'It's about people' - We all want to feel better about ourselves, move better and enjoy the process.
Where in the world: Bristol, UK (Now living in Spain).
Exercise Experience: "I've been attending Natalie's Boot Camps since the beginning. Before that some Yoga and I love to walk."
Fitness Goals: "To tone up, gain more energy and feel stronger."
Favourite Movement or Workout: "They all totally exhaust me.... Love the stretching at the end when I know I am still alive and have made it through!".
Bio:"My name is Alison Dias and before I started with Natalie’s boot camps, I can confidently say, I never pushed myself to exercise regularly & properly. I live with a chronic illness and this made me scared of pushing myself too much. I often felt fatigued & energy less and was convinced regular exercise would make me feel worse. I just didn’t think it was for me. Of course I was wrong. I now know how much I can do, have gained confidence in myself and feel fitter and much stronger. I think I will always have body confidence issues, but before the boot camps, I used to dread going to the beach and having to wear a swimsuit…now, I feel ok with it…and I’m happy with that!"
What have you discovered about yourself? "That I feel better in myself whilst I am exercising regularly. Definitely have better body confidence & energy, & when I think I cant do something…I actually can, at my own pace. I’m not falling apart...yet!"
Where in the World: Dutchie living in the South of Spain
Exercise Experience: 2 years training mostly with Natalie
Fitness Goals: Stress Relief, Getting Strong, and Boosting my Self Esteem.
Favourite Movement or Workout: "I love " the Manmaker" and Deadlifts, also wallballs make me happy and out of breath!"
What have you discovered about yourself? "That I enjoy working out so much more than I always thought. It makes me relaxed, happy and proud of myself. I have a very stressful job in a busy kitchen and this is a perfect way to get my endorphins up... Since i started training i feel so much better about myself and my body. When I started I couldn't do 3 situps, and a few weeks ago I managed to do a hundred, that's something I never expected I could do! I live in Spain for already 15 years with my partner and my beautiful boy who is almost 8. I am superhappy that I discovered such a wonderful bunch of people to train with in a perfect setting this park surrounded by the beautiful mountains of benahavis.
Natalie really helps me to make the most out of the workout and always pushes me, am super thankful for that, she is a great soul."
Age: 55 years young!
Where in the world: Derby, UK (Now in Marbella).
Exercise Experience:"Run 5 marathons, boxing and boxing coaching experience
Fitness Goals: Walk from Marbella to Monaco 1,000 miles"
Favourite workout: "Benahavis Bootcamp, Double Unders, Sandbags and KettleBells."
My discovery: "Personally come alive again since starting Bootcamp and now up for a new challenge... Walk for Charity Mental Health... very very dear to my heart... long story!"
Bio: "Married to Karen my soul mate for 31 years, family son Tom his wife Nellie, their kids boy Theo and daughter Reia, daughters Hannah & Claire twins."
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Age: 8/10/60 couldn’t decide whether to put 58 or 59
Where in the World: Cambridge originally, now in Spain.
Exercise Experience: "I’ve always been sporty. I’ve played netball padel and tennis in Marbella. I still play padel.
I have been to yoga , Zumba and boot camps."
Fitness Goals: "To become more toned, increase muscle and build up my stamina.
Favourite Movement or Workout: Kettlebells."
What have you discovered about yourself? "It doesn’t matter what age you are, you can continue a fitness regime and become stronger physically and mentally."
Bio: "I am single, have 2 grown up children and work in Holiday rentals. I hope to have my own holiday rental business in the not too distant future."