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West Coast Fitness Vacations

Welcome to our site! We’re a wellness retreat company offering inclusive fitness weight loss camps for obese women, age 35 and over. Stay in a luxury private condo residence by the ocean on beautiful Vancouver Island, while working 5-7 hours per day doing all the right things in your workouts, food, and lifestyle.

If you’ve ever wanted a private, residential fitness retreat to replace old habits and customize your workouts, this is your opportunity. WFV offers private and small group weight loss camps monthly, year round with a maximum of 4 select guests. Everything you do here, you’ll learn to continue at home. Cat Smiley is solely independent as your coach, giving you the personal attention needed to achieve your goals.

Cat is a Master Trainer, Sports Nutritionist, Executive Coach, Life Coach and wellness retreat expert having hosted over 430 weeks of transformational weight loss camps, since 2008. She has been named Canadian Trainer of the Year 3 times, and specializes in 100 pound weight loss.

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  • We offer month long residential wellness retreats Vancouver Island, year round. These are boot camp ‘Biggest Loser’ style of fitness retreat, especially for obesity recovery. No crybabies! This is a serious fitness weight loss camp for overweight women age 35 and over.
  • From 2008 to 2019 we operated over 430 luxury wellness retreats in Whistler.
  • Weight loss camps that motivate, inspire and teach you to be happier and healthier at home
  • Let’s hike to beautiful places – we do hiking, fitness & outdoor adventure
  • Bring your family; non-participating guests stay free in your private lodging
  • Plant-based, seasonal ingredients with West Coast cuisine
  • Founder is Cat Smiley, award winning coach specializing in 100lb weight loss
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EXPLORE YOUR BACKYARD

Join us for an incredible, results-focused weight loss camp right here in B.C. We’re excited for our newest wellness retreat on Vancouver Island, for women on their way to losing 50 to 100 pounds or more.
Lodging is in luxury vacation homes, steps from the beach. You’ll train full time to reclaim your fitness and optimal health, for 1-3 months with a team of 3 other women age 35 and over.

Say YES to you – let’s finish 2020 strong!

HEY THERE!

Hi, I’m Cat – dog loving hiker, wellness retreat expert, world traveler, plant-powered foodie and business owner. I love staying fit, living my healthiest, and supporting others to do the same. I coach women towards major weight loss, as a master trainer, sports nutritionist and life coach with almost 20 years experience. Let’s finish the year strong together! 

August update, WFV

UPCOMING WELLNESS RETREATS & WEIGHT LOSS CAMPS

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UPCOMING WELLNESS RETREATS

From

$12,775 inc/month

Details:

Monthly, Sept - May

Location:

Parksville, B.C.

Do you struggle with any of the following?

  • Trouble losing weight
  • Binge eating
  • Inconsistent with exercise
  • Being in photos
  • Want to book an active trip, but feel too slow
  • Figuring out your priorities
  • Knowing what to do, but don’t do it
  • All or nothing mentality
  • Want to give up
  • Feel like you’ve tried everything
  • You focus on regret more than opportunity
  • Afraid to let yourself be seen
Let’s kick fear in the face together!

Share your mess with a coach who ‘get’s it’… permit yourself to RISE UP into the best version. Because it’s not about the weight – it’s who you become when you achieve your goals! Click to start your new chapter

STRUCTURED FITNESS & WEIGHT LOSS RETREAT

Unite is NOT a “Choose your own adventure” retreat. We pre-plan each day for you to maximize your time and results.

