If your question isn’t one of the FAQs below, our friendly, “No pressure” coordinators will be happy to answer any questions you might have about our life-changing fitness program. Our toll free number is 866-589-5615.

When do the programs start?2017-04-03T16:11:47-06:00

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?2021-07-17T18:10:38-06:00

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 30 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?2023-06-20T11:32:40-06:00

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 private home base includes a large, open dining room, yoga room, offices, and restrooms.  Just next door, you’ll find the Courtyard by Marriott, where we have a block of rooms, just for Unite guests.   You now have the option to upgrade  your accommodation and stay at the nearby Element or Lé Meridien hotels, just a short walk to our home base.  Our fitness and exercise classes take place at our private state-of-the-art gym is just a few minutes from our home base.  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?2023-11-09T12:45:04-07:00

Absolutely not!  Our state-of-the-art private gym has everything you need.  Break a sweat with our NordicTrack treadmills, rowers, ski erg, stationary bikes, ellipticals and more.   We provide Rogue strength and conditioning equipment, a beautiful outdoor fitness area, relaxation room, bathroom and changing room, eucalyptus towels, and garden area for enjoying a break and snack.

Do I need to rent a car while I am in town?2017-04-25T21:34:59-06:00

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.

Do I need to see my doctor before starting this program?2023-11-09T12:42:29-07:00

If you have a medical condition we need to be aware of while you are with us we do ask for a medical clearance form (provided) to be completed by your doctor.   In our pre-care process we will send a medical waiver you may fill out if you do not have a medical condition.   We are partners with several doctors nearby our facility if you need to see a doctor while in town for any reason.

What should I pack?2021-03-24T10:30:55-06:00

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
  • Heart Rate Monitor (that displays on your heart rate on your wrist).  We have POLAR™ M200 Models available for sale or rent
  • 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
  • Camera *optional
  • Sunscreen/bug spray
  • Sunglasses
  • Protective face mask
How will I do my laundry?2023-11-09T12:47:38-07:00

The Marriott has a coin-op option on site, we provide detergent.  The Marriott also has a same day dry cleaning/laundry service, ask the front desk for details.

What airport do I fly into?2019-09-28T19:34:56-06:00

You will fly into Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) to attend your fitness retreat. We will provide a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport to the Marriott.

Is Unite Fitness Retreat covered by my health insurance?2016-08-20T13:19:12-06:00

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?2017-12-23T10:37:49-07:00

Name:  Unite Fitness Retreat Office

Address:  931 Simpson Avenue

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

City:  Salt Lake City

State:  Utah

Zip:  84106

Are pets welcome?2023-06-20T11:41:18-06:00

Yes, we are pet friendly and your furry friend is welcome to join you!   We offer pet friendly rooms at our sister property next door at the Hyatt House for an extra $50/night.   There are many times throughout the day to let your pet out for walks and Salt Lake has numerous dog parks and dog friendly hiking trails.

Is it possible to work while I am participating in the program?2024-01-31T12:02:41-07:00

Sadly, not all of us can disconnect from work 100% while participating in the program. Don’t worry, we get it. Many of our guests who attend (especially) long term stays, must work while at Unite. You will have time to get it all done and still participate in the majority of programming. You will have a desk in your room, free wi-fi, and a business center for your convenience.

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What does a typical day look like?2021-11-01T11:09:10-06:00

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.

6:30  Metabolism kickstart (Protein Shake)
6:45   Rise and shine training
7:30  Breakfast 
8:30  Fitness class (boot camp, intervals, cardio workouts, etc.)
9:45  Personal training 
10:45  Break and snack
11:00  Fitness class (boxing, water aerobics, spin, etc.)
12:00  Lunch & nutrition workshop
1:15  Daily recreational outing (hiking, sports, etc.)
4:00  Rejuvenation (yoga, life-coaching, or massage)
6:30  Dinner
7:30  Relaxation and personal time
Who are the typical clients at Unite?2017-05-22T16:38:08-06:00

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?2017-05-22T16:38:09-06:00

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?2023-11-09T12:48:33-07:00

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 for 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?2015-09-24T17:11:53-06:00

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?2023-11-09T12:49:16-07:00

A $1,500 deposit is required at the time of booking your stay.

What payment options are available?2017-05-22T16:38:09-06:00

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?2016-08-20T13:22:33-06:00

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?2016-08-20T13:22:58-06:00

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.