LJPT Fitness Retreats
Launched in 2016, with the first retreat being held in Dubai.
“This trip for me was always going to be the unknown... as well as facing so many personal fears and challenges.
All I can say is that I am so glad that I decided to take the jump and join this amazing bunch of people on this retreat. This was the first time I have ever thought about doing anything like this and I’m glad I did.
I felt I pushed myself to the limit, it was emotional some days for me but I never let that deter me from giving it may all.
TEAM LJPT are truly great people of all fitness levels. In Dubai everyone was so supportive, encouraging and made everyone feel part of this great team. At the end of our time in Dubai I felt physically and mentally drained but on such a high.
I achieved so much, I learnt that I can do anything I put my mind to and I overcome all the fears that I had.
I am so looking forward to where LJPT will be going next and I never ever thought I would say that.
The accommodation was lovely, everything you needed was there. I enjoyed my free time and the opportunity just to relax and reflect on being in this lovely place. Food was amazing I ate things I would never ever thought I would and I loved how everyone pulled together to help with this.
Lee I can’t thank you enough for making this experience an enjoyable, but tough one that has left me on a complete high”
“LJPT 2017 retreat to Dubai was amazing. From start to finish everything ran smoothly. Lee arranged everything down to transport to and from the airport, boarding passes and booking our seats.
Before Dubai Lee emailed meal plans, an itinerary with times of the work out sessions and free time for each day. All we needed to do is turn up to catch the flight, everything was really well organised.
Arriving at our luxury apartments the fridge was already fully stocked with food and drink and everything we needed to prepare the meals during our 4 days away. Each apartment had its own living room area and each bedroom had an en-suite bathroom.
We got to work out at some truly amazing places. Yoga at the Lost Chambers Aquarium at the Atlantis hotel, an outdoor gym situated along the beach, AquaFun on JBR beach as well as runs around Dubai Marina.
The 6:00am wake up call for the beach workouts was a real killer but like with every one of the work outs you definitely could not complain about the views we had of Dubai during them. Even the indoor gym over looked the beach and The Palm.
All work outs were varied and definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone, it was challenging and physically tough but at the same time we had so many laughs along the way it made it a real enjoyable 4 days training. I got to train with such a great group of people who were all encouraging and motivating to help you carry on and keep you pushing that little bit harder.
To finish off our time in Dubai, Lee had organised a team dinner at a restaurant on The Palm which was the perfect place to relax and unwind and laugh about stories from our trip before catching our flight home.
“There were many things l loved about this trip but the most satisfying was seeing people smash their own personal goals. It is not a competitive environment but it is an environment where everyone is encouraged and supported to be the best they can be and by the end of the trip there were some fantastic results.
The apartments were great, with everything we needed and amazing views and you could not get a better location. If you think you are going not to eat much, you are wrong, there is plenty of healthy food and you are encouraged to eat (alot) in order to maintain your work load.
The exercise was tough and there were times when l thought l am not going to get through this, at this point there was a pleasant distraction ie Pilates surrounded by an aquarium. Perfect timing, allowing to refocus.
I thought l would struggle with the heat but it is a dry heat unlike the humidity in the UK, therefore although it was hot it was not unpleasant.
My afternoons were spent on the beach, people watching and in the sea for an hour or two. The sea was so warm it was like a bath, perfect therapy for tired muscles.
Lee set up an easy payment plan and made us aware right at the beginning what was expected of us fitnesswise. He also did well to keep the team focused on our fitness levels so we were ready for Dubai. Surprisingly on the last day l had a bit of an energy surge, which makes me think this would be great preparation for a sports trial AND, what's more, l dropped an inch or two in body measurements!! There was a lot of banter amongst everyone; it was a great team. The meal out on the last night was a great ending, everyone was ready to kick back and relax.
I came home from this trip tired but on a massive high and I am now waiting for the next announcement on future LJPT fitness retreats.”