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It’s all about connections!

Monday, January 20th, 2014

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We are about to have BIG perks in the form of FUN (and easy!) contests on our SOCIAL MEDIA pages!

Our goal in 2014 is CONNECT with you awesome instructors, who rock the fitness programs at these stellar resorts and provide lots of happiness for guests.

So MAKE SURE YOU CONNECT with Fit Bodies, Inc. OFFICIAL fan pages~

and check out for regular updates to the “Everything Fit Bodies with Suzelle” archives!

What we post already: *specials, promos for new resorts *keep up with the resort travels of Fit Bodies, Inc. staff! *beach bliss *general “fun in the sun” fitness and yoga inspiration that makes you jump out of your seat and head to vacation paradise!

What we are beginning to post: *INSTRUCTOR OF THE MONTH! Go ahead, let us admire you ;) *Product contests *Trip contests *Photo contests always ongoing!

What you should do to join in? LIKE us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and Twitter. And suggest your fitness-lovin’ enthusiasts and other instructors to like us, too.  The more people connecting with us, the bigger and better the GIVEAWAYS will be!

What YOU should post:  Your enthusiasm for teaching vacations!! – from the class pictures to the perfect sunset, excursion, cocktail or resort staff member. You name it – connect with us!

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*Why are we sending an email about CONNECTIONS?! Because it’s cold and snowy here in Kentucky and nothing brightens the day more than seeing and sharing the sunshine, adventure and charm from the teaching vacations we help create. So there, I guess we are selfish ;-)  But email us your questions or private comments so we can continuously improve the programming we offer to resort guests at these lovely resorts. We value the customer service we offer you, as we hope you do, too :-)

*Positions are open to book through the end of March 2015, always on where real-time booking availability can guide your teaching vacation plans.

Happy and safe travels everyone!



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Suzelle and the Fit Bodies, Inc/Fitness Pro Travel team

Fit Bodies, Inc.
859.341.0830 office
888.382.2719 fax


Breathless Punta Cana: Taking Us Above + Beyond Our Dream Vacation

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

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When arriving at a resort, being greeted with champagne is quite typical. But, having it poured into my glass by an acrobatic team on stilts, twisting and turning to amaze and greet us with beauty, style and grace? Well, that certainly exclaimed, “Welcome to the party!” And it has been a party that constantly offers examples of the classy, fun nature of the resort that has already been seamlessly established.

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Offering Yoga, Pilates and Zumba classes this week has been the icing on the cake!  Sharing my love of yoga through the ability to teach is a gift to me and certainly other instructors utilizing Fit Bodies, Inc. teaching vacation program.  Teaching Zumba to those who already have the “latin rhythm” in their souls and bodies was certainly a pleasure, as most of the guests this grand opening week were from the DR, Mexico and Spain.  Expect the more traditional North American participants on a regular basis but be happy to find the guest or two in your class who can sing along as they cha-cha.

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Breathless Punta Cana is ready to host the array of adult guests from couples, groups of friends, and adult families. Couples get along well here of course but a slightly less-romantic vibe can be found. Open socializing in the evening, making new friends, and experiencing a party nightlife of classy attire and women in gorgeous shoes!   Tables and sitting areas explain it all by offering more than the usual 2 and 4 seat options seen at most adult-only properties.


 What a great entertainment staff! Daytime activities I’ve most enjoyed thus far were the foam pool party and stand-up paddle board lessons, where Francois and the water sports staff take care of everything.  Even SUP yoga classes can be offered if it’s something you teach and the waves, or lack thereof, cooperate.  I hear they are going to continue with the “white party” theme, which is almost like a costume party that adds to the orange and purple color scheme of the hotel.

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It’s all perfect! Even the soft opening I just attended hosted a la carte restaurants and gourmet buffet options. The top-shelf spirits and, of course, 24-hour room service is on par for a fulfilling experience for the experienced all-inclusive vacationer.

 We are excited to offer this opportunity to qualified, experienced and certified instructors of diverse teaching talents providing classes to guests every week, included in the brand’s “Unlimited Pleasure” guest package. Instructors’ schedules will be created by the Fit Bodies, Inc. office in advance so the unique and excellent programming can be utilized by the resort to promote. Therefore, schedules will fluctuate yet also be designed to highlight YOUR unique specialties. We are finalizing the best, largest and coolest outdoor areas for classes to be held as the sun sails on the poolside and, already palm trees cast a nice vibe out for yoga and fitness courses along the beach.

