MEET YOUR GUIDES
Lauren & Mario, Lead Coaches
With a doctorate in physical therapy and a passion for fitness, Lauren Polivka is dedicated to improving people's quality of life and play. She has worked extensively with fitness experts, professors, and philanthropic organizations in the U.S. and Nicaragua. With Lauren, it is ensured that you'll be challenged, educated, and pushed to embrace a fun, holistic approach to staying fit and healthy!
Mario Velez is a local Nicaraguan, surf coach, and travel expert. Born and raised in San Juan del Sur he operates SurfNicaWaves. His fun and energetic attitude brings everyone on the retreats together and this new friendship makes NicaFit Retreats your ideal vacation. Mario has been surfing his entire life on the beautiful breaks you will experience. Whether you are hiking through the jungle, SUPing at sunset, or simply having a beer over some Nicaraguan food, Mario ensures you leave calling Nicaragua your second home.