We have built a network which includes some of the best independent fitness and travel professionals in the industry. We tap into this network and assemble our training and retreat teams on a client-by-client and trip-by-trip basis. We make sure your training team is the perfect fit for your goals and your personal style. It is always about finding the perfect match for you.
Owner & Head Coach
I took my first group travel retreat at the age of 7. My parents have always loved to travel and both were (and still are) group travel leaders for educational trips throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, and Central America. Growing up we traveled each and every school vacation and by the time I reached college I had co-led more than 20 trips
My career in the fitness industry started in 1999 as a boxing instructor in my home town of Seattle, Washington. I took on my first private clients shortly thereafter. Over the past 18 years I have immersed myself in the study of fitness, health and wellness and have been certified in a variety of fitness and nutrition methodologies. I realized, very early on, that movement and the way people from other cultures move fascinated me. My degree in Athropology provided me with the skills I needed to better understand these cultures. I have traveled to China to study yoga and meditation, Thailand to observe and participate in Muay-Thai and Korea for cooking lessons. In my travels I’ve found that there is no single method or...more
CrossFit, Strength and Conditioning Coach
Joe is an Ironman competitor, runs in Ultra-marathons and competes in the Crossfit games. And, by the way, he is one of the nicest and most caring people you will ever meet (Autumn's words not his). Joe makes sure that we can provide high level training for clients at any level of fitness. He is expert with everybody from the newbie to the elite athlete.
Sport and Exercise Psychologist
Kate is a veteran of our Costa Rica trips. She is a fitness fanatic and CrossFit devotee. Kate started her career in health and fitness in 2003 while attending the University of Idaho for her undergraduate degree where she taught group fitness classes and personal training. After her undergraduate degree, Kate moved to Seattle to pursue a career as the Fitness Director of a private gym. Through her close work with clients, Kate began to see the large role that the individual's mindset played in their physical fitness goal achievement. In 2008, Kate began her graduate studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Through Sport and Exercise Psychology, Kate is able to bridge the gap between mind and body to help clients enhance their physical performance. Kate works with our guests to enhance the mental component of their fitness regimen through effective thinking, attention to all routines, proper energy management, and goal setting. Whether you're a recreational exerciser or competitive athlete, Kate can help you get your mind right!
Kate currently works at Fort Bragg...more
Pilates Instructor and Balanced Body Faculty
Kathryn is one of the most talented fitness professionals in the business and we are incredibly lucky to have her on board. She takes our Pilates curriculum to a world-class level. As a faculty member with Balanced Body, Kathryn is a highly rated teacher trainer. She is the owner of KatStretch (a private fitness practice) and co-owner of FITOLOGY (a fitness instructor training practice)
In her own words....
I have over fifteen years of experience teaching dance, group and private fitness classes. For the past ten years I’ve been teaching Pilates and Yoga throughout the Boston area. I am particularly proud of a program I’m developing called “FitTotz”, which uses the disciplines of Yoga, Pilates and Dance to teach children the importance of fitness, and the mind body connection. I received my Group Fitness certification from AFAA, my Mat Pilates certification from Power Pilates, and my Comprehensive Pilates certification from Balanced Body. As a Faculty member of Balanced Body, I teach Pilates workshops at several studios in Massachusetts. In addition to Pilates, I...more
Excursion Master and Trip Boss
Born and raised in Costa Rica, Olman has been a tour guide and director for 27 years. He was awarded the best tour guide in all of Costa Rica and the Caribbean for the past two years. His love for his country and his knowledge are apparent from the minute you meet him. You will leave Costa Rica with a greater knowledge of the country and will see and learn about much of Costa Rica's amazing wildlife. Olman is not only a tour guide, he is also a certified masseuse and Chiropractor. After a long day of working out Olman offers his services so that you can wake up refreshed for the new day. And, as "Trip-Boss", he makes sure everybody is always safe and sound for the duration of their trip.
“I love both of my jobs, and feel honored to show my country, the customs, as well as the plants and the wildlife.”more
Senior Travel Manager and Guide
We keep it all in the family. Don is a retired school teacher, master travel manager and one heck of a dad. He works to help organize and manage our complex trips and with over 25 years of group travel management experience, he takes great care of everybody.more
Senior Travel Manager and Guide
Carla has been organizing and supervising group travel for her entire adult life. Her travel management experience, literally, spans the globe. During her years in the business she has run trips as group travel leader in The U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean and Central America.
In addition to being in charge of trip management she is also in charge of Don, which is no easy task.more