Schedule

Come experience the beauty of Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo County in central California. Midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo County Wine Country is famous for it’s wines, “healing waters” and breathtaking scenery. We will be embarking on a beautiful, healthy adventure complete with hiking, kayaking, yoga, tours of the some of the treasures of the area, and enjoying local food and wine. Everyday will include physical activities, so please make sure to bring sensible clothing and comfortable shoes. Applicants must have the ability to walk without restrictions. This WILL be an experience of a lifetime.

We will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Paso Robles – each room will have kitchenettes and two double queens at $124.99 per night. Please book your room as soon as you can to ensure there are enough for everyone. It will be a busy time for them too.

Fitcation ’13: October 10 – 12, 2013

Fitcation 13 ActivitiesSan Luis Obispo County Wine Country — Uncork a healthy experience filled with natural beauty and a menu of diverse activities involving local food and wine!

 

SPONSORS

SIP Certified Wines SIP Certified Sustainable Vineyards & Wines
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TRAVEL PARTNERS

Travel Paso Logo Travel Paso Robles Alliance
Paso Robles encompasses amazing wine, food, cultural events & more fun than one small town should contain.
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San Luis Obispo County Visit San Luis Obispo County
The most ideal California destination including 80 miles of ocean coastline, beaches, 300+ vineyards, events, shopping and more!
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SCHEDULE

DAY ONE | Thursday, October 10

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3:00pm to 5:00pm Registration & Check In
Check in at the Holiday Inn Express in Paso Robles, register with Fitcation & pick up your swag bag!
5:00pm to 7:00pm Downtown Paso Robles
Explore downtown Paso Robles with shopping and sampling at:

Note: This time downtown is unstructured, but each of these shops are expecting us! We will browse and stroll at leisure, making sure to head to visit Pithy Little Wine Company and Brown Butter Cookie Company first because these stores close at 6pm. We will all meet up at the Studios on the Park no later than 7pm.

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7:00pm to 8:30pm Wine, Dine & Fine (art) at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles
1130 Pine Street Paso Robles, CA 93446

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8:45pm to 9:00pm Free Time Downtown or Return to Hotel
We have some free time to either continue exploring downtown or travel back to the Holiday Inn Express in Paso Robles for the night, you decide!

DAY TWO | Friday, October 11

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7:00am to 7:30am Grab & Go Breakfast
Fitcation will provide healthier swaps for your breakfast at the hotel
7:30am to 8:00am Gather to Start Day
Everyone meets up in the Fitcation meeting room at the hotel so we can get ready for our day!
8:00am to 9:30am Morning Workout
Start the day off on the right foot with a great workout. We will be working out in Barney Schwartz Park. We will get pumped up with a bootcamp style workout led by Erin Kreitz Shirey of DigDeepPlayHard.com. followed by Yoga led by our very own Kia Ruiz
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9:45am to 10:45am Shower & Dress for Fun
We will be traveling back to the hotel to get cleaned up and ready to go for our fun-filled day in wine country.
Please note: you will not be returning to the hotel until the end of the day. Please plan accordingly and wear comfortable clothes, shoes, hats, and bring sunscreen, layers for the evening, snacks, and a water bottle.
11:00am to 12:45pm Castoro Cellars Winery Tour & Lunch
We will be traveling to the Castoro Cellars Winery in Templeton to tour this amazing winery that also hosts the annual Earth Day Food and Wine Festival. We will also be enjoying a lunch catered by Cahoots Catering and, of course, tasting an array of the Castoro’s world-class wines! We will also be learning about wine as Stasi Seay of Unlock Wine will be on hand to lead us through a fun and casual wine education activity.
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1:00pm to 2:45pm Hike & Tour of Pasolivo
Wander from the world of wines to the opulence of olive oil at Pasolivo in Paso Robles. We will enjoy over 45 acres of trees that are farmed organically and sustainably with an orchard & mill tour plus a scenic hike. We will also get a chance to taste and shop these award-winning oils and stroll the grounds before heading to the next stop.
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3:00pm to 5:30pm Halter Ranch Tour & Hike
We cannot end the day without enjoying a little more of wine country at Halter Ranch in Paso Robles. When it comes to history, sustainability and innovation, this vineyard has it all! We will begin with a winery tour and learn about green building and sustainable farming. After the tour, we will be taken on a beautiful hike to take in the gorgeous scenery and visit the Ancestor Tree.
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5:30pm to 6:30pm Earth Footwear Presentation
We’ll be heading to the Halter Ranch Barn for a special presentation from Earth Footwear, complete with wine and appetizers. Earth Footwear will be bringing along two relexologists for us to enjoy free foot massages, as well as a discount coupon that we can use when we’re near the Earth Footwear store on Saturday!
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6:30pm to 8:00pm Locally Harvested Dinner
We will be ending the day in the Halter Ranch Barn with a delicious dinner including foods produced locally in San Luis Obispo County and delicious regional wines!
8:00pm Hotel or More Exploration
We will have the opportunity to either choose to return to the hotel or stick around downtown Paso Robles for more exploring.

