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Stede Court Private Fitness Retreat

An exclusive luxury fitness & wellbeing retreat set in seven acres of beautiful gardens and woodland in the heart of Kent

Well helllllo a brand new me. Stede Court is an exclusive luxury fitness & wellbeing retreat near to Biddenden in Kent, which was  launched in January 2018 by Kathryn Freeland, who has over 20 years experience training private clients & celebrities including Cate Blanchett and Claudia Winkleman. Um yes please to their bods…

At Stede Court, the emphasis is on your wellbeing with balanced exercise, food and lifestyle programmes and what makes this place EXTRA special is the fact that you are training in beautiful Kent countryside as the retreat is set in seven secluded acres of stunning formal gardens and fields. Kathryn has designed a bespoke exercise trail in the woodland area with 12 functional exercise stations adaptable for all fitness abilities and ages. Plus there’s also a swimming pond with decking for meditating and relaxation, croquet & bowls lawn and an outdoor sauna will be launched in Spring 2019 so ‘I’m bored’ is not something that you will find yourself saying at Stede Court…

Kathryn is qualified in many disciplines and combines them all in her training. So whether it is Pilates, Yoga, HIIT, Kettlebells or TRX, Running, Boxing, Circuits & Sports Therapy that gets you going, all bases are covered with the focus on your wellbeing. Regardless of age or fitness level, Kathryn can create a session dedicated just for you.

And when the hard grafting is all over, then there is no better place to retreat to than the grade 2 listed country house. Stede Court runs residential retreats, as well as day retreats and Personal Training sessions, and all of that hard work outside will rewarded by a good night’s sleep  in one of their beautifully decorated bedrooms. Kathryn qualified in nutrition and you will not be disappointed by the tasty homemade fresh food on offer with vegetables coming from the veg patch on the grounds.

Should you STILL have the energy to do more, you can easily explore the area using one of Stede Court’s bikes, go rowing or paddleboarding on the nearby river, float round their pond in a rowing boat or walk the dog with Kathryn. OR you could just have a massage, play backgammon or chess by the fire, visit local wineries such as award-winning Chapel Down, choose from the many available books, play records by the woodburner, watch box sets and just revel in the beautiful surroundings of Stede Court. We know which way we would be heading post the training…

Lastly, you are in very safe hands. Kathryn ran Absolute Fitness before launching Stede Court.  She has advised global brands including Nike, Adidas, Sony & Samsung, had columns in The Telegraph, Boots and Sainsbury’s magazines and been accredited with Mail on Sunday ‘World’s Most Sought after Personal Trainer’; The Times ‘A-List Personal Trainer’; Evening Standard ‘Top Five Hot List’; London Magazine ‘Ultimate Personal Trainer’.

Now all you need to do is find your trainers and GO.

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