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. Eric and Josie are a husband and wife who set up Belief-Fit gym 5 years ago in Killarney.
They pursued this dream having met in Dublin where both worked as Managers in Campus Stadium Ireland – Ireland’s National facility for sports. They both have up to 15 years of 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 within the heart of Killarney.
Well-Fit Killarney’s positioning within the luxury residential wellness space is a response to the growing demands of consumers seeking to integrate healthy eating, fitness and mind-body habits into their travels and holidays. The question for travellers is no longer just ‘business or pleasure’, with a third answer now front and centre; wellness.
This rapidly growing niche of wellness tourism is expected to hit $680 billion by next year, according to the Global Wellness Summit, expanding 50% faster than the overall tourism industry. Wellness tourism now encompasses 15% of global travel, second only to cultural tourism. According to the Virtuoso Luxe Report, some of the most sought-after wellness aspects are fitness classes, environmental beauty, sports activities, spa and healthy cuisine.
Amanda Horan, Business Development for Failte Ireland confirmed that “the area of wellness performed strongly in recent luxury market research completed for Ireland. The growing sector showed strong potential to attract the ‘Luxury Escaper’ demographic, with a focus on wellness that is immersive in our natural outdoor environments.”
Speaking on the initiative, 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 during hikes 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, with guests leaving 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, 27thSeptember to Sunday, 30thSeptember 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 5 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 5 Star Hotel service.
- Daily coaching and training with our Professional & Experienced Coaches, Eric and Josie.
- Hikes to experience the breathtaking natural beauty of Killarney.
- Innovative fitness classes at Belief-FIT and outdoors at The Killarney Park Hotel Gardens – Nature is our Gym!
- Antigravity Yoga using hammocks to stretch, decompress and meditate.
- Unlimited access to The Killarney Park Hotel’s 20m Swimming Pool, Outdoor Hot-Tub, Steam Room & Sauna.
- Full-service Spa onsite with an extensive range of Elemis Face and Body treatments – 25% discount off treatments for WellFIT Guests.
- Leisure time to enjoy the local culture and buzz in Killarney Town.