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Vita Vie Retreat In The News: Read Press

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 16 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. Margot has trained mothers, daughters, fathers, lawyers, celebrities, school teachers and everyone in between. Because of her extensive experience, she understands life, career, family and what can get in the way of meeting your health and fitness goals. She and her team aim to encourage and motivate people into adopting healthy regimens that will fit into their own lifestyles.



This mission of Vita Vie Retreat is about helping people find a healthy mind & body balance, one that works for each person’s lifestyle.

MEANING BEHIND THE NAME: Vita = “Life” in the Italian Language, Vie = “Life” in the French Language


Better Body, Better Health, Better You™ 

We believe in adopting an overall healthy lifestyle to improve and enhance total well being. We encourage safe weight loss that allows you to establish healthy goals and reach them. Through a blend of dynamic 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 help, motivate and guide you to a healthy lifestyle that makes sense and works for you.


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 encouraging, knowledgeable and caring 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.


Margot Rutigliano, Pn1, CPT
15 years of Experience

Owner, Creator and Retreat Coordinator

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • Precision Nutrition Certified Coach


Michelle Colver Shaw
13 Years of Experience

  • Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • B.S. Exercise Physiology
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer


Ryann M. Smith, RD/LDN
10+ Years of Experience

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


Liz Fullam
20+ Years of Experience

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


Christine Hodges
16+ Years of Experience

  • Certified Pilates Instructor
  • Zumba
  • Belly Dancing
  • Professional Ballerina
  • Dance Instructor


Nicole Rosen
Years of Experience ~ 15+ Years

  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • Certified Zumba Instructor
  • Board Certified Teacher


Florencia Rodriquez
6+ Years of Experience

  • Pilates Mat & Equipment Certified Pilates Instructor
  • Pilates Teacher Trainer


Kelly Schriner, RN
5+ Years of Experience

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