About us

Meet the team

Meet Founders Mike and Amy, who together created Salt Escapes in 2018 as a way to share with fellow adventurous souls and fitness fanatics around the world, a way to travel that hadn’t been done before. 
In a time before Salt Escapes, their own holidays used to look a lot like, yep, you guessed it…Salt Escapes (minus the big beautiful villas and private chefs, mind you). They believe that workouts are best when they’re salty and with a view, that adventures are best off the beaten track and in nature, that food is best when it’s nutritious and shared with friends, and that chill time is best under a warm, glowing sun. 
Find out what makes them and their team tick, below. 

Salt Escapes Founders Mike Chapman and Amy Costello on their fitness retreat in Greece
Salt Escapes Founder Mike Chapman exploring the cliffs in Zakynthos on fitness retreat in Greece
Co-Founder / Coach / Host
Meet Mike, Salt Escapes Co-Founder and CEO, and the more mischievous half of Mike & Amy. Originally from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Mike grew up competing in flat-water and surf-boat rowing, downhill and cross-country skiing and rugby union. With a keen interest in business, he owned and operated one of central London’s most successful fitness studios for 5 years. And because they do everything together, he too, has competed in fitness competitions in London, LA, and Sydney.

Mike’s travels have taken him hiking to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, surfing in Fiji, skiing across the French Alps and the Canadian Rockies and van-life-ing across Europe. His favourite travel memory so far is four-wheel driving on the world’s biggest sand island off the east-coast of Australia (Fraser Island/K'Gari).

His passion for adventures, photography, and getting people to step outside their comfort zone, will have you exploring new places and trying new things, with the memories captured on Mike’s trusty camera for you to show everyone back home.
Salt Escapes Founder Amy Costello running through the Greek countryside on fitness retreat
Co-Founder / Coach / Host
Meet Amy, Salt Co-Founder, and the more organised half of Mike & Amy.Originally from London, Amy found her love for fitness in the sunshine, living on the golden beaches of Sydney, Australia. Alongside Mike, she owned and operated one of central London’s most successful fitness studios for 5 years, and she has competed in fitness competitions in London, LA, and Sydney. 

Amy’s travels have taken her island-hopping around the Mediterranean, rock climbing and kayaking around North Wales, hiking through Costa Rica, and 4-wheel driving across the desert of Abu Dhabi. Her favourite travel memory so far is snorkelling with excited seals in the freezing Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Cape Town.

Her passion for building community and showing that fitness should be fun will have you sweating and smiling under the sunshine, whichever Escape week you join.
Salt Escapes Pilates instructor Rhiannon Williams teaching a class on fitness retreat in Greece
Pilates & Recovery
Meet Rhi, Salt Escapes Pilates instructor, dedicated hype-girl, and everyone’s best friend. With a background in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre at London’s Urdang Academy, Rhi is now a mat and reformer Pilates instructor, and is qualified in pre & post natal, and sports massage. 

Originally from Yorkshire, England, she’ll hunt down a good cuppa wherever she goes, and her favourite travel memory so far is walking through sugar cane fields in Cuba.

Her passion for helping people improve their mobility and strengthen their foundations, as well as always being up for a good-time, will have you bouncing back between workouts, ready to get stuck into whatever fun Rhi wants to have next.
A yoga instructor holding a pose in front of a retreat villa on Salt Escapes fitness retreat in Greece on Paros island
Yoga & Breathwork
Meet Beth, Salt Escapes yoga instructor, and the most calming, generous and funny soul you’ll ever meet. Beth discovered yoga whilst working a corporate job back in 2017, realising the power it has to help the mind and body cope with the rush of modern life. Now as a 650hr qualified yoga teacher, and certified in pre & post natal, Beth teaches classes and private events, and runs her own online yoga studio. 

Originally from Cornwall, England, she now lives in Amersfoort in the Netherlands, where she spends her spare time hiking, camping and cycling across Europe. Her favourite travel memory so far is plucking up the courage to cliff jump on Salt Escapes in Zakynthos.

Her passion for helping others by making yoga accessible, added to her beautiful voice and all-round loveliness, will have you feeling more relaxed and recovered than you thought was possible, ready for the next Salt adventure.
Salt Escapes Pilates instructor Rosie Dwyer teaching a class on fitness retreat in Costa Rica
Pilates & Recovery
Meet Rosie, Salt Escapes Pilates instructor, and owner of the biggest and most infectious smile you’ll ever see. With a background in Gymnastics and Physical Theatre, Rosie is now a professional actor, as well as a Pilates teacher at some of London’s best studios, including Blok and The Refinery. 

Originally from the West Midlands, Rosie now lives in London, but brings sunshine wherever she goes. Her favourite travel memory so far is hiking through rainforest in Costa Rica to jump from the top of waterfalls, all the while with monkeys playing overhead in the tree tops.

Her passion to encourage others to move their bodies for enjoyment, not punishment, added to her sass and sweetness in equal measure, will have you feeling refreshed, energised and ready to take on the next workout.

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