|what the press is saying...
in:spa remains the health-holiday pioneer.... The finest all-rounder out there. Tatler Spa Guide 2013
Completely inspiring, we could hardly bear to leave... I can't recommend it highly enough. You Magazine
The brilliant concept of in:spa's condensed weeks of yoga, circuit training and divine detox food - which take place at lovely hotels like boho-chic Jnane Tamsna in Marrakech - has been an unmitigated success. Tatler Spa Guide
in:spa improves fitness, flexibility and overall health through daily yoga classes and circuits, individual personal training and nutritional advice. in:spa's health professionals are at the top of their respective games and the programme is perfectly calibrated. Red
Since in:spa started, back in 2003, the company has earned a well regarded reputation for its week-long detox retreats in warm and stylish venues: Marrakech, Siena and Ibiza, among others.
Conde Nast Traveller
I was mightily impressed with the positive energy of the in:spa team on both my week in Morocco and on my rejuvenating weekend in the UK - they were witty, encouraging, friendly and down-to-earth. Expect a warm and sociable vibe, and a boutique attention to detail. Body & Soul Escapes
An in:spa health, fitness and relaxation retreat in Morocco, Andalusia, Ibiza or Tuscany is ideal for anyone feeling life's stresses. A team of nutritionists, chefs, personal trainers, yoga teachers, masseurs and health experts is on hand for a total health and fitness overhaul.
Staying with in:spa in Marrakech was amazing on so many levels - inspiring and uplifting. It is a long time since I've felt so rested and cared for. The Atlas Mountains, the massages, simply the space to breathe a little deeper - it's something so special.
The Times Magazine
The word 'deprivation' does not figure at in:spa, one of the most successful body-transformation programmes, now in its sixth year. The programme can be tailored to all levels of fitness… and the whole experience leaves an afterglow that lasts for weeks. Harpers Bazaar
Guests are given a personal timetable at the start of the week, and, while it is not compulsory, participation is gently encouraged by the Adonis like personal trainers. Times Online
Besides the huge improvement in the way you feel, the best thing about in:spa is that the number of guests is strictly limited, allowing everyone to enjoy that personal experience. We also love the bespoke service. Daily Mail
Voted as one of the world's top 50 spas and top 5 for 'change your life' spa holidays. Zest
in:spa takes guests to private villas in Morocco, Spain and Italy, where a team of leading trainers, nutritionists, yogis and massage therapists guide you through a week of health and fitness. They now also offer 'intense weeks', which push active guests even harder, plus more accessible UK based weekend retreats. Their excellent and varied meals - free of caffeine, red meat, alcohol, sugar, dairy and wheat - means you'll come back a few pounds lighter and looking a million dollars. Harrods Magazine
in:spa runs fitness retreats, taking over small hotels and flying out a crack team of specialists... If you want to improve your fitness significantly and rid yourself of bad eating habits, this is the place to come. The Times
in:spa has gone from strength to strength. This month it launches its first 'classic week' in Tuscany (1-8 May) and it's first 'weekend' in the Peak District (26-29 June). CNTraveller
Many people come on an in:spa retreat to kick-start a healthier lifestyle, whether it's to lose weight, increase fitness or to achieve a better work-life balance. The Director
Health and fitness retreats with yoga from in:spa combine excellent instructors with lovely locales. Financial Times
I realise I've never felt healthier and, strangely, rarely so happy... I decide in:spa is genius. Elle
Experts are on hand to make sure you get the most from your stay, whether it's for weight loss, improved fitness or stress relief...Within days of arriving, long neglected muscles started to tone up. On departure you'll feel buoyed with energy, both physically and mentally. Vogue
I went home knowing I was probably the healthiest I'd ever been in my life.
London Evening Standard
in:spa will revive and restore a sense of total physical and mental wellness.
