Saturday, March 25, 2017

Our Brittany holiday cottage with private heated pool and gym near Baud

Today at our Brittany holiday cottage with private heated pool and gym near Baud it was bright and sunny and its forecast to be the same over the next week, therefore it was time to bring out our Bird of paradise plants and bananas for our new tropical garden beside the new terrace of La Forge.

The terrace was constructed at the end of February and this month as the weather has been improving the planting up of all the new boarders has begun.

As mentioned above we have Birds of Paradise,several varieties of Banana, in addition we have planted up Arum's of different colors and Canna.

Ready for our guest to enjoy at our Brittany holiday cottage near Baud


The new brighter terrace of La Forge our Brittany holiday cottage
Climbing up the terrace we have planted 2 varieties of Jasmine and 2 varieties of honeysuckle all chosen for there scent.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Our Brittany holiday cottage with private heated swimming pool and gym near Baud

We have a great late booking deal at our Brittany holiday cottage with private heated swimming pool and gym near Baud.

Cleaning the heated pool at our Brittany holiday cottage near Baud


From 15th April until 29th April enjoy a week for just £349 or book 2 weeks for £650 reduced from £549 per week as a late booking deal.

We also have some weeks left in May ; book a week for £399 or 2 weeks for £750, again reduced from £549 per week.

All the above dates guest staying in La Forge enjoy the heated swimming pool on a private basis and when booking La Forge you also receive a 20% discount on your Brittany ferry crossing.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Our Brittany holiday cottage with private heated swimming pool and gym near Baud

Over the last week at our Brittany holiday cottage with private heated swimming pool and gym near Baud I have been busy working in the garden.

'Killing two birds with one stone' I dismantled the terrace of La Forge to fuel the fire to burn out the large tree stump within the garden.

The tree stump is now gone and my next job will be to build a new terrace for the Brittany holiday cottage La Forge.

The other cottage La Veille Maison has a large fixed terrace over looking the garden and pool also.

The terrace of La Veille Maison Brittany holiday cottage

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Our Brittany holiday cottage with private heated swimming pool and gym / fitness center near Baud

A couple of weeks ago at our Brittany holiday cottage with private heated swimming pool and gym / fitness center near Baud I hit the tender age of 50.

In the body building fraternity it is custom to perform squats on your birthday - with that in mind I attempted to turn the clock back and perform a weight on front squats that I last did around 30 years of age, a 140 kg front squat.

The week before I got 4 reps on 130 kg but on this attempt I actually crashed out on 120 kg due not to my legs but my shoulder injury - the hardest part of the exercise for me is actually holding on to the bar, either the bar is to high on my neck restricting my breathing or its lower down and has the tendency to roll off.


You can see from the  clip how low I perform the squats using a pause at the bottom on 100 kg.



The gym at our holiday cottages La Forge and La veille maison is available for all our guest to use.



Sunday, October 9, 2016

Our Brittany holiday cottage with private swimming pool and gym near Baud

Just a 45 minute drive from Laforge is Lamour-Baden where you can board a boat to take you to the Island of Gavrinis where your find Brittany's very own pyramid that was built around 3500 BC and is notable for its megalithic art within the burial tomb. Near to the pyramid is another island with standing stones that have been erected that also descend in to the sea. We really enjoyed the trip and will be recommending it to our guest Staying at La Forge and La veille Maison. As a bonus for me while waiting to depart the small harbor was swamped with fishermen catching Garfish - I will return soon for a bit of sport!











Sunday, September 18, 2016

Early booking deals at our Brittany holiday cottage with heated private swimming pool and gym near Baud

Early booking deals at our Brittany holiday cottage with heated private swimming pool and gym near Baud:


In conjunction with Brittany ferries we are offering some great early booking discounts:

20% discount on any weeks booked before 7th October starting 8th October through to 19th May 2017.

5% discount for any holiday from 20th May through to 30th September 2017

Offer does not include Christmas and New year which are already being offered on a special price of just £349 per week or both weeks for £650.

Book your holiday during this period and increase your Brittany ferry discount from 20% to 25% when booking La Forge.

Our Brittany holiday cottage La Forge near Baud



Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Weight training at the gym located at our Brittany holiday cottage near Baud

Back weight training at the gym located at our Brittany holiday cottage near Baud today for a leg session.

I've just started a new workout mixing every thing up after recently waking up to the fact I am no longer in my twenties and as such my training should change in accordance to my needs.

Once you hit 30 your testosterone levels start to decrease and I've also discovered that long sessions of cardio are also detrimental to testosterone production - long cardio sessions release cortisol which in fact eats muscle tissue.

I need to increase my testosterone levels in order to build muscle at 50 therefore I'm now going to train 6 days per week doing a 4 day split, training 4 days on with 1 day rest then repeat the cycle only training 30 - 40 minutes to maximize the testosterone production by lifting as heavy as possible keeping good form in each session.

I then create a situation where I'm gaining more muscle, which means i'm burning more calories during rest and therefore should get leaner.

When I'm 20 weeks out from a show I'll start adding walking sessions - walking is the only exercise that does not promote cortisol production.

My workouts now consist of:

Day 1: Chest
Day 2: Biceps and Triceps
Day 3: Legs
Day 4: Back

The gym at our Brittany holiday cottage allows for any one to have a good workout.