5 to try: New you breaks

The New Year offers a chance to turn over a new leaf and commit to New Year’s resolutions, promising 12 months of good behaviour. Whether you’d like to learn a new skill, get fit, or simply detox after all the festive partying, Visit Cornwall has chosen the best breaks on our doorstep to kick start a new you!

Create art - St Ives Art School 
Everyone from wanna-be Van Gogh’s to Monets in the making, can tune into Cornwall’s creative vibe at the world famous St Ives School of Painting. Here year-round courses encompass landscape to life and oils to watercolour and draw inspiration from the stunning surroundings. Come alone or bring the whole family to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in.

Get fit in luxury - Scarlet Hotel 
Luxury eco hotel The Scarlet is teaming up with 38° North to offer Luxury Fitness Holidays in the New Year. 38° North is a team of qualified fitness experts offering personalised training tailored to individual abilities. The fitness breaks focus on re-awakening your passion for exercise concentrating on fun, enjoyable and varied activities. Think runs across the Atlantic coast paths, beach workouts, yoga in the Scarlet studio, mountain biking across Cornish moorland and surfing sessions on Mawgan Porth beach. Then you can take time to recuperate in the Scarlet spa in a cliff top hot tub and refuel with delicious locally sourced, healthy dishes from the Scarlet restaurant.

Get back to nature - 7th rise
Discover your inner caveman and learn how to live off the fat of the land with 7th Rise, one of Cornwall's best kept secrets tucked away in a secret and secluded spot on the banks of the River Fal. Here, Thom 'the hunter' Hunt, of Channel 4's 3 hungry boys fame, runs fishing, foraging and bushcraft courses spanning days, weekends and weeks. Master wood chopping techniques, learn how and why to start a fire, and turn your hand to outdoor cooking using food you’ve caught yourself!

Mix fitness with food - The Point at Polzeath
2016 is all about balance – so rather than choosing either an extreme boot camp break or an indulgent weekend away, why not opt for a bit of both? The Point at Polzeath, in North Cornwall, is launching a ‘Fitness For Foodies’ package. As well as accommodation, it includes 4 x 2 hour training sessions covering a range of different disciplines. Join expert personal trainer, Chris Clark, to try out Nordic Walking, Kettle Bells, dune jogging, box fit, spinning and more. The training slots also include Pilates and Yoga sessions in the resort’s brand new Yoga Studio, which opened in December 2013.

Learn a new craft - Bedruthan Hotel
Marvel at the breath-taking coastline whilst learning a new skill at Bedruthan in North Cornwall. This award-winning hotel has a plethora of crafty breaks on offer, from learning how to sew and weave baskets to cob oven making and bee keeping. Alternatively, if you’re keen to make a fresh start in 2016 and fully detox from all the festive partying, book a spa break and sit back and relax in Bedruthan’s luxurious spa pool, cleansing cedar sauna, eucalyptus steam room and lavender caldarium.

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