This special blog post report is what happened in one of our recent Fitfarms fat camp weeks as reported by one of our instructors.

Valentines day at the weight loss retreat in the Cotswolds! Everyone’s up and early to start the day with their first set of measurements, Dan and myself meet the ladies at the studio to get the week started swiftly. For most of the clients attending Fitfarms results will be the main source of motivation and when Friday comes around nerves are at an all time high! However as trainers we believe that regular physical activities focus should be the enjoyment factor, if you’re enjoying what you’re doing you won’t want to give it up!

Following this we hold the first workshop of the week. All clients get a chance to discuss reasons for attending the course and any goals and fitness ambitions they may have. The workshop helps ladies feel at ease around each other and the trainers. This week’s workshop went particularly well with ladies interacting with each other and understanding how to handle a variety of situations. Moving onto the fun stuff, exercise!!

Saturday is an especially hard day, the toughest of all, carry your excess. Carry your excess is a circuit class using dumbbells carried in a backpack to mimic the effect of putting on and then loosing that excess weight. Here as trainers we can emphasise the impact that additional weight can have on joints and ability to move! Lunch is followed by an afternoon full of activity, leading to a total of 8 hours of exercise in day 1!!

Most of the clients can quite believe they’ve achieved this in their first day, and are quick to escape to their rooms for a well deserved nights rest! I’m sure they all filled with excitement for Sunday, bringing them the first wake up workout!

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