Frequently Asked Questions
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Golden Goal Park
Lake George Region, NY
Who should attend Bella Blast Fitness Camp?
Women — all ages and all sizes — who seek wellness and want to be fit. A key component of Bella Blast Fitness is women rooting for each other’s success in achieving their fitness goals.
What can I expect in a typical day?
Activities are planned from first light to starlight. Each morning at dawn, you’ll have the option to have a group hike through the nature park or jog/walk around the sports fields (or not and wait until after breakfast). Sunrise over the foothills of the Adirondacks is breathtaking and the perfect way to greet the day. Each day will be slightly different mixing VIIT, boot camp, yoga, and more. We also will take on Golden Goal Park’s site-specific Challenge Course through the natural fields and bordering woods. In between high intensity workouts, there will be wellness activities such as yoga, earthing, stretching, and maybe even tai chi. Dinner and then more planned fitness and including Starlight Meditation — an awe-inspiring experience.
What if I haven’t exercised in a long time?
The Bella Blast Fitness program can be adjusted to your fitness level.
What if I want to focus on fitness and wellness but not weight loss?
The Bella Blast Fitness program can be adjusted to your goals.
What is the food like?
Golden Goal takes great pride in the high quality cuisine served to guests. While not the gourmet cuisine found at luxury spas, our professional chef prepares home-made delicious meals in a restaurant quality kitchen.
How is the food for vegetarians?
Delicious! Bella Blast Fitness places as much importance on vegetarian cuisine as on non-vegetarian cuisine.
Do you serve meat?
We serve fish, poultry, and eggs.
What if I have special dietary needs?
Please let us know and we’ll try to accommodate.
Will I be able to purchase food while at Bella Blast Fitness Camp?
Meals and fruit snacks are included. We advise against eating food outside of the Bella Blast Fitness program. That said, you shouldn’t be hungry with nutritious and tasty meals with snacks in addition to hunger-reducing exercising. Of course, we can’t stop you from leaving and purchasing food outside of Golden Goal Park. However, we do insist that you do not bring outside food into Golden Goal Park out of respect to your fellow Bella Blast Fitness guests.
Will I need to bring money?
The cost of Bella Blast Fitness Camp is all-inclusive. You will not need money while at Golden Goal Park, unless you want to pay for laundry service or purchase protein bars.
What should each guest bring?
Please review the checklist that you’ll receive after you register.
Two pairs of sneakers
Comfortable fitness attire for exercise and yoga.
Long pants and a lightweight jacket for evening
Sports bras and undergarments
Slip-on shoes for cabins and bathrooms.
Rain gear (such as a plastic poncho) although rain is unlikely
Sleeping bag (or sheets and blanket) and pillow/pillowcase
Sunglasses, hat/cap and sunscreen
Toiletries and towels
Yoga mat or large towel
Suggested: Gloves for the rope challenges of the obstacle course
Optional: any workout equipment that you like to use at home such as ankle, wrist and/or hand weights
- Who should attend Bella Blast Fitness Camp?
What is Golden Goal Park?
Golden Goal Park is a private residential sports camp and training facility located on 200 picturesque acres in the Lake George Region of New York.
Where is Golden Goal Park?
Lake George Region in upstate New York is the fourth largest summer recreation destination in the United States.
Can I drive there?
Yes. The drive is about three hours from both New York City and Montreal.
Where is the nearest airport?
The nearest airport is in Albany, New York.
Do I need a car while at Bella Blast Fitness Camp?
No. Golden Goal Park has everything on site: lodging, dining, and all fitness activities take place on the campus. If you drive to Golden Goal Park, free parking is available.
How close are the residences to the Sports Park and Nature Park?
The residences are in the Athlete Village which is centered between the Sports Park and most of the Nature Park? The purpose-built campus is walkable in minutes.
Is there a medical facility at Golden Goal Park?
Golden Goal has a designated medical building in the Athlete Village. It is set up for minor incidents such as twisted ankles. There is a hospital nearby.
Where do we sleep?
All guests reside in the spacious cabins of the Athlete Village. The cabins provide an opportunity to meet your fellow guests and offer the experience of a distraction-free retreat.
How are sleeping arrangements decided?
Unless otherwise requested, cabins will be organized based on either home address or work address as we would like our guests to continue their fitness program after their stay. Please register as early as possible should you have sharing requests.
What are the cabins like?
The cabins allow for 6–10 people per room. They offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms. Each guest will have their own bunk, both the top and bottom. Each bunk comes with your own storage trunk at the foot of the bed. Each cabin also has a semi-private area with two twin beds. This area is reserved for those with certain medical conditions such as sleep apnea. Contact us for details on this area.
Where do I shower?
The Athlete Village has a dedicated cabin. The showers are individual with a privacy curtain. There is a separate smaller room should the arrangement be uncomfortable.
