Grab life by the horns and satiate your inner nomad as Health and Fitness Travel, help you secure more time off work next year.
Inspiring worker bees and wellness travellers around the world, these healthy holiday ideas will inspire you.
From fitness in the dramatic Swiss Alps and weight-loss amid the volcanic mountains and iconic rice paddies of Bali to active mindfulness in Spain, these destinations emanate the best of what wellness travel has to offer.
With a little strategic planning around the 2019 bank holidays, ditch the desk for longer and let your fit flag fly at one or more of these exciting destinations.
New Year: Bring in 2019 Fighting Fit in Switzerland
Take 4 days off for an 11-day holiday, book off 24th, 27th, 28th & 31st December, along with bank holidays on 25th, 26th December & 1st January you can holiday from 22nd December to 1st January
Health and Fitness Travel’s suggested destination: Switzerland: Grand Resort Bad Ragaz Fitness.
Step into Christmas, New Year and the rest of 2019 with a spring in your step after an extended fitness retreat over the festive period in Switzerland. Whether you’re an experienced athlete or a complete beginner, on an 11-day holiday for just 4 days of annual leave, you can benefit from the latest findings in the fields of sports and medical science. Swap the turkey for toning with challenging personal training sessions and enjoy an array of energising indoor and outdoor activities.
Easter: Maintain a Healthy Weight in Bali
Take 8 days off for a 16-day holiday, book off 15th – 18th April & 23rd – 26th April, along with bank holidays 19th & 22nd April, your complete holiday is from 13th to 28th April.
Health and Fitness Travel’s suggested destination: Bali: Svarga Loka Weight Loss
Afraid of consuming your body weight in chocolate eggs again this Easter? Don’t give yourself the opportunity; pack your bags and a healthy dose of motivation and head east for an unforgettable bespoke weight-loss experience in Bali. Over an incredible 16-days, you will benefit from nourishing body treatments, colon hydrotherapy and lymphatic drainage that will boost your healthy experience to reach an ideal weight.
Early May: Turn Back the Hands of Time in Portugal
Take 4 days off for a 9-day holiday, book off 7th – 10th May, along with 6th May bank holiday, you can enjoy your holiday from 4th to 12th May.
Health and Fitness Travel’s suggested destination: Portugal: Palacio Estoril
Fight the signs (and causes) of ageing this May bank holiday with a regenerative trip to Palacio Estoril in Portugal. Using just 4 days of annual leave for a 9-day retreat, reap the benefits of progressive science integrated with traditional techniques, helping you to regain that youthful glow.
Late May: Transformation and Rejuvenation in Greece
Take 4 days off for a 9-day holiday, book off 28th – 31st May, plus 27th May bank holiday, you can enjoy your holiday from 25th May to 2nd June.
Health and Fitness Travel’s suggested destination: Greece: Euphoria Emotional & Physical Transformation Retreat
As the Spring transitions into Summer, find yourself on an emotional and physical transition of your very own at Euphoria Retreat in Greece. Your 9-day transformation utilises medical 3GL analysis to determine problem areas and target them through a range of treatments. Negative thought processes are disrupted as your chakras are balanced during tranquil forest meditation sessions, and acupuncture encourages the flow of energy.
Summer: Be active, Be Balanced and Be Mindful in Spain
Take 4 days off for a 9-day holiday, book off 27th – 30th August, along with bank holiday on 26th August, your holiday is from 24th August to 1st September.
Health and Fitness Travel’s suggested destination: Spain: Marbella Club Mindful Triathlon
If you’re suffering from a bout of summertime sadness then a trip to Marbella Club over the August bank holiday could be just what the doctor ordered. Not only will you benefit from a healthy dose of vitamin D, the Mindful Triathlon programme also allows active travellers to explore and benefit from balance and mindfulness. Over the course of your wellness trip, experience the ancient art of Tibetan singing bowl rituals, as well as various styles of yoga including Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Kundalini and Aerial. Return home with a new understanding and value for the art of mindfulness.
Christmas: Take Time-out This Festive Season in Thailand
Take 5 days off for a 12-day holiday, book off 23rd, 24th, 27th, 30th & 31st December, along with bank holidays 25th, 26th December & 1st January for a 12 day holiday from 21st December to 1st January.
Health and Fitness Travel’s suggested destination: Thailand: Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort Relax
Take time out from tradition this festive season as you swap endless eating and family arguments for the warm embrace of wellness at Mangosteen. Using just 5 days of annual leave, you can enjoy 12 days of holistic healing on a wellness programme designed to calm, relax and revive. Whilst the UK is whipped with wind and rain, you’ll be blissfully unaware, enjoying luxurious and detoxifying spa treatments, body and mind enhancing yoga and a vast array of nutritious cuisine. With breathtaking sunsets, a lush garden setting and unparalleled quality of service, missing out on that annual visit from Father Christmas seems rather less important.
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