If you’re looking to cash in some vacation time to get your sweat on, you can’t do better than these fitness retreats. Pack your bags and grab your camera … it’s time for an active adventure!
CorePower Yoga Retreats: Denver
For this escape, all you need is a yoga mat and a willingness to namaste. CorePower Yoga schedules several retreats throughout the summer in Denver, where participants downward dog in the awe-inspiring red rocks of Colorado. The Vinyasa classes are accompanied by a rotating roster of guest DJs and more than 2,000 of your closest friends. CorePower Yoga also hosts week-long fitness retreats in Canada and Mexico.
Women in Wellness Weekend: Vail
Three days of outdoor adventures await at this weekend-long celebration of fitness, food, fun and females. Participants can choose from outdoor adventures with mountain guides and fly fishers, cooking demonstrations with healthy-living chefs, inspiring speakers, and plenty of moments to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Vail with your fellow fabulous outdoorswomen. The weekend retreat costs $879, with special lodging rates at the host hotel (Four Seasons Vail).
Smashfest Queen Women’s Tri Camp: Tucson
Triathlon can be a testosterone fest sometimes. Ultraman World Champion and Ironman champion Hillary Biscay created her Women’s Tri Camp in mind for those who want to improve their skills without the intimidation factor of a coed camp. Activities include individualized swim instruction, long rides with SAG support, guided trail runs and a Q&A session with today’s top female professionals in multisport. The five-day camp costs $925 and includes two group meals, nutrition and a generous “swag bag” from sponsors. Lodging is not included in the price, though discounts at Tucson hotels are available for camp participants.
The Body Holiday: St. Lucia
The BodyHoliday’s Lose It, Tone It program, a three-, five- or seven-day experience, offers an extensive range of activities, treatments and practices to get you fit and fabulous.
From lifestyle and nutrition consultation, body stats and fitness testing to yoga and exercise classes, personal training and spa treatments, the BodyHoliday is a great place to enjoy an active getaway. On property, you can try an array of fun activities such as meditation, Spoga (Spin plus yoga) in the property’s glass Tree House cycling studio with views of the Caribbean, tai chi, water sports, golf and more.
Rogue Expeditions: Worldwide
This unique fitness company coordinates run-centric vacations in some of the most epic settings — Morocco, Kenya, Chile — to give you an experience you’ll never forget. Daily runs take place in legendary locations, but mileage is conservative enough for participants to enjoy the local flavor. Accommodations and meals are included, along with guided tours at sites of cultural interest.
Red Mountain Essential Retreat: Ivin, Utah
If you’re looking for a healthy girls’ weekend with your BFF, schedule a retreat in the red rocks of southern Utah. The Red Mountain Resort‘s concierge approach to wellness allows you to partake in daily guided hikes, unlimited fitness classes, personal discovery activities, cooking demonstrations and healthy living workshops. Prices start at $205 per person and include luxury accommodations, three meals daily, and the use of pools, bikes and other fitness amenities.
Summit to Sea: Big Bear Lake, Calif.
Love the outdoors? You’ll love this rustic retreat. For three days, you’ll camp near Big Bear Lake and partake in hiking, rock climbing and yoga in the beautiful pines. The $265 registration fee includes camping and climbing permits, as well as meals and snacks for three days.
Ever been on a fitness retreat? Or a themed active vacation? We wanna hear where YOU went! —Susan