Deep gratitude for your wonderful hospitality. I consider you to be the most friendly, considerate and generous adventure guide and inspirational personal fitness coach on the Big Island of Hawaii! Thank you for showing me the real Hawaii, by guiding me and encouraging me to explore the jungles and farms dripping with exotic tropical fruits. Thank you for showing me the snorkeling spots, organic farms, gardens, farmers markets, retreats, and local homes. I also am so grateful for staying on site in your affordable cute cozy bungalow with outdoor shower and singing frogs! I loved working out outside in the warm December weather in your Jungle Gym amidst the native trees and wildlife! You enthusiastically yet gently getting me into better shape than ever. The daily concoctions you created for me were tantalizing, highly satisfying and novel.
- Happy Oasis, creator-producer
Working with Kieba was the greatest! How amazing to find such a gifted professional in the beautiful jungles of Puna. She worked me out stretching my body and mind and fed my soul with ambrosia fruits of the jungle. It was powerful adventure and heavenly renewal!
- Nancy McCaleb
Artistic Director, McCaleb Dance
A wonderful gift to myself! I have lost 13 pounds and a lot of inches. I feel strong and always loving Life!
Kieba was my first trainer who taught me the art of bodybuilding through strength training, posing and nutrition. She is a master at blending unique and innovative fitness/nutritional programs that successfully build and nourish her clients health. I highly recommend her to those who want to transform their body, mind, and spirit.
- Nancy Brigham
Gold Medal Champion-Gay Games IV Sydney Australia 2002
Gold Medal Champion-World OutGames, Montreal Canada 2006
I love what you are doing and how you are doing it. The spirit you are sharing with people is a wonderful gift. You are my inspiration in many ways for I too seek to serve and create in similar aspects. People need places to go that guide them to be "practically" connected to spirit and to life. To get physically, mentally, and Spiritually Strong.
Thank you for being so caring and motivating! What a wonderful experience I had playing in the jungle, learning about nutrition and working out with you in the morning! Your raw meals were always a pleasure and I always looked forward to your next yummy and beautiful dish! I feel lighter and have a much healthier approach to life. I am motivated and energized! THANK YOU, I am looking forward to my next trip to the Big Island to work with you again!
- Sarah Holden
Thank you for teaching me the healthy most effective way to lose body fat and restore my strength and high energy level. With your guidance and expertise, I lost 20 pounds in 30 days, and I never felt hungry. In fact I often felt guilty eating your delicious chocolate avocado puddings! The daily workouts in your jungle gym were challenging yet you managed to make them fun and still very effective. I have now learned different exercise programs which I can maintain at home. Throughout my entire adult life, I've tried many different approaches to get my figure back. Typically I deprived myself to lose weight, and then quickly be disappointed when all the weight I lost returned plus many extra pounds. I am Grateful!
- Laurie Michael
I can't thank you enough for the priceless role you have played in my transformation. This boot camp is better described as an amazing adventure through every aspect of life. You exceeded all my expectations, and I've found a friend for life. I only hope I can share your spirit with all those I encounter. I plan on annual trips in the future. The commemorative tattoo was a perfect ending to a life changing experience.
- Jen Montilla
Lost 10 pounds of weight and gained an abundance of wealth
Kieba has helped me to transform my life back to a healthy, happy, athletic lifestyle. I have lost 35 lbs. and gained muscle mass in four months. Kieba is an inspiration, and terrific motivator, she makes working out a pleasure and I look forward to beginning a new day with her.
I lost 8 lbs. and 6 inches. I gained strength, endurance and flexibility, and a healthy glow. This was because of the combination of working out and eating the delicious retro raw meals. I was never hungry and had lots of energy. What I liked best was I didn't have to make any decisions. I just ate what Kieba gave me. [They] gave me one on one personal attention and encouragement!
I lost over 16 lbs and over 12 inches! I can’t believe how quickly my fitness and strength level improved, and I quickly went from dreading each training session, to looking forward to what was in store for me. Every day was a new adventure. I went to see the Volcano’s, lava tubes and a wonderful winery with Taeko, a dream interpreter with a wealth of knowledge and some wicked stories… I went diving in Hilo and saw dozens of beautiful turtles amongst other amazing creatures. Ah, ECSTATIC DANCE, one of the most incredible dance experiences I’ve ever had, one of the most awesome experiences of my life. I felt like I had journeyed to the center of the earth when I went to a steam bath, steaming with the power of the volcano. On every morning walk, I was surrounded by beautiful trees and breath taking views of the ocean, and once a week, would walk to the most incredible yoga class, up in the trees. This is obviously just to name a few of my super experiences!
