Well-Fit Killarney is a new collaboration between the five-star Killarney Park Hotel and Belief-Fit, an innovative boutique gym in Killarney. An all-new offering, the Well-Fit retreat is a long weekend of health and wellbeing that combines holistic self-care, fitness and five-star service to offer a truly unique health experience, and an escape of a lifetime.
A response to the growing wellness market, this luxury retreat programme promises to guide guests on the perfect route to a fitter, happier, healthier self. Guests can expect unique and varied fitness classes in the stunning surrounds of Killarney National Park, guided life coaching, scenic hikes, expert nutritional education and a five-star health focused menu, created with fresh and seasonal superfoods, all within the comforts of the renowned five-star Killarney Park Hotel
With its thousands of acres of National Park, lakes and majestic mountains, the landscape around Killarney makes an ideal spot for a wellness retreat. With this in mind, The Killarney Park Hotel and Belief-Fit joined forces to create something special. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, and voted TripAdvisor’s Best Hotel in Ireland in 2018, The Killarney Park is located in the centre of the charming town of Killarney and just a stone’s throw away from the breath-taking Killarney National Park. Owned and run by the Treacy family for the past 25 years, The Killarney Park is expertly managed by Niamh O’Shea and her team. Wellness and wellbeing have always played a central role at The Killarney Park Hotel. From yoga retreats and guided walking tours to the all-new Well-Fit escape, the hotel and its spa are a treat to be savoured after a day’s adventures.
Partnering with The Killarney Park Hotel on the retreat is Belief-Fit Boutique Gym. Husband and wife team Josie and Eric set up their fitness business in Killarney over five years ago. They pursued this dream having met in Dublin where both worked as managers in Campus Stadium Ireland – Ireland’s National facility for sports. They have 15 years’ experience working in the health and fitness industry and are passionate in this area, they compete in CrossFit and are both Life Coaches who believe that self care and self medication is the key to overall sustainable healthy living.
Belief-Fit’s vision is to bring people on a life and fitness journey to experience self-achievement, personal growth and development, and to bring out the best version of their clients, whilst having fun in the process. This will transfer to Well-Fit. They have always envisioned bringing a health and wellness retreat to Killarney and what better hotel to partner with in the heart of Killarney?
Speaking at the launch, Paul O’Neill, President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce, said: “This is a great initiative by two Killarney businesses, recognising the national and international appeal of wellness tourism. By embracing the amazing natural asset that Killarney has to offer and combining it with best in class hospitality and fitness services, they will attract new visitors to our town and I wish them every success.”
Highlights of Well-Fit
Expect to workout with unique and varied outdoor fitness classes including metabolic conditioning and HITT sessions, hang out of hammocks with anti-gravity yoga and reconnect with nature by hiking to Torc Waterfall and kayaking on Killarney’s world-famous lakes. Fly high with guided group life coaching and learn the true balance of healthy eating with nutritional education, hosted by expert nutritionist Paula Duggan.
Enjoy freshly prepared health-focused menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, created using fresh and seasonal produce, focusing on natural and unprocessed ingredients and moving away from a calorie counting mindset. The bespoke menu was designed by nutritionist Paula Duggan and The Killarney Park Hotel’s executive head chef, Heiko Riebrant, and is influenced by the abundance of artisan food suppliers that exist along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Enjoy the best of fresh Atlantic seafood, colourful salads packed with flavour, fuelling protein pots, raw juices and even clean desserts!
The Well-Fit retreat is for all fitness levels and rather than posing as a quick fix, the retreat focuses on longevity and achieving life-long results. The buzz experienced post training will help to ingrain this lifestyle into everyday routine, as guests leave with a refreshed energy for fitness, knowledge of nutrition and most importantly, increased self-awareness. For those who have been looking for that kickstart or recharge, this unique weekend in Killarney could be the much-needed catalyst. Switch off from the rush, reconnect, learn new things, self-develop and grow with Well-Fit at The Killarney Park Hotel.
The first ever Well-Fit retreat will take place from Thursday, September 27 to Sunday, September 30 and will include four days of five-star wellness and fitness coaching and service
Well-Fit Killarney Inclusions
- 3 Nights Accommodation in a classic room at the five-star Killarney Park Hotel
- Early check-in on Thursday and a guaranteed late check-out on Sunday
- Healthy nutritious meals and snacks reflective of the region and season with five-star service
- Daily coaching and training with our professional and experienced coaches, Eric and Josie
- Hikes to experience the breath-taking natural beauty of Killarney
- Innovative fitness classes at Belief-Fit and outdoors at The Killarney Park Hotel Gardens – nature is our gym!
- Anti-gravity yoga using hammocks to stretch, decompress and meditate
- Unlimited access to The Killarney Park Hotel’s 20m swimming pool, outdoor hot-tub, steam room and sauna
- Full-service spa onsite with an extensive range of Elemis Face and Body treatments – 25% discount off treatments for Well-Fit guests
- Leisure time to enjoy the local culture and buzz in Killarney Town
Family to run in memory of the late Linda Eviston
By Sean Moriarty The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory. Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer. Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of […]
By Sean Moriarty
The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory.
Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer.
Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of her daughter Alannah, will run a 42.2km course, on the day before her anniversary to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.
The route will be based on landmarks that were an important part of Linda’s life. Starting from the family home in Dromkerry, before heading for the town centre and passing the Eviston House Hotel, Linda’s grandmother’s home at Park Road, Linda’s childhood home and national school in Glenflesk, Loreto where Linda attended secondary school, back to Killarney and finishing at Linda’s pride and joy – Brook Lodge Hotel.
“It is tough but we wanted to do something in Linda’s memory and help other people who might find themselves in similar circumstances,” Pat told the Killarney Advertiser. “We originally hoped to do the Dublin City Marathon but that got cancelled. This route is much better, but much tougher as it’s more hilly.”
All proceeds will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society and donations can be made via: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/inhonouroflinda.
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By Michelle Crean It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend. Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst […]
By Michelle Crean
It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend.
Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst the all female grouping were some Killarney ladies who joined in the empowering adventure for what was described as “a special and unforgettable morning” all in aid of Recovery Haven Kerry.
According to Marisa Reidy from Recovery Haven, the women were of all ages and all walks of life who came together for so many personal reasons.
“Some were still on their own cancer journey, some were celebrating coming out the other side and of course, many were there to honour friends and loved ones who they had lost to cancer, but we were all equal on the day – flaws and all,” Marisa, who also took part in the event, told the Killarney Advertiser.
“It was a truly uplifting and exhilarating experience and we are so, so grateful to each and every lady who joined us for a morning we will never forget. One woman described it as ‘companionship among strangers’ and that really sums it up perfectly. It was emotional, there were some tears, but lots of laughter and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. When the ladies hit the water, they all formed a circle and held hands in a gesture that was totally unplanned – it just happened organically and it was quite overwhelming.”
She added that a very special mention has to be made to Michaela and John Edwards and their team from Wild Water Adventures for their support and expertise in ensuring no stone was left unturned in making it a fabulous, safe event.
“It was an all-female team from beginning to end, from our own volunteers, stewards, registration, Gardai, teas and coffees, lifeguards, sea rescue – girl power at its finest! Now all that’s left to do is start planning for 2022!”
Donations are still being taken via the link on the Recovery Haven Kerry Facebook page.
“So far we are close on €9,000 which is just fabulous.”
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