The Slimtini Weekender hasn't formed overnight... Starting from the ideas scribbled on a piece of paper to then delivering them in classes in Nottingham, we have seriously worked hard and researched our way to deliver a specific 'Weekender' Bootcamp for ladies across the UK to start themselves on their new journey. Nottingham Health and Fitness' owner has spent hours, weeks and months studying research along with all of the information she has learnt and gained from her Personal Training career to deliver these weekends to provide motivation and a friendly environment. We believe fitness should be fun and if you bring a friend with you, you'll have that on-going support when you return home along with the help of The Slimtini Weekender.
I've always believed that women can feel amazing no matter what shape or size. The frustration and unrealistic images that we see on our TV's or in magazines of size 0 women being the generic stereotype isn't real and we need to understand this. It is not healthy to starve yourself thin, and lifting weights won't make you look like Arnold Schwarzenegger (honestly they don't!) I created The Slimtini Weekender as we all love girls holidays, spa days and nights out on the town so I wanted to create an atmosphere where everyone can be part of the same goal - whether it be fitting into a little black dress, looking fabulous on ladies day or even bikini beach ready. This weekend will help kick start you on to your journey to achieve your goals - you won't be your dream size over two days however you'll have that motivation, passion and drive to continue this goal when you return home (after the hot bath to ease those muscles after the drive home!)
The YHA in the National Forest is eco-friendly and it also offers purpose-built en suite accommodation next door to the conkers visitor centre. The building has also been designed to reduce the effect of your stay on the environment, making it a great option for eco holidays. YHA National Forest is an eco friendly building harvesting rain water for their toilets, the suns rays for their hot water and sustainably sourced local timber for their biomass heating system. The property houses 23 en-suite rooms in a mixture of 3, 4 and 5 bed configurations across two floors. Their 4-star YHA includes ample parking.
We have combined our retreats into one video so you can see all of our girls participating in a range of classes. You all did amazing on our Summer Sun Slimtini Weekenders, keep up the good work ladies!
Have a look what we all got up to on our June Fitness Retreat at the National Forest. These girls did amazing and pushed themselves past their limits - well done!
Question time with the girls, they are open and honest and will tell you everything you need to know about the Fitness Retreats (including needing flip flops!)
A high intensity dance class, we’ll put the old cheesy dance tunes on for you to have a boogie too whilst reaching for the stars and spinning around (yes, that really was a Kylie and S Club 7 reference!)
This is a HIIT session which will test you and make you sweat and feel the burn. We focus on shoulder definition and strength, you will be working hard and having a rest in between – make sure you bring a spare gym towel and plenty of water! Let’s make those bikini bodies burn.
Work those abs and blast those bingo wings away. You’ll be using various Padwork techniques whilst laughing and working in pairs and doing some low intensity exercises. This class is fun and you won’t realise you’re exercising. Who knew punching each other would be such a laugh?
Circuit training involved varied exercises from body weight to weights. You will work for a time slot and then rest and move on to your next station. You’ll use the rest of the ladies support and motivation to help thrash your way through this session.
Do you love the country, love being out in the great outdoors, you’ll love exploring the national forest. Who knows this might become a new hobby for you?
A quick way to burn those extra calories off. With the different techniques you’ll work for different time limits, you will be dripping with sweat and feel like giving up however carry on, you will definitely feel proud and impressed with how much you can do!
This does what the name says. It is a slower paced exercise class which focuses on sculpting and shaping those bingo wings, love handles, jelly bellies and bums in a fun, controlled way of exercising – you’ll even do some partner work which will guarantee fits of giggles!
Our signature class. This class is a unique blend of exercise techniques all in one which promotes sculpting, toning and weight loss. This class is hard however you’ll laugh your way through it and you’ll become addicted and you’ll catch the slimtini bug!
This class encourages you to smile through your sweat as you will burn calories and tone up. This is a dance-based class which includes mostly latin-inspired songs and rhythms, including both original and popular music that you’ll love to dance to.
This class encourages you to push yourself harder to a new level of intensity to work your overall body. This class includes fast-paced rhythms like EDM and hip-hop. Who knew becoming strong would become so much fun?
After a hard day of exercise, relax and stretch out all of those aches and pains. You will feel relaxed and calm after this class.
We will be discussing ways to help you keep up the good work after you have left us and into new adventures wherever they may take you.
