Our Team

Kate Whale Founder & Managing Director

Kate (centre) created The Body Camp after falling in love with the concept and spends her time between the UK, Mallorca & Ibiza, travelling the world planning The Body Camp’s next move & indulging her love of travel & adventure.

Spending her childhood on a family farm, Kate’s parents moved the farm to a country pub and turned it into a renowned foodie & live music venue. Her younger brother Ben is also our nutritional exec chef. Kate went on to launch, manage & troubleshot venues & live events across the globe for the next 20 years focusing on boutique hotels, top restaurants,  live music & comedy venues, luxury ski chalets, exclusive private members clubs and backstage Glastonbury.

Deciding to have a complete lifestyle change she took a ridiculous pay cut and took on the management of two military fitness boot camp companies, whilst re-training in nutrition and life coaching. Prior to The Body Camp Kate ran and launched various fitness holiday companies across the UK, Ibiza, Spain, Morocco and LA.

Having been bored to death trying to find fitness retreats to go on herself she created The Body Camp for like minded people who want to have fun, eat incredible food,  lose fat, feel amazing, deal with emotions, thoughts and limiting beliefs and learn something new out of their comfort zone with amazing people, and guess what.. she did just that!

You’ll probably hear Kate before you see her,  as she laughs….a lot.

Rick Parcell Strategic Intervention Coach

Rick Parcell (born in February in the 1970’s) is from “God’s Country” (Yorkshire) in England.

Yorkshire is England’s largest county and people who live there drink mostly Yorkshire tea and eat only Yorkshire puddings – Rick is a proud Yorkshire man to this day….but has changed those habits because he found The Body Camp!!

He is a pioneer of physical culture, champion bog snorkler, former pub darts champion, amateur snooker player, Master chocolate eater (specialising in Milk Tray and Terry’s Chocolate Orange) and author.

He served his country for 14 years but that’s classified! He loves chihuahuas and is an expert on 1980’s music and 80’s bad movies. He regularly works out with Richard Simmons……

He has written 5 books. His latest “The Mind Manual”, a self-help memoir, was released in 2018.

He is in the top 1% of Transformation Coaches on the planet along with Tony Robbins and David Goggins.


Benjamin Whale Nutritional Head Chef

With his sardonic humour and awesome culinary skills, it’s clear to us why Ben is the only man you want in your kitchen.

A professional chef for 12 years, gaining many restaurants rosettes and rave reviews, Ben has re-trained in nutrition, which is now his main focus and has become a highly regarded Plant Based Creative Chef. He believes that every food choice is an opportunity to redirect your health, your body composition, your performance and of course your well being from the inside out. Good food combined with some simple life style changes can really transform your health on all levels.

Having worked over the globe as a private chef, on luxury weight loss retreats, vegan and vegetarian cookery schools. Ben has a multitude of experience and trains with the Chek Institute which he feels gives him and his food a unique and original style that will keep you coming back for more. ..he’s so modest and adored!

Jacqueline O'Brien Business Manager

Jackie will be your first point of contact when you book your stay at The Body Camp and will ensure that you have all the information that you need to come fully prepared for your time here.

Her main role is to manage the operational side of the business. She has enjoyed a long career working in business management and worked as a consultant prior to The Body Camp, supporting clients in areas such as finance, human resources and social corporate responsibility. Jackie gained valuable experience as Assistant Director of Operations for Manchester Care and Repair, Office Manager for GMAPPS and as a HR Advisor for Plymouth City Council.

Jackie’s passion for health and fitness means that working with the team at The Body Camp is her dream job and we couldn’t function without her.

Anthony(aka bingo pete) Richmond Coach Mallorca


Found walking the streets of London in a wig by Kate, Anthony, who joined the circus at the age of 5 tamed Lions and also headed up the freak show doing his best impressions of Richard Simmonds is now excelling as one of our most loved Coaches in Mallorca. Anthony is a huge lover of all things Man United and has multiple personality issues bringing his alter ego’s Harpo Marks, Richard Simmonds and Bingo Pete to the show, 3 in one!! His favourite movie is Ace Ventura Pet Detective.

Pete/Richard/Harpo and Anthony can be found all summer having the time of his life instructing and entertaining all guests at The Body Camp Mallorca. What a legend.


Francesca Chantell Body Camp Manager Ibiza

Our Frankie is back! 

Currently an international model and taking the London corporate scene by storm, Frankie is always drawn back to her second family at The Body Camp Ibiza, her love for personal training, people, health and fitness & always game for a laugh, keeps her wanting more…

Frankie brings her no nonsense endless positive energy, fun, freckles and her infamous Frankie special workouts to The Body Camp programme and promo videos!

