We are VERY proud of our Thailand fitness boot camp reviews. Guests kindly write written testimonials for us at the end of their bootcamp holiday with us.
The boot camp exceeded my expectations. I appreciated the variety and intensity of the exercises. I accomplished more than I thought was possible since I had the trainers, Anton and Ekk, along with our team motivating me to push further and keep going. I achieved my goals in terms of healthy eating and feeling 1000 x better for it. My attitude, confidence and mood are the best they have been in over a year! Thanks for giving me a fresh start. I look forward to returning again and I highly recommend others to come as well. Working as part of group a was also very therapeutic!! Anton and Ekk, were very respectful and considerate of everyone’s needs. They were supportive and motivating. Anton is really good at finding innovative ways to exercise. I even enjoyed our cycling day ( and I am uncomfortable on a bike).
:) Body fat % went down and fitness levels increased. I feel empowered
Weight loss 1 kgs, lost 3.3% body fat and 2 cms off waist width in 1 week.
-Tracy Kowatch Koren, 17 – 24 March 2017, Canada.
I have been pushed hard and to my limits in the nicest possible way by both Tawun and Methee this week. Many a class I have arrived at believing I was too tired and without energy yet these guys encouraged and got the best out of me with their friendly and professional approach. A truly amazing week which I have thoroughly enjoyed. Tawun and Methee are a real credit to Fresh Start Fitness Bootcamp. Thank you so much guys. So glad I am here for another week! Next week’s instructors have a lot to live up to. Thank you.
Another brilliant week of activities – great idea having a change of instructors and slight changes to the bike ride and walks, kept it fresh! Again my favourite activity was the cardio tennis, so much fun and the instructor Ladie is amazing. Having more folk this week made the team games much more competitive but in a good way. Thoroughly recommend Fresh Start Thailand fitness boot camp. David and I are already talking about when we can come back :)
Weight loss 4.3 kgs and 6.2 cms off waist width in 2 week.
-Samantha Lawson, 10 – 24 March 2017, United State.
Yet another great week at Fresh Start boot camp. Visit 4 and the boot camp still remains as fun, entertaining and effective as ever. I loved the changes to the bike ride and hill challenge. Also the visit to the “poo poo paper factory” in place of the elephant or tiger parks. The instructors, Anton and Ekk were fun and motivating. Excellent choice of exercises and exercise locations, Thanks Guys!!The Pavana is a lovely hill resort- food was great and staff as lovely as ever.
Visit 5….. well you never know! xxx
Weight loss 2 kgs, and 3 cms off waist width in 1 week.
-Hilary Oliver, 17 – 24 March 2017, Canada.
After spending the 1st of our 2 week bootcamp under the expert guidance of Tawun and Methee I have no hesitation in recommending “Fresh Start”. Both trainers create a fun and enjoyable atmosphere whilst pushing you to succeed. Whilst it was a small group we still managed to enjoy the team events. The 1st week has been superb and I am looking forward to further challenge myself in week 2. I had reservations about doing 2 weeks but I am so pleased my wife dictated the duration…..Thank you, a great team who are a credit to the company.
My 2nd week at Fresh Start this time with Anton and Ekk. Both trainers bring something different and it helped me to push myself further. This has been a fantastic experience for me, your team, including Nok, Anne and Weena are an absolute credit to Fresh Start. Superb concept, professionally run. Thank you so much!
Weight loss 8 kgs, lost 1.8% body fat and 7.5 cms off waist width in 2 weeks.
-David Lawson, 10 – 24 March 2017, United State.
Bootcamp has been as amazing experience. I came here on my own and was fully occupied from the get go. Tawun and Methee were our fantastic instructors. We were worked to our limits but with a lot of laughter too. Everything ran so smoothly and their organisational skills were 150%. I would recommend this to everyone wanting a challenge. A truly great experience. I feel like a new woman but guaranteed I will sleep the whole flight home!
Weight loss 1.7 kgs, lost 3% body fat and 3.3 cms off waist width in 1 week.
-Suzie Levett, 10 – 16 March 2017, Hong Kong.
This has been another excellent week of training. I highly recommend the program to anyone who wants to have a refresher course in fitness and diet in order to start back on the path of healthy living. The trainers that I had, Tawun and Methee, were professional, friendly and fun and they made you work! they are an asset to the program.
Weight loss 6 kgs, and 5.7 cms off waist width in 1 week.
-Simon Ower, 10 – 16 March 2017, Australia.
Really hard but super rewarding! The Fresh Start trainers are superb and know when to push and when to support. The activities are varied and I loved getting out and about seeing Chiang Mai. The Resort is beautiful and the spa therapists exceptional. A massage was definitely needed after a 40 km bike ride. If you are thinking about coming, do it and come ready to sweat!
Weight loss 2.6 kg’s, and 4 cm’s off waist width in 1 week.
-Kerry Russell, 24th February – 3rd March 2017, United Kingdom.
I would recommend this experience to anyone. It was challenging and a great opportunity to reinforce my fitness. Jez is a balanced trainer- he knows how to lead, motivate and challenge everyone in the group which includes varied personalities, fitness levels and goals. Ekk is also great at supporting the team and pushing everyone behind. Good balance of all types of exercises. I enjoyed the whole program and I am definitely fitter. Thank you
Weight loss 3.5 kg’s in 1 week.
-Kami Tang Pack, 24 February – 3 March 2017, Trinidad and Tobago.
Its the second time Ive come to Fresh Start Bootcamp. I decided to comeback because I find it is the perfect formula for taking a break from a stressful job while doing something good for yourself. The busy routine keeps the body busy enough that your mind does not get the chance to wander back to the office. At the same time, the luxury environment of the resort and the attentive team make you feel pampered. A word of praise to all the trainers who go out their way to help you out, motivate you and also tailor the program to the needs of all participants.
Weight loss 2.8 kg’s, and 13 cm’s off waist width in 10 day.
-Wanda Toso, 17 – 27 February 2017, Italy.
Such an amazing experience. Ive been here for 3 weeks and haven’t felt this good in years. I’m impressed with the amount of different activities that are in 1 day. If you are looking for an active holiday, lose weight or just get fit, I highly recommend it!! The trainers are all fantastic and you get to see the beautiful scenery of Chiang Mai. Definitely beat my expectations!!
Weight loss 4.4 kgs, lost 2.1% body fat and 13 cms off waist width in 4 week.
-Bekki, 5 February – 1 March, Malta.
I really enjoyed the 1 week program, especially huge thank you to our leader Jez and for all the encouragement to run, I absolutely loved it!! The monks trail and waterfall hill walking were my favorite activities! The food was good overall but adding extra eggs and protein definitely helped me as weight-loss was not my goal. Overall I achieved great results in just one week. I feel like I am much fitter and much more capable than when I started. Thank you Jez and Ekk, I loved my time here!
Weight loss 1.9 kgs, lost 1.4% body fat and 5 cms off waist width in 1 week.
-Anastasiya Berasneva, 24 February – 3 March 2017, Russia.
Anton is a fantastic trainer/motivator/leader. Anton is able to profile each participants, assess everyone’s fitness/energy level and adjusts the tempo of the workout accordingly. Ekk serve the team with grace and a smile, always.
Weight loss 4.7 kgs, and 4.5 cms off waist width in 10day.
-Simon Ng, 10-21 February 2017, Singapore.
2nd time at Fresh Start Bootcamp. I will definitely be back again. I feel so much better now and I’m very happy with the weight loss. Anton and Ekk were great trainers and inspired me to give my best. Thank you
Weight loss 4.9 kgs, and lost 2% body fat and 16 cms off waist width in 6 day.
-Christopher Cole, 11-17 February 2017, Germany.
What a fantastic week!! I came looking for an active holiday discovering new places…. and I go back having done that and discovering a level of fitness I didn’t know I had. So many exercises, so different, so much fun. Facilities are great and the instructors Anton and Ekk are brilliant. Very creative in the workouts, pushing you but also helping and encouraging you to find your limits. I loved the cloud 9 sala! I hope Ill be back soon!! I wasn’t looking to lose weight but I was inspired by so many people around me trying their hardest. I wish they continue in this journey to improve their quality of life!!
Weight loss 2 kgs and 2 cms off waist width in 1 week.
-Alfonso Medina, 10-17 February 2017, Australia.
Fantastic week of working hard and playing hard too. Everything was made into fun. Anton and Ekk were great coaches and supporters. Loved all the team games and team ethic and the competition generated between the group. Anton is so creative with his training. Food was great, I was only hungry once! Amazing results from just one week, certainly a fresh start and a lifestyle to maintain.Thanks guys!
Weight loss 1.8 kgs, and 8 cms off waist width in 1 week.
-Jemma Wright, 10-17 February 2017, United Kingdom.
This bootcamp was an eye opener for me and my fitness levels. I loved all the encouragement I received from the trainers and other bootcampers. The food was fabulous and the massages were very good. The rooms were nice, clean and the overall staff at the Pavana was always sweet and friendly. The Yoga and Pilates instructors were also nice. Thanks a lot to Pump for the entire week of pushing me especially on the Monks Trail.
Weight loss 2.5 kgs, and lost 1.2% body fat and 5.6 cms off waist width in 1 week.
-Mamtu Mirchandani, 3 – 10 February 2017, India.
Challenging and varied week of activities. Jez our instructor was excellent, he took great care to ensure we were well warmed up and stretched. I really enjoyed the Monk’s trail walk to the temple, it was great to work out in such lovely surroundings. The food was tasty and satisfying. I felt much fitter by the end of the week. Excellent full on programme, it is very well run and I would recommend it to anyone working for Fresh Start to fitness or just a different challenge to your routine.
Waist loss 4 cms in 1 week.
-Adrienne Marshall, 27 January – 3 February 2017, Scotland.
I spent 2 weeks at Fresh Start with Jez, Pong and Ekk. The trainers were excellent and I was really impressed with the variety of exercises we did. As expected, I lost weight during the bootcamp, but I didn’t expect such an increase in fitness, flexibility and energy. Highlights for me were the cardio tennis, Muay Thai and walking up the monk’s trail to Doi Suthep.
The food was excellent and I never felt hungry or malnourished during the weeks
Weight loss 4.5 kgs, and 9 cms off waist width in 2 week.
-Jon Butler, 20 January – 3 February 2017, United Kingdom.
Thanks to everyone for a fabulous time at Fresh Start boot camp. I was very apprehensive about being able to keep up and join in all the activities but I was included in everything and encouraged. The range of activities are good and varied plus there is something for everyone. The trainers were absolutely brilliant, they kept encouraging and pushing me when I wanted to give up. I have found it a very motivational time and want to continue on my journey to achieve my goals at home.
Thanks for helping me towards a healthier life! Weight loss 4 kgs, and 10 cms off waist width in 1 week.
-Annette O’Connor, 13 – 25 January 2017, United State.
It’s my second time to the boot camp. It’s an amazing experience and I recommend everyone to try it. We had a great leader (Anton) who led the group in an excellent way along with his assistant (Ekk) whom I believe can be a great leader too.
