Last week I was invited to ‘Bootcamp and Brunch’ at The Wellesley Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel, London, with personal trainer Matt Roberts. What a fab way to start the week!
I arrived on Sunday evening ahead of the early morning bootcamp. The hotel is absolutely stunning, I stayed in the first floor suite which overlooks London’s Hyde Park. SO nice!
Now that is what I call, a room with a view!
Morning Miles …
7am. We met Matt in the hotel lounge and we had a brief chat to share our current health and fitness goals. Matt explained the structure of the workout as well as discussing the different training methods that he uses with his clients and at his fitness retreats.
Firstly, we laced up and set off to the park for a 5K run. Running before breakfast was a little bit different to what I’m used to. Especially as I training for the marathon earlier this year. Matt encourages fasted cardio in the morning as a tool to aid weight loss. (Personally, my goal isn’t to loose weight and so I always have something to eat before I run. A banana and a bagel works well for me)
The run was nice and relaxed and the weather was perfect. We made our way back to the hotel for a post run smoothie, before heading off to Matt’s gym.
Strength & Resistance
Matt led us through a twenty minute strength training session. The workout was challenging but manageable. It was really good for me mix up my usual routine. After the workout we went back to the hotel for a well earned brunch in the Oval restaurant. I had a fresh juice and an egg and spinach wrap. The whole of the ‘Bootcamp and Brunch’ menu was nutritious and re-energising. It really was the perfect way to start the week.
Thank you so much Matt and The Wellesley Hotel for having us. If you want to find out more about this brand new fitness experience then you can check out the website here.