Frankie thinks she is a quiz master, her awful quizzes and incorrect factual challenges have everyone in hysterics. Bless.

Lara Dunleavy Host MALLORCA & IBIZA

Lara joined us for our very first camp for a 6 week total lifestyle transformation. Having caught the bug for health and fitness she has continued on her health and fitness journey!

She is here to ensure all our guests have the best possible experience in both the UK and Ibiza. Having been through the camp as a guest herself, and losing over 44lbs, she provides understanding, gentle motivation and support. Trained as a top beauty therapist and make-up artist and specialising in high end facial treatments, Lara is in demand by her London clients. She is also on hand to help pamper you throughout the week.

Lara is an absolute sweetheart and trains like a beast!

Lisa Strong Coach & Lifestyle Mentor

Lisa spent 19 years in the corporate banking world and took a leap of faith to follow her dreams and move to Ibiza 5 years ago, with an 8 week old baby in tow!  She has been working exclusively with retreats since 2015 and has featured in Sainsburys Magazine, Marie Claire and The Sunday Times Travel Magazine.

Lisa trained as a nutritionist with the Institute of Natural Healing, as preventing illness & disease in the body are passions of hers. She believes a huge part of this is mindset and has done NLP training with Tony Robbins, has an Energy 4 Life Certification as a Wellness Coach and a counselling certification.

She is a great listener and is always there for any guests who feel they need an ear to bend, share how they are feeling and generally have a good old giggle. She is one of the first people you will meet when you arrive at The Body Camp Ibiza and her down to earth Northern vibes are sure to make you feel right at home.

Lisa’s enthusiasm for health and wellbeing combined with fun and laughter makes the Body Camp her DREAM post.

Vicky Dickson Manager & Yoga Teacher MALLORCA

Drawn to the incredibly positive environment The Body Camp spreads of nurturing the body from the inside out, Vicky’s returned from teaching Yoga in Bali to join the fam. A fully qualified Sports Massage Therapist with 500+ hours of training under her yoga belt she loves to create dynamic sequences (with a kick-ass playlist) that will inspire, stimulate and challenge her students. Teaching people to tune-in with their bodies and feel powerful in them is at the heart of everything she does.

Style: Powerful & playful

Saying: You’ve gotta nourish to flourish

Side-husstle: Illustrator

Sarmado Sibley Raw Vegan Chef & Coach Ibiza

Sarmado brings decades of top level experience to the table from his early training in Michelin starred kitchens, through stints where he managed major commercial catering enterprises, to raw and plant-based food coaching for optimal well-being.

You could say his signature dish is a way of eating that’s light on resources but rich in love and goodness, all marinated in a cauldron of centuries-old culinary culture. It’s plant-based and heart-centred gastronomy that’s green, clean and fit for a queen (or king!).

He has worked as a private chef for celebrities, developed raw vegan products for commercial food companies, especially in the Middle East, and trained hundreds of raw foodies in how to prepare great nutrition.

Sarmado is a spiritual soul who combines the power of superfoods with the wisdom of natural medicine on the plateperfectly pitched symphonies that not only taste superb, but do you the power of good, too. All in all, it’s food that’s very much to love and live for!

Ranjith Chambers Traditional Osteopath & Trainer

Ranjith Chambers is a renowned Traditional Osteopath and Personal Trainer, with clients flying him all over the globe to receive his magical injury relieving treatments and body transformational training systems.

Ranjith grew up in Switzerland and lived in several parts of the world, including South East Asia, where he studied martial arts and traditional healing arts, with a passion and pursuit for the true understanding of the human body. As an ex-athlete, martial artist and gymnast, with over 15 years experience as a top personal trainer, Ranjith went on to work in London specialising in injury rehabilitation, helping to restore his client’s bodies back to full mobility and health.

Ranjith’s desire to help people reach their optimum health is how he came to train in Switzerland and Canada as a traditional osteopath. It is the combination of these two disciplines, which makes his results-fuelled training and treatments so unique.

This is your go-to guy for making all aches & pains disappear.

Victoria Parkes Beauty Guru

Over 20 years of experience and rigorous luxury brand training has allowed Victoria to work with elite clientele who seek expertise, exceptional standards and unparalleled professionalism.

Her exclusively designed treatments, provide the opportunity to relax and renew and utilise her bespoke product range, using only natural ingredients, grown and handmade on the island of Ibiza.

Victoria looks after all The Body Camps beauty therapy needs, from bespoke deep tissue massages to all our pamper packages.