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There is a lot to be thrilled about in regards to the anticipation the guest instructor program will have on regular guest bookings at this resort. Guests and potential guests will be aware of the classes being offered and will likely be choosing a particular week at this resort based on the programming in store. It’s all very exciting and we are excited to have you as part of the magic!

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Suzelle and Lisa have kicked it off “Fit Bodies, Inc.” style and now we want you to continue to rock this resort with formats that match Breathless Punta Cana’s classy, sophisticated, energizing vibe. 

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Happy travels everyone!

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Get fit in paradise! Join Suzele at Fitcation at Breathless Punta Cana

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Fall is now upon us….a most graceful, transitional time of year filled with beautiful temperatures, subtle warmth from the sun, and light, brisk breezes. The perfect time to soak in each and every moment of spending time outdoors before winter peeks around the corner. Come November, the inevitable happens….temperatures quickly drop, bringing that winter chill quickly upon us. So, how lovely would it be to bring some warmth, relaxation, and fiery fitness into your life right as the cold hits?  Here’s a beautiful opportunity to do just that….

b1399Fit Bodies, Inc., Zumba®, and Apple Vacations will be hosting a luxurious fitness retreat in Punta Cana, known as Fitcation, at the beautiful new Breathless Punta Cana from November 18-25, 2013. Here’s a wonderful chance to enjoy a tranquil adult- only resort while having the added bonus of experiencing the exciting world of Zumba® fitness and yoga to the fullest. Led by Fit Bodies, Inc. president, Suzelle Snowden, and ZES Kelly Bullard, this Fitcation will offer bountiful opportunities for Zumba® and yoga, time to connect and interact with fellow Fitcation attendees, as well as ample time to relax and enjoy your luxurious vacation at this brand new resort.

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This is the perfect getaway for whatever your needs may be- whether you desire to escape on your own for a bit, spend a romantic trip with your significant other, or perhaps you wish to gather a group of friends for a fun-filled fitness weekend. As Breathless Resort’s blog notes, “Breathless Punta Cana offers a vibrant social atmosphere that’s perfect for every adult.”


To make this retreat even more enticing (as if you were not already sold at the words “Punta Cana” or “Fitcation”), Fitcation packages always feature some incredible air fare + all-inclusive packages from the following cities: Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, and St. Louis.  To book this dream fitness vacation, simply click HERE… you’re just moments away from having your cold-weather-escape/ pre-holiday workout retreat scheduled!

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Holiday 2012 Greeting from Fit Bodies, Inc.

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Holiday Greetings from Fit Bodies, Inc!
First, this has been a very successful year in expanding program opportunities for many specialized professionals!  We will continue to offer the very best customer service to the best best fitness and sports professionals out there, to the very best locations, too!  The best is yet to come!
We wish you warm, sunny and safe holiday celebrations to bring in the New Year in style!

Holiday Announcements, in this issue:
-     The Premium membership sale continues through Dec 25. This is a 15% savings on all Premium level memberships, including Travel membership offering booking access to every available position. View the sale details HERE! on

-     Last minute availability includes cancellations for holiday weeks, and surprise openings in Jan and Feb. See below.

-      Positions dates are now open to book through March 2014. There is last minute availability or plan further in advance.  Current openings include Christmas 2013 and New Year’s into 2014.

*Dec 30 – Jan 6 at The Ritz-Carlton in Rose Hall, Jamaica. Open for yoga, kids yoga or kids fitness, tennis, or group exercise.  Go book it!!
*Dec 23-30 and Dec 30-Jan 6 at Sunscape Curacao (formerly Breezes Curacao and most of the staff is the same). Curacao also has Feb 10-17 and Feb 17-24 and is a great location for two consecutive weeks!
*Jan 6-13, 13-20 and Feb 3-10 Secrets Aura Cozumel for yoga teachers.
*Jan 13-20, Jan 20-27 Hidden Valley Inn for yoga teachers. Lisa says, “The longer I was there, the longer I wanted to stay.”
*January 6-13 and Jan 27-Feb 3 at Desire Los Cabos for group fitness, yoga, Zumba, cycle pros or pilates teachers.
*Feb 17-Feb 24 Secrets Capri for yoga, pilates or aqua specialists with one other format.
*Feb 24-Mar 3 Secrets Maroma for group exercise instructors.
*Feb 24-Mar 3 Secrets Montego Bay for yoga or pilates instructor.
*PUERTO VALLARTA has wonderful openings for January 2013, check flights into PVR and let us take care of the rest.
*Temptation Cancun is a FUN vacation without skimping on the luxury.  Complimentary transfers to and from the Cancun shopping and tourist district. Great for friends and the social bug solo traveler.  Openings in early and mid-January. Check it out.  One pro came home saying, “The most fun week I’ve had in my entire life!”
As for us, here in Kentucky and Denise in Atlanta and Tom in Washington-We are extremely grateful for the kind and appreciative people we work with everyday.  Thank you for understanding we work tirelessly to make sure every booking is as close to perfect as possible with efficient communication and honest standards across the board.  We are honored to work in this industry with professionals like you.

