The healthy holiday is on the rise, with many of us opting for a self development, yoga or fitness retreat, over an all inclusive with pina coladas by the pool. We round up some of the best fitness retreats that will help you to kickstart a healthy lifestyle, boost your immunity and make you feel alive in 2022…
Cadland Estate Cold Water Swimming & Fliteboarding
Cadland Estate has launched a cold water swimming club with Camille King (an international ironman triathlete who competes as part of Team GB). Cadland Estate has also recently launched a Fliteboard fitness retreat and being uniquely positioned and engulfed in rare wilderness between the New Forest and the Solent in Hampshire, it is the perfect natural oasis to explore by e-foil.
Cadland will now offer a selection of specially curated FliteSchool days and Boating adventure days to allow guests to enjoy fliteboarding alongside other outdoor activities ranging from wild swimming to creative workshops, conservation discussions to canoeing, foraging, yoga and breathwork.
For more information, visit www.cadland.co.uk
The UK’s leading and original fitness retreat, No1 Bootcamp offers residential fitness retreats all year round. The brand which specialises in body transformations and fat loss and education, is well loved by celebs, entrepreneurs and models, and opened their doors to their Norfolk homebase 13 years ago paving the way for the wellness retreat industry.
What sets them apart from any other retreat on the market is that their retreats are open ALL year round. With week long retreats starting every Saturday, welcoming a new influx of clients to assist them with their personal health and fitness goals. With short term, 1 week stays available and catering for long term guests – with some staying up to 6 months!
Their UK retreat is nestled in the Norfolk countryside on the Sandringham coast line. A quaint 21 bedroom country home, a stone throw aways from the rugged coastline. With seasonal retreats running in Ibiza, Portugal and Marrakech throughout the year.
Prices start from £1,250 per week (all inclusive), with shared rooms and private en-suites available. For more information visit: no1bootcamp.com
BXR fitness retreat 2022
Nestled on a hillside overlooking a private bay, Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas on the island of Crete allows guests the luxury of a 5-star resort while receiving training from some of the UK’s top coaches, allowing for unparalleled expertise. The Retreat runs 12th-18th of May & 19th-25th of May.
The BXR strength, conditioning, and boxing teams have carefully curated a specialised program to take place in their specially-built functional training space. This week-long retreat promotes healthy eating alongside fitness, so BXR has partnered with the Daios Cove Luxury Spa and well-being team in order to create a bespoke nutrition plan that includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and smoothies. Below we have a sample daily program of what a day would look like on the BXR Retreat. The BXR Retreat Package includes:
6 nights’ accommodation at the 5-star Daios Cove Luxury Resort in Crete
Balanced nutritional meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner, protein and healthy snacks.
6 full days of BXR programming
BXR Active Calories- Fun, retreat activities including hiking, mountain biking, paddle boarding, & pool chill and swim.
Scheduled airport transfer
Activities such as water sports, diving, and spa treatments are available for an additional fee
Early bird pricing is available until December 31st (£1,850- £2,950). With standard rates being offered from January through March (£2,150- £3,250), and last minute requests, subject to availability, in April (£2,150-£3,550).The retreat also offers a 4-night stay, rather than the complete 6. For more information, visit: www.bxr-retreats.com
Our Retreat retreat in Chamonix
Returning to the slopes for 2022, Our Retreat – a boutique retreat with balance, nutrition and wellness at its heart – will re-launch its ski-based escape in Chamonix, in the foothills of Mont Blanc. From sun salutations to snowboarding, revel in mobility and meditation sessions before heading out for a day of skiing, then retreat to the cosy chalet to stretch out in a group yoga session followed by a nutritious meal expertly prepared by Our Retreat’s chef.
Led by world-class trainers, health, and fitness experts, Roo Hamer and Emily Cohen, classes are worked into a personalised programme that can be practised beyond the retreat. With a brand ethos deeply rooted in balance, Our Retreat doesn’t limit calorie intake, or promote hours of gruelling and intense training. Instead, guests can indulge in mobility and strength training – exercises ideal for preparing the muscles for skiing – yoga, hiking trails, meditation, and sound healing sessions.
After days spent on the slopes, curl up by the open fire with a book or take a dip in the chalet’s private hot tub overlooking the snow-capped mountains. Relax in the knowledge that the Our Retreat team will take care of every last detail, from fitness classes and accommodation, to ski passes, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Incorporating seasonal ingredients, meals are freshly prepared and nutritionally balanced without holding back on taste. A time to socialise and refuel, meals are served up in the dining room and can be enjoyed with a glass of wine.
Founded by Lisa Carolan, Our Retreat offers opulent fitness, nutrition and wellbeing breaks for adventure-lovers, first-time retreaters and solo travellers alike. Meet new people, enjoy delicious food and bespoke fitness classes, and take the time to leave the bustle of the daily grind behind.
Our Retreat Chamonix will take place between February 27th – March 5th 2022 and starts from £1,450pp. For more information visit: ourretreat.co.uk
Yeotown – the idyllic rural getaway, set deep within the lush rolling hills of North Devon, has launched a location on the haven of beauty known as the ‘island of eternal spring’- Madeira. A 3 hour direct flight from most UK airports, the retreat takes place in a sunny South West facing, 16th century Portuguese Quinta (farmhouse) set amongst a beautiful organic vineyard overlooking the ocean.
With spacious stone walled cottages complete with wood fireplaces and ocean views, the rustic chic accommodation is decorated with colourful, traditional Portuguese décor to uplift the spirit and senses. A copy-paste of their much heralded Yeotown programme, Yeotown’s island retreat follows the same life affirming schedule of activities as the Devon space with added touches and sessions unique to island living and the rich Madeiran culture. This will include incredible coastal and mountain hiking above the clouds, daily yoga at sunrise, breath and movement at sunset, functional fitness sessions, meditation, healthy cooking workshop, nutritional talks, bio-hacking discussions, swimming (both ocean and pool) and a signature variety of massages each full day.
For more information, visit yeotown.com/yeotown-madeira
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Hettie is the editor and co-founder of DOSE. A keen runner, she’s also partial to a blast of high-intensity and hot yoga. A country girl at heart, she divides her time between London and the lush rolling hills of North Devon. When she’s not jetting off on her next adventure, Hettie can be found in a candle-lit alcove with a laptop, a spaniel and a full bodied Malbec.