A New Outlook with Kellianne Ricco
Kellianne Ricco joined the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica family, she came with a mission: to discover what made people from around the world live long and healthy lives. Here in Costa Rica, she found plenty of inspiration within the Nicoya Peninsula’s “Blue Zone” population, where people often live to be a hundred years old, a general population known to be one of the happiest on Earth.
Naturally, Kelli began to apply her newfound knowledge of the Costa Rican lifestyle to her work at the Resort. Passionate about making people’s lives better and helping them to achieve their goals and dreams, Kelli is always excited to share a bit of the Costa Rican way of life our guests.
Kelli brings a wealth of fitness-training experience and management skills to our fitness and wellness team. She has a master’s degree in Elementary Education, but her passion for soccer and outdoor fitness drew her to the world of personal training and nutrition. A keen sense of adventure eventually took her to Queensland, Australia, where she organized outdoor boot camp classes, trained personal clients – including a contestant on the weight-loss reality TV show The Biggest Loser – and worked at a recreation centre in tropical Cairns. When her native home in the United States called, Kelli moved back to Pennsylvania to work in sales for a natural health product company while also co-owning a personal-training business. Continuing to follow her dream of merging fitness, nutrition, wellness and community outreach, Kelli launched the Kelli Green Project in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and later brought it to Playas del Coco, Guanacaste.
While living in Costa Rica, Kelli has taught at the Pan Am English School and Green Life Academy, all while continuing to train private clients, teach group fitness classes and study the unique characteristics of the Blue Zones and their relationship to health and longevity. Her energetic passion for fitness, health and wellness will continue to take our fitness program and wellness concept to new heights.
Kelli invites you to participate in her research by finding ways to reach your fitness goals. Join her as she uses the Resort’s beautiful landscape to transform lives with fun and inspiring health and wellness strategies.