Best regards!!

Suzelle, Denise, Lisa and Erica at Fit Bodies, Inc plus Tom, at

Fit Bodies, Inc.
859.341.0830 office
888.382.2719 fax
info (at) fitbodiesinc. (dot) com


Travel joy brought to you by Fit Bodies!

Travel joy brought to you by Fit Bodies!

FitBodies VLOG launch

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

The new video blog hosts updated and cataloged episodes of Everything Fit Bodies with Suzelle. Everything Fit Bodies (EFB) expresses the fast paced business of fitness and travel to keep our program users excited and up to date about everything Fit Bodies, Inc.

Currently EFB has been in production since January 2011 and has just produced it’s 60th episode scheduled to air first on Fit Bodies, Inc. front page Monday, October 1, 2012.

Fit Bodies, Inc. Newest Resort is a First, in More Than One Way! Yoga teachers enjoy luxury, eco-friendly destination in Belize.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Fit Bodies, Inc. newest hotel is on a mountaintop in Belize, at Hidden Valley Inn.  Fly into Belize city (BZE), traveling to San Ignacio to make Hidden Valley Inn your next yoga teaching vacation.  Offer two classes per day in relaxed atmosphere of ecologically driven guests enjoying adventure and the finer things in life with preferred “gadgets” of books, binoculars and maps for great trail and wildlife sightseeing in The Mountain Pineridge Forest Reserve.  View everything about this yoga teaching vacation opportunity on

Fit Bodies, Inc. and Hidden Valley Inn team up to offer top notch yoga instruction

Fit Bodies, Inc. and Hidden Valley Inn team up to offer top notch yoga instruction

Yoga teachers login to your account and check out our newest and uniquely luxurious instruction opportunity in Central America. If you are new to Fit Bodies, Inc. click HERE to setup your travel account with Fit Bodies, Inc at so you can begin booking luxury teaching vacations right away.

Host two classes daily with the selection of gorgeous platforms to hold yoga class, overlooking gentle stream or within shade of the jungle. Spend your spare time practicing over waterfalls with wild orchids.  From the pool terrace, spa to free WiFi internet, see all facility highlights.

One of many special yoga areas within the 7200 acre preserve

Hidden Valley Inn is a wonderful place to create your own yoga retreat, taking your students and more out of the studio and into nature.  Fit Bodies, Inc. helps you set this up, contact Suzelle via email HERE.

“Everything Fit Bodies with Suzelle”, episode #43 is a dedicated 4min and 47 seconds to tell you all about Hidden Valley Inn in Belize.  Plus we have a special offer for new bookings at this resort; watch to find out.


Waterfalls within secluded, lush jungle paradise await your exploration

Explore the paradise and serenity provided at Hidden Valley Inn in San Ignacios, Belize

Exquisite array of healthy dining from very experienced chefs at Hidden Valley Inn

Lovely swimming pool and hot tub terrace at Hidden Valley Inn

Lovely swimming pool and hot tub terrace at Hidden Valley Inn

Getting to Peter Island

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Getting to Peter Island:
Guests may fly into Beef Island Airport, Tortola (EIS) via San Juan (SJU), St. Thomas (STT), Antigua (ANU), or St. Maarten (SXM), from Beef Island Airport, guests transfer to Peter Island via our private yacht. Transfers from Beef Island Airport are $60 per person for stays in 2011. This transfer can be reserved any day, and at any time. Please contact the Reservations department with arrival information in advance.

Air service:
The most direct way to fly to the BVI’s from North America is via San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU). Guests visiting from Europe can fly nonstop direct to Antigua daily on major carriers. Frequent connecting service is offered by American Eagle, Liat, Caribbean Sun and Cape Air, with occasional service by other airlines and charter flights. The Beef Island Airport has daily service from San Juan.

