Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could return from your holiday fitter than ever before? Stronger, healthier and maybe even with a brand new skill under your belt? Whether you’re looking to escape to a far flung destination, or head somewhere a little closer to home, there are some amazing fun fitness holidays that you could be taking this very summer- here are some of our favourites! in no particular order.
Located on Ireland’s rugged west coast, the Cliffs of Moher is an area of outstanding natural beauty, loved by visitors for its peace and tranquillity. The Cliffs of Moher Retreat is situated close to the cliffs with stunning views out over the wild Atlantic coast. Their dedicated Connect to Nature Yoga and Hiking weekend retreat is set across two days and includes daily Vinyasa yoga in their glass fronted studio with stunning panoramic ocean views, mindfulness meditations, cooking classes and bracing hikes on the Cliffs of Moher. The retreat also offers organic vegetarian fare, country style accommodation, a wood fired hot tub and a nurturing peaceful atmosphere- just the ticket for a relaxing yet energising fitness break. Upcoming dates include August 10-12th, September 14th-16th and September 16th-21st. www.cliffsofmoherretreat.com
With 80 free sports and activities, a water-sports lagoon and no less than 3 50 metre pools, Club La Santa on Lanzarote’s North West coast is a great choice for families, friends and solo travellers. Daily activities include cycling, tennis, squash, beach volleyball, mini golf and aerobics plus there are lots of water based sports such as wind-surfing, kayaking and paddle boarding. The varied programme makes it easy to try lots of different activities, learn new skills and add some challenge to your Summer fitness programme. Mornings at Club La Santa tend to mean a warm up in the pool followed by a run led by the Green Team. Afternoons might mean TRX, aerial yoga or a volcano hike, whilst evenings can be spent at the extensive on site facilities including 3 on site restaurants. www.clublasanta.co.uk
For real wellness indulgence, look to the Wellness Tree Houses by Bodyism at Amilla Fushi in the Maldives. Amilla Fushi itself sits around 30 minutes by seaplane from Malé International with 54 island homes perched above aquamarine waters. The retreat at Amilla Fushi blends celebrity favourite healthy living programme Bodyism with idyllic wellness treehouses, which are private one-bedroom accommodations nestled high in the treetops. Each Wellness Treehouse guest receives access to their own Bodyism performance specialist with personal training, classes and sessions all aligned to the Bodyism philosophy of Clean and Lean. www.amilla.mv
If you think Ibiza is only good for clubs, think again as the Aguas de Ibiza Fitness Retreat combines HIIT and TRX personal training sessions with outdoor activities like kayaking and treks along Ibiza’s beautiful cliffs. Located on the Santa Eulalia harbour around 25 minutes from Ibiza airport, Aguas de Ibiza is surrounded by gorgeous beaches meaning you can combine your fitness experience with a beach break. Nourishing your body is a big priority at Aguas de Ibiza with energy juices and Thai or deep tissue massage available to complement your fitness experience. www.healthandfitnesstravel.com
Muay Thai is a 4000 year old close-combat martial art that originated in Thailand and on the 5 day Muay Thai retreat you can learn the ancient art from Olympic trainer Kru Yim. Taking place at The Siam, a private 39-room luxury retreat located in Bangkok’s royal Dusit district, the retreat is designed around individual needs and teaches the principles of Muay Thai. In Muay Thai, the entire body is used as a weapon utilising the ‘The Art of Eight Limbs’ whereby the eight limbs work in synergy to hook, jab, punch and kick. For a full culturally immersive experience, guests are also able to watch a live Muay Thai fight as they learn about the history of this martial art. www.thesiamhotel.com