About 2017-12-28T14:17:44+00:00


Vita Vie Retreat, a boutique fitness retreat and weight loss camp, was established in 2006. One of the first boot camp fitness retreats of it’s kind in the United States, Vita Vie Retreat challenges people from all over the world to meet their goals each and every day. Our client base ranges from the United States and Canada to Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Spain, Costa Rica, Italy, Ireland, France, The Netherlands, The UK, Sweden and beyond. Vita Vie Retreat prides itself on having the most knowledgeable, caring, encouraging trainers to help guide and motivate each of our clients.

Margot Rutigliano, founder of Vita Vie Retreat, has been in the fitness industry for over 17 years. “I want people to gain a healthy outlook on life and understand that the goal is not to be perfect. The goal is to be the best that you can be. Each individual has a different goal and my team and I respect that. Life ebbs and flows and most people are just trying to roll with the waves and get through it in a happy and healthy manner,” says Ms. Rutigliano.

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This mission of Vita Vie Retreat is about helping people find the perfect balance between body and mind. This delicate balance is the fuel that propels each person’s healthy lifestyle. We understand that life gets in the way and we aim to help you find the perfect balance that works for your lifestyle.


Better Body, Better Health, Better You.
We believe in adopting an overall healthy lifestyle to improve and enhance total well being. Through a carefully created blend of strength, cardiovascular, mind body and flexibility disciplines, Vita Vie Retreat aims to create the perfect physical and mental balance allowing your body to function optimally. Our goal is to partner with you in order to help motivate, guide and assist you in meeting your goals.


The meaning behind our name…

Vita = “Life” in the Italian Language

Vie = “Life” in the French Language

“Real health and vitality comes when we stop comparing and competing with each other, and start listening to the voice within that tells us what we need. We don’t need to have the “best body;” we need to have our own body.” ~Bryan Kest


Vita Vie Retreat has created a team of the most knowledgeable, encouraging and helpful trainers and practitioners to work with our clients. Most of our trainers have upwards of 8 years of experience in their respective fields. All trainers are nationally certified, insured and have a minimum of 3 years of experience working in their respective fields to be eligible to work with Vita Vie Retreat. Our goal is to provide an enjoyable, safe and comfortable environment for each guest.


Margot Rutigliano is the owner of Vita Vie Retreat Inc.

17+ years of Experience

Owner, Creator and Retreat Coordinator

  • Precision Nutrition Certified Coach
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist, TBMM
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor


13+ Years of Experience

  • B.S. Exercise Physiology – Purdue University
  • Collegiate Gymnast – Purdue University
  • Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer


15+ Years of Experience

  • Professional Ballet – Nut Cracker, Don Quixote, Romeo & Juliet.
  • Dance Instructor
  • Certified Classical Pilates
  • Certified Power Plate
  • Certified Zumba Instructor


10+ Years of Experience

  • Registered Dietitian
  • Specializes in Women’s Nutrition & Sport Nutrition


20+ Years of Experience

  • Certified YogaFit
  • Chair Yoga & Bikram Yoga Practitioner
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Certified Personal Trainer


Years of Experience ~ 15+ Years

  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • Certified Zumba Instructor
  • Board Certified Teacher
  • Owner, MizFit Inc


7+ Years of Experience

  • Pilates Mat & Equipment Certified Pilates Instructor
  • Pilates Teacher Certifier
  • Barre Certified


10+ Years of Experience

  • 200hr Vinyasa Training
  • BA Religious Studies
  • Somatic Psychology + Movement Therapy
  • Vipassana and Tantric Meditation


5+ Years of Experience

  • Certified Yoga Practitioner
  • Paddle Board Yoga Instructor
  • RN, Registered Nurse