Below is a typical itinerary for our Fitness Bootcamp Retreats in Portugal (All Inclusive)
DAY 1 – Saturday – arrival day.
You will fly in to Faro airport where your pre-booked taxi will be waiting for you to bring you to our Villa. All the boot campers will be arriving today, and you can get to know everyone before you arrive through our WhatsApp and Facebook groups. Most people travel solo so do not worry, you won’t not feel alone, you may even be in a taxi with somebody if they land at a similar time as you. Once you arrive at the complex you can settle in, have some food, and relax, sunbathe, or take a wonder around the area. We will all have the 1st dinner tonight and usually an early night before your early wake up on Day 2
DAY 2 – Sunday
We start off nice and early at 7am with your full body measurements (weight, inches and fitness tests (1-mile run/walk followed by 10 timed exercises – don’t worry they are adaptable for everyone) These are done at the end of the week too so we can monitor improvements. Once we finish these it will be time for a healthy breakfast by the pool. Next is your welcome talk, where we will go through everything involved in the week and answer any questions. It’s then straight into a variety of fitness sessions until lunchtime where you will be served something light and healthy. (Throughout the week we have approximately 30 fitness classes, with elements of cardio, resistance, core and stretch). The afternoon is then yours to relax – chill around the pool, head to the beach, take a walk into town, or just relax with a book or a film. We finish the day with a high intensity session followed by a gentle relaxation/stretch class like pilates or yoga and we all sit together for a well deserved evening meal made by our in house chef, before relax and bed
Day 3 – Monday
Similar to Day 2 except we start the day with a run/walk and there will be a workshop on healthy living after breakfast (we run these daily with different topics every day). We also have a delicious BBQ in the evening, great way to finish off the day
Day 4 – Tuesday
Morning sessions similar to previous – but in the afternoon our Masseuse comes in and sports massages are offered – just 25 euros per 30 minutes, and it’s a perfect way to relax the tiring muscles. In the evening we have an optional trip to Albufeira Old Town for dinner, where we use a fantastic beachfront restaurant. Some of the ladies stay out and enjoy a few cocktails before heading back to the villa (not too late as hangovers and running don’t mix!)
Day 5 – Wednesday
This morning is beach workout day! We head to a section of the beach approx. 45 minutes’ walk away (Fantastic coastal walk with stunning views of Albufeira) Once there we do a beach interval run/walk, followed by a few fitness sessions and team games – rounders is pretty tough on the beach! Once we finish at the beach, we have lunch (we bring a picnic) then most of the ladies head into the town to do a bit of shopping and relax, before coming back for the last class of the day and dinner
Day 6 – Thursday
This is the last full day of fitness so lots of sessions in todays schedule – but it will be worth it tomorrow! The aching will have passed by now and you will be ready to hit the sessions full steam ahead. Our masseuse comes in again this afternoon for anyone who would like extra massages (Sports and relaxation massages are available)
Day 7 – Friday
It’s the last day! We start the day with your measurements and fitness tests again to see your results and how amazing you did throughout the week. Then after breakfast we offer additional excursions ranging from relaxing boat trips around the Albufeira coastline, to more energetic options such as paddle boarding and surfing. These are optional so if you would like the last day to just relax then that’s no problem! We finish the day with a goodbye workshop and last supper. You will have made friends for life, so this night can get a bit emotional!
Day 8 – Saturday – leaving day
Time to leave – your taxis will pick you up and take you direct to Faro airport where you will head home after an amazing week! Checkout is 10am and most people do get the early flights between 9am and 11am. This is not the end of your journey, as we will send you lots of post bootcamp support and check up on you regularly to keep you on track, and many people rebook with us for the next one!
* Please note the itinerary may change slightly