Free Health Checks at Macdonald Hotels ‘Spa Collection’


wellness-285587_640Many of us hate January, especially when the weather is cold and snowy.  We all want to start the New Year with good intentions of getting fitter and healthier, but it is much harder to keep motivated and positive at this time of year and we all need a helping hand!  If you live in and around Hertfordshire, SK-Life Fitness a private studio in Goff’s Oak Herts, can offer Fit Testing, Healthy Screening and Personal Training and Nutrition advice.  However, with the trend for Healthy Hotels headlining this year – Macdonald Hotels & Resorts are guiding the way as one of the first hotels to introduce free health checks nationwide!

So if you are in need of a quick break to boost your January blues, then read on for this exciting news.

2013: Getting serious about wellness this year? So is Macdonald Hotels & Resorts and to help the UK reach new levels of health and fitness in 2013 the company has introduced free Vital Health & Wellbeing Checks from globally pioneering FITECH UK Ltd.

From January 2013, Vital Health & Wellbeing Checks will be available at 17 Macdonald Spa Hotels nationwide. Already used by the fitness industry, medical departments, educational sector and with the military, police and fire service, Macdonald Hotels is one of the first hotel groups to introduce the handy wellness tool for its members and guests, as part of exclusive packages, to combine soothing spa treatments with the chance to review lifestyle choices and learn how small changes to diet and exercise can lead to big results! During the initial consultation, the expert team will go through a 1-2-1 Lifestyle Review, which covers areas such as stress, nutrition, drinking habits, smoking, activity levels and most importantly talk through current health status, wellness goals and motivation. The physical checks go through blood pressure, resting heart rate, body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, Peak Flow lung function, flexibility and aerobic fitness. Sounds daunting but the assessments are designed to be as friendly and helpful as possible. After all the aim is to provide guidance and support, rather than a military style regiment! When all the information has been gathered, it’s time to start the journey towards a better way of living. Assessment results and responses to lifestyle questionnaires are evaluated against the national average and presented in a report format that becomes a working ‘bible’! The quick and easy to understand document follows a simple traffic light system indicating: Green = Good, Amber = Need for improvement and Red = Below Average. Areas that need work can easily be identified and advice will be given on how to make amends with realistic tweaks to current lifestyles taking into consideration work and family commitments. Knowing that old habits die hard, the support won’t end there; Macdonald Hotels will be there for an initial twelve week review, followed by 6 monthly progress updates and motivational boosts such as detailed graphs that show positive improvements and the chance to discuss areas that might be more of a challenge or need tweaking. No excuses not to make a difference this year! The professionals at Macdonald Hotels are stepping up to help and recommend the best ways to achieve individual health goals – whether that’s a personal training programme, taking a treatment, trying an exercise class or a dip in the pool. Vital Health & Wellbeing Checks are available at:

  1. Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon
  2. Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel, Bath
  3. Macdonald Botley Park Hotel, Golf & Spa, Southampton
  4. Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa, Ascot near Windsor
  5. Macdonald Crutherland House, Glasgow
  6. Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel, near Chester
  7. Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort, New Forest
  8. Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel & Spa, Camberley
  9. Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel & Golf, Shropshire
  10. Macdonald Houstoun House, Edinburgh West
  11. Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh
  12. Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa, near Stirling
  13. Macdonald Kilhey Court, Wigan
  14. Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, North Berwick
  15. Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, Windermere
  16. Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa, Cheshire
  17. Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa, Peebles

Don’t forget to check out the full list of Macdonald Hotels Spa Collection Properties or visit their website.