I’ve been working on something big for my next trip, and I’m excited to finally announce it. In October, I’ll be joining Fit Life Creation in Costa Rica for their first ever influencer retreat! I’m looking forward to joining other influencers and learning from some of the best around as we explore the beautiful land of Costa Rica.
I don’t talk about my personal life too much, but that’s my goal this year, so you can all get to know me better. My background is actually in health and fitness, so it’s a topic I’m adamant about. I got my bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and went on to be a personal trainer after college. I wanted something more after that, so I ended up going back to school to get my degree to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. When I’m not traveling, I fill in at various clinics around the Seattle area to keep my skills up and pad my wallet.
With my background, I know that having a healthy lifestyle is crucial when I travel. It’s so easy to indulge in all the local food when you’re traveling, or just stop your workouts completely. I’ve been guilty of that too, but I only come back feeling bloated and bad about myself. As my travels increase more and more, I’ve finally said enough is enough and have started eating healthier and getting more workouts in.
All that said, you can see how this healthy lifestyle retreat fits in perfectly with my lifestyle. So what all will we be doing? First of all, we’ll be staying in a private villa that’s all-inclusive with our own personal chef. They’ll be making us healthy meals every single day, so we don’t even have to think about making unhealthy choices while there. We’ve also all agreed to not consume alcohol, which I think will be a refreshing break from drinking on vacation.
The itinerary looks amazing as well. We’ll be attending workshops on different topics during the day, including how to build our brand, nutrition, and how to be a healthy lifestyle influencer. There’ll be a photo shoot on the beach (wish me luck – I’m not photogenic at all!) and even an adventure day, which I’m pumped for. We’re also volunteering at an animal shelter, which makes me so happy to be able to help some of my favorite creatures on the planet. I’ve wanted to go to Costa Rica for so long, so I can’t wait to be there and do all these activities on top of that.
I’ll also be teaching a workshop, which I can’t wait for. It can be anything from social media to a fitness class, so there’s a wide range of topics to choose from! Do you have any ideas on what I should teach?
The best part about this is you can also go on a retreat! Future trips that are already planned for 2017 include Cuba in February and Brazil in April, and we’re looking for influencers to fill these spots. You can either go as an influencer to on a retreat, or co-lead one of the trips. Are you hooked yet? To find out more information on how you can go to these amazing locations and other programs available, click here.
I know so many of you out there have a great presence with a positive influence, so I’d love to see some of you sign up for the trips next year! Plus you get to go to some amazing locations – I don’t know about you, but Cuba and Rio have been on my list for so long.
If you need more incentive to go to an exotic location for a retreat, I have a gift for you – use code “Marissa” for 10% off a retreat! If you have any questions please let me know. I hope to see some of you in Cuba or Brazil!
This post is in partnership with Fit Life Creation, but all opinions are my own.
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