With more Brits swapping the fly and flop holiday for a fitness escape, it comes as no surprise that several of London’s top boutique studios are hosting their own adventurous retreats abroad this year. Here are the ones you need to know about…
DIGME, Crete & Sicily
What? Digme is hosting its inaugural retreat in Crete in April 2020, followed by a second in Sicily in October. Led by Digme’s head instructor Paul Gascoyne and wellness coach Hana Sediva the seven-day retreat will combine cycling, running, hiking, yoga, Gyrokinesis and swimming.
When: Crete 17th – 24th April and Sicily 2nd – 9th October 2020
Price: From £1,100pp. Booking is now open for the April retreat, with spots for the second retreat opening in early 2020. Visit www.digmefitness.com/digme-retreats
What? London-based boxing gym BXR has teamed up with Daios Cove Luxury Resorts & Villas in Crete to offer eight retreats throughout 2020. Each retreat is exclusively created to focus on guests’ specific goals and will include signature BXR workouts, boxing skills workshops, strength and conditioning classes, mountain biking, yoga and more. Guests will also enjoy specially curated meals prepared by the hotel’s holistic nutritional consultant Sarah Safarian.
When: Various throughout 2020
Price: From £2,000. Spaces will be released in January 2020. Visit www.daioscove.com
What? BLOK has chosen a stunning rural part of France near Bordeaux to host its six-day fitness and yoga retreat. Expect sustainable cross-training, skills-based workshops and bespoke 1-2-1 fitness classes led by your favourite BLOK instructors. There will also be an Asana Lab with private yoga sessions focussing on form and alignment, plus complementary therapies and plant-based nutrition.
When: 22-29 August 2020
Price: Prices start from £1415. Pre-sale goes live on 11th January to subscribers and the rest of the spaces can be booked from 18th January. To register interest, email [email protected] for updates.
Salt Escapes, Costa Rica & Zakynthos
What? Adventurous types will love this retreat set up by the owners of F45 Tottenham Court Road. Get ready for a week of fitness and fun featuring HIIT, functional strength training, beach drills, boxing and yoga. Excursions such as boat trips and whitewater rafting are also worked into the itinerary.
When: Various throughout May-September 2020
Price: From £1,600. Visit salt-escapes.com
More Life Adventures, Crete
What? If you like the sound of training in an open-air gym, swimming in the sea, running up mountains and hiking down gorges then More Life Adventures is the retreat for you. Located in the town of Elounda in Crete, daily workouts include CrossFit strength and conditioning, Olympic weightlifting coaching for all levels and beach yoga.
When: 30th May- 6th June 2020
Price: From £1,400. Visit morelifeadventures.com
Artah, The Pyranees
What? Founded by Pyscle CEO Rhian Stephenson, Artah retreats offer programmes that are grounded in the principles of functional medicine and nutrition, combining fitness, plant-based nutrition and treatments. The programmes range from four to seven days and are held in an intimate group setting amongst the foothills of the Pyrenees. A typical day includes hikes, yoga, deep tissue and detox massage, LED treatments, infrared sauna and time for rest.
When: Various throughout April-October 2020
Price: From £1,860. Visit www.artah.co
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