Sam Gwaz

Experience beachfront workouts, wellness workshops, and Pura Vida culture with Sam Gwaz.

Sam Gwaz
Sam is a NPC figure competitor, personal trainer, online nutrition coach, and entrepreneur.
About The Retreat

Sam's goal with this retreat is to provide the tools for each person to take ownership of their health and be empowered to make a healthy habits a priority. EVEN on vacation. A trip like this is an immersion of fitness, soul awakening, and nutrient celebration (you all know how much Sam loves food!). Travel doesn’t have to be a departure from healthful practices. Those routines should be ingrained in who you are. If they aren’t already - the will be after 5 days with Sam!

Experience everything Costa Rica has to offer, get a few workouts in, meet some new friends, and let Sam teach you a thing or two.

  • 4 specialized workouts on the best beach in Costa Rica
  • All breakfasts and dinners covered
  • All transportation and logistics taken care of
  • Accommodations right on the beach
  • Beach front yoga
  • Tons of optional activities

Sam can’t wait to connect with her tribe and share in the experience in one of the prettiest countries on the planet!

Bio: Sam is a NPC figure competitor, personal trainer, online nutrition coach, and entrepreneur. Fitness and a great education have empowered her in the pursuit of being her best self, a message she aims to spread to benefit others. Having traveled around the world...trice...her experience has opened up the realization that all components of nutrition, fitness, and travel equate to the healthiest and most fulfilled individuals.


Oct 31 - Nov 4, 2019


Costa Rica

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  • 4 specialized workouts
  • Beachfront yoga
  • 5 day/4 night double accommodations
  • 4 breakfasts & 4 dinners
  • Pick-up & drop-off at San Jose Airport (SJO)
  • 1 one-hour beach front yoga session
  • La Ceiba waterfall transportation & entrance
  • El Cocal cooking experience
  • Custom Experiences staff member to guide the way
  • The chance to hang with other awesome people!



Oct 31 - Nov 4, 2019

*schedule subject to change

Arrival in Costa Rica

Welcome to Costa Rica! It's time to see what the Pura Vida Lifestyle is all about!

The first stop will be a beautiful black sand beach famous for its surf called, Playa Hermosa.

Experience an intro to healthy habits and daily essentials for health, wellness, and achieving the body you want while still enjoying all the amazing things that life has to offer.

Your first Costa Rican dinner will be right on the beach overlooking a beautiful sunset. Enjoy a refreshing beer or cocktail with your new friends as you settle into this beautiful country.

Then you'll head to Manuel Antonio so you can get cozy in your hotel located near the beach in an area known for its wildlife.

Unwind in the pool and get ready for tomorrow’s adventure.

Explore + Beach + Adventure

Wake up by the sound of toucans or scarlet macaws and enjoy your first Costa Rican breakfast.

We'll participate in a "what’s your why" workshop led by Sam.

Afterwards we suggest an active hike to a secret beach. Look out for three types of monkeys and two types of sloths on the hike to our secret beach and enjoy an untouched slice of paradise.

Enjoy lunch in town. In the afternoon, paddle into the Pacific Ocean and catch waves like a Tico during an optional surf lesson. Alternatively, lay under an almond tree at Playa Espadilla, consistently ranked one of the best beaches in the world.

Waterfalls & Costa Rican Culture

Enjoy some Costa Rican coffee and a gallo pinto breakfast to start your day off right.

We'll also have a small breakout session on Meal Planning 101.

Today's adventure is a hike to a waterfall guaranteed not to disappoint. Swim in the lagoon and take a shower provided by mother nature.

Explore el Malecon and catch sunset from the beach. Afterward, head to the farmer’s market on the Tico bus like a local. Shop for unique artisan gifts, try local fruits, cheeses, ceviche, or homemade ice cream in the fishing town of Quepos.

El Cocal Community Cooking Experience

Sam will lead a pre/post workout nutrition workshop.

After, take a short ferry ride to the island of Cocal for a truly unique cooking experience. Families from El Cocal have welcomed us into their community center to teach us how to cook a  traditional meal. Hand roll tortillas with local señoras, fry your own plantains, and drink from a coconut straight off a tree.

Enjoy the block party & dance to Latin music.

Spend your last afternoon relaxing at the beach and kick off the last night with a delicious dinner and a night out on the town.

Relaxation & Departure

Wake up early for a delicious breakfast and reflect on the week’s adventures.

Sam will discuss how to live while working to better yourself daily.

As our experience comes to a close, we hope you are feeling rejuvenated after spending five days as part of the community.

Take included private transportation with your group back to the airport for your flight back home.