Hi, I’m Cat! I do 100 lbs weight loss projects and coach beginners to normalize their relationship with healthy living. Cat Smiley Boot Camp is a live-in, fitness focused obesity recovery program for women age 35+. You stay in beautiful private condos, shut out distractions and focus on yourself full time for 1-5 months. Workouts are epic, emotional and exhilarating! Situated in the northeastern Pacific Ocean of British Columbia, Vancouver Island is the biggest island on the West Coast. You’ll love the ocean views and sunsets.  

If you feel ready to step away from your past and into your lighter future, you’re in the right place!


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Cat Smiley Boot Camp runs ongoing monthly stays, year round. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime to make your weight loss journey the most important project. There’s hiking almost daily and max 4 participants per session (pandemic safe!) You’ll learn to workout without gym membership, cook delicious one-portion meals and embrace your fitness journey by moving in a way that feels good.  



I’m a Master Trainer, Sports Nutritionist, Executive Coach, Life Coach and Certified Hiking Guide with 20 years experience.  WARNING: CAT SMILEY IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY. Side effects include rapid weight loss, increased quality of life, increased fitness, boosted energy and self-esteem, improved sleep, and reduced stress. If you are not ready for Cat Smiley, discontinue reading this site and call a personal trainer.

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Each boot camper cooks their own meals in their own luxury kitchen that they’re provided as part of their private lodging. They stay in an upscale condo that’s steps from the ocean.. granite counters, all the amenities with ‘safe’ foods, free from binge triggers.

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All packages includes private lodging at the Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort, in your own one bedroom condo.

Spacious and sophisticated, your modern apartment is steps from the ocean. Complete with gourmet kitchen, hot tub, outdoor pool, patio and free wifi… it’s the perfect remote worker set-up!

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Jan 3: Sold out
Jan 31: Sold out
Feb 28: 3 spaces
April 4: 2 spaces


May 2: 4 spaces
May 30: 4 spaces
June 27: 3 spaces
July 25: Standby list open
Aug 22: 4 spaces

Last updated, Dec 28, 2020. 

Top 3 ways Cat Smiley Boot Camp is different

01 Safe to do with the pandemic

Max 4 guests per month with all covid procedures in place. We’re a small work bubble. If staying for multiple months, new people coming in will train with you yet be safe distancing for the first 14 days.

02  Dedicated coach for duration of stay

I’m a no-excuses coach here to push your personal limits and elevate progression. You need to be coachable: let go of control and be honest – no matter what. 

03 You cook your own delicious, easy meals

Each boot camper has their own full kitchen – granite counters, all the amenities. The plan is gluten, wheat, meat and (almost) dairy free. You grocery shop as a team.  

Modern, luxury one-bedroom condo all to yourself! Steps from the beach surrounded by nature. The Sunrise Ridge Resort is the perfect retreat.

Daily schedule, Monday to Friday. This includes activity, nature walks, boot camp on the beach, or restorative workouts, personal training and coaching, guided nutrition and more.

Amazing body transformation – lighter, stronger and fitter. Youll feel better physically, mentally, spiritually. Motivation, clarity, education and peaceful realizations to make this whole weight loss thing DOABLE, enjoyable and empowering.

Personal development to get unstuck and upgrade your actions and behavioural changes towards healthy living. Youll gain confidence and build healthier self esteem, fitness and body image.  

21 day meal plan, gluten, wheat, dairy, soy and meat free that includes 2 smoothies and one delicious meal. Youll learn to menu plan with your own tastes and preferences.

Team grocery shop each week with ingredients paid by WFV for the duration of your program. You cook your own meals, in your private room, just like at home. Can adapt to your tastes and preferences.

Youll sweat, eat, meal plan, workout, cry, laugh and transform with the same 4 women for one full month. Even though you have your own private residence, theres social opportunity as much as youd like.

Truly inclusive rates

We package everything together so you don’t get hit with extra bills. 

