Weight loss is more than treadmills and carrot sticks. Gym memberships and supplements.
Why not jump start your fitness and break up the monotony of your existing routine by visiting a weight loss retreat? From kayaking to horseback riding to hybrid yoga, there is a fitness retreat out there that is perfect for you. We are all aware of beach fitness resorts, but have you considered working out in the desert? Or the mountains? Don’t let the picturesque setting fool you; you will work harder than you can imagine, but this experience could be just what you need to rejuvenate a tired routine. And hey…you can take the memories back home with you to make the gym treadmill seem more bearable.
What’s in the desert besides lizards and cactus? Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort! Nestled in the Coachella Valley and framed by rugged mountains, Two Bunch Palms is an oasis located near Palm Springs. Featuring 77 acres of peaceful nature — trails, wildlife, lakes, and walking labyrinth, an intimate, hot springs mineral grotto, an outdoor lap pool, first-rate spa services — including two mud baths and two water therapy pools, renovated and spacious guests rooms with modern touches and pretty views of the grounds, Garden House restaurant serves gourmet Californian cuisine made with local ingredients, tennis courts, fitness center, and a yoga dome on-site, the upscale Two Bunch Palms Resort and Spa is renowned for its glamorous Hollywood past -it was a rumored hideout of Al Capone’s.
If mountains are more your scene, consider a boutique retreat located in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada. Nestled on a mountain side overlooking the Kootenay Lake in Ainsworth, British Columbia, Mountain Trek offers fitness-hiking vacations helped guests boost their vitality, lose weight, reduce their stress and feel fit and alive again. Their all-inclusive program, which runs from Saturday to Saturday, hosts a maximum of 16 people. They have two staff members for every guest to ensure that each participant receives the attention that they need. There are nightly fitness classes, daily hikes, and morning yoga. Gourmet chefs prepare meals with seasonal, local, wild and organic foods six times a day. 3-4 hours of hiking, healthy food at the right time of the day will make all the difference in your weight loss goals.
If you can’t imagine yourself anywhere else but the beach, the W Retreat & Spa on Puerto Rico’s Vieques Island has launched FIT RETREAT – ENERGIZE by Tara Stiles.The 3-5 day spa package is inspired in Strala Yoga and its movement philosophy. The 5 day program consists of an initial assessment session to establish personal goals and needs, two daily one hour Strala Yoga sessions, five outdoor morning activities, two afternoon excursion activities two personalized spa treatments, and three daily meals especially designed to promote healthy and mindful eating. Hidden away on the island’s north shore, this resort boasts 2 beaches and a large bi-level pool. In addition to yoga, the retreat offers kayaking on the Bioluminescent Bay, snorkeling, and horseback riding on the beach.
Finally, if you and your girlfriends are looking for a healthier alternative for this year’s getaway, Girlfriend Fitness Getaways may be just what you’re looking for. Located in Florida and California, Girlfriend Fitness Getaways combine fitness, yoga, healthy meals, and beautiful beaches. Packages include 5-6 hours of fitness, including beach boot camps, biking, yoga, Pilates, Barre and many other fitness activities and three healthy gourmet meals per day plus the beauty of St. Pete’s Beach on the east coast or hiking trails along the pacific coast on the west.
So, you have your choice of scenic locations for weight loss boot camps to get the job done and return home not only in better shape but in a better frame of mind as well.