Hayley Sparkes, London, UK.
“Whilst I was very excited to be spending a week at the UK’s only luxury weight loss boot-camp, I was also nervous and didn’t know what to expect. All sorts of questions ran through my mind, will I feel hungry, am I too unfit to take part, what shall I wear, will I fit into the group? Well I really should not have worried about any of those things as I had the most amazing and positive experience during my stay at NuBeginnings. From the moment I arrived, the NuBeginnings manager Jenny made me feel so welcome and it was lovely being shown around the beautiful building that would be my home for the rest of the week. The location was stunning and the views of the sea and fresh air made it seem a world away from my busy and often stressful work life at home. Ilframcombe is so picturesque I want to go back again for a holiday. Whilst every day I was faced with new challenges, I was never pushed beyond my limits. It was very satisfying to achieve the fitness goals set for me and I proved to myself that I can accomplish far more than I thought I could, I don’t normally ever push myself! Every day I learnt so many new things and having access to all the highly trained fitness instructors, nutritionists and therapists was worth its weight in gold. The information I learnt during my stay will really help to change my future health and eating habits for the better for the rest of my life. I can finally break the up and down and unhealthy relationship that I have had with food for years. At the end of the week I could not believe how lovely my skin looked, so much so that I felt comfortable without make-up which I never normally do. I was delighted to have lost 7 pounds during my stay and left looking and feeling much more like myself. After dieting every day unsuccessfully for the last four years, to lose 7 pounds without ever feeling hungry was a miracle. The biggest lesson I learned is that I can actually eat more food than I did before, this is something that no one has been able to convince me before. NuBeginnings really have thought of everything to cater for your mind, body and soul. The focus on the future and ongoing support is also brilliant, it’s all about long term results and a change of mind set and behavioural patterns as opposed to a quick fix. I bonded so well with my other campers and met interesting people from all walks of life and different parts of the world. All the staff should be praised highly for being so supportive and knowledgeable they were all fantastic and NuBeginnings is lucky to have people who are so passionate about helping people improve their lives. They can adapt to everyone’s needs and have a great way of making everyone feel comfortable, confident and back in control. I would absolutely recommend NuBeginnings to anyone, I cannot state strongly enough what a brilliant place it is and how much it will change you for the better, whatever your reasons are for attending. If you are reading this and still a bit unsure, you must go for it, you will be so glad you did the experience will only bring positivity into your life. “