The best fitness holidays to target body goals
Celebrating the human form in all its shapes and sizes ‘getting in shape’ can mean different things to different people. Whether defining your abs on a SUP Ibiza break or strengthening your arms in tropical Thailand, Health and Fitness Travel, the leading experts in tailor-made healthy holidays worldwide, recommend their top fitness holidays to target your body goals.
Best for Legs – France: Terre Blanche Fusion Fitness
Achieve strong and toned legs on this active fitness holiday, set amidst a scenic provincial estate in the south of France. Explore your stunning surroundings whilst fitting in a great cardiovascular workout on a resort run, ideal for strengthening your lower body. Continue your mission for leaner legs with a 1-on-1 aqua gym, legs press workout, or legs, bums & tums session with a personal trainer, before toning with yoga and Pilates. End your day with a visit to the luxury spa to pamper your legs with an anti-cellulite or slimming and firming massage.
Price: 7 nights at Terre Blanche from £1,560pp or £2,495 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a fitness programme, return flights and transfers.
Best for Arms – Thailand: Thanyapura Fusion Fitness
Banish bingo wings and pump up the guns with a fitness focussed escape set in the culturally rich and unbridled beauty of Southern Thailand. Boasting state-of-the-art facilities that’ll tone limbs in no time, strengthen your arms and enhance your fitness with complementary group classes in Muay Thai boxing, kettlebell and circuit training. Keep active and release stress on the tennis court for an intense arm workout that also works the entire body. Stretch and tone with yoga, Pilates and a dip in the Olympic sized pool to return home fighting fit.
Price: 7 nights at Thanyapura from £1,485pp or £1,685 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a fitness programme, return flights and transfers.
Best for Abs – Ibiza: 38 Degrees North Ibiza SUP and Soul Retreat
Busting out endless sit-ups and crunches is no-one’s idea of fun. For a firmer stomach and strengthened core, escape to Ibiza’s stunning coastline, where you’ll discover the endless benefits of stand-up paddle boarding a.k.a SUP. Requiring balance and a strong core, SUP is a low impact, low stress way to build your cardio fitness and rediscover your abs. Paddle the azure waters at sunset with a guided SUP surfari and complement your daily private SUP sessions with Ashtanga and Hatha yoga, for enhanced relaxation and full body toning.
Price: 6 nights at 38 Degrees North from £1,630pp or £1,730 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a SUP programme and return flights.
Best for Body Toning – Thailand: Absolute Sanctuary Pilates Reformer Bootcamp
Treat your body to a toning Pilates bootcamp on the beautiful island of Koh Samui in Thailand; the perfect full body workout to increase muscle tone, flexibility and posture. Under the guidance of expert instructors, make the most of group classes on state of the art reformer machines, before experiencing the benefits of a tailored private session. Advance fitness with classes in Thai boxing and aqua power, before indulging with luxury spa therapies, such as Thai stretch, to release tension and lengthen tight muscles.
Price: 7 nights at Absolute Sanctuary from £2,090pp or £2,340 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a Pilates programme, return flights and transfers.
Best for Cardio Butt Busting – Zanzibar: Wildfitness Zanzibar
Boost your fitness on a butt busting bootcamp in the beautiful surroundings of Zanzibar’s South East coastline. Following an initial assessment with professional fitness trainers, delve into a programme of daily training sessions with a strong emphasis on nature. Boost your fitness with activities from beach fitness training, to wild running, boxing and kettlebell sessions, before unwinding at the Hush Hut with a deep tissue massage. Fuel your body during your stay with natural cuisine and learn how to live a healthier lifestyle with nutrition workshops.
Price: 7 nights at Wildfitness Zanzibar from £3,085pp or £3,660 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a fitness programme, return flights and transfers.
Best for Overall Fitness – St Lucia: The BodyHoliday Fusion Fitness
Return home feeling fit and healthy all over following a fun-filled fitness escape on the tropical shores of St Lucia. Choosing from a diverse range of 1-on-1 fitness sessions, sports and daily spa treatments, tailor make your ideal fitness break and reach your body goals with your favourite activities. Kick start your day with yoga or morning meditation, before reaping the rewards of strength and cardio workouts, from TRX suspension training to a private bike ride, tennis or water sports such as ocean kayaking.
Price: 7 nights at The BodyHoliday from £2,520pp for double or single occupancy. Price is all-inclusive, with a fitness programme, return flights and transfers.
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