You’re craving a holiday (who isn’t!) but want it to involve more than napping on a sun lounger? Then consider booking one of these fitness retreats for 2021 where you’ll get whipped into shape and banish bad habits. Plus, you’ll do it all in an epic location. From Marbella to Marrakesh, these are the best fitness retreats and bootcamps for 2021.
Best fitness retreats and bootcamps for 2021
The complete health and fitness overhaul: No.1 Bootcamp, Norfolk
Forget crash diets and starvation, if your goal is fat loss or weight loss then head to No.1 Bootcamp to do it in a healthy and sustainable way. The finely-tuned programme is all about training hard, fuelling your body properly and having a lot of fun while you’re doing it. You’ll stay in a cosy country house and train in the grounds under the watchful eye of chief instructor and ex-royal marine Gee Leary. Daily schedules are full-on with HIIT, free weights, hikes and more – but it’ll all be worth it when you leave feeling energised, leaner and stronger.
Dates: open all year round. Rates start from £1,070 per week. To book visit no1bootcamp.com
The hormone-based retreat: Morelife Adventures, Dorset
Morelife Adventures has designed a retreat that caters exclusively to women and their unique physical and emotional needs. During the five-day escape, there’ll be workshops on how train and eat around your menstrual cycle. You’ll also take part in workouts led by CrossFit coach Becs Sandwith that will help you build confidence in the gym. Meals will be based on a Mediterranean diet and consist of hearty breakfasts, lunches and dinners and plenty of raw snacks to fuel activities. This is the perfect getaway for anyone needing some time surrounded by other females, to open up and just be you.
Dates: 12-16 May 2021. Rates start from £1,300 for a single occupancy double or twin room. To book visit morelifeadventures.com
The January health kick weekender: Champneys, Tring
Kick-start 2021 with a bootcamp weekend at Champneys designed to help build healthy relationships with food and exercise. The programme includes four to six exercise sessions per day and carefully crafted healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners. You’ll also have access to the hotel’s renowned spa facilities and receive a massage and infra-red therapy session. And if you’re enjoying yourself so much you don’t want to leave, you can extend your stay to four or seven nights.
Dates: 8th-10th January 2021. Rates start from £599. To book visit champneys.com/retreats/boot-camp
The tailor-made activity break: Puente Romano, Marbella
This retreat has been designed with the understanding that when it comes to fitness there is no ‘one size fits all’. Puente Romano is offering guests the chance to customise their own three-night fitness break. The package includes a stay in a junior suite and a bespoke personal training session spanning everything from reformer Pilates to Kung Fu. Access to the gym, which features a spin studio and boxing ring, and the Six Senses Spa is also provided. Plus, you get to have a private tennis lesson on the hotel’s famous court.
Dates: open all year round. Rates start from £1,200. To book visit puenteromano.com
The retreat for HIIT and chill: Helios, Morocco
Find balance on this five-day boxing and yoga retreat in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. Your days will be filled with high-intensity workouts and activities including a hike to Mount Toubkal where you’ll get a glimpse of traditional Berber life. While the nights provide a chance to wind down with relaxing yoga sessions and delicious, healthy Moroccan cuisine.
Dates: 22nd-26th March 2021. Rates start from £1,261pp for a double room or £1,863 for a single. To book visit helios-retreats.com
The fitness holiday for adventure-seekers: Salt Escapes, Greece
Salt Escapes is running six-night retreats to Zakynthos in Greece next summer where guests will stay in a luxury villa overlooking the Ionian sea. Expert trainers will lead two daily workouts from HIIT to boxing, plus a yoga session. The itinerary also includes a boat trip on a private yacht to hidden beaches and sea caves. It’s guaranteed to be a truly unforgettable adventure.
Dates: various dates in May and July 2021. Rates start from £1,700pp for private and shared rooms. To book visit saltescapes.com
The ultimate mind and body challenge: The Body Camp, Ibiza
Ibiza isn’t all about clubs and parties – experience the ‘other side’ of the island on this seven-day full mind and body transformation. The Body Camp’s iconic programme combines training with holistic practices and 100% plant-based food. Expect countryside hikes, yoga and meditation and plenty of sweaty workouts (we even hear there’s a bleep test). Get ready to be pushed to your limits and make lasting lifestyle changes.
Dates: open throughout April-June 2021. Rates start from £1,500. To book visit thebodycamp.com
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