Helicopter Transfers:
Helicopter service is available from St. Thomas or San Juan and will land on the island’s private helipad.

St. Thomas arrivals:
Peter Island Resort & Spa is happy to announce a service to make our beautiful private island destination even more accessible to certain U.S. gateways. Our own private ferry will be available on Tuesdays and Saturdays to meet our guests who fly directly to St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. The total elapsed time of this beautiful trip by our luxury ferry is typically 1 1/2 hours including all customs clearance. The ferry leaves from Charlotte Amalie (a short ten-minute cab ride from the airport) which is coordinated through the Tropic Tours Taxi desk at Ground Transportation at Cyril E. King International Airport and arrives at the Peter Island Resort & Spa Marina. The ride is through some of the most beautiful sailing waters in the Caribbean. The times have been arranged to allow for an easy 2 1/2 hour arrival to the airport on departure day and a leisurely 2 hours from the arrival at the St. Thomas airport.

The ferry will leave Peter Island at 9:00 a.m., arrive in St. Thomas at 10:45 a.m., and depart St. Thomas at 3:30 p.m., with arrival at Peter Island at 5:15 p.m. The times coincide with arriving and departing flights from Miami, New York, Boston, Newark, Atlanta, Charlotte and Philadelphia. The cost in 2011 is $70 per person one-way and $125 per person round trip, and includes taxi service between the airport and ferry dock. Seafarers traveling in their own craft may arrive by private yacht or sailboat and dock at Peter Island’s Sprat Bay, located across Drake’s Channel from Road Town, Tortola.

Here are other options:

Between the USVI and British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Ferry: St. Thomas – Tortola

There are four ferry operators offering service between St. Thomas (Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook) and Tortola (West End and Roadtown). Clearing immigration is necessary; trip may take longer than approximated. Proof of citizenship is required.

Caribbean Maritime & Excursions Road Town Fast Ferry
Rates: Adults/$30 one-way, $55 roundtrip. Children 3-11/$20 one-way, $30 roundtrip. Children 2 and under/$5 one-way, $10 roundtrip.
Telephone: (866) 903-3779, (340) 777-2800

Time: 50 minutes between Charlotte Amalie and Road Town, 35 minutes between Redhook and Road Town.

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Smith’s Ferry
Rates: Adults/$28 one-way, $49 roundtrip. Children 3-11/$23 one-way, $40 roundtrip. Infants 8 months-2 years/$11 one-way, $20 round trip.
Telephone: (340) 775-7292

Leaving Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

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Fit Bodies, Inc. Changes coming

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Fit Bodies, Inc and Fitness Pro Travel will have a brand new look in a few short weeks. We have been working constantly for the last few years trying to make our site easy for you to maneuver. The social network thread is working well and we love seeing your comments and assistance to others who have questions. Keep it up!

Fit Bodies, Inc. has grown as you are all noticing. We went from 20 resorts a couple years ago to over 45 with more coming on board soon. The fast growth has perpetuated us toward a bigger better website to afford all the rapidly changing functions needed to handle this expansion. All of our brainstorming of better viewing, easier selection, and more options for choosing a teaching vacation are finally coming together.

You will meet the new site very soon. We are shooting for a January 1st debut. It will appear very similar but better. Some of the changes will be noticeable and some will be subtle. One of the changes I want to mention has to do with the memberships. Currently we have BASIC, TRAVEL, MEDALLION and ENTERPRISE. Those will remain but the changes will be within the memberships themselves. BASIC will still exist as a free account. You will be able to access everything you do now with one exception. There will be a limited number of resorts available to book with this membership. You will always be able to access 15 opportunities that will change on a regular basis. In order to have access to all of the resorts you will need to upgrade to the TRAVEL membership. There are many other benefits that you are afforded with this membership including a referral bonus each time someone you send to us becomes a member of our community. By referring people to our site you will be able to make up the $27 membership fee before you know it just by sending your professional friends to us so THEY can experience theses amazing teaching vacations. The Medallion and Enterprise members also have access to all of the resorts with added amenities and abilities but the TRAVEL membership is all you need to be able to book any resort at any time and earn money too. You can request a check or we can use it as a credit for your next teaching vacation.

Other amenities are afforded our Travel Members such as a reduced change fee and access to more of the networking capabilities on the site.

Email me at with any questions you have about these changes. I am excited about the new site, can’t wait to hear what you think!!