By the end of most holidays, I'm imploring myself to cut down on the booze and food, but, as this experience drew to a close, I felt the strange luxury of the opposite viewpoint. I'd earned a few vices - but craved even more virtue. It felt, we all agreed, as if the incentive to stay in touch with our bodies' needs had been irrevocably implanted.
Sunday Times Travel
After seven days with in:spa in Marrakech, I can honestly say that I've never felt better.
Leave at peace with yourself, feeling lighter, tighter and full of sparkly energy.
Tatler Spa Guide
in:spa offers the ultimate in healthy 'renovation' holidays.
House & Garden
This was the second or third in:spa retreat for several of the people on the trip, a surprising number of whom were men.One of them summed up the appeal when he explained: "It's just so nice to come back from a holiday feeling good rather than exhausted after too many nights drinking and eating too much."
Did it work? Indeed. I lost 6lbs, which I found amazing as I've never eaten so much...My arms and legs are toned, my stomach has muscle, and my posture's improved. I can't wait to come back.
Everyone we know who has been on one of in:spa's luxury health and fitness retreats has come back a happier, more energised person. Those who want the benefits in a shorter space of time (and without having to travel abroad) should sign up for one of the new mini-retreats held at Middleton Lodge, a Gerogian country house in the Yorkshire Dales.
Sunday Times Style Magazine
The in:spa team has wowed and inspired with its luxury week-long health retreats in Marrakech, Seville and Ibiza, and it has now added another Moroccan property to the portfolio. Ksar Massa is a red-mud fortress turned 17 room hotel so smack-bang on the beach you're practically in the surf. And what a beach!
Afficionados of in:spa's luxurious blend of healthy retreats combining nutritional advice, yoga and general wellbeing will know they usually take place in the glam destinations of Morocco, Spain or Ibiza. Now you can reduce your carbon footprint, as it's launching new 3 day retreats in the slightly more down to earth desination of ... North Yorkshire.
London Evening Standard
For those who feel the usual pampering spa break is too soft, in:spa has initiated special Intense weeks where yoga, running, cycling, hiking, massage, nutritional consultations and beach circuit classes are the order of the day.
Sunday Times Travel
No messing about - this is a week long renovation programme for body and soul.... April sees the launch of a new venue at Ksar Massa on a strand of deserted beach on Morocco's Atlantic coast.
However, all this dedication and luxury doesn't come cheap, but it does include the finest foods, luxurious accommodation and pampering therapies. You'll get treated like a princess and what's more, you'll come back looking like one. A small price to pay, we reckon.
Generosity of spirit and the imagination to supply all and more than you need informs in:spa retreats. I lost 5lbs during the week and five more after my return. I eat rather differently. My back is better and I still do yoga. Maybe my life isn't completely turned around, but it's facing in a better direction.
Fay Maschler London Evening Standard
For those of you who've overdosed on turkey and over-indulged with the booze, don't despair - there's help at hand. If you want to detox, lose that Christmas weight and shape up for the New Year, sign up for an in:spa holiday to give your body an intensive overhaul.
Ibiza is not the first place you'd think of to improve your fitness and detox your body. Yet away from the sweaty clubs is a rural idyll with spectacular scenery, where you can focus on body and mind.
Sunday Times Style Magazine
Now three years old and as popular as ever…the mind and body detox retreats are hosted by a collection of excellent nutritionists, chefs, massage therapists, yoga teachers and personal trainers, and each venue has been hand-picked by the well-travelled founders.
Harpers Spa Guide
in:spa celebrates its 50th retreat. Hosting luxury week-long retreats year-round in Marrakech, Ibiza and Spain, in:spa compiles individual programmes to help guests retrieve a sense of physical and mental wellness.
House & Garden Gourmet Traveller Supplement
in:spa is on my wavelength. Its stylish retreats have an almost religious following among the well-heeled clients who travel across the world to visit them.
To read all of Lydia Gard's article in The Quarterly, please click here
It's impossible to go home unchanged after a stint with in:spa - even lazy cows like me. One woman quit smoking (and still has) and six of us lost over 5 lbs. My best thing was getting my metabolism up and a great sun tan. We're all going back.... in:spa - in heaven.
