Testimonials

*Declaimer*
There are many contributing factors that influence results, results will defer for each individual.

“Ive been on two retreats, on the first weight loss retreat I lost 10lbs and still put on lots of muscle. I loved it so much, I went back 3 weeks later during which time I had managed to lose another 9lbs. The second time around Julie pushed me even more and I lost another 10lbs.

What I find really helpful with Julie is that she knows what individual people need – some people need to be pushed hard, others need gentle encouragement, some prefer to be left alone, but Julie is sensitive to individual needs and supports people where they need it. Through the whole experience we had lots of laughter and fun. I would highly recommend people to attend and I plan to go back as soon as I can!”

Becky, 45, Weight Loss Retreat

“I was apprehensive before I arrived, but after being there for all of 10 minutes, I was relaxed and put at ease by you and your team! I found the days exciting yet challenging and felt like I pushed myself further than I would if I had just gone to the gym on my own! So a thank you. Hope to do another of your courses soon”

Clare, 36, Weekend Retreat

“I would just like to say how much I appreciate your bootcamps because, as an older person (over 60) I am always nervous about starting any exercise. At The Body Retreat we all worked at our own pace and up to our own capabilities. Even when I was the slowest, I never felt neglected, left behind or under pressure. Although I will not now become a champion athlete now, I feel that you appreciate the importance for older people to exercise in order to lose weight, stay healthy and keep flexible. Thank you”

Olivia, 65, Weight Loss Retreat

“The weekend came at a really good time for me – just when I needed to have a complete break and escape ten months of never ending work. Since returning to ‘normal life’ I feel that I have really benefited. Went back to work on Monday feeling how I used to be a year ago – full of energy, more positive and back in control. Have also booked my next weekend with The Body Retreat – amazing what can be achieved in one weekend”

Catherine, 44, Weekend Retreat

“Julie’s strap line ‘Never say Never’ couldn’t be closer to the truth! If you think you aren’t fit enough, think again…. you work at your own level and push for results you do not think are possible in as little as a week. The support and encouragement offered by Julie and her team make the whole experience enjoyable and fun! You can do anything you set your mind to !”

Nicola, 32, Weight Loss Retreat

“The Body Retreat is an incredible experience. You have no idea what your body is capable of until you’ve been on one. A brilliant way to kick-start a new lifestyle with like minded people who will laugh, smile, grimace and share the hard work with you in equal measures! Thank you.”

Diana, 42, Weight Loss Retreat

“I came in trepidation because of my age (67) but I needn’t have worried – the group of women were varied in age and ability, everyone supported each other, I had a fantastic experience and have lost weight, am fitter than I’ve been in years and most of all motivated to carry on! Thank you Julie”

Anne, 67, Weight Loss Retreat

“My time at The Body Retreat has been an amazing experience, I would recommend it to anyone. I have met friends for life, had a laugh & still lost weight. Julie makes exercise challenging but fun. I am going to be booking my next bootcamp and am ready to go !”

Laura, 23, Weight Loss Retreat

“I felt very sluggish, bloated and heavy after Christmas, no surprise really, but it seemed to go on for weeks and weeks. Finally I had enough and I found your detox retreat. I liked the idea of there being exercise and workshops etc as I’m the type would get bored if left to just hang around relaxing. I can honestly say I was never bored! The days were very varied and although we were detoxing I never really felt hungry and I did have the energy to take part in the classes. I was so pleased to lose 4 inches from my stomach… 4 whole inches and I definitely don’t feel sluggish any more. Thank you.”

Sarah, 43, Detox Retreat

“If you’re thinking about improving your health and fitness and want to lose weight and inches The Body Retreat is an ideal choice! Fantastic variety of activities and balance of exercise, nutrition and behaviour workshops. Julie’s personal involvement in your progress is genuine- you fell encouraged and supported throughout. This was the best investment in me that I have ever made!”

Ruth, 31, Detox Retreat

“If you are thinking about attending The Body Retreat then go for it! I must admit I was apprehensive attending the Reset Retreat, being a chubby, unfit, lethargic person who had lost her “joie de vivre”. 

Julie Brealy is so encouraging and kind putting you through your paces, and the food cooked by Jools is yummy! I never knew that such healthy, low calorie food could be so tasty!

 I really noticed a difference in just about everything in me from my mood to food cravings to fitness levels!

Although I was there for Burnout, I had the bonus of losing 3lb in 3 days, an inch off my waist, inch off my hips and half an inch off my arms.

 Now I am home, I am cooking (the recipes are so easy – I used to be a kitchen dodger); exercising; and am generally like an energiser bunny!

I know it is early days, but after so many years of health problems, I finally feel like I have some control over my body.”

Stella, 40, Health & Fitness Holidays

“Lost 7lbs in 5 days, definitely felt lighter, brighter and tighter when I left. Thank you so much, I can’t tell you how much I needed it, I feel better mentally as well as physically”

Julie, 36, Stress Re-set Retreat