As the nomenclature refers to, fitness holidays place emphasis on health and wellness by virtue of physical exercise and entertaining challenges (so as to boost one’s metabolism). Sedentary lifestyles can exacerbate health problems, particularly as one ages. So, by challenging yourself and having fun simultaneously, whether it’s hiking in the great outdoors, playing a recreational game of tennis, partaking in a yoga retreat (among other things), one can enhance his or her strength and stamina, whilst also serving to reduce copious levels of accumulated stress. From active to adventure trips, such as boot camps to rounded fitness retreats, there is a rather large selection of approaches to this particularly unique concept.
Speaking from experience, there are some physical activities that exercising in a gym cannot compare to. Having said that, let’s have a look at one of the most enticing fitness retreats I have come across!
LeSport WellFit Programme (The BodyHoliday) – St. Lucia, Caribbean
The WellFit Programme, situated in St. Lucia, the Caribbean, is a custom-built fitness retreat coordinated by ex-Olympic decathlete champion Daley Thompson, and former Gladiator Kate Staples. Each of the activities takes place at dissimilar locations around the resort. The programme itself takes complete advantage of everything the resort has to offer, making use of all facets of the landscape to benefit the training session with a balance of cardio and strength training, core reinforcement, fitness yoga, jogging, flexibility training, obstacles, and skipping (among other things). The resort itself boasts a bountiful variety of facilities, namely an 18-hole championship golf course, fitness centre (with spinning bikes, studios, and three distinct pools serving different purposes), tennis courts, and a diving centre. The most amazing thing about this programme is the staggering selection of activities. On one end, you can rappel down the River Doree (for a rather spectacular surge of adrenaline), take a stab at fencing (or even archery) and on the other, you can partake in windsurfing, water-skiing, and recreational boxing on the beach. To sweeten the pot further, upon arrival (the journey from Heathrow Airport is about an eight and a half hour flight), the individual receives an immediate relaxation treatment at the Spa.
Quite frankly, if you are looking for the ultimate health and fitness holiday experience, then look no further!
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