirely on your fitness goals, body type, height and other factors. The Dietary Reference Intake suggests to consume 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. If you want to build muscle, you should be aiming for between 1.2 – 1.7 grams per kilogram of body weight. Ask one of our Personal Trainers for more information on how to fit protein into your diet.
FULL MOON CIRCLE
Celebrate the full moon with meditations, sacred ceremonies, tarot readings and cleansing rituals, with Emily Anna.
Join us at the Retreat on Sunday 9th February from 3pm – 5pm to celebrate the full moon!
Tickets costs £30 and includes entry, your readings and more..
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
COUPLES MASSAGE – £105 FOR BOTH OF YOU!
Celebrate February – the month of love – and treat you and a loved one to a couples massage! Choose one of the below treatments for both of you for only £105.
Lava Shell Full Body Massage
Deep Tissue Full Body Massage
Book at reception or call us on 01322 522209. Dual treatment room subject to availability. Offer ends Feb 29th.
MEET THE FITNESS TEAM
Meet Nathan and Lee, our fantastic Personal Trainers, both of whom have been part of the Reynolds family for many years.
Nathan’s areas of expertise include muscular hypertrophy, strength training, fat loss and body composition, high intensity training, boxing based exercise, and nutrition and sports health.
Lee’s areas of expertise include functional training, core strength and posture, muscular hypertrophy, fat loss and body composition, boxing based exercise, and sports specific exercise.
Book in a personal training session with either of them and see how they can help you!
KNOW SOMEONE WHO’D LOVE A CAREER IN PERFORMING ARTS?
The Reynolds Training Academy is holding an Open Day for their 3 year, full time musical theatre course on Wednesday 12th Feb, 10am – 1pm at the Reynolds Training Academy in Dartford.
Come along for a Q&A session with current and past students, the opportunity to try out different classes such as singing, dancing and acting, plus the chance to talk with tutors and the Principal. You’ll get all the information you need to see if our musical theatre course is for you! Check out our online prospectus here.
For more info or to book a place on the Open Day, email email@example.com or call us on 01322 522209.
WHAT IS PCOS?
PCOS – known more formally as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – is caused by an imbalance of hormones. This hormonal imbalance creates problems with the ovaries, which store and release eggs each month as part of a healthy menstrual cycle.
In PCOS, cysts can develop on the ovaries, and ovulation can be affected as eggs may not be released. The causes of PCOS are multifactorial, however there is one major risk factor:Insulin resistance plays an intrinsic role in the disease. This happens when the body’s cells do not respond normally to insulin, which leads to higher levels. High levels of insulin make the ovaries create more androgens such as testosterone, which interferes with normal ovulation. Androgens are dubbed ‘male hormones’ as they are responsible for male traits, however small quantities are needed in a healthy female body. Insulin controls blood glucose levels and is a fat storage hormone. When insulin resistance occurs, the risk of future complications such as diabetes type two increases, and more fat is stored therefore weight increases which perpetuates symptoms.
Underlying hormonal imbalances are widely believed to be reversible. Balancing blood sugar levels and focusing on adrenal health and stress can help to address insulin resistance, which will positively affect symptoms and enable the body to balance hormones more effectively, as lower levels of insulin mean lower production of androgens. Determining any nutrient deficiencies in the body such as Vitamin D, and implementing a hormone balancing diet and lifestyle can be highly effective.
Read our full blog post here.