The idea of a vacation is enough to lift anyone’s spirit be it a vacation on the beach, a beautiful lake resort or the pristine countryside. But have you ever given a thought to dedicating a fitness destination for yourself this time around? If you haven’t then this is the right time to do so. Stepping away from your comfort zone shouldn’t always be a dreary prospect but rather a life changing experience and what better than the ruse of a vacation to recharge and reboot your physical and mental well-being.
Either you are looking for some me time or spending some quality time with family, this post looks to cover the 5 best health and fitness retreats that you can indulge in your next vacation.
1. The Extreme Fitness Camp at Cabarete, Dominican Republic:
How about partaking in an extreme fitness camp in the Carribean surrounded by palm trees and sandy beaches. The Extreme Fitness Camp promises you just that. The Extreme Hotel is a self-sustaining eco-hotel that is completely solar powered. The fitness camp conducted by Extreme Camp is specifically designed to jumpstart their guest’s workout regime to help them attain their fitness goals. They have several different fitness activities on offer ranging from strength training, weight loss camps, extreme boot camp to non-traditional methods of training like salsa lessons and even kite flying, believe it or not. The mentors at the camp are certified professionals who work with you throughout the whole duration of your camp. The focus is on providing a one of kind experience to patrons at the camp.
2. The Breathing Space Retreat at Lanzarote, Canary Islands:
The Spanish Islands are a sight to revere for its beautiful weather especially during the start of the year with its bright winter sunshine, beautiful wildflowers and black and white sand beaches. Learn the art of “conscious breathing” with the “breath guru” himself Alan Dolan. The art of conscious breathing helps you achieve the full potential of your lungs that will help reduce the effects of stress and anxiety. The retreat is conducted at a private villa in Oasis De Nazaret, a 10-minute drive from the Famara beach. These sessions are conducted in small groups and include group breathing sessions, star gazing sessions, natural holistic treatments complete with vegetarian meals. Many noted figures and celebrities who have been part of the Breathing Space Retreat swear by the effectiveness of Alan Dolan’s methods.
3. Mountain Trek in British Columbia, Canada
The Mountain Trek has been making a name for itself as a fitness hiking vacation venue for more than 17 years now. Just last year the group won the top spot as an International Destination Spa at the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. Their boot camp style program has been a hit among travellers from all corners of the globe. Their program aims at improving your strength, increasing the body’s metabolism, lowering your stress and cortisone levels all in a whopping 6 days.
They take up a limited number of people for their boot camp program each week in order to provide a more personalized experience. Patrons can benefit themselves with a wide variety of activities like extensive hiking, yoga and cardio, detox treatments, spas and hot saunas to delicious cuisines prepared by the chefs at Mountain trek. For the entire duration of the program, you will have to forego of foods like gluten, caffeine, sugar and dairy products. Their program feels like a mix of spa vacation combined with a structured workout camp.
4. Golden Door at Escondido, California:
Golden door is a Japanese theme based fitness resort complete with 25 miles of private hiking trails, citrus groves, Japanese bathhouses, and gardens. The resort provides a week-long program that will help you recharge your mind, body, and spirit. They have to offer extensive facilities catering to massage sessions, personal training, skin care treatments, cookery classes, nutrition education classes and skin care treatments that can be availed during your stay at the resort. Much of the organic produce of the resort is produced onsite in their lush green gardens to complete the effect of healthy living and eating. A perfect place to enjoy nature and detox yourself.
5. Rancho La Puerta In Tecate, Mexico:
Last but not least in the current list is incomplete without Rancho Le Puerta, a 3000-acre property complete with its own farms, pools and hiking trails. The ranch offers more than 60 plus classes in circuit training, interval training, weight training and yoga sessions. What’s more is the fact that you get a fitness concierge who will help prepare the program to tailor your needs. It’s an excellent place for individuals who are on the lookout for creative spaces to full fill their fitness needs. If you are a travel enthusiast seeking new adventures, don’t forget to visit savvyexpeditioner.com, a dedicated blog aimed at providing the best destinations and travel tips for travellers.
So what are you waiting for? Free yourself from the monotony of routine and plan out your next fitness vacation today.