She’s our favourite!

Emma David Yoga Teacher

Irish Native Emma David has been practicing yoga since she was a young teen. She really started to count on yoga to bring her a sense of calm after the death of her parents, and shortly after began recognising the benefits of a regular asana and meditation practice. She found herself feeling more aware, energised, happier and more compassionate. Her many travels to India have also deepened her yoga practice and helped with her teaching.

Emma’s classes are Dynamic Vinyassa Flow. “Yoga is a great tool for self -enquiry, and as an instructor I encourage my students to turn their focus inward during their practice to become aware of meditation in motion”.

Emma is one of the most beautiful, calm, kind souls we have ever met, we are all a little bit in love with her.


Faye Reason Healer

Faye is a highly intuitive holistic therapist, using a combination of developed reiki techniques and applied indigenous wisdom. Her treatments leave clients feeling elevated, blissed-out and ‘together again’. They help to bring a person back into a soft state of calm and balance.

Sessions can bring about an energetic release, often bringing insight, physical healing and inspired creative thought. A session consists of gentle ‘hands on’ body-work that is non-invasive and suitable for all ages. After the session Faye advises you on where there may be certain blocks or tensions in your body and the possible reasons why.

We think Faye brings a bit of magic to people and an experience everyone should feel.

Elaine Mary Collins Intuitive Guidance and Heart Centred Healer

Elaine is an experienced Tarot Card reader and has 40 years experience of providing highly intuitive and personal readings for her clients, aided by her spiritual helpers or her “team unseen”, as she calls them.  Her studies, travels and personal experience have enabled her to develop a strong core of spiritual knowledge and understanding, which she uses to provide a caring and sensitive service.

Elaine will work with you to give you an overview of where you are in life at this moment and will provide greater insight, clarity and healing in order to help you break through previous patterns, inspiring you to master situations and to get back on track or even take a new one. She “opens up the bigger picture, so that you have a greater understanding of your personal journey.”

Elaine says “my style is down to earth mysticism, with a loving, warm and supportive approach.”

Emmanuelle Passes Craniosacral Therapist

Emmanuelle is a beautiful light-filled therapist with over 25 years of experience in a range of body, spirit and soul transformation. She has your well being at heart and will use the best-suited tools to improve your physical, mental and emotional health. Having run successful practices in London and Paris, her own journey led her to settle in Ibiza.

Emmanuelle’s passion and specialty is CranioSacral Therapy. Her treatments are profound and can be part of a life-changing, soul searching journey. Her deep intuitive approach addresses structural issues whilst calming the nervous system, releasing emotional patterns, supporting your body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself.

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive and powerful hands-on therapy that benefits whole body health. It treats a multitude of conditions such as headaches, anxiety, burn out, depression, hormonal imbalances, insomnia and is particularly good in treating and healing neck and back problems. It’s purpose is to assist your body’s natural capacity for self-repair, whilst encouraging you to develop a closer relationship with your own body and it’s inherent health. Though very light touch is used this bodywork is deeply transformative and healing – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Gini Scott Relexologist

Gini is a trained Clinical Reflexologist, her treatments can be used to target specific conditions or stimulate the body’s own systems to improve and sustain health. She uses a holistic approach taking into account lifestyle factors in addition to physical symptoms in order to support a long term approach to retaining balance.

Gini is trained to the UK’s highest standard, Centralia Reflexology Mastership; treatments can also include hand and ear reflexology.

She’s fab!

Elizabeth Walker Sports Massage Therapist

With over 10 years experience working as a Sports Massage Therapist and with a background in personal training, Elizabeth brings a uniquely holistic approach to Sports Massage Therapy. Her clients range from professional athletes to those needing post operative rehabilitation.

Elizabeth uses a combination of Swedish and deep tissue massage techniques, myofascial release and PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretches to treat both symptom and root cause and leaving you feeling re-energised and re-balanced.

Want your body restored – this is your woman…

Leanna Plant Yoga Teacher

Drawing on almost 20 years worth of experience, Leanna’s dedication to what she does means that she is continuously learning, working closely with her inspirational mentors.  Combining the wealth of knowledge and skills she gains from these collaborations, Leanna shapes her classes to be grounded, playful and creative, with intuitively bold intentions.

Leanna’s yoga style harmoniously blends the yogic traditions of Hatha, with the dynamic-rhythm of Vinyasa and the grounded-freedom of Scaravelli.  Combining this powerful yet primal flow with an educated knowledge of anatomy, a passion for music, dance and nutrition supports the foundations for a truly holistic and dynamic approach to yoga.

