Fitness Retreats

One of the ways I stayed busy indoors during our back to back snow storms was to research SUNNY vacation spots for the summer holidays. During my research, I decide to look for fitness retreats and it lead me to this list of 17 Most Amazing Fitness Vacations.

I didn't agree with all of them...aka..anything involving water/cruises but these are some of my favourites from the list. I'm going to try and squeeze one of these into my 2013 travel destinations  list. People think travelling is expensive. I say it can be very cheap if you plan extensively ahead of time and pay for the trip early instead of settling for grotesque apauling last minute prices.

Even if you don't book a fitness retreat, researching hotels with a fitness/wellness center  at your travel destination is a great way to stay motivated to exercise while on vacation.Why ruin all your hard work because of a vacation? This is a great example of when you see exercising as a lifestyle habit, not something with a deadline or expiration date.

Also, in general, I need to start exploring more African Destinations.


Location: Watamu, Kenya

So maybe we’ll never be able to afford a trip to this little slice of fitness heaven, but you can

 bet it’s going on our “Someday…” Pinterest board. The Wildfitness retreat in Watamu

, Kenya features boxing sessions in an open-air Dojo, running workshops on the property’s

 white sand beaches, and scenic sea swims. The kicker: deep tissue massages for everyone

, and delicious meals to help fuel you through the day. All-inclusive seven-night retreats 

from $3,580. For details and availability visit - See more at:

Vita Vie Retreat
Location: Delray Beach, FL

When lying around on the beach just isn’t for you, Vita Vie Retreat’s high-intensity boot

 camp really kicks things up a notch. Set in a small group environment, the Bella Boot Camp

 packs in five hours of exercise each day, including kickboxing, cardio circuits, and 

body weight workouts on the sand. Loving the all-inclusive thing? Get pumped for three 

healthy meals per day, fitness assessments (on arrival and departure days), along with a

  complimentary 50-minute spa treatment — the perfect reward for putting in work on

 holiday. All-inclusive retreats from $1,090/person for a three-night stay. For details and

 availability - See more at:


Fairmont Hotels
Locations: 60 worldwide

Wish you could stay fit during a hotel stay? The new “Fairmont Fit” program gives hotel

 guests access to complimentary Reebok workout footwear and apparel, delivered directly to 

their door for use in-room, at the gym, or in the great outdoors. Still lacking enough 

motivation? Request a fully-loaded MP3 player to get you moving, or a yoga mat and

 stretching band to shake off the jet lag or hours on the road. Rates from $159/night. For 

details and availability visit - See more at:

 New Life Hiking Spa

Location: Killington, VT

Fresh air and scenic trails aren’t all this New England escape has to offer. Guests at New Life

 Hiking Spa can let their cares melt away with daily yoga sessions, fitness classes, and hikes

 of any level through the Green Mountains of Vermont. And when it’s time to dine, the

 seasonal menu specializing in high-energy, low-calorie meals will keep everyone’s health and

 All-inclusive rates from $219/night. For details and availability visit - See more at:


The Biggest Loser Resort.

I love the show. I've followed every season. I love that in this season

 they are also tackling childhood obesity.

Locations: Niagra, NY; Ivins, UT; Malibu, CA

For those who want to experience Biggest Loser-results without the televised weight-ins, 

head to one of three locations for a complete head-to-toe transformation. Under the carefu

l supervision of certified trainers and nutritionists, the one-week program combines group-

oriented workouts with a healthy, calorie-controlled diet. The best part: learning how to 

listen to your body, and build healthy sustainable habits one day at a time. A full menu of spa 

services is just the icing on the (imaginary) cake. One-week retreats from $2,295/person

 for double occupancy; $2,695 for single occupancy. For details and availability - See more at:

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