You’re craving a holiday (who isn’t!) but want it to involve more than napping on a sun lounger? Take a look at the best yoga retreats and fitness bootcamps 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 yoga retreats and fitness 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. Secure your spot now by a 50% deposit or paying in full. Limited spaces available and once the slots are gone, they are gone! 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.
The retreat includes:
– 2x Training sessions at CrossFit Weymouth coached by Emma
– 3x Open water swimming training sessions (wetsuits provided) on Chesil Beach coached by Emma
– Stand-up paddleboarding or SUP yoga session (option tbd by the group) coached by Adventure4All
– Hiking along the Jurassic Coast to Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove
– Beach Clean Challenge
Sweat & Swim is their new 4-day retreat, taking place from 2nd – 5th September on the stunning Portland Island in Dorset. Rates start from £1,300 for a single occupancy double or twin room. To book visit morelifeadventures.com
The Champneys retreats
A spa retreat at Champneys is all about nurturing a holistic approach to wellness. Featuring expert consultations, spa treatments and guided group activities such as resort walks and meditation. As well as deeply relaxing massages and soothing facials, you’ll have access to up to 20 exercise classes a day, full equipped gyms and recreational areas including the tennis courts, swimming pools, saunas and more. Their delicious menus feature mood-boosting nutritionally balanced meals, cooked on-site.
They have five summer retreats. Including the Champneys bootcamp, self care in sobriety, body reboot detox, chill out yoga and life coaching. There’s something for everyone. To book visit champneys.com/retreats/boot-camp
The tailor-made activity retreat: 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.
They have retreats for June, July, September, October and December. Rates start from £1,261pp for a double room or £1,863 for a single. To book visit helios-retreats.com
The fitness retreat 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 July and September 2021. Rates start from £1,700pp for private and shared rooms. To book visit saltescapes.com
A luxury yoga retreat at Nihiwatu, Indonesia
Get fit and relax at the luxury Nihiwatu. Voted one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, you’ll feel relaxed the second you arrive. With countless yoga styles and classes on their beautiful pavilion; a breathtaking platform on a cliff side ridge with beautiful views of the Indian Ocean. One of the best yoga retreats, Nihiwatu’s yoga retreat schedule was created by NIHI’s Resident Yoga Teacher, and caters to all levels. Honouring limitations while also elevating each student their highest potential through an integrated journey of body, mind, and spirit.
Check out their yoga retreats regularly for our guest guru-led programs throughout the year.
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Born and bred in London and an avid vegan, Demi has explored most of the hidden vegan spots in London and is on a mission to try them all. Her experience working for wellness and vegan startups has enhanced her passion for health trends and vegan food. Her time is mostly spent in vintage stores, painting or cleaning her growing sneaker collection. Her next goal is to earn her scuba diving license and hopefully explore oceans all around the world.