A FITNESS business is whisking away keep-fit fans for a healthy break.
Wear-Fit founder and work-out fanatic Mel Brewis came up with idea of Love Fitness weekends.
The first event at Hardwick Hall in County Durham, combined exercise classes with healthy eating and massages.
About 20 women boosted their fitness levels with sessions of cardio, circuit training, Pilates, yoga and more.
Mel, 30, from Roker, organised the event with fellow fitness instructor Sarah Campbell, 36, from Cleadon.
She said: “We have known each other for a number of years and both have over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry and between us we can offer such a broad programme of classes.
“We decided to set up Love Fitness Breaks as we feel it was an area that hadn’t really been tapped into.
“The advantages of taking someone away for a fitness weekend break is that it allows clients try out many different classes, they can take part in as much or as little exercise as they feel comfortable, kick-start their fitness regime, meet new friends and take time to focus on themselves.”
Another women-only weekend is booked at the former stately home for October 20 and 21.
One-day fitness camps at other venues are also being organised.
Science lecturer, Faye Jones, 23, and Leanne Noble, a 28-year-old teacher, both from Sunderland, joined the two-day workout.
Faye said: “I was under the weather but the exercise classes were still great fun, especially Zumba. I can’t wait for the next weekend. It was a lovely treat.”
Sarah added: “There were plenty of classes to choose from over the two days and the hotel was an amazing venue with fantastic grounds and top class accommodation.
“The instructors really explained the benefit of the exercise and explained in detail how to do it.”
For more information see www.wear-fit.co.uk.