Chicks in the Sticks

Chicks in the Sticks – A Women’s Outdoor Retreat

The ultimate in a Women’s Outdoor Retreat, a fitness retreat combining our lifelong passion for horses and enhanced well-being. Endless opportunities to replenish mind, body and soul!  Yoga, Pilates, hiking, therapeutic massage, healthy living seminar, and gourmet low-fat, delicious meals, as well as everything included in the Horseback Adventure Package plus a few extras.

Chicks in the Sticks - A Women's Outdoor Retreat


Chicks in the Sticks 4 days
Women only…come on sisters!

Our Mind, Fitness & Health Retreat
July 12-15, 2024.

This program is perfect for you if you are …

  • looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life and enjoy an action- packed yet kickback weekend with just the girls?
  • looking for balance in your life!
  • wishing you could combine your passion for horses, hiking and healthy living!
  • wanting to rid your life of stress?
  • just needing a mini-vacation and want to do it in the pristine wilderness with Banff National Park as your backdrop and at a backcountry lodge with all the comforts of home!
  • wanting to rejuvenate, renew, and rekindle your energy and spirit!

Julie Leavens BSc (Kin), RMT owner of Benefits Fitness Inc. in Banff, Alberta will lead this 4 day Women’s Outdoor Retreat at The Outpost! A certified personal trainer, pilates/fitness/strength professional and registered massage therapist, Julie has been motivating her clients since 1987 to achieve optimal health and wellness in their lives.  This retreat is your opportunity to personally experience Julie sharing her motivation, energy and passion for fitness, health, horses and the great outdoors.  It is your chance to learn something new, embrace what you already know, and endeavour to be the best you can be!
You’ll get…

  • Organized Hike & Cowgirl Boot Camp session (getting breathless at least once per day is our motto)
  • Yoga and Pilates classes for strength and suppleness and Morning Meditation to calm the body and ease the soul
  • Body Fat and Postural/Muscular Imbalance Analysis
  • Fat Attack:  Winning at the Battle of the Bulge  Seminar
  • 1 hr Therapeutic, Hot Stone, or Relaxation Massage
  • Guided Horseback Riding like you have never experienced before
  • Roundtrip horse-drawn stagecoach transportation to our little bit of heaven bordering Banff National Park and the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch, 3 nights cozy cabin accommodation, all scrumptious, hearty and healthy cuisine included
  • An evening of Country Music entertainment by the campfire and under the stars.

July 12-15, 2024

  • 4 Days – $3,320

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  • Prices quoted are per person in Canadian dollars. Taxes will be added.
  • Groups of 5 or more receive a 5% discount when booked together. Please see Policies.
  • Additional massage available with advanced registration at $100 p/hour.

Chicks in the Sticks is also available as a Bring Your Own Horse if booked as a group.  Prices same as above. Come on sisters, saddle up for the horseback vacation of a lifetime!

Don’t Delay Sign up now only 15 spots available!

Guys, if you are feeling left out….bring your honey and join us for our co-ed retreat,
Wild West Spa Escape  happening August 16-20, 2024 for 5 days, and $4175 per person.
Please call 1-403-762-2767 or email us at if you have any questions or are interested in attending.

Chicks in the Sticks - A Women's Outdoor Retreat