FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How Many People Will Be in a Boot Camp Group?
We limit our group size to 8 – 10 people each week. Generally we have anywhere from 6 – 10 people depending on the week and time of year.
Do You Provide Equipment?
Yes! We provide all equipment, yoga mats, etc. You just need to bring yourself, a water bottle, plenty of workout wear and your personal items.
Why Should I Choose Vita Vie Retreat?
Our main focus and goal is to make our program the best it can be and provide our clients the best experience possible for their particular goal. We focus on education, motivation and all things in moderation. We promote healthy lifestyles and achieving weight loss the old fashioned way…not with a quick fix. We are committed to our clients during the retreat as well as after the retreat. Our trainers and team members are dedicated to helping you get the best results possible. We suggest you do as much research as possible to determine which retreat is right for you.
Is There a Doctor, Therapist or Psychologist on Staff?
No. We are not a medical program and do not employ any medical personnel. In addition, we do not have therapists and or psychologists on staff. Any persons with major medical issues or addiction issues that are not already under control and under the supervision of a doctor should consider a medical retreat.
What Is the Average Age of Participants?
We have guests of all ages. Our age range is typically mid 30’s to mid 60’s but we welcome all ages.
What Is the Ratio of Men to Women?
The ration is 6 women to 1 man. We welcome both men and women in our programs.
Do People Come Alone?
Yes. 85% of our clients come by themselves.
Is There an Age Minimum?
Yes, you must be at least 21 years old to participate by yourself and check into the hotel. All participants under 21 years old need to be accompanied by an adult.
Who is Fit for Vita Vie Retreat?
We have clients of all age ranges and fitness levels. Our programs allow you to work at your own pace. We do encourage clients to begin working out prior to arrival and do not accept clients with major medical issues. Clients should have all physical and medical issues, if any, under control and the supervision of a doctor before attending.
Why Do People Come to Vita Boot Camp?
Our guests come for all reasons including weight loss, strength gain, improve endurance, regain energy, stress reduction, active vacation and more.
I’m Not Coming To Lose Weight. Is That Ok?
Yes! Many of our guests come to improve their fitness level, get a reboot for body and mind or simply to enjoy an active vacation. There are different people with different goals attending each week.
I’m Coming To Lose Weight. What Is Your Weight Loss Philosophy?
Great question! We have an entire blog post on our weight loss philosophy that should help answer all of your questions.
Read it here: Our Weight Loss Philosophy
Retreat Arrival + Departure
What Days Can I Check In?
Retreats begin on Mondays + Thursdays for 3, 4, 5 or 6 nights. From time to time, we’ll offer another option such as a Friday or Saturday check in. Please check the registration form for the month you’re interested to view all available check in days/packages. We will always try to accommodate a check in on an off day if your dates aren’t flexible. Send us an email to check availability: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn More: Rates + Registration
What Time Do I Arrive On My First Day?
You’ll want to be on property by 2pm on your arrival day. Program check in time is 2pm with your first class or session beginning at approximately 2:30 or 3pm.
When Do I Check Out?
Hotel check out is 11am. On your check out day, you will have your last additional classes all ending before 11am. Please schedule flights accordingly.
West Palm Beach (PBI) is the closest airport to us at about 20 minutes. Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL) is the second closest airport and is about 40 minutes from us.
Vita Vie Retreat Location:
We are located at The Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray Beach, FL. Delray Beach is in between Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.
The Seagate Hotel & Spa
1000 E Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33483
Before You Arrive To The Retreat
Do You Have a Suggested Packing List?
Water Bottle (there is a filtered water cooler in the fitness center to fill bottles)
Two pairs of workout shoes (one for indoors and one for the beach)
Casual Clothing for Dining
Inhalers ( You MUST have this with you if you have asthma!)
Bathing Suit (for recreational purposes only)
Band Aids (for blisters…just in case!)
Magazines & Books.
What If I Have Food Allergies?
Our menu is primarily comprised of fresh vegetables and fruit in combination fish such as salmon, snapper and shrimp as well as chicken and some beef. You may substitute protein (chicken for salmon, etc) if need be as well as other ingredients on salads, etc. The kitchen is generally very accommodating for special requests. It is best to contact us prior to arrival with any questions/requests regarding food allergies or special needs.
PREPARING FOR YOUR VISIT TO VITA VIE RETREAT
So, you’ve decided to sign up for a fitness retreat with us. You’ve booked your package and your airfare and now it’s time to prepare for your arrival. What exactly should you do? Is there a proper way to prepare for your visit? How can you make sure you have a smooth, stress free and successful stay? Here are some basic tips to help you cover all bases for your fitness vacation.
