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.
WIN A FACIAL
Win a HydraBoost facial, worth £95, by taking a picture at the Retreat and tagging us in it on Facebook or Instagram!
This treatment uses soundwaves to push hylauronic acid into the deeper layers of the skin leaving it feeling hydrated, plumped and glowing.
BENEFITS OF ICE BATHS
Ever wondered what these are and what benefits they offer, other than looking gorgeous?
Ice baths are great for a post-workout treat or for use immediately after a session in the sauna. Rubbing ice on your muscles allows your blood vessels to tighten, helping to drain the lactic acid out of your tired muscles.
WE LOVE BACTERIA
Yes, you read that right. We bloomin’ love bacteria.
Introducing Skin Youth Biome by the Advanced Nutrition Programme! At Reynolds, we are now offering capsules with a combination of good bacteria, specifically developed to target skin. Ask a Beauty Therapist for more information.
KNOW SOMEONE WHO’D BE A GREAT BEAUTY THERAPIST?
A lot of our Beauty Therapists were trained through the Reynolds Training Academy.
We run courses in Beauty Therapy, Personal Training and Sports Coaching, for people of all ages. Some of the courses are full or partially funded, depending on their age and other factors. If you know someone who’d like to start a career in any of these subjects, get them to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting May Newsletter.
ENVIRON SKIN ANALYSIS EVENT
Friday 10th May – 11am – 5pm
Meet an Environ skin expert and receive expert advice that is tailored to you and your skincare needs. After a 30 minute consultation, you’ll then experience a 25minute Environ taster facial. Enquire at Reception for more information.
BENEFITS OF FUNCTIONAL TRAINING
Functional training involves types of exercises that train your muscles to cope with every day tasks, from reaching a high shelf to gardening.
Functional training is good for people of all ages and backgrounds, but it’s particularly useful as we get older. As we age, our joints tend to get less stable, we start to lose our balance and we become more prone to the odd wobble. Functional training can improve our balance and joint strength. It can also reduce lower back pain, improves core strength and can help performance in sports such as golf and skiing.
Exercises that help with functional strength include the kettlebell swing, stability ball squat and TRX row.
Lee, one of our Personal Trainers at the Reynolds Retreat, has tonnes of experience in functional training. If you’d like more information let one of the fitness professionals know or book in for a session with one of us!
BEST SOURCES OF VEGAN PROTEIN
There is one particular question that every vegan will know well. “But where do you get your protein?!”
Believe it or not, you don’t have to compromise your muscle mass in order to be vegan! Here are some of our favourite plant-based protein sources.
75g of protein per 100g
Seitan is made from gluten which is the main protein in wheat. It is also high in selenium and iron.
11g of protein per 100g
Edamame are soy beans in their pods. They’re delicious when steamed and served with salt.
9g of protein per 100g
Lentils are a member of the legume family and are often found in curries.
8g of protein per 100g Tofu is also known as bean curd and is made from soy milk.
5. Hemp seed
31g of protein per 100g
These seeds are from the Cannabis sativa plant and are also rich in fiber.
14g of protein per 100g
Quinoa seeds contain all nine essential amino acids.
16g of protein per 100g
Oats are cheap, full of nutrients and are gluten free.
3g of protein per 100g
The trusty broccoli is full of protein and vitamins.
So, next time someone asks you where you get your protein from, feel free to show them our list!