Our best assets are the people we work with. At Retreats Unlimited, we work with some of the best instructors and coaches in the world. Take a look at some of the people who lead our retreats and you’ll understand why we’re so good at what we do! Scroll down and check out some of our world famous ambassadors and influencers.
Mother of four, Brooke Burke is living proof that a fit, toned body can be had by any woman, at any age when you know the practice of a wellness lifestyle. Brooke is the creator of the Brooke Burke Body Fitness App, has been a fitness instructor for more than five years and has graced the cover of every major fitness magazine. You may know her from hosting 8 seasons and winning Dancing with the Stars, and numerous other TV stints. Her fitness programs have been featured on many outlets including, GMA, Steve Harvey, Access Hollywood and E! Entertainment. She is the author of two books, the CEO of Modernmom.com and is one of the most influential wellness gurus on social media.
Brooke is the creator of VIP Malibu Booty Burn experience and has been transforming women’s bodies and minds for over 20 years. She now brings her daily fitness concepts and sustainable lifestyle program to a worldwide community through the Brooke Burke Body App. The Brooke Burke Body Transformation is a program for anyone, at any age at every fitness level, wishing to step into their best self. Your takeaway from this retreat experience will include new possibilities and a total transformation of both mind and body.
Join us this summer for an unforgettable, life-changing, inspirational weekend and let your own transformation begin!
Michelle Steinke-Baumgard & Keith Baumgard
Michelle Steinke-Baumgard is an author for HarperCollins, speaker, fitness coach, mother and a re-married widow. After losing her husband Mitch in 2009, she turned to exercise as an outlet for grief and a way to handle stress. Michelle found it so powerful that she eventually quit her corporate VP job to become a fitness coach. Since then Michelle has been featured in Fitness Magazine, Shape Magazine, contributed to articles for Prevention Magazine, The Huffington Post, and countless other media outlets.
Keith Baumgard is the Co-Founder of My1FitLife, and Live the List Nonprofit. Fitness has been a life-long passion of his, starting from a young age. Keith’s degree is in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine allowing him to extensively learn and study the anatomy and physiology of the body, specifically the muscular system. Having a background in this allows him to continually develop unique and effective exercise programs. He started his career as a personal trainer right out of college and continue to work with clients still today. In 2004 he lost his best friend in a plane crash and realized how important exercise and fitness is in helping with the grieving process. His greatest reward is seeing others achieve their goals and live up to their full potential.
As the founder and CEO of Moticise, an award-winning lifestyle wellness program that combines movement with mindset, Sonia travels the world helping people reach their own personal greatness. Sonia is a certified NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) Practitioner, as well as a holistic health coach and certified fitness instructor. Formerly the president of the National Speakers Association NYC, Sonia is also the founder of Women’s Empowerment Adventures, a company that combines a life coaching workshop with a physical challenge such as kayaking, trapeze, and rock-climbing. She continues to offer Adventures through Moticise, as well as keynotes, break-out sessions, and presentations.
Dr. Zelana Montminy
A renowned wellness architect, providing an unparalleled realistic perspective rooted in science. Whether it’s as a bestselling author, working with celebrities, hosting a television show, or leading a transformational retreat, Dr. Zelana is paving the way for mental fitness.
A prominent figure in Positive Psychology and one of Maria Shriver’s Architects of Change, Dr. Zelana is the author of bestselling 21 Days to Resilience (HarperCollins) which has been published in 5 languages. She speaks around the world and is a go-to authority in the media.Dr. Zelana appears on Access Live, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, TV Guide Network, and E! Entertainment Television.
She is the host of “Free Health Care” on Awestruck and makes ongoing contributions to the pages of Real Simple, Health Magazine, Parents, Redbook, Better Home & Gardens, Cosmopolitan Magazine, People, Psychology Today, MindBodyGreen, Huffington Post, The Chalkboard, and more.
Her research is at the forefront of ground breaking new science, searching deeper into what drives us toward optimal well-being.
