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- • Participating in daily fitness classes with the team from
- and the
Balanced Collective• Relaxing in our unique accommodation near Tamarindo, Costa Rica
• Enjoying wonderful farm to table dining
• Exploring the amazing area around Tamarindo
• Connecting and laughing with like-minded travellers
• Participating in amazing activities like hiking, SUP, or surf lessons
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Imagine this… you on a luxury ocean view oasis surrounded by jungle, sunshine, and pristine blue water. You have access to the freshest local fruit, a menu of delectable and vegan cuisine, challenging daily workouts, life-shifting adventures, 1-on-1 body-work and movement sessions, and delicious margaritas that are accompanied by laughter and the company of a wonderful group of like-minded people.
Can you see it? Good! Because you’ve just pictured yourself at The Balanced Experience. Our premier, week-long health, wellness and adventure retreat.
Bienvenidos a Costa Rica! You will be met at the airport in Liberia and transferred to our beautiful villa located near the beach town of Tamarindo.
This curated fitness retreat combines the elements of the perfect holiday: some sort of daily fitness to get your blood moving, exploring new locations through adventure like hiking, surfing or cycling, and eating delicious and nutritious food and sampling local cuisine. Relaxation through yoga, beach time, or reflection of some sort is a key piece. Last but not least, having fun and bonding with an amazing group of people, and enjoying laughs over cocktails.
A typical day in the life of our Costa Rica retreat will start with coffee, tea, and some fresh fruit, before a workout on the beach with Simon Damborg (THOR) owner of Raincity Athletics, or Danielle Boyd founder of the Balanced Collective.
After our workout, we’ll enjoy a delicious, healthy breakfast, before having the day to explore the area, surf, or get massages.
In the late afternoon, we’ll do some mobility recovery with Danielle or Simon, before having a group dinner and enjoying some local cervezas. Pura Vida!
March 14-21, 2020
Registration deadline is December 30th, 2019
A private villa, Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
The nearest airport is Liberia, Costa Rica.
We are looking for individuals who are keen to move, play, and love to explore and meet other like-minded people. Your fitness level is not important, all workouts and adventures are tailored to your needs and abilities. The only criteria is your desire to have FUN!
You will be hosted by a unique, FUN and knowledgeable team to guide you through your week. What makes us different is that our retreat teams consists of individuals who have dedicated their careers and education to health and wellness.
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DANIELLE BOYD I’m a physiotherapist living in beautiful North Vancouver, BC and a firm believer in a BALANCED lifestyle. I am an adventurer, a foodie, a traveller and lover of family, friends, wine, the lake and the mountains. I am not a dietitian or a counsellor, nor am I perfect, but I do have some self proclaimed nuggets of wisdom to share. I believe in big goals and setting the bar high without losing sight of what really matters.
I started The Balanced Collective in 2014 as a place to put my thoughts on health and wellness into words. It has evolved, and continues evolve into a concept and a community of well being. The blog has now evolved into The Balanced Ideas as a way of creating a dialogue on topics in health and wellness. It is a place for me to continue to put my thoughts and musings into words. The Balanced Collective has also evolved into actual conversations by means of a podcast. On the podcast, I interview health and wellness practitioners as well as entrepreneurs to learn what self care looks like for themselves and how they achieve their visions.
I’ve realized that my perfect vacation is a feeling. It is feeling free, liberated, active, nourished, relaxed and playful. My perfect holiday consists of being active through some sort of daily fitness – going for a run, doing a HIIT workout or taking a class. It consists of exploring new locations through adventure – hiking, surfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, snowboarding or cycling for example. It consists of eating delicious and nutritious food and sharing it with friends. My goal with this Costa Rica fitness retreat is to help all our guests achieve these same feelings that I so love to experience while I am travelling.
“Discovering a new level of health has changed my life, not only in how I look feel and perform, but how I feel about myself both inside and out. I want to help as many people as I can discover their ‘athlete within’ no matter what level that may be, which is why I love our slogan: Find Your Fit. Our bodies are higher functioning machines than any car, house, or toy we’ll ever own, and yet we constantly abuse them like we can buy another one if it breaks. I strongly believe if we can maximize our physical health and performance it will have a positive effect on our lives in more ways than anyone can imagine.” – Simon D.
A lover of travel and fitness, Thor’s passion for fitness is infectious. Since getting his CrossFit certification in 2009 Thor has helped over 1000 people from a variety of backgrounds find what fitness means to them. He has coached at several facilities in the lower mainland, including the top performing CrossFit affiliate in Canada in 2012, Hybrid Athletics. He’s had great success working with clients of a variety of backgrounds and helping everything from soccer moms to high level Rugby teams and competitive CrossFit athletes increase their overall fitness and strength while simultaneously decreasing their body fat and any discomfort with their bodies.
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Daily guided workouts with Simon “THOR” Damborg of Raincity Athletics, or Danielle Boyd of the Balanced Collective
Rehab and mobility sessions with Danielle or Simon every evening
Healthy, nutritious daily breakfasts and dinners every evening
Filtered water and healthy snacks
Local transportation to all adventures
International airfare (can be arranged through [email protected])
Mandatory travel medical insurance (can be arranged HERE)
Airport transfers available on request for a small fee
Items of a personal nature (laundry, shopping, etc)
All drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
Services, meals, and transfers not mentioned
Passport and visa fees
Tips/gratuities for housekeeping, service staff, drivers, etc
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from $1995 USD per person based on double/twin occupancy
Costs and Fee Schedule
Prices are based on double/twin occupancy.
A 20% non-refundable (unless cancelled by us) deposit is required at time of booking to reserve your place. Please contact [email protected] for more booking information, Terms & Conditions and an invoice.
Credit Card: If you would like to pay by credit card or eTransfer please contact [email protected]
Full payment is due 60 prior to departure
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Flights are not included in the tour price. DO NOT purchase any airline tickets until the trip is confirmed to take place. Pre and post tours can be arranged through available at an additional charge. Please contact Finisterra Travel for further details [email protected]
Travel Visa requirements and passports are the responsibility of the participants.
All participants will be required to sign a release form prior to departure.
Program costs are based on a minimum number of participants and are subject to change without notice. Single supplement will apply to single travellers (unless a participant opts in for room share and a roommate is found. This cannot be guaranteed).
Please note that most countries require passports to be valid for 6 months from the date of your return flight. We are not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation.
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