With panoramic oceanside views, a challenging yet indulgent schedule apt for any fitness fanatic, as well as leadership from the respected Travis Jones; the RBT Bali retreat didn’t just delight me, it blew me away.
From espresso banana shakes which greeted us on arrival right through to the departure after my last downward dog as part of my vinyasa flow, I can’t thank the staff and RBT crew enough for having me – truly an honour!
Starting with a nurturing yoga session at 6am followed by a not-so-nurturing strength session in the gym, the instructors provided guidance, insight and motivation (KEEP IT UP OLIVIA!) so we pushed through our barriers – over and over.
After breakfasts, we listened to coach Trav educate on a range of issues, from nutrition to mindset. As a former student of psychology, and obviously a big fan of personal growth, this was one of my favourite elements of the day. He broke it down into simplistic and applicable paradigms that allowed us all – self included – to understand that we have the power and tools to progress into our greatest health possible…. Swoon. Couple this with our daily recipe creations (hello cacao and coconut protein balls..) and I was a pretty happy girl!
Afternoons were pretty cruisy (bar our second strength session.. not so chill), so we had time to get to know the clan on the retreat. Notables on mine including a few special peeps from Melbourne, bonding over a love of food, fitness, and .. no, it was mostly food. Icing on the sugar free cake was the (daily) afternoon massage providing by the beautiful Balinese. Yes, please!
Evenings were again pretty low key, giving us time to absorb the awesomeness of the day. I immersed myself within Melissa Ambrosini’s Master Your Mean Girl most nights, meaning that the retreat was strengthening my mind, as well as my body.
Conclusion? It was awesome. Fun people, amazing leadership and chocolate protein balls…. What’s not to love?
Big thank you to Hayley for being such a superstar organiser, as well as Trav and Liv who lead the retreat, and the support of Ryan, who kicked my ass during sessions (happily, I might add). Anyone keen to join their next one - click here!