It was a great experience and I got very good results. The team leader (Jess) was very good and he focused on each and everyone of us. Phong was also a great assistant. He is really funny and friendly and I loved the Muay Thai class with him. Thanks for the great results. Weight loss 1.5 kgs, lost 2.9% body fat in 1 week.
-Mohammed Taha, 17 – 24 January 2017, Dubai.
What an amazing experience! A great way to get back in fitness with a fun program full of variation. Great staff, awesome location and like minded guests to help you enjoy the journey.
-Michael Delbridge, 13 – 20 January 2017, Australia.
I joined the bootcamp with clear objectives of kick-starting a healthy lifestyle and shedding off those extra pounds. I achieved my goal over three weeks of hard work. I recommend two to three weeks to be the ideal time frame if you would like to see good results. It is fun and a mini United Nations where you meet people from all around the world. Our trainers were superb and caring. I had a bad knee and I appreciated how the trainers took the initiative of adjusting my program considering my injury. Flexibility is important and attention to the bootcamper’s well being is what makes the experience worthwhile. Thank You!
Weight loss 3.4 kilos and 8 Cm’s off waist width in 3 week.
-Dr. Casta Tungaraza 23 December 2016 – 13 January 2017, Australia.
It was a fantastic week with different activities all the time and I never got bored. Great Instructors! If you want to lose weight and have fun at the same time- this is your place
Weight loss 3 kgs, lost 3.2% body fat and 6 Cm’s off waist width only 1 week.
-Kim Lorenzen, 6 – 13 January 2017, Denmark
This has been an amazing week. It was so much fun! I achieved a lot more than I had expected. The sessions are so varied, challenging and worked the entire body. It’s a great balance of physical, mental, dieting and relaxation. I highly recommend this bootcamp. The trainers are excellent, friendly and knowledgeable, truly a great bunch of people.
-Vinai Patel, 23 December 2016 – 2 January 2017, United Kingdom.
“I didn’t know what to expect when I booked as I had never been on a fitness bootcamp before. From the moment I first contacted Fresh Start I was impressed not only by the professionalism but also the fun and care they show their guests. Although the week was tough, the variety of different activities, the expertise and humor of the trainers always kept us going and having fun. I did not come to lose weight but to become fitter. Instead I got this and so much more! I highly recommend you book and thank you to Richard, Louise, Jez, Pong, Eck and all the staff for their hard work.”
Weight loss 2.5 kgs and 4 cms loss in waist width.
-Steven D’Souza, 23 -30 December 2016, United Kingdom.
I came hoping to mainly lose fat from my stomach area which is my biggest problem area. The two week programme definitely pushed me, it involved constant movement and long, tiring days. Was it worth it. Absolutely! I lost 10 cm off my waist in 14 days and 3 kg overall. The stubborn back fat has melted off and I’m more confident than ever. This programme is tough, but if you stick to it, you seriously won’t regret it. Best decision I’ve made for myself this year.
-Yara Moosa, 2 – 16 December 2016, Dubai.
I was very scared of doing the bootcamp. But these 6.5 days were fun. I never thought I would complete it. I kept fighting with myself each day; a part of me said I can’t do it while another part of me said you can. The best part of this camp was the encouragement of the other team members and the support of Prom and Ekk (our trainers). In the end, I lost 4.5 kg. Thank you Fresh Start.
-Prasanth Bose, 25 November – 2 December 2016, United Kingdom.
The programme was great, nicely varied and interesting. Our leaders Anton and Pump were great, always motivating and pushing you to do your best whilst being mindful of our limits. I loved the hiking and walking and the Muay Thai classes. My biggest surprise was the food which was so tasty. Really happy with the experience.
-Zarrin Allam, 18 – 28 November 2016, United Kingdom.
What a Great experience, wide range of activities carefully designed to be effective but have fun at the same time. Food was good and I was never hungry. We went to some great places to exercise and experience Thai culture, combined with the trainers experience and enthusiasm meant nothing was ever a chore. Would highly recommend this to anyone of any fitness level, you are it safe professional hands. The best birthday present I could have given myself.
Weight loss 1.3 kilo, Waist width 1 cm. Lost 5.4% body fat.
-Elizabeth Edmunds, 11 – 18 November 2016, United Kingdom.
Amazing week! The varied workouts kept it fun and interesting and the results proved the effectiveness. This is my third time through and I will almost certainly be back for a fourth. I highly recommended it for anyone wanting a challenge or a mental or physical reset. Bravo to Richard and Louise and Tawun. Thank you again for a spectacular week of healthy reset, incredible daily health blogs and the amazing soul plan! I feel so rejuvenated and refreshed and am just so grateful for this wonderful opportunity!
Weight loss 3 kilo, Waist width 7 cm.
-Beth Sellars, 11 – 18 November 2016, United State.
Excellent programme, loved every bit and highly recommended. Anton and Tawun were fantastic, great guys. I would definitely do this again. Five Star!
-Vipin Peter, 28 October – 4 November 2016, United Kingdom.
The camp was challenging (even though we only did 3 day), lots of sweating and very healthy lifestyle. We were very lucky to get Anton and Tawun, they were both fantastic. Anton made sure he pushed us beyond our usual limits but not to a point where I feel uncomfortable.
-Malanie Cheung, 29 October – 2 November 2016, Hong Kong.
It was one of the most challenging and active holidays I have ever had. The results are truly convincing. The instructors have been great.
-Alexander Wendland, 21 – 28 October 2016, Germany.
Tough at times but fun always. Different kind of holiday with plenty of activity but some relaxing time as well. No pressure from the trainers but always gentle encouragement. The Muay Thai gym and the trainers were great.
-Jay Wells, 18 – 28 October 2016, Australia.
I went through the bootcamp from 21 – 28 October 2016 with Prom and Ekk. It was tough but enjoyable. The training session were suitable for those just starting out a fitness programme to the reasonably fit. Prom and Ekk were encouraging and fun to be with. The food served was nice and nutritious. I enjoyed the programme immensely and will definitely recommend it to friends and family.
-Sunari Kateni, 21 – 28 October 2016, Singapore.
Still an Interesting programme, manageable for different fitness levels, this is my second time here but did not feel that the programme was at all repetitive, still great fun. Prom and Ekk were both great trainers and good company.
-Lim Yung Tzen, 21 – 28 October 2016, Singapore.
I just spent 3 weeks at the Fresh Start, Thailand Fitness Boot-camp. (30 Sept – 21 Oct 2016). Weight loss and regaining fitness was my primary goal. I almost achieved the 10 Kg weight loss goal I wanted, and haven’t felt this fit for about 25 years. Initially I was concerned about my age (65) and fitness level, but the instructors and assistants were great, patiently pushing each person close to their limit. Towards the end I was keeping up to boot-campers half my age. The training was varied and challenging, but thrown in was Yoga, Pilates and water-aerobics to stretch our sore muscles. Accommodation is first class and the food varied and never felt hungry over the three weeks. Everything is taken care of, all you have to do is show up and give it your best shot!! Just for further information I have lost another Kg since back home. Would highly recommend to any age group.
-Jan Ciechanowicz, 30 September – 21 October 2016, Australia.
I had a great week at Fresh Start! Tom and Pong were excellent trainers. They not only pushed us all to do our best (More than we thought we could), but they were also really informative, supportive and good fun. Thank you so much for all of your help and guidance. Looking forward to keeping up the training now that I have a good base to work from and a better understanding of what works for me.
-Christine Hilder, 23 – 30 September 2016, Australia.
A fantastic week of fitness, strength and comradeship. The trainers were motivational and true leaders. Hard work certainly paid off and the lessons learned will last a life time. A great program that I would recommended to anyone wanting to kick start a new fitness regime.
-Fiona Everett, 23 – 30 September 2016, Australia.
Anton and Louise were awesome trainers and made exercising really fun! Anton really pushed us to our limits and the exercises were never repetitive. Louise was a great cheer leader, always cheering us on when we thought we couldn’t go on anymore. I loved the bootcamp and anyone considering it should definitely sign up…the longer the better.
-Sharleen Eio,10 -24 September 2016, Singapore.
Amazing personalized bootcamp which has exceeded my expectations beyond belief. Very well organized with professional and friendly leaders and trainers. I will be back again next year. Thank you Louise, Richard and Anton.
-Shilpa Rajan, 9 – 18 September 2016, United Arab Emirate.
My experience at Fresh Start was one of the most challenging but extremely rewarding one ever! The ambiance, the trainers, the hotel, the classes, the vibe was just amazing! Louise, Richard and Anton were absolutely great. They made every day so much fun in so many different ways. I have lost weight, got in shape, met great people, got inspired by the trainers and the owners. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get back in shape and have a truly Fresh Start. Louise, you are beautiful inside and outside. Anton great trainer, you are amazing! Thank you for everything.
-Tatiana Manla, 9 – 18 September 2016, United Arab Emirates.
This was my second to bootcamp and again it was a great experience. Inspiring trainers, beautiful surroundings, delicious food and lots of hard work. I feel energies and ready to continue my weight loss and fitness journey once I get back to my real life. Thanks Richard, Louise, Prom and my wonderful fellow boot campers.
-Emma Liddicoat, 2 – 9 September 2016, Australia.
7 days of fun saw me loose 2 kg and 4% body fat. Meeting amazing trainers, amazing new friends in an environment like this. I’m not sure can be topped for me. Will be maintaining the new lifestyle for sure and ….booking Another trip just to check in with my new friends. Brilliant experience and I would recommend to any level of fitness.
-Simon Robinson, 2 – 9 September 2016, United Kingdom.
I had the best two weeks here. I feel fitter, healthier and at peace with myself. I leave here with a heavy heart as it was painfully amazing. The trainers and leader take so much effect to make the training program as comfortable for all fitness levels and push you to your very best at the same time. Special thanks to Richard, Louse, Prom and Nick for all the love and support You Rock!!
-Sharannya Rajeendranath, 26 August – 9 September 2016, India.
Enjoyable visit and a great, active way to see the surround of Mae Rim and Chiang Mai. Fun atmosphere, workouts are schedulable to suit each person’s individual fitness level. Surprising results in such a short period of time 4 kg weight loss!
-Adam Hamilton, 19 – 26 August 2016, Australia.
Lots of fun. Tom and Pong were great! Encouraging all the way, pushed us to succeed without over stressing, right there when we needed extra motivation and also happy to have a laugh. Pong made me like Muay Thai which was my least favourite thing before. Tom got me to manage feats I wouldn’t have thought possible. Bike riding was the best.
-Deidre Chamberlain, 12 – 28 August 2016, Australia.
I really enjoyed my week at Fresh start, week more than expected. Activities were varied and I was pushed to the best of my ability but not so much that it was unobtainable.
-Sara Tricolus, 16 – 23 August 2016, United State.
I had a wonderful first week and looking forward to next week. The companionship of the other guests was so supportive. The trainers, Richard and Prom were always there pushing and encouraging us to obtain the best results. The variety of the classes were great. Never time to get bored. The trip out to the night markets with dinner was our reward. Brilliant, I will be back!
