Are you searching for a vacation that includes fitness and personal training, life coaching, healthy cuisine, and a no-nonsense approach to getting more out of life? When you opt for a Fitness Retreat, Yoga Retreat, Adventure Retreat, Wellness Vacation or Boot Camp, you’ll be swapping out the buffets and lounging about (which have their place from time to time, no argument there), for a break that brings you home fitter, happier and more motivated to identify and keep health goals.
Browse these top destinations for fitness, yoga or boot camp retreats with different types of programs designed to be your best vacation yet.
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Grail Springs Retreat offers all-inclusive health and spiritual getaways from 2 to 21 nights for guests to focus on Detox, Rejuvenation, Fitness and more. Also enjoy anti-aging treatments, massage and holistic therapies; yoga, hiking, Pilates, core and cardio circuit training; seasonal outdoor activities, saunas, and more.
VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Fresh Start Health Retreat Center has fitness and yoga programs for whole-health rejuvenation. Yoga, guided nature walks and excursions, qi gong or tai chi, and dance combine with lifestyle workshops, healthy eating and food prep, and a proven program, providing a well rounded retreat.
New Life Hiking Spa offers an all-inclusive fitness and hiking-based wellness program. Its beautiful setting in the Green Mountains of Vermont allow for hiking, trail walks, mountain air, swimming, kayaking and cycling. Enjoy culinary classes and workshops, yoga, personal training, and more.
LAKE TOXAWAY, NORTH CAROLINA
Skyterra Weight Loss Spa & Fitness Resort offers an all-inclusive weight loss and fitness program. Its natural playground, including the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Pisgah National Forest, and the Broad River makes it uniquely unrivaled for hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting, waterfall hunting, fishing, cycling, and more.
Wellfit Malibu Weight Loss and Fitness Resort offers an all-inclusive week-long program with everything you need to jump start or return to health and fitness. Wellness classes and services are led by certified health professionals who guide guests through hiking, yoga, fitness, meditation, cooking classes, and more.
The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu assists guests in recalibrating a healthy lifestyle through an intensive week-long endurance, fitness, yoga, wellness and nutrition program. The 7-day stay is hosted on the former estate of Hopalong Cassidy, or choose a 4 day stay at the nearby Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.
PureRejuv Wellness Center is located on 400 rolling and wooded acres in the Poconos. Part of the Himalayan Institute Retreat Center, the retreats range from group yoga and fitness to extended stays focusing on cleansing, stress management, and more. Holistic services include Ayurvedic body treatments, massage, and clean eating.
E STROUDSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
Deerfield Health Retreat & Spa is a health retreat and day spa that favors health over hype and laughs over luxury. The Retreat is just minutes from the Appalachian Trail and offers experienced guides for fitness hikes, personal trainers, modern fitness equipment, yoga classes, a heated pool, and nutritious cuisine.
CATSKILLS, NEW YORK
The Copperhood Retreat Get in Shape Plan is the perfect combination of pampering, education and results. Our fitness retreats let you explore the spectacular setting in the Catskill Mountains, where guest explore the region with guided hikes, bike trips, river treks, cross-country skiing, and snow-shoeing.
CATSKILLS, NEW YORK
Shane Diet & Fitness Resort offers a life-changing destination weight loss and fitness program for guests determined to live happier and healthier lives. The family-friendly program is suitable for all fitness levels and designed to be fun, challenging, and revitalizing in a beautiful vacation resort location.
Red Mountain is known as the fitness and adventure enthusiast’s resort. It offers an extensive range of highly effective fitness classes and workshops for all ages and abilities, and its location 1 hour from Zion National Park offers guests spectacular hiking, bicycling and climbing adventures.
MONTANA AND GLOBAL
Big Sky Yoga Retreats aren’t about escapism. A desire to “get away from it all” fuels most vacations. But, getting away from it all shouldn’t include escaping yourself. Rather, the best vacations focus on self-care, self-kindness, and self-discovery—all of which makes it easier to return home refreshed and reinvigorated.
First Ascent Mountain School specializes in unforgettable fitness and adventure trips for men, women, and families. First Ascent Retreats include guided rock climbing, ice climbing, snowshoeing, mountain biking and hiking trips, along with the most in-depth climbing classes and clinics available.
At this Bali yoga, fitness and surf spa retreat you will be nurtured, made free from responsibilities of daily life, with an experienced team to guide your ultimate Bali wellness week. This exclusive women’s-only vacation will allow you to unwind and recharge your batteries in paradise.
The Golden Door is a unique sanctuary modeled after ancient Japanese Honjin inns with koi ponds, lush gardens, and miles of scenic hiking trails, enhanced by the latest fitness techniques, ancient relaxation therapies, and personalized counseling to promote a healthy lifestyle and inner peace.
Rancho La Puerta was founded nearly 70 years ago as the original destination fitness resort and spa. Each week, guests enjoy spectacular surroundings, natural wellness therapies and nutrition by a panel of expert practitioners. Lifelong wellness from home is available after your visit through the WellnessFX online program.
Created for women by women, Women’s Quest retreats are held in awe-inspiring settings around the world and include expert instruction, gentle encouragement and the support and camaraderie of other women during a myriad of fun activities from mountain biking, surfing to meditation, wilderness hikes to yoga practices. We show women how to find their wings and fly.
With over 13 years of leading surf , yoga, and wellness vacations, SwellWomen prides itself on creating life transforming experiences for women all across the world. With every detail taken care of, it’s no wonder that SwellWomen guests return year after year to have the time of their lives with an amazing family of friends.
SCOTLAND | SPAIN | MOROCCO
The Camp is the UK’s original boot camp for women, consistently praised as the most unique and successful, week long, for-women-only weight loss boot camps in Europe. Hosted at our exclusive, luxury properties in Scotland, Spain, and Morocco, our bootcamp courses are tailored and designed with your specific goals in mind.
COUNTY CLARE, IRELAND
The Cliffs of Moher Retreat hosts a number of health retreats all year, ranging from weekends to week-long retreats: from full yoga immersions to yoga with hiking or yoga and culinary instruction, as well as detoxification based on the Ayurvedic and Yogic systems.
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