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Women's Wellness Retreat

At Women’s Wellness Week, you’ll relax and find greater balance in your life – and a memorable getaway.

Save the Date! Women's Wellness Week | November 6-13, 2016

'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort and Spa, Captiva Island, Florida

Renew. Replenish. Rediscover.

Get ready to be empowered! Join experts from Cleveland Clinic's Center for Integrative Medicine at Women's Wellness Week. Our complete program that gives you physical, nutritional and informational tools you need to live healthier and happier.

Discover how to improve your health and well-being through exercise, nutrition, stress management, and integrative health care as you experience an amazing wellness vacation.

Special Discount

  • Refer-a-Friend
    Share your experience with a friend and save!  Refer a friend to Women’s Wellness Week and if they register for the program you’ll receive $50 off. Discount not applied to deposit. Only one referring friend can receive this discount. If more than one participant refers the same friend, then the discount will be given to the participant who first referred the friend.
  • Early Bird
    Check back in January to learn more about this special opportunity!


Relax and Recharge! Get ready to be empowered!  Join us for Women’s Wellness Week—a complete program that encompasses mind, body, and spirit. Learn life-changing information from Integrative Medicine experts on women’s health. You’ll learn lifestyle strategies to manage stress, improve health, and recharge your life.

Throughout your stay, you’ll learn the latest on fitness, nutrition, dietary supplements, and stress reduction while soaking up the sun and enjoying the white sand beaches of Captiva Island, Florida. You’ll enjoy delicious gluten-free cuisine that features anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting foods. After seven days, you’ll return home energized with a renewed sense of well-being.


Boots Freeman of suburban Cleveland, Ohio, dreamed of a week-long health and fitness camp for like-minded women more than 30 years ago.  But forget the bunk beds and outhouse.  Freeman envisioned a health-oriented retreat where women could put aside the demands of jobs, families and commitments and just be girls again.  In 1978, Freeman launched her program in Moreland Hills, Ohio.

In 1980, Freeman moved her annual camp to an undeveloped slip of paradise near Fort Myers, Florida. With a new name and home, her dream evolved into the Captiva Fitness Caper at ‘Tween Waters Inn.

Eventually, the time came for a change in leadership. Boots turned to her long-time yoga instructor and key staff leader, Dympna Ferrante of Cleveland, to succeed as director in 2005. Ferrante incorporates her personal philosophy of health and fitness into a revamped program. Its new name, Women’s Wellness Week, reflects her belief that “wellness is not only for the body, but also for the mind, emotional heart, and spirit.” Her professional staff agrees that fitness is a mix of cardiovascular, strength and flexibility conditioning. They deliver a program that includes aerobics, bone strengthening, muscle toning, Tai Chi, and yoga.

The story continues on with a new chapter just added. In March 2013, Women's Wellness Week merged with Cleveland Clinic's Center for Integrative Medicine. The program Boots created long ago lives on and this merger will carry Women's Wellness Week far into the future.

Contact Us

For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities for Women's Wellness Week, please contact:

Dympna Ferrante, Director