In July 2017, 18 HOOP members took up the challenge to join lifestyle coaches Mark Flewitt and Heather Wynn at an activity centre in the heart of Thetford Forest for HOOP’s amazing summer Bootcamp Weekend.
One of those members, Naomi Rettig has written an inspiring personal account of the camp’s thrills, successes and new friendships made. Read her fantastic blog story below and believe you can do it too. Go on, sign up for the January 2018 camp now!
Naomi blogged: “The HOOP bootcamp was a roller coaster ride of a weekend. Scared waiting to go on it, nervous approaching it, excitement when arriving, exhilaration and screams and euphoria (while doing the zip wire), disappointment that it’s all over, and wanting to do it all over again.
“The camp gurus are Mark Flewitt and Heather Jayne Wynn, more than personal trainers, they are Zen-like philosophers too, always on hand with words of wisdom and radiating positivity like Ready Brek kids (if you’re old enough, like me, to remember them). Mark and Heather don’t push you to do anything you don’t want to do, but with their support and encouragement it’s easy to leave your comfort zone and try something new.
“All the food on the weekend was prepared and cooked by professional chef Brian Powlett, who runs his Knife of Brian catering company. And I can vouch that his food is truly delicious. Any worries I had about feeling hungry were blown away with scrumptious fresh, natural, filling food. I cannot compliment Brian’s food enough, no one has managed to get me excited about salads in forty-five years, and I’m a fussy vegetarian.
“There were plenty of activities on offer throughout the weekend, canoeing (only two people went overboard!), mountain biking (if you could cope with sitting on a saddle the size of a stapler), Orienteering, Boules, Archery, a climbing wall, and abseiling (if you made it to the top, which some awesome ladies did), zip wire (all eight ladies that climbed up the tower had the courage to launch themselves off, including me), Zumba, Boxercise, yoga, and gentle walking.
“Meeting people in similar headspace was a highlight. It was so liberating to be surrounded by friendly supportive people, all understanding the struggle of excess weight. Considering I was so far out of my comfort zone, it was incredible how comfortable I felt on the weekend, it was like I had permission to be myself and that was so refreshing. I would highly recommend going to a HOOP camp to reboot yourself, physically and emotionally. I’m definitely going back again!”
The next Reboot Camp Weekend run by Mark Flewitt and Heather J. Wynn especially for HOOP members will be held from Friday 19th January to Sunday 21st January 2018.
Whether it’s to complete a personal challenge, kick start a healthier lifestyle or to boost your existing plan, Mark and Heather are confident their weekend camps for HOOP can help you to become the best version of you.
Click here for more details and contact to book your place now.