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Shooka Boot Camp – Day 5

It seems it is my turn; I wake with a painful chest, banging headache and a fever. Training today is not an option and I am gutted. A week ago I would have thought of any excuse to get out of a work out. Now I am trying to think of ways to drag myself into the gym but can barely drag myself downstairs to let the instructors know I am heading back to bed.

shooka schedule

I sleep, while the rest hit the gym.

I wake up mid afternoon to find a glass of freshly juiced fruits and vegetables by my bed, and head downstairs to find the group have finished early after a gruelling morning of Krav Maga, dumbbell overload circuits and boxing, lunch of broth and an afternoon walk. I am craving exercise and fresh air so head off for a short walk.

The forecast is warning of snow on Friday and I can’t risk being stranded here for the weekend so make arrangements to leave a day early. Others are getting twitchy but the general consensus is to carry on as planned tomorrow but perhaps leave at the end of the day rather than early on Friday. Everyone is keen to get in that one last day of training.

Fake Bake

Ready for a Fake Bake spray tan

After a huge supper of salmon and pak choy we say goodbye to owner, John, who is heading home to Switzerland early before the snow comes in. He is planning a luxury boot camp in the ski resort of Klosters, Switzerland, due to open later this Spring. We toast the successful week with half a glass of champagne and a delicious chocolate mousse. Not sure which I have missed the most.

diet chocolate mousse

My new best friends. Chocolate mousse and half a glass of champagne.

For this evening’s activity Victoria from Fake Bake sets up her tent and treats us all to a spray tan. Great debates on Original, Golden or 1 Hour, but they all look a fantastic and very natural, even for mid January.

The look is completed with a manicure using goodies sent to blogger ReallyRee to review – a lovely MaxFactor Glossfinity in cerise red.

Only one more day. I am going to miss this place.

shooka staff

The Shooka Team
Chef Sarah Louise, owners Stuart Saxby and John Barclay, PTIs Will and Bear.


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