Every month we're reaching out to our sales team to see what common questions they're currently being asked, and you'll be surprised, they're never the same! All of these questions and answers can be conveniently viewed below, sorted by month because, seasons change, and so do questions! If there's a question lingering in your mind, feel free to ask away in our comment box below, or reach out to our sales team!
Recent Frequently Asked Questions
Previously Asked Questions
All-inclusive here at Rock Springs Retreat Center is more than what’s included in your rate. We also are all-inclusive to adult guests of all ages, gender, and fitness level.
Our goal is to provide an environment where everyone feels welcome, challenged, and accomplished. Our expert trainers will meet you where you are today in your fitness journey and take you to the next level.
We provide a minimum week-long, all-inclusive, customized boot camp experience for all fitness levels. We host weekly workshops on nutrition and related topics within a typical 7-hour training schedule.
• Your entire fitness training program with up to 7 hours of fitness each day
• Arrival and departure fitness assessment
• Lodging accommodations
• Customized meal plan including 2 healthy snacks per day
• In-room WiFi
• 14-Day At-Home Plan including 12 days of our chef-prepared recipes
• Access to all property amenities
We believe transparency in pricing is important. Please refer to our rates (Fitness Retreats or Weight Loss Retreats) for a complete list included in every package we offer.
If you choose to purchase merchandise or accessories from our general store or schedule any additional services and activities, additional fees or charges will apply unless otherwise specified in your package. The additional services would include (but are not limited to) massage, spa services, personal training, nutrition consultation, or life coaching from our instructors.
We partner with a third-party financing company to help you with the financing of your stay. Check out Upstart for their rates and application process.
This really depends on your insurance. You will need to work with your doctor and your insurance company to determine your available coverage. To start the process, work with your doctor to declare a medical necessity and submit for reimbursement through your insurance medical savings account. We've provided a form to help with this process which can be downloaded here.
On average, women lose between 4-6 pounds per week, and men lose 6-8 pounds per week (we know – it’s not fair!). But everyone responds differently to the program. Most likely, your body is not accustomed to a daily fitness regimen of 6-7 hours, so you may react differently than other guests. Some guests retain water during their stay and lose the water weight when they go home to a regular routine.
Some guests lose more than the average. We encourage you to look at your success in a holistic way and measure your success with multiple items: weight loss, inches lost, increased strength, increased mobility, increased endurance, body fat loss, and feeling better both mentally and physically. While weight loss may appear to be the goal, we’ve found our guests realize so much more in addition to the overall weight loss.
Our classes are 7 hours of various levels of movement and education throughout the day. Before you begin any classes, a trainer will work with you to address any physical limitations you may have to meet you at your current physical level.
Your safety is our top priority.
Overall, we focus on a whole-body workout that combines strength, mobility, cardio, and recovery throughout every day. We will do everything from HIIT, Weight Lifting, Boxing, Hiking, Biking, Yoga, Spin, and aquatic. Our schedules change each week so that we provide a wide variety of classes during the entire length of your stay. However, we also balance that variety with repetitiveness, so you feel confident in walking away with the knowledge to continue your fitness activities when you return home.
Yes and no. Each of our classes is uniquely designed to challenge guests of all fitness levels. This is accomplished by the vast experience of our trainers, who can provide modifications for every exercise based on your specific fitness level. So, we have group classes where all fitness levels are together and classes that are grouped by fitness level. Rest assured, you will be challenged based on YOU and not the person next to you. Our typical guest-to-trainer ratio is 15:1, so you will always have the personal attention you need to have a safe and challenging workout.
We won’t lie; there is a certain level of competitiveness that naturally comes out in most guests during their stay. But that competitive spirit is most often you competing with yourself. Where you want to do more, you push yourself to achieve your goals. And you find the fire from within. It doesn’t happen for everyone, and that is certainly just fine with us. This is YOUR JOURNEY. We’re simply here to be your coach, accountability partner, and friend all along the way.
Your first class each day will start at 7:00 am, with breakfast being served at 8:00 am. Each day you will review your accomplishments from the day before and set new goals for the day. Then you work through a variety of classes that take you through the peaks and valleys of fitness intensity. Your last class of the day will end at 5:30 pm. As for meals, again, breakfast is every day at 8:00 am, lunch will be served at noon, your afternoon snack at 3:00 pm, dinner at 5:30 pm, and an evening snack that you take back to your room. The rest of the evening is all yours! You may find that the intensity of the training regimen prompts a natural desire to ‘wind down’ during the evenings.
We encourage you to relax, enjoy a nice slow walk, read, and take advantage of the recovery therapies available in our Serenity Spa. The exceptions to the schedule are on Thursdays and Sunday’s which are half days; after all, your body needs recovery time! Breakfast and lunch on these days will be “take-home,” so you can enjoy your meal anywhere on or off the property. However, we will serve dinner in the Mess Hall both evenings.
