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Ex party girl turned personal trainer Olivia Cooney is the founder of the exclusive Pop-up Fitness retreats that are held in luxurious destinations around the world including Ibiza, South of France, Mauritius, Switzerland & London. Loved by celebrities including Laura Whitmore, Millie Mackintosh & Kimberly Garner and loads more, we chat to Olivia about business, daily routines and what is next in 2019 for Pop-up Fitness.

How did Pop-Up Fitness come about ?

The retreat cam about when I was searching for a holiday destination for my family. I was told Villa Can Verru in Ibiza was available so long as we left tomorrow. We quickly said YES and jumped on a plane in the Summmer of 2014. I was completely speechless at the beauty of the Villa and the stunning Rustiq surroundings. When I arrived I launched myself into my own fitness regime which was totally enabled and made completely fabulous due to the villa’s stunning surroundings and astroturf football pitch attached to the villa. The beach is a 10 minute run, the island has stunning hikes and also the villa itself with its beautiful en-suite rooms and private balconies. I thought to myself wow this is the life of a celebrity, with a health chef catering to your every need, enjoyable fitness and amazing places to visit nearby. I needed to share this with my clients and friends back home, so I booked the villa for 2 months later, invited all my clients and friends and have not looked back since.

What is the ethos behind Pop-up Fitness ?

The idea behind Pop-up Fitness is combining ultimate luxury and the culture of the destination with fitness in the most glamorous locations around the world. The retreats are 4-7 days of “tough love”, a healthy balance of vigorous exercise, deliciously prepared clean eating food from award winning chefs , yoga, meditation and varying fitness regimes.

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