Can I attend the retreats on my own?2022-06-14T09:12:19+00:00

Absolutely! Some of our bedrooms are shared twins or if you would prefer a room all to yourself, that is an option too! Many of our guests like to come alone and take a week to themselves.

Can I bring a friend?2022-06-14T09:13:10+00:00

The more the merrier! Some of our bedrooms are shared twins so you can share with a friend, or have a room to yourself, the choice is yours.

I suffer with my mental health, is the retreat suitable for me?2022-06-14T09:14:29+00:00

At Iain Lifestyle Retreats we believe everything starts with the mindset. We don’t want you to come here and just be pulled through the week, we want you to understand that this is your opportunity to make a difference to your health, fitness and self belief in your strive towards your goals.

80% of what you will achieve will be down to your own desire. We will be there to support you, motivate you, educate you and provide the extra 20% when you feel you need that extra help. We are in this together.

Will I lose weight?2022-06-14T09:15:16+00:00

Although we understand the majority want to lose weight we want to change the mindset shift to wanting to be healthier from the inside. If you can change your thought process and habits to facilitate internal health then the bi-product will be external fat loss, body shape change, increased energy, increased happiness and increased confidence. Let’s work from inside to outside.

If your goal is to lose weight and/or change your body shape then we will discuss with you the best way to achieve this and potentially give you life changing, life lasting results through improved nutrition, increased movement and improved self belief.

What type of exercises will we do?2022-06-14T09:16:14+00:00

You will find a wide variety of exercises available to you including, walking, boxing, circuit training, High Intensity Interval Training, swimming, functional sessions, fun games, flexibility, relaxation.

What if I can’t do a full week of intense exercise?2022-06-14T09:16:38+00:00

We are well aware that many of our guests do not want to train hard most of the day, everyday and in fact just simply wish to come to us to ‘switch off’ from the stresses, rigours and emotions that everyday life can put upon us through work, family, relationships, socials etc so we adopt a ‘challenge by choice’ approach. If your body and mind just need to unwind for the week then you do just that. This is your week to tailor it exactly how you want it to give yourself the best chance of achieving your goals.

What can I expect to achieve after a week?2022-06-14T09:17:10+00:00

If your body and mind just need to unwind for the week then you do just that. This is your week to tailor it exactly how you want it to give yourself the best chance of achieving your goals.

If you feel you need to push yourself physically to take your body and your mind to the ‘next level’ then rest assured that the knowledge and experience we have at your disposal will be able to help you achieve just that. If it is increased speed, strength, endurance or simply just your overall fitness levels you are looking to improve, you are in good hands.

What type of people attend the retreats?2022-06-14T09:17:45+00:00

Every body is welcome! You will meet people of all different ages and varying degrees of fitness. We are a friendly bunch and will make you feel right at home.

Whether you are an Olympic athlete or complete beginner we know we can encourage each person to work to and realise their true potential.

We may not all be of an equal physical ability but we can all have the same level of mental desire to achieve.

How hard is the training?2022-06-14T09:18:14+00:00

We are confident with the knowledge and experience we have in our team that we can facilitate whatever goals each individual is looking towards. Whether you are an Olympic athlete or complete beginner we know we can encourage you to work to and realise your true potential.

We may not all be of an equal physical ability, but we can all have the same level of mental desire to achieve.

How do I get to camp and when?2022-06-14T09:19:50+00:00

All this information is provided in your confirmation email when you book. If you haven’t received a confirmation, please email us at iain@iainreitzelifestyle.com and we’ll send it out right away.

What if I can’t make the first day?2022-06-14T09:20:19+00:00

We encourage everyone to arrive on time for the retreat as we have a structured plan for the week ahead. We understand that life gets in the way and will make adjustments if you are unable to make the first day.

I’m unfit and overweight, are your retreats suitable for me?2022-06-14T09:20:39+00:00

We are here for anybody and everybody, nobody should feel afraid or embarrassed to come to us, in fact you should feel very proud.

It’s a brave thing to go and put yourself in somebody else’s control for a period of time, but believe us it will be the best thing you do for your body and mind.

Iain Reitze has almost 40 years experience of delivering and designing physical and mental programmes to suit every ability level that will nurture confidence and self belief as well as improving health, fitness and facilitating fat loss.

I have an injury, can I still attend?2022-06-14T09:21:08+00:00

Absolutely! We fully understand that not everybody will be on top of their game every day, we will encourage individuals to be the best they can at that moment in time. Please make us aware of any injuries before attending our retreats so we can adjust our fitness programmes to suit you.

We know that at times your body and your mind will combat each other, our goal is to give you that mental belief and confidence to carry on when your body is telling you no.

We always adopt a ‘Challenge by Choice’ approach. We want the ownership and the responsibility of your decisions to be with you. This way you gain the pride of making the decision rather than feeling coerced into something. Everybody is much better than they believe. But everybody has different goals.

What if I injure myself at the retreat?2022-06-14T09:21:33+00:00

Well we obviously hope this doesn’t happen and I may add that over the years of delivering these retreats that injuries have been very far and few between.

Obviously a lot will be depending on the severity of the injury.

Firstly we would assess the injury then choose a course of action.

We have access to a local A&E or we have the knowledge and experience to treat musculoskeletal injuries.

Our primary goal is to ensure you are happy, comfortable and have all options available.

What do I need to pack?2022-06-14T17:25:00+00:00

See a full list of what to bring with you here.

I have dietary requirements / allergies, do you cater for that?2022-06-14T09:23:43+00:00

Yes, we cater for all dietary requirements and allergies, please let us know when you book or at least 6 weeks before the retreat so we can cater to your needs.

What are the meal times?2022-06-14T09:25:42+00:00

There will be 5 meal times during the day.

08:00 Breakfast
11:00 Snack
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Snack
18:00 Dinner

What food and drink is provided?2022-06-14T16:53:44+00:00

You can view a sample menu here from previous retreats. If you have any allergies or dietary requirements, please do let us know at least 6 weeks in advance so we can cater to your needs.

Is alcohol permitted?2022-06-14T09:27:30+00:00

We treat everybody as adults and respect their decisions but we ask people to give themselves the best chance to allow their body to detox to allow themselves to feel the full benefit of their stay so we would prefer that alcohol wasn’t consumed.

Is it all inclusive?2022-06-14T09:28:33+00:00

All inclusive aspects of your stay include all your meals, drinks, snacks, training etc. However, any extras such as transfers, massage and beauty treatments or any external activities will be charged as extra.

What room will I be staying in?2023-07-12T10:30:33+00:00

The room you book through the website will be the one you stay in. However, where circumstances change, we reserve the right to move you to a different room of the same standard. Photographs shown on the website may not be representative of the retreat or room you stay in.

What does a typical day look like?2023-10-23T10:00:30+00:00

All activities are optional

07.15 Warm up & mobilise
08.00 Breakfast
09.15 Warm Up
10.00 Intro to exercise
11.00 Snack
11.30 Warm up
12.00 Boxing
13.00 Lunch
14.30 Warm up stretch HIIT
15.15 Snack
15.45 Walk
18.00 Dinner

This will vary daily with other styles of exercise like Zumba, Yoga, Circuits, Glutes, Core, Functional sessions etc.


How much weight loss can I expect?2023-10-23T09:42:11+00:00

For those people looking to lose weight – we aim to burn 3000-4000 calories daily.


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