Dr. Zelana lives in Los Angeles and is a devoted wife and mom to two vibrant children who are her greatest teachers!
As an Immersive Experience Leader, Heather Hayward helps her clients and students connect with their inner truth and obliterate self-doubt so they can soar beyond the suffocating, “wedged-in” life experiences.
Her specialty is guiding you from confusion to clarity with an emphasis on finding your Still Small Voice.
By integrating hypnosis and guided imagery meditation into coaching, seemingly “stuck” clients can gain access to their internal switches for change so they can find the confidence, clarity, and calmness to make decisions.
Lauren Roxburgh is an international presenter and author of the best-selling book ‘Taller, Slimmer, Younger – 21 Days to a Foam Roller Physique’, founder of Be Aligned by Lauren Roxburgh, creator of the Lo Rox Aligned Rollers and the Be Aligned video series. Certified in the fields of Structural Integration, classical Pilates, nutrition and pre/post-natal yoga, Lauren is a body alignment, fascia and movement healer and has been fortunate enough to work with some of the world’s top athletes and celebrities. Lauren’s method is designed to improve posture, release tension and stress, activate and strengthen the core and intrinsic muscles and increase connectivity and flexibility – all of which helps people to find a healthier, happier stance in their bodies and lives. She is also the go-to writer and expert on all things fascia, alignment, movement and foam rolling and regularly works with some of the country’s top orthopedic surgeons. Named the “Body Alignment Pro” by Vogue and dubbed “The Body Whisperer” by Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop.com, Lauren has also been listed as one of 8 Tech Pioneers to watch by Entrepreneur magazine and one of the “Hottest Trainers in America” by Shape magazine and name one of the W20 Top 20 Wellness Warriors to watch by Mind Body Green 2016.
Joel & Breanne Freeman
A Beachbody Celebrity Trainer, Joel’s passion has always been teaching and showing others how to live healthy and fulfilling lives, with a career in the health and fitness industry that spans over 15 years. As co-creator of CORE DE FORCE™, the 30-day mixed martial arts-style training program, Joel hopes to motivate even more people to get fit and make healthier choices—all while enjoying the journey!
As a gymnast in her youth, Breanne has always had a passion for fitness. Group fitness classes kept her active through high school but it wasn’t until college that she fell in love with weight training. Breanne made a career as a marketing manager after graduating college, but living a healthy, active lifestyle remained her true passion. In 2014 Breanne met Joel at a Golds Gym in Southern California. Their first few dates were weight training sessions where they bonded over their love of fitness. Now married, Joel and Breanne share the same dream to help each other and those around them achieve their fitness goals while living a fun, balanced life.
At my core I am a mentor. I have always believed that living authentically, mindfully and with kindness is the true key to lasting prosperity. I believe that we all have a deep responsibility to evolve and lift others up as we do. When we teach from a place of truth + authentic kindness, we simply must succeed. The lessons + principles that I teach are based on almost 2 decades of study, practice, more practice and commitment- to living a life of truth + authenticity + alignment.
My first published book- BEAUTIFUL MONEY was published by Penguin Random House and is truly in essence who I am as a being.
Hi! I’m my name is Natalie Jill and here’s my story…
I lost my house, my retirement, my marriage ended and I gained a lot of weight. I turned it all around, got my life back and became an inspiration to others. Now, I use my story and experiences to help people achieve their life goals through mindset, drive, fitness and nutrition. I specialized in healthy lifestyles, weight loss, functional body weight training and gluten free nutrition.
Daily, I coach, motivate and empower others to turn their excuses into solutions and become their best possible selves.
What I do now is simplify fitness and nutrition for you!
Sophie Uliano is New York Times best-selling author of Gorgeously Green, and has written 3 additional books on healthy living. She was featured on Oprah’s Earth Day show, where she taught Julia Roberts and Oprah her everyday gorgeously green tips. Sophie created an accessible doorway for the average person to walk through to life a more holistic way of life. She took green out of the yurt and into the real world. Good Housekeeping dubbed Sophie, “A Mary Poppins for the new Millennium”.
