2015 Podium Retreat Registration


Once again, I am so excited to announce the details of my 2015 Podium Retreat! Last year’s retreat was one of the most meaningful experiences I’ve had and I cannot wait to welcome you to the 2015 retreat starting Friday, October 23rd at 3:00pm in Breckenridge, Colorado!

For more information about the details of the event, please check out my Kara Goucher’s Podium Retreats announcement blog! You’ll find a tentative schedule, info about speakers, and insight from last year’s retreat.


To register for the 2015 Podium Retreat, follow these three easy steps:

Step One: Register with me via the “Join Today” button below. Here’s where you’ll pay the $700 retreat registration fee.

*All retreat attendees with receive gift bags with items provided by: Oiselle, Skechers, Soleus, Zensah, and Nuun.


Step Two: Book your hotel room. It gets a little tricky here, but stick with me. Once you’ve registered and paid for the retreat through PayPal, you’ll be sent a confirmation email from me within 24 hours (in addition to your payment confirmation from PayPal) with a link to a private confirmation page. Save this link and visit the page for more information regarding how to book your room.

All attendees are responsible for booking their own room after they register. There will be three options available to Podium Retreaters at the Village at Breckenridge:

Option One: Standard Single room- small single room $99 per night.


Option Two: Studio Suite- bigger single room $109 per night.

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Option Three: Two Bedroom Condo- $180 per night ($90 per person). These rooms are limited to two people per condo.

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Step Three: Organize transportation. Unfortunately, transportation to and from the retreat is NOT included this year. If you plan to fly into Denver International Airport, your best option will be to rent a car or use a shuttle service. More information will be provided on the confirmation page.

Official Guest Speakers

I'm so excited to announce the five official guest speakers that will be joining us at the Podium Retreat. They will be helping me make your experience irreplaceable and invaluable - check them out! 

Tim Catalano and Adam Goucher

Tim and Adam are co-founders of Run The Edge, a company that specializes in bringing health and fitness inspiration, motivation, and success to the running community. Run The Edge began in 2011 with the debut of their best-selling book, Running The Edge, and shortly found success in motivational speaking. Run The Edge migrated to the virtual community in 2014 with Level-Up Training Plans and Virtual Fitness Challenges. The ultimate goal of Run The Edge is to help people around the world improve their fitness and overall well-being, and to encourage all levels of transformation and growth through community support. Together, they believe we can Make Fit Happen.

Anna Paffel

Anna Paffel, MSW, LCSW is a clinical social worker who received her Master of Social Work degree from Columbia University. She practices at Kaiser Permanente in Colorado. Anna is married to Tim, and is the mom to William (7) and Eddison (3). When not at work, she enjoys yoga, skiing, reading and spending time with family and friends. 

Lottie Bildirici

Lottie lives in Brooklyn, New York. She currently swims, bikes, runs and does everything in between. She's completed 9 half marathons, including NYC, Disney Princess and Long Branch, where she placed first in her age group. Besides for half marathons, shes competed in countless smaller distance races around the NYC area. You can always find her running the streets of Brooklyn or trying new and challenging fitness classes in NYC.

Lottie interned for Candle Cafe  as a recipe developer, worked at Basin Bar in Asbury, NJ as the head raw food chef in 2013 and does several food demos and private/semi private cooking classes including demoing for Nike athletes. She is also a blogger for women's running magazine along with her own blog runonveg.com

Over the last four years she has totally transformed her lifestyle. Started eating cleaner food and began to work out daily. She found tremendous benefits not only in the way I feel physically, but emotionally as well.

Along with attending the Fashion Institute of Technology as an Advertising and Marketing Communication major, Lottie also is attending The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, class of December 2015. And is certified holistic health coach working with athletes all over the world. 

Amy Oldenburg, MD

Runner, wife, mother of 5 year old twins, sports medicine physician. I started running when I was 5 doing local fun runs. I thought it was so fun I have continued ever since. I ran my marathon PR in NYC at age 37, 3:00:17.

University of Wyoming, BS in Exercise Physiology
University of Minnesota Medical School
North Colorado Family Medicine Residency
Hennepin County Medical Center/University of Minnesota Fellowship is Sports Medicine

Tracey Katona

Tracey Katona is a level 5 certified Romana's Pilates Instructor.  A former professional ballerina with the American Repertory Ballet, she began classical Pilates to stay healthy throughout her ballet career. After retirement from ballet, she moved to the west coast from NY and began teaching Pilates  at Nike WHQ.  Her passion for teaching authentic Pilates has made her  the most sought after Pilates Instructor at Nike for over twelve years.  Tracey recently created the Nike Training Club Core Strength Workout for their app featuring Gracie Gold this past year. She has taught many professional athletes and celebrities such as LeBron James, Antonio Brown, Melanie Griffith, Emily Infeld, Evan Jager, Channing Frye, Chris Paul, Lindsey Vonn, two of her faves Adam and Kara Goucher and many more.  In 2013 Miss Katona choreographed Michelle Obama's launch with Nike and the White House for Let's Move Active Schools.
For over 10 years now Tracey serves as a featured instructor for Canyon ranch Spas. In addition to launching Katona Pilates this year, Tracey also has added technical advisor to her resume working on photo shoots and video for movement for Nike and other brands.  Like her mentor Mari Winsor, her purpose is teaching and supporting people to move with quality, control and grace through the work of Joe Pilates.
Her favorite quote? "If you see someone without a smile, give them yours."
-Dolly Parton

Thanks again!


That’s all for now! Thank you so much for considering the 2015 Podium Retreat - I can’t wait to see you all there! Thanks, Kara