Moddershall Oaks Launches ‘Trim Trails’


walk-664898_640At  SK-Life Fitness I often ask my clients what they think a short definition of a health walk is.  I get many different answers but it is “ a purposeful, brisk walk undertaken on a regular basis.’ Doctors say a good health walk “helps fight of heart disease, high blood pressure and other illnesses as well as aid weight loss”. Introducing just 30 minutes of walking, five times a week, in to your lifestyle can burn 1000 calories a week. It is safe, enjoyable and if combined with healthy eating the results can be very effective for your overall well-being. I list below some health benefits from walking:- 1. Reduces your risk of breast cancer by 20%, heart disease by 30-40%, and diabetes and stroke by 50% just by walking 30-60 minutes a day. 2. Raise your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (which is the good cholesterol) 3. Lower your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (which is the bad cholesterol) 4. Lower your blood pressure 5. Reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety 6. Maintain lean muscle 7. Increase cardiovascular endurance 8. Reduce the pain and joint swelling that accompanies arthritis 9. Increase weight loss and reduce body fat To add to the overall well-being benefits,  if you step outside for some ‘Green Exercise’ in a natural environment, the fresh air works to improve digestion, cleanse the lungs and boost oxygen to the brain for increased energy and concentration, while the natural light will increase Vitamin D levels to keep bones healthy.

With the British marked as one of the unhealthiest nations in Europe, it is time for people to take action towards a healthier, more active way of life. I decided to look into organised walks, such as “Walking for Health” walks that offer the chance to get outdoors (often in a natural environment) and meet people. I hear time and time again from clients who have taken up walking, how they have greatly reduced stress and made lasting friendships because of the social element of health walks. Thats when I went in search for  Spa Hotel, that specialised in walking breaks.  I came across Moddershall Oaks which from this July 2012 is offering “Trim Trails”.
Moddershall Oaks is Located in the historical town of Stone, Staffordshire, surrounded by 72 acres of private woodland, rolling green parklands and a tranquil lake, Moddershall Oaks with its 10 luxury spa suite accommodation provides the ideal destination for a warm and welcoming Spa Break or Day. This country spa retreat which has been awarded 5 Bubbles by The Good Spa Guide, boasts an inviting selection of spa facilities including a calming relaxation area, an intimate swimming pool with water experiences, sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy pool, heated tiled loungers, experience shower and reflexology footbaths. For the more active, a gymnasium including Technogym Wellness System is open 24 hours. Outside the grounds offer a Woodside tennis court with complimentary use of tennis equipment, bicycles to explore the local area and a number of forest trails and friendly resident wildlife. The award winning restaurant offers first class service, a modern menu of English dishes using organic and seasonal ingredients and breathtaking views of the lake. The luxury rooms are a five star home from home with plush furnishings, soft seating, under floor heating, private deck area and an outdoor hot tub with views of the beautiful landscape. State of the art flat screen TV, DVD/CD player, internet, docking station for iPod, iPhone or iPad & the full range of SKY HD channels including Movies & Sports allow guests the choice to unwind, undisturbed in the privacy of their own suite. They are offering a Spa Day or Spa Break packages which begins with a tailor made Personal Fitness Session including a choice of walking in the surrounding woodland trails, a work out in the Technogym Wellness Centre, a game of tennis on the woodside courts or cycling the country lanes.

For an extra boost the packages include a choice of detoxifying yet relaxing treatments to work on those problem areas. Choose the Elemis Cellulite & Colon Therapy designed to redefine the silhouette targeting stubborn cellulite and sagging skin, whilst cleansing the digestive system through abdominal massage which helps to detoxify the body. Or opt for the Gerard’s Seaweed Cellulite Therapy to tone and help perfect the legs, abdomen, lower back and upper arms. This is the ultimate natural anti-cellulite treatment using seaweed that is proved to be effective at aiding poor circulation and reducing water retention. The Moddershall Oaks Trim Trails & Treatments Spa Day Package includes a welcome tour and complimentary drink, use of the spa facilities with towels & robes provided, lunch with a fresh fruit smoothie, a personal fitness session a 55 minute Detox Treatment.  Prices start from £99 per person. The Moddershall Oaks Trim Trails & Treatments Spa Break Package includes everything in the day package plus extended use of the spa plus an overnight stay in a 5-star suite based on 2 people sharing, use of the outdoor hot tub and a continental breakfast. Prices start from £169 per person. For further information or to make a booking please contact Moddershall Oaks on T: 01782 399000 or E: