According to The Telegraph, fitness holidays are becoming more popular as people pick them over the conventional kinds of vacation. Apparently, the more health conscious people of today would rather spend their days on wellbeing retreats than on a crowded beach somewhere.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t really have to look far for the perfect holiday destination. With the majority of people going on fitness holidays being city dwellers who can’t just up and leave, retreats can be held within major cities like London. Every big city has its own secluded spots that are more peaceful and attuned to nature, making them perfect for a short break. Of course, if people want to be on a holiday longer, the more exotic locations in Zanzibar, Scotland or Crete would be more ideal.
Relaxing on a Holiday
When people hear fitness holiday, they automatically assume that it’s only for people focused on improving their physique. The truth is people who go on such holidays have different reasons – some go solely for working out, others for relaxation, and more for a little bit of both. For example, whilst on a holiday, you can put more focus on relaxing activities like meditation or yoga. You might even find enough time to catch up your reading and test out some spa amenities if the place you are staying at happen to have them.
Being in a peaceful location, far away from home certainly helps with that as your attention shifts from work to getting some much deserved R&R. It just makes it easier to tune out all the other distractions that would certainly get in the way of your plans.
Still, the ideal fitness holiday has to be a perfect blend of working out and relaxation. The great thing is that these don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, it is encouraged that you combine both for better results and convenience. For instance, you can go on a hike whilst soaking up the beautiful outdoor scenery or work up a sweat whilst running across a gorgeous white sand beach before taking a dip.
The best health and fitness retreats for 2015, The Telegraph
Britons ditch fly-and-flop holidays for fitness retreats, The Telegraph