Weight Crafters is an all-inclusive fitness camp that takes place in a resort setting along Florida’s Gulf Coast. The program was created for individuals who are looking to relieve stress, maximize wellness, lose weight, and improve their physical fitness. Weekly retreats focus on a conditioning process during which guests learn to eat healthy food only at proper times, maintain a fitness routine on a schedule, and get the correct amount of rest. This systematic approach to fitness is meant to break bad habits and help participants implement and maintain healthy routines.
Participants at Weight Crafters have two package choices for their accommodations: Guests may choose to stay at the Courtyard in Madeira Beach, the official hotel of the program, or they may select a reduced program rate and arrange for their own accommodations in the area. Within the program, all prices (including meals) are included within the retreat pricing, with no additional fees.
Madeira Beach, home to Weight Crafters, is located in the Tampa/St. Petersburg region, only 30 minutes from the St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport.
Weight Crafters is partnered with Courtyard by Marriott in Madeira Beach, offering private accommodations or shared accommodations for travelers participating in the program together with friends and/or spouses). Hotel amenities included:
Gulf water views (walking distance from the beach)
Some rooms equipped with private balconies
Microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker
Laundry facilities on-site
Wireless internet and cable TV
Fitness studio, pool, and jacuzzi on the property
Hair dryer and other bathroom amenities
Access to nearby shopping
Participants attending together who share rooms can receive discounted program pricing.
Alternatively, Weight Crafters participants may select to arrange for their own accommodations in the Madeira Beach area. There are numerous nearby hotels, and guests may be eligible to receive discounted rates, if linked through the Weight Crafters website. Note that travelers selecting this option will be responsible for their own transportation between their selected hotel and the Weight Crafters facility.
There is a very strong focus on fitness at Weight Crafters. Participants spend a minimum of 4 hours per day participating in fitness/wellness activities and group coaching sessions. Sessions include:
Cardio boxing and kickboxing
Kayaking (weather dependent)
Pilates & stretching routines
Relaxation and mindfulness routines
Activities take place in a group setting, and are adjusted to the fitness level for each individual participant.
Packages at Weight Crafters include three prepared meals for each participant, along with an optional protein shake if needed, a healthy snack, and hydration each day. Meals are prepared with ingredients intended to accommodate fitness, wellness, and weight loss goals. Guests with special dietary needs will communicate those requests on a questionnaire ahead of their visit. This will ensure those dietary needs are met.
Instructors have the ability to modify all exercises to accommodate injuries, lost mobility, or emotional challenges.
Follow-up resources are constantly updated and can be found on the Weight Crafters website for previous guests.
Local participants, as well as those who seek their own accommodations, will receive discounted pricing. Programs can be customized for private groups, and can include special activities. (Note that private groups and special activities will require advanced notice, and certain activities may be subject to additional fees.) Likewise, Weight Crafters staff will come to a client’s location for corporate or non-profit bookings.
This FitStay is located in Madeira Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The area is best known for its white sand beaches. Fishing charters, boat tours, parasailing, and many other outdoor activities are plentiful.
The nearest airports are St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (regional airport PIE), located just 30 minutes from the property, and Tampa International Airport (international airport TPA), which is also about a 30-minute drive. It is easily accessible through ride-sharing apps, and there are many rental car agencies nearby.
This FitStay is a weekly, all-inclusive, retreat-based program with or without accommodations in a resort setting. Packages are booked at rates that typically range from $2,199 to $2,999 per week depending on package, length of stay, and time of year. Special promotions are frequently listed on the Weight Crafters website.
There are always discounts available to occupational and health professionals, most notably for veterans and active duty military members, law enforcement, EMS, first responders, medical professionals and full-time public school teachers. To qualify for these discounts, guests should call Weight Crafters directly.
Weight Crafters is an all-inclusive, residential fitness and wellness camp on the Florida Gulf Coast, designed to help individuals looking to relieve stress, maximize wellness, lose weight, and improve fitness. Weekly retreats focus on learning to eat healthily, maintain a practical physical fitness and wellness routine, and how to bring these habits home to be integrated into guests’ daily lives. It is a good choice for people seeking a boot camp program with small group classes and personal attention.