Our Testimonials

Our Testimonials

We are extremely grateful to receive reviews like this and look forward to creating new memories in 2018. Fitnessat58degrees retreats are more than just fitness retreats, life long friends and memories are made and of course, creating unforgettable fitness experiences in unforgettable locations will always be our number one target.

Sarah: “Such an amazing weekend with @fitnessat58degrees. Beautiful surroundings and lovely people. Sam Cairns has been amazing and so motivational. Will definitely be back, too many highs!”

Beth: “Super tough, super fun weekend with a fantastic group of girls and the most positive, motivating and supportive instructor, Sam! Healthy delicious food, lovely accommodation and a beautiful part of the world, feeling like a champion! Felt so inspired by Sam Cairns I had to keep going, completely quit smoking after the retreat and signed up for the @fitnessat58degrees 5K fun run.”

Laura: “Absolutely amazing weekend and you showed me what I really can do with mental motivation, highly recommended and Sam Cairns is incredible, the feeling that you get when you complete it is incomparable to anything else, you definitely have not seen the last of me, thank you @fitnessat58degrees”.

Amy: “Inspiring is definitely the word, had such a fabulous weekend and done so many things I never thought I could, highly recommended @fitnessat58degrees.”

Kerry: “Fitness retreat in Madeira, having an amazing time! Quite proud of myself as I am the oldest one, cannot recommend it enough @fitnessat58degrees.”

Daniel: “Great day spent with Sam and his @fitnessat58degrees group, always pushing and managing to bring the best out in every individual, fantastic energy! Fitness holidays done perfectly”.

Caithy: “My husband had not been to the gym for over a year and he has managed everything and loved it! It will give you confidence for life. One of the best experiences of my whole life, cannot recommend this enough, seriously unforgettable, you have made me believe I can do the marathon now. The most motivated and inspired I have ever been after the @fitnessat58degrees Madeira retreat, the sense of accomplishment is indescribable. I have met the best group of people and Sam Cairns is a fitness legend”.

Kady: “Touch down in Portugal, first day of the @fitnessat58degrees retreat done, had so much fun and the hotel is beautiful. Best weekend, thank you Sam Cairns for the best retreat”.


Lyndsey: “Last night in Madeira, what an amazing weekend: training, views, new mates, new goals. A great bunch of motivated and ambitious humans, what more could you ask for. Anyone who is considering this, DO IT, it is an amazing adventure. Came home tonight with a different mindset and bigger goals, cannot thank Sam enough, a total legend. Worth every penny”.

Jess: “We cannot thank you enough for such an incredible experience, everything was coordinated to perfection, definitely improved out fitness, confidence and motivation, thanks Sam”.

Ged: “Thank you for making it all happen Sam, you have definitely changed my lifestyle. Had a brilliant time on the retreat and would definitely go back and recommend it to others”.

Mike: “Just wanted to say thank you to Sam Cairns for an unforgettable weekend in Madeira, a great variety of tough fitness, excellent excursions and beautiful sightseeing, a very well organised weekend and I would highly recommend it for an amazing experience all round”.

Cicely: “Rudolph Reindeer joined our amazing hike today with @fitnessat58degrees, absolute teamwork from us all hiking this morning. Honestly it is the most amazing thing! It is tough but worth it, we do hikes, bootcamps, HITT sessions and enjoy healthy tasty dinners, it really is a retreat. The lodge is so cosy, cannot wait to come back already”

Leah: “The most perfect day for a Sunday morning mountain hike, clear lochs, wild reindeer and amazing views. Home after the most amazing weekend at the Cairngorm Experience Retreat. Thanks to @fitnessat58degrees for the most unforgettable location, memories and challenges along the way”.

Emily: “Absolutely loved the whole weekend, thank you all for making it so memorable and being such a lovely bunch of people!”

Katie: “In love with Scotland and its heather filled hills! A huge thank you to Sam Cairns and @fitnessat58degrees for an unforgettable weekend at the Cairngorm Experience Retreat! From hill sprints, circuits, HITT sessions and mountain hikes, I loved every second! Especially spending it with such a lovely group of ladies, I will miss this beautiful lodge and it’s stunning views, what a weekend.”

Sue: “A wonderful weekend in the Cairngorms with some great people”.

Jo: “Amazing, exhilarating day on the @fitnessat58degrees retreat. Back home after the most amazing weekend at @fitnessat58degrees in the Cairngorms. Lovely memories with lovely people, thank you all for making it unforgettable.

Katie: “Sam, thank you so much for an amazing weekend! I loved every second and gutted to be going back to reality now, looking forward to planning my next @fitnessat58degrees retreat! Please can we do it all again!”

Nicky: “Wow, what an experience I have just had in stunning Scotland at the Cairngorm Experience Retreat, I could not have asked for a better group of wonderful girls to share this amazing experience with. The person who made the weekend so unforgettable was Sam Cairns, he is undoubtedly the most positive person I have ever met and encouraged us all to give 100%, even when things got tough, thank you sam you are a star!”