Because May is National Fitness Month, and summer is almost upon us, these 6 ultra-fitness focused destinations should be on your list. These destinations include spas, weight-loss retreats and more, and they offer a break away from the typical workout routine to reset for summer.
An Islamorada icon since 1946, Cheeca Lodge & Spa is celebrating 70 years as a community legend is the ideal backdrop to resort and review your mind, body, and soul. Cheeca is offering NEW Aerial Restorative Yoga classes where guests will use breath control, simple meditation and adoption of specific body postures – with a soft hammock suspended just a free inches off the ground. The use of gravity, combined with supportive floor contact and healing poses, allows the spine to decompress and elongate, increasing flexibility and core strength when practiced regularly. Aerial Restorative Yoga is offered Thursday – Saturday at 12:30pm. $35/attendee.
Mountain Trek, British Columbia, Canada
Mountain Trek’s all-inclusive luxury fitness and health retreat provides the ultimate hiking-based vacation, offering an amazing fitness program in British Columbia and Tecate, Mexico. Mountain Trek is actually the only mountain-based, hiking fitness and weight loss program in North America. Set in spectacular natural landscapes, guests are treated to an ultra-personalized experience with healthy calorie-tailored cuisine and time is spent focusing on activities including hiking among the fresh outdoors, yoga, massage, detox treatments, and a variety of fitness and nutrition classes including: lectures on stress management, nutrition, sleep health, metabolism, detoxification, goal setting and personal will power. Mountain Trek takes fitness to the next level by utilizing Nordic Trekking Poles, and employing postural ergonomic instruction for a full body workout, that increases cardio and maximizes muscle power.
Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico
At Rancho La Puerta, you’ll find over 80 fitness classes including TRX, yoga, pilates, Watsu, dance classes, kettle bells, advanced hiking trails and more. Guests will find a unique spiritual reawakening as well with a variety of spa treatments, holistic therapies, mindfulness sessions, and daily lectures to inspire guests to leave with a recharged sense of wellness. In addition, Rancho La Puerta provides inclusive healthy spa cuisine, utilizing the seasons freshest ingredients from the on-property garden, as well as provides cooking classes at the Ranch’s culinary school..
Half Moon, Rose Hall, Jamaica
The 400-acre luxury resort features two miles of private beach and a multi-award winning Fern Tree Spa that has launched NEW wellness offerings that incorporate the Jamaican culture. The Reggae Dub Club Yoga Session is a vinyasa flow combined with deep roots trance in Jamaican Dub (musical rhythm). The program has a special focus on alignment in a slow flow class with a meditative vibe and lasts 50 minutes. The mediation classes are 30-40 minute sessions of gently guided instructions to achieve complete relaxation of the breath, mind, body and spirit. Each mediation focuses on bringing awareness to the present and the culture of Jamaica.
The Mulia & Mulia Villas, Bali, Indonesia
The Mulia’s lifestyle wellness program is available in a half-day (four hours) or full day (five-six hours) and can be done with enough variety for up to seven days. The Full-Day or Half-Day Lifestyle Wellness Program includes:
- Full-day (five to six hours) and half-day (four hours) options
- Customized Healthy Dining Options (each meal is 300 calories or less)
- Sunrise Yoga class
- Aqua Aerobics Class
- Signature treatment options including facial treatments and a blend of unique body treatments / wraps and massage techniques. These include: Balinese massage, dead sea salt scrubs, traditional Balinese hot soil body treatment, manicure / pedicures, Asian blend massage, slim and sculpt wrap, white crystal lymphatic facial, reiki and auric cleansing, golden caviar facial and many more.
- Access to the signature Wellness Suite including Asia Pacific’s only Ice Room
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa , Montauk, NY
Coming summer 2016 guests and locals will find an expanded offering of healthy programming with Wellthily as well as enhanced in room wellness experiences, wellness retreats with fitness experts like The Dailey Method, wellness weekends and pop-ups. Additionally, Gurney’s Montauk is partnering with Paddle Diva Watersports to offer guests a watersport experience that creates lasting memories and helps guests stay fit. Guests of Gurney’s can choose from SUP lessons, group tours, SUP yoga or SUP adventure tours. In addition to the SUP activities, Paddle Diva Watersports will also offer surfing lessons from beginner to advanced, boogie board lessons, surfing guides, surf coaching and ocean awareness classes for the entire family on property.
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