Us Brits love our holidays, over 14 million of us went abroad at the start of 2017 and 7 in 10 of us will take a staycation in the UK. But the biggest change is in the type of holidays we’re taking with wellness breaks that incorporate health and fitness seeing a huge increase. The great thing about this type of holiday is that it can complement your regular training programme and you return from you break revitalised, refreshed and ready for anything. Here are 5 health and fitness breaks you could be taking this autumn/winter.
Overlooking Sennen Cove with its spectacular surf and rugged white cliffs, you can wake up each morning to views of one of Britain’s best beaches- as voted by Conde Nast Traveller. Before breakfast, maybe a few laps in your very own cliff-top pool or a spot of surfing in Cornwall’s ‘Wild West’ waves. Then later, get wrapped up for a bracing autumnal walk along the coastal paths into the nearby town. North Rock Beach House is a stylish, luxurious beach house from Unique Home Stays, who can additionally arrange beauty, massage, personal yoga and Pilates sessions at your property.
This 7 night Thai retreat is a solo friendly adventure on the tropical island of Phuket from Health and Fitness Travel. With a whole host of daily group classes on offer including Muay Thai, TRX, core training, beach bootcamp circuits and HIIT workouts, as well as detox friendly raw vegan cuisine, meditation and mindfulness workshops and even the option of a daily ice bath, this is a complete wellness experience. You can also opt to see a little of the island with excursions, including one on a traditional Thai long tail boat.
From hikes through the Andalucian countryside and intense fitness classes to a therapeutic nutritional programme, the New You Boot Camp runs in October and November 2017. Billed as a ‘flexible boot camp’, the organisers say you can choose to train at every opportunity or take time to relax and enjoy a massage, watch a cookery demonstration or just chill by the pool.
Becoming a parent is one of the most life-changing experiences you can have, but it doesn’t have to derail your fitness. &Breathe has a Winter Sun retreat coming up in Morocco in March 2018 for new parents, their new babies (and siblings up to 5 years old). The package includes 2 fitness classes per day for mums, a dedicated dads fitness day as well as access to personal training, massage and childcare. The location is Domaine La Colline des Olivers, a gorgeous estate with an authentic Moroccan vibe.
For rejuvenation of mind, body and spirit, head to the beautiful Isle of Wight, home to The Needles, colourful cliffs, spectacular sunsets and the only Liz Earle spa in the world. The West Bay Country Club’s Island Wellness Spa can be your base for an invigorating coastal break and offers over 60 studio classes a week as well as racquet sports and swimming. Cycle the 23 almost completely traffic free miles of the Red Squirrel trail, walk the rolling hills of Tennyson Downs or take an evening promenade on some of the best beaches in Europe.
Right Path Fitness is a team of Personal Training Specialists led by Keith McNiven, helping clients to achieve their fitness aims through a range of personal training sessions, 6 and 12 week intense plans, 30 minute blast and group training delivered at the client’s home, in their Shoreditch studio, or in the Great Outdoors!