As luck would have it, I found Recalibration. Some of the courses and experiences available were completely unknown to me but I decided a short break in the Irish countryside would do no harm.

When I arrived, the hotel was excellent and the scenery, breathtaking. I even discovered I liked the taste of Guinness. In the coming days I tried Pilates, undertook a round of golf and established a much healthier diet.

The trainers were first rate. Clear and concise with their instruction, but always aware of the condition of your health. There was also a great team spirit building up within the attending group. The hikes and climbs in the National Park and Lakes of Killarney were both healthy and stimulating, as was the venue.

I was sad to leave but felt better than I had in months. I went back to my business fitter, less stressed, and much more motivated.