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Introducing Gabrielle Mazar of Destination Fitcations

Throughout her early life, Gabrielle (Gabi) Mazar has lived an active lifestyle with her father as a sports coach; gym, weights, and movement have been a part of her life growing up. As an all-around athlete, Gabi

was involved in many activities such as swimming, gymnastics, dance, and volleyball.

In college, Gabi's time at Arizona State University was an exploration of passions. She started off as a business major, but soon discovered that it wasn’t the right fit.

During a semester break from school, Gabi immersed herself in reading books about fitness, and nutrition which ultimately led her to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Small Business and Exercise & Wellness. This exciting turn led her to become certified in NASM, Stretch to Win FST, and PMA Pilates.

With over 15 years in the fitness industry, Gabi's journey is one of entrepreneurship, dedication and triumph - from her early years interning back in 2007, to becoming an active trainer, and opening up a gym in 2012 - Health Body Works in Tempe, AZ - Gabi was able to build up a

loyal client base tripling her business. With business booming, she purchased another gym, Pilates Tempe in 2019 and, started yet another company which combined her love for both fitness and travel in the same year. The new venture, Destination Fitcations.

Destination Fitcations is a worry free, stress free, all-inclusive luxurious vacation for travelers who love to stay active. Destination Fitcations allows the opportunity for clients to experience the comfort of an all planned out, and unforgettable pampered trip to exotic places where one can go and recharge, return home and not feel the need for another vacation after the vacation.

Every year, Destination Fitcations offers an experience like no other. A new exquisite location is carefully vetted to ensure a one-of-a-kind experience. From pristine beaches surrounded by lush greenery, high-end resorts, delightful meals, and breathtaking adventures such as hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, excursions, yoga, and massages…these are just a few of the amazing features planned for an epic exotic getaway.

Gabi’s vision is to make fitness fun again, but also develop and maintain sustainable self-care practices for her clients. After being diagnosed with Hoshimoto's Thyroiditis, she realized how important it is to encourage each individual on their health journey, as they work towards living better lifestyles, “We are all made differently. Every ‘body’ is different. We all have different body types, differently abled in its own beautiful make up, and we should see fitness and nutrition not as an unrealistic factor to attain but one to live out and enjoy.”

Gabi is a rare breed of a trainer who truly cares about each and every one of her clients. Gabi's passion is helping people live their best possible lives. Watching her clients flourish in life beyond their physical health is an especially personal and professional fulfilling satisfaction Gabi gets to enjoy regularly.

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