Strictly speaking, participation is entirely at the discretion of our guests. This is YOUR JOURNEY. Communication and goal setting are key elements to a successful experience. We encourage you to talk openly with your training during your initial meeting and develop the plan of participation needed to reach your goals. We will use this information to be your accountability partner during your stay. Ultimately – this will set you up for success both during camp and beyond. It is entirely up to you.
The Rock Springs Retreat Center chefs cook real, healthy food during your stay. We have a fixed meal each day. If we’re ever serving a meal that isn’t appealing to you, we always offer a tasty chicken dinner as an alternative.
We recognize that you may have special dietary restrictions, allergies, or intolerances that need to be accommodated. Simply let us know about these items, and we’ll happily adjust your meals to these needs.
Our nutrition philosophy easily supports lactose-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, and pescatarian dietary restrictions. Please contact a Rock Springs Retreat Center consultant about our approach with other dietary restrictions.
Rock Springs Retreat Center spans across 200 acres of rolling countryside. Our guest cabins are located between the main lodge and the Whippy Barn. Each cabin has different configurations of singles, doubles, and suites, with access to indoor and outdoor common areas. Click HERE for more information about our cabins.
In addition to our guest cabins, Rock Springs Retreat Center features a pool area located conveniently in the heart of our village area for both training program usage and recreational swimming during non-training hours. Click HERE for more information about our on-site activities.
Cabins have mixed genders; however, the shared rooms within the cabins do not (unless a guest books a room to share with their friend/family/spouse, etc). If you select a shared room for your stay, you will be paired with a roommate of the same gender. This is designed to provide a comfortable environment for all guests, allowing everyone to enjoy their stay without feeling uncomfortable about who is in the same room.
Cabins share a common space where a sink, microwave, refrigerator, and laundry facilities are available. If you prefer privacy, our suite has all of the amenities, direct room access, and the ability to lock and not go through the shared common space.
We have a promotion going on right now with our Summer HOT HOT HOT Deal* where both you and your friend can save 10% off of your stay if you book between now and 8/19/22 for a stay arriving on/before 9/7/2022! If you would like to come at a later date, there are discounted rates available for stays that are 4 weeks or longer. For more information on our rates, check out our pricing for Fitness and Weight Loss Retreats.
*Promotional period has ended since the time of publication. Be sure to follow us on social and sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when our next promotion is!
Yes. We are a private facility where only Rock Springs Retreat Center guests and staff are allowed on the premises. Please refrain from bringing jewelry or other high-end valuables. We do not assume liability for lost or stolen property, but we do provide a safe for each guest.
Yes, we have a designated parking area available to all guests upon arrival. We ask that when completing your paperwork prior to your stay to provide your vehicle information for a parking pass.
Imagine a world where you change three times a day.
That's Fit Farm at Rock Springs. Sweat is your friend.
While working out your clothing should be very comfortable. Our general campus is quite informal, so please feel free to dress casually during other times as well. Above all though, you will need good, supportive aerobic and walking/running shoes. Please refrain from bringing jewelry or other high-end valuables. We do not assume liability for lost or stolen property, but we do provide a safe for each guest.
Additionally, a warm jacket and outerwear are advised during our cooler months: October, November, December, and January.
If you have any questions about what you should bring or just want to make us aware of your particular situation or needs prior to your visit, please reach out to us at: 615-667-8055
A fitness tracker lets you watch and record your heart rate, daily burned calories, step counts, and so much more.
Self-tracking allows you to stick to a healthier diet, exercise more, and sleep better. Regular use of a fitness tracker boosts your daily workouts and makes them achievable. We'll start your new habit while you're here at the farm through our daily round-up. To learn more about how we use fitness trackers in our program (specifically the Fitbit), visit our blog, Tracking Your Heart Rate.
Although we prefer Fitbit, any fitness tracker that tracks heart rate and calories will work (ie Apple Watch or Garmin).
All of our newly arrived guests will participate in an orientation and tour to get you familiar with what to expect during your stay. During this orientation, you will receive the week’s class schedule, daily meal schedule, an overview of what to expect, and your fitness journal.
After orientation, we’ll have a welcome dinner and a little meet and greet with the staff and guests. Then you have the evening to yourself. Take this time to explore the property and unwind. Let the pressures of everyday life melt away through the serenity of your new home away from home.
Check-in hours are between 12:00 noon and 7:00 pm on Sundays. Checkout hours are on Sundays between 9:00 am and 11:00 am, and guests are welcome to continue their fitness journey with us or enjoy our activities while waiting for shuttle pickup on Sundays.
A welcome dinner is provided on the evening of your arrival and breakfast is included on the day of your departure. We can provide additional meals on these days at an additional cost. Please contact a staff member to make arrangements.
