The Fitness Lab Ibiza Gets The Island Moving

Posted on May 1, 2019

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: La Skimal

With summer just around the corner, if you aren’t already on top of your wellness goals then now is the time to start! Far from just worrying about that beach body, a healthy diet and exercise regime are hugely beneficial to making it through the busy season with energy as well as feeling and looking our best. Whether you’re based on the island year-round and about to get caught up in the whirlwind of summer – or you are visiting and want to continue with your usual fitness plan – The Fitness Lab Ibiza is here to help you reach and maintain your goals!

Founded by certified Personal Trainer Dan Cater, The Fitness Lab Ibiza offers everything from private sessions and nutritional advice to online coaching and public group workouts. And while he discovered his love for fitness in the Royal Navy, Dan’s approach to coaching is far from regimental and instead offers a holistic approach incorporating mindfulness, mental health and general wellbeing. “In the Navy, you learn a lot about independence, pride and discipline. It’s incredibly hard; a case of ‘make or break’. But it turned out to be the best thing I ever did, because it gave me self-respect and I learned what was possible to achieve,” Dan says. “So many people in this industry are all about the aesthetic, but there is no soul to that. I want to help people! You only fail if you quit, and I am there to support and motivate my clients when they are at the point of quitting. It’s not about having a six-pack or being able to lift x-amount of weights, I want people to feel good within themselves; to love themselves.”

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Having lived and worked in London for several years, Dan and his wife Louise began to feel like they were stagnating in their respective careers and, in 2018, made the brave decision to sell up and travel across Europe in a van – a journey that eventually led them to Ibiza and inspired them to make the move a permanent one. Dan says, “The island has been very giving to us, but I believe that what you put out, you get back. We are so grateful for the fact that we can wake up to sunshine or look outside of the window and see the sea. Positivity and energy are infectious and at the very least, I hope that I can inspire people to be the best version of themselves.”

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Building up a growing base of clients as well as holding public workouts on the beach three times a week, Dan’s unique approach to training and nutrition is clearly resonating with the island community. Whether he is guiding his groups through an action and fun-packed session on the sands, monitoring his online clients’ meals via WhatsApp even when they are abroad or thinking up new and bespoke training plans for his private sessions, Dan is putting his heart and soul into his work. Despite his Navy background, he is understanding of the unique social set-up of Ibiza, where temptation lurks at every corner.

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Taking a firm but fair approach, he explains, ‘The key to fitness is having a sustainable lifestyle. If you are trying to be super strict with yourself all the time, you will last maybe four weeks and then go back to your old lifestyle. But if you find some kind of a balance, and are committed, then if you have the odd treat or slip-up you will make up for it the next day you can still achieve your goals. It’s nothing drastic, it’s a lot of little changes together with some discipline and self-control.’

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So whether you are only just starting out on your fitness journey, are looking to get back on track or want to push yourself further, The Ibiza Fitness Lab offers an option for every level and budget. And with Dan’s 360-degree approach working around even the most complicated of schedules and tricky lifestyles, there are no more excuses to be made!

If you’d like to find out more about Dan’s services, prices and availability, please get in touch!
t: +44 (0) 7454 212 528
e: dancaterpt@gmail.com
fb: www.facebook.com/thefitnesslabibiza

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