Have you ever wondered what goes on at one of my Ibiza FitRetreats…take a look!
Held just twice a year – a lot of blood, sweat and tears goes into the organisation of one of these. Guests come from far and wide to have a week filled with the best training, the best food and the best memories – and I aim to please! The purpose of this week is to inspire, motivate and empower women to become stronger, happier and more confident versions of themselves and from the feedback of this retreat – I think I did just that!
Here’s a sneak peak at what our week looked like – one that won’t be forgotten for a while!
Half of my guests arrive to another glorious day in Ibiza, but first things first – FOOD – prepared by our own Personal Chefs Wild Thymes Ibiza!
We all get to know each other over a lunch of spicy turkey burgers, raw slaw and pita bread before a quick rooftop HIIT workout to blow away the cobwebs.
A few more guests arrive in the evening just in time for dinner, which is a balsamic & garlic marinated beefsteak served with polenta chips and a large salad.
It’s then early nights all round in the luxurious villa to prepare for an action packed day tomorrow.
Warming up ready for our 1st workout!
With 10 of the 12 guests now checked in, we hit the beach first thing for a HIIT workout and sprints. It’s then back to the villa for a replenishing breakfast of scrambled eggs, rye bread & tomatoes, plus granola, yoghurt, fruit and of course coffee! The girls then have a few hours to relax before a Pilates class with Louise, Carte Blanche Body Balance, which is fuelled by a NutriStrength pea protein vanilla, pineapple & banana smoothie.
It’s then time to enjoy the sunshine and the pool before lunch.
In the afternoon we make yummy protein balls with one of our Chefs in preparation for our hike the next day. Reluctantly – they all go in the fridge. Definitely one to look forward too!
We finish the day with a lower body workout on the roof before enjoying a delicious BBQ dinner, made up of mackerel parcels with fresh chilli, lemon, dill & local fennel, chicken & chorizo, spicy bean burgers, chargrilled veg, an almond pesto dressing and a large salad.
Hitting the beach early for an energising morning workout!
This morning we wake ourselves up with a 45 minute upper body & core workout before heading down to breakfast; a protein-packed egg frittata.
We’re then all ready for an 8km hike. Our backpacks are loaded up with homemade flapjacks prepared by our Chefs, and of course the protein balls, and a picnic lunch of baked falafel, raw slaw made with carrot, coriander, red cabbage & orange and flatbreads, which we enjoy on the beach.
The hike takes around 4 hours and it’s hot – so some downtime by the pool is in order for the afternoon, before yoga on the roof with Emma David, Spiritual Gypsy, for a good old stretch. It’s a very emotional practice with the girls embracing in a heartfelt group hug at the end. I love a bit of girl-power! It was like the class had lifted so many of our stresses – a really powerful and emotional feeling and a great way to kick of open-air cinema night!
The evening started with a Spanish tapas dinner (cod in ratatouille, chilli & garlic prawns, tomato turkey meatballs, beetroot alioli, salad) followed by the movie ‘Lion’, which we watched on huge beanbags with blankets, whilst snacking on popcorn and sipping a glass of cava. Work hard – play hard, right?
How we do movie nights in Ibiza!
Tuesday kicked of with a full body session on the roof (keep an eye on my YouTube for my promo video coming soon, as all the action from Day 3 and this morning’s workout was filmed by Infin8), followed by a breakfast of plum tomatoes cooked with chilli & garlic with baked eggs on top – delicious. There was quinoa porridge too.
Some of the guests then went for a wander around Ibiza Town, whilst the others joined a talk with Soul Empowerment Coach Abi Fox – From Self-Doubt to Self-Love.
It was all back to camp for Spanish-style chicken kebabs served with roasted Mediterranean veggies, black olives, cherry tomatoes and capers, and a rocket, pickled beetroot and walnut salad. That afternoon we hit the pool for a glute workout with a difference before Paella night! The ladies were shown how to cook a seafood and mixed Paella, which we then tucked into and thoroughly enjoyed.
Dining al fresco every night!
Our last full day started with legs and glutes on the roof, focusing on strength (squats & deadlifts) and metabolic exercises like squat jumps and box jumps! This was followed by a delicious breakfast of poached eggs with turkey and chicken pieces, toast, quinoa porridge and fruits.
It was then Yogalates with Louise by the pool, before a soothing massage to help revive their tired muscles – very well deserved after all their hard work!
For the rest of the afternoon we all had fun lounging in the sun by the pool and recharging for the night ahead – our farewell dinner!
Everyone got dressed up for an amazing meal at a Lebanese restaurant called Patchwork, which overlooks the sea in Talamanca Bay and is just beautiful. We wined and dined with delicious healthy foods and enjoyed cocktails and vino (and socialised out of our lycra!); an absolutely fantastic end to a perfect week!
Don’t we scrub up well! Not sure who the guy in the background is though lol
Leaving day. We enjoyed one last breakfast together before saying our goodbyes. Some ladies were off home – whilst some stayed in sunny Ibiza for a few more days. It was hard saying goodbye to such an amazing group of women but I hope to see some of them again soon on my next FitRetreat in September 22nd-27th – click HERE for more info!
If you are interested in joining in the fun, I only have a few spaces left. Contact me if you’d like to take advantage of my current special offer.
I’ll hopefully look forward to seeing you soon!