-Sheila Galletta, 5 – 19 August 2016, from UK ( living in Australia).
Just what I needed. Very unhappy with the middle aged creep all over my body and shocking level of fitness when I arrived. I am leaving after a week of fun, pain and challenges with a much more positive attitude towards exercise and eating the right foods to get myself, and keep myself, back at my “happy” weight and strength. Huge improvement in flexibility, fat, weight, strength, speed, stamina and self-esteem. Really enjoyed every single class and program event. Thanks Richard, Louise and Prom and all of the other guest trainers.
-Elise Vale, 5 -12 August 2016, Australia.
Excellent. The program is extremely well planned and organized. The exercise classes are hard but fun and the trainers encourage everyone all the way. Thanks Richard and Prom. Highly recommend this to anyone wanting to get fit or lose weight no matter what your starting point is.
-Catherine Comyns, 5 -12 August 2016, Australia.
The programme has very good variety and balance just right 10/10, caters to the needs of everyones fitness levels 10/10 Anton, our trainer was very professional, excellent techniques and very encouraging 10/10. Prom our other trainer was very supportive and kind 10/10. Facilities were very good. 10/10. Yoga teacher 10/10. Pilates teacher 10/10
-Daniela Bitlan, 15 -22 July 2016, Australia.
The Fresh Start experience has been great. It’s difficult at times for someone like me who really spent any time to build strength of my body. It’s important to have strength/flexibility; ying and yang balance. After the Pilates and Yoga classes my muscle pain was gone and the energy back. Very impressive. Thank you all.
-Yee Ching Lee, 8 – 15 July 2016, Taiwan.
Good and healthy food. Great instructors. Good mix of activities. Serious attitude to exercise without making it “Military Style”.
-Johan Lindahl, 8-15 July 2016, Sweden.
This was one of the most challenging but satisfying weeks of my life. The Fresh Start team, and especially Tom and Anne are expert at pushing you to your limit in an encouraging and supportive way. One of the best aspects of the program is the daily variety of activities which keeps you motivated. The food and the massages were also excellent. I would really recommend Fresh Start to anyone looking to increase their health and fitness.
-Christopher Vicari, 1-15 July 2016, United State.
Great Week! New to so many aspects of the bootcamp program week. Tom was great at explaining everything and suggesting alternatives which really helped with my bad knee. Great staff you have at Fresh Start.
-Bradley Kendall, 1-15 July, United Kingdom.
My time at Fresh Start Thailand Bootcamp was incredibly life changing and made me realize just how much I am capable of. Everyday pushed me to my limits physically and mentality but at the same time I still had a lot of fun. My trainers Tom and Anne were absolutely awesome and always encouraging. I have made some amazing friends and enjoyed experiencing Chiang Mai and Thailand. I would definitely return.
-Korii Scrivener, 1-11 July 2016, Australia.
What a fantastic experience! It was great to meet Louise and Richard and get trained by them on my 10 day visit. You can see they passionate about their business and the wellbeing of their participants and were always accommodating to everyone’s needs (tough also). Methee and Pump were extremely helpful and supportive and encouraging and I enjoyed the company whilst we were working out. I gave it all I had and stuck to the program and achieved way more than I thought. The resort was well run relaxing and quiet and the massage were a great way to finish the day. I enjoyed the wonderful food and learned a lot about what I should be and not be eating. I met people from all over the world and enjoyed training and getting to know them. I’m looking forward to returning next year.
-Michael Clout, 20 – 30 May 2016, Australia.
This week was a really tough but a fantastic week at Fresh Start. Massive thanks to Tom and Mathee for being the best of teachers, always good humored and most important of all for making fitness fun. We had a lot of laughs which really helped to keep us all going even when it was really tough and we wanted to give up. They have been really inspirational and I can’t recommend fresh start highly enough.
-Sile Dorney, 6 – 20 May 2016, United Kingdom.
I’m really thankful to our trainers Tom and Mathee. I could only walk, run and cycle very slowly, but they supported me and cheered me up which helped me complete everything. They’re very positive and energetic trainers.
-Yeonghui Jang, 6 – 13 May 2016, South Korea.
Ich habe mit Louise und Matie, den beiden Haupt-Trainern während meines einwöchigen Aufenthalts im Fitness Bootcamp, eine tolle und herausfordernde Zeit gehabt. Tolles Essen, abwechslungseiches Training – auch machbar wenn man vorher nicht super-fit war. Ich bin heute, fitter, habe ein paar Kilos verloren und bin gespannt wie ich den fitten Lifestly in meinen Alltag nach Deutschland bringe.
-Stefan Rörig, 15-22. April 2016, Germany.
I had a really great experience, fun, motivating, hard and lots of laughs. Great instructors, lots of energy and lots of variety. Anton, thank you for cycling alongside me being my personal Muay Thai boxing coach. Food and venue were great. Thank you.
-Min Sidhu, 29 April – 6 May 2016, United Kingdom.
Great experience, very well organized. Great to be taken care of for a full week. Favorite bits were cardio tennis and mountain biking. Food was good and the room was great, especially the bed! I loved the Thai massages. I loved the trainers and also loved the lessons from Anne, Nok and Louise.
-Sandra De Vreugd, 29 April – 6 May 2016, Netherlands.
The program was very varied which gives you the opportunity to find the workout that you like the best. Definitely pushed me further than I thought I could go.
-Saundra Wade, 15 – 22 April 2016, Singapore.
Excellent week with brilliant trainers. Looking forward to carrying on with the improvements I have made.
-Jason Hammond, 1 – 8 April 2016, Australia.
I have had the most fantastic week here at Fresh Start. Met my goal (8 hbs lost), ate well, had fun and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. Also great value, so much is included in the price; daily massage or sauna, cycle here, meals/drinks out, entrance to attractions etc. Kenny and Pong were brilliant kept it varied and fun but also worked us really hard. Please no more press up or burpees! Best boot camp experience I have had by a mile. Would recommended highly. Its hard work but there is a good balance of training, relaxation and seeing the sights (Tiger Kingdom, Temples, waterfalls) Visit to ‘’ Grand Canyon” was worth the 15 hill climbs!
-Sarah Dunworth, 25 March – 1 April 2016, United Kingdom.
I had no expectations upon coming to the camp and it was amazing. Richard, Louise, Wes and Methee were all super encouraging, the food was fabulous. I’m now well on my way to a newer me. Thanks to everyone.
-Jenny James, 4 – 11 March 2016, Australia. She lost 2.4 kg.
OMG what an experience. The results are only a number, the challenges are what count and they are personal. Great venue and amazing trainers thanks Richard, Louise, Wes and Methee. I’m very happy with the results but even more impressed with the memories.
-Julie Rushby, 4 – 11 March 2016, Australia. She lost 5.2 kg.
Fresh Start Bootcamp was such a great and experience. It made me realize how much my body was capable of doing. I was so unfit when I arrived and the coaches Louise, Tom, Kenny and Anton have been pushing me every day. They were so helpful. They made me believe in myself again and that was the most important goal for me.
-Margot Haddad, 19 February – 4 March 2016, France.
A great balance of exercise, delicious and satisfying meals such a supportive environment to invest in yourself and health. Our trainers pushed and encouraged everyone to achieve their personal best every activity.
-Bligh Gibbs, 26 February – 4 March 2016, Australia.
I can’t thank Louise and Richard enough for creating this boot camp. Everything was perfect. Exactly what I was looking for: the location, the workout, the testing process, the stretching and massage. Did I mention the workouts. Anyway, you have helped me break a cycle of grieving that had dragged me into a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating choices. I have literally rediscovered the joy in my life and gotten fitter at the same time. Thank you.
-Lynne Atwill, 11 – 26 February 2016, Canada.
This was our 3rd time at Fresh Start boot camp and we weren’t disappointed. The food was great and the new improvements to the resort are a welcome upgrade. It was lovely to meet Richard and Louise at last. The trainers are lovely, motivating and knowledgeable, classes are geared for all levels, adaptions made as required. I enjoyed all the different activities, trips and the people. Thanks guys for a great week. See you again.
-Hilary Oliver, 19 – 26 February 2016, United Kingdom.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my 10 days at boot camp. I have lost 4.1 kg inside those 10 days, nearly 10% of my body fat and increased my body muscle by over 5%. I feel fitter, fresher and now hope to sustain healthy living in the future, especially now. I have gained new training and dietary techniques.
-David Hardy, 15 – 26 February, Australia.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my two weeks on the boot camp. The balance and variety of activities is perfect. Lots of hard sessions, but mixed in with some great fun activities. The food has been first rate. The combination of training and diet have led to me achieving excellent results in both weight loss and more importantly fitness levels. Add in the massages and it has been a truly great experience. Thank you fresh start.
-Steve Hamilton, 5 -19 February 2016, United Kingdom.
A great week in a lovely setting, lots of hard work but with a very supportive fitness team, both Fresh start and the rest of the boot campers. I came to improve general fitness, but not lose weight and managed to do both.
-Rosemary Hayward, 12 – 19 February 2016, United Kingdom
I have had a fabulous week. Totally does what it says, a fresh start and we a re-boot with a lots of fun along the way. Richard, Wes, Methee, Louise and the other trainer have been fantastic, really motivating, friendly and fun. The program is so varied that you keep really engaged. It ran extremely smoothly even though we were a large group of 14 people. The food has been great and the hotel is in perfectly tranquil surroundings. I will be recommending it to everyone. Thanks again to Richard for leading the group it’s been ace.
-Rachel Chadwick, 5 – 12 February 2016, United Kingdom.
A brilliant week. Trainers were supportive and encouraging without being annoying, not easy! Excellent verity of activities. Food is very good and surprisingly filling. Lovely location. Thank you so much for a hard, but thoroughly enjoyable week.
-Adam Shaw, 5 -12 February 2016, U.K. living in China.
Thanks to Tom and Pong for an amazing week at boot camp. I had a really great time and they made all the exercises really fun whilst working us hard. The tips and advice they gave we me were invaluable to take home. Thanks so much, you guys were awesome.
-Josephine Quinlan, 1 – 8 January 2016, United Kingdom.
Tom and Khun Pong are truly amazing. It was fun but torture at the same time. Fun because every day there are different activities. Torture because the activities are very challenging. Tom and Khun Pong are very supportive. I wanted to quit after a day but Tom encouraged me to go on. His words of wisdom together with his continued support helped me tremendously. Khun Pong stayed with me and encouraged me every single step of the way. I couldn’t have done this for a week without Tom and Khun Pong’s support. Thank you so much.
-Nancy Black, 1 – 8 January 2016, Australia.
I have had an amazing week. It has been tough but fun as well and at the end I feel great. Every activity has been great but I really enjoyed the day we spent cycling, it was such fun and even though I was exhausted at the end of the day. Kenny has been a First Class leader he has engaged personally with every member of our boot camp. I enjoyed our chats on the hikes and I have learned so much from him about fitness and nutrition and food. I also want to say a giant thank you to Methee for his encouragement and for being there running with me on my runs up the Slopes. This experience has been life change for me. Thanks so much. We will see you next year.
