FAQs 2017-08-09T15:32:01+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

If your question isn’t one of the FAQs below, just get in touch , our friendly, “No pressure” coordinators will be happy to answer any questions you might have about our life-changing fitness program.

When do the programs start? 2017-04-03T16:11:47+00:00

We are open 365 days a year and each Sunday is a new start date.  The program starts on Sunday and ends on Sunday, however you are welcome to depart on Saturday evening if that works better for you.

Because of our small class size, we fill up FAST!  Normally, we are full three weeks out, but you may request to be added to a wait list if your desired start date is full and we will do our best to accommodate.

Check-in between 2:00 PM-4:30 PM, you may arrive earlier, but your room may not be ready until 2:00 PM.

Check-out anytime by noon on Sunday.  Breakfast is included on your departing day.

How do I know if Unite is the right fit for me? 2017-07-03T22:11:43+00:00

Unite is the right fit for someone wanting a structured environment.  It’s not a “choose your own activity” type of program.  From 6:00 am to 7:30 pm, your schedule is outlined and planned for you.  Of course, we pencil in time for rejuvenation and personal time each day.  Another key point, Unite is for someone wanting a small group dynamic, we never have more than 18 guests at camp, that way we can give everyone personalized care and attention.  Finally, Unite is for someone ready to work hard and make real progress.  The fitness aspect of the program is quite intense, however, we can modify the program to fit all levels.  Ultimately, we want to welcome those who are ready to commit to their health and ready to make lifestyle changes.

Where does the retreat take place? 2017-01-10T14:25:59+00:00

Unite Fitness Retreat is located in Salt Lake City, Utah at the base of the Wasatch Mountain Range.  We are in a beautiful, recreational area.  Our  home base is at the Radisson Hotel.  At the Radisson, you have a private guest room, we eat our chef-prepared meals together in our private dining room.  We also have a private space for life-coaching and stretching and yoga classes.   All of our fitness training takes place a couple of blocks up the street at our 55,000 square foot gym.  The gym is impeccably designed with state-of-the-art equipment, private training rooms, a pool, spa, and executive locker rooms.  One of the best parts about Unite is our proximity to the mountains and unlimited recreational activities we participate in daily.

Will I be working out in a tiny “hotel” gym? 2017-04-03T13:25:18+00:00

Absolutely not!  Our state-of-the-art gym has won awards for being the “nicest” gym in the state.  The 55,000 square foot sprawling space is the perfect setting to get in shape.  With the best training equipment to date, high end amenities, and private fitness rooms, our guests feel right at home in this “no judgment zone” gym.

Do I need to rent a car while I am in town? 2017-04-25T21:34:59+00:00

Nope!  We provide complimentary transportation to and from the airport and we do all the driving while you are in town.  Also, we are in a very walkable area, you are close to everything you’d need, even a sporting goods store, in case you forget something.

What should I pack? 2017-05-22T16:38:08+00:00

This is going to be your home away from home for a while.  Bring what you would like to make yourself comfortable, however, we suggest that you keep these items within reason.  The following is a suggested packing list:

  • Exercise clothes (enough for 7 days)
  • Clothes and Shoes
  • POLAR™ Heart Rate Monitor (FT4, FT7, or A300, or A360 models), we have the FT4 model available for purchase at camp, the POLAR™ brand syncs to our machines and it is required for your safety
  • Clothing for down time (whatever you normally wear when not exercising)
  • Winter apparel-warm coat, gloves, scarf, hat, snow pants, snow boots (if coming during the winter months)
  • Light weight jacket or sweatshirt
  • Swimsuit (pack at least 2) and flip flops (pool shoes)
  • Hat or sun visor
  • Exercise or walking/running shoes
  • Hiking boots or trail walking shoes

Other important items to bring:

  • Toiletries
  • Back pack
  • Cell phone
  • Heart rate monitor (If not included in your program)
  • Camera *optional
  • Sunscreen/bug spray
  • iPod/MP3 player/CD player *optional
  • Sunglasses
  • Books, laptop or iPad, other (for downtime) *optional
How will I do my laundry? 2016-08-20T13:18:52+00:00

We offer a weekly laundry service for all guests.  Each Monday we give you a laundry bag and take your laundry to our trusted cleaners who wash, dry, and fold your clothes.  You’ll get your clothes back the same day!  We charge $3.00/per pound for this service.  In addition, the Radisson also has an express laundry option if you need something laundered right away.  We also have a couple of coin-op options about 15 minutes away.

Is Unite Fitness Retreat covered by my health insurance? 2016-08-20T13:19:12+00:00

Contact your insurance provider to see if a residential weight loss program is covered by your health insurance.  Our program is not covered by Medicaid or Medicare.

