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Tuesday, 27 October 2020

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Charitable Travel: Welcome to Weekday Wellness

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CHARITABLE Travel, with our friends at Charity Today, Travel Trade Gazette and Atlantic City USA, are delighted you have chosen to learn more about our free wellness sessions that will be held over Zoom every weekday from 8am on Monday 13th July 2020. Please read more and sign up below.

As you know we are Charitable Travel so, although the sessions are free, we would love your kindness making a small donation of £10 per week to registered charity The Mintridge Foundation who are dedicated to enhancing life skills in young people through sport. We will share more about this amazing charity, how to sign up and how to give below.

The team at our unique social enterprise travel company Charitable Travel champion our social purpose, helping charity fundraising and helping our customers give to their choice of charity, at no extra cost, when booking travel and holidays. Our aim is to truly help society and our community at large by supporting the work of incredible charities, always but now at a time when they have never needed us more.

Wellness of spirit through generosity, love and kindness to others is part of the journey of total wellbeing. We all know how good it feels to do good, but we also know how good it feels once the immediate recovery from exercise is done. Looking after our bodies through well-planned exercise and considered diet creates a virtuous circle between the physical shape we are in and our calmness of mind and inner peace.

Melissa Tilling, Charitable Travel said:

“With social enterprise principles at our core, we have clear objectives in support of the community. As part of that outreach, we were keen to embrace the need to keep talking about wellbeing, whether in fitness, mindfulness or nutrition. Charitable Travel’s Weekday Wellness will give our friends in the charity and travel sector easy free Zoom access to a daily session, Monday to Friday, covering a work-out, warm down, stretches and advice about the relationship we all have with food.

“The sessions will be run by our Wellness Ambassador Jenny Tomei, an expert in fitness and nutrition. Whilst the sessions are free we would love those taking part to make a small donation of £10 per week to The Mintridge Foundation, the sport empowerment charity, through a special JustGiving link shared during sign-up.”

We would like to introduce our wonderful new Wellness Ambassador, Jenny Tomei.

Meet Jenny

“My name is Jenny Tomei and I am a Qualified Personal Trainer and Nutritional Therapist. I have been a Personal Trainer for over 7 years, and I love motivating and educating others about the different aspects of fitness and nutrition. I love encouraging others to find confidence, by being able to bring out the best in people, also taking the time to listen, being supportive, and offering reassurance.

“You can achieve anything if you put your mind to it. My areas of specialities include weight loss, disordered eating, digestive issues, including IBS, pre- and post-natal exercise and running. I love being able to empower and educate others to overcome disruptive eating habits, by helping people to improve their relationship with food, to be free of yo-yo dieting and to lead a healthy and happy life. I can help the healthiest amongst us, and those seeking to overcome challenges and improve their health and wellbeing.”

Our Weekday Sessions

Each session will be fun and flexible for all abilities and all levels of fitness, from beginners and up. For those who want more of a challenge, Jenny will give you the techniques to make it tougher. Of course, this is a workout, but do not worry about it being beyond your reach.

The session will involve a full-body workout, including all your major muscle groups to keep a good balance. All of the activities will initially use bodyweight only, so no equipment is necessary. This type of workout will use lots of energy, burn more calories, and will be a journey to improving your fitness.

There will be short amounts of rest between each of the exercises to keep the intensity high, but if you need more recovery time – which is fine, sit out a set and then join back in. This is interval training, which has been proven to be superior to longer lower-intensity cardio workouts for fat loss.

As we warm down and recover from our exercise, we will cover a weekly collection of ideas and tips about diet and nutrition. These will be recapped on the weekly newsletter that all attendees will be sent during Friday.

From 8am this is our daily programme

  • 5 minutes of introduction, a recap of what we will be doing today, and a full-body warm-up
  • A 30-minute body exercise routine, no equipment is needed
  • 10 minutes of warm down with nutrition, wellbeing tips, advice, and ideas

Every Friday Jenny will give hints and tips on how to easily carry on your wellness routine over the weekend. Remember though to rest and be kind to yourself too.

The Next Four Week Plan

Each day there will be a balanced work-out but here is a plan for the next four weeks, so you can see the journey of wellness learning we will be talking with Jenny. Every week we will be sending an email newsletter.

Week 1, from Monday 13th July

Fitness: How to stay consistent with your exercise and nutrition routine.