Sample Day at Unite Fitness Retreat
Metabolism Kickstart (Protein Smoothie) 6:00 AM
Metabolism Kickstart (Protein Smoothie) 6:00 AM
Rise and Shine Training 6:30 AM
Rise and Shine Training 6:30 AM
Energizing Breakfast 7:30 AM
Energizing Breakfast 7:30 AM
Fat Burn Blast 8:30 AM
Fat Burn Blast 8:30 AM
Personal Training 9:00 AM
Personal Training 9:00 AM
Break and Snack 10:15 AM
Break and Snack 10:15 AM
Group Fitness Class 10:30 AM
Group Fitness Class 10:30 AM
Lunch & Learn 12:00 PM
Lunch & Learn 12:00 PM
Daily Recreational Outing (hiking, sports, biking, snowshoeing) 1:30 PM
Daily Recreational Outing (hiking, sports, biking, snowshoeing) 1:30 PM
Life-Coaching, Yoga Stretch, or Spa Rejuvenation 4:00 PM
Life-Coaching, Yoga Stretch, or Spa Rejuvenation 4:00 PM
Farm Fresh Dinner 6:30 PM
Farm Fresh Dinner 6:30 PM
Personal Time & Relaxation 7:30 PM
Personal Time & Relaxation 7:30 PM
West Coast Fitness Vacations

One of the biggest draws to our program is our structured environment. You don’t have to worry about planning anything! Our experts map out your wellness program with your specific goals and needs in mind. Don’t worry, we pencil in time for weekly massages, rejuvenation, and personal time. Perhaps, you’d like to lose serious weight or maybe you’re in a fitness rut and need an improved workout routine. Maybe your habits are less than healthy and you need to start eating better. Sometimes you just need TIME to focus on your health and wellness, allowing for a total mind and body transformation. Our life-changing fitness & weight loss retreat may be just what you need!

Sitarani Panda
Sitarani Panda
2020-10-11
Cat was wonderful to work with. I knew immediately that we would be a great team. I can't wait to work with her again.
Jessica Gibson
Jessica Gibson
2020-09-17
Throughout my stay, such great support and encouragement in our weight loss camp. It's indeed a kick start and I've been able to implement the skills learnt at home. Over a year has passed since my wellness retreat in Whistler and I think fondly of the experience often. Recently I popped by the new location on Vancouver Island to catch up with Cat, and we went on a gorgeous hike. Many thanks, to everyone - I look forward to being able to return! Love Bear also, the team dog 💖
Rama Krushna Panda
Rama Krushna Panda
2020-09-05
Very good experience with West Coast Fitness Vacations. They operate fantastic wellness retreats in Canada. I worked with the owner, Cat Smiley, on website development. All went well. highly recommended.

Our fitness camp is a little different, and that’s a good thing!

You make the commitment to change your health and we will be your guide, motivation, and support. We are a boutique fitness retreat where you will SWEAT, REJUVENATE, LEARN, and CHANGE. Top 4 reasons our effective fitness & weight loss camp stands out:

#1 Our Mind and Body Approach
At Unite, we do more than just exercise, we understand you must change your mindset for new habits to stick. It all starts with becoming more mindful and being aware of our body/mind connection.

#2 Never More than 20 Guests
We keep our class size small so YOU get the attention and focus you need. No two people are the same, we work with you as an individual and modify the program to fit you.

#3 Nutrition & Cooking Classes
Hands-on education is WAY more effective than sitting in a lecture hall for hours “learning”. We take you out (to the grocery store, restaurants, cooking school) and show you how to make this new life-style work in the “real world.”

#4 100% All-Inclusive Program (really, it is!)
Unite is one of the only programs in the world that is truly are all-inclusive, you can leave your money at home. Did you know most camps charge extra for personal training, education, and cooking classes? Additionally, our pricing is straightforward with no hidden costs.

19

YEARS IN BUSINESS

500+

HAPPY CUSTOMERS

52

WEEKS PER YEAR

4

MAX GUESTS PER MONTH

BOOK NOW FOR WINTER!

New weight loss camps every month, year round. Winter special rate $12,775/month (inclusive). We were fully booked for Sept and have already sold out for Oct, Nov and Feb. Book early to avoid missing out! Max 4 guests per month due to COVID-19.

Our results-driven program can work for anyone. But don’t take our word for it, listen to Denise, Mike, Liz, and Dale share about their fitness camp experience.

