JANUARY 19-21, 2018

Fun & Fitness 4 Life Weekend

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Fun Fitness Weekend – kick off the New Year with healthy eating and exercise!

Sandy Cove is offering three days of fun-filled exercise sessions featuring the ministries of First Place 4 Health and Body & Soul Fitness. All fitness components will be covered: cardio, strength training and flexibility training – taught with YOU in mind by Certified Fitness Trainers.


During this Fun & Fitness 4 Life Weekend everything from Dance Blast (you love Zumba, right? This is everything you love about it done to great Christian music!) to Power Strength training to Chair Fitness will be offered.


We have something for every ‘body’! Plus Bible based teaching on How to Sustain Your Fitness Motivation by Vicki Heath, author of Don’t Quit Get Fit.


This weekend is just for women – All fitness levels welcome!


Body & Soul Fitness Workout Descriptions:

Basic Techniques of Strength Training
A full body work out incorporating balance, core strength and stability utilizing bands, hand weights and your own body weight. 

Boot Camp An interval workout that combines sports drills, cardiovascular, resistance, core and balance training that is physically challenging, emotionally & spiritually uplifting.

Cardio Strength A cardio workout with warm-up, cool down, and stretching to contemporary Christian music. Low impact with high intensity, beginner and advanced modifications, you choose your level.

Dance Blast   Dancing is taking the nation by storm! Learn a few basic dance steps and burn a ton of calories. Hip Hop, Salsa, and swing, beginner and advanced modifications, you choose your level.

Gold  A cardio/strength workout that gets you moving and keeps you moving! Performed seated or standing.  Designed for beginners or those who need to modify their movements, whether it’s due to injury or certain medical conditions.

Pilates – Gentle stretching and strength for the mind and body, flexibility training, relaxation, core body strengthening using the Pilate method of breathing.

Most workouts will include a chair workout option - All ages and fitness levels can enjoy this workout. This a workout option for “any body” that needs to build strength and endurance in a fun, safe, and effective way. The workout is done seated which is ideal for those with temporary injuries, weight challenges, orthopedic and balance issues, and other medical conditions.



Optional Activities


Early morning Brisk Walk
Join with others and take a 2 mile walk down Sandy Cove Road to Route 272 and back!


Water Aerobics with Sue Sabo
Come get both physically and spiritually awakened for the day! Water Aerobics is a 45 minute in-water workout that, from warm up to cool down, exercises your body while the uplifting praise music awakens your soul to worship the Lord. Guests rave about water aerobics with Sue!!


Early Bird Boot Camp Interval Training
An interval workout that combines sports drills, cardiovascular, resistance, core and balance training that is physically challenging as well as emotionally & spiritually uplifting.



FAST TRACK – Become an Instructor!
Body & Soul Fitness Audition & Training
Are you interested in teaching a faith-based fitness program?
Be approved and train with Body & Soul Fitness!
Apply to be a part of this Fast Track Instructor Training. Fill out your application online at Body & Soul Fitness, click on “Instructors” at the top. Then click “Become an Instructor,” complete the application and hit submit. We will spend one-on-one time with you to answer all your questions during the weekend. Applications will also be available at the session.
Note: There is NO extra cost for this Fast Track Training! It is a bonus for those interested.


Chair Massages
$16 – A portable chair designed for comfort and support is used as massage therapist administers a 15-minute stress-relieving massage designed to enhance circulation, reduce muscle tension and leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Massage is administered while fully clothed. Sign up at table outside Milburn.


Sports Pool & Hot Tub
Open at scheduled hours throughout the weekend. Remember your one-piece modest swimsuits.


The Sandy Cove Bookstore features Sandy Cove apparel and souvenirs, fiction and non-fiction books by favorite authors, Bibles, music, videos, gift items, jewelry, framed art and more! Or drive back to North East, MD for a Main Street that offers many attractive antique shops with treasures from the past, crafts and collectible shops, as well as restaurants for casual dining.



