Plan a healthy Christmas!

Christmas is a time of indulgence and excess, not to mention all the rich food and drink on offer. Of all the things on your Christmas list, weight gain and lethargy probably won’t be among them. But with the average person consuming over 6,000 calories on Christmas Day, plus an extra 500 calories per day over the holidays, you could easily find yourself gaining up to 5lb by the time you reach New Year.

You don’t have to forget your healthy diet or workout routines over Christmas — and you don’t have to miss out on those festive foods you love. It’s all about moderation, planning and setting goals.

Festive Fitness Tips

Early Starts — Planning exercise when you first get out of bed in the morning helps you focus on your fitness. Leave it until later and you may not get around to it.

Get Outside — Take family and friends out for a short walk – you’ll boost your mood and give everyone a break from the TV.

Watch Your Alcohol – It’s loaded with sugar and empty calories. Try drinking a glass of water in between alcoholic drinks and avoid creamy rich cocktails.

Start your New Year Resolutions NOW!– Don’t leave any goals until 2019 – now is the perfect time to hit the gym or try a new class and by the New Year, you’ll already be on your way to a fitter you. (see our special December offer below)

Avoid going to parties on an empty stomach – Eating a healthy meal before you go will avoid mindless snacking on miniature party pies and sausage rolls

Family Time – Try an exercise activity the whole family can enjoy. At China Fleet, members can book tennis, squash, badminton or table tennis free of charge – we’ll even supply the rackets.

But of course, don’t deprive yourself too much…it is Christmas after all!

December Special Offer – 7 Day Health Club Pass – £25 per adult, £10 per child

See you next week & see you at the Club soon,


On the Devon and Cornwall border on the banks of the River Tamar, China Fleet Country Club is one of the South West’s leading country clubs. With award winning golf, spa, beauty, gym, exercise classes, accommodation, bistro & brasserie, conference facilities and events, the Club is set in 180 acres near Plymouth. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, Trip Advisor Green Leaders Gold Level & South West Green Tourism Silver Awards.