Crafting connections in the world's most inspiring places through fitness and adventure


What is a Fitness Retreat with Grown Strong?

A fitness retreat with Grown Strong is more than just a getaway—it’s a transformative adventure that combines the thrill of travel with the empowerment of fitness. Set in some of the world’s most breathtaking locations, each retreat is thoughtfully designed to inspire, challenge, and rejuvenate. Participants will engage in a variety of workouts tailored to all fitness levels, immerse themselves in local cultures and landscapes, and savor some of the finest foods around.

This experience is an opportunity to break free from routine, dive into the beauty of the unknown, and connect with a community of like-minded individuals. With Grown Strong, you’ll embark on a journey that uncovers strength, adventure, and friendships that last a lifetime, all while fostering a deeper connection with the world around you.

Hear From Our Happy Adventurers

"Portugal was a dream! Truly had nonstop fun and made so many lifelong memories and friends. Meeting so many like-minded people who enjoy fitness while vacationing was the best part. The Grown Strong team did an amazing job and had everything perfectly organized for a smooth and fun-filled week including daily workouts, incredible activities, and delicious food. Couldn’t be happier with my time spent with Lauren and Ras and their team. Obrigada!"



Portugal Retreat

Time of my life! I signed up for this retreat not knowing anyone or what to expect. I left with countless memories, life long friends, unique experiences, and several new fitness/lifting tips. This trip fueled my soul- can’t wait for the next one!


Bali, Portugal, & Barcelona Retreat

I've been on three retreats so far and I want to keep coming back!

Lauren and Rasmus are so fun to travel with, and having all the activities and food and transportation planned makes it really easy to relax and enjoy. It's a perfect blend of fitness and exploring a new country. And I always leave so grateful for for people I've met and the experiences we've shared. 10/10 would recommend :)


Portugal & Bali Retreat

Great experience, great people. The planning was impeccable, the execution was even better. Lauren and Rasmus are very personable with great attitudes. The whole Grown Strong team is fully invested in each participants enjoyment and growth. I would/do recommend joining a retreat with these amazing people.

Looking forward to signing up for another retreat in the near future.



I'm currently crying my eyes out in the elevator because I will miss you all so much. Thank you for the most life changing adventure.


Portugal, Barcelona, & Nicaragua Retreat

This was our third Grown Strong retreat and I can’t say enough amazing things about these trips. Rancho Santana in Nicaragua was breathtaking and we had a blast. It was a great balance of relaxation and adventure. As fun as it is to explore new places and cultures, the friendships we make on these trips are the best part. I know that sounds cheesy but it’s so true. This past year, we went to two weddings of friends we’ve made over the years on these trips. Lauren, Ras and Rachel work so hard to give us all a special experience and also to help us get to know each other as well as them. It’s a cool bond I can’t explain, you just have to go for yourself to find out!


Nicaragua Retreat

The Grown Strong group put together an incredible trip to Nicaragua. Every detail was considered and Lauren, Rachel, and Ras were an amazing team to learn and grow with. So happy to have had the opportunity to be a part of this Grown Strong family!


Portugal Retreat

The retreat was marvelous, I enjoyed every minute of it. The hotel was beautiful, the food and events organized amazing. All the participants of the group were friendly and fun to hang out with. The coaches and Organisation were flawless


Portugal, Barcelona, & Nicaragua Retreat

Amazing experience, Only buy olive oil extra virgin and in a dark bottle.
Make bread with grandma any chance you get.
Wine is served best with bread, while swimming In an elegant pool and sharing with good friends
Crossfit is hard no matter where you do it.
Sometimes you have to drive a ways - to experience beauty
Working out on the beach during sunrise is magnificent
The End of the World is a pretty amazing place.
Take a deep breath, look around an enjoy God’s beauty.


Barcelona & Nicaragua Retreats

This was one of the most well thought out and well planned group trips I have ever been on. Every activity and meal was top notch, along with the gym and workout environment, and location of Barcelona, Spain. Lauren and Rasmus ensure each participant is included and well cared for in every activity. Truly one of the best trips I have ever been on. I am so grateful I put my trust in Lauren and Rasmus! And you just can’t beat being trained by the best! Worth every penny!!


Portugal Retreat

I had such a fun week and can't wait until the next trip!


Portugal & Bali Retreat

Our trip to Portugal was postponed due to COVID, but it was definitely worth the wait! It was a week full of great company, fun workouts, delicious food, and many memories made. I highly recommend attending their fitness retreats! It will be an experience you won’t forget!


Portugal Retreat

Best experience on a retreat. All the staff was very accommodating & had a very remarkable experience & would definitely attend another retreat.


Barcelona Retreat

This trip was simply amazing! From the warm welcome at the airport I knew this experience was going to be epic. The itinerary was non-stop action packed and executed very well. From site seeing in the city, beach day activities, all the food and wine tasting!! Left this trip with 20+ new friends who all love the same things. Food, adventure and fitness!
I will certainly be back for the next one!


Nicaragua Retreat

I loved exploring a new country with like minded people! All the logistics went smoothly and the workouts and excursions were great. I cannot wait to attend another retreat. If you are thinking about attending one, just do it!


Bali Retreat

Dear Lauren, Rasmus, and my Bali fit crew,

I bought this trip spontaneously in the midst of a sleep deprived cry and almost didn’t come.

But thank GOD I did come. I have met a group that made me want to believe in myself again. I am boarding this plane feeling hopeful and reset, ready to face all the challenges life has when I get home.

All of you provided me with that strength and are the kindest friends I have ever had the opportunity to make. This was the best week of certainly my year, probably my life. I can’t thank you all enough for affording me this opportunity to feel that spark again, to want to be happy and meet people, take care of myself because I deserve all of those things.