Fitness Retreats & Travel Workouts


There’s still so much juicy goodness ahead of me in 2017 but I’m excited about the New Year already! Fitness resolutions aside this coming January is special because it’s my big 4-0 and to celebrate I’m going to a surf, sand and fitness sanctuary! Words can’t express how thrilled I am about the @fitandflygirl fitness retreat located in a private luxury villa in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. This really is how every female fitness fanatic should start her new year’s fitness journey!

Upon arrival I’ll be escorted to my private room in the 8,000 square foot Villa of Don Vito which has 24/7 concierge service; daily housekeeping; a full-time caretaker, pool keeper, and gardener; and a private chef who will prepare all the healthy and delicious meals during the retreat.   I’ll get to meet to all other fabulous ladies and then receive a one-on-one consultation with fitness professional to discuss my fitness goals and perform a short physical assessment.

Every day I will be challenged to a group workout lead by @bodybyhannah. Hannah is one-of-a-kind personal trainer focused on taking a personalized approach to building a strong body and strong mind. Daily yoga sessions and self-development workshops are also scheduled.

Travel + Leisure magazine has named Tamarindo as one of Costa Rica’s “Best Girlfriend Getaways.”

I can’t wait for  all the additional fitness adventures; surf lessons, horseback riding, rappelling and zip lining.

I get to indulge in mud bathing, a guided meditation in the world’s largest labyrinth and two spa treatments. (1 treatment included in the price)

There will also be plenty of free time to get to know the ladies, hang out at the beach, catch up on some reading, go shopping in town, as well as have a special dinning experience in the private outdoor groundsof La Senda with the group.

This will truly be an epic start 2018 and launch my fortiest year on a fit and soulful path!

To learn more about this luxury fitness retreat and other amazing destinations please visit FITNESS RETREATS

Luxury Fitness Retreats; Women with Champagne Taste!

Do you consider yourself a fitness fanatic?  Do you have a passion for travel and seek adventures? Would you like to connect with more liked-minded women? Are you also a little bit of a princess? Do you like luxury accommodations and five star service?  If you answered yes, I’ve got a treat for you, so keep on reading!

FIT & Flirty is incredibly excited to be working with Fit & Fly Girl luxury fitness retreats! These are amazing fitness holidays designed for women looking for a fitness focused holiday, new adventures, new friends but also enjoy the funner things in life.

Choose from luxury fitness retreats all over the world: Tulum, Mexico, Costa Rica, the French Riviera, Ibiza, Spain, Morocco and many more destinations.

A fitness retreat can be a a magical way to step outside your comfort zone and visit a new exotic location; you can rest assured that each location has been scouted and approved by Fit & Fly Girl owner Rebecca Garland. Your security and satisfaction is the first priority; as well as ensuring high end accommodations and an exceptional level of service.

A combination of fitness, health & nutrition, wellness, local culture, adventures and of course, pampering, a little wine and lots of laughter!




FLY AWAY WITH ME? FIT & Flirty will be attending the January 20 to 27, 2018 luxury fitness retreat in Costa Rica! Hope to see you there!

If you have ANY questions or would like to more information, please leave a comment in theform – include your phone number and I will call you at your convenience.

My last visit to Las Vegas was December 5th 2010. I woke up at five a.m., put on my running shoes and ran the Rock n’ Rock Marathon with a finish time of 4:13:10. Afterwards I celebrated my accomplishment until the sun came up the next morning.

So as a tribute to one of the best days of my life I thought it was appropriate to include some kind of fitness into my most recent trip to Sin City.

So I decided to book myself a Pre-Party Personal Training session. Here are my thoughts:

Gym: Bellagio Spa & Fitness Center is located at 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas Nevada USA (702) 693-7111

Workout: Pre-party personal training session with Tony.

Facility: This gym is big, bright and clean. It’s filled with well organized rows of equipment; everything from treadmills, rowing machines, stationary bicycles, elliptical trainers and a plethora of weight training machines I personally have no experience with. Considering I was in Vegas I was quite surprised at how many people were there, though it did not appear many were breaking a real sweat. (Just saying!)

The spa is a woman’s dream with four large hot tubs, a steam room infused with eucalyptus, a sauna, cold towels, fully equipped showers with blower driers, curling irons, flat irons, and all the necessities you’d need to get ready for your night out! Not to mention the fully equipped snack bar with fruits, lemon water, coffee, tea, juices and much more to hydrate with.

My Trainer: Tony was super friendly and had a great vibe. We discussed what kind of workouts I usually do as well as my expectation for the session. His bulging muscles suggested to me that he was well educated on weight training and therefore I decided to go outside my comfort zone and try an hour of weight training.  Tony made me feel completely at ease and wasn’t at all intimidating. Much to the contrary he insisted I was doing a fantastic job and made me feel like a rock star throughout the hour.

Cardio & Strength Training: As mentioned I accepted the challenge of a full body weight training session. I may not have been gasping for air or sweating profusely like I do after a run, bootcamp or spinning session but this workout pushed my body in a different way, and I felt it (especially my arms) for almost a week after.  After a brief warm up Tony had me do 4 circuits, (legs, back, arms and abs) and each series was made up of of 3-4 different exercises which we repeated 3 times and increased the weight  on each repetition   For example the legs circuit included: the leg press machine, 1 minute of squats with dumbbell (started with 15lbs and finished with 30lbs), 1 minute squat hold, and leg raises & tucks on the dip machine X 3.

Bookings: The fitness facilities are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. I booked my training sessions a few weeks ahead of time, but I didn’t see a second Personal Training Session in action so I’d assume if you called in a few days before arrival you’d be able to book a trainer.

Pricing: Personal training sessions start at $80 per hour and this price gives you access to the Spa amenities. (Which were fabulous!)

Equipment: You’re not required to bring ANYTHING to your session. Water and towels are provided at no additional cost.

Difficulty: This training session was a test for me. I hadn’t done a weight training session in a few years and honestly had no clue what my threshold was going to be. Tony took the time to explain which muscle was being activated during each exercise.  He gave great demonstrations and explained what not to do to avoid injuries and was very supportive and encouraging yet managed to push me way beyond where I would have gone on my own.

Summary: Like the Hotel Bellagio itself, the fitness facility and training session were amazing! Not only did I manage to do a solid weight session I actually enjoyed and learned a lot and will be incorporating these types of exercises in my weekly routine from now on. So while you’re Las Vegas if you’re looking for a good pre-party workout or a good detox sweat fest I recommend you stop in at the Bellagio fitness centre and ask for Tony! Don’t forget to follow up your training with some pampering at the spa!

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