Woman & Home
It isn't cheap - about £2,000 a head - but is fantastic value. We came back
feeling a million dollars and some of the habits are sticking.
Private parties can design their own fitness holidays at luxury private residences in the UK, Morocco or Spain through In:spa Bespoke. The company will assemble a team of experts - trainers, nutritionists, yoga gurus, chefs and masseurs - to create a personalised programme of pampering.
in:spa combines yoga, hiking, personal training and massage with cleansing nutrition - all in super-luxe surroundings. Do the ends justify the means? Yes, you'll feel lighter, brighter and tighter.
Daily Mail Life Style Magazine
You may have heard of (or witnessed at first hand) in:spa's fabulous reputation for providing health holidays that give new meaning to the term “life-changing”. But did you know that there is now a way of garnering its expert nutritional tips and fitness coaching in the UK?
Sunday Times Style Magazine
The in:spa week is not a girly weekend - otherwise I wouldn't have gone.
I returned home with my skin glowing, a light tan, my jeans loose and
my eyes clear.
Independent on Sunday
in:spa offers health and fitness makeovers with an A-list pedigree.
in:spa takes groups of up to 20 people, along with the health experts who run the retreat...for a week of delicious detox food, yoga, outdoor exercise and deep-tissue massage.
You'll like in:spa if you want to feel amazing in a week by exercising, eating and emoting in a group, all in a luxury resort. Cat Deeley loves it, so get her glow!
Marrakech is the location of one on in:spa's excellent courses, run by a carefully selected team of massage therapists, chefs, yoga teachers and personal trainers.
I'd recommend trying a more evolved health and fitness holiday. in:spa combines exercise and diet with enjoyment. Its trips include hiking, yoga, massage and healthy gourmet cuisine at posh, retreat-type villas and hotels around the world.
Sunday Times Travel Magazine
By the end of the week, I am pleasantly surprised by my overall sense of wellbeing; I almost feel recharged enough to run all the way back to London.
Independent on Sunday
Rather than bemoaning your flabby tummy that you engorged on a holiday of indulgence, you could come home with a washboard waist. in:spa offers holidays tailored to your specific fitness and dietary requirements. Each retreat comes complete witn a team of massage therapists, chefs, yoga teachers and personal trainers.
I'm game for a workout and a healthy diet, but I don't see why it can't be achieved in luxurious surroundings, with a gentle massage - instead of a kick - to the backside. Luckily, in:spa is on my wavelength. Its ultra stylish retreats are getting the in-crowd in shape.
in:spa, the London based health and fitness holiday company, seems to inspire an almost evangelical following amongst its well-connected clients...five members of my group [at the Oberoi Vanyavilas in Rajasthan] had been on an in:spa retreat before and loved it.
... you feel as if you've given your body the best present its had in years. Oh, and although I know it's a spiritual journey, I did lose 5 pounds.
With six venues to its name, in:spa is now bringing its distinctive blend of
health and hipness to Europe's party island: Ibiza. in:spa locations are
more intimate and relaxed than luxury hotels, but you will be pampered in
Harpers & Queen
The idea of enforced exercise makes me want to curl up in bed with a good book. I found the antidote to this, however, by spending a week with in:spa, where I shaped up with minimum pain and maximum fun.
Town & Country USA
The in:spa team were a constant source of inspiration, fun and encouragement... None of us wanted to go home.
I feel triumphant. At our last dinner, I'm struck by everyone's healthy
glow, including mine - I've lost half a stone and the bags under my eyes.
Get healthy in luxurious surroundings.
Wall Street Journal
in:spa is THE name in health and fitness holidays.
As somebody who despises all forms of sport, diet and exercise, I couldn't believe how much fun I had. in:spa really does teach you better habits, and provides you with an individual follow-up exercise and yoga programme.
