Adventure Boot Camp -- Get Fit and Get Green in the Florida Keys

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Vita Vie Retreat, formerly known as Bella Vita Retreat, takes their highly successful weight loss boot camp to Islamorada, Florida for a week of fitness, weight loss and Eco friendly education. Known for being a no-nonsense "get your butt in shape retreat", Vita Vie Retreat aims teach health and wellness for people and their environments.

During the week of November 2-8, 2008, participants of this specialty retreat will eat, sleep and breathe health and fitness at the beautiful Cheeca Lodge & Spa in Islamorada, Florida. Getting away from much of the conventional fitness classes normally offered at their retreats, Vita Vie Retreat will push clients with body sculpting, kayak Eco tours, shallow water running, tennis, yoga, fitness scavenger hunts, seminars on how to "green" your home, metabolic typing and more.

"Teaching people about the environment is something that we've been striving to do on a daily basis. Offering clients a chance to work hard in this serene, natural environment along with our Eco education classes will hopefully give them a new appreciation for what surrounds us," says Margot Rutigliano, the retreat's owner.

Long days of hard work will be rewarded with healthy, gourmet dinners on the resort pier, an adult's only spa pool and breathtaking views. "The Florida Keys are a hidden treasure to me in a way. You have all the same tropical ambiance as being in the Caribbean but you don't even have to leave the US. There is so much plant and wild life existing in the Keys that people don't really think about. With a focus on the environment and health and fitness in the forefront right now, I think it's the perfect way to combine both for our clients. We plan to continue retreats in the Keys at least once every quarter," said Rutigliano.

Not only is the atmosphere tropical and welcoming, but also newly renovated guest rooms that boast fine linens, dark wood furnishings, marble countertops, daily news paper delivery, in room refrigerators stocked with spring water, complimentary coffee and tea and spa robes. In addition to vigorous exercise and lectures, a full spa awaits with treatments ranging from skin care to sports massage. Fresh lemon and cucumber water as well as fresh cut fruit adorn the spa's relaxation area. A fully equipped fitness center compliments the spa with a unique "spa island" for fitness classes, early morning yoga and general relaxation.

The 6 night package includes accommodations, three healthy meals daily, all boot camp activities including outdoor adventures and all classes and lectures. The rate is $3098 single and $2295 double per person. More information can be found at


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