About Us

Why we chose Costa Rica

When we first visited Costa Rica several years ago…it just felt like being home. Dawn and I were looking for a space that aligned with our core values: healthy and active lifestyle, love and respect for nature, safe and diverse community. We settled on the Costa Ballena region which stretches from Dominical to Ojochal. This area is celebrated for its biodiversity,  beautiful coastline with several beaches and lots of water activities. For the land lovers, there is hiking, tree top trekking, zip lining, horseback riding and much more. We wanted to share the magical energy of Costa Rica and promote a healthy lifestyle with others and so Be Fit Be Well retreats was born!

Ian James

Ian James is the founder of Be Fit Be Well – offering elite sports performance training, personal fitness training and online personal training. Ian has dedicated his entire personal and professional life to physical fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. His dedication and commitment to fitness excellence led him to become an Olympian and Master Fitness Trainer. He has traveled the globe with the Canadian Olympic team for over 12 years and had the pleasure to work with and gain knowledge from some of the top sports, fitness, health and wellness professionals in the world. At the end of his Olympic career, Ian transformed his personal passion for fitness excellence into helping others achieve their fitness and sports goals.  Ian holds a sports management degree, National Coaching Certificate (level III), Personal Fitness Trainer Certification and Master Fitness Personal Trainer Certification. His website www.bfitbwell.com

“I know first hand the importance that a balanced lifestyle has in maintaining peak performance and good health. As a former high-performance athlete, I have gained extensive sports and fitness knowledge and now I bring that knowledge to you!” – Ian James, B.Sc. Master Personal Trainer

Dawn James

Dawn James is the founder of Raise Your Vibration, an organization dedicated to providing education, inspiration, and support related to understanding and enhancing vibrational frequency for overall health and well-being (personally and globally). In 2003, Dawn opened her eyes and heart to the world of spirituality, higher consciousness, and vibrational frequency following a spiritual awakening and series of life-changing spiritual events and teachings. Shortly after her awakening, Dawn became a sound healer and writer. 

Today she shares her knowledge and her gift of healing through retreats. Dawn has lectured and taught in Canada, USA, UK, Costa Rica, and Mexico. She is a Conscious Living teacher the author of several books on conscious living and audiobooks available worldwide in several languages. Dawn enjoys hosting wellness and empowerment retreats and her passion is helping others connect to their innate inner wisdom and beauty. Her author website www.raisethevibration.ca


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