Our Story

Our Story

What’s in a Name?

Why do we call ourselves UNITE Fitness Retreat? By definition Unite means “To come or bring together for a common purpose or action.”  Unite was created with that definition in mind by a small group of fitness & health experts, experienced veterans in the  “weight loss retreat” industry, and a passionate entrepreneur with a vision.  In 2011, the idea for Unite was born as this group united to create something special and different than other fitness camps and weight loss retreats.  Because our founders had worked for years in the industry for various other live-in camps, they knew Unite had to be different than what they had experienced before, it had to be THE MOST effective place for people to make major life-style transformations.

Leah Britt, a long time fitness leader who previously worked with Premier Fitness Camp in California, brought her charisma, knowledge, and passion for all things fitness & wellness to the table when she helped designed the Unite program, she wanted Unite to be different then any other retreat or camp available to adults.  Christina Paulos, who worked for Real Life Fitness Retreat in Utah for four years, knew exactly what it took to create an organized and highly effective program, she too knew Unite had to be unique and stand out from the fitness camp crowd.  And finally, Drew Paulos, the brains behind the scenes, a successful Salt Lake City businessman, who recently took home a 2nd place award (out of hundreds) for his entrepreneurial success with Unite Fitness Retreat in the state of Utah.  Drew brought his passion for effectiveness, creating strong relationships, and love of business when the three sat down with a pen & paper and mapped out the plan for Unite, he knew Unite had to be the most effective camp in the United States.

From there, we hired the very best professionals in their fields: Nutritionists, chefs, therapists, life-coaches, personal trainers, coaches, teachers, administrative staff, and wellness gurus.  We knew wellness was more than just hitting the gym and eating right.  Complete wellness required uniting the body with the mind.  Therefore, our name all of a sudden had a double meaning for us.  Not only did we Unite together to create this amazing camp, we were uniting all components of total health: Physical, mental, and emotional.

Unite became about uniting the body and the mind, so real change could happen.

Fast forward six years…Unite has grown into one of the highest rated fitness and weight loss retreats in the country.  Helping thousands of people get on their path to better health.  Unite Fitness Retreat is different from other weight loss camps and fitness retreats, and we think that’s a good thing.


2017-11-18T21:38:52+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Categories: Wellness Blog|