Helen Baratta

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Helen Baratta grew up in the dysfunction of alcoholism, drug addiction, divorce, ending up leading a life far from God. Obese and unable to walk without pain, God transformed her life as she released and now miraculously maintains a 116-pound weight loss. Helen started her wellness journey as a First Place 4 Health leader in 2006 and now on staff as Director of Development. She is a certified fitness instructor by American Council on Exercise and a Body and Soul Fitness Instructor. Helen and her husband, Vince, have two grown sons and reside in Pittsburgh, PA. Helen passionately encourages others to follow God and lead for Him.


Amy Stafford

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Amy currently serves as the President of Body & Soul Fitness. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She is certified as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor with the American Council on Exercise, and has been ministering to women through Body & Soul in Williamsburg, Virginia, for 14 years. She has been married to Steve for 24 years and they have a daughter, Jordan, who is a senior in high school. Amy’s passion is serving the Lord through the instrument of exercise and wellness, and considers it a great privilege to encourage others in their faith and fitness.

First Place 4 Health

First Place 4 Health

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First Place 4 Health believes in the power of Christ to ignite radical, transformative change in our lives, which includes our physical health. Though the journey is never easy, we are committed to helping others pursue whole-person wellness--mental, emotional, spiritual and physical--by looking to Christ as our ultimate Sustainer, keeping His Word at the core of our identity, and cultivating a community defined by truth and grace. First Place 4 Health groups meet in churches, fitness centers, offices, and in homes across the country—having reached over a half million people world-wide. Started in 1981 as a ministry of Houston’s First Baptist Church, First Place 4 Health became a 501(c)3 nonprofit ministry in 2010. To learn more, please visit www.firstplace4health.com.
*All rates are per person and include two nights lodging in the Chesapeake Lodge, six meals, snacks, program and activities. Chair massages require a modest fee.


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Want to arrive Thursday, January 18th or stay after Sunday night, January 21st? Please call 800.234.2683 to add either or both nights to your weekend package. The cost is just $50 per night per person and includes breakfast and lunch. 

   Purchase Online (Credit Card)

starting at $209 quad occupancy

  • 1 Room
  • 4 Registrations
  • 4 Guests Per/Room
$836.00 Total

*Price subject to change via room choice. Total is owed at checkout within 30 days of the event. Over 30 days prior, the first night for 4 people is owed at checkout.

starting at $259 triple occupancy

  • 1 Room
  • 3 Registrations
  • 3 Guests Per/Room
$777.00 Total

*Price subject to change via room choice. Total is owed at checkout within 30 days of the event. Over 30 days prior, the first night for 3 people is owed at checkout.

starting at $309 double occupancy

  • 1 Room
  • 2 Registrations
  • 2 Guests Per/Room
$618.00 Total

*Price subject to change via room choice. Total is owed at checkout within 30 days of the event. Over 30 days prior, the first night for 2 people is owed at checkout.

starting at $419 single occupancy

  • 1 Room
  • 1 Registration
  • 1 Guest Per/Room
$419.00 Total

*Price subject to change via room choice. Total is owed at checkout within 30 days of the event. Over 30 days prior, the first night is owed at checkout.

  Purchase Individual Registrations

If you need each registrant to purchase their own registration you will need to call and have one of our reservation assistants assist you.

 Call: 800.234.COVE (2683) or 410.287.5433

Worried about weather? (Because sometimes it snows…) 

Sandy Cove has a “Good Weather Guarantee” for this event!
Register and then pray for snow. If 3 inches or more of white stuff falls at your house, Sandy Cove, or anywhere along your travel route during the days of the event, we will give you $50 off a future event, just for toughing it out and showing up!

Sandy Cove is a great place to be in a snowstorm – big windows next to a fireplace, a generator to keep the electricity on, staff who will shovel out your car. Some of our best programs have been in blizzards! But if it gets REALLY bad, (like it does about every 5 years) and you just can’t make it here, our cancellation policy for those extreme weather circumstances is very lenient.