Taking your workout into the great outdoors is just the kind of refreshing change you need to recharge your circuits. As the saying goes – a change is as good as a rest – and that holds true for your training too. This idea turned into a fitness adventure for Fitmark Ambassador Holly Barker and her partner, “Magnum Sister and Retreat Alpha Femme” – Alyx Ulbrich, with the launch of their first-ever, full-throttle #womensfitnessretreat in Hawaii!
When life is lived passionately with purpose, we encourage a better world, one that is filled with passion and drive and never taking a single second for granted! ~ Holly Barker, The FitnessPreneur
Together, Holly and Fellow Fitmark Ambassador, Alyx, bring years of experience in the fitness industry and want to share this knowledge with “like-minded women from all walks of life” – fitness enthusiasts who have the drive and passion to move forward with their fitness dreams and goals. Holly told us:
Alyx and I come from an experienced point in the industry and have navigated our way towards living this adventurous, fitnesspreneur lifestyle. We are so excited to share it with women all over the world. We are both passionate fitness enthusiasts who believe we are all only richer through experiences, networks and travel.
Beach Yoga, Park Workouts and Soul Hikes
In the outdoor arena, Holly and Alyx are able to spread their wings and spread their message, motivating these women from the “fitness and business world to experience workouts, hikes, adventure, travel and education” against the beautiful backdrop of some adventure destination. Together these two fitness influencers are a powerhouse of knowledge, and these lucky women get to spend a few days in their company. Holly told us:
Alyx comes from a one-on-one coaching perspective, promoting her expertise in the science and nutrition aspect through her online coaching system – TeamAtoZ UlbrichFit. And I come from the self-titled, fitnesspreneur aspect sharing my business experience and serial entreprenership in the industry through online courses and mentorship at www.thefitnesspreneur.com
TheFitnessPreneur is the driving force behind these women’s fitness retreats and part of a bigger venture just recently launched by Holly. She has developed a formula for success that helps fitness-minded people gain an understanding of how the fitness industry works.
- Get Fit (and stay fit)
- Get Published (and become a brand)
- and ultimately Get Paid (and monetize your passion)
As a sponsored athlete, fitness model and Anytime Fitness Franchise owner, Holly uses this vast knowledge and experience to coach and mentor other fitnesspreneurs, and the fitness retreat is the ideal backdrop for such an experience. She told us:
Throughout my life I have had a passion for adventure. Investing myself in new ventures has brought me to this platform – TheFitnessPreneur
Our #womensfitnessretreat promotes epic health and fitness as a lifestyle…not a quick prep or diet. Alyx and I set big goals, and we conquer them.
Adventure and Travel
Through adventure and travel, Holly and Alyx invite these women to step outside their comfort zone and experience a whole different world of fitness. It’s a great opportunity for fitness enthusiasts to network and learn from the experts, while furthering their dreams. Holly told us:
This retreat is highly focused on adventuring the location we are hosting at. We have meals sponsored to us that are fresh and local and we have breakout sessions to talk about fuel and nutrition, training and lifestyle, photoshoots and publication, and the business of fitness, including a chat about our generous sponsors and favorite brands…like Fitmark Bags!
Gosh, I don’t go anywhere without my fitmark #nicebag and seriously don’t know how I did it before I had this amazing necessity. I have 4 #nicebags myself, and each one has its perfect place in my adventure. Life has me out most of the day, from the gym to the coffee shop…my office, if you will, to spin or a hike or to yoga. I’m always stocked with at least 3 meals with me. The common theme for me is pink 😀
Holly Barker’s Favorite Fitmark Bags
Planning and Preparation = Success
We want to promote dream chasing and world changing made possible through fitness. Preparing and packing your meals for the day or whatever adventure lay ahead decreases the mental bandwidth wasted on the decisions you should not have to worry about, this allows you to forge forward towards your goals, your dreams, your successes.
As I said before, preparation with everything is what separates those that succeed and those that don’t.
Holly and Alyx have thought of everything for this trip including healthy, macro friendly meals. Holly told us:
With everything in life, fuel is first. We can only achieve great success through how we fuel ourselves. That’s why preparation trumps any convenience copout. It’s simple and delicious to fuel yourself with wholesome, unprocessed foods that can help you live longer, live happier, live healthier and enjoy all that life has to offer for many adventures to come.
This recipe features turkey loaf with sautéed turkey bacon, herbs and spices, locally grown Hamakua mushrooms and a brandi/soy reduction sauce, courtesy of @cleaneats808
Women’s Fitness Retreat in Hawaii
Holly and Alyx have just returned from their first-ever retreat in Waikiki, Hawaii, and it was an adventure to remember. Holly told us:
I am now post retreat weekend and am proud to say it was better than I could have ever imagined. I am so blessed to have those moments and memories for a lifetime and so appreciative to share them with incredible women from all over the world who I can now call friends.
Their first-ever women’s fitness retreat was such a big hit that Holly and Alyx have already planned their next adventure. They plan to return to Hawaii and do it all over again with an ever-growing amazing group of women. Holly told us:
We have set our next retreat for Hawaii in December this year before returning to Kelowna for our Canadian Snow Bunny retreat in February 2017. I’m so excited to host this one in my very own Okanagan backyard. It’s an incredible and beautiful winter wonderland, perfect for an adventure retreat. I can’t release too many details at the moment, but our vision is to rent a mansion for the weekend and host photoshoots on the Friday and then a girls’ weekend of adventure to follow…snowshoes, hikes, gym workouts, yoga, tobogganing and network breakout sessions by the fire with a warm mug of protein hot chocolate 😉 Do you want to join us? Email: email@example.com
You can follow all the adventures on Instagram @womensfitnessretreat
Follow Fitmark Ambassador Holly Barker @hollsbarksfitness and TheFitnessPreneur
And find Fitmark Ambassador Alyx Ulbrich on Instagram @alyxulbrich
Sport Your Lifestyle
The Fitmark Team