Here you’ll find our reviews of breaks to help you get fit, tone up & lose weight, including dedicated fitness holidays that run on specific dates, healthy holidays and places to stay that offer fitness classes as part of a broader offer, specific programmes to help you lose weight, or access to Pilates or surfing. No ifs and buts about it, falling in love with exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health and happiness.
You can choose from all kinds of fitness holidays around the world – from wild fitness in Africa to boot camps in Dubai to taster weight loss weekends in England. Not sure which type of exercise you should be doing? A fitness break is often an ideal opportunity to try out lots of different types of exercise, and many will coax you into classes and concepts you’d never do at home. If you’ve ever wondered about Zumba, HIIT, circuits, salsa, Pilates, TRX or spinning – this is your chance to have a go. Or give sport a chance – from mountain biking to wild swimming, sea kayaking to volleyball, surfing to Stand Up Paddleboarding, you’re bound to find something that rocks your boat or gets your gears going.
A group fitness holiday (run at specific dates during the year) can be a huge motivator – you’re all in it together and can egg one another on (and compare aching muscles). Many are run by top trainers so you’ll get the latest, most effective, workouts. If your exercise mojo vanishes when the weather turns cold, head off for winter sunshine – some fitness retreats take place is sun-soaked locations – from Morocco to Oman. Don’t forget that many spa retreats and healing retreats will also offer fitness classes or fitness programmes as part of a broader offer, so do take a look at the retreats with fitness programmes or classes we’ve reviewed.
Most fitness holidays can cater for all levels of fitness, adapting their programmes to fit your body and your aspirations. So, regardless of whether you’re a triathlete or you’re venturing off the sofa for the first time, dive in and browse through. Just do it!
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A word from the king on surfing with Tropicsurf in Sri Lanka
♛ Tom Sylger Jones goes surfing in Sri Lanka
Mountain Beach Fitness Retreats review | fitness holidays, Switzerland
♛ We review Mountain Beach Fitness, an energising fitness holiday in Europe created by personal trainers Emma Bodkin...
WellCODE Retreat review | luxury fitness holiday, France
♛ We review a WellCODE Eat For Your Genes Retreat at La Radieuse in the South of France
A spa with soul on Koh Samui in Thailand
We review Kamalaya, one of the world's best destination spas if you're looking for genuinely holistic programmes that...
The Gut Makeover Retreat review | healing holiday, Menorca
♛ We review The Gut Retreat - a clever wellbeing break led by London-based nutritionist Jeannette Hyde designed...
The Healthy Retreat Company review | fitness holidays, Dubai
♛ We review fitness holidays at a luxury spa hotel an hour from Dubai.
Wildfitness at Alladale review | fitness holiday, Scotland
♛ We review a one week Wildfitness retreat based at Alladale Wilderness Lodge in Scotland designed to get...
La Crisalida Retreat review | health retreat Spain
♛ We review La Crisalida, a lively health retreat in the small town of Albir near Alicante owned...
Platinum Healing Yoga Detox retreat review | detox retreats, Lincolnshire, UK
♛ We review a Platinum Healing juice detox retreat in Lincolnshire
Pilates In Brighton review | Pilates holidays, worldwide
♛ Pilates in Brighton runs ad hoc Pilates holidays in various countries, Carole Edrich reviews the Goa retreat.
EPIC SANA Algarve | spa resort, Portugal
♛ We review review a fitness retreat at Epic Sana, a surprisingly refreshing, family-friendly, contemporary spa resort in...
Platinum Healing Inner Child Healing retreat review | detox retreats, Sussex, UK
♛ We review an emotional healing retreat with a juice fast in the Sussex countryside
Adler Thermae Spa Resort | spa retreat, Italy
♛ Our review of Adler Thermae, a deeply relaxing family-friendly spa retreat in rural Tuscany.
Fusion Maia review | spa retreat, Vietnam
♛ We review Asia’s first all-inclusive health resort, Fusion Maia in Danang.
All The Good Things beach & wild retreat review | healing holiday, Cornwall, UK
♛ We review the All the Good Things beach & wild retreat in Cornwall, a clever weekend mix...
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz review | spa retreat, Switzerland
♛ We review one of the largest thermal spa resorts in Europe, the family-friendly Grand Resort Bad Ragaz...
Lefay Spa Resort review | spa retreat, Italy
♛ We review Lefay Spa Resort, which is tucked into the hillside with unrivalled views across to the...
La Clairière Bio & Spa hotel review | spa retreat, France
♛ We review La Clairière, a small but perfectly formed spa retreat hidden deep within a forest in...
The Zest Life review | healing holiday, Wales, UK
♛ We review a three-day Yoga and Wild Swimming retreat with The Zest Life in Angelsey, Wales.
HHH Hardcore Week review | fitness retreat Greece
♛ We review a hardcore, fantastically fun, total body reboot with HHH Health Retreats on Kefalonia, Greece.