Program fees include lodging, ingredients for your food during the program, taxes, transportation during program hours (unless distancing is needed). I am with you an average of 5 hours per day, Monday to Friday managing all areas of your fitness makeover project.

All sessions are steered towards major weight loss and mobility. Activity schedule and training is outside in all weather conditions. We use evidence based strategies for sustainable, permanent change.


Sample Day at Cat Smiley Boot Camp

One of the biggest benefits of joining Cat Smiley Boot Camp is the structured, purpose-driven schedule. The workouts are adaptable and fluid. As a master trainer with seemingly a million years of experience I’m able to design workouts in-the-moment based on each individuals athletic response. We adapt to the weather, to mentalities, to energy levels, and all things human.  

  • 6:30 AM

    Wake up, water, stretch, daily reflection or meditation. We have a hydration schedule to follow. Coffee is encouraged! 

  • 7.30 AM

    Morning smoothie - designed to reset your relationship with food, when you've come from binge eating background.

  • 9.00 AM

    Warm up power walk on the oceanside board walk followed by an athletic conditioning class. OBC56 basic training for strength and mobility. Balance, agility, coordination may also be the focus.

  • 11.30 am

    Smoothie at your lodging.  

  • 12 PM

    Stunning forest hike in one of the many trails nearby. Trails include Little Qualicum Falls, Top Bridge, Rathtrevor Park, Moorcroft Park and more. At least once a week do a sit-down nutrition and/or life coaching workshop.

  • 2 PM

    Back to your private lodging, done for the day. Time to work remotely, catch up on hobbies, watch movies... go to Starbucks for a tea.

  • 5 PM

    Start cooking your own dinner, following the recipes of The Planet Friendly Diet. This food plan is gluten, wheat, soy and meat free with fish and optional yogurt. The meal plan is 1200 calories per day.

  • 5.30 PM

    Eat dinner and relax for the rest of the evening. There are no scheduled activities after 2pm, although sometimes you might be recommended to go to physiotherapy, to roll, do extra stretching.


Join power-house women who make you laugh, get you through the tough times and keep the experience fun. Cat Smiley Boot Camp typically attracts go-getter women who want to better themselves.  


Jason L
Jason L
December 19, 2020.
My girlfriend attend Car Smiley previously several times. She got the results she wanted and then some. She tough but empathetic. Cat Smiley is there to make you successful. If you follow the food and her instructions you will indeed succeed. Not only that she gave my gf guides for moving fwd. CAT SMILEY still is there to support and answer questions even though my gf has finished the boot camp thanks Cat
Kevin Bergeron
Kevin Bergeron
December 5, 2020.
my partner lost 95 pounds im so proud of her, thanks Cat
michelle goetheyn
michelle goetheyn
December 3, 2020.
Cat Smiley went above and beyond to ensure my goals were being met. From one on one explanations to teaching me to love myself and the journey. WFV is a definite must do!
Jessica Gibson
Jessica Gibson
September 17, 2020.
Throughout my stay, such great support and encouragement in our weight loss camp. It's indeed a kick start and I've been able to implement the skills learnt at home. Over a year has passed since my wellness retreat in Whistler and I think fondly of the experience often. Recently I popped by the new location on Vancouver Island to catch up with Cat, and we went on a gorgeous hike. Many thanks, to everyone - I look forward to being able to return! Love Bear also, the team dog 💖
Jacob Williams
Jacob Williams
August 7, 2020.
I will always endorse these folks!! They're so wonderful and helpful

Cat Smiley Boot Camp is actively welcoming audacious, bold women like you into upcoming residential fitness camps. I hope to be part of your dream trip, and can’t wait to welcome you beautiful Parksville, B.C.  


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“Cat Smiley is an incredible coach who believed in me during moments that I didn’t. She’s put together such a professional operation. I highly recommend West Coast Fitness Vacations to any woman who is ready to make positive change in their health.” – Megan Packington