An interview with Jennuine Fitness – Ibiza

Jennifer Bexley – aka Jennuine Fitness

 

Meet Jen, a Fitness and Yoga instructor based on The White Isle of Ibiza. 

 

Here is her Q & A!

 

Q:  Hi Jen, what made you choose a career in fitness and yoga?  Is it something you’ve always wanted to do?

A:  I was an active teenager and was always into fitness, particularly swimming and running.  After leaving school, I started to train like crazy as I wanted to join the Army.  I ended up injuring myself so I decided to sign up in college to do an NVQ in Administration instead, and my workplace training was in a Sports Centre which I loved!  I was told that if I got my Lifeguard certificate, they’d offer me a job (which I did) and then I promptly took a Swimming Teacher course! The injury was a blessing really.

Q:  What made you decide on moving to, and pursuing a career on the island?

A:  I moved to Ibiza in 2009 to try my dab hand at DJ’ing.   I had been living and DJ’ing in Australia for 5 years and I came to attempt to pave my way into the club scene. However, due to too many late nights and inconsistency with work, I found my way back to the fitness industry.

The alternative Sunset Session

Q:  What makes you stand out from other fitness and yoga instructors out there?

A:  I believe that my training is different.  I motivate and encourage people to really try their best in the sessions.  I pay close attention to posture and alignment, and also the way that the exercises are executed.  On top of that,  I absolutely love training and helping people to make a positive change. I am passionate about what I do, and others can see that.  It always makes me glow when I am talking about, or teaching fitness.

 

Q:  What’s been your biggest career achievement to date?

A:  I am still working on that one 😉 Watch this space….

Jen offers both group bookings, and personal training sessions with dedicated programmes

Q:  If you had to choose, what would be your favourite venue to teach from and why?

A:  I would love to do a massive fitness class at Ushuaia Beach Hotel.  Initially I  wanted to do a massive jump rope class but to be honest, any kind of fitness session would be awesome!  I’d have a DJ playing banging music to get everyone energised and there would be motivational images on the LED screens too. We’d just get out there and have it!

Ushuaia, Jen’s ultimate training venue

 

Q:  What’s your plans work-wise over the winter?

A:  A lot! I currently have personal training clients,  and I’m also running my fitness and Yoga classes both in San Antonio and at Fred’s Finca in Salinas. https://fredsfincaibiza.com/

I am continually working on my website jennuinefitness.com by creating new and exciting blog posts for people to enjoy.  It’s a new blog, so I have my work cut out developing all the content right now.  On the side, I am working with a new online training app so that I can help more people.  It’s quite exciting as I create the workouts and sign clients up to a specific program.  I can track the client’s progress through photos,  measurements,  group chats and Skype calls, plus I can even see when the client signs in for their workout, should they choose to let me see that is!

And if that’s not enough, I’m also busy working on a new brand called Fitness & Yoga Ibiza with a very good friend of mine https://www.thehighs.life/ where we will be delivering holiday makers and workers all their fitness and wellness needs in one.

https://fitnessandyogaibiza.com/

keeping up the pace

Q: What can we expect to see from you next summer work-wise?

A: I can promise you that you will see me providing fitness and Yoga sessions with complete dedication and absolute passion to to all those willing to take part.

 

Q:  Sell your fitness programme in only 5 words

A:  Jennuine, Sustainable, Motivating, Strong, Confident

 

If you’d like to book a training session with Jen then the contact details are below!

 

Jennifer Bexley
Personal Trainer / Yoga Instructor / Nutrition Specialist
M: ‪+34 698 495 259‬
E:  jenn@jennuinefitness.com
W: www.jennuinefitness.com

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Instagram: @jennuinefitness

Twitter: @jennuinefitnss

Facebook: @jennuinefitness

Top 4 Luxury Winter Spa Breaks In The UK

With the colder months fast approaching we can often forget to take care our ourselves and our skin. 

Why not treat yourself this winter to a relaxing spa break and choose one out of 4 amazing locations that we’ve picked for you within the UK? 

 

The Old Course Hotel, Fife – Scotland 

In the historic town of St Andrews, you’ll find The Old Course Hotel and Spa.

The 5 star getaway overlooks the world famous golf course and for those who are seeking a bit of R&R in the Scottish countryside,  you’ll find no better place to unwind than here.

The hotel has the first Kholer Water Spa outside the USA which replicates the healing properties of earth’s natural waters,  plus focuses on rejuvenating and reconnecting the body.

There are 11 treatment rooms providing 30 treatments which range from luxury body-wraps,  to detox massages.

