Reynolds Retreat September 2019 News

Posted: 01/09/2019

Reynolds Retreat September 2019 News

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.



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NEAT – otherwise known as Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis – is the activity you do when you are not exercising or sleeping. Calories burned with the accumulation of small activities can do wonders for your health. Simply moving around and being on your feet can burn an additional 2,000 calories. So next time someone complains about your excessive fidgeting, just tell them you’re trying to improve your NEAT!

Skinny Lager


We’ve got a new addition to our beer selection, and fitness fanatics are going to love it!

With just 89 calories, Skinny Lager by SkinnyBrands is gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and has noticeably less calories and carbs than regular lager. Oh, it has 0%fat, too. Why not enjoy one in our beautiful garden after a workout? Go on, you’ve earnt it.



We love using Decleor’s Neroli oil at Reynolds. Also known as Bitter Orange, Seville Orange, Sour Orange or Bigarade Orange, has many benefits.

  • Rejuvenates your skin: Neroli Essential Oil intensely moisturises the skin and boosts the epidermis’ natural processes.
  • Combats breakouts: Neroli Oil comprises powerful antibacterial properties, which makes it a prime ingredient to target breakouts and balance the production of sebum.
  • Sleep better: Thanks to its calming effects, this Bitter Orange Essential Oil can help achieve a better night’s sleep.
  • Boost your mood: Inhale the powerful scent and breathe in deeply to instantly find your mind more relaxed and soothed.

Woman using weights


Women spending time in the weights room was almost unheard of a decade ago. In fact, in 2011 just 0.9% of women were doing regular weight training. More recently there has been a noticeable increase in the amount of women who lift. Empowering gym classes such as Les Mills’ Body Pump and cross-fit are partly to thank, alongside inspirational sportswomen such as Zoe Smith and Jenny Arthur. As weight training builds muscle, it boosts your metabolism, meaning you will burn more calories throughout the day. It also builds strength in connective tissues and joints, helping you to avoid injury. If you’re hyper-mobile and prone to sprained ankles or other joints, strength training can really help minimise this.

There are many other benefits to weight training, whether you’re male or female, but getting started can be intimidating. Book in with one of our fantastic PTs today so they can show you some moves to get you started.

Personal Training


A lot of our Personal Trainers were trained through the Reynolds Group 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


Did you know that most people consistently get less than the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep per night? Getting enough sleep is incredibly important for the overall health of your body and a lack of sleep can have serious effects.

One of the main causes of sleep loss is caffeine, which can stay in your body for up to six hours! We know that sometimes life gives you a reason to need coffee in the afternoon, but if you can help it, try not to drink it after 2pm. This will give your body plenty of time to get rid of the caffeine and help you sleep more easily!

We live in a world full of electronics such as phones, tablets and televisions, and most of us tend to watch a movie or series right before bed, or even stay up late texting with a friend or lover. But staring at a screen right before bed isn’t a good idea, and here’s why. Most electronic devices give off what is known as a blue light. The blue light can delay the release of sleep-inducing melatonin and increase alertness, making it harder to go to sleep, causing you to feel more awake late at night. So why not read a book before bed? That’s guaranteed to help you relax better!

Another important thing is to not eat a big meal right before bed. If you can help it, eat your dinner before 7pm. Eating late can increase the risk of heartburn, which is guaranteed to keep you awake through the night. Chamomile tea is also great to drink before bed because it can help to promote sleepiness and reduce insomnia. Or why not try an essential oil diffuser with some lavender oil to help set you off? Both options are definitely worth trying if you want to improve the quality of your sleep! Want to find out more? Read our full blog post on sleep by following this link.



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