Nutrition: How to establish good health as lockdown eases.

Week 2, from Monday 20th July

Fitness: How often should we be exercising? What is the best type of exercise for weight loss? Can this be taken to the extreme?

Nutrition: How to stop dieting and develop a healthy relationship with food.

Week 3, from Monday 27th July

Fitness: How to maintain your weight loss goals at home.

Nutrition: How to maintain a healthy and sustainable weight loss, without any extreme diets.

Week 4, from Monday 3rd August

Fitness: How exercise is linked to good gut health.

Nutrition: How to optimise your gut health and digestion.

The Mintridge Foundation

Charitable Travel’s Weekday Wellness is raising money for The Mintridge Foundation Charity. Please consider donating if you can. More details will be sent when you sign-up to Weekday Wellness.

The Mintridge Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to enhancing life skills in young people through sport. We provide a support network for young people by harnessing the power of positive sporting role models. The Mintridge Foundation assists young people of all ages, abilities, and physical capabilities to develop confidence and resilience and creates awareness of the importance of mental and physical wellbeing through sport.

Our team of Ambassadors – Olympians, Paralympians, and other professional sports stars from over 20 sports, both team and individual – work with young people in schools, clubs, and academies across the UK. Starting with visits including assemblies, coaching clinics and classroom sessions tailored to each organisation’s requirements, our ambassadors can then provide one- on- one remote mentoring in a safeguarded environment, delivered via technology such as Fitswarm and Playwaze to build a lasting legacy for individuals.

Click here for more information about The Mintridge Foundation.

Alex Wallace, Managing Director & Founder of The Mintridge Foundation said:

“We are delighted to be partnering with Charitable Travel, and Weekday Wellness is the perfect way to kickstart it. Our mission is to promote greater physical and mental health through sport and this perfectly aligns with the fantastic new campaign. Having purpose and motivation over the past few months has been extremely difficult for so many and we are delighted to be joining the initiative to help so many build regular physical and mental wellbeing into their routines. Thank you very much to everyone involved and for choosing to support Team Mintridge!”

Alex is – The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year 2018 Grassroots Winner; Women of the Future 2017 Sport Winner; Women of the Future Ambassador in association with Lloyds Banking Group; Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society.

Atlantic City New Jersey, Wellbeing by the Ocean

Basking beside the Boardwalk, beachside and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean Atlantic City is historic yet contemporary, known as a casino resort with incredible dining and entertainment but there is so much more, especially for keeping up your fitness, health and wellbeing whilst enjoying the destination.

Getting there is easy from the UK. Fly into Philadelphia or New York (or from elsewhere in the USA directly into Atlantic City Airport) and combine an Atlantic City resort stay as part of a road trip including iconic cities and the history, countryside, shopping and dining of New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania or further afield to Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. This is the perfect fly-drive region of the USA.

Great spas and fitness facilities are available at the world-class resort hotels in Atlantic City, but the wellness opportunities do not stop there.

The beach and Boardwalk are where it all started: pristine sand with healthy salt air. The water is safe thanks to a stringent State water quality programme.  Swim, surf, sail or windsurf the Atlantic Ocean or get those legs moving and run, bike ride, powerwalk or simply stroll the four-mile Boardwalk, an icon since 1870. You will also find beach yoga to combine mindfulness with getting much-needed vitamin D.

Golfers will be thrilled, with Atlantic City having been ranked among the Top Ten Golf Cities in America and if, as some say, you don’t want to ruin a good walk chasing a small white ball there is plenty more outdoors to keep focused on fitness. Sailing, canoe or kayak rental are available at nearby local, state and national parks including Atlantic County Park at Lake Lenape. Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Bass River State Forest offer scenic views and incredible hiking trails for rustic keep fit.

Whether you are a ‘gym-bunny’ or love to get on the water or the wilderness Atlantic City has great options wellness options blended with lots of fun and entertainment. Click here to visit our dedicated Atlantic City website page.

Heather Colache, Director Tourism of Meet AC from Atlantic City said:

“We are delighted to be supporting this great wellness activity with Charitable Travel. We want to celebrate the iconic tourism attractions available in Atlantic City but also remind visitors that we have great fitness, wellbeing and mindfulness opportunities on the water, the beach, the Boardwalk, in our resort hotels and our nearby county and state parks.”

Sign-up for Weekday Wellness Here

Simply click here and sign up for every day of the event.

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