• An unforgettable guided Arizona hiking experience
  • Round trip transfers to and from the airport
  • Consultation with Hit the Floor owner, Emily Emanuel,  to discuss a plan of action to achieve your goals
  • Numerous Estate Amenities (Custom pool, hot tub, game room, home theater, home gym with infrared sauna)
  • The kindness and expertise of qualified professionals

Regular Rate

Early Bird Rate

  • Email sent with final reminders

Individual Sessions

Our degreed professionals are recognized by the industry’s top certifying bodies. No matter what your level or limitations, our knowledgeable professional experts will design a workout that is motivating, innovative and current within the fitness industry. Try one of these focuses or create your own: Pilates, Yoga, Interval Training, Resistance Training, Dance, Balance & Agility, ect.


  • Email with details to register for additional services  (massage and individual fitness sessions)

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Natalie Nease is a fully certified level 2 STOTT Pilates Instructor and Certified Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist. Natalie has been teaching in Des Moines for the last two and a half years and enjoys working with a wide variety of clients both on the equipment and the mat.

time and location


The average temperatures in Phoenix in April are upper 70's to mid 80's, with nighttime lows in the upper 50's and lower 60's.  You will receive a packing list for your trip with your final payment in March.

Will you fit in?

Of course!  We have those who travel solo and at the end of the week, have made new friends and relationships that continue even once they get home.  We have everyone from business professionals to teachers and busy parents, grandparents and grandkids, all looking to regain some of themselves back again.  The average age of our participants is 30-65 years, but we welcome both those in their twenties and those in their 80's!  We have those who have maintained their fitness as well as those looking for a jump-start, or a lifestyle solution to better health.  If you have questions about your fitness level, or traveling by yourself, please do not hestitate to contact Emily at

Arrival and Departure

Please plan on arriving in Phoenix on Thursday, April 20th between 2-4pm.  Check-in begins at 4pm.  Ground transportation will be arranged in rental vans based on arrivals.   Please plan your departure for Sunday, April 23rd.  Check-out is 10am.  We will plan our shuttles based on your departures.  You may schedule a later flight, and spend some additional time in Phoenix before you go.  

Please note:  We will do our best to accommodate your air travel times.  If you prefer a private shuttle to/from the airport, you may make your own arrangements.

Your Investment

The cost of the trip is all inclusive, except for your airfare into Phoenix, additional services (massage, private sessions), and optional spending money.  A deposit of $250 is required to hold your spot.  You will receive an invoice for the balance on March 1st and the invoice must be paid in full by March 12th or you will receive a late penalty of $50.  Please read the refund policy.


Early Bird Rate (11/1/16 - 12/31/16): $925/person

Regular Rate (1/1/17 - 2/28/17): $980/person

Rush Rate (3/1/17 - 4/1/17): $1025/person

How much spending money you bring is entirely up to you.  You may wish to bring extra money for shopping in town, or other optional activities.  All massages and private individual sessions must be scheduled and paid for upon arrival.  You will receive details regarding booking and paying for these services through email before the event.


Your Professionals

Natalie Nease, experienced fitness specialist in Des Moines, IA, joins Emily Emanuel, owner of Hit the Floor, on this Health Retreat to Arizona.  They are busy planning your peaks, playtime, and pampering.  Expect to be challenged with a well balance of FUN. 

Delicious Gourmet

Your private Personal Fitness Chef, will prepare your meals for the weekend consisting of exceptional flavor and high nutritional value.  You'll savor a healthy balance of vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, lean proteins, nuts, and healthy fats.  Our philosophy is moderation not deprivation.  

You will also be exposed to the fantastic products of Advocare learning to fill the gaps in your diet with added nutrients.  

**Do you have personal dietary needs?  

Let us know during registration.

Joyfully Energized

We have a wide array of activities planned such as various fitness classes throughout the day, hiking the peaks, enjoying the pool, educational workshops and nutritional seminars.

Your day make look like...

