Fitness, Food & Fun
Join Coach + Chef Alyssa Gagarin for an unique wellness retreat focused on our three favorite F words: fitness, food, and fun! We'll get to know the cultural, culinary and adventurous sides of Costa Rica, while also getting well-acquainted with the beaches, pools and nightlife. This 2nd annual trip is all about balance and enjoying yourself!
Each morning Alyssa will lead a bodyweight HIIT workout (high-intensity interval training) to get us moving and sweaty! The classes will be a combination of strength training and cardio intervals that you can take at your own pace. On select days, we will have a second class which will be more restorative or focused, such as a core class.
We will go on a culinary adventure together, learning about Costa Rican cuisine as well as easy and healthy tips for enhancing your kitchen skills back home! Some highlights to look forward to are a cooking class to learn how to make amazing and healthy tacos yourself, a visit to the town's farmer's market, and a special workshop to taste unique local fruits that you can't get back home!
Outside of the kitchen, we will explore a different kind of adventure: a catamaran sailing tour! We'll depart in the late afternoon and enjoy snorkeling, whale and dolphin watching, and a home-cooked lunch. Plus, did we mention there is open bar? As the day comes to an end, we'll have an unobstructed view of sunset before returning to shore.
Each day will balance activities with free time to relax, reflect, or go explore on your own or with others. Our resort is right on the beach and also has a couple of pools (with a swim-up bar!) so free time is yours to cherish! Other ideas are to get a massage, sign up for an extra excursion like surfing or visit the town for some shopping.
Meet Coach Alyssa Gagarin
Alyssa, a private chef, certified personal trainer, & fitness instructor in NYC, is passionate about spreading the empowering feeling of living an active, healthy lifestyle!
In the kitchen, she creates light, fresh & healthy cuisine for her clients and is an advocate for consuming real, whole, unprocessed foods. She is the founder and owner of Meal Prep Chef, an in home, weekly, personal chef service that helps busy families and individuals stay stocked with healthy meals! She is certified in nutrition through Keri Glassman's The Nutritious Life Studio.
In the gym, she works one on one with clients, specializing in strength training and mobility, helping people to move better and get stronger. Her enthusiasm and motivation is evident during her group fitness classes at City Row, using the very effective and safe indoor water rower for an endurance cardio workout.
Alyssa has combined her many interests to create her own healthy cooking show! Her cooking show on Youtube is her ultimate passion project, as she shows people how living a healthy life can be simple and fulfilling. In her free time, she loved to travel, eat, stay active, and since her last retreat with Ketanga, has fallen in love with surfing!
Learn more on AlyssaGagarin.com and be sure to check Alyssa out on YouTube and Instagram @alyssagagarin.
"I just returned from Fitness, Food & Fun in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Such a special experience! Stacy is a fantastic planner. Her organization allows you to go with the flow while you immerse yourself in the local culture of your destination. Every day was a new adventure that was totally enhanced by the excitement of meeting new people and sharing new experiences. I'd highly recommend Ketanga!" - Allie F.
"I had the best time on my Ketanga Fitness Retreat! Costa Rica was beautiful, the people were amazing (both on the retreat, and the locals!), and the food & fun was exceptional. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a once-in-a-lifetime getaway!" - Robbie F.
"I just came back from the Fitness, Food & Fun retreat in beautiful Costa Rica. This experience is one for the books. This was my first time attending & I traveled solo. I left this trip with bonds that will last me a lifetime. Not once did I feel alone, I felt connected with the group from day one. The retreat was a perfect blend of structured and unstructured events. From our workouts, to cooking, to exploring, words cannot describe how amazing this trip was. I cannot wait to attend my next retreat. Stacy is simply the best. Take a leap of faith like I did and attend a Ketanga Fitness Retreat. You won't regret it!" - Jessica C.