Retreat Workouts: Balance, Boot Camp & More

Retreat Workouts: Balance, Boot Camp & More

I was talking with one of our guests a few weeks ago as we were finishing up our beach hike. She mentioned that some of the workouts and movements we had done were things she wanted to remember so she could do them at home. I don’t post a lot of our actual retreat workouts here on the blog but it inspired me to add them here. A lot of our guests will jot down notes after class or on their phones during a break so they can remember certain sequences or moves. I figured why not post a few of the favorite workouts each week right here so our fitness retreat guests can come back and reference them and so can all of you.

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Build Your Own Workout

Build Your Own Workout

It’s time to workout. You’re all suited up, ready to hit the gym and tackle this thing. You walk in and head over to your favorite machine that you always do. It’s getting kind of old and monotonous but you go anyway — day after day. Sound familiar? This is exactly what most of our boot camp vacation guests have a problem with too. One thing we hear all the time is that it’s hard to know what to change or how to mix it up.

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Total Body Boot Camp Workout

Total Body Boot Camp Workout

A few weeks ago we did a really great bodyweight workout at the beach during one of the morning sessions of Vita Boot Camp. Everyone agreed it hit all the right spots, challenged them in a number of ways and they felt that fatigue that feels good and bad all at the same time. I like to share the actual workouts we do in Vita Boot Camp every so often. Not only is it a great way for our fitness retreat guests to replicate the workout and do it at home but it also gives all of you a chance to experience some of the real workouts we do at the retreat.

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13 Benefits Of Working Out Intensely

13 Benefits Of Working Out Intensely

Exercising intensely has many positives including physical and mental benefits. From getting stronger and leaner to producing feel good endorphins, exercising intensely produces rewards well beyond the actual workout. We use intense exercise in some of the workouts at our fitness retreat so guests can experience a wide range of fitness activities. One of the benefits of HIIT workouts is that because they are so intense, you can get the same benefit out of a 20 minute workout that might normally take you 40 or 45. More bang for you buck — a win win!

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10 DIY Workouts For Your Beach Vacation

10 DIY Workouts For Your Beach Vacation

Who doesn’t love a beach vacation? Whether you’re going on a holiday break or just getting out of town to take a break from the cold weather, the beach is a favorite place to visit for so many people. We are lucky in our little town of Delray Beach, Florida because our weather is warm the majority of the year with lots of sunshine all the time. Our awesome weather also makes it easy to workout outside all year round. So we understand why you would want to visit an area that’s warm and sunny and allows you to get outside and enjoy the beach atmosphere.

While we would love for you to come to do one of our fitness retreats, we know that people have other vacations planned. With that in mind, there’s no reason to skip your workouts while you’re beach vacation. To help you out, we’ve got 10 DIY workouts that you can easily do on your own while you’re away. You’ll find cardio, bodyweight and core workouts below. Enjoy!

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4 Ways To Improve Your Balance

4 Ways To Improve Your Balance

So many of our guests at our fitness retreat as well as our personal training clients say that they want to work on improving their balance. It seems to be the one thing that most people we are coaching are concerned about – and truly want to work on. If you’ve ever noticed, like I have, balance seems to get worse when you’re not actively doing an activity or training to keep your balance in check.

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Low Impact Tabata

Low Impact Tabata

Most of our guests sign up for one of our fitness retreats to experience new workouts, get motivated and inspired and challenge themselves in a way they haven’t before. Tabata is a particularly challenging interval format and can be used in many different ways. It can be used for cardio, weights, core – you name it. It’s a form of HIIT (high intensity interval training). Like HIIT, Tabata exhausts the body and produces an “after burn” which means your body will burn calories at a higher rate for a longer period of time after your workout. To put it simply, your metabolism will be elevated slightly for minutes to hours after your workout – a HUGE win!!

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