I researched weight loss camps in Australia two years ago and I couldn't afford them. By chance another Thailand camp appeared in my google search and that led me to do more research. I put off coming to Palapon for two years telling myself I should be saving money for a deposit for a house or focusing on my career. I continued to follow Klaus and Palapon on fb for two years before I finally reached a place of such stress and ill health that I was close to having a break down.
I stayed for three weeks which was not enough, but in that time, the girl who dreaded sport at school discovered muay Thai with friendly and motivating trainers. Klaus is very knowledgeable and gave me techniques to complete several excercises, I had never been able to complete before such as full sit ups. I arrived with a left shoulder injury and through Klaus stretch classes, he helped me to almost completely heal the injury through safe stretching and I now have significantly better flexibility in this shoulder.
Palapon feels very safe and secure and is very clean. There is noise from a local bar some nights but you quickly get used to this. Other people staying at the camp encourage you and walk
alongside you. We would share highs and lows with each other, strategies to deal with blisters and go out for a drink or meal together sometimes.
The program was tough at first as I was the queen of procrastination and I excuses not to excercise but seeing other residents smash goals spurred me into action and I learnt to love the challenge more. I felt very proud to be complimented by my trainers for my strength. I won't be the same again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a superb setting between the famous Thai resorts of Hua Hin and the fabulous Takiab Beach. A natural landscape provide the perfect setting for a motivational and challenging Weight Loss/Holistic Fitness Retreat for you to relish and test every mental and physical goal. The camp has a range of single and twin tropical bungalows set amongst coconut palms. A central social area has been designed with relaxation in mind after you day training. ... more less