MAKE ANY NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS AT HOME
Is there anything that needs to be done at home before you go? Completing these tasks can take the stress of home life off of you while you’re at your retreat. You’ll know that everything is taken care of and can focus on you during your stay.
Do you have family at home? Significant other and children may need arrangements around work, school and outside activities.
Do you have animals that you need to make arrangements for? (The Seagate Hotel & Spa takes dogs up to 75 pounds plus a $25/day pet fee and a one time $50 pet cleaning fee.)
What about plants and mail? Depending on how long you’ll be away, you may need someone to help you out with daily tasks.
Vita Vie Retreat is a fitness focused retreat will include lots of physical activity. It will be easier to integrate if you’re already accustomed to moving your body regularly at home. No need to overdo it though. However, it’s helpful to start conditioning your body (and mind) to enjoy exercise as soon as possible. Here’s how:
Get into a regular exercise habit. Do some type of fitness activity 3-5 times per week.
Walking is a great exercise. You can do it anywhere and it requires no complicated equipment. If you’re not sure where to start with exercise, walking is the perfect option. 20 minutes a day can help condition your muscles, heart and lungs and lubricate joints.
Engage in light yoga or stretching daily
Buy quality exercise shoes that fit and wear them often for a few weeks prior to your retreat to break them in. You won’t want to break new shoes in at the retreat. There are too many variables and you want to make sure that you are bringing comfortable footwear before you arrive.
Nutrition is a huge part of health, fitness and weight loss. It’s a great idea to get into some good eating habits at home before you arrive to the retreat. This way you’ll be set up for success when you get home. “Last hurrah”-type binges won’t make your transition toward healthy eating any easier. Instead, start to straighten out poor eating habits before you attend your fitness retreat, so some of your cravings are under control before you show up. Here are some helpful tips:
Stop drinking alcohol or limit your alcohol consumption
Get hydrated. Drink more water – aim to drink 8 glasses per day
Eliminate or decrease caffeine consumption
Cut back on the amount of salt in your food
Significantly reduce or eliminate added sugar. Swap out processed cookies and cakes for fresh fruit with real whipped cream.
Replace soda or sugary/salty sports drinks with green tea, coconut water and plain water
Having a clear, positive mindset before you attend your retreat can help remove the issues of resistance during your stay. Daily meditation for 3 – 5 minutes will help calm and center your mind, while the following activities will make your transition much smoother:
Get enough sleep. Try winding down before it’s time to go to bed. Read, turn electronic devices off and take a couple of deep breaths to relax your mind.
If you’re a late riser, try to start waking up earlier
Get comfortable with idea of change
Remember the reason you’re going. Start keeping a journal to help you identify your intentions, goals and any anxieties you have about your upcoming trip.
Find your support community. Discuss your plans with encouraging friends and family. Their support helps.
Improving health is one of the main reasons people attend our programs. We’ll gather a more in depth medical history once you arrive but you should consider the following prior to arrival.
Do you have any significant health issues that could interfere with your participation? If so, have you been cleared by your Doctor to participate?
Do you have asthma or any other breathing issue that requires an inhaler? Please make sure to bring it with you as we require inhalers to be present with you for all workouts.
Do you have any physical limitations? Have you been cleared by your doctor to participate in physical activity? If you do have physical limitations, we’ll need to know the details of your injury or limitations so that we can offer modifications or alternative movements.
Bring a complete list of your medications and supplements.
Let your doctor know you’ll be attending a retreat. Schedule a physical at least 6 months prior to your stay is a great idea.
Stop smoking or cut back significantly. Your retreat will be physically taxing so we don’t recommending trying to completely while you’re here. Try cutting back or quitting before you arrive.
Please feel free to reach out prior to your fitness retreat with any questions or concerns. We want to make sure you’re informed and comfortable before you arrive. We’re always happy to help.
Fitness, Health & Wellness Services
We offer a number of fitness, health and nutrition services that can be booked separately or in conjunction with your retreat. Some of our services can be added on during the registration process for a discounted fee.
To check out our additional services, click the links below:
Personal Training & Flexibility: Personal Training & Movement
Nutrition, Meal Planning & Health Coaching: Health & Wellness Coaching
How far in advance can I book my service?
We typically schedule 30 - 60 days in advance but if you need to book further in advance, please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.
What is your cancelation policy for services?
We have a 12 hour cancelation policy. Please make sure to cancel at least 12 hours in advance to avoid being charged and losing that session or service.