Your health retreat is led by an experienced naturopath and osteopath.   This means that we can cater for all levels of fitness and ability, including clients with injuries or disabilities.   This is a unique opportunity to use the Neurological Integration System to shape your healthly holiday.  Issues brought to light by the system can be effectively addressed using naturopathic, osteopathic and nutritional treatment and rehabilitation.

Daily consultations and treatment using this unique combination of biometric tests and genotype assessments  help you discover the best type of exercise, fitness programme and diet plan for you, both in the short-term while you are recovering or rehabilitation, and for your long term health.

You will learn how to move with the least stress on your body and mind - bounce rather than strain or plod!  How to perform exercises correctly and to the maximum effectiveness and efficiency.  This often means less really is more!


We are experienced in designing dietary protocols to suit your individual nutritional needs within ethical or belief frameworks, for example vegetarian and vegan,  as well as  exclusion diets for those with dietary allergens or intolerances.


Health and fitness retreats based in the heart of the Charente-Maritime countryside.  

For individuals and small groups looking to rehabilitate from injury, lose weight, address specific health concerns or simply to improve general health and fitness.

Our wonderful property is in a peaceful location in the countryside, set in almost two hectares of informal gardens and woodlands and with its own outdoor heated, saltwater infinity swimming pool.   Fresh produce from our own organic garden is available for preparing meals.  The fruits, vegetables, herbs, honey bees and hens are lovingly tended by our green-fingered produce manager.  Meat and fish are sourced from the local, traditional french, weekly markets.  

We are experienced in designing dietary protocols to suit your individual nutritional needs within both ethical frameworks, for example vegetarian and vegan,  as well as  exclusion diets for those with dietary allergens or intolerances.

Whatever your aim:

rehabilitate after injury or illness

weight loss

improve health and fight chronic illness

to get prepared for pregnancy

or simply to relax and re-charge.


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Your Personal Prescription

Our aim is to enable everyone to have the knowledge and motivation to realise their full potential and perform to their best ability whether that be at work in an office environment, in their hobbies, as a parent or as an athlete.  We use a multitude of activities to firmly establish great posture, health and fitness.

Clear, simple descriptions of how to eat, move and live to optimise your health and fitness.

Diet and nutrition made easy, showing you how to find your own best nutritional plan with the most nutritious foods available and helping you make changes that you will be able to continue with ease at home.

Addressing insulin and hormone imbalances and food intolerances.

Balance exercise and rest to achieve your personal fitness goals whatever your age, ability and lifestyle.


You are treated as an individual with your own personal nutritional, exercise and treatment plan.  You are welcome on your own, as a couple, with a friend, with your family or as a group.

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Find Out More About Our Health & Fitness Retreats

Fit-to-Live Health & Fitness Retreats use naturopathic medicine and the Neurological Integration System to help you optimise your health and fitness.

Set in the beautiful Charente-Maritime countryside of western France, amongst forest, vineyards and sunflower fields, our aim is to enable everyone to have the knowledge and motivation to realise your full potential and perform to your best ability whether that be at work in an office environment, in your hobbies, as a parent or as an athlete.

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  What's Included?

Initial health status, fitness and functional assessments including genotype & biomechanics

Neurological Integration System assessment

Individual Nutritional, Exercise & Lifestyle Plan

Teach the principles of healthy living and aid understanding of your own health & fitness

End of course Re-assessment

Continuing Support Plan

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