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Since 2001, Smiley Fitness Retreats has been providing expertly curated, amazing local experiences for private and small groups.

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How some of our clients transformed their lives

Wonderful hiking experience in beautiful British Columbia! The hiking trails were amazing with spectacular scenery that included seascapes, mountain views, waterfalls, and old growth forests. With Cat Smiley’s expert guidance and encouragement, I learned a lot about hiking technique and gained the confidence to tackle more challenging trails. I highly recommend Smiley Fitness Retreats to women who want to challenge themselves, too. Than you, Cat, for an amazing fitness retreat that rekindled my love of hiking in the great outdoors.
Monica Williams
Monica Williams
2024-04-19
Cat runs unbeatable experiences, she's a pro in every aspect and has helped so many people, myself included, feel great about conditioning our bodies and recovering from injury.
Nadine Heir
Nadine Heir
2023-10-18
Loved my time with Cat! The experience provided the perfect combination of challenge & encouragement and left me with a boost of energy and confidence. Highly recommended.
Shelley MacLeod
Shelley MacLeod
2023-07-12
This is just the best program! Cat is a professional, truly knowledgeable in fitness and nutrition. She is constantly learning in order to bring the most current info to her clients. The hikes, the fitness, the camaraderie is top notch.
Cathy Lee
Cathy Lee
2023-06-05
I probably have researched every fitness retreat in the country before choosing on Whistler Fitness Vacations. British Columbia is new to me but I wanted to visit for a long time. This was a huge decision for me but my expectations were infinitely exceeded. The hiking is fantastic and trails felt safe, staff professional. Westin is bliss! And of course the owner Cat Smiley is highly recommended in every way. I recommend Smiley Fitness retreats wholeheartedly.
Sarah Jacobs
Sarah Jacobs
2023-06-02
I have interacted with Cat for more than a year. She has always been helpful with any advice I have asked of her. She is prompt to answer my emails with answers to questions, and offers great suggestions for my situation. She's helped me work through business problems I've been having and has encouraged me on my own fitness journey, even though we are several thousand miles apart. She has never steered me wrong, and I'd happily recommend her services to any woman I know that is looking for her unique skillset. Not only that, but have you seen where she works? Oh my! The scenery is so beautiful, I am always in awe at the pictures and videos she posts, and quite frankly jealous I can't be there with her on every single trip. She is truly an inspiration and Smiley Fitness Retreats should be your first and last stop.
Shawn Cunningham
Shawn Cunningham
2023-05-29
Cat offers a no-nonsense style of communication and has a wealth of knowledge from nutrition and exercise to personal safety tips while hiking in the woods. She's funny, caring, and fiercely passionate about what she does. I couldn't imagine a better fitness coach.
Erika Taylor
Erika Taylor
2023-05-29
There is no one more dedicated to helping women achieve their goals than Cat! Her energy is addictive and you know she is there for you to succeed in whatever capacity necessary, yet in a safe and secure manner. I highly recommend working with her.
Sandra J Wilson
Sandra J Wilson
2023-05-29
My recent stay on Vancouver Island with the Smiley Fitness retreat was truly uplifting. The program's focus on exercise, healthy eating and weight loss helped me jumpstart my health and left me rejuvenated and energized to continue my fitness goals. The workouts were challenging but invigorating and Cat Smiley provided personalized attention that kept the group motivated. The retreat location in Parksville, Canada was breathtaking, surrounded by natural beauty. I especially enjoyed the hiking, yoga, and kickboxing. The condos were well maintained and provided a comfortable space for me and my dog to relax and rest at the end of an active day. Cat Smiley was knowledgeable and passionate about fitness and her guidance helped me to persist in making positive changes. I met three other amazing like minded women and am grateful of their friendship and support as well. While there may have been some organizational challenges, it did not significantly impact the overall quality of the program, and Cat Smiley ensured a positive and empowering experience. I highly recommend Smiley Fitness retreat for anyone seeking a transformative fitness retreat!
Holly P
Holly P
2023-04-18
Life Changing Working with Cat Smiley was utterly life changing for me. Overweight and just out of school, I was completely out of shape and looking to get my life back on track. Meeting Cat Smiley was the blessing I could have never possibly imagined. Cat opened my eyes to what fitness and nutrition could be - ENJOYABLE and ATTAINABLE. Cat teaches you how to live a more healthful lifestyle in ways that make sense for you and your goals. She meets you where you are, yet also knows when and how to challenge you to push your limits and see what’s possible. After my time with Cat, I developed a huge passion for health through nutrition that I would’ve never found had it not been for my time in Whistler. Not only do I now understand the components of a balanced meal and eating routine, but I’m passionate about sharing my knowledge with anyone who will listen. Before my time with Cat, I was afraid to even try cooking a real meal, and I overcame and blew through those fears with her guidance, encouragement, and the empowering prospect of being able to truly take care of myself and my loved ones. Hiking alongside Cat in Whistler has truly been the most unforgettable experience of my life, and probably always will be. The scenery in Whistler is utterly breathtaking, and Cat knows all the right trails and lookouts that give you such a sense of accomplishment after a long (or short) hike on the mountains. Being in such breathtaking nature was also very empowering, and gives you a simultaneous sense of calm, accomplishment and strength that is difficult to find in daily life. I walked away from my time with Cat Smiley not only pounds lighter, but feeling stronger, more empowered and able to take on whatever life could throw at me. If ever given another opportunity, I would return for another adventure with Cat at the drop of a hat. If I could go again tomorrow, I would. If you’re seriously ready to make some changes in your life, Cat’s retreat will be a pivotal point in your life.
Christine Epsimos
Christine Epsimos
2023-03-25

Professional Endorsements

Read the International Sports Science Association’s support for Cat Smiley’s career in fitness.

“Cat Smiley is a trusted and competent Certified Personal Trainer for almost 22 years. One of Canada’s leading fitness educators through her unconditional commitment to inspiring people to live their best and healthiest life. she represents the core values of fitness education that the ISSA strives to instill in all our students.”

Dr. Sal Arria

DC, MSS, Co-Founder and CEO of (ISSA) International Sports Sciences Association.

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“Cat’s fitness experience as a world class athlete and personal trainer, alone with authoring over five hundred exercise articles, all come together in a no-nonsense, practical results based program. To achieve your fitness goals, let Cat inspire, guide and support you every step of the way.”

Peter Twist

11 Year NHL Conditioning Coach, President & CEO Twist Conditioning Inc.

Cat Smiley is a pioneer of fitness boot camp trends in Canada.

CBC Radio

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“With the body confidence, functional fitness and renewed motivation that comes from Cat Smiley’s workouts, women can truly prepare for kicking butt in their outdoor endeavors.”

Explore Magazine

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