Some people prefer to spend their holidays relaxing and enjoying time off with family and friends. Others would rather go to camps to challenge their bodies, ultimately raising their fitness levels and exceeding their physical limits. So, if your idea of a great holiday is the latter versus the former, here are some of the best fitness camps in Europe:
No 1 Boot Camp –Spain
No 1 Boot Camp in Ibiza, Spain offers its guests fitness-related activities such as hiking and yoga with the option of purchasing other active excursions such as mountain biking, stand up paddling, and rock climbing. Their idea of a “typical day” involves getting up at 7 AM, cardio before breakfast and a circuit after, followed by a short break and more exercise before lunch. The afternoon is taken up by hiking and yoga before finishing the day at 7 PM with a healthy meal that contains no gluten, wheat, or processed sugar.
Camp Biche – France
If you’d like a little luxury with your fitness camp, Camp Biche in Lauzerte, France may be the best option for you. Here they get you out of bed just after 6 AM with a cup of coffee or tea so you’re ready for your 6:30 exercise session. After a small breakfast, you head out for a 3-4 hour hike, returning to Camp Biche for a nice lunch and strength training. The rest of the day is more rejuvenating with massages, facials, and relaxation by the pool, if you wish, ending with dinner just before 8.
Algarve Fitness – Portugal
With two locations in Portugal (Vilamoura and Colina), Algarve Fitness offers several different camps, whether your goal is fat loss or strength gains, or if you prefer a woman’s only retreat or plan to take the whole family. Choose this venue and you start your day with breakfast at 8:00 AM, followed by an hour of exercise at 10 and lunch at 12. There’s a second round of exercise at 2 and then the rest of the day is yours to do with as you wish. So, it is a little lighter on the exercise than No 1 Boot Camp and Camp Biche, but its a great option if you’re looking to enjoy yourself a bit too.
If you’ve taken a fitness holiday in Europe, where did you go and what did you think of it? Feel free to share below!