-Jacqueline McMullan, 23 December 2015 – 3 January 2016, Hong Kong.
Firstly, a big thank you to Kenny, Anton and Methee for a most enjoyable time. Thanks. Everything was so well organized, that it kept your mind always occupied, so you never felt bored. The team games were fun. I really enjoyed being here. The accommodation and food was excellent. It taught me about how to appreciate food and how you do not have to always eat everything that is put down in front of you. Thanks again.
-James McMullan, 23 December 2015 – 3 January 2016, Hong Kong.
I had excellent, direct program, which ensures everyone is able to get involved. Perfect balance of strong encouragement patience and support from Tom, Anton and Richard. Could not ask for better instructors and always with a great sent of fun. Thank you.
-Adele Phoenix, 14 – 25 December 2015, United Kingdom.
Great trainers who really push you to do more than you would normally do. Very fun week with lots of varied activities. Loved the cycling and Muay Thai.
-Louise Murry, 18 December 2015 – 1 January 2016, United Kingdom.
I have got the chance to spend 5 solid weeks at the boot camp. These week were brilliant, I came here to find myself and get back on track with my fitness journey. Not only did I lose weight, I really fell in love with myself again. I am looking forward to going home and continuing my healthy lifestyle, and perhaps even joining a Muay thai boxing gym. This boot camp was not only about losing weight, but fighting my depression.
-Sarah Lily LeBlanc, 6 November – 11 December 2015, Canada.
I had a great week, tough but actually lots of fun. More holistic than other boot camps I’ve been too. Kenny and Anton were motivating and awesome! I’m sure I will be back.
-Chris Allen, 27 November – 4 December 2015, United Kingdom.
This was my first experience of a “Bootcamp” and it came as a bit of shock! I really thought I had bitten off more than I could chew! But the whole program was fantastic. This I must say, Never was I made to feel at a total loss. The whole week was very well planned and all the instructors were truly fantastic and reassuring. Thank you so much.
-Shaila Jain, 20-27 November 2015, Singapore.
Instructors were fantastic. The days are varied and there’s never a dull moment. You surprise yourself at what you can do and after a week you will be amazed at how quickly you recover from each session. The food is great and healthy and you can adapt the menu to choose what you like. I lost 7.4 kg in week one and 2.4 kg in week 2, a total of 9.8 kgs ion 2 weeks.
-Joe Duffy, 13 – 27 November 2015, Australia.
I have really enjoyed my week at Bootcamp. It was exactly the tonic I needed. The days are varied and interesting. The workouts challenging but manageable and everyone has been really friendly and encouraging. I enjoyed the food and was not hungry at all. I am looking forward to keeping it up. Thanks to you all! I lost 3.6 kg and 4.5 cm from my waist.
-Alexandra Underwood, 20 – 27 November 2015, United Kingdom.
Back for a second visit. Was so won over by the great location and organization. As well as getting fit and exceeding my own limitations. I was able to absorb the culture and famous sites. Richard and Louise are superb hosts paying attention to every detail and personal requests. They take a pride in their business and want everybody to do well. Can’t recommend it highly enough.
-Lynne Bell and David Bell, 13 – 20 November 2015, United States.
Great experience even for only 3 days. I came for a short time, half way through the start of boot camp and was pleasantly surprised by how welcoming and friendly the group was to a newcomer. In only a short 3 days I made new friends from around the world, had a great variety if workouts and also had an opportunity to experience some of Chiang Mai. As someone who already exercise regularly, this was still a challenge! The overall experience of the program is top-notch. Richard and Louise really take an interest in constantly improving and taking feedback from their boot camper guests. The resort is very nice, the food was great as well and the daily Thai massages to relieve your tired muscles! If you are in need of a jump start to your fitness routine or are just getting started I would highly recommend Fresh Start. It truly is a great value for what you receive and if you are thinking about booking, do it!
-Silesia Hunter, 17 – 20 November 2015, United States.
An absolutely amazing experience. Very challenging but fun. Really supportive environment, learned a lot to take home with me. Can’t wait to keep going.
-Tracey Jacques, 6 – 16 November 2015, Australia.
This is my third time at Bootcamp so I obviously love it. I will definitely come back again and I would thoroughly recommended the Bootcamp to anyone who is up for a challenge and want to improve their fitness. The trainers and organizers are amazing and the program, meal and accommodation are perfect. Thanks so much Richard Louise Kenny and Mike.
-Joel Ford, 27 October – 6 November 2015, Australia.
Just finished an awesome 2 weeks. Exercise was tough but the trainers were amazingly supportive, fun and really made the 2 weeks awesome fun, great results. Will definitely be back, hopefully to train with Tom and Anton again.
-Linda Winterbottom, 15 October – 6 November 2015, Australia
Awesome place, awesome instructors! Pushed just enough to exceed my limits. Knowledgeable and entertaining. Each day I thought I can’t possibly do what they have planned tomorrow, but you do breathe, move forward, smile, repeat.The Thai people are the sweetest, friendliest, humble people you could meet. Thank you Thailand.
-Kerrie Brooks, 13 – 27 October 2015, Australia
Amazing program, really saw some tangible results. I lost nearly 3 kilos in fat! and lowered body fat advantage, extremely happy with the results. Trainer, Tom and Anton both very helpful and knowledgeable, well organized program, wasn’t bored and the diet was just right to help lose weight. Room and spa were good, massage was great at sorting out aches and pains.
-Peter Chan 16 -23 October, Hong Kong
My time at the Boot camp was a great experience. The week was full of fun but challenging activities, in a motivating atmosphere. The instructors were always encouraging us to do our best and the results of the hard work definitely showed at the end, physically and mentally. While all the activities were very enjoyable, my favorite activities were probably the Thai boxing, cycle day and Tabata. The best experiences were the team games and the feeling at the end of many tough workouts. Also, Thailand is a beautiful place with wonderful people and that itself was a great experience. The food at the resort restaurant were all wonderful. I never had a meal I didn’t like, It all tasted so fresh and delicious. I would definitely recommend this Boot camp to anyone who is looking for a fun but challenging get a way, where they can improve their fitness. The instructors and the staff at the resort are all wonderful.
-Krista Bennett 9 – 16 October 2015, United States.
I came have weighing 112.8 kg, and now I weight 108 kg. I definitely feel stronger, fitter and since I have been eating a healthy diet for a week. I really feel confident in taking these habits into my own life at home. I lacked a lot of confidence in my own fitness and body’s ability due to time away from fitness and injury and coming here. Fresh Start gave me the encouragement and confidence to be more involved in fitness at home and to push myself. The whole group of people were really a great bunch, all of the trainers were really good. There was enough variety in sports, exercise to keep it interesting. I would recommend this to anyone.
-Matthew Negus 2 – 9 October 2015, Australia.
My Favorite things were team sports, cardio tennis and Muay Thai. Food was great. Staff were great. Overall very good experience. Thank you.
-Michael Anderson. 18-25 September 2015, Australia.
My favourite bits were Team sports, football , tyre polls, cardio Tennis, Muay Thai boxing session at the gym. Trainers pushed us to our limits and really encouraging us through the pain barrier. The hotel was comfortable and staff very accommodating.
– Kenneth Chelliah. 18-25 September 2015, Australia
I have had a wonderful experience at Fresh Start. Nick and Mike have been fantastic, encouraging + motivating. My favorite activities were the cardio tennis, the cycling around the country side and Muay Thai – which was my first time, thoroughly enjoyed.
– Abigail Armstrong. 11-18 September 2015, United Kingdom.
We enjoyed the Boot Camp and it has inspired us to eat more healthy and exercise more. Please pass on our thanks to all concerned. Both the trainers were great and it was a lovely setting to do the Bootcamp in. Next time we hope to do the full week.
– Phil and Caroline Stevens from Saudi Arabia . August 2015
I really liked the circuits and Kettle bells. The Muay Thai was my highlight. The food was great. Kenny did a great job and kept us motivated. Big thanks!
-Vicky Goosens from Holland. July 2015
Favourite : Tennis, boxing and Thai massage. Hardest : Circuits, but still good as I really learnt how hard I need to work and some great new exercises learned. Great trainer! The best! Very enthusiastic. Overall impression of food, room’s venues and staff are great!
-Linda Johannessen from Norway. July 2015.
I have had a great time at the bootcamp and really liked the combination of exercises. The tennis was lots of fun, the cycling, Circuits were also fun and so good for my body! Exhausting, but great. All the staff were lovely and smiley, Thanks Tom.
-Lill Ann Andersson from Norway. July 2015.
Bike ride and the Thai Boxing were fantastic, it was really good to do different activities.
Facilities were very good, food and accommodation excellent. Tom was excellent + knowledgeable, kept me going.
-Stuart Grosssart from Norway. July 2015
Loved the variety of activities. the week has shown how much I am capable of doing and how far I can push my body. Food has been great. Room is great – staff very friendly and helpful.
-Judy Roe from Hong Kong. July 2015
Favorite: The trainers were great and pushed us all and they managed to keep us all motivated. Varied schedule introduced us to new exercise options. W will take them home! Food: generally good and inspiring, Lunch at cafe sala was lovely. Take away meals nice. Muay Thai gym stage were great. Jang’s water aerobic class in the rain was delightful.
-Kim and Ron Yong from Guam. Between both of them, they lost 12.1 kg in just 1 week. (Kim lost 5.8kg and Ron lost 6.3kg)!! 2015
Everything was fantastic. The cycle was great, the walks here magical, the food was good. All in all a great experience.
-Rayne Barnes from Australia. July 2015. He lost 4kg in just one week!
Loved all of it and meeting my new fitness friends! Room accommodations were perfect and staff were friendly and helpful. Really liked that we were kept on a schedule to keep the group together. Excellent massage – PEN! lee here!
-Lia Joshua Dungca from Guam. July 2015. She lost 4.2kg in just one week.
Actually all good, Well arrangement.
-Echo Young from Guam. July 2015
Fantastic! Phill and Tom were great. Food and service – excellent
-Audra Rimmer from Australia. July 2015. Lost 3.8 kg in just one week.
Before coming I thought it would be easier, but in reality it was very tough week. The instructors were dedicated to push us through and gave a lot of help and support. Thanks to Phil and Tom to push and encourage. Bike ride was a good one to remember. Sprints by Phil were the most exhausting ones to remember but it all worked well and pushed me further. Food was great, no complaints there, could not be better. Staff friendly and helpful.
-Rustam Ismagilov from UK. July 2015. He lost 5.8 kg in just one week!!
Phil and Tom are wonderful instructors who are dedicated, caring and shared their knowledge with us. Food was good.
-Valerie Leong from Singapore. July 2015. Lost 3.2 kg in just one week.
After 2 weeks here I am delighted with the progress I have made. I had so much fun on the Sunday cycle trip to the tigers and really enjoyed feeling the improvement in my fitness. I never felt hungry and the rooms were wonderful, the staff in the resort are always ready to help. The Trainers both week one – Kenny+Tom and week two – Nick+Kenny were brilliant, always ready to push and encourage but in a nice way. Overall I lost 10cm on my waist, 7.9cm off my thighs, 1cm from my arms and 1.9% body fat. Overall I lost 6.2 kg. By beep test improved from 3.0 to 4.5 and my fitness test went from 12.09 to 6.06.
