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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6 Different Fitness Classes You Probably Haven't Tried - But Should

6 Different Fitness Classes You Probably Haven't Tried - But Should

Head to a group fitness class to keep your workout routine interesting, challenging and fun. You’ll get the best of both worlds — an fun workout with the structure and guidance necessary from a qualified instructor. There are so many options out there now for group classes. Choose from aerial yoga and rebounding to underwater spinning, pilates reformer classes and so much more.

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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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The Wisdom Of Trying Something New To Improve Fitness

The Wisdom Of Trying Something New To Improve Fitness

When it comes to fitness, getting comfortable is not always a good thing. In fact, our bodies change the most when we push harder and push ourselves beyond our limits. A change in pace and setting can be good, too. Moving our workout outdoors is a major priority for Vita Vie Retreat, as it can introduce us to unfamiliar environments, effectively challenging us to work harder.

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19 Ways To Increase Your Activity Level (Without Working Out)

19 Ways To Increase Your Activity Level (Without Working Out)

Ready to increase your activity level without actually working out? You might be surprised to find out there are a number of ways to get active without hitting the gym. Now, we’re not saying that traditional workouts aren’t important because they are. However, for those people that need or want to increase their activity level or have a hard time getting workouts in, we’ve got some ideas for how you can move a little more.

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How To Create A Balanced Fitness Routine

How To Create A Balanced Fitness Routine

It seems like everyone is talking about balance when it comes to physical activity. I talk to people daily who are looking to have a more balanced exercise routine. Fitness coaches (including myself) talk about creating balance in workouts but what exactly does this mean? Creating balance really means drawing from a few different components to round out your daily/weekly/monthly fitness regimen. 

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Pool Workout: Cardio Strength Interval

Pool Workout: Cardio Strength Interval

Pool workouts or water workouts are awesome for so many reasons. As many of you know, they are very low impact making these this type of fitness great for those who are suffering from injury, joint pain or just like the feeling of no impact workouts for their body. Pool workouts are also great for cross training for any type of sport including professional, amateur and leisure sports. They’re also great to mix up workouts and keep things fresh and new.

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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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