Fitcation is Taking Applications–Twitter Party July

Fitcation, a healthy blogger retreat organized by the Mamavation campaign, has just opened up applications. This year our excursion is to Paso Robles, California in October. It’s just in between Santa Barbara and San Francisco and is beautiful wine country. During this weekend bloggers will be doing several activities such as hiking, touring vineyards and farms, wine tasting, kayaking, shopping, doing Crosfit, yoga, and plenty of sight seeing at Hearst Castle and other places. And finally, some amazing swag bags are being assembled with natural food, fitness and parenting products. It’s going to be an amazing journey and only available to bloggers. Half the tickets have already gone to Mamavation members, but the other half will be open to applications. Tickets will be $200 and they include all activities and most meals. You will still need to get yourself to the location and get a hotel room. Each blogger participant is asked to sign a contract promising to post within two weeks and live tweet the event using specified hashtags. You don’t have to be a mom, but you do have to be female and an active blogger. Announcements of who will be cleared to purchase tickets will be after July 15th.

Here is a video from our sponsor with one destination we will be visiting. Halter Ranch is a sustainable vineyard that sources to over 100 different wineries.

And after seeing those sights, I’m sure you are interested in more details about the event:

Fitcation Details

Blogger Retreat Date: October 10-12th
Location: Paso Robles, CA. Beautiful wine country friendly to families.
Schedule: Check this out!
Main Sponsor: SIP Certified Sustainable Vineyards and Wines
Additional Sponsors: Paso Robles Travel Bureau, San Luis Obispo Travel Bureau
How to Apply: Please fill out this form

Help us celebrate with a Twitter Party!!! On Wednesday, June 19th from 7-8pm PST (10-11pm EST) join us on twitter with the #Fitcation13 hashtag and we can chat about healthy traveling, gourmet health food, wine, and wellness. And we will be doing some giveaways with some of our swag bag sponsors for the event.

Twitter Party Details:

Date: Wednesday, June 19th from 7-8pm PST (10-11pm EST)
Hashtag: #Fitcation13


  1. Sante Makeup Gift Set (3 winners)
  2. New Balance tennis shoes (3 winners)
  3. Bobs Red Mill $50 Gift Certificate (1 winner)
  4. Rock My Run membership (3 winners)
  5. Body Physica Intense with Lisa Johnson HIIT Training DVD (3 winners)
  6. Earth Footwear (3 winners get first pick of fall line in August)


1. @Bookieboo–Hostess
2. @Momma_oz–Co-host in charge of Giveaways, Mamavation ticket holder
3. @SiptheGoodLife–Main Sponsor of event
4. @EarthFootwear–Swag Bag Sponsor
5. @Sante_USA–Swag Bag Sponsor
6. @NewBalance–Swag Bag Sponsor
7. @RockMyRun–Swag Bag Sponsor
8. @LisaJohnson–Swag Bag Sponsor
9. @bodhi_bear–Mamavation ticket holder
10. @monicazyoung–Mamavation ticket holder
11. @littlemamajama–Mamavation ticket holder
12. @ResaMichelle–Mamavation ticket holder
13. @simplyjunebug–Mamavation ticket holder
14. @gfunkified–Mamavation ticket holder
15. @way2gomom–Mamavation ticket holder
16. @insightsbyapril–Mamavation ticket holder
17. @jeanae–Mamavation ticket holder
18. @pamelamkramer–Mamavation ticket holder

To Enter we want some help promoting the party. Please make sure to share this post on two of your favorite platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Then during the party, we will be randomly selecting winners via live tweets. The more you tweet, the more you are entered to win. We are looking forward to a fun time!

Here is a sample tweet for you to use:

Sample tweets:

Join #Fitcation13 Application Party. Healthy blogger retreat in Paso Robles, CA! Celebrate 6/19 7pm PST,


BLOGGER VACATION in Paso Robles, CA! Join us to celebrate application for #Fitcation13 6/19 7pm PST,

Please RSVP by hitting the Linky below and leaving your twitter name. Thank you!