What is the mailing address if I want to receive mail while I am at camp? 2017-04-25T21:35:35+00:00

Name:  Radisson

Address:  215 W South Temple

Attention: Unite Fitness Retreat, C/O: Your Name

City:  Salt Lake City

State:  Utah

Zip:  84101-1333

Are pets welcome? 2016-08-20T13:19:38+00:00

Yes, we are pet friendly and your furry friend is welcome to join you!  There are many times throughout the day to let your pet out for fresh air.  A $35.00 cleaning deposit is added to your stay.

Do I need to see my doctor before starting this program? 2016-08-20T13:20:00+00:00

Yes, we require all new guests to receive medical clearance prior to starting the Unite program.  We ask that you’ve been to your doctor within 6 months of starting your program to get the most out of your time at camp.  Verbal confirmation is all we need, unless you have a pre-exiting medical condition, requiring a written note from your doctor.

What does a typical day look like? 2017-05-22T16:38:08+00:00

This is a sample daily schedule (each day is a little different), we really mix it up for you. We want you trying new classes, stepping out of your comfort zone, and discovering your unique fitness journey.

5:45 AMMetabolism Kickstart (coffee or tea and light snack)
6:30 AMRise and Shine Training
7:30 AMBreakfast (Daily goal setting, meet with your trainer)
8:30 AMFat Burn Blast
9:45 AMPersonal training session
10:45 AMBreak and a snack
11:00 AMWater aerobics or fitness boot camp
12:30 PMLunch & nutrition workshop
1:45 PMLife -Coaching (once a week), yoga, or complimentary massage (once a week)
3:00 PMDaily recreational outing, bring a snack to go
6:00 PMDinner
7:00 PMFoam roller stretch
8:00 PMEvening group walk, relaxation, or personal time
Who are the typical clients at Unite? 2017-05-22T16:38:08+00:00

Our clients are all 18 or over, male and female, from all walks of life, and from all over the world.  All fitness levels welcome from the most sedentary to the most active.  Anyone looking to improve their life, whether it’s to lose weight, re-gain your health, get “un-stuck”, or to simply have a vacation where health and fitness are a priority, Unite is the place for you.

I’ve never worked out before, what if I can’t keep up? 2017-05-22T16:38:09+00:00

We customize the program for each individual, no two people are alike so we adjust the level of workouts to suite each person.  You will go at your own pace with the encouragement and right class choices for YOU.

We promise you will have sweat inducing, intense cardio classes and personal training that fits the level of fitness you are at.  Again, you go at your own pace and we modify the intensity of the program to fit each person.

Will I regain the weight I lose while at camp once I go home? 2017-05-22T16:38:09+00:00

This is one of the most common questions we get asked, and for good reason.  Everyone makes progress at camp, it’s inevitable.  You have fitness trainers guiding your exercise, you have chefs preparing perfectly proportioned meals, you have a therapist working with you to combat stress and change behaviors- How can you not succeed while in this structured atmosphere?

The biggest goal we have as a fitness and health business is making sure we equip each person who walks through our doors with the TOOLS they need to make lasting changes.  You will learn a lot, you will make new habits and ditch old habits, you will create a new roadmap for your health.  We also help you create a very effective plan for home before you leave.  So, will you regain the weight once you stop working out 6.5 hours each day?  Our statistics show that about 89% of our guests MAINTAIN or LOSE MORE weight in the following year after leaving Unite, we are proud of that statistic.

 

Why are your rates so low compared to other camps? 2015-09-24T17:11:53+00:00

We strive to have competitve rates and make this as affordable we can. Yes, some programs are priced much higher, but that does not mean the quality is any better. We feel that this doesn’t need to break the bank and we want everyone to be able to attend regardless of finances, we even have payment plans available. One thing is sure, you will be surprised by how much you get and what a great value Unite is, we guarantee it.

Do you need a deposit? 2016-08-20T13:21:58+00:00

A $1,500 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking your stay.  The balance must be paid no later than 14 days before your arrival date.

What payment options are available? 2017-05-22T16:38:09+00:00

Unite Retreat accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, wire transfers, and personal checks.  Please call for more financing options, 866-589-5615.

Is the retreat tax-deductible? 2016-08-20T13:22:33+00:00

Participating in our program for some guests can be tax deductible.  If your doctor has recommended you lose weight to treat a specific weight-related disease (such as obesity, high blood pressure, hypertension, heart disease, depression, high cholesterol) you may be eligible to write off a portion of the program as a medical expense.  You will need documentation from your doctor stating that it’s a medical necessity to lose weight.  Please advise with your tax consultant.

What’s your cancellation policy? 2016-08-20T13:22:58+00:00

Any cancellations must be made at least 15 days prior to the scheduled arrival date to receive a full refund less the non-refundable $1,500 deposit.  All reservations canceled within the 15 days will result in a credit to be used at Unite at a later date.  You are welcome to change your start date, we can be flexible as long as we have availability the day you’d like to change to.  There are no credits or refunds for late arrivals or early departures.

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Outstanding Guest Results (Results Vary)

  • Before and After Weight loss retreat photo
    Lost 50 Pounds at Unite, 20 more at home