The hotel also has a number of excellent restaurants to choose from and extremely comfortable (and luxurious) bedrooms.

Definitely one to consider!

 

For availability visit their website.

Kohler Waters Spa Pool
The Old Course Hotel

 

Galgorm Resort, Ballymena – Northen Ireland 

Galgorm is located in idyllic 163 acre woodland surroundings and provides a range of wonderfully relaxing Spa options to choose from during your visit.

From their Celtic Sauna to a therapeutic hot Poultice Massage that’s designed to aid circulation and release tension in the mind and body. Their facilities are varied, interesting and most importantly, good for you!

The four elements, ‘earth, nature, water and fire’ are used at the Spa to bring balance and harmonious energy to its users which will in-turn,  relax the mind as well as the body.

There are also riverside hot tubs!

Who wouldn’t want to relax in a riverside hot tub?

For further information you can visit their website.

 

 

Galgorm Resort

 

Lake Country House, Builth – Wales

This outstanding venue offers a number of luxury Spa packages that allow you to truly unwind during your visit.

From a midweek, one night stay that includes a full Welsh breakfast, use of the Spa facilities and a choice of one 30 minute treatment, to two nights with an hour long aromatherapy facial and dinner in their gourmet restaurant.

The Spa has many separate treatments to choose from. Whether you’d like to try one of their ‘Power Breakfast Specials’ or detoxifying mud-wraps, Lake Country House has everything you’re looking for including beautiful rooms to rest your heads in comfort, after a long day of doing ‘nothing’.

Just perfect!

To book your stay click here. 

Lake Country House

 

Rowhill Grange Hotel & Utopia Spa, Wilmington – Kent

This beautiful Roman style Spa and Hotel is set right in the heart of The Garden of England,  Kent and boasts 38 luxurious bedrooms, 19 treatment rooms and a gym.

Whether you want to opt for the OPI Luxury Pedicure or an invigorating massage for men, they have something for everyone to leave you looking and feeling great!

The glorious hotel also has a Spa salon where you can have your locks pampered during your visit too.

It’s the perfect escape and one you’ll remember for years to come.

For bookings click here.

 

Rowhill Grange

 

So there you have it, 4 stunning getaways within the UK to enjoy this winter.

 

Go on, treat yourself!

 

 

Sol House – Ibiza

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If you’re an Insta fan and follow all things ‘Ibiza’ related then you’ll have probably heard of Sol House already.

 

Renovated in 2016, the fresh and modern venue is part of the Meliá Hotel Group,  boasts two swimming pools and some of the best views over San Antonio.

Located in Cala de Bou (The Bay Of San An), the airy rooms and suites offer chilled-out breaks for adults in search of fun, sun and good music.

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Relaxing rooms

Their famous Rooftop Nine pool bar provides the backdrop to some of the islands most idyllic sunsets, along with DJ’s playing day and night throughout the summer months.

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Great music and outstanding views

As you enter their reception area you’re greeted by a large white Rhino sculpture amongst various other artists contributions, which really make the hotel stand out from others in the area. It’s fun, light and very, very welcoming.

The hotel is situated along the beach-front where you’ll find a range of fun water sports, boats to other parts of the island and the water taxi which takes you over to San Antonio in around 5 minutes.

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Located on the beach

The rooftop pool is perfect for catching those Balearic rays over a few cocktails! The somewhat iconic infinity pool has been the staple of many Instagrammers photo posts over the last two years too. With a Cocktail in hand, the perfect bikini and the views towards the mountains,  it’s hard not to bag yourself a new profile picture to make everyone at home green with envy.

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Infinity pool

If you’re into your fitness then Sol House also has a gym to keep your well earned holiday-bod up to date.

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Hotel gym

If you’re skipping the workouts and going straight for holiday mode then you’ll be spoilt for choice in one of their three spacious dining areas. You can enjoy lunch around the ground floor pool area with friends at ‘Play Bar’, Taco’s and Tequila at their ‘Canalla’ bar in the lobby or their ‘Food Factory’ buffet restaurant. They also have BBQ’s days on the rooftop! Make sure you stay tuned to their social media for updates in the summer regarding the BBQ days.

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Mexican Restaurant ‘Canalla’

Tuck in and enjoy!

Sol House has absolutely everything you’re looking for from a fun-filled holiday to The White Isle,  and 2019 is set to be even better!

 

To book your summer 2019 holiday click here

Instagram – @solhouseibiza

Twitter – @SolHouseIbiza

Facebook – @SolHouseIbi