Top 10 Health And Fitness Holidays
Keeping fit and healthy today can be challenging. Finding the time to go on a run, join that sports club or make that trip to the gym in between work, family time and your social life is tough. As well as this, maintaining a healthy diet in a society where advertisers are constantly tempting you to indulge in treats and junk foods, as well as overcoming the complications caused by hidden sugars takes a significant amount of willpower.
A great way for fitness freaks to get on top of their health and fitness is to take a holiday to a health and fitness resort. There’s an array of dedicated health and fitness retreats around the globe that provide specialist, world-class programmes and facilities, which are perfect for getting you into shape. This is our top 10 of these retreats:
Chiva-Som is an international health resort lying in the stunning tropical gardens of Hua Hin in Thailand and has now been cleansing and healing visitors for over 20 years. Its success is not without reason; modern, elegant rooms, engaging activities and a flavoursome, but guilt-free menu makes it a dream for those looking to take control of their fitness. Better yet, visits to Chiva-Som allow you to leave with health benefits that last, as they provide you with an experience that will help you to change the way you live, for the better, once you leave.
Getting fit isn’t always just about hitting the gym hard, it sometimes requires relaxation too. This is the approach taken by Vana, a wellness resort in India. As well as tennis courts, swimming pools and an excellent gym, Vana also provides a perfect setting for you to unwind and relax, including a wide range of massage treatments. At the start of your stay, you are consulted by one of the resort’s doctors to be prescribed a range of treatments to help you get the best out of your stay. You can then enjoy the best of what Vana has to offer, allowing you to leave feeling healed, healthy and cleansed.
Sha Wellness Clinic, Spain
The Sha Wellness Clinic, based in Spain, is widely regarded as one of the best medical spas in Europe. It has world-class facilities and offers a range of programmes and treatments, including specialist weight loss and fitness programmes. These programmes provide you with a range of treatments and a number of training sessions, including some with a personal trainer, to help you lose weight and get fit. You will also be provided with a nutritious but sumptuous diet for your stay and will be given a personalised health plan to take with you when you leave.
Palacio Estoril, Portugal
The Hotel Palacio Estoril in Portugal also provides a range of fitness programmes, including a specialist fitness break, a physical rehabilitation programme and even a sports performance enhancement programme, for those looking to get better results both on and off the pitch. The programmes are results-driven and will ensure that you follow the correct schedule of training, massages and workouts to ensure you return home feeling fitter, healthier and stronger. There’s also a swimming pool, a hammam and a sauna to help you relax, too.
Kamalaya is a mesmerising sanctuary of peace and wellness hidden away in a stunning valley overlooking Koh Samui’s southern coast. Kamalaya has a broad range of fitness programmes, including long-term weight management programmes and fitness programmes for both beginners and fitness enthusiasts. Programmes include guidance from fitness experts to help guests improve their health and achieve their fitness goals. Guests are provided with tailored fitness and health goals and are given guidance on nutrition and fitness management to help them achieve them.
Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand
Just across from Kamalaya is the island of Koh Samui, which is home to one of our favourite spas – Absolute Sanctuary. It is a simple, peaceful spa which offers a vast variety of wellness programmes. This includes a number of fitness programmes, such as the “Be Fit” programme, the “Ultimate Fitness” programme and the “Weight Management” programme. What really sets the Absolute Sanctuary apart is the knowledge of the expert staff, who will ensure that everything you do will help you to get the best results possible.
Also based in Thailand is Samahita, a quiet, peaceful resort specialising in yoga, health and wellbeing of the body and mind. As well as being an idyllic location for relaxation, it is renowned for its “YogaCoreCycle” programmes, which integrate yoga and meditation into a fitness regime of cardio workouts. Samahita also offers a “YogaCoreCycle & Weight Loss” programme, allowing you to meld your yoga and cycle classes with weight management treatments that help to improve your fitness and inform you on how to adjust your lifestyle accordingly after you leave.
Amanpuri is an astonishing resort located in a stunning setting that overlooks the Andaman Sea. This haven of style and luxury is home to a diversity of top class health and fitness facilities with fitness and weight-loss programmes available to help you make the most of them. Experts consider a wide range of factors during your initial consultation, to ensure you get the treatments that are right for you. Whether you are a fitness fanatic, or just looking to get yourself into shape, Amanpuri will be able to deliver a programme that will meet your needs.
Epic Sana Algarve, Portugal
Epic Sana is a stunning hotel situated in a breathtaking location, boasting spacious, modern rooms and excellent on site facilities, with five swimming pools and a multi-purpose sports field, making it ideal for a luxurious fitness retreat. Fitness breaks here include a nutritional evaluation with a wellness meal plan, a fitness evaluation and a variety of training sessions. Epic Sana also has a comprehensive massage treatment menu to help you unwind and relax your muscles.
Guided by a fusion of ancient Greek and Chinese philosophies, Euphoria provides a wide range of personalised fitness programmes, including a physical transformation retreat, an advanced weight loss programme and an overall fitness retreat. Euphoria’s fitness programmes are scientific and controlled, allowing you to make use of innovative technologies and improve your fitness in a confident and informed manner. Their programmes also make the most of the comfortable climate and stunning surroundings, encouraging outdoor exercise wherever possible.
If you are ready to start your wellness journey call our wellness advisors at 020 7843 3597 or enquire here.