Sophie contributes as a a healthy living reporter to the Huffington Post, and numerous TV shows. She is a board-certified holistic nutritionist, yoga teacher and wellness educator. Sophie creates weekly video content with two new You Tube videos, and two-to-three regular Facebook lives, which collectively have a reach of close to 2 million women across the globe.
Most recently, Sophie has created a series of annual retreats and events, so that her community can meet her face-to-face, and have an immersive wellness experience. Sophie also works with private clients on a regular basis.
My name is Kimberly Seltzer and I am an image expert, dating coach and matchmaker. I draw upon my experience as a therapist by using a true inside-out approach to my practice.The reason I am so passionate about what I do is that I not only have the professional experience, but I’ve also gone through a personal journey of my own. I really understand how empowering a transformation can be. After practicing as a therapist for over 10 years, I moved to California with my now ex-husband and young children and was blind-sided with divorce. I was forced to suddenly make a lot of changes internally, externally and professionally.After losing a lot of pregnancy weight, I got a new colorful wardrobe with better-fitting clothes and started feeling better about myself. As my confidence grew, I started attracting more people (men included) and opportunities. I decided to focus my career on helping others with the same painful issues I had gone through and encourage their own personal transformation.
Celebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin teaches clients how to eliminate food and carb intolerances and master their mindset so they can transform their health and their lives. JJ is the author of four New York Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cook- book, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her newest title, Miracle Mindset, shows warrior moms how to be strong, positive leaders for their fami- lies, while exploring the inspirational lessons JJ learned as she fought for her own son’s life.
Counting calories and hours on the treadmill will never achieve the lasting results that help you look and feel your best. That’s why JJ specializes in weight loss resistance related to food intolerances and sugar addiction. She has helped hundreds of thousands of people finally lose the weight and feel better fast with her groundbreaking diet and mindset pro- grams. She shows people how to eliminate weight gain, fatigue, and pain related to food intolerances, as well as shift from being sugar burners to fat burners. She also teaches how to build a strong, positive mindset so that your health and life goals are always within reach.
Ilana Muhlstein, M.S., R.D. is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Beverly Hills, California and mother of two. Ilana is not only a nutrition expert, but she, herself has lost 100 pounds and kept it off. She is the creator of the 2B Mindset weight loss program and sits on the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association, Go Red for Women campaign.
Janine Delaney, Ph.D.
Janine Delaney, Ph.D. is a Wellness Coach and role mode for anyone who desires to feel good about themselves from a physical and mental standpoint. Janine’s goal is to share with her audience the experiences she has earned through receiving her Doctorate in Psychology and lifetime dedication to fitness.
Janine brings a wealth of knowledge and inspiration to the world of fitness, demonstrating fitness is achievable at any age and at any stage in life. She believes each person can be their own best advocate with the proper information and consistency.
Janine’s focus is on overall wellness through the mind/body/soul connection and the realization that there is not such thing as perfection, but that each person should strive to be the best possible version of themselves.
Celebrity Trainer, Body Transformation Specialist, and TV Personality, Corey Calliet, has built an unparalleled rapport within the entertainment industry since arriving in Los Angeles in 2014. With over 10 years of experience in sculpting and transforming physiques, Corey formulates and implements techniques catered to the specific goals and needs of each of his clients. Best known for his work in transforming Michael B. Jordan for his lead roles in the box office hits Creed and Black Panther, Corey possesses the expertise and professionalism needed to successfully meet demands and sculpt physiques for the big screen, while coaching his clients
to fully embody the characters they play. This work ethic has made an impact on many celebrity clients such as; John Boyega, Tyreke Evans, Lance Gross, Tony Bellew, Rocsi Diaz, Terrence Jenkins, Jasmine Sanders, James Frecheville, Robbie Jones, Sterling Brim, and Keith Powers.
