Healthy Habits

Vital health and wellbeing checks are now available at 17 Macdonald Spa Hotels nationwide. Already used by the fitness industry, educational sector and by the military, police and fire service, Macdonald Hotels is one of the first hotel groups to introduce the handy wellness tool for its members and guests. Part of exclusive packages to combine soothing spa treatments with the chance to review lifestyle choices, the scheme sets out to show how small changes to diet and exercise can lead to big results! During the initial consultation, the expert team will go through a 1-2-1 Lifestyle Review, which covers areas such as stress, nutrition, drinking habits, smoking, activity levels and most importantly talk through current health status, wellness goals and motivation. The physical checks go through blood pressure, resting heart rate, body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, Peak Flow lung function, flexibility and aerobic fitness. Assessment results and responses to lifestyle questionnaires are evaluated against the national average and presented in a report format that becomes a working ‘bible’. Knowing that old habits die hard, the support won’t end there; Macdonald Hotels will be there for an initial twelve week review, followed by six monthly progress updates and motivational boosts such as detailed graphs that show positive improvements and the chance to discuss areas that might be more of a challenge or need tweaking. Macdonald Hotels is one of the largest independently owned hotel groups in the UK with 45 award-winning hotels nationwide, each with its own unique style and each working closely with Alba Pools of Brechin, to provide its state of the art water leisure amenities.