Did you have a specific goal in mind? Such as kick start fitness / Maintain / Train for an event or something else)
I chose the optimal fitness program in part to improve my fitness while on retreat, but also for the physical assessment and specific advice for myself and my circumstances. I travel a lot for work and personally so I needed to learn exercises and programs that I could do with minimal equipment from anywhere.
Did you learn anything about yourself or new skills/tools to bring home to help you have a healthier life after your retreat?
"What I learned about myself was that I am most comfortable in an environment where I am working towards a goal and have articulated my actions towards that goal.”
What I learned about myself was that I am most comfortable in an environment where I am working towards a goal and have articulated my actions towards that goal. Where I derail myself is when I have a desire but have not stated my goal or actions. The team also taught me a lot of body-weight training exercises, helped me understand specific weaknesses in my body and helped me understand what I needed to do structurally, like improving my posture for example.
Did you have any reservations about going on a wellness holiday?
I can't pretend I wasn't nervous. I have never been particularly fit and embarking on a program with the title fitness was daunting. But everything was catered to my level of fitness, the team helped me every step of the way. I was pushed but not too far. I worked hard but was never crashing into bed exhausted. I felt refreshed, relaxed and well exercised at the end.
Will you book another wellness retreat in the future?
Yes, I will definitely be making wellness travel a regular part of my holiday plans and I would love to discover other retreats as awesome as Kamalaya was for me, and I would absolutely return there, highly recommended.