The holiday absolutely flew by and I had a wonderful time!
My personal highlights were kayaking along the coastline on Sunday afternoon. I loved seeing the island from this completely new perspective and you could certainly tell you were working on your arm muscles during the adventure. We explored small caves and inlets in the landscape and everyone enjoyed a relaxing swim at the end too.
Every level of ability and previous experience was catered for extremely well during the entire week and the more traditional exercise sessions such as the beach boot camps and cardiovascular workout sessions were tailored very cleverly to ensure no one felt like they were left behind or were the least fit in the group. The range of exercises included also meant that for everything someone struggled with they also found at least one thing that the really enjoyed and came more naturally to them.
Another highlight for me was the discussion Laura hosted about people's attitude to healthy eating and the reasons behind why so many 'diets' I had tried in the past had failed. It was really insightful for me and definitely made me look at planning my meals and food in a more balanced way in the future. The food we cooked together during the weekend wasn't just healthy but also delicious. As everything was easy to prepare, I will definitely try some of the recipes at home.
Looking back across the holiday as a whole I definitely feel healthier and better for taking a little time out of everyday life, being a little selfish and focussing on myself for a week.
Combine this with the beautiful sunshine and great activities which allowed everyone to explore this charming little island a little more and I am returning from this holiday refreshed and revitalised and ready to put some of the nutritional suggestions and exercises I learnt during the boot camps and evening talks with Laura to good practice.