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Retreat FAQ’s

What Days Can I Check In?

Retreats begin on Mondays for 3, 4, 5 or 6 nights. Thursday check ins are 3 nights only. From time to time we will begin a retreat on Saturday, please see our availability calendar to see full schedule and arrival days – See Availability Calendar Here.

When Do I Check Out?

Hotel check out is 11am. On your check out day, you will have your weigh out and up to three additional classes all ending before 11am. Please schedule flights accordingly.

How Many People Will Be in a Boot Camp Group?

We limit our group size to 8 – 10 people each week. Generally we have anywhere from 6 – 10 people depending on the week and time of year.

Do You Provide Equipment?

Yes! We provide all equipment, yoga mats, etc. You just need to bring yourself, a water bottle, plenty of workout wear and your personal items.

Do You Have a Suggested Packing List?

Water Bottle (there is a filtered water cooler in the fitness center to fill bottles), Two pairs of workout shoes (one for indoors and one for the beach), Workout Wear, Casual Clothing for Dining, All Medications, Inhalers ( You MUST have this with you if you have asthma!), Toiletries, Bathing Suite (for recreational purposes only), Sunglasses, Band Aids (for blisters…just in case!), Magazines & Books.

Why Should I Choose Vita Vie Retreat?

Our main focus and goal is to make our program the best it can be and provide our clients the best experience possible for their particular goal. We focus on education, motivation and all things in moderation. We promote healthy lifestyles and achieving weight loss the old fashioned way…not with a quick fix. We are committed to our clients during the retreat as well as after the retreat. Our trainers and team members are dedicated to helping you get the best results possible. We suggest you do as much research as possible to determine which retreat is right for you.

Is There a Doctor, Therapist or Psychologist on Staff?

No. We are not a medical program and do not employ any medical personnel. In addition, we do not have therapists and or psychologists on staff. Any persons with major medical issues or addiction issues that are not already under control and under the supervision of a doctor should consider a medical retreat.

What If I Have Food Allergies?

Our menu is primarily comprised of fresh vegetables and fruit in combination fish such as salmon, snapper and shrimp as well as chicken and some beef. You may substitute protein (chicken for salmon, etc) if need be as well as other ingredients on salads, etc. The kitchen is generally very accommodating for special requests.


What Can I Expect?

What Is the Average Age of Participants?

We have guests of all ages. Our age range is typically mid 20’s to mid 50’s but we welcome all ages.

What Is the Ratio of Men to Women?

The ration is 6 women to 1 man. We welcome both men and women in our programs.

Do People Come Alone?

Yes. 85% of our clients come by themselves.

Is There an Age Minimum?

Yes, you must be at least 20 years old to participate by yourself and check into the hotel. All participants under 20 years old need to be accompanied by an adult.

Who is Fit for Vita Vie Retreat?

We have clients of all age ranges and fitness levels. Our programs allow you to work at your own pace. We do encourage clients to begin working out prior to arrival and do not accept clients with major medical issues. Clients should have all physical and medical issues, if any, under control and the supervision of a doctor before attending.

Why Do People Come to Bella Boot Camp?

Our guests come for all reasons including weight loss, strength gain, improve endurance, regain energy, stress reduction, active vacation and more.


Delray Beach, Florida

Where do you hold your retreats?

At the Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray Beach, FL. Hotel Website: Seagate Hotel & Spa

Where is Delray Beach?

Delray Beach is south of West Palm Beach and just north of Boca Raton. We are about 20 minutes from West Palm Beach and 5 Minutes to Boca Raton. City Website: Delray Beach

What is the Closest Airport?

1. West Palm Beach – 20 Minutes 2. Fort Lauderdale International Airport – 40 Minutes 3. Miami International Airport – 50 Minutes to 1 Hour or slightly more.

Do You Provide Airport Transportation?

We do not provide airport transportation. We do have several suggestions for you.

Private Car Service: 561-305-9222 (Ask for Rado), Go Shuttle:, Yellow Express Taxi: 561-242-6444

You can also contact the concierge at The Seagate Hotel & Spa for assistance: 877-577-3242

What is the Seagate Hotel & Spa Address?

1000 E Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483.

Do I Need to Rent a Car

We suggest NOT renting a car unless you need to get out of the area for sight seeing or to visit sites or people. There are shops, a natural food store and family owned pharmacy all within walking distance of both hotels.

Is There a Grocery Store/Pharmacy Close?

There are also two Publix grocery stores within 1.5 miles. There is a locally owned pharmacy approximately 7 blocks fromt the hotel – Huber’s Pharmacy. In addition, there are two Walgreens within 1 mile from the hotel.



A Day At Vita Vie Retreat

What a day is like… The schedules below are sample days of what one of our days is comprised of.

