Welcome to Better Beings!

Michelle Zellner - Better Beings

Now Taking Reservations for the Kauai Wellness Retreat.
Join us in Kauai August 4-11, 2018 and in January of 2019.

In all my years in the health and fitness industry, never has the concept of wellness been as popular as it is now. People are seeing the benefits of taking control of their lives in terms of their nutrition and fitness, as well as emotional, and spiritual health.

Businesses, large and small, are realizing that healthy employees are critical to the success of the company. The financial savings can be tremendous and a healthy corporate environment garners more productivity and a lower rate of employee turnover.

My mission is to educate, promote, guide, and encourage. Whether you are an individual who has struggled to get on (or stay on) the right track, or a business owner who wants to promote wellness in your company, Better Beings has something to fit your needs.

Michelle Zellner: Owner & Founder of Better Beings

Contact Better Beings for more information about the Kauai Wellness Retreat.

Personal Wellness... What Does It Mean To You? Discover Yours Today!

Corporate Wellness Training

Better Beings can teach you techniques and strategies to get on your path to finding wellness.
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Nutrition Counseling

Better Beings will teach the basics, tell the truth, and educate you on how to read food labels.
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Purge Your Pantry

To get on the path to healthy eating, padding your environment and purging your pantry are essential.
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Grocery Store Tours

Feel confident when going to the grocery store, knowing you have the ability to make healthy choices.
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Kauai Wellness Retreat

Hosted by Better Beings & Kauai Adventure Fitness

Now Taking Reservations for the Kauai Wellness Retreat.
Join us in Kauai August 4-11, 2018 and in January of 2019.

Tucked away on Kauai’s North Shore, Anini Beach is the perfect spot for optimizing wellness. Whether you need to disconnect, reconnect, rejuvenate or invigorate, this boutique wellness retreat will be a truly unique experience. You will spend 1 week exploring various aspects of physical, mental and emotional wellness. Your daily excursion, led by a Kauai native Bear Bailey Bubnis, will allow you to see and experience Kauai like no other. Join us for a week that could truly be life changing!

Here is a sampling of what your week will entail!

Kapa'a Bike Path

“Kapaa Bike Path

The Ke Ala Hele Makalae Kapaa bike path starts at Lihi Park in Kapaa and follows the coast north, ending at Ahihi Point, just past Donkey Beach. This incredible path meanders along the ocean for several miles with great views of the Pacific.

Kalihiwai River Stand Up Paddle

“Kalihiwai River

Stand up paddling is a gentle, peaceful way to cruise down a river. Bear will instruct and guide the group as you enjoy the beautiful, lush valley scenery. Take time to reflect in solitude or use this opportunity to tap into all the amazing insight Bear has to offer.

Okolehao Hike


While it is a relatively sort distance, the mud, steep climb, and rope assists make this a challenging hike. Bear will guide you every step of the way. As you work together to navigate the trail, Bear will enlighten, encourage and inspire you.

You will get scratched by vegetation, and bitten by bugs. It will be muddy and slick and you will most likely fall once or twice. Why would you put yourself through all of that? Because the stunning views atop are worth it---as is your sense of accomplishment!

Hidden and Secret spots only the locals know. You will be introduced to various forms of yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and other mind-body practices.

Meet the Leaders of the Kauai Wellness Retreat

Better Beings Wellness Retreat Leaders

Michelle Zellner - Founder and Owner of Better Beings

Even though I am not local, from my very first visit to Hawaii at 8 years old, I felt a connection to the culture and environment of Hawaii. As an 8 year old, being in Hawaii made total sense, like I was coming home. That feeling has never gone away, and I am convinced that my spirit has always resided somewhere in the islands. When I finally had the opportunity to live in Hawaii by attending UH-Manoa, I truly felt at home around my local friends. Reality set in after I graduated, and moving back to the mainland was the path I took. I have been fortunate enough to come back every year, and now, the opportunity to bridge the passion of my profession, with my love and connection to the Islands is very exciting to me. I look forward to bringing you into this world to experience all we have to offer.
Bear Bailey-Bubnis - Founder and Owner of Kaua’i Adventure Fitness

Growing up on the North Shore, I have gained a deep appreciation and connection to this place. I spent my childhood surfing and competing, and eventually ventured in to Mixed Martial Arts practice. I now get to share my knowledge and experiences with others. I take great pride in personalizing the experiences to energize your body and mind. It is the lifestyle, the place, and the people that inspire me.

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