Claire and I had THE best time training our first group in Marbella last weekend. Helped not only by having an awesome, friendly and focused bunch of people to share it with, but the sun shone, the resort was unbelievable and we did most of our sessions on the beach! Seriously – Puente Romano is one hell of a resort!
BUT….it wasn’t the best start: a tyre blow out pre-dawn on the way to catch our early flight to Marbella. Cue almost two hours in minus four by the side of the road while we waited for recovery. A new tire, new flights and nine hours later, we reached Puente Romano. And we’re not gonna lie – we enjoyed a glass of red when we settled in!
Clients arrived the following day, so after the morning rushing around making sure everything was ready, we were straight into it. Oh, did we mention that it was sheeting with rain when we arrived, and that when we woke the mountain tops fringing the coast were covered in snow?! Something people who’ve lived there all their lives have never seen… Not quite the winter sun we were expecting.
Anyway, unperturbed and under a grey sky – we welcomed in a full group, full of assurances the sun would come out – and lo and behold, by the end of the fitness benchmark session, the sun popped its head out!
To summarise – we had three blissful (but tough training) days of life affirming pre-dawn workouts or runs, watching the sun rise over the still sea. Breakfast was had in the early morning sunlight, followed by challenging but fun HIIT training on the deserted beach, a nutrition workshop, goal setting, spinning, Insanity, yoga, boxing….
It was a real privilege to watch people transform and grow in confidence, even in such a short time. Everyone gave it their all, and by the time we rolled into Joe’s Bar for a final evening’s celebratory drink, each and every person had earned it.
Life’s about balance. Above all we want whoever comes on our retreats to have fun, and feel SOOOO good when they leave. We achieved that. Now we can’t wait for the next one…just three weeks to go!
Why not join us? We’d love to see you…
Here’s what a few clients said…..
“Brilliant people, brilliant hotel, brilliant food and a generally cracking time all-round!”
“An inspirational few days with some GORGEOUS people!”
“What a fantastic weekend. We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are already working out when we can do another one!“