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Review: NO1 Bootcamp, Heacham in Norfolk

By Georgie Bentley-Buckle on 16th October 2020

The wellbeing tourism industry has never been so popular. Today, instead of drinking your body weight in cocktails on the beach and returning home feeling less than your best self, people understand why they need to be investing in their everyday wellbeing and the impact it has on their lives. With many modern jet-setters turning to transformative getaways that are going to add to the quality of their lives whilst reducing stress levels, it’s no surprise wellness tourism is continuing to gain traction and now includes 17% of travellers globally.

Acknowledging that each person who checks themselves in has a variety of goals and objectives, the camp’s trainers offer each client an educational programme that reflects specific needs, whether it be fat loss or muscle growth.

As we cautiously emerge from lockdown and navigate changeable international restrictions, many people value their health more than they ever have done and are in search of a place a little closer to home to switch off and focus on simply themselves. Situated on the northern coast of Norfolk, this is where NO1 Bootcamp step in – a rural retreat guaranteed to offer a change of scenery and ensure you’ll leave feeling your best self.

The word ‘bootcamp’ is a concept that might make you want to run for the hills. Launching back in 2008 – in its infancy, NO1 Bootcamp, was a place that led with this hardcore ethos; attracting brave individuals from across the UK and beyond looking to be put through their paces. Today, however, the camp with pop-ups in Ibiza and Marrakesh lead with a rather more tailored approach. Acknowledging that each person who checks themselves in has a variety of goals and objectives, the camp’s trainers offer each client an educational programme that reflects specific needs, whether it be fat loss or muscle growth.

Professionals when it comes to designing perfectly balanced meals, the camp also has their sister company, NO 1 Food Prep to further support goals on departure.

With this decade-plus of expertise under their belt, the trainers empower and motivate clients to achieve their best selves. Leading with an itinerary of daily fitness workouts at their farmhouse and out across the Norfolk countryside, each day also follows unique nutritional plans from their talented on-site chefs – this includes three colourful meals per day, along with protein shakes and homemade snacks for those who need them. With an aim to achieve maximum results in a minimum timeframe, NO1 Bootcamp also helps each person they welcome how to then implement the fitness and nutritional learnings into their everyday life.

With their combined expertise partnered with cutting-edge technology, the trainers map out each wellbeing journey with one-to-one consultations on day one. Illustrating why the scales at home are pretty useless, the camp’s impressive InBody scanner breaks the body down into a report within a mere 30 seconds, offering honest feedback on body fat percentages, dangerous visceral fat levels, muscle density and hydration levels. Using this information, the team establish personal fitness and nutrition plans, supported with a ‘ghost weigh-in’ at the week’s mid-point to check that each team member is on track.

With their combined expertise partnered with cutting-edge technology, the trainers map out each wellbeing journey with one-to-one consultations on day one.

A variety of fitness levels and lifestyles come together for a supportive team experience from registration at 6.30am each morning until lights out in the farmhouse each evening. I sit down with former Royal Marine and chief instructor Gee Leary who is the driving force behind NO1 Bootcamp and whose ethos is to protect and care for each client who puts themselves in his team’s hands. Gee tells me it is his passion to help people that has directed the camp away from being a heartless place that ineptly pushes limits. Instead, today, the camp leads with a programme that strikes the balance between putting people through their paces whilst taking into consideration the variety of fitness levels, ages and nutritional needs in one group.

Factbox

Prices at NO1 Bootcamp start from £1,150 for the week. The camp are also delighted to offer LLM readers an exclusive 15% discount for the remainder of 2020. To claim this, readers can contact – bookings@no1bootcamp.com and quote: LUX15%.

Address: Summer Hill House, Lamsey Ln, Heacham PE31 7LB
Phone: 01485 570635
Website: no1bootcamp.com