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Restart Health Escape 15' Day 2

Photo Cred: Fiona Peters Photographer

Photo Cred: Fiona Peters Photographer

Today we got a little sleep in to finally cure the Jet lag, starting with a the first Surf Style Training session at 7am followed by a big buffet breaky. Once every one had stumbled down to the grassy knoll over looking the ocean we went through a Balance Strength and Core session.

Covered in sweat and a little parched after training in the warmer than normal conditions we all went up to enjoy breakfast at the hotel before hitting the road to see a few beautiful temples at Wat Chalong then time for lunch

We stopped in at Eang@Pier overlooking Chalong Bay for an amazing yet SPICY seafood session. We did the shellfish workout and luckily no one pulled a muscles....haha, no? Not funny? crickets....

Next we visited the Phuket Extrem Adventure park for 3 hours of High Ropes courses, including climbing and balance challenges!

Photo's By: Fiona Peters Photography

Photo's By: Fiona Peters Photography

Working through 4 different levels, I was in my element and the best thing about it was you had to WORK to get to where you wanted to go using strength, core engagement and "laser focus" for balance moves, demonstrated by Helen one of the legendary participants on the trip!

Photo Cred: Fiona Peters Photography

Photo Cred: Fiona Peters Photography

Lastly we visited Big Buddha a huge statue on top of a hill made out of millions of small white tiles, you could even buy one and write your message to be added to the inside of the building. I made a donation in exchange for a little blessing instead, from a monk after admiring the beauty of the enormous monument to peace and prosperity.

Very touching :)

 

After that we where just about done for the day, so we headed back to Cape Panwa Radisson for a wind down, getting ready for a nice dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 2 down and another 5 to go!


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Cheers,

EC x

 



Restart Health Escape 15' Day 1

Arrival Day + Intro to Surf Style Training

The first day of the Restart Health Escape started at 12noon, with half of the group having checked in to the beautiful hill side Radisson Hotel Phuket. We had just enough to play a fun game of volley ball. My first in a long time and needless to say I almost took myself out a few times diving for the ball!

Photo Cred: Fiona Peters Photography

Photo Cred: Fiona Peters Photography

Now to say that the Radisson is comfortable would be an understatement. The multi level complex of luxury is laden with pools and daybeds encouraging you to relax and enjoy a beautiful holiday over looking the Cape Panwa coastline.

BUT we are here to get fit and have fun!

 

Wrapping up the beach session and games with a few goals for the future like perfecting our SUP boarding skills we took ourselves to the hotel pool side bar for a yummy lunch and fresh coconuts.

Photo Cred: Fiona Peters Photography

Photo Cred: Fiona Peters Photography

By 5pm the rest of the crew arrived and it was time to go through Core Engagement the Surf Style Training way before easing into an Active Stretch session focusing on Hamstrings, Hips, Groins and Shoulders. Rolling off the floor as we all recover from Jetlag we got ready and went across the road for some local Thai food followed by a trip to Phuket town market.

Needless to say most of the stales where the same till we hit the food section! So many smells, so much happening it was hard to tell what was savory and what was sweet, Self select Sushi, Hot Pots, all sorts of meat on a stick not to mention a few bug stands. Not my cup of tea but they actually smelt good!

Photo Cred: Fiona Peters Photography

Photo Cred: Fiona Peters Photography

A few small and slightly questionable sweet treats later and we where all reedy to hit the hay heading straight for our mini bus to head "home". My last thought, I miss my better half but damn it's good to have a King Size bed all to myself!

Coming Up - DAY 2 - Surf Style Training and the High Ropes Course!



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Cheers,

EC x