Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding - December 2022/January 2023 (Issue 98)

FASHION 63 Looking your BIG-DAY BEST All the latest news from the world of wedding health, wellness, fitness and fashion HORWOOD HOUSE X AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES LAUNCH SLEEP PACKAGE According to Mental Health UK, almost one in five people aren’t getting enough sleep, and with sleepless nights affecting people’s physical and mental health, luxury Buckinghamshire-based country house hotel Horwood House has partnered with the award-winning Aromatherapy Associates to launch a new Deep Relax Day and Stay package, the perfect pre-wedding treat for couples. A blissful getaway that’s sure to help guests nod off, the package aims to offer an insomnia-busting, tranquil escape. Horwood House is home to H Spa – a state-of-the-art boutique spa that boasts a 15-metre heated swimming pool - complete with poolside tranquillity beds – a detoxifying sauna, cleansing steam room and six deluxe treatment rooms, as well as a cosy lounge area that benefits from views out to the landscaped courtyard. The package includes full use of the spa facilities from noon to check out, a delicious two-course lunch in the spa lounge before uninterrupted access to the spa relaxation area as well as a 60-minute Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Body Treatment, performed by one of H Spa’s skilled therapists. After a day of pampering and a delicious dinner in Harry’s Bar & Kitchen, guests can retreat to one of the deluxe bedrooms and make use of the in-room luxury Aromatherapy Associates gift. Products include the Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil, Sleep Mist, Body Oil, or Sleep Well Body Butter – all created to mellow both the mind and body for a perfect night’s sleep. For those that have less time to spare, take advantage of the luxe facilities at H Spa with the Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Day package, getting you ready to drift off when you get home. Working in perfect harmony to provide a full-day of complete relaxation, guests can arrive at 9 am for a morning enjoying the heated tranquillity beds before a 60-minute Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Body Treatment in one of the luxurious treatment rooms. This can be followed by the afternoon spent using the pool, sauna and steam room after indulging in a delicious afternoon tea in the spa lounge. To book, visit DAVID LLOYD HEALTH AND WELLNESS CLUB BICESTER OPENS Looking to get fit ahead of the wedding? The much-anticipated opening of the new David Lloyd Health and Wellness Club Bicester is finally here. The luxury club, located within the new Catalyst Park in South Bicester, offers state-of-the-art facilities to appeal to members of all ages. These include an expansive gym with the latest and most advanced equipment to help members achieve their fitness goals; championship-quality tennis and padel courts (the hottest new trend in racquet sports;) indoor and outdoor heated pools; a mind and body studio; spa with Himalayan salt sauna, steam room and ice experience room; a relaxation space with heated beds; an outdoor spa garden with lounge beds, relaxation zones, hydro pools and saunas, and a large club room with dining, work and family areas. Jack Phillips, club manager said: “We are so excited to be here in Bicester and be part of the local community. David Lloyd Clubs’ passion is centred on providing members with the perfect place to relax, socialise and work out with friends, family and fellow members and maintain optimum physical and mental health and wellness.” Classes on offer at the club are designed for a range of fitness levels, from full-body high intensity (HIIT) workouts to BLAZE and IGN1TE. BLAZE is a full-body workout which combines cardiovascular training with strength, boxing and martial arts skills. IGN1TE is a choreographed cardio-based workout. CYCLONE is David Lloyd Clubs exclusive group cycling class that focuses on improving performance, fitness, strength and speed on a bike using cutting-edge cycling technology for a modern class that boosts members cycling performance. Members will be pushed to work to their maximum level, motivated by expert instructors and by seeing their performance stats as they ride. Battlebox is a fun, outdoor-based fitness zone to work out in the fresh, open air. It offers endorphin boosting training for participants of all abilities and levels of fitness, led in group sessions by expert instructors that will guide and push clients to get the most out of their class experience. Combining full-body fitness training, high-energy challenges and teamwork, a 45 or 55-minute Battlebox class will challenge fitness-lovers physically and mentally, whilst providing a unique alternative to their usual routine. SPIRIT is David Lloyd Clubs Signature mind and body class that offers a holistic approach to increase flexibility, calm the mind and develop a strong, stable core. The class combines elements of yoga, pilates and sound meditation that will be available to Bicester members. Jack Phillips concludes: “We’ve had such a positive reaction from our new members who are thrilled with the stunning facilities at the club and wide variety of activities on offer for all ages. David Lloyd Clubs is so much more than a gym, it’s a social and wellbeing space to meet, work out and enjoy life, and we look forward to welcoming more new members to the David Lloyd Bicester family.” To find out more, visit What ’s new?