We feel privileged to have Leanna on our team.

Isabel Manso Meditation and Yoga Teacher

Isabel has been teaching yoga and meditation for over ten years in the U.S. and in Spain.  She completed her instructor training in Los Angeles, studying Vinyasa yoga and Therapeutics.  In 2008, Isabel travelled to India to study Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga and deepen her meditation practice. She furthered her training in Esalen, California and also facilitates private and group Gestalt sessions.

Isabel believes that we should be inclusive with every feeling, experience or person that comes into our lives – tools that help us to be present and grounded in our bodies, to live the life that is here.

Our guests are in for a treat with this special teacher.

Cassius Powell Dance Coach & Fitness Trainer

Cass found the sass from a young age when he would perform Chain Reaction to his parents in their living room. His Mum harnessed that energy and enrolled him in modern and tap lessons at the age of three. He’s been dancing non-stop ever since and has just featured as the cover model of The Guardian body supplement!

Cassius has taught classes across London for a number of corporate clients including Arcadia Group, Google and Lululemon. He also personally trains clients.

His ethos is all about fun, ‘If you can laugh at yourself and still bring the fire, you’re winning!’

Sapphire Ramon Brown Breath work & Yoga Teacher

Blessed to have been born in Ibiza with Ibicenco-Canadian parents, Sapphire was totally influenced by the sun, sand and sea of the Island which had a huge impact on her love of synchronized swimming (competing at a national level). This lead her on her path to yoga where she practiced for many years around the world, ultimately completing her teacher training in India. It was in Bali where she went to practice even more yoga, that she stumbled unknowingly upon breathwork.  During that first class, Sapphire knew she had to spread the word and share the magic of this practice. She is dedicated to holding space for others to heal and for transformations to occur within them.

Rebel "Swayze" Yell Parcell

“Born a Prince in the Purple Rain, 11th Jan 2016 in Portinax, Ibiza,

Spotted and bought outside Beatrice cafe in Portinax, March 2016 by his lucky dad.

Became a King of Rock n Roll, 18th Aug 2017.

“The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.” – Lao Tzu

Rick has today announced Rebel was newly appointed “King Rebel” on Friday 18th August at precisely 4.07pm in San Jordi, Ibiza.

He has now departed to his new kingdom – where he is Rocking n Rolling and being a Rebel somewhere in Heaven 17 – with the king of pop and the big queens of the 80’s (Freddie Mercury, Boy George and George Michael are taking him to the edge of heaven right now as we speak!)

He packed a lifetime of living into 1.6 years and was constantly surrounded, cherished and loved by over 1000 guests from many different places on planet earth in 2016 – 2017. Taken on planes across the world by his father figure to see the kids in America (whoooaaaah) many, many times and time after time. He could be usually found hanging out at one of the Body Camp’s luxury villa’s, listening to fantastic 80’s music, watching classic 1980’s action movies or just being a total rebel to other dogs, chasing fast cars or biting people who disturbed him at night – when he wanted to sleep! (He actually took a bite at two members of Body Camp on his last day and had a fight, for his right, to party!) Rebel without a cause!

He is now resting in peace, in a secret tomb with his girlfriend (a comedy pooh cushion), carefully wrapped in his favourite blanket and basket under an incredible Plum tree, after one of our very kind founders offered a beautiful resting place, at a “Paradise City” garden in Ibiza.

His last request was to just remember the gift that he all left us with – pure love and gratitude for everyone and everything on the planet and “tell ‘em that it’s human nature…….”


Sailor, Dude & Pamba The Body Camp's Furry Children


Rebel’s long lost brother….Sailor has just returned from overseas and is somewhat of a pirate. With a taste for over indulging and mutiny when possible, food is never far away but he is working hard on this. As alpha male of his tribe,  Sailor is a silent warrior and protector of the realm, such a huge responsibility makes him worry inside sometimes so he has taught himself the art of zen meditation, he’s also a keen lizard spotter.


Dude loves water, pool bombing, smelly chew’s, all toy’s, stealing guests pants, smiling, the planet, people and cuddles. He is very friendly and a crowd favourite wherever he shows up. He has a strong bond with Sailor because they were both stuck together in a hot pet shop window for 3 week’s in Ibiza. Dude also takes daily siesta classes around the pool.


Rebel’s half sister and desperate Rick addict, she want’s nothing else in life than to be close to Rick and get Sailor to fall in love with her. Code name “sweetgirl” she is possibly the sweetest, sassiest and softess little white creature on the planet. Dont take her sweetness for weakness or she’ll bite your hand off.


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