Thrive: Experience Fitness Differently

19th - 22nd October 2023
Broughton Sanctuary, Yorkshire, UK

Thrive is a new premium fitness concept, offering the style and luxury of a boutique hotel break, combined with exercise, relaxation and education that enables you to make sustainable changes to your lifestyle - changes that will last long after your retreat holiday ends.

"We focus on putting you in the driving seat to create exercise and nutrition habits that stick, and are easily and enjoyably integrated into daily life"


Experience Fitness Differently With Thrive

Thrive retreats are designed with two fundamental principles in mind:
  • To offer everything you love about your most memorable holidays – adventure, relaxation, good food, new experiences - where you leave feeling your very best self
  • Whether your goals are to lose weight, build muscle or improve overall health & fitness, we provide tools, skills and experiences to enable you to make positive, sustainable changes to your lifestyle

We focus on putting you in the driving seat to create exercise and nutrition habits that stick, and are easily and enjoyably integrated into daily life.

Thrive’s evidence-backed approach, applies the latest scientific research into fitness, wellness and nutrition to offer retreat programmes that deliver tangible results. At Thrive, our trainers have themselves experienced transformative weight loss and fitness journeys so all aspects of the retreat have been designed with the understanding and perspective of lived experience.  We appreciate the varied demands of daily life so our approach is centred around applying the most effective, enjoyable and easily integrated means of boosting your fitness, health and overall wellbeing.


About the Thrive Team

Thrive’s approach to experiencing fitness differently has been shaped by founder trainers Robbie Barlow and Veryan Dexter own fitness journey. They both faced the challenge of integrating fitness and healthy lifestyle choices alongside full-time jobs and the demands of family life.

Robbie struggled with his weight for over a decade before ultimately losing 100lbs (representing one third of his total bodyweight). Veryan finally learnt how to maintain a lean and consistent body shape and composition after her weight and wellbeing fluctuated dramatically whilst having 3 children within a 5-year period.

The Thrive team are trained not only in fitness, but also nutrition and fitness for mental health, and Thrive retreats uniquely share the knowledge they gained over a decade of lived experience. Robbie and Veryan understand how a commitment to positive, daily lifestyle adjustments plus education in the science of fitness, nutrition and wellbeing can lead to tangible results in health, weight and bodyshape alongside a huge boost to energy, productivity and mental health.

"Exercising outdoors in a group, in a really encouraging atmosphere was such a mood booster - you almost didn’t notice how challenging it was"

Sarah Halaka, 41, Kew

Sample Day

Thrive retreats are also a place to relax, recharge and enjoy good food, so our retreat schedule is designed with a range of exercise options, a rest and recovery programme, and evening entertainment.

6.30am - 7.30am

Optional guided run (2k or 5k)

8.15am- 9.00am

Breakfast at Utopia

9.30am - 11.00am

Hybrid workout in studio: HIIT & weights

11.00am - 12.00pm

Free time

12.15am - 1.00pm


1.30pm- 3.00pm

Cardio activity - Broughton team games

3.30pm- 5.30pm

Rest and recovery session - wild swimming, woodland sauna and ice barrels

6.00pm- 7.30pm

Free time (Avalon spa facilities open for use)

7.30pm- 10.00pm

Team dinner and Broughton Fire Temple party


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