Daley Thompson

Daley Thompson, two times Decathlon Olympic Gold Medalist and regular visitor to Desert Springs Resort, was on hand to help Desert Springs Owners and Residents find out just how it feels to be put through their paces!

Daley kindly gave his time to host, completely free of charge, three separate training sessions on Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th July, each lasting one and half hours.


This was a unique opportunity to meet and train under the guidance of the World’s greatest ever all-round athlete, in the beautiful and unique surroundings of Desert Springs Resort, and there was no shortage in those wanting to take up the offer!


More than fifty (50) willing attendees of all ages and fitness levels met with Daley at The Sierra Sports & Fitness Club, where he proceeded to provide his fitness sessions utilizing the gym, the 18th fairway as well as the Trim Trail with equipped exercise stations. 



Daley said of the experience: –

“Great to be back at Desert Springs under a picture postcard powder blue sky.

Fantastic sessions with residents, visitors and holidaymakers all taking part.

What I loved most was the brilliant mix of boys and girls, mums and dads, and grandmas and granddads.

Fitness and fun for all!”


Ten (10) year old participant Charlie McKinnes remarked:

“I really enjoyed the experience of keeping fit with Daley Thompson.

I have learned how to stretch properly and also I have learned it is hard work too.

Thank you Daley for making exercise fun!”


Attendee Jacqueline Fuller commented:

"As a regular runner and gym bunny, I thought I was fairly fit……..until Daley put me through my paces.

I discovered muscles that I didn’t know existed. My pathetically puny arms are now tired but feeling much stronger. In fact, I feel great. 

The fitness sessions were hard work but great fun and very varied. Daley and Gav were really friendly and showed us what to do whilst making the sessions interesting, challenging but enjoyable.

They catered for all ages and all fitness levels and seeing all the children join in was lovely and they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. 

We did gym work on the first day, followed by the trim trail the next, which I had never used before but I will definitely use now.

Finally on the last day we had an outside session on the stunning golf course. I particularly liked this session in the open air under the big blue sky. Now I know how to spice up my exercise routine and get more out of it all thanks to Daley and Gav. Hope they do this again soon.”