Health and fitness retreats based in the heart of the Charente-Maritime countryside.  

For individuals and small groups looking to rehabilitate from injury, lose weight, address specific health concerns or simply to improve general health and fitness.

We pride ourselves on helping our guests have the most enjoyable and life-enhancing experiences possible.

La Gaitrie Health & Fitness Retreats

Our wonderful property is in a peaceful location in the countryside, set in almost two hectares of informal gardens and woodlands and with its own outdoor heated swimming pool.   Meals are prepared using fresh produce from our own organic garden: the fruits, vegetables, herbs, honey bees and hens lovingly tended by our green-fingered produce manager.  Meat and fish are sourced from the local, traditional french, weekly markets.  

We are experienced in designing dietary protocols to suit your individual nutritional needs within both ethical frameworks, for example vegetarian and vegan,  as well as  exclusion diets for those with dietary allergens or intolerances.

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Location

Fit-to-Live Fitness Holidays and Health Retreats use naturopathic, evolutionary principles based on a primal lifestyle and diet plans to help you optimise your health and fitness.

Set in the beautiful Charente-Maritime countryside of western France,  making your healthy holiday experience a daily pleasure.

Whatever your aim:

rehabilitate after injury or illness

weight loss

improve health and fight chronic illness

simply a healthy holiday

or to get fit for pregnancy

Young or old, fit or flabby, you will leave us strong and full of energy, an expert on your body, knowledgeable about nutrition and with all the information you need to continue your new lifestyle and progress in your life goals.

Fit To Live Health & Fitness Retreats

Personal Prescription Plan

Our programmes are all run and led by an experienced naturopath and osteopath.   This means that we can not only cater for all levels of fitness and ability, but also with pre-existing injuries and disabilities.  Each participant is fully assessed biomechanically, neurologically and nutritionally and has their own individual exercise, nutrition and treatment plan designed.  You will be continually observed to ensure that you are performing each activity correctly and making progress, and your programme adjusted as necessary.  

Using a unique combination of biometric tests and genotype assessments we can help you discover the best type of exercise, fitness programme and diet plan for you.  Some people find popular fixed diet plans such as paleo, 5:2, low-carb, low-fat great, but they are not so suitable for others - whether due to their particular genetic type or due to their belief system.  We treat you as an individual, finding the best, long term solution for you.

We are experienced in designing dietary protocols to suit your individual nutritional needs within ethical or belief frameworks, for example vegetarian and vegan,  as well as  exclusion diets for those with dietary allergens or intolerances.


You will learn how to move with the least stress on your body and mind - bounce rather than strain or plod!  How to perform exercises correctly and to the maximum effectiveness and efficiency.  This often means less really is more!

Our aim is to enable everyone to have the knowledge and motivation to realise their full potential and perform to their best ability whether that be at work in an office environment, in their hobbies, as a parent or as an athlete.  We use a multitude of activities to firmly establish great posture, health and fitness.

Clear, simple descriptions of how to eat, move and live to optimise your health and fitness.

Diet and nutrition made easy, showing you how to find your own best nutritional plan with the most nutritious foods available and helping you make changes that you will be able to continue with ease at home.

Addressing insulin and hormone imbalances and food intolerances.

Balance exercise and rest to achieve your personal fitness goals whatever your age, ability and lifestyle.


You are treated as an individual with your own personal nutritional, exercise and treatment plan.  You are welcome on your own, as a couple, with a friend, with your family or as a group.

Fit to Live = Ability to Perform!

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