DAY THREE | Saturday, October 12

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7:30am to 7:45am Gather to Start Day
Everyone meets up in the Fitcation meeting room at the hotel so we can hop in vans and drive down to the ocean!We will depart PROMPTLY at 7:45am for Hearst Castle. We will not be returning to the hotel during the day, so please bring extra clothes (in case we get a bit wet kayaking), layers for a chill in the evening, comfortable shoes, hats, sunscreen, snacks, and a water bottle.
9:00am 11:30am Hearst Castle Tour
We’ll begin our tour at the Hearst Castle Theater to view the resident film “Hearst Castle – Building the Dream” on the five-story screen theater. This film was produced exclusively for the Hearst Castle Theater with breathtaking original cinematography combined with vintage clips and stills from the 1920s and 30s. We will be traveling up the mountain to this majestic 165-room palace filled with beauty and history. Stepping onto the grounds is like stepping back in time and magically becoming one of W. R. Hearst’s esteemed guests. We’ll tour Hearst Castle’s most opulent social rooms in the Grand Rooms Tour. After the tour, we will have some free time to stroll the grounds and take in the scenery.
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12 Noon to 2:00pm Lunch & Light Workout in Cambria
The adventures aren’t done yet! We will drive along the coast heading south to the quaint town of Cambria. As we pull into one of the many California state parks, we will see a breath-taking view of the ocean at Leffingwell Landing. We’ll squeeze in a quick beach workout and find our zen moment as we stretch out on the grass. We will also be enjoying a deliciously healthy lunch catered by Robin’s Restaurant, compliments of Visit Cambria.
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2:00pm to 2:30pm Traveling to Morro Bay
As we say so long to Cambria, we will begin traveling south along the coast through Harmony, Cayucos and on to our next destination of Morro Bay. If gazing at the ocean makes you want to dive right in, you’re in luck!
2:30pm to 4:30pm Kayaking in Morro Bay
We will be welcomed by Kayak Horizons in Morro Bay, where we will breathe in the sea air, check out the scenery and become one with the water as we tour along the ocean via kayak. After the tour, we will find another welcome sight of goodie bags and refreshments, compliments of Morro Bay Tourism.
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5:00pm to 6:30pm Dinner & Wine
Many times when people go on vacation, they stop at fast food restaurants to save time. Not so on Fitcation! Eatz in downtown San Luis Obispo features the new restaurant concept of fresh food fast. A healthy alternative for a family on the go!Look for the Twitter feed on the screen as you walk through the doors of this modern-style restaurant – we’ll really fit in there! Not only will we quench our appetite for great food, but social media too. As we dine, we will also be treated to more SIP Certified Wines of the area, specifically from Tolosa Winery – Solar, Sustainable, Estate.
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6:30pm to 9:00pm Explore downtown San Luis Obispo
Now it’s time for some retail therapy! Enjoy the many shops and stores located in downtown San Luis Obispo. Check out some of the one-of-a-kind places like Bubblegum Alley and the San Luis Obispo Mission de Tolosa while in the downtown area. Or perhaps you would like to enjoy a cocktail at Luna Red or a lager at SLO Brewing Company. If you are traveling to the area and stay on a Thursday night, the Farmer’s Market is the place to be for fresh produce, delightful food and lots of entertainment.
9:00pm to 9:30pm Return to Hotel & Rest
As we travel back over the grade to the Holiday Inn Express in Paso Robles, we hope that everyone enjoyed the tours and adventures that can inspire many family vacations, girlfriend get-aways, and wellness retreats here in San Luis Obispo County. There is so much more to experience and explore that we hope everyone will be able to come back and visit again soon!