The people I met and befriended are all such great characters and I feel blessed to have them in my life. I had cheerleaders (posing as life guards) at the pool, who would check out my improvement every swim, and if the pool happened to be closed, we went to the gorgeous tide pools. "Buddha" Mozo jumped into a few massage sessions, full of stories and a contagious laugh! Everyone was just wonderful!
You are heaven sent, such a motivator and so patient, generous, kind and supportive, and I had such a good laugh with you. Your chef skills are incredible (yay for “sweet meals”-haha). My skin and eyes glowed with happiness and health from all the nourishing and amazing food and smoothies, all the weird and wonderful fruit, and all the fun, yet challenging exercise. I hope to pay you an annual visit, and reconnect with the inspiring environment. Miss you and love and respect you always
I lost over 10 pounds and continued to lose an additional 20 from what I learned at camp! Hawaii was beautiful and Kieba was amazing, not only did my body change but so did my whole perspective on life! I am a strong goddess now! I loved the daily routine and was happy that I always had something to look forward too. I also got to enjoy many secret spots of Hawaii that only the locals know about! You will obtain your goals at boot camp!
Santa Monica Ca
They have made it their goal to understand peak physical and nutritional performance for the body; coupled with a stunning natural environment of lush tropical forest. The 'boot' camp was more of a re 'boot'. With delicious raw meals, a physical exercise regimen and full immersion into the island lifestyle, the 6 days I spent there was utterly rejuvenating and refreshing. The network of people provided ample interesting excursions and provided me with a real look at living in Hawai'i.
Thank you for sparking my awareness, for sharing your truths, and for re-affirming my commitment to the 'Raw Exercise' lifestyle. You helped me to make contacts that will reshape my life, and for those opportunities I remain eternally grateful. My two weeks shared with you were a rich and rewarding experience, but not a once in a lifetime one, as I intend to relive the experience many times over, each time moving closer towards my ultimate goal of optimal health, fitness and happiness. With your perfect thriving jungle setting, and your understanding of the laws of nature, may you continue to assist many more bootcampers through their healing transitions towards optimal living, just as you have done for me. Thanks Mate!!
- Scott Wheeler- Certified Fitness Clinician (I.A.R.T)
Flex Rx Clinical Fitness-AUSTRALIA
They are great coaches on many levels….years of expertise in the body building and nutrition fields. The cooking was wonderful, I found myself digging into the nightly meals with gusto, even though they were composed of raw food items I had never tried before. I especially enjoyed the juices and the "flips", the egg shakes, which were provided for continual re-nourishment during a very active day of walking/yoga/swimming and biking. I had a chance to enjoy the local community and see some of the sights of the island. I had the great luck of going kayaking and seeing Captain Cook Bay where we saw many fish as well as some spinner dolphins showing off their tricks. Some mornings, I had a chance to enjoy Yoga Paradise right down the street! I also enjoyed the afternoons in Pahoa we went to the farmer's market as well as the local stores to get some goodies. All in all, it was a great break at an appropriate level of intensity that set me back on course for the New Year. I hope to take advantage of all the good advice.
Camp got me back on track since my weight gain from menopause. My good organic, whole foods diet of 35 years needed some changes and I needed to step up my exercise from just walking 2 to 4 miles a day.
I focused on an hour of weight training that immediately began taking the inches off, increasing muscle mass that revs up our metabolism to help us loose weight and tone our bodies. Along with this daily workout I would walk 2 miles, swim 1 mile, and usually got in an afternoon bicycle ride of 8 to 10 miles, including 100 abdominal crunches with an exercise ball before bed.
The next step was to create further nourishment through a raw food diet that included raw fats and raw meat, which provides us with all the beneficial nutrients of the food and the vital enzymes to help us with digestion and burn calories. My day always started with a glass of vegetable juice made from fresh veggies with emphasis on particular ones found in her "juice for life" recipe in the Retro Raw book. All the nutrients are absorbed in our system on an empty stomach, this is the best way to start our day.
After my walk and workout, I would have a yummy fitness flip that contained raw eggs and milk, yogurt or kefir, from alive enzyme rich unpasteurized milk, that fully nourished my body, along with tropical fruits and berries and raw honey, etc. During the rest of the day I would eat avocado, papaya, raw ahi(tuna), raw milk cheese, green salads and lots of coconuts in various forms, water, meat, creme or oil. Coconut binds with toxins in our bodies and moves them out.
