• Tamarindo
  • Costa Rica


Danielle Boyd


DANIELLE BOYD I’m a physiotherapist living in beautiful North Vancouver, BC and a firm believer in a BALANCED lifestyle. I am an adventurer, a foodie, a traveller and lover of family, friends, wine, the lake and the mountains. I am not a dietitian or a counsellor, nor am I perfect, but I do have some self proclaimed nuggets of wisdom to share. I believe in big goals and setting the bar high without losing sight of what really matters.

I started The Balanced Collective in 2014 as a place to put my thoughts on health and wellness into words. It has evolved, and continues evolve into a concept and a community of well being. The blog has now evolved into The Balanced Ideas as a way of creating a dialogue on topics in health and wellness. It is a place for me to continue to put my thoughts and musings into words. The Balanced Collective has also evolved into actual conversations by means of a podcast. On the podcast, I interview health and wellness practitioners as well as entrepreneurs to learn what self care looks like for themselves and how they achieve their visions.

I’ve realized that my perfect vacation is a feeling. It is feeling free, liberated, active, nourished, relaxed and playful. My perfect holiday consists of being active through some sort of daily fitness – going for a run, doing a HIIT workout or taking a class. It consists of exploring new locations through adventure – hiking, surfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, snowboarding or cycling for example. It consists of eating delicious and nutritious food and sharing it with friends. My goal with this Costa Rica fitness retreat is to help all our guests achieve these same feelings that I so love to experience while I am travelling.

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We are super excited on the amount of interest our Costa Rica trip is generating and we are so stoked to make this happen.

As space is limited, we strongly suggest getting your deposits in ASAP as this is going to fill up quickly. If you get your deposit in before October 1st, Danielle is going to include a free Physiotherapy/Bodywork session during the trip for you ($150 value). Deposit is 20% of the total price.

Monthly payment plans are available if you would like to spread your payment out over time to lessen the load all at once. Final payment is due January 10th, 2020.

This trip is meant to be a great, fun and relaxed community trip. While we will focus on lots of physical activity, we are also going to have an awesome time with exciting adventures and perhaps a few adult beverages.

A typical day during the trip will look something like this:

  • 730-830 - coffee, tea and fruit served

  • 830 - WOD on the beach or beside the pool with Thor.

  • 930 - breaky (prepared for you)

  • 1030 - free time (explore town, hang by the pool or rent a surf board)

  • OR - team excursion - surf lessons, hike etc (there will be a mix of free days and team excursions - all optional of course)

  • 5/530pm - active recovery/mobility/yoga session with Danielle (registered physiotherapist)

  • 630/7pm - dinner - in house chef or group dinner at a restaurant - free time after dinner

Pricing - $1995 USD per person.

What is included:

  • Luxury accommodation at Villa Artemis in Tamarindo Costa Rica

  • Airport transfers (if arriving/departing at Liberia Airport on retreat start/end dates)

  • Breakfast and Dinner daily (lunch is not because we encourage you to explore town and taste the local flavours)

  • Any group excursions (surf lessons, group hike for certain, more will be included the more people join!).

  • Daily WODs with Simon (or Danielle)

  • Daily recovery sessions with Danielle

  • Filtered water and healthy snacks

  • AND - if you place your deposit prior to Oct 1st, a one-on-one physiotherapy session with Danielle

What isn’t included

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Passport/Visa fees

  • Tips/gratuities for any housekeeping staff, drivers etc.

  • Flights (this is a tough one to include as everyone will likely want different flights, perhaps want to book with points or want to extend their trip.

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