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5 Reasons to Consider Hosting A Fitness Retreat

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ve undoubtedly seen and heard about yoga and fitness retreats (they’re all over social media).  Your members want to travel, and they don’t want to give up their healthy routines and workouts when they do. So, why not combine a beautiful destination with challenging daily workouts (did somebody say 2 a days!) and delicious, healthy meals.  

Today, fitness retreats can be tailored to any type of workout, think Muay Thai in Thailand (the birthplace of martial arts), CrossFit in Hawaii or Bootcamp in Belize.  Combine your workouts with adventures like hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and surfing, and you have got the recipe for an unforgettable vacation experience your clients won’t be able to resist.  The opportunities are only limited by your imagination! Here are 5 reasons you should consider hosting a retreat:

1. Offer new experiences to your members and stand out from your competition.

Retreats allow you to stand out from your competition, offering an unforgettable experience your clients can’t find anywhere else.  The chance to take your workouts, that your clients already know and love, to a beautiful destination is an opportunity they won’t want to miss.  They will be able to relax, rejuvenate and recharge, while participating in their favorite workouts, exploring an amazing destination, and eating healthy and delicious foods.  

2. You will have fun and so will everyone who attends!

Retreats aren’t just about the workouts, they’re about exploring a new destination, while staying active and healthy.  No matter what kind of retreat you host (Yoga, Kickboxing, Crossfit…) your days will be filled with amazing adventures that go well beyond your morning workout.  You can swim with sea turtles, go sailing at sunset, or zip line through the rainforest…your retreat will be filled with adventures everyone will love. Your days will be carefully planned to offer a wide array of activities, with something for everyone, and a balance of relaxation and adventure.  

3. They generate revenue.

As a business you have to be profitable. Hosting a retreat is a great way to create an entirely new revenue stream for your business and increase your yearly income. Each trip is completely customized- you determine the budget and the cost to your clients. Retreats can be an exciting and lucrative addition to what you are already offering your guests and members.

4. Get a free vacation.

You have dedicated yourself to improving your client’s quality of life, making them stronger, healthier and happier.  However, sometimes your own wellbeing can fall victim to your ambition. Hosting retreats can be a welcomed break from everyday life, and the stress that comes with it.  You’ll lead your clients through 1-2 workouts a day, participate in all the fun activities you’ve planned, and still have plenty of time for some much-needed R&R…all at no cost to you.  You can host your retreats in the most beautiful destinations in the world and create a truly amazing and unforgettable vacation experience that you can enjoy as much as your guests.

5. Increase member loyalty and build your brand.

Hosting a retreat gives you the chance to bond with your members, and for them to bond with each other, creating relationships that last long after the flight home.  Getting out of town together and spending quality time with your clients will increase their trust in your brand and their loyalty to you. They’re likely to rave about their experience and convince friends and family to try out your classes when they get home.  If you host additional retreats, they are going to be your most loyal attendees and will convince others to come along too.

TravelFit Retreats creates custom retreats for our clients in beautiful destinations worldwide.  We handle all of the logistics, planning and organization of each retreat, including helping you select a destination, when to go, where to stay, and what activities to include.  We create your itinerary and will arrange all transportation, meals and excursions. We manage all guest communications, such as sending out welcome emails, destination information, arrival and departure information, visa and passport requirements (for international destinations) and even follow up with guests after the retreat to get feedback.  We take care of all the details, so you can focus on what you do best…teach!

If you would like to learn more, please visit the Travel Fit Retreats website.