Renew & Reset Weekend in Harrogate

Renew & Reset Weekend Escape

Harrogate, North Yorkshire
16-18 February, 2024

With Cilla Thwaites & Tony Mousah

Stop. Unwind. Feel Refreshed.

Would you like to take some time out to unwind and relax, or perhaps kick start a better fitness routine?

If so, join us on our weekend escape to North Yorkshire. Join some fabulous classes, enjoy the comforts of a 4-star hotel and let yourself completely relax.

You choose whether to Step it Up or Slow it Down.

‘AN ACTIVITY HEAVEN!’
‘They are truly an activity heaven – accommodation in absolutely lovely locations, really interesting themed weekends with a variety of activities to choose from and friendly, professional instructors.’ Debbie, Cheshire.

Pilates class with Cilla

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Melt away everyday concerns with nourishing & uplifting classes and enjoy two nights of me-time away in a wonderful family-run hotel in Harrogate.

Join your favourite classes and try some new ones, ranging from Yoga to Pilates to Boxing 😉

Explore this historic spa town, home to the impressive Victorian Turkish Baths and the famous Bettys Tea Rooms.

If the 10 minute walk to the Turkish Baths feels just too far, we’ve arranged for therapists to pamper you with massages and other treatments, all from the comfort of your hotel.

Have a laugh, let your hair down and return home relaxed, smiling and rejuvenated.

You’ll leave on Sunday with new experiences, feeling refreshed, and ready to face the world again. 

Just take it all at your own pace. .

WHO WOULD LIKE THIS?

This would be a great escape for you if:

✅ You enjoy group exercise classes & would love a break away & a change of scenery

✅ You like to be social and around like-minded people, but also want to be able to dip in or out depending how you feel at the time.

✅ You’d like some TLC. Some exercise plus some laughs (& maybe a massage!) in a relaxed atmosphere will do you a power of good.

CURATE YOUR OWN ESCAPE & CHOOSE YOUR CLASSES

There is a wide selection of classes to choose from over the course of the weekend, so you can decide whether to slow it down or step it up, with either energising or more relaxing classes.

There will be several classes over the course of the weekend, including:

  • Yoga with Tony
  • Pilates with Cilla
  • Stretch with Cilla

    Once you’ve booked your place you’ll be asked which other classes interest you*, and we’ll offer the most popular ones.

    These will include:
  • VIIT (Varied Intensity Interval Training)* with Cilla
  • Self-defence: Learn Key Moves* with Tony
  • Abs Blast* with Cilla
  • Boxing Basics* with Tony
  • Kickboxing* with Tony

The final schedule will be available in early January.

See what was said about recent weekends here.

CLASSES

YOGA with Tony
This works the whole body to improve strength and posture. There are many physical and health benefits – from relieving tightness and greater flexibility to calming the mind. 

Tony teaches a combination of Sivananda and Ashtanga yoga. He has an inclusive teaching style, guiding beginners & non-beginners through a flow of poses and sequences that will improve flexibility, stamina & strength, enhancing posture & encouraging a sense of well-being.

PILATES with Cilla
Pilates works the deep stabilising muscles to improve  strength and posture. It has a strong mind/body connection, involving precise moves and specific breathing techniques. It increases body awareness which encourages more efficient and graceful movement.

STRETCH with Cilla
This is a wonderful refreshing tonic for the whole body. It helps keep muscles flexible, strong, and healthy. Regular deep stretching helps reduce risks of injury, and releasing tension and knots through stretching the body also feels really good!

VIIT (Varied Intensity Interval Training) with Cilla
An enjoyable class to timed interval music that will energise and boost your moods. All levels can attend, and adaptations will be given.

ABS BLAST with Cilla
A good challenge to strengthen the mid section.

SELF DEFENCE with Tony
This might sound very serious and dry, but it’s actually good fun – you’ll find yourself laughing a lot whilst practising some key moves!

You’ll learn some basic and effective physical self-defence moves that anyone can employ, whatever your strength or size. 

It’s a great introduction that Tony makes enjoyable as well as practical.

BOXING with Tony
Putting on boxing gloves and hitting the pads is very satisfying, for beginners and non-beginners alike. You’ll practise classic punches hitting a boxing pad – not another person! Taught in a very safe environment, these classes are a lot of fun.

KICKBOXING with Tony
Everyone can enjoy this class – it’s both technical & practical as well as good fun. You’ll practise classic kicks hitting a big kickpad – not another person!


SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT IN ALL OF OUR CLASSES
Our teachers have decades of experience and you can be assured that you will be taught in a very safe environment.

OUR INSTRUCTORS

Cilla Thwaites has over 30 years experience in teaching fitness and Pilates classes,  and makes everyone feel welcome whatever their ability-level. 

She keeps classes light-hearted & enjoyable whilst providing clear technical guidance. For more on Cilla and her classes see: www.cillasfitness.com

Sensei Tony Mousah is a highly experienced instructor and a 5th Dan black belt in martial arts. He has been practising yoga & teaching for over 20 years. 

LOCATION

Harrogate is an historic spa town and a lovely place to spend a weekend, with a reputation for relaxing breaks to nurture your mind, body and soul.

The town centre is surrounded by 200 acres of open greenery, giving it a unique feeling of space. Among some of the famous attractions are its’ stunning Turkish Baths, as well as Bettys Tea Rooms – a draw for miles around.

Turkish Baths, Massage & Treatments

We’re a 10 minute walk from the Turkish Baths, where you can enjoy a very unique experience. They also offer a range of services & packages. 


If you’d like a treatment but prefer not to leave the hotel, then that’s possible too. We’ve arranged for local therapists to provide a selection of massages & other treatments in the hotel itself. See further below for more details.

Restaurants

There’s a wide array of fabulous places to eat out to suit every pocket & taste, if that’s what you’d like to do on Saturday night, all a short 10 mins walk away. We’ll send out suggestions & recommendations nearer the time.

OUR HOTEL

This delightful family-run hotel in the heart of Harrogate describes itself as The Small Hotel with the Big Welcome, and good service and warmth certainly flow from it the moment you walk through the door.


It’s perfectly situated with everything Harrogate has to offer just a short 10 minute walk away. It’s welcoming with modern amenities and plenty of space to relax and unwind. 

Being a period building, the bedrooms all have their own individual charm, and include a flat screen TV, refreshments and free wifi. Plus guests have free parking during their stay – an added bonus that anyone who’s stayed in Harrogate before will know 😉

SUITABILITY

There’s no judgement and everyone is welcome.  Alternatives are offered throughout classes, making them suitable for most people whatever your level of fitness and experience.

If you have any questions about suitability please contact us to have a chat. Come alone or bring a friend!

If you’d like to join and bring a partner or friend who doesn’t wish to take part in the classes, that’s totally OK. Contact us using the form below.

MASSAGES & TREATMENTS

We’ve had wonderful feedback about the therapists who’ve provided massages on our last 5 weekends in Harrogate, so if you enjoy a pampering, you’ll want to know more!

Lou


A variety of massages inc. aromatherapy & sports massages will be on offer, as well as holistic treatments such as reiki.

Don’t book a massage at the Turkish Baths until you’ve seen the treatment menu from our therapists! Once we know you’re interested, we’ll put you in touch directly with the therapist to arrange a time to suit you. It’s bliss 😉

Bedrooms

Being a period building, each bedroom is unique with their own individual charm.

With comfy beds, modern bathrooms and handmade soft furnishings, they each have an en-suite bathroom; free WiFi, a television, hairdryer, telephone and hospitality tray with tea & coffee making facilities.

Choose a single, twin or double room.

MEALS

If you’d like to dine in on Friday evening, you can join us for a delicious 2-course meal, where we can unwind and chat after after the first class.

On both mornings there is plenty to choose from, including an outstanding full Yorkshire breakfast cooked to order as well as a cold buffet selection.

Nearer the time we’ll offer suggestions & recommendations for local restaurants. There’s certainly a wide choice nearby.

TIMINGS

Check in is from 3pm and there will be classes Friday evening, before breakfast both mornings and Saturday day time. The exact schedule will be finalised closer to the time.

Linda and Lou, our massage angels 😇, offer wonderful treatments which you can book in advance. It’s wonderful to know that awaits you 😉

TRANSPORT & PARKING

There is free parking available if you intend to come by car. If arriving by public transport, the nearest train station is Harrogate (via Leeds) then a 10 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi to our hotel. 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

✅ An en-suite room for 2 nights in a cosy & welcoming Harrogate hotel

✅ A choice of both relaxing & stimulating classes with experienced teachers

✅ A full Yorkshire breakfast cooked to order and cold buffet selection both mornings

✅ The option to book an on-site massage or other treatment without having to leave the comfort of your hotel (pay the therapist directly)

✅ Free parking (most Harrogate Hotels charge)

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • You can add a 2-course meal in the restaurant on Friday evening nearer the time
  • Transport to and from the venue
  • Lunch & evening meal on the Saturday

PRICES

For 2 people:
Standard Twin/Double room with en-suite: £349 pp

For 1 person:
Cosy Double en-suite for single occupancy: £439 pp
Single en-suite £389 pp
None remain: please email if you’d like to go on a waiting list if one becomes available

Prices are based on full occupancy of the room chosen.

See photos from previous weekends here and what people say here 

DEPOSITS, PAYMENTS & REFUNDS

Please contact us using the form below if you are interested in joining us, as there is just one twin ensuite room available at the time of writing this.

If you prefer to pay the balance by debit/credit card it will be subject to a small booking fee.

By booking you are accepting our terms & conditions.
Please read our T&Cs including refund policy here.  


Paying a Deposit by  Bank Transfer
Please use the form below to tell us which event you’d like to book, the type of room you prefer and the number of people you are booking for.

Once we receive your request we’ll reply confirming whether there is availability of your choice, and then we’ll reserve the rooms for 24 hours. As soon as payment is received we will confirm your booking.

If you’ve any questions or would like to arrange a call, please contact us below or email info@simply-escape.co.uk

By the end of the weekend

 You’ll have:

✅ Given yourself a much-needed break from your daily routine

✅ Reconnected with your body & melted away built-up tension 

✅ Moved your body in classes you already love, and tried new ones

✅ Had lots of laughs with like-minded people

Everyone is welcome. Come alone or bring a friend

If you’ve any questions or would like to save your spot,  drop us a line using the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.  

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