Happy Travels


Thanksgiving 2011 Resort Availability-In a glance!

Thursday, August 18th, 2011


It’s still hot outside but the days are shortening and school is heading back. Yes, this season of “Near Fall” is upon us. Time to Plan a Fall Escape!! There are still wonderful resorts with availability for fall weeks.

Tired of Thanksgiving at home? Or just want a perfect week to escape pre-winter blues? Stay out of the kitchen and have stellar service at a luxury, all-inclusive resort instead. We have awesome vacation options for the fitness specialist!

Here is a listing of resorts and the fitness positions still available to book for Thanksgiving week. So check out your 11/20-11/27 flights options and plan your Thanksgiving escape now.


*Denotes family resort WITH children included with fit pro position. Each resort title links to “Travel Spots” on to read fitness position’s details.

Jamaica (fly into MBJ) availability Nov. 20-27

Couples San Souci, 2 positions group fitness or tennis

Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, 1 position left, group fitness

Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort (two kids under 4 included*) 2 positions left, tennis or kids yoga/fitness

Secrets Montego Bay, 1 positions left, yoga or pilates

Breezes Grand Negril, 2 positions left, group fitness, personal training or yoga

Breezes Trelawny*, 2 positions left, group fitness or yoga

Mexico (fly into CUN) availability Nov. 20-27

Crown Paradise*, 1 position group fitness or tennis

Temptation, 1 position group fitness, zumba or yoga

Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita 1 position for yoga

Mexico (fly into HUX) availability Nov. 20-27

Dreams Huatulco*, 1 position per week indoor cycle, group fitness or yoga

Secrets Huatulco, 1 position per week group fitness or yoga

Read Lisa’s blog about HOW to travel to Huatulco, Mexico!

Bahamas (fly into NAS) availability Nov. 20-27

Breezes Bahamas, 2 positions left, group fitness, yoga or Zumba

Curacao (fly into CUR) availability Nov. 20-27

Breezes Curacao*, 2 positions left, group fitness, yoga or Zumba

Dominican Republic (fly into PUJ) availability November 20-27

Barcelo Punta Cana*, 3 positions left, group fitness, tennis, personal trainer or Zumba

Fit Bodies, Inc. staff is always around to help you with your next teaching vacation plans. Direct any questions to us at

Login to your to book your Fit Bodies, Inc. teaching vacation today! If you’re new to this program, creating your fitness or tennis professional account at is free and you instantly have access to view teaching vacations YOU qualify for!

Enjoy a beach sunset for Thanksgiving this year

Enjoy a beach sunset for Thanksgiving this year

Yoga New Year New Awakening Retreat

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Experience the luxurious Couples Swept Away Resort in Negril, Jamaica during Fit Bodies, Inc. special yoga week. This unique, all-inclusive Mindful-Body Experience will feature yoga teachers from Cincinnati and Atlanta offering a multitude of class styles and more. We are pleased to present “Yoga New Year New Awakening” January 2-8!
Couples Swept Away is nestled on 19 acres of Negril’s sparkling Seven Mile Beach. There are lots of activities on and off the resort’s property and Couples’ exceptional fitness facility to enjoy when not participating in a yoga session. Exquisite dining summed up in a word-divine.

Yoga sessions will include, but not limited to, Ashtanga vinyasa, partner, Gentle flow, The Rocket vinyasa, Yin & Ayurvedic Meridian, Thai massage and yoga therapy sessions. This retreat hosts a variety formats from vigorous and gentle yoga and meditation plus discussion sessions to enhance your yoga experience.

We are now accepting room reservations and retreat registration! Click HERE. Room rates start at $501 per night based on double occupancy. 

Mike Burgasser will have partner yoga, Thai massage, and Yin and Ayurvedic Meridian Yoga. He's from Cincinnati, OH

Mike Burgasser will have partner yoga, Thai massage, and Yin and Ayurvedic Meridian Yoga. He's from Cincinnati, OH

Sue Hopkins will host Gentle vinyasa, Yoga Therapy, Yin Yoga, and Restorative. She's from Atlanta, GA

Sue Hopkins will host Gentle vinyasa, Yoga Therapy, Yin Yoga, and Restorative. She's from Atlanta, GA

Amber Jean offers The Rocket vinyasa and Ashtanga, from Cincinnati, OH

Amber Jean offers The Rocket vinyasa and Ashtanga, from Cincinnati, OH

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