Fitness Retreats

HIIT 6-Day Retreat with 3X Olympian Ian James

Date – November 10- 15, 2018. Contact us today.

Are you ready to reshape your body, shed unwanted fat, speed up your metabolism?

Are you ready to take your fitness regime to a higher level?

Join 3X Olympian and Master Personal trainer Ian James for a unique fitness experience in the scenic and breathtaking Pacific coast of Costa Rica where the mountains meet the ocean!

It’s a perfect getaway location to transform your body, improve your physical performance and turn your fitness goals into reality. Can you imagine yourself doing a fitness workout on a secluded beach with the ocean in front of you and the jungle and mountains at your back?

Master Fitness Trainer and 3X Olympian Ian James will prepare and guide you through a number of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) & Group Circuit Training Programs in this tropical setting. You will come away from this retreat feeling and looking like a new person. Your mind and body will be reset, re-calibrated and recharged.

Ian James’ HIIT FITNESS RETREATS are tailored to meet the needs of fitness enthusiasts at all levels whether you are a beginner, intermediate or elite athlete.

Ian will teach you how to use the 5 keys for fitness success to your advantage

  1.  individual workouts (no two bodies are the same)

  2.  proper nutrition

  3. workout variety (avoid boredom)

  4.  sleep, rest & recovery

  5.  having a fitness routine.

The daily group workouts at the beach will be majestic; time itself will stand still as you shed body fat and create lean muscle mass while viewing the ocean and rainforest on either side of you. Can you dream of a better workout setting to start your fitness adventure for the day?

With Ian’s personal attention and innate ability to create an atmosphere of fun and motivation, you are guaranteed to enjoy the daily fitness workouts and outdoor fitness activities famous to Costa Rica, such as surfing, boat tour, hiking, paddle boarding, zip lining and more. Come sweat, work out, and enjoy Costa Rica! PURA VIDA (pure life).

“If you’ve hit a plateau in your fitness program and frustration has taken the place of motivation I can help you overcome that obstacle and put you back on the path to fitness success. “ Ian James, B. Sc. Master Personal Trainer



Variable depending upon fitness and preferences but can include short, medium, long hikes through beach, jungle or mountain terrain, kayaking, paddle boarding or other outdoor activities that can be programmed to increase your results.


Costa Rica is a top destination get away. And with the perfect balance of ocean, mountain, hiking trails, nature and scenic views – what better place to transform your body and ignite a passion for maintaining a balanced healthy lifestyle.


  • you are a fitness enthusiast

  • you want to reshape your body

  • you are ready to shed unwanted fat

  • you want to rev up your metabolism

  • you are ready to ignite a passion for maintaining a healthy lifestyle

Extra Extra!!

You will also receive:

  • A Pre-Trip Individual call – 30 minutes of 1:1 time with Ian so he can get to know you personally and best support you on the retreat

  • Post-Trip Individual Call – Ian will touch base with you for a post-trip follow up to encourage you to keep on track!



    • 6 days, 5 nights at the luxurious Casa Libelula in Uvita Costa Rica

  • Daily workouts ranging from high-intensity-interval-training to group circuit training

  • All training and equipment

  • Fitness Assessment upon arrival and departure (measurement, body fat percentage, skill testing)

  • Delicious and nutritious gourmet meals: All refreshments, brunches and dinners made by our resort chef

  • Daily Pre-workout refreshments to fuel your morning

  • Three guided outdoor fitness activities to further enhance your experience of Costa Rican culture

  • Fees for all day trips and excursions

  • Welcome Fitness Goody Bag

Ground transportation to and from San Jose airport at the designated date and time to the Villa OR Ground transportation to/from Quepos airport on the designated date at various times.


  • Round trip airfare from home

  • Local airfare to/from San Jose to Quepos airport, if you choose that option

  • Meals off-site from Casa Libelula

  • Souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, taxis

  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance


Ian James is the founder of Be Fit Be Well – offering elite sports performance training, personal fitness training and online personal training.

Ian James Be Fit Be WellIan 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

“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