Here are our Top 10 Fitness Retreats to help you plan where to travel and get in shape
Want to break unhealthy habits? We’ve rounded up our top 10 fitness retreats in the world that promise to transform you and help you become the best version of yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually.
1. Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort, Phuket, Thailand
Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort is Asia’s premier healthy holiday destination. Thanyapura is dedicated to promoting active living and healthy lifestyles through sports and wellness. The Resort has the finest sports facilities, an integrative health center, mindful services and expert coaching to improve your athletic performance, overall health and instilling wellbeing to help you optimize your life.
Choose from a number of sports packages, including fitness, tennis, triathlon and yoga, or focus on health and wellness. Thanyapura also offers programs for weight management, detox, and conditioning.
2. The Ranch, California, USA
The Ranch in Malibu, California is one of the world’s most famous fitness retreats for its guided fitness regime, wellness support and properly calibrated nutrition. Their award-winning programs allow you to detoxify your body in a healthy and sustainable way and to improve the quality of your life by improving your health. Choose from a range of transformative fitness programs that are designed to promote weight loss, health and wellness.
You can also experience The Ranch Malibu’s signature retreat this summer in the majestic mountains of northern Italy. The Ranch Dolomites, held from August 25 – October 5, 2019 at the Rosa Alpina hotel, will take 22 committed guests on an unforgettable journey.
3. Chosen Experiences, Bali, Indonesia
Chōsen Experiences’ programs are designed to explore optimal self-care, to cultivate self-belief and to facilitate your journey to an impactful lifestyle. The four programs, Life Optimization Experience, Impact Experiences, Partnership Experiences and Bespoke Experience, encourage living a meaningful, high-performance, value-based lifestyle with self-belief at its core.
Chosen has prepared The Chosen Life Optimization Experience in Bali (October 18 – 24, 2019) as one of the Pre-Summit and Post-Summit retreats for this year’s Global Wellness Summit delegates. Spend 6 nights in Bali with a team of performance experts who will help recalibrate your every day living through sustainable approaches to movement, nutrition, rest, goal setting, self-awareness and more. Explore Singapore like a local with Chosen’s full-day or half-day Pre-Summit excursions (October 13 for full-day, October 14 for half-day).
4. Absolute Sanctuary, Koh Samui, Thailand
If you’re traveling to Asia, make sure to check out Absolute Sanctuary on the sunny island of Koh Samui. Absolute Sanctuary is one of Asia’s top fitness and wellness resorts for fitness, health, lifestyle and weight management. This resort is perfect for solo travelers who want to stay or get into shape and move closer to their wellbeing goals.
Choose from 22 programs spanning 15 categories. Their selection offers something for everyone and includes interesting options that not only address the fitness and nutrition side of one’s lifestyle, but also a move towards mental wellbeing with meditation classes.
5. Surf Retreat at COMO Uma Canggu, Indonesia
COMO’s Surf and Stay experience lets you improve on your skills as a surfer while enjoying the wellness offerings and world-class food at COMO Uma Canggu. The retreat caters to beginners and offers daily surf lessons, including board handling, ocean safety, and balance-board simulations that will help you ride your first waves.
Learn how to surf from a professional surfer as you join COMO’s Surf and Wellness Retreat with Sally Fitzgibbons (November 2 – 9, 2019). The pro surfer has teamed up with COMO to offer a retreat that is designed to celebrate women’s strength and ability, as well as to inspire a path towards positive change. You will spend the first four nights at COMO Uma Canggu, before heading inland for three nights at COMO Shambhala Estate.
6. Anantara Angkor Resort, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Anantara Angkor Resort offers core wellness packages for guests looking for a health and fitness holiday. This luxury hotel is the clotsest hotel to Angkor Wat temple, being just 15 minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor. Choose from their Reshape, Reboot, Refresh, and Recharge wellness programs. In addition to those four programs, the resort recently launched seven new wellness retreats, named the Seven Ways of Enlightenment. Each program is designed to suit your needs, mood and preferences, using Khmer healing traditions.
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7. The Body Camp, Ibiza, Spain
The Body Camp on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza is a luxury fitness retreat that focuses on boosting your confidence, self-esteem, health, fitness and happiness. The retreat allows you to be the best version of yourself in a fun environment, where you will leave feeling leaner, looking healthier with an overall sense of wellbeing. Immerse yourself in the beautiful island and its hidden beaches, coves and mountains, while getting into shape with the retreat’s diverse and fun fitness program guaranteed to help you manage your weight and tone your body. They also offer a plant-based menu with no sugar, wheat, gluten, additives or chemicals.
8. Canyon Ranch, Massachussetts, United States
Canyan Ranch lets you have an immersive exploration of mind-body wellness in a relaxed setting. With over 40 classes and activities to choose from, guests can tailor their stay at Canyon Ranch to their needs – whether to change up their fitness regime or have a nutrition makeover. You can choose Pilates, barre and yoga, or more intense workouts like hiking, running, HIIT and many more.
9. Aro Ha, Glenorchy, New Zealand
Head to Aro Ha in New Zealand where wellness traditions meet luxury. Aro Ha is designed for the rejuvenation of the human spirit. Located in New Zealand’s ethereal Southern Alps, Aro Ha is a sanctuary dedicated to health and wellness. Different retreats are offered throughout the year, all of which are designed to rejuvenate the body and mind, as well as fundamentally transform your physical and emotional health through your daily habits.
10. Ketanga Fitness Retreats
Ketanga Fitness Retreats aims to make wellness experience accessible, varied and fun while following their philosophy of ‘Travel Well’ – a balance of fitness, adventure and relaxation. They curate small-group fitness adventures worldwide that features top-notch instructors, unique activities and an inclusive environment. Check out their Fitness, Food & Fun retreat in Cartagena, Columbia, try out boxing or yoga in Costa Rica or have an adventure in Mallorca, Spain. Ketanga Fitness Retreats ensures you have a great time while having a workout.
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