Whether you’re looking to kickstart a new fitness routine, lose weight or reset your body, a residential fitness retreat or bootcamp holiday can be ideal for those wanting to break a sweat and share the experience with like-minded people. Great for those travelling alone, with partners or with friends, this can be a great holiday option for those looking to re-energise and achieve long-lasting results with positive lifestyle changes.
We’ve put together the best health and fitness retreats to leave you feeling boosted both mentally and physically.
THAILAND: Phuket Cleanse Detox and Fitness Retreat
Designed to refresh your body and mind, this life-changing wellness retreat offers a programme of detox, fitness and mindfulness. Create your own schedule from a wide range of activities including Muy Thai, Bikram yoga, hikes, educational lectures and mindfulness sessions. There’s plenty of time for recovery with 3 massages included per week, magnesium baths, saunas and the infamous ice bath.
ITALY: Tuscan Fitness
Set in the Tuscan countryside, this yoga and fitness retreat offers a great balance of fitness and wellbeing. Immerse yourself in the Tuscan ambience, with delicious and wholesome Mediterranean meals, restorative yoga classes, varied fitness classes and hikes amongst the natural beauty of the Chianti hills.
England: GI Jane Bootcamp
Kickstart body and mind at this women’s only bootcamp in the Kent countryside and achieve your personal best while still having fun. Work your bodies to the max with a programme designed by military-trained instructors to push you to a limit that you never knew you had. Picture seven hours of exercise a day including a 7am Fall On parade, assault courses, boxing sessions and circuit training.
SPAIN: The Fit Retreat
Located in a boutique villa in Fuerteventura, this boutique fitness and wellbeing retreat has been designed for a body and mind reset with a mix of hikes, workouts and yoga session in small groups of up to 7 guests allowing the trainers to focus on each individual as a whole. There’s plenty of time to unwind and switch off and relax by the pool and take in the stunning views or explore the island.
ITALY: The Ranch Italy at Palazzo Fiuggi
Embrace a healthier and more motivated lifestyle at this transformational fitness retreat. Daily 4 hour scenic and varied hikes, strength and core training, yoga classes and massages will see guests learning to appreciate a healthier lifestyle and develop a positive attitude towards staying in shape while a menu of delicious and nutritious meals on offer, which are all organic and seasonal, and excellent fuel for your workouts.
Spain: The Body Camp Mallorca
Set in a rustic country retreat in the Mallorcan countryside, The Body Camp is a fitness and wellness retreat offering an immersive programme of high-energy fitness classes, fun activities, holistic healing, nutritional educational lessons and delicious plant-based meals. Welcoming up to 30 guests of varying fitness levels and ages, the weeklong programme has been designed to motivate guests in a fun and sociable group environment. During the week you will address current lifestyle changes to create new healthy eating habits and learn how to exercise for optimum health. Achieve your health and fitness goals with sustainable results and return home feeling re-energised and equipped with new tools for a healthier lifestyle.
MEXICO: Bikini Bootcamp
Located at an eco-friendly and chic beachfront resort in Tulum, Bikini Bootcamp was created so that like-minded travellers can unite to enjoy a programme of exercise, healthy food, culture, pampering and relaxation in a picturesque setting. Reconnect with yourself and nature at Amansala Resort and return home feeling refreshed both physically and mentally.