Sorrel Lewis

 

Ultimate OCR and Mikes Gym Camp Marbella team up for a fun-filled action packed OCR bootcamp!

Andrea Tjarnberg  and Team Ultimate OCR came to Mikes Gym Camp Marbella last week to knuckle down to some serious pre/season OCR training on our newly extended 5 k obstacle course.

Magnus Thorhede reviewed Mikes Gym Camp Marbella — 5 star

“Great place, great people, great food. Love this place!”

The Ultimate crew took to our course for some intense interval and strongman training  as well as technique workshops for brushing up their lifting and obstacle techniques.

Set in La Cala hills, Mikes Gym is certainly not short of beautiful trail runs to choose from and the group got very well acquainted with our infamous ‘scramble hill’ route as well getting up close and personal with some heavy-ass wreak bags! The group also experienced a stunning  mountain trail up to the Mijas mountains at sunset on an active recovery excursion to the Mijas village.

Sara Jonsson reviewed Mikes Gym Camp Marbella — 5 star

“Great place with awesome coaches! If you want to challenge yourself, visit this place! You won’t regret it!”

No training camp in Marbella would be complete without a beach workout and these guys worked hard on that beach booty with lots of sandy fun in the sun.

The training camp was wrapped up with a full, timed lap of the course followed by a well earned BBQ and after party brought to us by Adris Kitchen and the rest of Mikes Gym Family.

Not satisfied with their times, 4 of the remaining camp members went on to do another timed lap early the next day smashing the previous days times! I think its pretty fair to say the Ultimate OCR boys and girls earned their place on the Mikes Gym leader boards!

Johanna Eriksson reviewed Mikes Gym Camp Marbella — 5 star

“Awesome place to play and workout! The coaches really help you out and the surroundings are so beautiful. Don’t think about it, just go there!”

 

Sorrel Lewis

Nocco camp at Mike´s Gym Marbella!

We welcomed Team Nocco to Mike’s Gym this month as part of their campaign ‘Nocco Camp España’, where a bunch of lucky winners and Nocco ambassadors got to join Nocco Spain for their first camp at Mikes Gym Marbella.

Amongst the mix were many social media celebs including Team Ritchey, a famous CrossFit YouTube channel with a hefty 50k subscribers, as well as Instagram megastar, ninja warrior and
Mikes Gym Camp ambassador, Fanny Josefine, who regularly visits our facilities to create the epic videos she shares with her 161k followers.
Their camp consisted of 4 days and 3 nights, beginning on day one with a brief introduction and a guided tour of our 4.5-kilometre assault course, led by the main man himself, Michael Ritchie.
Day 2 was spent at The Beach House in Elviria, where team Nocco took part in some beach games – Mikes Gym stylee! A favourite amongst our campers, are our team beach workouts using a variety of beach and water sport equipment from kayaks, paddleboards, paddleboats to kettlebells and giant logs! Definitely not your usual beach workouts…and it wouldn’t be a Mikes Gym workout if it was!! 😉
On Day 3 Mikes Gym Camp led the group up to the top of La Cruz mountain at Refugio de Juanar. A 6k hike with stunning views, 400m above sea level. You have to be pretty unlucky to get a bad day up there and today was no exception – Beautiful blue skies with crystal clear views to Africa. A simply stunning location that is difficult to tire of no matter how many groups we take up!  Nocco Camp España spent a good hour and a half at the top snapping various team shots and selfies for their social media accounts and shooting video clips for their vlogs.
Team Nocco had a wide variety of different fitness levels and abilities in their group,
Level and ability however, makes no difference here at Mikes Gym Camp Marbella, as we scale activities and workouts to suit. So as long as you are willing to put the work in, no matter your level, you will get on just fine here. Failure is an option, giving up is not, and Team Nocco came with exactly the right attitude to get the job done!
The camp enjoyed 3 healthy and delicious meals per day, prepared on site by the very lovely Adri of Adri’s kitchen, and on their final night, as a reward for all of their hard work, enjoyed a BBQ and end of camp party with games and prizes organised by Nocco Spain.
One of the great things about this camp was the huge mix if people from all different counties and walks of life, coming together as strangers and leaving as great friends.
We will miss you Nocco Camp España – Come back soon! #noccoenough
Sorrel Lewis

A last min camp booking at Mike’s Gym meant that unfortunately Mike and Gazza couldn’t make the World Finals this year, (someone has to run the gym whilst we are away racing!) So, it was Garth and Sorrel representing Team Mike’s Gym out there in Canada this time. But I am proud to report that TEAM MIKE’S GYM TOOK 13TH PLACE MIXED PRO DIVISION AT THE OCR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!

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