6am-8am: Breakfast

Eat anytime during those hours.

8am-9am: Low Impact Fitness Class

Enjoy pilates or yoga

9am-12pm: Guided hike at the Arizona Sonoran Desert

12pm-2pm: Me time and Lunch

2pm-3pm: Healthy Cooking Demonstration

3pm-4pm: High Energy Fitness Class

4pm-5pm: Me Time

5pm-7pm: Social Hour and Dinner

7pm-8pm: Workshop

​*We love that you can take care of yourself in other ways besides diet and exercise and will provide an opportunity for free time where you can recieve a relaxing massage, enjoy a custom individualized workout with Natalie or Emily, enjoy the pool, or read a book.  

Exceptional Accommodations

Welcome to Phoenix! This beautiful 8500 square foot estate is centrally located and is only 30 minutes from the airport. Vivid desert colors, breathtaking mountain views, sweeping natural beauty and abundant wildlife surround this elegant home. The property sits across from a Phoenix Nature Preserve allowing you access to miles of hiking trails.  

We know you will enjoy everything this estate has to offer!  From its gorgeous views, custom pool, hot tub, home gym, infrared sauna, lighted sports court, game room, and home theater.

​View the slide show- all we can say is WOW!

Room Arrangements

Please note that these are shared accommodations.  Everyone will have their own bed, with only 2 beds per room. Bring a friend, parent, sibling, or daughter and secure your roommate now!

A Health Retreat with Hit the Floor is more than just a fitness vacation or weight loss camp;  it is designed to help you reconnect by stepping out of your normal routine and setting time aside just for you. This trip is a combination of exercise, healthy eating, adventure, and relaxation. You will leave feeling healthier not only in body, but in mind and spirit as well.

Whether you intend to get on track with a fitness routine, want to lose a few pounds, get a handle on stress, deal with an injury, or just have a good time, this is the event for you.

Travel With Us


Meatballs in Pomodoro Sauce atop a bed of Zucchini Noodles.

  • Gracious accommodations: 2 beds per room
  • Exceptional meals (Beginning with dinner on the day of your arrival and ending with breakfast on the day of your departure.)
  • Satisfying snacks
  • A variety of fitness classes daily
  • Multiple health, fitness, and nutrition based workshops daily

Your All-Inclusive Experience

Additional Services

Enjoy the full experience by taking part in some of our additional services.  Additional fees do apply.​​  

Register for these additional services before March 2017.  You will receive a detailed email of all the additional services and their descriptions in January 2017.


Dictate the pressure of your massage and enjoy the relief of muscle tension while increasing circulation throughout the body. 


Montespertoli inspired Chicken. Grilled Chicken breast with roasted red potatoes, grilled zucchini, portabella mushrooms, red onion and fire roasted red peppers topped with a chianti reduction, parmesan, and fresh parsley.

Rush Rate


with Nature

​and Yourself

Chef Justin holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering.  His food journey began when he started traveling extensively for work.  Experiencing regional cuisine within the United States and international fare fueled his desire to become a chef.  He enjoys cooking classic French, Southwest and Mexican dishes.  His care and attention to detail yields delicious and picture worthy results.  He is certified through NESTA as a Personal Fitness Chef.  Diet is such an important part of overall wellness.  He loves helping clients reach their goals and have delicious time doing it.  Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring and Chef Justin brings the flavor.

Your Vacation Package will Include...

Emily Emanuel is a degreed Exercise Physiologist and professionally trained dancer who has been teaching and training clients for over 10 years.  Her fitness specialities include rehabilitation/corrective exercise, and weight loss.  She gives her clients the best chance to succeed with her well rounded approach containing nutritional guidance, behavior modification, and all components of fitness.

  • Final Invoice will be sent on March 1st.  Must be paid by March 12th.
  • Email sent regarding what to bring to the retreat


APRIL 2017

Thursday, April 20th to Sunday, April 23rd 

​4 days/3 Nights


Phoenix, Arizona