Fitness & Adventure Retreat: Colombia
Known for its biodiversity, world-famous coffee and ridiculously-fast salsa dancing, Colombia is becoming a favorite destination for travelers of all kinds. The country is made up of so many incredible regions, ranging from beach to mountains to cities, and we've picked two of our absolute favorites for this retreat!
We're kicking things off in Cartagena, where the juxtaposition of modern and old holds a unique charm. We'll explore the culinary, historic and cultural sides of the city while getting in our workouts - in true Ketanga style! Then we're heading north along the Caribbean coast to Santa Marta. We'll soak up the sun and spend time in the one and only Tayrona National Park, the ideal hiking spot with the most beautiful beaches around!
Guests have the option to join the entire retreat or just join for Cartagena or Santa Marta.
Throughout the retreat, Coach Sarah Gawron will lead one to two daily workouts with a focus on high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and maintaining proper form. Depending on the rest of the day's activities, some workouts will be more restorative or mobility-focused and others will be more strength and conditioning based. All levels are welcome and will be accommodated and safely challenged!
In addition to our daily workouts, we've got a week of unique local adventures and VIP experiences planned for you! In Cartagena, some of the highlights will be taking a private salsa dancing class (and then visiting a world-famous club with a live band) and spending a day on a private boat island hopping through the Rosario Islands. In Santa Marta, we will hike through Tayrona National Park and go tubing down the Don Diego River!
With all the excitement and activities planned, there will also be plenty of free time to relax and chill. We will have beach days, free time to explore the city and shop for mochillas (beautiful bags woven by indigenous women) and a couple of nights off to try local restaurants. At the end of the day, this trip is for you, so if you want to go and do an extra activity or skip a planned one, go for it!
Full Colombia retreat (save $355!)
Santa Marta only
Sarah is passionate about health and fitness. Her dedication to a healthy lifestyle is rooted in her belief that wellness is beyond physical. In order to achieve optimal wellness, an individual needs to nurture their mind and spirit too. Her personal passion for health translates into helping and coaching those who want a similar lifestyle. In recent years, she has coached many people through their personal journeys to find healthier and happier lives.
Sarah teaches healthy habits to create a balanced lifestyle in and out of the gym. In order to create these positive rituals, Sarah will help you find your motivation or your “why”. Helping you find your “why” will help you become and stay motivated on your path to wellness. By creating specific and personal goals, Sarah will guide you to tap into your fullest potential. She encourages those to trust their strength and ability in order to progress.
Sarah focuses on building functional strength from the ground up by creating a strong foundation of movement quality before adding load. She specializes in kettlebell, barbell, and gymnastics strength and conditioning. Sarah believes everyone has the ability to move well with strength, power, and grace. Follow her on Instagram @_coach_sarah.
"Coach Sarah is the most attentive and professional trainer I've ever had! Sarah creates engaging, dynamic and exciting group sessions and is attentive to every individual student making sure we all have proper form. I was also lucky enough to train with Sarah privately. We discussed my goals before our sessions began and Sarah created and coached me through a program where I hit every one of my milestones. If you are looking for an amazing trainer, coach, instructor or even friend, look no further because Sarah is the best." - Lyz L.
"Working with Sarah completely changed my outlook on my body and working out. Sarah’s knowledge of anatomy and fitness, as well as, her high energy and motivating, never-quit attitude, provided me with a coach who was able to educate me about my body, as well as push me to work consistently at my highest potential. Because of Sarah, I have become stronger, healthier, and more confident!" - Katelin Z.
"I saw little progress despite the hours I would dedicate to fitness classes. But then Sarah began to coach me. With her guidance I have become stronger physically and mentally. Sarah has helped me refine my approach to workouts, nutrition and overall motivation." - Sarah R.