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Jessica Gibson
Jessica Gibson
2020-09-17
Throughout my stay, such great support and encouragement in our weight loss camp. It's indeed a kick start and I've been able to implement the skills learnt at home. Over a year has passed since my wellness retreat in Whistler and I think fondly of the experience often. Recently I popped by the new location on Vancouver Island to catch up with Cat, and we went on a gorgeous hike. Many thanks, to everyone - I look forward to being able to return! Love Bear also, the team dog 💖
Jacob Williams
Jacob Williams
2020-08-07
I will always endorse these folks!! They're so wonderful and helpful
Hannah Brown
Hannah Brown
2020-08-07
Very good experience, Cat is a good fitness activist, All went well. highly recommended.
beesart selimi
beesart selimi
2020-06-04
Working with Cat Smiley was a fantastic experience. She knows what she wants, is very trusted. She is very good in communication, cooperation and most importantly, always reasonable. I believe everyone enjoy that time.
Basma Jalloul
Basma Jalloul
2018-11-17
A safe space that made me feel comfortable being who I am and helped me feel rejuvenated and excited again about what I was doing. Cat was great all the way through with her encouragement and amazing ability to help you hit milestones you didn't know you were capable of hitting. Thank you Cat!
Katie Thornton
Katie Thornton
2018-08-03
I worked as a fitness guide for Cat at WFV for the summer of 2018.I feel so lucky to have met some of these inspiring ladies! I loved guiding the bike, hike and fitness tours through beautiful whistler.It never felt like I was at work! The only bad thing was leaving, but hopefully I will be back soon after my travels! Thank you for having me ☺️
Jerry Hubbard
Jerry Hubbard
2018-07-12
A review by a spouse of a women’s only fitness program may sound strange, but since I am benefiting from the 8-weeks my wife spent at Cat Smiley’s Whistler Fitness Vacations almost as much as her, I decided to write one.My wife has been active her entire life, but a variety of life events knocked her off track. She had gained some weight & wasn’t happy with her physical condition or herself. She tried several diets & health spas, but nothing worked. In the Fall of 2017 she asked for my help. I literally searched worldwide for fitness retreats, spas, resorts, programs, etc. Nothing was off the table. I created a short list and began a clinical comparison. The most transparent of all the programs was Whistler Fitness Vacations. The WFV website included a comprehensive description of the program, what was expected of participants & what participants could expect to get out of the experience. Also lots of YouTube videos. I shared my research & the conclusion reached was that Whistler Fitness Vacations was the results oriented program my wife had been searching. The question now was – would expectations match up with reality.My wife began the program in late April 2018. We often talked at the end of her busy days. I noticed a positive change in her attitude almost immediately. Her self-confidence was growing and she was excited about the things she was accomplishing and the results that began to show the very first week. At the end of her 8-week stay, expectations were exceeded. She lost 30lbs & 10 inches off her waist and thighs! She’s lost more weight since coming home. It was absolutely amazing! The physical results are great, but equally as important to me is the fact my wife feels great about herself for the first time in a long time. When you truly like yourself you can be the most happy with your spouse or significant other. That was Whistler Fitness Vacations gift to me.If you are looking for results and are committed and willing to do the work – this happy spouse believes there is no better place than WFV.
Deidre Flynn
Deidre Flynn
2018-07-01
Life changing; this experience helped me work through a 10+ year injury. I am still in awe. Filled with gratitude to Cat and her fabulous team! Although I’m sad to leave tomorrow, I stoked to get back to doing the things I love again!
Nicole Williams
Nicole Williams
2018-06-01
Cat was wonderful to work with. I knew immediately that we would be a great team. I can't wait to work with her again.
Paula Masterson
Paula Masterson
2018-05-11
I was interested in giving a fitness vacation as a gift to my adult daughter. I spoke on the phone and via email to Cat Smiley. My daughter had a very positive experience. In addition to losing over 20lbs., she learned cooking skills. She had the opportunity to kayak, bike and to experience many other forms of activity that she had in fact never tried. Thank you Cat! It was exactly as you described and I would recommend this program without hesitation. P

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