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WHAT IS A RETREAT?
The retreats are all-inclusive empowerment getaways for women with fitness, wellness, and fun mixed in. It is a 4-5 day, 4-5 night (some trips may be longer) "time-out from your regular life", spent with like-minded women in various beautiful settings. With up to 2 group fitness classes each day and the opportunity to do one-on-one training (for an added fee) with Vanessa and guest instructors, you will definitely work hard, but the majority of the time is spent relaxing, taking quiet time, and getting to know the other participants during shared meals, as well as game time, movie nights, and round table discussions with possible guest speakers.
WHY WOULD I WANT TO EXERCISE ON A VACATION?
If you are the type of person that packs workout clothes because your hotel has a gym, but then it end up staying packed in your bags, this is the trip for you. Workouts are not the primary focus, but they are a component of the total fitness (body, mind and spirit) aspect of the retreat. You will definitely use those gym clothes and sneakers, because we are all in it together. Group classes are not "hardcore", but will give you a challenge, regardless of your fitness level.
WHY CHOOSE AN INNER WARRIOR. RETREAT OVER ANY OTHER?
If you follow me on social media or have worked with me in the past, you know how deeply invested I am in your journey. These trips are a literal retreat and sanctuary from the mundanity and chaos of everyday life. It is more about renewal, rejuvenation and empowerment, with fitness as a small component of the journey. During workouts, I will ensure that you are working properly and to your fullest potential. I will push your limits and encourage you to be the best you can to get the most out of the limited time with me live and in person. But we also spend a lot of time in quiet, individual reflection, talking, journaling, bonding, finding opportunities to grow as individuals and as a diverse community of women.
WHERE AND WHEN ARE THE RETREATS?
Previous retreats were held in Puerto Rico, the Poconos, Temecula, CA ('17, '18, '19, '21, & '22) and Asheville, NC. ('21 & '22)
Trips in 2023 will be held in Tucson, AZ and Asheville, NC with a possible 3rd trip sometime in July.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE RATE?
Room (private or shared, most affordable option is a shared bed, so bring a friend!)
2 provided home-cooked meals per day
some snacks & beverages
up to 2 classes per day
exclusive Inner Warrior Retreat tank top
WHAT ISN'T INCLUDED?
One-on-one personal training sessions for a fee of $50 per hour
Private sessions with guest instructors (fee TBD by instructor)
excursions (for example: tubing, meals outside of the house, wine tours, etc.)
specialty snacks or food items as per your personal dietary restrictions
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
In the drop down menu above, choose the RETREAT you are interested in and fill out the form to submit your non-refundable deposit. This holds your spot for that specific trip. There will be no refunds of the deposit. If the retreat is canceled due to travel restrictions or for some other unforeseen national disaster, then refunds. of the balance will be given. Deposits can then be applied to a future retreat.
IS THERE A PAYMENT PLAN?
Once you have submitted your deposit, you will receive and invoice for the remaining balance, which you can pay as you choose (lump sum or installments). The final amount is due 8 weeks before your trip. You can also purchase a TRIBE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PLUS FIT-CATION for only $1000 which is applicable for any retreat location.
“Vanessa’s fit-cation was perfect for me in that I could focus on my own personal time to relax, get away from the daily stresses of life, and just be in a beautiful location. The workouts were catered to our needs and Vanessa gave us her full attention. Vanessa’s passion for fitness is contagious!”-NANCY, California
"Fit-cation - where girls getaway meets exclusive fitness training. Delicious healthy food, relaxation, and butt kicking workouts rolled into one awesome weekend!"-REENA, Canada
"The VCN FIT-cation is great way to relax and reset your health and fitness goals. You'll come back refreshed and ready to smash your new goals with more knowledge and new ideas."-JENNIFER, Montana
"The Fit-cation is a guilt free vacation focused on inclusiveness, laughs, new friendships and fun. Most of all, it's great for every fitness level!" -JEN, Canada
"A mish-mosh weekend of letting down your hair, letting down your guard and giving your all to seek truths about others and getting to know yourself again. A wonderful women's getaway to meet your trainer and get pushed to a new level of excellence."-BECCA, New Hampshire
"A fabulous weekend getaway meeting like-minded women, while learning about fitness, each other and our own selves. Lots of laughs, relaxation and awesome workouts. I left feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and I made so many new friends!"- CARI, New Jersey
"I went home energized and ready to take on life. I'm glad I didn't let my doubts influence my decision. This Fitcation was an amazing experience!" -ZARAH, California
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