Healing holidays offer many different fitness retreat options all over the world. So, what makes 38 Degrees North so special? Well to start, they were amongst one of the first companies to offer exclusively fitness based holidays and retreats in Spain. Having one main focus has allowed them to carve out a niche in the market and become a frontrunner in their field. Their trainers are dedicated solely to fitness and have a deep passion for exercise, nutrition and wellbeing.
Bespoke programmes are available to help you achieve personal fitness goals, with follow-up targets and advice to help maintain your progress. It’s important to remember that it’s not all about exercise; 38 Degrees North focus on your health and ensure that you’re doing the correct exercises, to avoid any strains or injuries. Programmes are designed so that guests can enjoy interact with the stunning surroundings and nature around them throughout the retreat. Their extensive programme list for fitness is impressive with a wide variety of options to suit those of all capabilities. Here’s a closer look at some of the options on offer.
For a short break the Sup Yoga & Pilates Programme is a great choice, it manages to combine exercise with relaxation, leaving you feeling rested and revitalised.
Activities on the programme include Paddle Boarding sessions to help tests your balance, strength and coordination, all whilst having fun and exercising. Back on land the Yoga and Pilates sessions are altered to help encourage mindfulness and to improve knowledge around body awareness. Circuit sessions throughout the day will get the heart pumping, kettlebell exercises will tone the body and there’s still plenty more to improve the body and mind whilst having a good time.
The programme is open to a maximum of eight guests at one time, this limit allows the trainers and wellness experts to spend more one-on-one time with guests and focus on their individual needs.
This programme is all about female empowerment, a 3-night retreat run by women, for women. The main goal of the programme is to improve fitness in a short period of time and in a comfortable environment where women can talk openly and comfortably about their bodies with female trainers.
The retreat begins with a prompt fitness consultation upon arrival, this will help determine which areas of the body will be best to target. A full body analysis is conducted to gather more information along with biometric and fitness testing to get a better idea of your current physiology.
Each day will consist of 4-6 activities ranging from intensive core sessions of boot camp and circuits, to less intense, Yoga and Pilates classes. Throughout your stay all gym facilities are available along with hiking sessions and Paddle Boarding allowing you to enjoy the scenic views around.
Healthy food will be provided throughout your stay with nutritional workshops available to help maintain a healthy lifestyle after your stay.
The DNA Fit Programme offers an in-depth health experience for those who need more guidance improving their fitness. Whether you’re a beginner in need of a starting block or an experienced guest looking to make their training more efficient, the DNA Fit Programme is designed to inform its participants and improve their current fitness level.
To ensure improvement, tests are first carried out to learn more about your body and genetics. The tests will be able to provide information around what the right nutrition and exercise the body needs, after all one size doesn’t fit all. These results allow the health experts at 38 north to tailor the programme around your individual needs, making for a more efficient and productive experience.
Following DNA testing, activities will include; boot camp, kickboxing, circuit training and more. Healthy food is provided along with access to further fitness equipment throughout your stay.
For a longer and more intense programme “Body Fit” will have you working from start to end of the 6-night retreat. The programme starts with a fitness consultation from their knowledgeable staff that will help shape your programme for the week.
A range of activities are available, from high intensity cardio, kickboxing and Tabata training to yoga, pilates and other less strenuous activities.
This programme is also available for more advanced fitness fanatics as the body fit plus programme, with more activity options and exercise time throughout the retreat.