I always had a lot of energy from the raw food diet which helped me perform all that exercise leaving me pleasantly tired at bedtime for a good nights sleep. There are lots of fun recipes in Kiebas Retro Raw book, one of my favorites is the lava flow burger with raw grass fed free rage bison or beef.
The biggest insight for me was to discover and realize through my readings that I began to piece together a connection of how lubrication formula to our changing bodies as menopausal women. Most bodies are so starved for healthy raw fat that when we take in this good fat our organs, blood, glands, nervous system consume it. Our lymph, bones, joints, connective tissues and skin continue to starve and shrivel with dryness, unless we feed it enough good organic fats, like butter and coconut cream.
I believe that as menopausal women we experience this even more and I feel because I wasn't lubricating my internal body enough, my body worked harder, it was starved for healthy fat, it wanted more fuel and I fueled my body with more food, larger portions, instead of good fats and gained my extra pounds.
Being in the tropical jungle of the Puna district of the Big Island was a wonderful environment for me to get a jump start on regaining my beautiful toned body. Now that I am back in Montana with the beginnings of spring, I am still able to walk and bike and create a workout at home with free weights, exercise ball and resistance bands, using all the exercises I learned in the outdoor jungle gym.
My weight loss and inches is slow and steady, but gone for good, as I continue to incorporate the raw diet along with about 15% cooked simple foods. All women should treat themselves to an island adventure!
- Judith Greyflower, 59 years young
Thank you or a wonderful stay in your jungle paradise! We really were able to relax and forget the rest of the world. We are all feeling cleansed, healthy and string after two weeks of raw food and training. I especially enjoyed the weight training in the Jungle Gym and I am so pleased with my new toned body! We very much appreciated your efforts to please 3 very different people with different goals. We also loved seeing Hawaii not as tourists, but more like residents and we would love to visit again for a recharge.
- Amy, David and Sky
Base Camp's First Family Campers
My two daughters, 10 and 13 as well as my mother and I had the wonderful chance to experience the boot camp. Although I have been working out with a personal trainer for the past several years the fresh approach to diet and exercise changed my body, spirit, and mind. My kids have never been more excited about exercise and want to eat raw always!!! The recipes are divine too!!! We love you and wish we could have you everyday!
Rochelle, Nancy, and the girls
I had no idea what I was in for but felt an immediate connection from the start. Everything about your retreat has been great, from the workouts, to the food. You have inspired me in a way that's hard to express in words. Those six days got me back on track and hopefully I can keep up an exercise routine regularly. Thank you so much for having me at your retreat.
-Diane Marshall age 57
Our week at Base Camp has reinforced the importance of eating healthy and working out, two essential areas that get forgotten or lost in priority in our usual stressful daily routines. Kieba answered our many questions about diet, nutrition and exercise helpfully and never preached. I would recommend the Camp to anyone and really hope we can come back again for another week soon.
- Nicole Fall and Mark Bailey
Camp is Better then Waikaloa Village!
- Eden – age 8
Camp is FUN!
- Raffy – age 6
I am so glad to have found you and your Boot camp by googling!My week with you was every bit more than I have expected, it was a perfect hide away, ideal volume of training, new experience and learning of eating raw + fresh food, and lots of adventures which was a fantastic introduction to the beauty of the Big Island. Even thought the length of time was fairly short, I did gain a definition in some parts of my muscle, lost few pounds and moreover, felt extremely "light" and "refreshed" on the last day. If it wasn't with you, I don't think I had enjoyed the trip as fully as I did. I will treasure all the experience and all the wellness tips I learned from you. The tide pool, trip to Mana Kea, drive up to the beach, frogs lullaby every night and the farmers visit… I can't help but miss every element of the stay!! I will definitely come back!
- Ayako Tomita
One of the Best weeks of my life! A wonderful program going here on the Big Island. I was able to totally relax and put myself in capable hands. Even though it kicked my butt good in the gym, it was a "good" type of exhaustion. Every afternoon was full of activities and sight seeing which was very enjoyable. If you are wondering about the food….wonder no more. Kieba should put professional chef on her resume'. She opened my eyes and taught me that "healthy" or "raw" can also be delicious and beautiful. I Highly recommend a stay at Base Camp. Thank you for believing in me and helping me to start a new and better life.
- Kent Napper
The Base Camp and Retro Raw diet and life style create the optimal environment to attain your desired health goals. They fit the program to your goals so well that positive results will come easily, naturally, quickly and Enjoyably.