She has a special affinity to Cork, because it was in Inish Beg Estate in west Cork that she hosted her first bootcamp.
This time Kathryn and the gang are heading to a different location, on Sunday, June 11, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island — they like to mix it up to keep clients interested.
The one-day event is for all levels of fitness and is especially good for anyone wanting to make a change.
“Our approach to starting out at the gym can be very Irish,” Kathryn said.
‘‘People can sometimes be intimidated to go into a gym and start and I think a lot of the time it’s very Irish — in the same way that sometimes you clean the house before the cleaner arrives, people say ‘Oh, I’ll lose half a stone because I don’t want to wobble in the door!
“You know you put it off for three weeks before you start dealing with yourself because you want to lose weight — I just think that’s so wrong.
“I think you just need to get in and get started and you need to realise that you are going to be outside your comfort zone and that’s OK! Actually, being outside your comfort zone is the best thing for a lot of people.”
About 85% of Kathryn’s clients are women and while some use Pure Results Bootcamp to get away on a fit holiday, about 75% want to lose weight.
“So the majority of people are nervous, they maybe haven’t done any exercise in years, they don’t know if they’ll be able to keep up with all the classes, so I reassure everybody that we designed this program primarily with those people in mind,” she explained.
“It’s not a military bootcamp style, there’s nobody going to be screaming at you, there’s nobody who’s going to say, ‘Drop down and give me 20!’”
The one day Cork event aims to give people a taster of what an all-inclusive bootcamp retreat entails — a mix of high intensity classes — circuit training, boxercise, kettlebells — as well as nutritional workshops, cooking demonstrations, yoga, mindfulness and tips to stay fit and healthy.
“What I wanted to do was combine activity with education, so we put a massive focus on the three pillars which are ‘fitness, nutrition and wellbeing’ and that’s both mental and emotional wellbeing, and we look at why people eat at the wrong time, why people fall down and what you can do to overcome those cravings.”
The detox kicks off with a welcome breakfast, a morning disco and a meet and greet with Kathryn and her team. There are lots of classes to choose from, feel-good activities and goody bags full of health and beauty gifts.
“Our last event was a huge success and the feedback was just brilliant,” Kathryn said.
“The day gives clients the chance to see what our program and fitness retreats are all about and it gets people out doing something different and fun — the craic is always mighty.’
For tickets and information see www.eventbrite, or search goo.gl/3e54oU.