A week at an in:spa retreat, at luxurious venues around the world, including Spain, Morocco, India and Ibiza, is the ideal MOT kickstart.
Harpers & Queen
If this is a boot camp, the boots are Manolos.
If you're after a full mind / body transformation, look no further than in:spa, which, though not a retreat per se, has a quality of yoga that puts it on a par with yoga-only holidays, plus a whole lot more: detoxifying organic diet, one-on-one nutritional consultations and fitness training, daily hill walks and massages.
I'd always wondered how amazing you might feel if you detoxed on organic food, exercised in the fresh air, had your aches melted away by masseurs....
… I feel fantastic. And a month on, I'm still running, doing yoga and eating less, and a couple more pounds have dropped off. If you aren't sure how to kick start a new healthy you, don't stress. Have an in:spa holiday.
… lightly bronzed and exuding vitality, [we] float back to the airport with glowing skin, bag free eyes and the serenest of smiles. This isn't an exaggeration.
I feel fitter and healthier than I've ever done. Everything I've learned I can take home with me, making this a life-changing experience.
The thing about the in:spa experience is you get out what you put in, and if you take on board the experts' advice and tailor-made recommendations, you will end up feeling as I did - rejuvenated, energised, excited by exercise (a miracle!) and much, much healthier.
Sunday Times Style Magazine
The food is sensational, plentiful, home-grown and organic…. By the end of the week friendships had been formed and habits changed. Everybody glowed with health, ready to return to the day-to-day fray re-energised and ready for a re-tox.
House & Garden
The setting itself is movie location fantastic….by the end of the week, I felt so recharged I could have run back to London [from Marrakech].
The London Resident
Can you imagine a flawless spa holiday where every detail is tailored to maximise your experience? Where every aspect, from the location, treatments, therapists, trainers and food right down to the itinerary has been taken care of? … in:spa is offering just that.
If a more glossy getaway is your style, offers plush breaks in Spain, Morocco or Tuscany with an entourage of the stars' favourite health and beauty pros for a week of detoxing and exercise.
If someone said you could re-energise your body, rejuvenate your senses, relax your mind and detoxify your system in just a week, you'd probably be dubious. But at in:spa that's exactly what's on offer.
in:spa remains the health-holiday pioneer.... The finest all-rounder out there, Tatler Spa Guide 2013
One of the 101 Best Spas in the World, Tatler Spa Guide 2009
One of the 101 Best Spas in the World, Tatler Spa Guide 2008
One of only 5 holidays listed under 'treat yourself' in the Best Holidays for 2007 by Sunday Times Travel
Voted one of The 150 Greatest Escapes in the World, and best for yoga, fitness and detox, by Harpers Abroad
Voted one of The 100 Best Spas and nominated as 'Best for Detox' by Harpers Spas
On return I was told I looked fabulous, trimmer, more sparkly eyed and in myself I had a tremendous sense of well being. I shall definitely be partaking in another in:spa...
Cat Deeley, TV Presenter
What an amazing experience on so many levels - inspiring and uplifting. A long time since I've felt so rested and taken care of… loved it all - the mountains, the massages, and simply the space to breathe a little deeper. A big thank you to you all and you've created something so special.
Laura Bailey, model and travel writer
Thank you all so very much for your energy, expertise and inspiration. The week has been the perfect combination of health, luxury and relaxation. The best 'me-time' anyone could possibly wish for.. it has been amazing.
Zanna Roberts, Marie Claire
Review of 2010
As we enter our 7th year as Europe's leading 'inspiring healthy holiday' company, we are delighted to be adding two fabulous new destinations in 2010 to complement our regular retreats to Morocco. These are a magnificent chateau in the South of France in beautiful, unspoilt Provencal countryside, and a Relais & Chateaux hotel in the awe inspiring Italian Dolomites.
Our in:spa intense holidays have proved very popular during 2009 so we will once again have a choice of intense weeks for you to choose from during 2010.
Please see our holidays for details of all our venues and dates.
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