With the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics now only a few months away, the fitness flame is well and truly burning, already inspiring many of us to up our game and take our training to the next level. Whether you dream of being a cycling champion, winning the Wimbledon title or just giving a healthy boost to your fitness, Health and Fitness Travel, the leading experts in healthy holidays worldwide, have shared their top destinations for a fitness holiday.
From triathlon training with decathlon gold medallist Daley Thompson in St Lucia, to acing your game with Grand Slam winner and Olympic medallist Goran Ivanisevic in Turkey, be inspired to go for gold!
BOOTCAMP IN ST LUCIA: The BodyHoliday WellFit Retreat
Train with the best on a bespoke fitness retreat in the Caribbean, where world-class athletes will help you to achieve your goals. On the shores of St Lucia, four-time Olympian Donna Fraser will develop a personalised fitness programme for you, through a synthesis of beach fitness and athletic skills training. Combined with educational fitness and nutrition seminars, together with a hosted Champions dinner, this inspiring retreat means you’ll return home in the best shape of your life.
SPORTS IN THAILAND: Thanyapura Fusion Fitness
Up your game at this specialist sports retreat in Phuket, with training grounds for athletes of all abilities and where head swimming coach Miguel Lopez has coached several Olympians and Paralympians to medals. Choose from a selection of one-on-one activities and reach your personal best with expert coaching in swimming, cycling, running and tennis. A training ground for the next generation of Olympians and frequented by sporting stars, including Maria Sharapova and Tour de France star Nick Gates, world-class facilities include a 50m Olympic pool allow you to train like the professionals.
TENNIS IN TURKEY: D-Hotel Maris Fusion Fitness
Escape for a fitness and vitamin-D boost at this healthy retreat, set upon Turkey’s stunning Datça Peninsula where the Aegean and Mediterranean waters meet. Get fighting fit with a choice of 1-on-1 activities, from a guided bike tour to circuit training. After a fitness boosting session, learn how to ace your tennis technique by booking a lesson at the D-Hotel Tennis School, headed up by Wimbledon champion and Olympic medallist, Goran Ivanisevic. Unwind with luxurious spa treatments from the award-winning ESPA spa or choose from five natural private beaches to soak up the glorious sunshine.
TRIATHLON IN ST LUCIA: Tri St Lucia Triathlon
Under the expert training of race ambassadors and British Olympic legends, escape to the Caribbean and be put through your paces preparing for a triathlon with masterclasses from two-time Decathlon Olympic gold medallist Daley Thompson. With fun-filled pre-race activities – from beach runs to aqauathlons – all ages are welcome with three triathlon race distances to choose from. Celebrate your achievement with a boat trip to the iconic Piton Mountains and afterparty.
KICKBOXING IN IBIZA: 38 Degrees North Ibiza Optimal Fitness Group Retreat
Kick-start your fitness journey and train with world-class fitness gurus at this active group retreat on the quieter northern shores of Ibiza. Break a sweat with a diverse schedule of daily fitness activities, including kickboxing sessions with two-time British gold medallist Faye Maloney. From beach circuits and coastal running, to stand-up paddle boarding and nutritional workshops, there is something for every health and fitness fanatic on this life-enhancing healthy holiday.