What is wellness?
Before we share why wellness is important to you, it is important to reflect on the meaning of wellness.
Wellness is not an easy concept to define despite the word being used in our everyday language. The World Health Organisation describes wellness as “an active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth… a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.
There are various pillars of wellbeing from physical, emotional, nutritional, medicinal, social, financial and spiritual.
At Ardencote, we embrace a ‘wellness-lifestyle’, an approach that focuses on healthy living, balance and re-connection between the body and the mind. Studies have strongly revealed that there are endless benefits to an individual regularly exercising and visiting a Destination Spa to reset and refocus.
That being said, a recent project has revealed that Dr. Bruce Lipton demonstrates that our thoughts have the power to change our biochemistry and as a result, change our physical body. His research shows that our biology is not determined so much by our DNA but instead by our environmental influences. That environment is governed by our thoughts and perceptions. The study revealed that over 80% of illness and disease has a direct relation to stress. Meaning it is essential to always work towards reducing your stress levels where possible.
Reducing Stress at Ardencote Destination Spa and Leisure Club
Reconnecting body-mind-spirit is one of Ardencote’s core objectives due to the positive impact it can have on one’s health. Ardencote will provide you with various facilities to unwind, relax and re-connect, offering you a higher state of health.
Although health is a lifelong journey and it will essentially be achieved with your positive daily habits, a healthy diet, exercise and good quality sleep – a visit to our Destination Spa is one of the most effective ways to aid your natural balance by decreasing your stress levels and increasing your mind-body-spirit connection.
Advantages of taking care of your wellness
Greater self-confidence and control
Improved quality of life
Healthier behaviours and habits
A better understanding of your own mind and health
What facilities do we have available?
We pride ourselves on our fantastic range of facilities and equipment to meet all of your wellness needs! Whether you are longing for a relaxing swim, an intense HIIT workout or a competitive game of tennis or squash, we have it covered. Our new Destination Spa even offers a range of relaxing and restoring rooms to help relieve any anxiety and depression, cure headaches and boost cognition, induce sleep and strengthen your immune system.
Available at the Ardencote:
Gym and Dance:
Life Fitness Cardiovascular Gym
10 Life Fitness Resistance Stations to target all muscle groups including a universal Smith Machine
Free Weights and Stretching Area
Spacious studio with hard-wood flooring and a mirrored wall
Did you know we run over 15 types of classes within our studio? From Pilates and Yoga to Body Conditioning to Aerobocise to Zumba. Helping you meet your wellness needs. In the summer we also put on outside boot camps, allowing you to connect with mother nature, people and feel at one with your local community.
Indoor Heated Swimming Pool (13.7m by 7.6m)
Indoor Jacuzzi with air massage jets (37 degrees)
Outdoor Heated Hot Tub
Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool (seasonal)
2 Floodlit AstroTurf Tennis Courts & 1 Floodlit Hard Court
3 Glass-Backed Squash/Racquetball Courts
If you are looking to further improve your wellness, why not book onto our Destination Spa where your wellness journey will begin in our light and airy Spa Reception, followed by the collection of your robe and slippers before you step into our exquisite spa facilities, ready to experience pure bliss.
We have available:
Aromatherapy Steam Room
Himalayan Salt Sauna
Outdoor Tyrolean Kilo Sauna
Outdoor Hot Tub
Monsoon Experience Shower
Stay tuned for our blog post on the history of our Destination Spa facilities and the benefits of using each room.
Looking after our Leisure Club Members’ & Corporate Hotel Guests’ Wellness
Caring for our local community is important to Ardencote, whether that is supporting a local charity event or aiding everyone to stay fit, healthy and to take control or their wellness. That is why, every Wednesday from 6-8pm we give our Ardencote Leisure Club Members and Corporate Hotel Guests full access to our Destination Spa for FREE.
The benefit of doing so is that each week, our Ardencote Leisure Club Members know that they have a safe and relaxing haven to return to. We offer them the perfectly cultivated relaxing environment where they can sit, think and process within a space specifically designed to give them the me-time that they truly deserve.
Workplace Wellness at Ardencote
Of course, changing our personal habits is up to each of us as individuals. However, as a large employer within Warwickshire, we have a tremendous opportunity to help our employees so, they can live healthier lives allowing them to set the tone for other employees. In our eyes, a supportive work environment, where managers reinforce a strong wellness strategy can keep employees motivated and engaged. Healthy behaviours bring benefits to us, our employees and our wider Warwickshire Community. We therefore give all of our Ardencote employees full and free access to our Leisure Club facilities and classes to aid them in living longer, healthier and happier lifestyles.
By encouraging our employees to care for their wellness, they benefit from:
Improvement of job utilisation, decision making and productivity
Improvement of employee morale
Improved disease management and prevention, a healthier workforce
If you have enjoyed reading this article and you would like to improve your wellness in other ways, you can do so by:
Getting into a good sleep routine
Thinking about the food you consume
Being mindful of your environment
Making time to work out
Doing something that you enjoy
Thank for reading! If you have decided that you would like to implement wellness into your life and you would like to become an Ardencote Leisure Club Member or you would like to visit our Destination Spa Days, please do call us on 01926 843111.