You will be taking part in a variety of exercises (*dependant on location). You will be pushed to your limits, there will be no military shouting (only encouragement) and we will all have a laugh whilst sweating those inches off! You don't need to be a gym lover, marathon runner or a body builder to survive a weekend, your body will be in shock, it will hurt but you will soon realise the secret 'mind over matter'.
You will be eating healthy food provided by the Slimtini Weekender. This will include breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. At some locations if you wanted to head to the on-site restaurant, local pub or bar for a drink to unwind you are welcome to. If you have any food allergies please let us know as soon as possible - not on the day.
We have a variety of locations throughout the year. Each facility has WiFi in certain areas of the facility. If you would like to share a room please let us know when booking the name of the other guests so we can arrange for you to be together. In each of the locations you will be sleeping in bunk beds in a shared room with other Slimtini Weekender guests.
You will need to bring overnight items, also workout clothes. Make sure you bring an outdoor jacket, waterproof clothes (especially in the winter) for outdoor work and comfortable shoes. You will definitely need a refillable water bottle to bring with you, also a phone so you can take pictures of your day/evening with your friends and you can add new friends on social media to keep in touch!
You need to feel confident that you can exercise, we can also adjust workouts for injuries - please specify when booking. We aren't expecting you to be an expert and run a marathon, we only expect you to turn up and try your best. This bootcamp is for beginners through to advanced ladies wanting to get fit. You will be surprised how much you can achieve!
You will be expected to be ready to start at 9am on the Saturday morning. Please come dressed in your fitness clothes ready to exercise. You will be finishing between 1pm and 2:30pm on the Sunday (dependant on when we start on the Sunday morning). We finish earlier so that you have enough time to drive home and relax ready for you to go to work on the Monday morning.
Our Location address where we do our Bootcamps is listed below. For any written correspondence please send this to Nottingham Health and Fitness as the YHA staff will NOT be able to help you.
48 Bath Lane, Moira, Derbyshire, DE12 6BD
Tel: 07535 617038
Monday - Friday: Closed (emails only)
We only operate on various weekends throughout the year.
Unfortunately bookings made with us are non-refundable.
Once you have processed your booking you have no rights to request a full refund or a partial refund.
If you have booked a date which you're then unable to attend then we can change it for an admin charge of £35 per person
You will only be allowed to transfer your date within 14 days of the start date of The Slimtini Weekender you have originally booked on for.
If for some reason there is a problem with the venue - this only happens in very exceptional circumstances (we haven't had one yet - touch wood!), then we will find another venue close by to run The Slimtini Weekender from. In exceptional circumstances that we cannot find another venue then we will let you have a refund or change to an alternative date at no extra charge. If you have put down a deposit however this will not be refunded.
There will be no cancellations due to weather conditions unless either a) the venue is closed or b) it would put us all in danger trying to reach the venue - extreme flooding.
Yes you can put down a deposit, this is 50% of the overall price of The Slimtini Weekender you are purchasing. The remaining balance must be paid within 30 days of The Slimtini Weekender you have reserved, failure to do so will mean a loss of your place. Please note deposits are non refundable.
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It is crucial that you complete these forms before The Slimtini Weekender (these are sent over email) and highlight any previous or current injuries that you might have. You may request a copy of these forms if you haven't scanned and returned them previous to The Slimtini Weekender however please allow 5-7 working days for a member of the team to get back to you. If you develop an injury at any point over the weekend you need to inform the instructor immediately and you need to be honest with them with how you are feeling. The instructor might ask for you to sit out of one of the sessions which should be listened to as this is for your health and safety. If you fail to disclose any information regarding to your health on the forms then The Slimtini Weekender will not be held liable.
By participating in any service that Nottingham Health and Fitness offer you accept that you are not under the influence of ANY substance (alcohol, drugs etc...)
If suspicion is raised in any which way that you are under the influence you will be asked to leave without any arguments/exceptions.
Refunds/Transfers will not be given under any circumstance.
If you cause a risk or have confrontation with our instructors or clients then we will have no choice but to call the police to remove you.
WE WILL NOT TOLERATE PUTTING OUR CLIENTS OR OUR INSTRUCTORS AT RISK OF POTENTIAL HARM, DANGER OR GENERAL WELLBEING AND WE WILL IN NO CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOW OUR CLIENTS TO FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE.