PUSH, the UK’s first ever re-bootcamp, is launching in the last week of January 2015. PUSH is a stylishly equipped exercise retreat offering high-intensity training to guarantee fast results in fitness, health and weight-loss. SLOAN! Magazine readers will get a special 20% discount off retreats in January and February.
Based at Burgate Manor Farm in the picturesque woodlands of the New Forest, the retreat offers an escape from city life and is a long way from the shouty, military bootcamp cliché. PUSH is a plush combination of exercise bootcamp, therapeutic retreat and spa.
The luxe retreat improves fitness and wellbeing by focusing on both the mind and the body. The PUSH team comprises of a unique combination of experts in mind and body wellness, including Head Trainer Thomas Eastham, Nutritionist Nicola Shubrook, Mindfulness Practitioner Cecilia Hazlerigg, and Executive Coach Ruth Groves. The team is headed up by PUSH Founder and Camp Manager Cate Murden.
Thomas Eastham is a leading trainer in high-intensity exercise, which boosts fitness and is a shortcut to feeling great and being ready to tackle bigger issues. Nicola Shubrook helps clients tackle dietary issues and deal better with day-to-day wellbeing. Cecilia Hazlerigg helps attendees find their calm and focus, while Ruth Groves helps people achieve clarity and set realistic goals for the future.
The PUSH strategy is to help attendees shed body fat, lead a better life and be the best version of themselves, but not through a faddy quick fix, by re-training the brain for long term effect.
The four specialists give clients the tools to take away, so that while people get noticeable, immediate results during their time at the exercise retreat, they also have the ability to continue the journey once they leave.
PUSH are a realistic bunch and understand their clients because they are just like them. They know most of us have busy lives and enjoy little indulgences such as cake, chocolate and having a drink or two, and that isn’t going to change. They work with people both in groups and in one-to-one sessions to work out a plan that fits around their lives, so they can continue the good once they leave.
Cate Murden, founder of PUSH Mind and Body, created the exercise retreat because it was the kind of place she wanted to go to, but there was nothing out there like it. She explains: “I believe we are past the days where adults wish to be yelled at by an ex-soldier in a bid to shed a dress size for the next party. We are in the midst of a health wave, strong is the new skinny; people want to learn about their bodies, to receive help and guidance to flick that mental switch and embark on becoming the best version of themselves. And at PUSH we’re here to offer them just that.”
On the last night attendees are rewarded with an evening of pampering where they can avail of a range of treatments such as massages, spray tans, manicures and pedicures. The aim is to come away feeling world-conqueringly amazing, fitter, visibly glowing, looking slimmer, more defined and goddamn fabulous – leaving your friends reeling in jealousy.
PUSH’s re-bootcamp, based in Burgate Manor Farm, is only two hours from Central London but feels like a world away.
Prices for the 7-day retreat: £1000 for a 2-bed shared room with private bathroom and £1500 for private room with private bathroom.
To get your special 20% discount, please quote SLOAN! Magazine when making your booking in January or February.