Clare Carney from Ireland. July 2105
Great two weeks! Food was lovely. Trainers were amazing. Extremely supportive and encouraging. Kenny,Tom and Nick know when to push.
Katherine Brewer. From the USA. July 2015
I had an excellent time at bootcamp, it was great that the programme is so varied, it kept me motivated and stopped me from getting bored. Activities were well planed and challenging. I really enjoyed Thursday with the stair climb and the Muay Thai boxing. It was also great to see the Tigers on the Sunday cycle ride! Food was great, I was never hungry. Rooms were great.
Lara Wilkinson from the UK. July 2015
What a great couple of weeks. Surprised by what I could achieve in such a short time, 2 weeks. Leaving refreshed, fitter, trimmer and happier. All the trainers are great, motivating and very encouraging in helping achieve more and pushing beyond what I thought was personally possible. Food and rooms are great, such a comfy bed to return to at the end of the day. Spa treatments were essential to keep the body together. Thanks to the Fresh Start team in helping me get my fresh start! Cheers.
-Kylie Farrell from Australia. July 2015. Lost 6.2kg in 2 weeks
Absolutely fantastic week. Lots of variety in activities which keep it fun. Kenny and Tom were brilliant trainers – lovely, friendly, motivational, knowledgeable. The food was delicious throughout and the portions surprisingly generous. I never felt hungry or deprived. I am really pleased with the results of all the week’s efforts and have to keep up the good work when I get home. All in all , a fabulous week filled with fun and laughter and lots of positive energy. Thank you!
-Kate Chadwick. July 2015. Lost 5.7 kg and lost 6.7 inches of her waist in just one week!
The Trainers, Tom and Kenny were exceptionally good. They kept me motivated and helped me obtain the results that I wanted.
-Pyari Bose from the UK. July 2015. Lost 3.5 kg in just one week,
Thank you to all of the bootcamp staff for an awesome two weeks! I initially booked up for 1 week but in an endorphins filled haze, signed up for an extra week, and so glad that i did! Special thanks to the trainers, Tom, phill and Kenny. I felt Tom was so passionate, positive and supportive and knowledgeable about training and nutrition. Phill’s energy and laughter made for a fun time which made the experience much more enjoyable ! The food was nutritious and filling, and I certainly was not hungry. Accommodation is excellent and resort staff helpful and friendly. Thanks again! xx
-Joanne Collett. July 2015
Loved it. It exceeded all my expectations. I think the website undersold it a bit. My favourite bits were the trainers – world class, very motivating, upbeat, good fun, knowledgeable and great examples to aspire you. Great variety in terms of sport – indoor/ outdoor. I’d like the yoga or pilates ever night! Rooms were great. Love you all. Will be back + I’ll promote you in Vietnam!
-Annabelle Audier from Vietnam. June 2015
A memorable and challenging experience. Tom and Phil are great instructors. Super varied activities. Highlights: cycling to a great lunch venue, Thursday day out to temple and having dinner in Chiang Mai.
-Sue-Ann Gor from Malaysia. June 2015
The last week has been surreal. Accomplishing so many exercises is something I never thought I could manage. The massages at the end of each day is simply amazing. The trainers, Tom, Kenny and Phill are just so encouraging and friendly. My best experience is probably biking! Although it is the worst activity that I’ve done. Have not been on a bicycle for at least 15 years, I was really afraid, but Phil was really patient and always there when I needed and encourage me all the way. There were many times that I wanted to quit but i was encouraged to push on. Food was good. Thank you Fresh Start for such an amazing week here in Chiang Mai.
-Eileen Tan from Singapore. May 2015
I enjoyed all the activities on this camp. Tom was a great coach – he was very encouraging. Best of all, he taught us how and where we could do the exercises. He shared not only exercise but also healthy diet ideas. He is the best. Thank you Tom.
-Nancy Yeo from Singapore. May 2015
I was a little apprehensive about coming to bootcamp but it was an amazing experience! I really enjoyed my stay. The support was what got me through. I could not have done it without Tom + Sirt. They are so wonderful! I did not feel nervous at all. They knew how to push, but not over the edge. The food was good and the spa was very relaxing. The rooms were nice and loved the air conditioning. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Again, I can’t say enough good things about Tom + Sert. I will be back.
-Deborah Greer and Jean Parekh from the US. May 2015. Jean lost 5.3 kg and Deborah lost 3.7 kg in just one week
This was week 3 and things just kept getting better. The different trainers and variety we didn’t really know what to expect next. Richard’s calm but strong leadership was so helpful in pushing for good results. So blessed to have this opportunity and have now decided to stay for week 4. Thanks again so much.
-Paula Hunt from Australia. May 2015.
It has been a hard week, especially the first few days, but very beneficial. I take home a lot of the things I’ve leaned this week. The variety of workouts worked very well. It kept me going during the weak. I liked the fact that there were 2 leaders to help and support. They really pushed me without being unfriendly. Although the first day was very very hard it has been an incredible experience which will definitely change my life also at home. Thanks a lot!! Richard & Tom.
-Frederike Oosterhoff from Netherlands. May 2015.
My time in bootcamp was brilliant. I appreciate pushing to the limits, not beyond them and it is great. I loved the venues like Thai Boxing Gym. Food was very tasty, healthy and great variety. It really is a Fresh Start especially for my eating habits.
-Marketa Malins from Natherlands. May 2015
Overall, extremely well organised + run. Hard! I have been pushed to get great results. Staff were knowledgeable and good motivators. I loved (aqua) NOODLES, pilates, games tennis and even liked the circuits when they were over! I came here to be inspired, to get fit. I achieved both so thank you Richard for pushing me, Tom for your immense support + making sure I didn’t give up and learned to do it for myself. Louise, sister, you inspired me and gave me a new direction in live. Thank you!!
-Anne Wuijts.May 2015
This has been one of the most physically and mentally challenging weeks of my life which is what I came here for. My statistical gains were in line with my most optimistic hopes. What I was not expecting was the camaraderie of the group which although partly a natural human response on reflection this was I feel quietly cultivated by Richard and Nick our trainers. The most unexpected revelation for me was we worked so hard and achieved so much. The end result is a physically and mentally rewarding experience far beyond expectations.
– Clement Ray Borer from Australia. May 2015
Fantastic week, amazing what the body can do! 5.5kgs and 15 years younger!! All in a week. Brilliant mix of exercise, clear tuition and great balanced very tasty food. Can’t believe what I achieved in a week. Really great group dynamics. The cardio tennis, Muay Thai and bike ride were my highlights. So many memories! Thank you Fresh Start!
-Neal Armstrong from Singapore. May 2015. Lost 5.5kgs and 15 years off his metabolic age in just one week!
Tom and Kenny well so motivating and so much fun! Overall wonderful experience!
– Cali Nicole Evans from USA. May 1st – 8th
Awesome! This is right up there with the best fitness camps I have experienced. So much variation and different experiences. But it all comes down to the trainers. Tom and Kenny are true professionals, inspiring, motivating experienced + the perfect balance of drive and push. Thanks Boys x
-Jodie and Darrel Thompson from Australia. May 1st – 8thThe structure of the overall course was well varied such that NO part of the course become mundane or monotonous. I felt the level of effort required was tough but correct. For me ! I felt the amount of food was surprisingly too much but it was incredibly delicious. I have no negative comments to make. The trainers were knowledgeable and encouraging and certainly persuaded me to do a few extra of everything that I would not have done by myself. I’ll be back.
-Edward. April 2015. Lost 3.3 kg in one week !
My favourite part of the Thailand camp has been the varied training throughout the day. The highlight being the Muay Thai centre although Toy at tennis is great. The team is the true reason for success. The breadth of knowledge Tom has is outstanding. He generally seem to care about all of the team. I will come back and tell every one I know about Fresh Start.
-Ryan Lawrence from Australia. April 2015. Lost 5.5 kg in one week!
Phill and Tom are brilliant!! Variation of activity-Superb !! Muay Thai was the best and Phill and Tom’s session’s also excellent. Nok – excellent Pilates and Yoga.
-Andrew Nicholson from the UK. April 2015
This is my second time at Fresh Start. Phill and Tom are motivating and knowledgeable instructors. The programme is a great balance of exercise and seeing the local sites . I’ll continue to recommend to all of my friends.
-Robert Collett, from the UK. April 2015
I was very nervous at the start of the boot camp and seeing that I was the biggest in the group I know this was going to be tough. The first few days were so hard, I had never done so much exercise and really struggled. The instructors, Richard and Phil, were amazing though! Very supportive and encouraging me through my tears. The program was very varied and Incorporated lots of different activities. I would thoroughly recommend the boot camp. The venue is stunning, the food delicious and the resort staff very helpful. Boot camp staff FANTASTIC! Thank you very much.
-Jenny Murray. from the UK. April 2015. (lost 5.9kg in 7 days)
I really loved the program : the work, the food, the staff, the sequence, the special talks. Everything was positive, inspiring and motivating. I also enjoyed all the guest instructors – the yoga, Pilates and tennis added a nice variety. The location is wonderful – lots of hills, which present a challenge, but a very quiet and relaxing place. The program is such that it allows for one to forget all the stresses of work and life and just focus on the next step. Thanks – the journey has started.
-Diane Lindsey from USA. April 2015
Really comprehensive well organised week. Both trainers, Richard and Phil, were extremely qualified, friendly and encouraging – managed a range of fitness levels in one group without anyone feeling uncomfortable. Also thought guest instructors (Neil, Toy,Nok) were excellent. Stretching from the yoga/Pilates class was very useful and might have been helpful a day or so earlier.
-Susan Word from the USA. April 2015.
The boot camp worked fantastic for me. With a slipped disk and back pain I now feel very well, much stronger in the back and very much recovered! We enjoyed it very much and will recommend it to our friends.
-Peter Meling. From Germany. April 2015.
Kenny and Tom – Great teachers, inspirational, work from the heart and made people Believe in their abilities. Great motivation, very knowledgeable and extremely helpful and understanding. They helped me Beat all my personal bests from week 1 :-) Professional, Proficient and reliable. Great experience!
-Anton Qubrosi from Dubai. April 2015
What an experience! I would never have believed I could have achieved what I did. Days full of exercise for someone who usually tried to get out of it! I really enjoyed the fact we got out into the local environment and experienced nature and the local people while exercising. It was extremely challenging, but at the end of each day the sense of achievement kept me going. Friends complemented each other and pushed and encouraged me to my limits. Instructors gave may helpful tips to take home to confirm my health and fitness journey. The accommodation was very comfortable and everything about the experience was only positive. Thanks to Tom and Kenny. Louise also went out of her way to make sure my body was ready for exercising. Thanks.
-Bernadette O’Sullivan from United Arab Emirates. April 2015
Best bits – All instructors (Phil, Tom and Nick) have been very supportive throughout my 2 weeks and pushed me beyond what I thought I was capable of. Good teamwork and variety throughout my time. Fun and fitness combined together in a lovely tranquil and beautiful setting.