Is cell phone / tablet use permitted?
Many guests choose to leave their cell phones in their cars in order to support their experience and those of their fellow guests. If you do bring your cell phone into the facility, Bella Blast asks that you not use it in public spaces. Cell phones may not be used in cabins if a fellow guest is present.
Is there internet access?
Yes but the signal isn’t strong.
How is laundry handled?
There is a nearby laundromat (about ten minutes away). As an alternative, Golden Goal can arrange a laundry service for a small fee to provide daily pick up and fold. Or, bring enough work-out clothes, a large plastic bag and store in the trunk at the foot of your bed.
Is there television?
There is a television in the Media Lounge. However, Bella Blast Fitness includes programming from first light to starlight and we would like you to participate in most if not all of the programmed activities.
is there a safe for valuables?
Is smoking allowed?
Is there air conditioning?
Cabins do not have air conditioning. All cabins have windows that open and the temperature is exceedingly pleasant, ranging from the 60’s overnight to the 70’s during the day. The Media Lounge has air conditioning.
Is there anything to do around Golden Goal Park?
You may want to visit the resort town of Lake George before or after your Bella Blast or have your friends and/or family vacation during the week.
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How much does Bella Blast Fitness Camp cost?
The rate ranges depending on different variables such as when you register. There are varied discounts available. Please check out the Rates page. By participating in Bella Blast Fitness this summer, you can lock in the rate for the next year.
What is the cancellation policy?
If you cancel more than thirty days before the start of the Bella Blast Fitness Camp, you will receive a full refund of all fees paid, less a non-refundable registration fee of $200.
For cancellations between two weeks and thirty days, you will receive 50% previously paid of program costs, less a non-refundable registration fee of $200. If you cancel less than two weeks prior to the start of the Bella Blast Fitness Camp, we apologize but there are no refunds. There are no refunds or credit once started.
Are there Addons to the cost?
What is the minimum number of days that I can participate at Bella Blast Fitness Camp?
What and when are the Early Registration discounts for the 2016 Bella Blast Fitness Camp?
20% off the standard rate during May 10% off the standard rate during June.
Are there other discounts?
Yes, there are group discounts should you want to get fit with your work associates, friends or family members. Please contact us to learn more.
Is Bella Blast Fitness Camp tax deductible?
Below is copied from IRS Publication 502 (2015) Medical and Dental Expenses.
You can include in medical expenses amounts you pay to lose weight if it is a treatment for a specific disease diagnosed by a physician (such as obesity, hypertension, or heart disease). This includes fees you pay for membership in a weight reduction group as well as fees for attendance at periodic meetings. You can't include membership dues in a gym, health club, or spa as medical expenses, but you can include separate fees charged there for weight loss activities.
You can't include the cost of diet food or beverages in medical expenses because the diet food and beverages substitute for what is normally consumed to satisfy nutritional needs. You can include the cost of special food in medical expenses only if:
1 The food doesn't satisfy normal nutritional needs,
2 The food alleviates or treats an illness, and
3 The need for the food is substantiated by a physician.
The amount you can include in medical expenses is limited to the amount by which the cost of the special food exceeds the cost of a normal diet.
You can't include in medical expenses the cost of a weight-loss program if the purpose of the weight loss is the improvement of appearance, general health, or sense of well-being. You can't include amounts you pay to lose weight unless the weight loss is a treatment for a specific disease diagnosed by a physician (such as obesity, hypertension, or heart disease). If the weight-loss treatment isn't for a specific disease diagnosed by a physician, you can't include either the fees you pay for membership in a weight reduction group or fees for attendance at periodic meetings.
Also, you can't include membership dues in a gym, health club, or spa.
You can't include the cost of diet food or beverages in medical expenses because the diet food and beverages substitute for what is normally consumed to satisfy nutritional needs.
- How much does Bella Blast Fitness Camp cost?
How do I register?
You can register online on the Registration page or contact us for more information.
How do I pay?
You can securely pay online through PayPal or over the phone with a credit card or by mailing a check the Golden Goal Park office.
Aside from the online Registration Form and payment, what else is needed to complete my registration?
That's it. Pretty easy.
When does enrollment open?
Enrollment is currently open.
Can I extend my stay?
Unless there are special circumstances, we prefer not to disturb the planned programming and lodging as camaraderie is a major component of the Bella Blast Program.
What time is check in? Check out?
Check in begins at 9 am on July 23, 2016
Orientation starts at 11 am.
Check out is at 11 am.
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What We Believe
Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Ripped or curvy, we all can be beautiful. To achieve, we need to be both fit on the outside and well on the inside. Bella Blast Camp is a unique combination of intensive fitness workouts at a sports camp and an immersive wellness retreat at a nature park --- all at one private location, so you can focus and be the best you.