Christine Bullock has been teaching fitness and working in the beauty business around the world for over two decades. Christine is the creator of Evolution 20®, a 60-day fitness and nutritional program, Super Shred, and Body Reborn Post-Natal DVD Series. In addition to her Evolution20® Program Christine has developed the 30X30 Total Transformation program for Mindvalley as well as 10 Minute Solutions: Butt Lift which was rated one of the top Pilates DVDS for 2013 by Pilates Style Magazine and she was voted the hottest trainer in Los Angeles by Racked LA.Additionally, Christine used her background in total health to co-create the award-winning body care brand, KAYO Better Body Care. Christine can be seen as a judge and trainer on Season 1 and 2 of “Fit For Fashion TV”.
Christine holds certifications in Yoga, Pilates, General Fitness, Pre & Post Natal Fitness and Nutritional Counseling as well as has a B.A. in Psychology and Education. She was a finalist in Women’s Health “Next Fitness Star” competition for 2015. She is an Ambassador for popular fitness fashion clothing lines such as Lorna Jane, Carbon38, Michi, Koral Activewear and Vie Active. Christine is a go-to wellness expert and can be seen on NBC, E!, VH-1, Star TV, California Life and PopSugar, as well as a contributor for many magazines and websites including Oxygen Magazine, Yahoo Health, Style.com, InStyle Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, Woman’s Day, Men’s Health, Glamour.com, Well + Good, Mind Body Green, Bustle, In Touch Magazine, Life & Style, Fitness RX, The Bump, Fit Pregnancy and many more.
Chelsea Streifeneder is an energetic, intelligent, fun-loving, practical Pilates teacher, writer, speaker, and proud business owner of Body Be Well Pilates, located in Red Hook and Catskill, NY. A Pilates Method Alliance® Certified Pilates Teacher and graduate of Bard College (B.A. in Writing and Dance), Chelsea has worked with celebrities, athletes, and dancers, and people from all walks of life and in various states of physical health over her ten years in the field. Inspired by the fact that Pilates transformed her body and spirit when she was first introduced to it, she is passionate about sharing the practice with others. Chelsea’s teaching style is not geared toward getting clients to fit into a size “zero”, but rather to motivate and strengthen them mentally, physically, and emotionally so that they can live balanced, healthy, joyful lives.
She manifests a genuine love for Pilates, fitness, and health – and loves nothing more than helping others become healthy and strong. To that end, she has become a thought leader in the industry – most recently the cover girl for the highly respected Pilates Style magazine and has been a regular contributor to Prevention. Her writing can also be found in Activewear USA, Pilates Intel, and PilatesGlossy and other publications.
Tony Horton is the wildly popular creator of the best-selling fitness series: P90X®, P90X2®, P90X3®, and Ten Minute Trainer®, P90® and most recently his 22-Minute military inspired workout, 22 Minute Hard Corps®. Tony is a world-class motivational speaker and the author of top-selling books “Bring It”, Crush It!” and his latest motivational book, “The Big Picture” 11 Laws that will change your life, which he has transformed to an in depth personal development course, Living Large with Tony Horton. He has appeared on countless television programs as a fitness and lifestyle expert to promote healthy living through exercise and proper nutrition. In keeping with Tony’s passion for a healthy lifestyle, he’s teamed up with the beauty experts at Ultimate Salon Professionals to create his new hair and skincare line, TH Care by Tony Horton, because he believes what goes on your body is just as important as what goes in it.
For the past 25 years, Tony has used his unique brand of humor to change the lives of tens of million people through his incredible fusion of motivation, physical exercise, nutrition, and discipline. From worldclass athletes, pro sports teams, celebrities and the U.S. Military, to corporate executives, couch potatoes, and busy moms and dads alike, Tony has what it takes to reach and teach them all.
Tony believes that real and lasting change can happen when we commit to health as a lifestyle. Exercise, whole foods, and the right mindset is the formula that leads to a vibrant, productive and full life for anyone who focuses on being the best they can be.