Nope that is not what it’s like.!.
I spent the month of September training with Master Billy. Before I arrived my lifestyle was not healthy. From day one Billy took me under his wing and taught me how to make smart decisions when it came to food and to enjoy the food I was eating.
My training at Lamai Fitness was never easy but always had me coming back for more. Don’t get me wrong this was tough and at times I wanted to leave but the experience was worth all the pain.(I lost 10.5kg)
If your into your fitness and up for a challenge I would highly recommend Lamai Fitness. It’s a fun place to train and the people and facilities are amazing. It definitely is paradise.
It has changed my life for the better and I will definitely be back again.
Thanks Lamai Fitness 😉.
I really had lots of fun training there during my stay on the island. After just a couple of days of training with Mike and the crew I was already feeling much better. The retreat also helped me to get back the discipline and motivation I was missing and on top of that I met some amazing people.
Good Training, Quality Vegan and Organic Food, Amazing detox Juices. Surely will recommend to all my friends.
It is going to be great start of 2017 for me and my Son. Unforgettable time with my Son for the last 10 days!! Hard to leave this place!
Right away what worked for me is that I was in a group of people with varying abilities and I was challenged by the workouts. In fact at first I was frustrated because the workouts didn’t seem possible. I just wanted to be able to complete one of the strength training workouts and what got me through was being supported by the other people I was training with and Billy Orr’s amazing motivating energy. After a week I was closer to finishing the workouts and my running and biking was improving and after three weeks I was signing up for three more weeks. I was not only losing weight, I was becoming physically fit again. I started to realize that this was the beginning of a lifestyle change. I wanted to continue to get better at running, biking, swimming and the strength training workouts. I started eating a clean food diet and I really liked how it made me feel. Billy mentioned to me about signing up for the Ironman 70.3 in Phuket Thailand and at first it didn’t seem possible. Then, I thought about how far I had come. I had lost over 10kg, I did a 4k swim, I biked 50k around the island and I could now run 21k. Plus I had the support of the friends that I had made at Lamai Fitness and Billy’s motivation and support. An Ironman 70.3 suddenly didn’t seem that out of reach.
The Ironman was an amazing experience. I had worked hard to be there and I felt proud of my accomplishment. I took Billy’s advice and looked around, laughed and took it all in, truly one of the best moments of my life. I didn’t ever think I would ever compete in an event as large as an Ironman. Now I can’t wait until I do the next one!
When I started biking at the resort we would do a 30km ride which I thought was a long ride, ended up doing a 90km bike race in the Phuket 70.3 ironman and did pretty good with only 5 weeks of training. It didn’t even cross my mind that I would be participating in an Ironman when I came to the resort. I was having lunch with Simon Agoston and he thought it would be a good idea and a few days later I was training for an ironman. It was exciting having a goal, it pushed me harder during training. Koh Samui is awesome for road bike training, there are great routes around the island, if you want scenic they have it, if you want hills they have it. Once I was signed up for ironman things were a little different, I had a goal. Billy started me out on hill climbs on a mountain bike and then I moved onto the road bike and started biking around the island. We would go out with Billy on a 70km spin around the island. I use to think 50-60km was far now I think of it as not far enough. After a long ride come back and sit in the ice bath to help recover quicker. In the evening we would do weights in the gym with lots of core exercises. The next day first thing in the morning we are back on our bikes cycling around the island going different routes, my cycling was drastically improving to my surprise and relief since I was going to be racing in just a couple of weeks. I was part of a relay team. Simon was doing the 2km swim, I was doing the 90km bike and Steve was doing the 21km run. Simon is a professional tri-athlete, he told me he would get me out on the bike in front of the pack and my only job was to not lose my position, lol. He did his swim in just over 24 minutes so I was out in front racing with the pros. I did what I trained for and that was to keep moving my legs and keep an average around 30km/hr. My time for the race was 3 hours and 8 minutes, which was 19th in my division, not bad for a guy who just started training 5 weeks before. It was awesome coming in from the bike and then handing over the timing bracelet to my runner Steve who did an awesome job on the run and kept his pace over the entire run. When he crossed the finish line it was a great feeling of accomplishment and we could finally celebrate. The beer(s) felt pretty good after that! The whole experience was awesome; Billy drove from Koh Samui to Phuket. We all stayed in the same hotel, did some pre-race rides in the days before the race, went out for diners…lots of laughs and good times.
When I started running at the resort my knees and back hurt, a week and half later my knees stopped hurting, I was running further and it just keeps building and all of a sudden I was finding myself running with no pain. Its amazing how much carrying the extra weight affects you.
I cant believe this place exists, the only downfall is that none of my clothes fit anymore and I have to buy new clothes. The training facility is unbelievable, open water swimming at Lamai beach, Buddah hike, biking around the island of Koh Samui taking side roads that go along the fishing villages, jungle runs. Stopping for coffee on long bike rides. Onsite gym facility, cross fit, mai thai, running courses. Beach workouts. If you want your life back this is the place to get it. Not only to slim down but getting fit. My resting heartbeat was around 70-72 before I started and when I left it was 56 beats per minute. That means my heart doesn’t have to work as hard .
Now that im back home im motivated keep it going with new goals in life that I never thought I could attain like doing other Ironmans both locally and around the world are now on my radar.
Its crazy that in only 6 weeks I lost nearly 20 kg’s (40lbs), my 3 year old son could not pick me out of a picture. I looked like a completely different person.
If you put in the effort you will get the results. There are some ups and downs during the whole process but I guarantee you will end on a high!
He took me from 300lbs and somewhere very dark and gloomy to having a life. I stayed for many many months. But even just a one week or two week quicky is great. But best is 2 or more months if you can do it. That is when the real life changing changes happen. I may sound dramatic and you may think I am exaggerating, but this is my story. This is what happened. And I will never forget Billy and Lamai Fitness for saving my life literally. Love all you guys there. And please less I forget, there is a great team of people around Billy with hearts as good as gold.