Lavish private estate of Cap Bénat on the French Riviera


A luxury retreat with a full schedule of exercise and healthy meals tailor-made to your genetics. We rejects the notion of a one-size-fits-all fitness and nutrition and instead look at your key genes associated with diet, fitness and weight regulation so you have a bespoke health plan for life.

Who it’s best for: Anyone who likes some serious luxe with their fitness and who is fascinated by a scientific approach to diet and exercise. 

Each day starts with yoga, on the terrace, usually against the backdrop of a spectacular sunrise over the Med. Other activities range from personal training sessions, circuit training on the private beach and ‘animal movement’ (working the body in all three planes, side-to-side as well as backwards and forwards, as we are designed to move) to aqua aerobics in the gorgeous pool, nutritional educational talks and cooking demos. There’s even a hike to the local vineyard for a spot of wine tasting (and yes you do get to taste it).

Despite the high glamour of the location the retreat has a serious educational side, with health lectures and one-to-one consultations to help you change your lifestyle in line with your genetics. 

Where you stay:

"La Radieuse is a spectacular, architect-designed, 9-bedroom villa carved into the side of the hill like a Bond Villain lair on the French Riverira close to Bormes-Les-Mimosas. The villa garden offers five acres of hillside, with a hot tub fashioned out of the rock and a lower terrace, where some of the exercise sessions take place." 

"..lavish private estate of Cap Bénat on the French Riviera, a place so stylish that we couldn’t quite shake the feeling we’d landed on the set of a Tom Ford film." Sharon Walker, Queen of Retreats, 2016 

The bedrooms and communal areas (including a cinema room for lectures) are layered over three floors and multiple terraces, with breathtaking views across the Med.

What you take home:

A detailed diet plan, tips on how best to exercise for my body type and a printed report going into details on your genes that relate to fitness and diet – which includes sensitivity levels to a number of nutrients and food types, from caffeine to carbohydrates and requirements in essential micronutrients such as vitamin D and B-vitamins.

Price: From 2500 euros (sharing) to 6000  euros (£2261- £5427) which includes six night’s accommodation, transfers, personalised meals and nutritional supplements, two one-to-one consultations with the nutritionist, a fitness assessment, two individual personal training sessions, group classes, two massages and a facial,  educational talks, cooking demos, personalised post retreat meal plan, genetics analysis and report post retreat follow-up consultation, in London or via Skype.

"all WellCODE’s team are glowing examples of what the human race can achieve if you eat and exercise according to the requirements of your DNA..." Sharon Walker, Queen of Retreats, 2016
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Well-Being (Anti-Aging)

The Well-being profile is an extended genetic test allowing the exploration of many metabolic pathways involved in health and ageing. 

The Well-being profile covers detoxification capacities, cardiovascular diseases, skin and dental health, weight management, bone health, physical and mental fitness. The provided results offer personalized and detailed recommendations on nutrition, diet, micronutrition and lifestyle. The Well-being test may be carried out for any person who wants to invest in her/his health condition by taking appropriate preventive measures against ageing and age-related conditions.

Price £2,900











DetoxGen - Preventive Genetic Profile for phase I and II detoxification

This test analyses key genes involved in xenobiotics and drug metabolism, e.g. detoxification of insecticides, herbicides, nicotine, alcohol and carcinogenic substrates. DetoxGen is especially appropriate as a basic profile for anti-ageing treatment and allows to improve your detoxification capacities in order to prevent environmental diseases.

What is detoxification?

Detoxification is the mechanism of inactivation and elimination of waste products originating either from endogenous molecules such as hormones or from exogenous compounds such as drugs and pollutants. These eventually toxic waste products are chemically reduced or oxidised and finally conjugated in order to transform them into less toxic substances and to facilitate their excretion. The liver plays a crucial role in the detoxification processes (elimination of toxins, synthesis and secretion of bile, enzymatic disassemblage of chemicals). Other organs implicated in detoxification are the colon and the kidneys, but also the brain and the skin.

What are the consequences?

At the level of detoxification phase I Phase I neutralises toxins to form activated intermediate compounds. A dysfunction of the enzymatic activity leads to an inadequate metabolisation with unwanted side effects as a consequence. At the level of detoxification phase II Bioactivated substances from detoxification phase I are transformed (neutralised) into soluble compounds by phase II enzymes. Exposure to carcinogenic compounds coupled to a low enzymatic activity of phase II significantly increase the susceptibility to chronic diseases due to ageing.


The Test DetoxGen analyses several genetic variations linked to:

• the metabolic activation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

• the drug metabolism and cholesterol synthesis

• the detoxification of herbicides, insecticides and nicotine

• the detoxification of alcohol and the metabolism of toxic compounds

• the oxidation of steroids, fatty acids and xenobiotics

• the protection of cells against carcinogenic chemical compounds and/or xenobiotics via conjugation

• the detoxification of several substances originating from industrial pollution, tobacco consumption, etc.

Detailed dietary recommendations based on the genetic predispositions as well as on the patient’s questionnaire (non-genetic predispositions) allow a personalised prevention, guiding your healthcare practitioner to the protocol tailored to your genetics. 


Price £499











WeightGen - Preventive Genetic Profile Dedicated to Weight Control 

DNA weight tests for all genes (25 genes) involved in metabolic pathways that regulate weight.

This panel analyses DNA variations that are responsible for adipogenesis, anthropometry, appetite control, energy expenditure, lipid metabolism and inflammation, in other words DNA variations responsible for the development of overweight or obesity. Personalised recommendations of WEIGHTgen will help you to manage and to optimise your weight control system and offer solutions to make it more efficient.


Every person is different, biochemically and genetically, there is NO one perfect diet for everybody, WeightGen will find YOUR perfect diet!



The body weight is the sum of body fat (adipose tissues), lean body mass (conjonctive tissue and muscles), skeleton, and water. Age, nutrition, physical activity, hormones and different diseases have a direct or progressive impact on our body weight. Genetic parameters also play a major role in the development of obesity, weight loss, or meagerness. Our lifestyle choices can affect these developments.

Who and when should be tested?

Anybody who wishes to optimise his/her body weight Why WeightGen? Easy to carry out and innovative WeightGen is focused on genetic parameters involved in the development of overweight, obesity or excessive meagerness, and their interactions with lifestyle.

Results and Interpretation

Comprehensive results and recommendations to optimise body weight. Recommendations in nutrition and lifestyle are provided, allowing prevention or attenuation of weight disorders.

Additional Information

Since WeightGen is a genetic analysis, it needs to be carried out only once in a lifetime. Required sample material is a saliva sample.


Price £400









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