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Join us for the 2017 Too Fat to Run health and happiness retreat in Rhodes, from Saturday 13th until Saturday 20th May….

  • Are you sick of dieting?
  • Are you struggling to lose or maintain your weight?
  • Are you worried about your fitness?
  • Are you suffering with anxiety or bouts of depression?
  • Are you ready to put your own health and wellbeing first?
  • Are you ready for real change?

We’ve all seen the transformation of Shirley Valentine right? Sun, Sea and Sangria…don’t knock it.

But how about throwing in some mindset coaching, hypnotherapy, fitness and good nutrition as part of a fun packed Too Fat to Run week to make this the most powerful life changing experience…EVER??

Unlike other bootcamps or health retreats this one really is catered for and designed for you. We know what you want from a break, and it sure as hell isn’t 6am wakeup calls with a whistle, or colonic sessions and a food plan that resembles pet food. This is an opportunity for you to recharge and rethink your life.

Ready to sign up?

What did participants of the 2016 retreat say?

I learned so much about myself and now have some great tools that I can use to learn how to love myself

I found my running mojo again after 6 months of wanting to run but putting it off

Such a great idea and executed with lots of love and thought, and the women were absolutely fabulous

I ache all over but most of that is from laughing I think. We worked hard but had fun doing it. Great accommodation, great food, great activities and great company – can’t recommend it enough


Read about the 2016 retreat here

During this week long luxury break we work with a group of awesome from the Too Fat to Run community to investigate the true blockages and barriers that are preventing them from living the healthiest happiest life possible.

With a relaxed programme of

  • Group coaching
  • 121 mindset and hypnotherapy sessions
  • Daily runs/hike/walks
  • Yoga sessions at sunrise
  • Active leisure time
  • Plus a range of exploratory excursions and greek inspired activities

Trust me you will be returning home after the retreat not a new woman, just the happier, healthier version of yourself that you know you can be.

So I guess you want to know about the retreat leaders hey?


What kind of women will be coming?

There will be a range of women from our community, but we believe most women will fall into these categories

  • 35 – 65 years of age
  • Overweight
  • A mix of professional women and retired ladies
  • Some experience of running or fitness
  • Women ready for change

Think this is for you? You can secure your place with just a £200 deposit

Where will we be staying?

We have exclusive use of The Rose (which is my daughters name) hotel in Falaraki in Rhodes, but don’t worry about it’s reputation as a party town, I can guarantee we are in a lovely secluded part of town where there will be no temptation to go out clubbing…although we might schedule an optional pole dancing session for anyone interested.

img_0206The 18 pool facing rooms consist of 2 or 3 single beds for sole or shared use.  These beautifully renovated rooms are spacious and all have private balcony or patio looking out onto the pool and the countryside beyond as well as a small refridgerator and tea/coffee making facilities.  The en-suite bathrooms have a  shower and WC.

The hotel is located in a quiet area and is surrounded by countryside.  We are just a short walk from the sandy beach and the resort centre. The hotel’s large swimming pool is exclusively for the use of our guests and there are plenty of sun loungers and shady areas for down time and relaxation.

Our Mediterranean meals will be prepared at the hotel using fresh, local produce and are included in the price of the week.  Bottled water, ample fresh, seasonal fruit and nuts will also be on offer.


The pergola covered patio is a great outdoor space for our mindset sessions as well as a shady spot to enjoy meals al fresco, yoga and fitness sessions.  All whilst enjoying a lovely view over the pool and the surrounding garden.

As part of the weeks schedule we will take you to some of the best spots on the island, where you will learn how easy it is to have an active holiday without feeling deprived. Including a hike up to Lindos Acropolis which was absolutely the highlight of the 2016 trip.

How much does it cost?

The cost of the retreat includes all activities, transfers, coaching sessions and most meals (including wine). Flights will have to be arranged separately although we can offer you support in booking….the earlier you book the cheaper they will be.

£949 for single occupancy of a twin room

£799 for sharing a twin room

£649 for sharing a triple room

Clubhouse members get 10% off

Book your spot now

Think you can’t afford it?

Perhaps you are uncomfortable or not used to spending this amount of money on yourself, or fear others will judge you as being selfish for wanting to spend time away from home. But why shouldn’t you invest in your health and happiness.

We hear “I can’t afford this?” often (not only about the retreat but even with our £59 per year running club) and this is not to say we believe that everyone is able to find the money to come, but we know our retreat is very competitively priced considering the quality of the experience you will have. We have worked incredibly hard to negotiate good rates which we are passing on to you guys.

I recently wrote a blog post about being able to afford last years retreat called “Are your money blocks making you fat?”

Be creative about raising the cash. How about asking for it as a birthday gift? How about setting up a fundraising page via GoFundMe? Or perhaps a loved one would happily pay for you to go if only you asked.

OK. So let’s remind ourselves again of who this retreat is for?

  • Ordinary (But of course extraordinary) women who want to take action.
  • Women who have had enough of putting everyone else first
  • Women who want to start taking better care of themselves
  • Women who want a new challenge, a new adventure, a new start
  • Women who are keen to address their sabotaging behaviours once and for all
  • Women who want to be around a group of other inspiring women and have a week filled with food, fitness and fun in equal measure.

Please note you do not have to be an awesome runner or have a high level of fitness to attend our retreat, as long as you can walk a 5K without too much trouble and are up for giving other activities a go then we will have you.

Why am I the right person to be hosting this retreat?

CNGDAHLUEAAC-AWI have been running and competing in long distance races for more than 10 years, I have competed in 3 marathons, more than 20 half marathons, a triathlon and Tough Mudder billed as the most difficult obstacle course on the planet.

I have been working with overweight women all over the globe to help them set fitness goals for more than 5 years now, and have 100s of testimonials which explain how I have changed women’s lives.

New-Year-New-You-book-mockupMy latest book New Year Same You is like a health and happiness bible, and the reviews on Amazon are testament to the expertise that I now have.

Still scared?

That’s normal. You are possibly scared of the thought of doing this retreat. Scared of what you might be asked to do while there. Scared of being away from home. Scared of what you might reveal about yourself. Scared about what the other women will be like. And possibly lots of other fears I have not mentioned.

Fear is not always a bad thing, sometimes its a great indicator showing us that its time for a change.

To read about my scouting trip to Rhodes last September click here.

All we need to secure your place is £200 (This is non refundable)

Then we will contact you by email (or phone if you prefer) to discuss room requirements and other logistics

I can’t wait to have a brand new cohort of ladies with us in Rhodes