Frequently asked Questions
What will I need to bring?
All equipment is provided at the weight loss camp so you’ll just need standard gym kit for a few days. We can arrange for kit to be washed on site. We suggest a good pair of trainers and some outdoor clothing - it is Wales after all!
What is included?
All accommodation, meals (and smoothies!), activities and excursions are included in the cost. The only extra costs will be if you decide to book a massage or yoga session.
Is the venue private?
The Weekender camp: Hebron Hall is a vast venue and will host a small number of bookings at one time. However, the Balanced Bodies Weight Loss Camp is hiring an entire section of this venue, Potters House. This venue, with private lounge room and dining room, entrance and exit, is for the exclusive use of our Balanced Bods campers for the entire stay and there will be no other guests in sight. We offer a safe, female-only environment with all exercise held within the Manor or its grounds.
Do I need to do anything in advance?
4 weeks before the course starts, we will send you out a form to record your diet and either Anna or another member of staff will arrange a call to chat through your current situation, what you’re looking to get out of the fitness retreat and your goals for the future.
How do I get there?
What if I have never exercised before?
Everyone from complete beginners to Iron Ladies are welcome in the balanced bodies weight loss camp and we will tailor all activities and education to suit your level of experience and fitness.
I am worried I will be pushed too hard.
What is the accomodation like?
Hebron Hall offers a variety of rooms for single and shared accommodation. All of the rooms have en-suite facilities. The rooms are clean and quiet, allowing you to focus completely on yourself for the week.
How many people will be on the course?
A maximum of 20 participants will be able to enrol in each course.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes! We have a number of twin rooms and one triple so if you’d like to share the cost of a room go ahead and make a team holiday of your fitness retreat. Couples are also welcome. Sadly the Manor doesn’t allow pets so no canine friends we’re afraid (we love dogs so this isn’t our choice!)
When does the camp start & finish?
You will check-in to the Balanced Bodied Weekender Thursday the 23rd of September, between 6 - 8pm, and check-out at 4pm on Sunday the 26th of September. Your final workout on the Sunday will be from 2 - 3pm. However, we offer an online support service for the remainder of the month, to ensure you stand the best chance of transitioning and implementing all you have learnt at BBWC, into ‘normal life'.
What are our Covid 19 safety measures?
Our goal is to not only improve our fitness retreat guests’ health and wellness, but to protect it too. With prevention being our first line of defence we will be adding a symptom check question to our PAR-Q (preparation and readiness questionnaire, given upon arrival) which follows a phone call prior to the camp in order to establish that everybody is well and able to attend. We will temperature check all participants upon arrival and provide antibacterial wipes and hand sanitisers to each participant to use throughout the week. Every surface area and kit used will be thoroughly disinfected before and after each session and disposable masks and gloves will be provided for those who wish to use them.
What is your Refund Policy?
What sets BBWC apart from the rest?
People rarely fail to lose weight on a fitness camp. There is tailored exercised and nutrition (generally tiny portions!); no interruption, no temptations, no discouragement of any kind. Once you’re home however, real life presents all sorts of challenges making it difficult to stay on track. This is the biggest cause of failure associated with weight-loss camps – the ‘post’ part. At Balanced Bodies we have considered this deeply, and have put in place several strategies to keep you clear of this post camp downfall:
- From Camp to Casa Transition Tool-kit: This is a Q&A sent to each participant before the camp begins. It’s purpose is to equip us with enough information to provide you with a bespoke guide on how to carry on the good work at home.
- Brain Training: These daily sessions are a totally unique addition to the weight-loss camp market. They will seek to bulk up your knowledge and understanding about exercise and nutrition, and have you learn better responses to life’s trip hazards
- Post Camp Calls: Every participant will be entitled to one 15 minute zoon call per month, for three months, following the camp. These calls will keep you accountable and on track during this most challenging transition period. It’s also an opportunity to tweak your ‘Camp to Casa Tool-kit’ if your circumstances have changed.