Top 5 Best Sport & Fitness Resorts
- 12 January 2015 12 January 2015
Stay active on holiday instead of being a victim of the buffet-and-booze weight gain. When it’s time to escape the daily grind, opt for a sport and fitness resort to really go that extra mile and prove it’s not impossible to stay healthy on holiday.
Whether you are a seasoned triathlete or are struggling to commit to exercise, a retreat at a sport and fitness resort is the boost that you need to lift you to the next level. See the world in a new way while enjoying sports you love like tennis, diving or hiking, as well as experimenting with new activities, such as ocean kayaking, jungle biking or kickboxing.
Regularly practicing sport is the key to living a healthy life; it can help you maintain a healthy weight, improve sleep, boost your immune system and reduce stress. If those health benefits aren’t enough to entice you into a sports holiday, relax in the knowledge that all of our sport and fitness holidays also offer a host of spa treatments and wellness programmes.
Whether you are looking to get adventurous with water sports, slim down and tone up on a boot camp holiday or try your hand at golf or tennis, our top 5 best sport and fitness resorts are sure to hit the spot.
Triathlon Training at Thanyapura
With world-class training facilities and specialized coaching for all abilities, improve your fitness at this specialist sports retreat in Thailand, ideal for a healthy learning holiday. With lessons available for all ages and abilities, improve your swimming technique with qualified instructors in the 25m training pool before taking on the 50m Olympic swimming pool. Out of the water, take advantage of the quiet local roads on a specialist triathlon training holiday and absorb stunning mountainous surroundings whilst cycling through lush tropical forest. Combine group fitness classes, ranging from cardio tennis to circuit training and Zumba to boot camp, with a reviving sports massage to achieve ultimate well-being.
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St Lucia: The BodyHoliday
Take an AquaFit Class at The BodyHoliday
Keep fit and explore the picturesque coastline of St Lucia at this sports and fitness resort set within the natural beauty of the Caribbean and perfect for a singles holiday. Keep active with water sports on a coastal kayaking tour, or tone up those leg muscles by hiking up Gros Piton to discover one of the island’s iconic landscapes. Perfect for spa and sport holiday enthusiasts; try your hand at sports from archery to tennis and fencing to golf, before unwinding with an indulgent selection of daily spa treatments. Take advantage of complimentary group fitness classes for an experience that allows you to be as busy or as quiet as you want.
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Madeira: Galo Resort
Perfect your golf swing at Galo Resort
This beautifully located wellness retreat plays host to a variety of exciting sports and fitness activities. The area is famed for its azure blue waters making it the perfect destination to explore the underwater world and with two fantastic golf courses nearby it makes a great choice for a golf holiday. With extensive mountain biking tours available for the intrepid explorers and spa holidays for those who wish to relax their mind, body and soul, at the Galo resort there is an activity to satisfy everyone’s wellness goals. Round off your stay by relieving your weary muscles with an indulgent treatment at the luxurious spa before leaving feeling fully energised and rejuvenated.
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Turkey: D-Hotel Maris Tennis
Perfect your Tennis at D-Hotel Maris
Soak up the Mediterranean sun on a healthy sports holiday in Turkey, ideal for a tennis holiday, headed up by Wimbledon champion and Olympic medallist Goran Ivanisevic. Make the most of the inclusive equipment and court hire with your friends or go solo and improve your technique in a private lesson with an experienced instructor, available for all ages and abilities. Alternatively, try out the multitude of other activities on offer, ranging from Zumba and basketball to wake boarding and air tours. Boost your fitness with group classes including spinning and volleyball, before soothing aching muscles at the luxury spa.
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Portugal: Martinhal Fusion Fitness
Explore the coastline with water sports at Martinhal
Get sporty in Portugal at this five star sport and fitness resort. Intensify your workout with the use of TRX training or discover the tennis court and perfect your swing, on this fitness retreat suitable for all abilities, with guidance from industry experts along the way. Ideal for a water sports holiday, explore the crystal sea with fun-filled surfing lesson or take a step back from it all and replenish your body with an energising or relaxing massage in the spa. From our exclusive Fusion Fitness holiday collection, tailor-make your fitness escape with activities and classes, from boxercise to tennis and yoga to personal training, for a truly personalised sport and fitness experience.
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