Have you ever considered doing a boot camp but the thought of army drills 12hrs a day just haunts you? Or did you bite the bullet and do it anyway and dreaded it as it you woke up at 5am and its cold, dark, wet, muddy to start the daily run, as the week goes on you are feeling like you have been hit by a bus, starving, cold and a day that feels like it never ends, bad night sleeps and dying for a massage to sooth the pain?? At the end of the week you have achieved some results however when you are back into general day to day life healthy living is hard to maintain? Well if this is the type of boot camp you have done before then its time to make a Change….
IMBOKI – Image, Body, and Mind is the way forward! No 5am starts, no 12plus hrs. days of training, no intimidating army uniforms, no starving. IMBOKI focus on exactly what busy people like us need. The days are based around providing a programme that you can take away with you into the real world once the week is completed. It’s a great retreat – with daily exercise, educational nutrition sessions and some papering.
The week starts with stepping onto the Body Analysis Machine which provides you with a break down of your total body composition and gives you a true picture of your weight profile. To many times we (especially woman) focus on the scales. Lesson 1 at Imboki is to throw away the scales and focus on Fat Loss. Not only do you get the breakdown of what your body composition is (fat, muscle, bone density etc.) you get the education around how to change it – how to increase your metabolic rate, how to increase resting metabolic rate, fitness levels and more. Through physical training session, lifestyle nutritional sessions IMBOKI give you what you need.
Each day starts at 7am with yoga and on most days you would only do 3-4 physical training sessions lasting approximately an hour each with no sessions after dinner. The sessions are varied and involve high and low intensity activities that you can do at home, in the park and at the gym. Each day there are also a number of education sessions focusing on different themes such as Nutrition, Lifestyle, Image and more. The food is exceptionally healthy with fresh good sized portions that you won’t leave the table feeling hungry.
The evenings involves relaxation time to mingle with your fellow Imbokers and book some papering sessions from massages, to body wraps, manicure, pedicure etc. There are a few after dinner activities for those that wanted to participate which included beauty and make up course and salsa dancing and more (*these vary depending on retreat). On the last night we had a celebration dinner where everyone got dressed up out of the gym gear to celebrate a week of great achievements.
In general IMBOKI provided me exactly what I was looking for in trying to get myself back into shape and also giving me the confidence I need to keep going, and look and feel great. During that week I lost 3.3% body fat (equivalent of 6lbs of fat) and am still dropping. Since the retreat I have managed to maintain and continue to loss fat. My body shape has changed and I am feeling a lot healthier, energetic and am now really conscious about what I eat, how I cook, when I exercise and more importantly ensuring that I maintain a routine. The tools that IMBOKI gave me made me realize that its not that hard to keep focused, I don’t need to spend hours at the gym and food can be healthy and enjoying by substituting simple ingredients rather than dieting. And you can fit all of this into a busy lifestyle without giving up your life!! Most importantly it also gives you a great network of people to keep you motivated towards reaching your goals.
Finally ladies – you don’t have to do it alone – IMBOKI is mixed gender so bring your partners along. It was a great retreat and I honestly felt that I was on holidays as it was in a beautiful location, with great people and it wasn’t as intense as previous boot camps and I am still achieving my results.
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