Obesity in Britain is a growing epidemic with almost 20% of adults in the country classified as obese.* Obesity takes an average of nine years off an individual’s life expectancy, a worrying thought for most people. However this is just the extremity of being overweight, many more people suffer less serious weight problems and nearly two thirds of men and over half of women in Britain are overweight.If you are desperate to commit to losing weight but feel too embarrassed or body conscious to join a gym, why not commit some time to kick-starting your new regime, combined with a relaxing holiday, at one of the world’s leading health spas - Le Meridien Limassol Spa & Resort in Cyprus.
Le Spa, Le Meridien Limassol’s award-winning health spa, offers a range of intensive programmes designed to accelerate weight loss. Le Spa’s highly trained therapists can give advice on nutrition, weight management, and fitness. Perhaps most appealing, the resort operates a ‘residents only’ policy so the public have no access to the spa or resort facilities, offering the privacy and seclusion needed for you to relax and focus on your goal.
Le Spa’s therapists can tailor make a package to suit both your needs and budget. A typical weight loss package is the ‘weight control week’. This includes a medical evaluation, body fat measurement, specially designed nutritional menu and exercise regime. You will enjoy a range of treatments designed to reduce body fat including: Daily Thallasotherapy to stimulate the body and prepare it for further treatment; Cryotherapy Sea Oil treatment designed to deal with localised areas of excess weight stimulating the circulation and eliminating fluid and toxins, a Thalgotherm body wrap and three Bodyform Slimming Treatments, both used to contour the body to tone and break down soft fatty tissue.
You will also benefit from seven other treatments all designed to tackle fatty deposits, flush out toxins and kick-start the body into losing excess weight. The treatments will leave you feeling fantastic and combined with the personal exercise programme carried out in the health and fitness centre, as well as the healthy menu, you will leave Le Spa lighter, healthier and with the conviction to maintain your weight loss and lose even more.
As well as the spa, the resort boasts a variety of sports and fitness activities all included in the price of your stay. Explore the fully equipped health and fitness centre, with sauna, jacuzzi and indoor pool, where you can request a supervised programme or join in on an aerobics or yoga class. Try a spot of tennis at one of four clay courts as well as volleyball, basketball, badminton and football. Alternatively learn to windsurf, sail or dive - you can even get your PADI license, or simply relax with a swim in one of four outdoor swimming pools.
Spa packages start from around £160pp. The weight control week costs £1063pp. Travelling with Planet Holidays, prices start from £829pp for seven-nights on a bed and breakfast basis, excluding spa treatments, flying from all major UK airports. For further information contact Planet Holidays on 0870 066 0909 or log onto www.lemeridien-cyprus.com