Client Story: Harriet
Programme type: Weight Loss Programme length: 11 nights Menu option: 7 days juicing and 4 days portion controlled
A bit of background
I am 46 and have always struggled with my weight, which goes up and down, but has been on a downward spiral since working as a chalet girl last winter and eating cake every day! Not clever.
Despite trying a short course of personal training and going to the gym regularly, I have lacked the willpower to push myself properly during the workouts. I have also been eating junk for most of the year so decided to kickstart a positive change in my life habits with an 11 day stay with Katie in Dubai.
A blend of juicing and portion controlled menu plan
I decided to juice for the first week to detox and found the juices varied and tasty. I did notice that my energy levels would fall sometimes but would have an apple or some extra juice if I felt I needed it to keep going with the exercise programme. Even after just a week I can see a real change in my skin and in particular my cellulite has almost gone… enough to keep me motivated to stay on track and eat healthily to banish it altogether.
Having attended the bootcamp programme here the previous year I then switched to portion controlled meals as I remembered the restaurant here does some amazing salads and seafood dishes. I was not disappointed and wish I had a buffet waiting for me when I get home.
So much fun and variety
The exercise has been great, lots of variety, from Fartlek interval training, boxing, hypoxic pool training, ab work, kayaking, circuits and lots of walking and gym time, as well as my new favourite… stand up paddle boarding! Despite falling in 6 times (and being the only person to fall in at all!) I loved it and have been out on the water 6 times during my stay…. amazing!
“I would recommend Katie’s retreat to anyone who wants a kickstart with their health. Whether it be a big kick or a gentle nudge, she is available and always ready to give you that extra encouragement to reach your goal, with a joke and a smile to keep you upbeat even when you are feeling exhausted. My only regret is that I can’t stay longer.”