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Fitness and wellness retreats have become more and more popular over the past few years, with options in seemingly every destination and at every price point!  They are quickly replacing standard vacations as more people want to remain healthy and active while they travel. Retreats offer you the opportunity to take charge of your fitness goals and return home with tools that will long outlast your tan.  They allow you the opportunity to stay active during an action-packed week while exploring beautiful and exciting destinations and meeting like-minded people. Whether you want to eat healthier, learn new workouts and tools to utilize back home, de-stress and relax, or just look and feel better overall, a fitness or wellness-based retreat may be just the adventure you’ve been looking for.  Below are the top 6 reasons why we think you should attend a fitness retreat this year.

6 Reasons to go on a Fitness Retreat

1. You Get to Travel!

If you like to travel, then combining your workouts with exploring a beautiful destination is a great way to spark a new commitment to a healthy lifestyle (or continue an existing one).  Taking your workout on the road is a fantastic way to keep fit and healthy, and the journey itself will impact you in so many positive ways. The natural surroundings will enhance your experience and allow you to relax, recharge and rejuvenate in ways you never imagined.

2. Meet likeminded people and find your tribe!

Getting, or staying fit, isn’t always easy.  With a wellness holiday, everyone is there for the same reason.  Not only will you get to experience an exciting and beautiful destination, you’ll meet new people, try new activities, eat new foods, and learn about a new culture.  A great option for solo, or single travelers, you’ll be surrounded by a group of people that will want to see you conquer new challenges and push through your fears and succeed.  You’ll motivate, support and encourage each other throughout your trip and you’ll be rewarded with new friends from around the world!

3. Continue your healthy lifestyle while traveling.

Fitness isn’t just about burpees and squats in the gym.  Retreats offer you the chance to switch things up a bit and challenge yourself in new and exciting ways.  You’ll be able to hike volcanoes, take surf lessons, and snorkel with sea turtles, among other things. Mix in morning runs through the rainforest and sunset yoga on the beach, and you’ll work muscles you never even knew you had!

4. It’s an all-inclusive vacation.

One of the best things about retreats is that they’re an all-inclusive vacation.   You pay one price and all of your accommodations, workouts, meals and activities are included.  Rather than spend your time planning and organizing, you just need to show up and invest in yourself.

5. Enjoy delicious and healthy meals.

While on retreat you will eat healthy, organic and delicious meals.  Enjoy cleansing your body with rich nutritious foods meant to banish toxins and help you feel full and focused.  By cutting out unhealthy options, you can return home feeling positive about yourself, while giving your body the tools to be the best it can be.

6. Stay on track when you get home.

After spending an unforgettable week with an amazing group of people, you’ll want to keep that momentum going after you return home.  Whether it’s building on new skills you learned while away or simply wanting to continue to look and feel great, you’ll look forward to hitting the gym or taking your workouts outdoors for the long term.