Crossfit Sweettrack Country Retreats really does tick all the boxes. As a couple that like to stay active, and enjoy a bit of crossfit, the appeal was obvious, but the reality was it totally surpassed expectations.
Set in stunning Somerset countryside, on a beautiful farm, from the minute we arrived we felt relaxed and chilled. It may seem strange to say that considering its an activity holiday, but it genuinely was. Yes, the workouts were high intensity and a challenge, but they were huge fun, even for the guys that didn’t do that sort of thing on a regular. The banter and camaraderie were amazing and you weren’t rushing home from work, or fitting them in around whatever the rest of your day to day life entails. They were the focus of the day, but in truth they only make up a bit of the experience. Remember too, its your break, so dip in and out as you pleased, us personally went in fully, too much fear of missing out!! And we glad we did, because we would have missed out!
We got straight into a bit of Yoga, which was quite new to us, but we both loved it, to the point that we are carrying on a bit on returning home. Its on offer twice a day as well, morning and afternoon, generally last activity, so it leaves you feel really relaxed and ready for the evening.
We were blessed with the weather, and took part in sunrise runs up to the top of the Tor to watch the sunrise over the Mendips, and it was a really great experience. Then we’d head back and grab a coffee (Contact Coffee was on supply all day) before Yoga then a bit of breakie. The Food was amazing. Hugely locally sourced, and such good quality, and hey, you’re on holiday, you’re going to burn shed loads of calories so get stuck in!!
There was a great paddleboarding experience, where you could just cruise about or you could do what we did and race each other at every given opportunity!!! All good fun though.
All this is before you’ve even done a workout!! The workouts of the day (a.m one generally in a ‘box’ environment and p.m one out in the farm) were as challenging as you want them to be, but to be fair if you’ve looked up this place, we are starting on a similar mindset, and you are going to give it your best shot, and that’s the way you get the most out of it. Its stress relief at its best, with teamwork, high fives and fist pumps all round, and a ton of laughs… then more food, coffee and juice!! (maybe a cheeky beer or cider or whatever your tipple is, but you’ll have to sneak that in !! Hahaha JOKES!!!)
The hosts are amazing, super friendly and helpful. Couldn’t do enough for you, but relaxed enough that you feel like you’re at your ‘mates house.’ It has a great vibe to it, and you know the other guests have a similar mindset, so every just seemed to hit it off. We were blessed with our guests, we made some great new friends, arranged to go and do some events with a few. It was all in all a fantastic experience, we’d go back in an instant, I couldn’t recommend it enough. Well Done Inez, Nikki and Shep and Josh (and all the crew behind the scenes) you’ve created something very special.