Yoga, Bootcamp and Tree Houses – The Next Retreat
Yoga, Bootcamp and Tree Houses – The Next Retreat
Where? Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, our tree house accommodation pictured above.
Exactly? Hampshire in the UK, a 2 hour train journey or drive out of London.
Why? Next clothing, the British high street retailer, has just launched a fantastic new active wear range called the NX Sports collection. The range includes swimwear, yoga, sports and fitness pieces.
To celebrate the launch Next invited me and a group of journalists and bloggers out the Chewton Glen Spa for a luxury sports retreat to test the performance and styles of the collection.
Night swimming – on arrival night I decided to go for a quick dip in the elegant black mesh swimsuit from the collection.
Left to right: Ellie and Gemma both wear printed full length leggings, technical mesh vests, sports bra and trainers.
Bonnie wears black mesh zip through, black technical leggings, sports bra and trainers.
Beautiful Chewton Glen is a luxury spa hotel with indoor and outdoor pools, hydro therapy circuit, treatment rooms, high tech gym, yoga studio and all the essentials required for us to test out our new kit!
The main house and croquet lawn at Chewton Glen.
The hydro jet circuit is the perfect way to unwind at the end of a hectic day. Indoor and outdoor jacuzzi, hot tubs and hot jets target varied parts of the body and steam rooms and saunas complete the spa experience.
The Tree Houses
As well as the exclusive spa one of the main reasons people come to Chewton Glen is to stay in the incredible tree houses. These rooms are the ultimate in luxury, a grand circular bedroom is connected to a separate living room and kitchen via a glass walkway/ viewing platform.
From a wood burning stove, the most sumptuous beds, rain showers, free standing bath to outdoor hot tub and terraces, these rooms ooze style and you can’t helped but feel pampered. So much so I barely wanted to leave the room. It would be great for a romantic weekend away as well as girly retreat.
The living room with wood burning stove and chic rustic decor.
The beach hike
After a filling hearty breakfast we all donned our puffa jackets and outdoors gear and headed out in the sunshine for a morning beach hike.
Hiking kit – Bonnie wears blue puffa jacket, beanie hat, rucksack and water bottle all by NX Sports collection.
Final destination – the beach at Chewton Glen is practically deserted and boast sweeping views of the beautiful English winter coastline.
Back at the hotel we split up into smaller groups to try out an HIIT Barry’s Bootcamp session lead my Barry’s master trainer Ollie Truelove. Wow that was intense!!
Yoga Stretch with Cat Meffan
After our bootcamp session we were treated to a delicious warm down and stretch yoga session with the stunning yogi @CatMeffan. Here she is on the beach wearing Next’s new active sportswear leggings and bra top. She is truly an inspiration.
Pre dinner and post a full body massage treatment I couldn’t resist having another well earned relaxation session back at the hydrotherapy pools. Obsessed!
Dinner is served
After all that exercise we all sat down to a delicious, healthy four course dinner in the summer house dining rooms. Pictured above – my salmon starter.
Above – The table is set. Below – AJ, me and Lydia dressed for dinner.
And so to bed.
Thank you so much Next for an amazing trip to Chewton Glen. It was exactly the perfect way to start the year, all revved up and feeling healthy, ready to take on 2017!
Looks like a great place for a relaxing break. Love the Next swimwear range too :)
I’ve never been on a yoga retreat, but I know I could stay in the treehouse or the main house, its beautiful.
So wonderful pics as always. It seems you had a wonderful time and rejuvenate yourself. I love yoga. Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful place to visit. I am pretty sure that I can live there, it looks so serene.
What a gorgeous trip! The main house and lawn looks beyond picture perfect! Hope you had a great time!
Looks like my kind of re-treat!
Oh my goodness this looks like a little slice of heaven! Looks like you had a fab time – I may be adding this to my bucket list! Thanks for letting us know about such a wonderful place x
Wow! What a luxurious spa. That looks like such a perfect place for relaxation.
Looks like a great retreat! I’ve never been to a yoga retreat, but I am very interested.
What a beautiful place for a getaway! I love the treehouse and the way everything was laid out – looks like you had a really amazing time.
That place looks out-of-this-world. I started day dreaming.
ohhhhhhh this looks absolutely AMAZING experience. I have a yoga/spa retreat on my bucket list for 2017 and now I’m DYING to go! xoxo Robin
Oo I’m not into Yoga, but I’d go for everything else. This looks amazing!
What an amazing retreat! Sometimes thats just what we need a get a way with our girls, a great place to stay and some fun activities planned.
What an absolutely gorgeous retreat! Out of the gear, I would have to say I truly like the workout pants and sports bras ~ they look very comfortable yet, warm and breathable.
What is a great place to take a rest , love it
That was such a fun retreat with a perfect hotel amenities and tree houses for your activities.
Can I please move here? This place is incredible! I would never want to leave!
The clothes looked comfortable and the pictures are gorgeous. How well did they hold up during performance use? What other athletic wear of this type does it compare too?
A yoga bootcamp sounds like what I need right now! It’s all about focusing on your health, which is awesome plus you also get to relax in the process! It’s good to know that you had such a great time! The place looks amazing!
What a beautiful and exciting place for a getaway. But I hear you and getting into a Yoga bootcamp in a place like this will make things much more awesome.
This looks like such a beautiful place to have a retreat. I am also in love with your blue jacket.
Looks like you had a great time at your retreat! And what a beautiful setting!
This is literally my dream retreat! I’ve been wanting to stay at Chewton Glen for so long!
that place is so beautiful! i think I need to sign on yoga course:D
Omg what an epic trip!!! Every last thing looks like it was one amazing experience
I would love to go to a yoga boot camp. Sounds like so much fun!
This is what I call a vacation. That room is totally beautiful. What a great place to have a retreat!
Now thats my Idea of a YOGA RETREAT!I would be a hardore Yogi,. This looks STUNNING! a massage is defo worth a treat and a good meal and wine to enjoy the calories just burned.