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All our trainers have vast experience in the fitness field and have been hand picked to cover a wide variety of activities.  We have selected a team of caring and inspirational trainers that can take you to next level. We are proud to work with some of the best sports and health professionals on the Costa del Sol.

Jan Dendauw
Jan Dendauw
Operations Director

Jan has a degree in Business and Marketing but his true passion in life is sports and fitness. A keen competitor from a young age, he has played football for the second team of one of Belgium’s first division clubs and exercises to a very high standard. He has taken part in various half-and full Ironman triathlon competitions and trains regularly to maintain a high level of personal fitness. Jan is coordinating all boot camp administration matters and his job is to make sure you enjoy your stay and that your boot camp experience runs smoothly from when you make your booking until your return home.

 

Dr. Vanessa Garcia Ohnimus
Dr. Vanessa Garcia Ohnimus
Nutrition Coach

Dr. Vanessa Garcia has obtained her Doctors degree in Malaga, further Dr. Garcia has a degree in Esthetic Medicine, Psychology and Nutrition. Dr. Garcia passionately guides our clients on the path of a healthier lifestyle, making the link between the science of healthy eating and the pshycology related to our eating habits. Her nutrition talks and follow up during the week work are truly inspiring.

Mike Carter
Mike Carter
Instructor / Boxercise trainer

Apart from being a great trainer Mike brings an amazing amount of positivity, fun and atmosphere to his classes. As a former amateur boxer he shows our clients to basics of boxing and combines this with a full body work out.  Mike is a fully qualified trainer and has over 30 years of experience in boxing and result driven training.

Juanma Gómez
Juanma Gómez
Instructor

Spanish national Juanma is a personal trainer holding the European EQF3 qualification. Juanma is an ex professional indoor football player, who brings his passion for sports and over 15 years experience to the boot camp. Juanma specializes in Running training and takes care of the circuit and functional training on the beach during your Fitness holiday.

Lori Sjollema
Lori Sjollema
Yoga Instructor / Massage Therapist

Lori has devoted herself to learning and moving the body for over 30 years. She began as a professional dancer and has worked for many years in the fitness industry. Certified as a Jivamukti Yoga Instructor Lori has studied many forms of Yoga including Iyengar, Anusara and Ashtanga.  She teaches a ‘flow style’ Yoga yet with deep respect for alignment and restorative postures. She holds regular classes in Marbella, Spain and retreats and workshops throughout Europe and India. She is also trained as a massage and Thai massage therapist.

Sara Blanco
Sara Blanco
Yoga and Stretching Teacher

Sara has started Yoga at the age of 17. She began as a curious student and naturally progressed her studies to become a certified 500H Yoga Alliance Teacher. Her passion for yoga and its many facets is infinite. It has taught her in a love fully, fun and simple way to experience movement as true medicine.

She has studied under many inspiring international teachers such as Meghan Currie, Chris Chavez, John Friend, Desi Springer, Tina Nance, and Elena Brower. Sara loves to mix different styles and approaches to working with the body, mind and spirit into her classes

Ivana Salvatto
Ivana Salvatto
Pilates Instructor / Stretching Coach

Ivana Salvatto has several national and international degrees in Machine- and Floor Pilates, she combines this knowledge with over 15 years of experience is the health industry. Ivana is a certified sports massage therapist, she excels as a personal trainer and will be coaching the stretching classes during the boot camp week.

Christian Hendriks
Christian Hendriks
Sports Massage Therapist

When you train hard, you need time to recover and relax. As nothing is as refreshing, revitalising and relaxing as a massage given by a professional. Boot Camp Marbella has selected Christian Hendriks. Christian is a Dutch qualified massage therapist with 15 years of experience, he uses a blend of several massage and pressure point techniques to improve circulation, flexibility and muscle tone. We highly recommend his services.


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Testimonials



  • Made some great friends
    October, 2019
    I just came back from a fantastic fitness holiday week with Boot Camp Marbella. There is great variety in the weeks programme, with runs, hikes, bike rides, boxing, gym, circuits and a day at Mikes Gym (assault course) to finish off the week. Jan and his team were brilliant and truly cater for all levels of fitness. The food is nutritious and very tasty and is usually taken at the gym or in ...


  • Hardest was to say goodbye
    September, 2019
    Where to start? I have just returned from a week with Boot Camp Marbella and I cannot recommend it highly enough. From day one when I emailed Jan Dendauw, he was the most amazing host. He and all his team are amazingly supportive, funny and always there to lend a hand or a word of encouragement. I traveled on my own - from Ireland- and met some great people and made some great friends on the ...
  • I returned a week ago from a week with Boot Camp Marbella and  I am amazed how much I have carried on with my new thinking about nutrition, wellness and fitness.



  • Quickly you form a bond
    February, 2019
    Before I booked myself in for Boot Camp Marbella I had the opportunity to meet with Jan. I had read all the fantastic reviews and wanted to check that it wasn't too good to be true. As soon as I met Jan I knew that they weren't as he is extremely motivating but at the same time, very chilled and I booked straight away. I didn't regret it and had a thoroughly ...
  • Just returned from my second visit to Bootcamp Marbella, and the experience was as good, if not better, than the first time around. You can push yourself as hard as you want to, making it an excellent way of welcoming people of all different fitness levels. Highlights of the week have to be the bike ride to Istan and the amazing Mike’s Gym assault course! The food ...


  • Meeting great people
    February, 2019
    A genuinely incredible life changing experience! I cannot recommend Boot Camp Marbella enough, whether you’re a beginner or a keen fitness enthusiast you are guaranteed to have an amazing time whilst meeting great people. Jan and his team are fantastic at motivating you and keeping the activities fun yet challenging. I had my reservations of how effective a bootcamp ...


  • Viva Boot Camp Marbella
    February, 2019
    This whole experience will change your life, Jan (head trainer) is one of the nicest guys I have ever met, very professional and has great knowledge. From the moment you are picked up you feel, see and first hand experience how good the bootcamp will be. The food wow (very healthy) and you will take photos of the presentation. The training reaches all level of fitness so do not worry if your ...


  • Week I will never forget
    January, 2019
    After reading the reviews I decided to take the 'life-changing experience' comments with a pinch of salt, however now, having completed a full week Boot Camp Marbella, I can honestly say it did change me, for the positive! Everything from the trainers, the facilities, hotel, the program, amazing food, fantastic people and Jan himself - made for a week I will never ...
  • This is one of the best decisions I ever made ! To think I could go from barely being able to complete a 3k run, 7 days later and almost a stone lighter I have completed a 40k cycle, 10k run, climbed a mountain and completed what can only be described as an inspirational week. The concerns I had about coming here alone ... would I make friends .... would I be intimidated by fitter healthier ...


  • Excellent all round
    October, 2018
    This is a fantastic bootcamp, making the best of all that the Marbella area has to offer. From intense gym and circuit sessions, to beach runs, biking in the beautiful mountains and restorative yoga, this camp pushes you as hard as you want to go but is very well balanced to maximise your body strength and fitness but also keep you mentally challenged and stimulated. Jan and his team are kind, ...

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Example of a Day’s Activities

08.00 Pre-breakfast Jog on Marbella Promenade
08.30 Healthy Breakfast and Nutrition Talk
09.30 Beach Circuit Training
12.00 Stretching/Yoga/Pilates - Outdoors
13.00 Healthy Lunch
15.00 Boxercise Session - Outdoors
17.00 Marbella Lake Off Road Run
19.15 Gym Session
20.15 Recovery Dinner and Relax
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