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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.


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Testimonials

  • Hi Jan Thank you so much for a most enjoyable week. My flight was 2 hours delayed but you were there at the airport with a welcoming smile when I arrived eventually! I would like to compliment you on the exceptional organisation of the bootcamp..  I literally didn’t have to think about anything all week except arriving on time! It was great to get a copy of the training schedule & meal ...
  • What a fantastic week at Boot Camp Marbella. The week was filled with a mixture of activities and exercises which tested your fitness, strength and mental resilience. It was exactly the therapy I needed. Jan and the team are dedicated, fun, inspiring as well as supportive and empathetic when needed. I have been on other bootcamps and highly recommend this one not only was the highlight ...
  • Just spent a week with Jan in his bootcamp and what a week! Defo not for the faint-hearted but if you're willing to put the effort in, it's a really fun, rewarding week. The activities are super varied so there's something for everyone (special shout-out to the boxercise and of course, Mike's gym). The group were also all super nice and a good laugh which was great as it meant there was a ...


  • The trip was fantastic
    October, 2022
    This is without doubt one of the most enjoyable things I have done in recent times. I have never been on a boot camp holiday before and I wasn't sure what to expect but every aspect of the trip was fantastic. Jan has put together a well-oiled, knowledgeable and enthusiastic team who enjoy what they do and their enthusiasm certainly seems to rub off on their clients. The boot camp is ...


  • Good vibes throughout
    October, 2022
    Have had a fantastic experience at Boot Camp Marbella which delivered everything I could have hoped for and more. The program was varied across activities and locations, and although suitable for mixed abilities, contained challenge for everyone, all delivered under the expert coaching, support and encouragement of Jan and his team. I felt a real sense of accomplishment at times, and it has ...
  • As a unfit fifty plus female, I decided to Challenge myself and take part of Boot Camp Marbella. It has been the best decision I ever made. Jan and his team are very professional, patient and made sure we all achieved our goals. Every day the activities were very varied,  challenging and enjoyable,  I made some lovely new friends and everyone supported eachother. The food was amazing and the ...


  • A whirlwind of everything!
    September, 2022
    How to sum up the last 7 days - epic, exhausting, emotial, hilarious, invignorating, tough, motivating, inspiring, testing, uncomfortable, immense... A whirlwind of everything! I have enjoyed the company of some amazing strong sassy women and some special gents who looked after us when we had girly moments.  Pushed beyond what I thought was physically and mentally able to do, this has been so ...
  • I have just returned from a week at Boot Camp Marbella and I cannot recommend it highly enough!! Jan who runs the Bootcamp has great energy and instantly made me feel welcome as I was travelling alone. The rest of the group were amazing too and I know I have made some friends that will last for life! The schedule was varied - weight training, beach circuits & gym, running, hiking, cycling ...
  • I signed up for this with some hesitance being a 50 year old woman who had not done anything like this before but wow, this was a great experience. This proved you can always do more than you think you can with the encouragement of a group. The whole thing was perfect from the food choice to the organisation of all the events and the mix of people in the group. I would highly recommend ...
  • Just back from an incredible week with Bootcamp Marbella.  It was one of the most motivating and fun weeks I've had!  Jan and his trainers are excellent, encouraging without been pushy, attentive and professional.  The mix of exercise was spot on, finishing the week with an outdoor assault course at Mike's Gym.  Another great day! The food was delicious and there was a little time during the ...

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