Olympian decathlon legend Daley Thompson is at The BodyHoliday to challenge guests in the WellFit Retreat. I caught up with him to ask a few questions:
How’s the Well Fit programme gone this year?
It’s been going really well. We’ve been averaging 15 – 17 people. Kate and I try and see what people like, so if they enjoy running we tend to focus on that, if they prefer exercise we do more of that. It really depends on who’s there and what people have been enjoying over the week.
What’s been really popular?
Most of the stuff we do on the beach has been taken well. People love running, jumping around, doing sit ups, getting all sandy and stuff and then diving into the water. Well, it’s not my idea…but they like all that.
What do you think makes LeSport stand apart from other resorts?
I’m amazed how many people come on holiday here alone. This is the kind of place where it’s quite natural to come by yourself, because everybody starts introducing themselves around the dinner tables and when you’re getting breakfast or just walking around. You’ll soon find some like-minded people and find your own little group.
As an Olympian, what’s your opinion on the fitness activities at LeSport?
If you’re not looking into making sport your life, and are just doing it as a hobby, the classes are fantastic. Obviously my one’s the best…but the options here are brilliant. You can learn to play tennis, learn to play golf, you can do yoga first thing in the morning, a bunch of treatments I’ve never even heard of…
Have you tried any?
No I’m not that way inclined.
No massages no…therapeutic what-not?
Nah man, I’m hardcore, I’m old school. We don’t do that kind of stuff! Having said that, 90% of the guests here really like them, and once you’ve had your workout, they’re a great way to wind down.