-Nicholas Bunce from the UK. March 2015
I arrived at boot camp on the Sunday, Everyone was friendly. The trainers Nick and Phil have been lovely and really made the trip. I have had an amazing time so far. I still have 5 days left so I am looking forward to meeting the next group.
-Anna Louise Pate from the UK. March 2015.
The thing i liked best was the constant exercising, always on the go. Bike ride very good. Muay Thai very good. Rooms – first class.
-Kevin Levis from Australia. March 2015
I heard about the Fresh Start through a magazine in Australia, Men’s Fitness.
I was very satisfied with all aspects of the camp. I particularly enjoyed the non-circuit exercises such as cycling, Muay Thai boxing, the 15 km walk, Doi Suthep temple steps. Both trainers were excellent.
-Simon Ower from Australia. March 2015
Very well organised by Nick and Phil who are excellent trainers and very pleasant guys! Liked the bike ride and Thai boxing. Rooms and staff excellent! Overall Fantastic!
-Anton Qubrosi from Dubai. March 2015
Overall it was a very nice active holiday. The Trainers were helpful and knew what they were doing. The best things of the bootcamp were : Muay Thai at the boxing gym and high intensity sessions. To close : I had a great time. Thanks.
-Elke Bruneel from Singapore. March 2015
This was a great week for me, really excellent! I met my goals in spite of a cold that I had. Kenny was super instructor for our group. ! will come back again. Thanks a lot.
-Alina Safinina from Russia. March 2015
Overall impression : very well put together programme, much fun to do! great bike tour, love Muay Thai Boxing, Kettle bell and circuit are great too. The resort staff very friendly and that make it a nice stay.
-Ursula Becker from Germany. February 2015
Great camp! Tough, but well structure with lots of variation. Loved the boxing! should be more of that! The trainers were good at pushing but also knew our limitations and adjusted for the group. It was great to have the spa (massage/sauna) to look forward to in the evening. Accommodation was great, thanks for the free upgrade! Bed was very comfortable, made for a good recovery.
-Cassandra Griffin from Singapore. February 2015
Boot camp programme was varied and trainers were all very good. Room was clean. I would highly recommend the Boot camp.
-Vanessa Kosky from Australia. February 2015
The whole experience was awesome. Nick and Phil are great coaches and super fit!!! Competition, especially against Phil was fabulous. Great team too very cohesive and caring. Games were fun, workouts were tough but great. Great Job Nick and Phil !!!
-Sally Lim from Singapore. February 2015
The trainers are great! We loved Phil, Kenny and Tom! the variety of activities was fun and good for motivation. I loved cardio tennis. I liked the hike with Kenny to the temple – made the 14k walk fun. Rooms are nice and staff very kind and friendly.
-Dana Butler from the US. February 2015
What a great week and a great way to see Chiang Mai and the surrounding areas. My best days were out on the bike rides and temples. It’s such a great feeling to be keeping fit with a great bunch of people and at the same time experiencing the sights, sounds and culture of Thailand. Kenny and Tom were great – really encouraging and they are so diverse they can work with people of all abilities. The Spa Resort is a beautiful and tranquil place and the perfect setting for this boot camp. The Bamboo Spa is unique – such a great, relaxing and natural vibe there. The raw food menu is also a great idea.
-Lucy Hurley from the UK. February 2015
I had an absolutely fab time on my 7 day boot camp, and wanted to say how well organised it was and such a beautiful place to carry out such a trip. The Spa was beautiful, the rooms, the landscape and the food. The menu was so carefully prepared I didn’t feel hungry at all, and the porridge was amazing, a far cry from the Pret porridge I’m used to at home! I was really nervous that it was going to be full of uber fit people, but it was a really good mix and different levels for all abilities. I’m home now, but motivated enough to keep off the weight I lost, and continue the healthy lifestyle, the Raw food talk has given me lots to think about. Thank you again fresh start for making my trip so memorable.
-Ruth Phillips from the UK. January 2015
Have enjoyed the whole week immensely. Instructors excellent, very informative and supportive throughout always encouraging both individuals and the group. All activities are well thought out with the objective of achieving individual goals. The group was very good, supportive and encouraging each other in a very positive way. The food was good and always left everyone satisfied. All in all a tremendously enjoyable week where my goals were achieved. Thanks to everyone at Fresh Start, especially Nick and Tom and my wonderful companions Judy, Emma and Fatima.
-Ken Meek.From the UK. January 23rd-30th 2015
Great range of activities, fantastic setting and a very supportive crew! The spa facilities are lovely and the treatments are a welcome treat after a hard day’s work out – massages are amazing for working out those sore muscles. Food is good and very healthy. Nick and Tom were amazing motivators and really push you to get the best from your time at boot camp. I’ll be back!
-Emma Dalton. January 23rd-30th 2015
My son got me a 3 weeks package to Fresh Start Fitness Boot camp Thailand. I arrived here not knowing what to expect. The program is really professional. I loved it all, especially the kettle bells, walks etc. It was tough, much more than I had anticipated, but it was also a lot of fun. My level of fitness achieved in such a short time gave me the motivation to carry on at home. I Lost 3 1/2 kg during my 3 weeks there was never a dull moment. The instructors Tom and Phil were caring and kind. I learnt how to push myself physically and mentally to achieve my goals.
-Sharon Lertley. January 2nd-23rd 2015
The Fresh Start Boot Camp was brilliant. I loved all it all and Loved the end results even more. Richard and Tom were great leaders and Louise’s classes (Kettle bell and pilates) were also fun. Neil is a great yoga teacher and perfect for a stretch at the end of a tough day in the beautiful view at the yoga sala.
-Jennifer Chattock from China. January 2015
The Boot camp programme was really excellent with great variety. I really enjoyed and will be back twice a year.
-Lynette Foo.From Singapore. January 9th-16th
Had the most fabulous time. The program is so well planned, it terms of variety, intensity, fun and taking care of each person’s needs. The trainers are the best. I would recommend it very highly. Love it.The cycling day and 14 k walk were my favourite. Power walks were beautiful. The location is unbeatable. The Yoga Sala has gorgeous views. Rooms are super comfy, food is great.
-Damayanti Raje from India. January 5th-19th 2015
Fresh Start Boot camp is fantastic. I highly recommend it. The huge variety of the programme is the biggest plus point as it keeps the mind alert as the body tires and works. Really enjoyed the trips out to get a feel for the Thai countryside and into Chiang Mai. The accommodation is very comfortable and relaxing and of a high standard and there is a good variety within the healthy tasty diet. Their massages, saunas and dips in the pool really help the end of day recuperation. The trainers (Tom and Phil) were superb, highly motivated to look after the guests and push them to achieve their results. Their local Thai knowledge adds to the experience. I would recommend Fresh Start to anyone looking to improve their fitness or kick-start a step change in their lifestyle.
– Tim Payton from the UK. January 2015.
Favourite Bits : – variety of exercise, tennis, boxing, kettle bells, walk, water polo, aqua. Rooms are lovely. Tom and Phil are fabulous. Tom is great at being positive, encouraging, warm and supportive. Both clearly love what they do which is great for enthusing everyone. Have learnt lots and for me crucial bits are breathing, increasing cardio exercise and varying what I do. Best of all I have been fully tested in a way I never knew I was capable of.
– Andrea Lane from the UK. January 2015. Lost 3.9 kilos.
I really enjoyed my week at Fresh Start boot camp. Great location, great spa resort, the training was tough and challenging but the food at the spa kept us going. Phil did a great job in motivating people. I particularly like the fact that we were taken to the surrounding countryside and tourist spots. The sauna and massages were a great welcome at the end of the day and something to look forward to. Overall, a great experience and I’m pleased with the result. I’d certainly recommend the boot camp to my friends.
– Christiane Kauer from the UK. December 2014
I really enjoyed the week – the variety of exercises were great. Phil was very motivating and it was challenging. Overall, I am very happy with my results and have learned a lot. I will take these lessons with me. My goal was to gain strength and I achieved that. I lost 2.3 kg’s as well so that was pleasant and unexpected out come. Great people, great week. Thanks for everything!
– Amelia Gibson from Australia. December 2014
One of the best weeks of my life! Great workouts, excellent leaders, good team spirit. Location is wonderful. 10 points to spa & to staff there. Bicycle to elephant camp was great day. Muay thai was also fun. Food was good. Thank you for very well organised week!!
-Sanna Aiatalo From Sweden. December 2014
I loved being here at Fresh Start. The program is really professional. I loved it all, especially the push ups and the running hill was great. Thanks to the team and thank you for looking after us.
-Erdal Salmanli from Sweden. December 2014. Lost 5.1 kg in 7 days.
Thanks Richard, Louise, Tom and Kenny for another fantastic week at Boot camp. I’m really glad that I came back and I will definitely return in the future. I know that I’m fitter than I was before and I have the confidence and direction to continue to train and reach my goals.I enjoyed all the activities, especially the sport/ game related ones. It was interesting to compare the two different weeks I did, with such a big group this time. Overall, I think there were no issues with having a big group as everyone worked well together and the trainers still gave every one personal attention and guidance. It was also great to have such a big group for many of the sport/team activities.I’ll certainly be recommending the Boot camp to more of my friends and family.
Thanks so much
-Joel Ford from Australia. December 2014
Dear Fresh Start!
Well, I arrived here not really knowing what to expect and I’ve got to hand it to you, I’ve been blown away. I loved the variety of activities, the programme is jam-packed full of fun and yet so challenging. I feel a huge sense of achievement. My inner compass has been re-set to, as Kenny would say, “beast mode” and I feel lighter, healthier and cleaner in my head. It’s a week I’ll never forget. I’ve turned a corner and I’m not looking back. Look out World!!
-Maz Compton from Australia. December 2014
Hi Louise & Richard, It was a pleasure to meet you both, thank you for all the help, guidance & knowledge. Phil is an amazing instructor in every aspect, professional, dedicated, supportive, caring, fun, these are just a few words that describe him.The short time we spent with Tom was also rewarding, his enthusiasm is uplifting, our final day was a perfect end to the week! You are a perfect team, in a perfect setting & we wish you all the success you deserve.
-Karen and Richard Ford from the UK. December 2014.
Prior to the boot camp, I lived a very unhealthy lifestyle. I wasn’t going to the gym as regularly as I should be and I practically lived on junk food and coffee. I didn’t have a good routine at the gym and that resulted in me not becoming fitter or gaining muscle I found the boot camp on Trip advisor and signing up was the best decision I’ve ever made. Not only did I gain muscle and lose my belly fat, but I gained a lot of friends, seen what Chiang Mai has to offer, walked and ran up beautiful mountains, played tennis, football, frisbee and did so much more whilst training and having a lot of fun. I’ve learnt how to eat healthy, gym and train in a way to help me achieve my long-term goals, and this boot camp has definitely boosted my confidence. Brilliant team. I really enjoyed my time with Tom and Kenny – great inspirational guys. Can’t wait to do the boot camp again ^_^
-Amit Lalloo, South Africa. December 2014.
