Get back to YOU
GritChicks Retreats are a time for YOU... to let everything go for a few days, explore your true power & create lifelong memories with new friends.
WHAT ARE GRITCHICKS RETREATS?
Grit Chicks retreats are small group running/hiking, yoga and outdoor adventure-based getaways for women. We've designed these retreats to be a relaxed, fun place for women to come together and share their passion for movement, adventure and self-discovery in a space that is separate from our everyday lives and responsibilities. A space where we can just BE for a few days, to quiet the chatter of all our daily responsibilities for a few days, so we can hear what our hearts are trying to tell us.
Grit Chicks Retreats are a chance for women to step a little outside of their comfort zones by trying new things, while also taking time to clear our minds, refocus and explore our true power. All while creating lifelong memories with friends, old and new.
PLEASE NOTE: While our retreats include a walking/hiking group option for women who prefer not to run, the hikes can often be still strenuous and involve a significant amount of elevation gain. (balanced by a heathy dose of relaxation, I promise;) ) By attending, you agree that you are physically healthy, willing and able to participate in strenuous hikes.
WHAT GRITCHICKS RETREATS ARE NOT
Grit Chicks Retreats are NOT running technique camps or training camps, fitness bootcamps or nutritional retreats, and no "official" advice will be given with regard to running, fitness or nutrition. (Though we are certainly open to sharing and brainstorming ideas and experiences!)
Grit Chicks Retreats are not "luxury" retreats. We know women tend to put our own desires on the back burner to care for others, so our goal is to make the retreats as affordable as possible, to make the decision to spend money on yourself guilt-free! To that end, we offer shared sleeping spaces in beautiful properties (private bedrooms may be available at additional charge) instead of private hotel rooms. And be prepared to throw together a wrap of your choice for lunch or join the group in a "make-your-own" pizza night or something similar!
One of our areas of consistent positive feedback is the lack of pressure on our retreats. At Grit Chicks Retreats, we believe life is structured enough, so we keep a very relaxed schedule. If adhering to a strict schedule appeals to you, our retreats would not be a good fit.
We set the basic activities for each day (i.e. 1 group run or hike, 1 group yoga session & one group activity), and let the rest unfold as our participants desire. We have found that some groups like more downtime, some like extra yoga sessions, some even like to explore the local shopping! This is YOUR retreat, and we are here to customize it as much as possible. The last thing we want is for you to feel like you have tight deadlines and expectations like in "real" life.
We are family
From the moment you walk in the door at our retreats, you are family. Every choice we make, down to the properties we host our retreats in, is centered around this simple truth.
This is a space to feel comfortable being 100% YOU. Acceptance, encouragement, support and inspiration are the hallmarks of GritChicks Retreats.
Downtime to just BE
When we're not exploring the trails, enjoy the breathtaking mountain view from the deck, soak in the hot tub, read a book or even nap! At GritChicks Retreats, we strive to find a balance between activity and rest, so you have time to recharge, recenter and let go of life's stressors for a while.
There is nothing you "have to" do. This is YOUR retreat.
For ladies attending with a friend, we offer shared queen or king bed rooms or a two twin bedroom! King room has en suite bathroom. (Rooms with a queen or king bed will be shared only by ladies attending together.)
For ladies attending the retreat solo, we offer a 4 person shared bunk room. Arrive as strangers, leave as family.