Fitcation ’12 – Sponsor – Leading Lady Bras

Leading Lady is a premiere intimate apparel company dedicated to creating comfortably functional, remarkably affordable, stylish and easy-to-wear bras, camis and sleepwear. A family owned and operated business, Leading Lady has been expertly tailoring nursing and full figure bras for top brands and retailers across North America for more than 70 years.

Leading Lady’s comprehensive line of nursing and full figure intimates – including sexy stretch lace wire-free and underwire bras, supportive and seamless sport and yoga bras, and cozy sleep and leisure bras – can be purchased directly on

Leading Lady is proud to celebrate “Leading Ladies” everywhere through its products, programs and philanthropic activities. Leading Lady is dedicated to arming new moms with the support – physically, intellectually and emotionally – they need to nurture their babies through breastfeeding and committed to supporting a variety of organizations and issues relevant to women across the country.

We are proud to have Leading Lady as a Fitcation ’12 Sponsor.  Thank you for providing each of our attendees with Leading Lady Bras and Dinner Saturday Night!

Learn more about | Twitter/LeadingLadyBras | Facebook/LeadingLadyBras | Google+

Fitcation ’12 Sponsor – Hoopnotica

If you have ever tried to use a hula hoop or have since  tried to teach your little one proper hula hooping techniques, I am sure you noticed the different areas of muscle it took to use it.

Hula Hoops have been around for some time, but not like Hoopnotica’s.  Hoopnotica is a non-impact, fat burning workout that burns anywhere from 400-600 calories per hour.  They have hoops for travel, for pregnancy, for high performance and even hoops that light up.

Thank you Hoopnotica for hosting our second days fitness class and for the hula hooping supplies to take home.

Learn more about | Twitter/Hoopnotica | Facebook/Hoopnotica | Youtube/Hoopnotica

Fitcation ’12 – New Balance

New Balance is one of the most recognized companies for athletic footwear and apparel.  Shoes for men, women and kids in everything from running, cross country to even baseball shoes.

For over 100 years,    New Balance donates time to their community with over 4,000 hours of service last year alone.  They are also taking initiative with environmental issues.  The New balance box is made from 100% recycled paper and the ink is 100% soy based.

Thank you to New Balance for putting athletic shoes on each of our Fitcation ’12 attendees.  We are to proud to call New Balance a Fitcation ’12 Sponsor.

Learn more about | Facebook/NewBalance | Twitter/NewBalance

Fitcation ’12 Sponsor –


SIP Certified sustainable California vineyards is a California wide program that certifies wines from throughout the state.    SIP Certified goes beyond the USDA Organic certification process and looks at the whole picture, addressing habitat conservation and pest management plus certain aspects of farming that organic does not include like water, air quality, social equality and economics.

SIP Certification and the farmer it works with commit to protecting both our natural and human resources.

We are proud to have SIP Certifited as a Fitcation ’12 Sponsor.  Thank you for providing wine with our dinner from Paso Robles vineyards and The Good Life Organic Vineyards.


Learn more about | Facebook/sipthegoodlife | Twitter/sipthegoodlife

Fitcation ’12 Sponsor – Dole Foods

Since 1851, Dole Foods Company has been producing high quality fresh fruits, vegetables and has grown to over 200 products.

Dole has also created the Nutrition Institute filled with nutritional news, food facts, and resources further lending to their status as an industry leader for nutrition education.

Dole’s efforts do not stop with nutrition they are also working on conservative efforts with its “Recycle and Reuse” policy by conserving materials, reducing waste and maximizing efficiency throughout the supply chain and reducing it’s carbon footprint.

We are proud to have Dole Foods as our 2012 Fitcation Sponsor, providing us with nutritious snacks and helping us continue the fight against obesity.


Learn more about Dole here: | Facebook/Dole | Twitter/DoleNutrition | Nutrition Institute