English Riviera Open Bowls Tournament 2019

The English Riviera welcomes bowlers from all parts of the UK to participate in this friendly but competitive tournament held at Torquay’s three seafront host clubs. This year sees the 26th Anniversary of the popular tournament which runs over an eight day period from Sunday to Saturday and is always in the week which includes the third Monday in June. Continue reading

Muscle of the Month – Gluteus Maximus

What and where is it?

Commonly known as your glutes, the gluteus maximus is the outermost buttock muscle. It is regarded as one of the strongest muscles in the human body. It is connected to the coccyx, or tailbone, as well as other surrounding bones and is responsible for movement of the hip and thigh. It works alongside the other key muscles in this area, the gluteus minimus and gluteus medius. Continue reading

Get Summer Ready with us here at the Aztec Spa in Torquay

Summer Spa Treatments in Torquay

Summer is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to get your skin ready for some (safe) sun exposure! Whether you are travelling somewhere tropical or enjoying the English Riviera sun, come and get summer ready with us here at the Aztec Spa in Torquay.  Here is a list of some of the best summer-ready treatments we recommend:

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Brixham Fish Market

brixham fish market

We all know that local produce is always better than having it shipped in from overseas. It’s fresher and helps to support the local economy. This being said, we don’t often get to see firsthand exactly where our food comes from. This was what Lee, our Head Chef at the TLH Carlton Hotel, wanted to do and I was excited to join him and document the occasion. In this blog, you’ll see how we sourced some whole Plaice from Brixham Fish Market and took it from boat to plate in a day, serving it to our guests in the restaurant. Continue reading