CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Cotswold Life today click here

Hillside Brewery brings beer pilates to the Cotswolds

PUBLISHED: 10:32 06 October 2017

(c) Hillside Brewery

(c) Hillside Brewery

Archant

The Hillside team have worked closely with Pilates expert Samantha Lewis to create a rejuvenating workout which not only benefits the body, but tantalises the taste buds too!

Businesses and groups in search of a unique bonding day out have new inspiration at hand thanks to Hillside Brewery in Gloucestershire’s Forest of Dean, which has launched a brand-new ‘Beer Pilates Retreat’; a day-long retreat revolving around a unique ‘Beer Pilates’ workout, created specifically for the Brewery by Gloucestershire-based Pilates expert Samantha Lewis.

Striving to be the ultimate day of fitness and fun for groups of all shapes and sizes, The Beer Pilates Retreat from Hillside Brewery aims to offer complete R&R for those who don’t like the pressure of organised team-building events. Instead, they’re invited to work up a sweat with a group outdoor Pilates session overlooking the glorious rolling countryside of the Wye Valley, with beer sampling expertly integrated into a host of beginner-level Pilates moves.

“No one likes the awkwardness of forced team-building if they’re really honest, so we wanted to put a new kind of corporate retreat together that encourages bonding with a whole lot more fun thrown in,” explained Paul Williamson, Director of Hillside Brewery. “Everyone loves to unwind with a beer or two, so we thought we’d maximise the relaxation stakes by offering a retreat that combines our craft ales with an expert-led Pilates session, actually incorporating beer-sampling into well-known Pilates moves. Anyone taking part needs simply to don their comfiest exercise gear, get into position and enjoy an invigorating Pilates session whilst sipping their favourite Hillside beer – alternating sips with water to maintain hydration levels, of course!”

Hillside Brewery’s Beer Pilates Retreat runs over the course of a day, with the Hillside team working closely with Pilates expert Samantha Lewis to create a rejuvenating workout which not only benefits the body, but tantalises the taste buds.

Following a delicious fresh brunch on arrival, you’ll be introduced to Hillside’s eclectic collection of craft ales by co-owner Paul Williamson with a Brewery Tour, where you can get hands-on with the intricacies of brewing and experience the process up-close. After some sampling, you’ll then have the chance to sit down and create your very own personalised ale to take home with you; a bespoke brew designed just for you and your group, complete with its own unique label that you’ll work together to create.

Then, select your beer of choice and head to the Brewery’s rolling hillside, drink in hand, for an outdoor group Beer Pilates session, lasting one hour. Guided through each exercise by experienced Pilates instructor Samantha Lewis, the session has been designed to incorporate moves that you’re able to execute with perfect precision with a bottle in hand; shaping your mindful workout around your precious pint.

From Abdominal Crunches that require you to clench your ale between your legs to encourage inner-thigh connection and arm strengthening moves that use your bottle as your weight, to Pilates Planks which reward you with a sip from a straw after a successful minute-long hold, the workout expertly blends beer drinking with body-sculpting.

“Pilates is all about controlled movements to improve strength, definition and flexibility, so what better way to increase the challenge than by having to look after a bottle of beer whilst you work!” commented Samantha Lewis, Pilates instructor at Hillside Brewery’s Beer Pilates Retreat. “We’ve created a Pilates programme suitable for all fitness levels and capabilities to ensure that everyone can take part, incorporating a beer bottle into a variety of well-known and new moves to allow everyone to enjoy a swig whilst they stretch. Water will of course be on hand, too – keeping hydration levels topped up at all times.”

Following a pint-powered Pilates session, groups then round off their day of relaxation by sitting down to a freshly-prepared antipasti meal whilst enjoying a few more bottles of Hillside’s finest craft ales in the stunning outdoor picnic area. For those keen to take the team-building celebrations into the evening, camping is also available on-site in Hillside’s own camping field, complete with eco-friendly compost lavatory.

Hillside Brewery’s Beer Pilates Retreat is entirely bespoke dependent upon your group needs and preferences, with prices starting from £86pp based on a minimum group of 8 taking part.

To find out more, visit the Hillside Brewery website or call 01452 830 222.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cotswold Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cotswold Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cotswold Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Food & Drink

Mon, 11:25

Warner’s Budgens has won the ‘Independent Retailer of the Year’ award for the second time at the recent Retail Industry Awards, held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London

Read more
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

On a sunny autumn afternoon we headed to the Forest of Dean to try our hand at finding edible, wildlife ingredients on one of the Tudor Farmhouse Hotel’s foraging courses. Here’s how we got on...

Read more
Friday, October 6, 2017

The Hillside team have worked closely with Pilates expert Samantha Lewis to create a rejuvenating workout which not only benefits the body, but tantalises the taste buds too!

Read more
Thursday, October 5, 2017

From lively pubs to charming eateries, you’re never far away from a wonderful venue serving great-tasting, well-crafted burgers in Cheltenham. Here’s our pick of 9 of the best places to visit in the Cotswold town

Read more
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Home to stunning regency buildings, an endless list of fantastic bars and restaurants, plenty of places to shop and, of course, a bevy of world-renowned festivals and events, its little wonder thousands of visitors flock to Cheltenham every year. Here is our essential guide on where to eat and drink in the wonderful Cotswold town

Read more
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The sophisticated all-day dining destination in the heart of Cheltenham’s boutique Montpellier district will offer an ideal rest-stop for shoppers, locals and visitors alike

Read more
Monday, October 2, 2017

Proudly boasting a host of talented chefs, local producers and brewers, the Cotswolds is a firm fixture on the nation’s foodie map. Don those stretchy trousers - we pick the food and drink you need to try in the region

Read more
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Whether you’re hoping for a leisurely Christmas Day lunch or a luxurious festive break away, why not try one of these charming Cotswold spots for a stress-free way to celebrate Christmas

Read more
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Chocolatier Elizabeth Dawson’s chosen last meal on earth wouldn’t contain a single cocoa bean...

Read more
Monday, September 4, 2017

Tasty brunch and beer-a-plenty at Hillside Brewery’s new all-day event, launching on Saturday September 16

Read more
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Broadway Food Festival will take place on Sunday, September 10, 2017, 10am-4pm

Read more
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The quintessential British treat of finger sandwiches, scones and cakes and, of course, tea, can now be enjoyed at home thanks to Mrs D’s Vintage Afternoon Teas

Read more
Monday, August 21, 2017

The Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is one of the world’s leading events

Read more
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Restaurateur, writer, businesswoman, TV presenter – and the Cotswolds’ own – Prue Leith is the new judge on Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off. Katie Jarvis caught up with her at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and almost found out more

Read more
 
Great British Holidays advert link

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory
A+ Education

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad
Cotswold Life Application Link

Local Business Directory

Cotswold's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search