Bella Boot Camp

*Times may vary slightly. For example on some days, classes will end at 5pm instead of 4pm, etc.

8am Dynamic Warm Up
9am Beach Boot Camp
10am Core + Balance Training
2pm Tabata
3pm Yin Yoga


Private Fitness Retreat

9am Cardio 1
10am Strength Training
1pm Cardio 2
3pm Full Body Stretch
5pm Spa
Dinner or Relax


A sampling of our various classes…

  • Atlantic Dunes Hike (hike to Atlantic Dunes Park)
  • Beach Boot Camp
  • Beach Walk w/Intervals
  • City Walk w/Intervals
  • Metabolic Training
  • Tabata
  • Core Circuit
  • Core + Balance Fusion
  • Full Body Stretch
  • Dynamic Flexibility
  • Sport Stretch
  • Dynamic Warm Up
  • Pilates Mat
  • Yoga – Varied Practices (Yin, Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yinyasa)
  • Aromatherapy Yoga
  • Functional Fitness
  • Sports Conditioning
  • Bodyweight Workout
  • Salsa
  • Ballet Tone
  • Balance Training
  • Kick, Punch & Jump
  • HIIT
  • And Much More!


Vita Vie Retreat Food Philosophy

Vita Vie Retreat’s food philosophy is based on a lifestyle approach for our fitness retreats. We believe in taking in whole, fresh, healthy foods and avoiding processed food as much as possible. We aim to produce results that are achieved from appropriate energy intake versus energy output. While our goal is to produce the best results possible for our clients (weight loss, increased energy, strength gains, stress reduction and more), it is of utmost importance that results are achieved in a healthy/safe manner. Our philosophy creates results that are sustainable when you return home.

Registered dietitian is also available for one on one consultations (additional fee – or may be swapped out for one 50 minute spa treatment).

View a sampling of our menu below…

Bowl of Fresh Berries
Cottage Cheese & Fruit
Scrambled Egg Whites with Grilled Tomato, Steamed Asparagus & Multi Grain Toast
Poached Egg over English Muffin with Fresh Fruit
Fresh Fruit Selection

Hummus Plate with Flatbread, Feta, Carrots, Celery and Marinated Red Peppers
Seared 4 oz Ahi Tuna with Broccoli
Fresh Fruit Plate
Spa Salad – Chopped Romain, mesculin, shredded carrots, cubed beets, edamame, asparagus, pecans & more
White Albacore Tuna Salad with Fresh Fruit

Grilled Sea Scallops with Green Beans & Sweet Potato
Grilled Salmon with Wild Rice & Steamed Spinach
Filet Mignon with Steamed Broccoli & Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
Swordfish with Steamed Broccoli & Mashed Sweet Potato
Breast of Chicken with Green Beans and Farro


Read Retreat Reviews

We encourage all of our retreat clients to review our fitness retreat and weight loss spa programs. Retreat reviews help others to make a decision as to whether or not a particular program is right for them. The following links provide some reviews that have been written by retreat clients. Please feel free to add a review if you’ve attended on of our programs.

Facebook: Read Reviews

Yelp: Read Yelp Reviews

Real Adventures: Read Reviews by our clients on Real Adventures

Mandisa Official: Mandisa of American Idol Gives Her Experience at Bella Boot Camp in Delray Beach Read the Full Blog Post : Click Here


Vita Vie Retreat Testimonials

When I came last year, I thought the program was challenging and exciting and that there was no way you all could top it. My experience this year was equally as challenging yet you offered a different variety to keep everything interesting. I’m so impressed and will definitely be back for a 3rd time! I enjoyed The Seagate very much and look forward to staying here in the future.

- ”Richard,

Margot and my Vita Vie experience made me feel capable of athletic activity for the first time in 60 years!!!!

- ”Barbara,

Margot, Thanks to you and your team for an awesome week… I feel so recharged, detoxed and mentally ready to focus even more on fitness. I’m sticking with the clean eating and will continue my journey. Your boot camp was tough but thank you for making it crazy fun.

- ”Janet,

Hi Margot – Just wanted to give you another update….I recently ran a half marathon in Vancouver! It was a fantastic (painful) experience, but wanted to thank you and everyone at Vita Vie for helping me kick off this healthy lifestyle. Will hopefully run another one of these this year and tackle a full marathon next year!

- ”Joanna,

Dear Margot, You and your team have been an inspiration to me! Thank you for taking the time to put this retreat together for us! I am so inspired by your drive to live your passion. I will definitely be back! I will highly recommend this to my friends.

- ”Emily,

Hi Margot- I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how much I enjoyed vita vie retreat.  There is really nothing better than working out on the beach!  Vita vie was really well organized…from the schedule of events to the meals.  You made it easy to jump in and get moving! Thank you so much.