I thoroughly enjoyed my bootcamp holiday experience. It exceeded all my expectations! I have never been more excited to train in my life, especially when you walking, running + cycling through the most beautiful, untouched greenery + landscapes in Chiang Mai. The resort is wonderful, filled with smiley friendly staff whom delivered amazing massages + great meals! We laughed, and pushed ourselves like never before. I met the most amazing people and the trainers are always there to push you and bring out the best in you. I didn’t think I could do it, but I did it and I will do it again any day.
Thank you, Fresh Start Boot camp.
Keep up the Super Amazing work !
-Meera Lalloo, South Africa. December 2014
Great fun, good variety of activities. Good group, was fantastic experience. Very helpful to have people give motivation along the way. Happy I did this.
-Annie Yang from Hong Kong. Lost 4 kg in 7 days. November 2014
I arrived thinking i was reasonably fit, but the boot camp pushed me further than i thought i could go. I loved the variety of activities.
-Dallas Parry from Australia. November 2014
I enjoyed my stay throughout the 3 weeks, even if it was pretty hard sometimes. I feel more confident now because I know I can achieve my goals if I really try. The instructors Nick, Richard and Kenny were great. They push you at the right moment. There is a big variety of challenges something for everybody. I came with a zero level of fitness and now I can feel my muscles in my legs and I lost 10 cm around my waist. It is worth the pain and sweat. Thank you so much.
-Ira Heinze From Germany, living in the UK. November 2014
WHAT AN EXPERIENCE! This was such a hard week both mentally and physically! You can really see what the body is capable of…. WOW! I would recommend this to anyone who wants a FRESH START! I feel ready, re-energised & excited to go home, train hard & eat well. I AM INSPIRED & ready to INSPIRE others! Thank you for a hard challenging but overall wonderful week.
-Vikki and Julie (mother and daughter duo) From Australia. November 2014
So nice to meet you and Richard in person while attending the Fresh Start Boot Camp! I have been bragging to everyone who I come in to contact with about the amazing setting and the instruction I received while attending the camp. You could not have had better instructors in my humble opinion. They were encouraging, knowledgeable, fun and most importantly energetic! Their way of communicating the exercises, and making it fun was most appreciated. I also enjoyed meeting all of their attendees in my group, what a wonderful set of individuals in attendance. I’m very much looking forward to making another visit to the camp in the next few years! Losing 6% of body fat in a week, was beyond my expectations! The food was delicious and the sleeping arrangements could not have been better. Great experience all the way round.
-Shelba J Murphy From USA. November 2014
Thank you very much for a great week. I’m delighted with my results and proud of my efforts. it’s a fantastic , diverse programme run by committed, motivated and caring people, who are clearly experts in their field. Special thanks to Dustin, who is an amazing trainer. I definitely plan to come back.
-Joel Ford from Australia. Lost 3.2 % body fat and 4cm from his waist. November 2014
I really enjoyed my 3 weeks at Fresh Start with instructors Richard, Louise, Dustin, Scotti, Ann and Kate. I’m really pleased with my results at end of week 3, i achieved my goals and lost 2.9kg, lost 5.8% body fat, lost 6cm off of my waist, gained 1.5kg of muscle but also improved my confidence of both mind, Body and soul. I feel good about myself and really super relaxed, ready to enjoy travelling for the next 4 weeks around Thailand. I really enjoyed the Muay Thai boxing in the ring at the Thai gym, cycling to the elephant camp and getting kissed by an elephant and getting to the Botanical gardens without stopping, Circuit training – so many varieties and increasing the weights week by week, variety of walks in beautiful surrounding area, group and team morale and encouragement and especially having such a laugh with the instructors and campers. I will definitely recommend Fresh Start boot camp to my family and friends. Also thank you to Louise for doing my soul plan and meeting me at the airport for a chat before i flew to Bangkok.
-Michelle Frazer, Northern Ireland. October 2104
This is my second time and it was even better than last time. The instructors were so supportive and the team were great. I saw fantastic results and wish i could have stayed longer, thank you!
-Sarah Tortolano from UK. lOST 4.5 KG in 7 days. October 2014
l loved being here and 100% what i was looking for! Great mix of fitness/sightseeing/adventure and Awesome instructors. Louise and Richard are such a wonderful and caring couple. I will be back!
– Rohan Vohra from New Zealand, lost 6 kg. October 2014
I would like to thank the team for such an amazing experience. I feel refreshed and wish i could stay longer. I will definitely be returning next year. This is for sure a fresh start for me and all thanks to your program and staff, inspiring and motivating. For not having cycled since i was twelve, the bike ride to the waterfall was fantastic. Thank you once again for a fabulous time. See you next year for sure. Hopefully i would have kept up my fitness.
-Debbie Jones from Gibralta, lost 7cm from waist,1.7kg , 1% body fat and gained 1.1% muscle. October 2014
It’s my real Fresh Start. During my last 14 days i have not only lost kilos but gained confidence, Muscle and self-esteem. The activities introduced me to many sports that i have never done before. The change of instructors from one week to the next was very positive, it gives new motivation and again more energy to meet higher results. Congratulations to Richard and Louise for an excellent program, i will be back!
-Denis de Farias Duarie from Brazil. Lost 6 kg. October 2014
I had a very good 3 weeks at boot camp. The program is well put together and varied, which is great. The classes are excellent and cater for all levels. The trainers, Richard, Dustin, Nick and Louise were excellent, very knowledgable and great motivators. I would highly recommend the boot camp and plan to return
-Una Cuffe from Ireland. October 2014
The boot camp was excellent and far exceeded my expectations. Dustin was a brilliant instructor, he kept things fun, classes were mixed and varied and he judged when we needed a rest and when and when to push us and get the most out of us and each session. He always had a smile on his face, was enthusiastic and had great inter-personal skills, taking an interest in all of us. His back ground in Physiotherapy was apparent and he really knows his stuff. Overall boot camp was excellent and i hope to come back. Thanks for all your hard work and putting this together.
-Jennifer Chattock from UK (living in China), lost 2.5kg October 2014
Very happy with my final results! Achieved my objectives to increase overall fitness, reduce fat and drop some weight. Richard, Louise and Eke were great and kept everyone motivated throughout the week, they really know their stuff! The programme was challenging yet fun, pushed people to their max. Will return home with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and motivation to be stricter with my diet and more committed to fitness. Would certainly recommend to others. I had a great Fresh Start experience.
-Nick Cakebread from UK, lost 2.5 kg, lost 4.7% body fat and gained 2.2% muscle. October 2014
This week has changed my life! Blood, sweat and lots of tears, i couldn’t have done it with out the support of Richard, Louise and Eke. I came here to lose weight and get fitter but, I’m leaving having achieved so much more. I have proved to myself that i can push myself harder than i ever thought possible and realised that the biggest critic is the voice in my head. I can’t recommend this boot camp highly enough, an unbelievable experience!
-Kat Crean, UK. lost 5.5% body fat and 10cm from her waist. October 2014
A fantastic week of activities and all were enjoyable. I loved that we were not stuck in a gym and went out on excursions, exploring Chiangmai. The food was very tasty but above all the trainers are the best. I saw some fantastic results in my body and its all thanks to the wonderful trainers, Richard and Yo, who kept us motivated and kept it fun.
-Jessica Dreier, Australia. Lost 4% body fat and 1.5kg. September 2014
Brilliant week, the whole team assisted in me achieving my goals. The programme was fantastic and i hope to be back for a refresher. Big thanks to Richard, Louise and Yo.
Brian Mcnaught, Australia, lost 4 kg. September 2014
My time at the Boot camp was amazing, i achieved things i never thought i could achieve. I’m back to my ideal weight and have a renewed passion for being the fittest and healthiest i can be. I met some great people, heard some great stories, laughed my socks off and Dustin rocks as an instructor.
-Michelle Hunter from Australia. August 2014.
Had a great time. A great bunch of people and excellent and the leaders made the whole week enjoyable and kept up everyone’s motivation levels. Exercises can be tough, but that’s what we are here for, overall a great week and would definitely come back again.
– Sandy Jones from the UK, lost 2.5kg and 3% body fat. August 2014.
I came to lose and flatten my belly and gain some muscle, this was a reality after one week, i lost my belly and gained 2 kg of muscle. Thanks to a great team.
-Aicha Pitt from Ghana, lost 3% body fat and gained 2 kg of muscle. August 2014.
A great experience, pushed myself further than I thought i could go. Looking forward to coming back if a beer belly develops again!
-James Daniel from UK, lost 4.3kg and 3.5%body fat. August 2014
This is the perfect introduction to a long-standing fitness regime. A very tough and challenging set of exercises and goals meant i was always in a position to challenge myself and push myself to the next level. Excellent value and well worth it.
-Craig Halvorson from Australia, lost 4 kg. August 2014
The activities are well paced out. Dustin was very encouraging and kept me going whenever I wanted to give up. It was an interesting experience and i enjoyed the process very much.
-Winnie from Singapore, lost 4.3% body fat. August 2014
I liked that all the sessions were different, in new areas and interesting. Sometimes i was having so much fun i didn’t realise i was exercising. Thanks for a great 2 weeks.
-Anushka from the USA, lost 4 kg and 3.4% body fat. August 2014
The instructors made all the difference. I would definitely re book, bringing my friends with me.
-Mavis, Singapore, lost 1.8 kg and 6% body fat. July 2014.
The leaders are fantastic, they personalised fitness for each of us. I’ve learned a lot about fitness and nutrition this week.
– Anushka, USA lost 4 kg and 1.1% body fat. July 2014.
Second time here, wanted to get fit to exercise and to achieve this. Excellent again. Fresh Start leaders are stars.
– Alan Cross from Dubai, July 2014
A very focused worthwhile week to allow gains in both physical and mental well-being. The mix of activities was challenging but sufficiently varied to be achievable even for an out of shape soon to be 50-year-old! The leader deserves special praise for his motivating and tough, yet highly flexile and responsible management style.
– Simon from the USA, June 2014
Very happy with results! The leader was very supportive throughout and the programme was excellent. It was exactly what I needed to kickstart my fitness and healthy eating regime and I enjoyed every activity. I couldn’t fault the programme at all.
– Kerry McCarthy from the UK, June 2014
An amazing experience which pushes you and pushes you so hard but surprising how much you can do and achieve. Instructors are very good and really motivate you without being pushy. This is something I would really recommend to anyone no matter what size or fitness level.
– Shaun Burke, May 2014
I didn’t think it was possible to get better than last year but the tweaks in the programme and fantastic experienced instructors and the great team has allowed me to achieve 11.6 kg loss in one week!!! Great fun and hard.
– Scott Cumming from Australia, May 2014
Very well organised and professionally managed boot-camp. Nice venue, excellent selection of exercises and well designed schedule, which pushes you just to the right limit. I had lapsed back on my fitness and this was just the “Fresh Start” (kick in the ass)! beginning that I needed to get back on track. Nick and JP were extremely helpful, supportive and friendly, and always went beyond what was expected to make this a very enjoyable and challenging experience. Thanks a lot guys!