Your fitness program will start early Monday morning. Here is how the day will look:
• Testing: RMR, Styku, and THE SCALE (Yes, we have to do it!)
• Trainer consultation: This is your time to talk with the trainer about your goals, previous injuries, physical limitations, and concerns.
• Program Orientation
• Gym Orientation
• Fitness assessment
All this happens before 10:30 in the morning, and then you will go into your first class.
Main Lodge - 7:00am - 10:00pm daily
Rock Springs Retreat Center Staff on-site - 7:00am - 6:30pm daily
General Store - 9:00am - 5:30pm daily
The Swimming Hole is open from March 15-November 1. During the pool's off-season, guests may wish to use the indoor pool at the Gallatin Civic Center as an alternative.
Yes, we have WiFi in all accommodations and throughout the main lodge and common areas in the cabins. Due to our location, cellular service can be somewhat spotty, depending on your wireless carrier and device.
Our Executive Center in the main lodge provides workstations where you can connect with your friends and loved ones and even use a printer.
Each cabin has a washer and a dryer free of charge. Private suites have their own washer and dryer facility.
For insurance and safety reasons, retreats are restricted to guests of 18+. We are an all-inclusive retreat center where adult guests of all ages, gender, and fitness level are welcome. Our training team is experts in meeting you where you are in your fitness journey and taking you to the next level.
We offer complimentary shuttle service from the Nashville Airport (BNA) to the retreat center on our regularly scheduled arrival days of Sundays (11:30 am or 3:00 pm) and Wednesdays (3:00 pm). Please schedule your flight to arrive at least 30 minutes before our scheduled shuttle time to give you enough time to collect your luggage and walk over to the ground transportation area to meet the shuttle.
Directions to meeting the shuttle: The Fit Farm at Rock Springs shuttle will meet you at the Ground Transportation Center. The vehicle will have a Fit Farm sign on the side.
Exit the Main Terminal on Level 1 and turn right.
Follow the sidewalk and pedestrian canopy to Terminal Garage 2. Overhead signs will direct you.
The Ground Transportation Center is on Level 1.
ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES: Sunday 11:30 AM & 3 PM | Wednesday 3 PM
After classes and lunch are done for the day, you are welcome to enjoy the amenities on property or go explore middle Tennessee. On property, we have 200 acres of beautiful grounds to explore that include our heated pool, spa services, and sauna. Not to mention that you never know what fun things our team may schedule.
Many guests visit our local towns and do some shopping or visit Nashville. At the same time, you may simply want to rest. You've earned it after the hard work you've put in during the first part of the week.
For our weight loss program, we recommend the following for maximizing your results here on the farm. DHEA, Estradiol, Progesterone (all can impact the ability to lose weight). TSH (thyroid), Cortisol levels (stress hormone), Insulin, Complete metabolic workup (lipids, CBC levels, Vitamin D) if desired.
Fit Farm is proud to be the only boot camp (we know of) that invites our guests to come and “sweat it out” alongside their canine companions. We welcome dogs of all breeds and ages to join in and explore the wide-open spaces of our Farm under your supervision (not allowed in public enclosed spaces due to allergy concerns).
Here are the pet fees:
• $25 daily pet fee (non-refundable)
• $50 de-petting fee (one time)
• $250 Refundable pet deposit
1. All animals will be Monitored and Controlled by the Animal Owner.
Anytime the animal is not on the Owner’s Person, the animal shall be either:
• In the fenced garden area
• Tied up by a chain, provided by the owner
• In owner's cabin room
• In a crate – If the animal is not on your person, in the garden area, or tied up, it should be in a crate.
2. All Animal Owners will be responsible for cleaning up all their dog waste daily (feces) and disposing of the outside garbage on your porch.
3. If the animal is a digger, creates holes, the owner will be responsible for filling the holes.
4. We have a limit of 2 dogs per guest and a maximum weight of 50 lbs. per dog.
5. Guest will be required to stay in a single room unless accompanied by another guest in your party.
Please call 615-667-8055 for more information about our Pet Policies.
In keeping with Fit Farm’s commitment to a transformative, life-changing environment, caffeine is not provided on the Farm. Also, while it is not forbidden, we strongly recommend smoking cessation during your stay for optimal success.
At Fit Farm, you are never forced to partake in any activities that you don't want to.
If you would prefer to stay on the property instead of hiking, you are more than welcome to walk/bike the trail on the farm, go for a swim in the pool or use any of our indoor/outdoor fitness facilities. If you are looking for a comparable alternative, reach out to our team who will work with you on what activities you can do on the farm for a similar calorie burn.
When you come to Fit Farm at Rock Springs, we want you to feel safe and protected on your health and wellness journey.
Our program has always been driven by data-backed science to make people as healthy as possible. You can view our full COVID policy here.