- ”Lori,

Hi Margot, Thank you so much for a rejuvenating, inspiring and butt-kicking retreat. It was more than I could have ever expected. You and your team were all great to be around, even during those questionable moments when I wondered it I would actually survive. 🙂 Seriously, thank you for kick-starting a refreshed me. I returned home with a clear head, refreshed, motivated and yes, a little sore! You empowered me to achieve much more than I thought I was capable of! All the best to you and your team!

- ”Donna,

Thank you for a great 4 day retreat. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our time spent exercising, eating healthy and our massages at the spa. Your program was wonderful, knowledgeable and had talented instructors. I was impressed with their ability to adjust the routines for different ability levels. As a middle-aged physician, I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy workouts with my 22 year old daughter. We had a blast! This kind of healthy getaway was a super way to spend time with her. She thought her time with the nutritionist was very helpful as well. You run a great program, and we plan to return!

- ”Cheryl

Bella Boot Camp was by far one of the best experiences of my life, and I am 63! After a week at Vita Vie, Margot and her staff helped me realize that good health and daily exercise are possible and fun.  Thank you.

- ”Barbara,

I want to express my sincere thanks for this week. What I am taking home from this experience has changed my outlook in so many ways. Not only physically with all I’ve learned in these incredibly challenging workouts but nutritionally & integrating and adapting my lifestyle to focusing on my health and fitness has been paramount. You pushed me hard and wouldn’t let me slack and as tough as you are, I thoroughly enjoyed it all. You all have given me a re-start in life. I can’t thank you enough!

- ”Laura,

Stayed at Mariott for 5 day Vita Vie Retreat, a fitness boot camp ( The hotel was perfect for this purpose because the venues for the five hours of exercise each day were all nearby–the beach and the pool areas were used for the aerobic & strength work, and the meeting rooms & courtyard were used for stretching, dance, and yoga classes. I could run up to the room in between classes to use the bathroom, change my shirt, or make a phone call. The hotel’s spa was terrific, too; I had at least one service everyday, and with the Vita Vie group pricing, the cost was reasonable. The restaurants had the best food I ever had at a hotel location, too. Computers were freely available for online searching, Emailing, and boarding pass printing. The service was friendly and helpful. Location was very beachy with lots hot beach shops, restaurants, and cars–the cars were the downside. The beep a lot, too, because of the congestion. Despite that, Delray Beach is a good place for walking–either on the beach or over the drawbridge into town, where there are more authentic restaurants and a cool arts district. Bring strong sunscreen and earplugs; the earplugs were a must for me because of the ice machine–quiet otherwise. Oh, and $20 a day for lounge chair and umbrellas–just find one and sit, and they’ll come around to collect money. Vita vie by the way, was terrific–very healthy vacation.

- Linda, New York - December 2013

Just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for an incredible week. It was wonderful on all levels.

- ”Sara,

You have NO idea how much your program improved my focus – and replenished my spirit. I am SO missing you guys and all of the intense, heavenly workouts. Vita Vie also allowed me to meet and bond with some of the most amazing, inspiring women I’ve ever had the privilege to experience. I WILL be back to Vita Vie, and hope to bring my daughter. My deepest appreciation!

- ”Cheryl,

I have been back home for nine days now. Over the past week, I have found that I am more aware of each and every choice I make regarding the activities I participate in and the food I am eating. Since I’ve been home, there have only been two days where I have not exercised! I wanted to say ‘Thank you’ to each of you for the great time I had at Vita Vie. Each of you were very motivating to me and with that has come a renewed sense of self and focus. The retreat has been a wonderful experience for me as I am sure it is for many of your clients. I look forward to seeing all of you again.

- ”Jen,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for an unforgettable week. You put up with my moaning, complaining and screaming for 6 days! I wanted to make sure I expressed just how much I needed every painful moment. I was in such a pit before coming but I am leaving feeling stronger, leaner and refreshed! Thank you for making that possible. I think that the work you are doing here is so important. It helps transform people like me! Despite all of my grumblings, it was so worth it!

- ”M.H.,

Thank you for an amazing week. Once again, you find a way to motivate us at every step while pushing us to our limit and having fun through it all. Thank you so much! Already looking forward to the next retreat.

- ”Laura

I want to thank you once again for re-inspiring me to stay in shape! I felt so good again by the end of the week! This morning I ran the beach and it was gorgeous – something I had gotten out of the habit of doing. I wish you continued success and a lifetime of satisfaction knowing you have helped to contribute to the quality of people’s lives.

- ”Michelle,

I really enjoyed my 4 days in May and plan on coming back!

- ”Nicole,