One of the best ways to get on the fast track to a healthier you is by taking a trip to a wellness retreat and having professionals plan a personalised health programme just for you! We’ve picked six of the best spots where you can go for a fitness fix to get summer-ready…
At Wildfitness it’s all about encouraging a lifestyle philosophy based on nature and evolution, to make real changes to your body, helping it become leaner and stronger for more vibrant and healthy living. Tucked away on the north coast of Kenya near Watamu, Wildfitness overlooks a gorgeous white-sand beach with amazing fitness schedules for guests. After an initial assessment, you can take part in a personalised wellness programme that monitors your movements, patterns and running technique. Packed with workshops on everything from nutrition to flexibility, movement classes, adventure training, and everything in-between, this is one place to seriously kick-start your path to a healthier you.
GO: Visit www.wildfitness.com or call +44 7415 884312 for more information.
Located on the stunning island of Koh Samui, this wellness sanctuary and holistic spa resort has all the right tools for those looking to shed kilos in a healthy way. Once used as a spiritual retreat for Buddhist monks, the island of Koh Sumai has been a place of quiet rejuvenation for centuries. This resort is surrounded by electric green forests, sacred caves, sandy beaches with palm trees, and clear blue water. Kamalaya offers a selection of ‘Wellness Programmes’ that will have you feeling as good as new in no time. These include yoga, optimum fitness, detox, stress and burnout, fitness, weight control or a combination of all. A more personalised experience can be put together by the team of international pros for a programme that also includes holistic medicine, spa and healing therapies.
GO: Visit www.kamalaya.com or call +66 77 429 800 for more information.
38 Degrees North, Ibiza
For those looking to tone and shape up, Ibiza has more to offer than just nightlife. Located on the east coast of the island in Aguas de Ibiza, 38 Degrees North boasts an enormous spa and three restaurants, as well as specially trained health and fitness to help you get fit, fast. This place is all about getting your fitness flying, coupled with nutritious food and cutting-edge slimming treatments and spa therapies. Here you can build your ideal health programme and choose from four “fusion elements” (cardio, strength and sport, mind and body and renewal), as part of the Fusion Fitness holidays. There’s everything from a kick-boxing champion, to a chiropractor, and the best state-of the-art equipment to assist you along the way.
GO: Visit www.thirtyeightdegreesnorth. com or call +44 7527 40789 for more information.
Detox & Destress
The Farm at San Benito, Philippines
If it’s a full body cleanse that you’re looking for, look no further than The Farm at San Benito. You’ll get hardcore overhaul here, which begins with indepth consultations with a medical professional and fitness trainer, who will help to tailor your stay to your own detox goals. You might be put on a specialised juice diet to eliminate toxins; you might even have colon hydrotherapy, followed by a relaxing body wrap and massage – it all depends on what you want to get out of the stay. As well as the healing sanctuary side, there are plenty of movement and fitness activities like a variety of dance and circuit training, nature walks and meditation too.
GO: Visit www.thefarmatsanbenito.com or call +632 884 8074 for more information.
Connect With Nature
Aro Hā Wellness Retreat, New Zealand
With the motto ‘adventures in wellbeing’ this health retreat will take your breath away! Imagine scenic blue lakes, snow- capped mountains, and miles upon miles of greenery, it’ll be hard not to fall in love with this place. Set amongst a sub-alpine wonderland on South Island, New Zeland, Aro Hā is a transitionspace designed to encourage adventure, self-development, alternative health and fitness, and connectivity with nature. Whether it’s sweat-inducing TRX classes, calming Vinyasa yoga sessions, or a hike through NZ’s rugged landscape, Aro Hā is Zen-inspired luxury that incorporates holistic and therapeutic practices too.
GO: Visit www.aro-ha.com or call +64 3 442 7011 for more information.
Natur-Med Thermal Springs And Health Resort, Turkey
Set along the Aegean coast, the Natur- Med Thermal Springs and Health Resort is an exotic wonderland that offers guests a luxurious and healthy break from reality. We’re talking hot springs, detox programmes and fabulous natural healing plans which include an endless choice of therapy sessions and activities like yoga, Pilates, Turkish bath, Ozone therapy, Shockwave Therapy, Mud Therapy, exercise programmes and lots more for those looking to rejuvenate. The resort is staffed by medical professionals and trained experts, so you are in safe hands that will guide you to your health goals.
GO: Visit www.natur-med.com.tr or call +90 256 657 80 for more information.