– Anjay Pillai, May 2014
Great range of activities, really well organised, specific measurable achievement/goals, positive instructors. Bike ride to tiger camp was excellent. Muay Thai – great cultural/physical activity. Stairs at temple also good and opportunity to get souvenirs. Staff at spa excellent. Massages excellent.
– Laura Kearsley, April 2014
An amazing hard-working week. Don’t make excuses – just do it!! Great activities, good leaders. You will have an amazing time.
– Justine Archer from Australia, April 2014
I had high expectations of the boot-camp (both of myself and the camp) and these were exceeded. The enthusiasm and encouragement of the instructors ensured that we performed to our best and that spirits were kept high throughout the week. A wonderful week in all respects. Thank you.
– Kathryn Thornton, April 2014
This was an amazing experience which has really helped with my fitness, motivation and mental well-being. I could not have achieved this without the help and support from our leaders, plus the great group. Also the online support from Louise was great.
– Sarah Tortolano from Dubai, April 2014
Lives up to its name. Has given me a jump-start to transforming my body, fitness and lifestyle. It’s started my weight loss losing 3.3 kg in only 5 days and inspired me to continue to monitor my diet and exercise routine. Got what I came for in 5 days!
– Ambreen Isanullah from Canada, March 2014
Amazing experience! Sometimes very tough but nice to see what is achievable!
– Einar Anarsson from Luxembourg, March 2014
Overall excellent, I had a great time and loved pushing myself. The staff was extremely competent and friendly.
– Nora Souhlal from Hong Kong, March 2014
Expectations fulfilled, results satisfying!
– Clotilde Delion from Hong Kong, March 2014
This has been a life changing experience and I see life in a different light. Definitely will make a dramatic lifestyle change.
– Christy Adoga from Nigeria, February 2014
I was very concerned that I would not be able to keep up or would hold everyone back. The instructors adapted the programme to match each persons. I rally appreciated both Chris and Phil and their encouragement. Phil stayed at the back of the line with us and made the exercise/walk doable. I can’t believe how much we did and how far we have come. Thank you.
– Salina Sachedina from Canada February 2014
This is a great programme which keeps your engaged and motivated. The instructors are informative and attentive, and the activities are varied and challenging for all abilities. I’d recommend this to anyone wanting to lose weight, improve fitness and improve energy levels. I have managed all three in a week and had great fun doing it.
– Jerry Allen from UK, February 2014
Great camp, really enjoyed the week. Great trainers.
– Greg Birch from UK February 2014
My sister and I came together to get a jump-start in our fitness. We were worried about holding everyone back but it was designed for all.I would recommend this to anyone.
– Shamin Sachedina from Canada February 2014
Thank you for three wonderful weeks. You have helped me to push my limits. I feel stronger and much fitter than when I started. My bleep test results have improved a lot.
– Alexander Voldsund from Norway February 2014
The camp does a great job on both building fitness and (for those wishing it) weight loss. The instructors are terrific and give individual attention, even though there is a single set program they make adaptations for those at different levels of fitness. I was totally satisfied.
– Sheryl Keller February 2014
A great program, one that helped me push my preconceived ideas of what I could do. Well customised to our individual needs. Recommended!
– Brian Kelly from USA February 2014
Great place to kickstart your exercise regime. The team/instructors are professional and passionate about health, exercise and proper food. I met great people. Recommended for young and old.
– Hasmi Hasnan February 2014
Phenomenal! This experience was more than I had expected, it wasn’t just about fitness/weight loss. The support from the leaders and the group was amazing and wonderful. I came here stressed and burned out from work and I couldn’t get myself to workout but I am leaving here refreshed, happy and ready to balance my life. A perfect Fresh Start!
– Linda Ly from USA February 2014
Half way during the boot camp I thought “why the hell did I sign up for this” BUT after finishing I am so glad I came. I have had a great time getting fit. I have learned a lot and the trainers are motivating and passionate. There is a variety of fitness activities to keep us on our toes. I will definitely be back!
– Leonie Walk from Hong Kong February 2014
Great week. Great instructors. Hard work but I’ve seen results and have learned to push myself. You have a great team. Thank you. I got what I came for this week.
-Cicily Scott from USA February 2014
I was impressed by the way the course was structured and the professionalism of the boot camp team. The whole experience has, I hope, made me think of how to really change my lifestyle as a priority, a “Fresh Start”
– Peter Tod from UK January 2014
I had a really amazing time at the boot camp this week. The instructors are really motivating, they were very accommodating to all fitness levels. It was great to have the variety in activities and I really enjoyed the boxing, it was great to get some cultural insight with exercising. I think everything was really well organised, thanks again for a great week!
– Rachel Clissold from Australia December 2013
Great variety of things to do. The teachers were very good and supportive. The exercises were varied and based on individual’s levels of fitness. Food was good and varied. Compared to a boot camp I did in Mexico last year, this week with Thailand Fitness Boot camp was much better. Overall, very enjoyable, varied and challenging. I would recommend it to others and would do it again.
-Eileen White from UK December 2013
The trainers, very good at motivating and knowing when to push you or when to give alternatives. All the activities were varied and interesting and we got to exercise in nice surroundings, plus see some sights of Chiang Mai. Overall, I have improved my fitness, met some great people and had fun. I would definitely come again.
-Paula Evans from UK December 2013
Had a great time with great people. Very effective boot camp for participants at different levels. I will recommend it to my local and international friends.
-Prapichaya Pommas from Thailand December 2013
I came to get active and see some of the Thai countryside, objective achieved. Great variety of exercises, varied programme kept the momentum up.
-Margaret Anderson November 2013
The instructors made the difference to my fitness journey. I am extremely grateful for all their help, time, effort and motivation they gave me throughout the week for every single exercise. I needed it!
-Nathalie Vingadasalom from UK November 2013
I had a fantastic week and was pushed by great leaders, beyond what I thought I could ever achieve in one week. Thank you so much for all your motivation, energy and leading each adventure/activity we did!
-Michelle Lawson from Australia November 2013
Fun and creative strategies for a variety of fitness activities. Challenging workout days but the results more than justify the effort. Beautiful surroundings, top-notch lodging, delicious meals were a nice bonus. The spa was a welcome nightly respite for massage and sauna. Instructor Chris was a solid and helpful motivator.
– Steve Belkin from America October 2013
Had a great time really enjoyed the activities and feel like I am achieving my goals and the results are confirming it.I had an awesome time with JP and Chris, they really pushed me and accommodated my needs so I could achieve great results and continue to improve. Overall, the whole three weeks at Boot camp were great. I would recommend anyone of any fitness level to come here and they will really improve their health and fitness.
– Elliot Smith from Australia October 2013
The boot camp was awesome. It was the push I need to kick-start my weight loss. I pushed myself mentally and physically beyond any limit I could have done on my own. The trainers Nick and JP are excellent at what they do.
-Carla Marsh from Houston America October 2013
I really enjoyed Boot camp, the instructors were excellent and the activities were varied and challenging. For anyone who would like to kick-start their diet or exercise programme I would highly recommend Fresh Start Boot camp.
-Karen Carter From Bangkok October 2013
I had a great time and would like to come back again and bring some friends.
-Casey Marek from Las Vegas America October 2013
Good variety of activities, excellent instruction and very motivational. I achieved a lot.
-Ed Voddon from UK August 2013
I have enjoyed so much doing all the activities and glad that I came. The experience has been an adventure, the nature/environment is relaxing to be around. It is hard work sometimes but very rewarding in the end. The instructors have been wonderful, i am so that glad that I have come along, sweat and laughter is what I am going to remember. I’ll do it again!
-Jacquelyn Beckett from Australia August 2013
It has been a great week, we had so much fun and learned new techniques. This is a great kick-start for everyone. Thank you for the amazing experience.
-Elaine Touma from the Lebanon August 2013
It has been a fabulous week. I have enjoyed all the activities, feel fitter and healthier and made a great group of friends. Thanks!
-Janette Goss May 2013
Hard work but worth it. There was a good balance of encouragement with fellow campers. Well worth the trip. Thanks to Alexis.
-Mark Bainbridge May 2013
Incredible experience. Wow my fitness has improved. I loved my week here and I would come back in a heart beat. Nick and Richard are amazing and made this week so enjoyable. Thanks heaps it was an outstanding week.
-Carrie Lawrie from Australia April 2013
I came to stay at the boot camp for two weeks and have enjoyed my stay. I was extremely happy with the trainers, the program and the venue. It has really pushed my limits to a level I never thought I could do. I feel much healthier and I look forward to returning in the future.
-Jayne Duncan from Australia April 2013
What a fantastic week! If you want to lose weight, kick-start your fitness or just improve your fitness then this is a great way to do it, it’s fun! The week is packed with various activities that can be challenging pushing you to push yourself, but at the same time it is fun and still feels like a holiday. You will make friends with like-minded people as well as improve your fitness levels and come away ready to make some real changes to current lifestyle that can only be for the better.
-Lesley Yeats from United Arab Emirates April 2013
Absolutely fantastic week! Challenging yes, but very rewarding. The leaders were very supportive and encouraging. Would recommend 100%.
-Magnus from Oslo Norway February 2013
Great mix and balance between different types of activities. The leaders are great motivators and are with you all the way pushing just the right amount without being in your face. Many thanks to Louise and her team at the Spa Resort.
-Vanessa Tough from Australia February 2013
Hi Louise, just wanted to let you know that i had a great time at the fitness boot camp. Having lost the 5kg in the week.In terms of fitness, there’s been a huge improvement. My trainer at home commented on my stamina and strength improvement on my return, and we increased the intensity of my work outs. Since the boot camp kick started my fitness lifestyle. I have completed a sprint distance triathlon (2 hr 10 mins), a 1.5 km open water swim (45 minutes). And have a 40 km bike ride this Sunday. And have signed up for an Olympic distance triathlon in August.I have managed to get leave approved for August, so i will be joining another bootcamp shortly.
– Simei Ng from Singapore June 2012
I had such a fun time at Fresh Start. I really enjoyed the program. The best thing was going to Muay Thai Boxing! It was such fun! The whole day out was great and I felt like I was on holiday! Our trainers were awesome! They had a very good balance of ‘positive’ encouragement and ‘strong’ encouragement. We were given good advise and were always supported and they also had a very good sense of humour. My results were much better then I expected. I lost 2 kg, 3% body fat, some Cm’s and also found out my metabolic age is 16! I was happy to have the beep test result improve from 8 to 9, I didn’t think my legs could have moved any quicker! All of my other fitness test results improved too. I feel so fit and strong now! I have never been so lean and I now know I can always push harder! I would definitely recommend the holiday to anyone and would also do it again if given the choice. All the best to you, the trainers and the Fresh start team!
– Kristy Ayres from Australia June 2012
Very good repeat visit, achieved my objective. Great team leaders, who put the spirit into the effort, that’s really the big factor. I will be happy to recommend the camp.
– Matt Karrinen from Singapore. Lost 5 kilos January 2nd-9th 2015