The Best Fitness Spring Break Destinations 2020


HERE ARE THE BEST FITNESS SPRING 2020 BREAK DESTINATIONS

Author SPORT.LES / Published: Feb-18-2019

LOOKING FOR A WAY TO START THE NEXT DECADE AS YOU MEAN TO GO ON? THEN GIVE THE HOLIDAY HEDONISM A REST AND TAKE MIND AND BODY AWAY ON A FITNESS SPRING BREAK. FROM THAILAND TO MENORCA, HERE’S OUR ROUNDUP OF THE VERY BEST PLACES TO RUN, SPIN, SWIM, LIFT, EAT, AND MEDITATE (AND ALWAYS WEARING TOP ACTIVEWEAR OFC)

Bootcamps at Wildfitness in Menorca take advantage of the island's incredible natural environment © Wildfitness

OUTFOOR BOOTCAMP IN MENORCA, SPAIN

The clue is in the name. Wildfitness is a company that specialises in taking all your favourite gym-based activities and moving them outside, using more "natural" equipment. Throwing, lifting, running and combat drills are all included, as well as a spot of sunrise yoga, stargazing and journaling to help feed your soul.

GET JUICED UP IN SERTA, PORTUGAL

Juicy Oasis, in a tiny village two hours north of Lisbon, is a luxury retreat where one thing you won’t be doing is eating. This might sound bonkers, but take it from us – you feel amazing afterwards. On a diet of four pints of various different juices and smoothies per day, you’ll be able to do spin classes, sunrise hikes, beach volleyball and much more. More sedate activities include swimming in the river, sunbathing by the pool, attending one of the nutrition seminars or indulging in a spa treatment.

 
It's not all about healthy drinking at Juicy Oasis, there are plenty of activities on tap © Juicy Oasis
A beach holiday takes on a new meaning with 38°N in Ibiza © 38°N

DNA-BASED FITNES IN IBIZA, SPAIN

 

The original party island is probably not what you think of for a fitness Mecca but hosts 38°N will change the way you think about Ibiza. Using one of their partner five star hotels as a base, you’ll be working out on the beach and indoors with circuit classes, kickboxing sessions, pilates, runs up into the surrounding mountains and more. And if you’re a keen amateur athlete, you can add on an analysis of your DNA to personalise your training and nutrition and maximise your performance. Sun, sand and science.

BEND AND FLEX IN SAMUI, THAILAND

Absolute Sanctuary is an extremely well-run generalist health spa in Ko Samui that has developed a bit of a reputation as a hotspot for dedicated yogis. There are 22 different wellness programmes available to sign up to, which last from three to 60 days (yes, sixty) covering areas such as detox, pampering, sleep improvement, de-stress, lifestyle change and more.

© Absolute Sanctuary, Koh Samui

SOUL & SURF IN ALGARVE, PORTUGAL

Soul & Surf, which has gained a devoted following for its laid-back yoga and surf holidays in Kerala and Sri Lanka, will open its first permanent European base in Portugal in April. Following a series of successful pop-up retreats in the Algarve, the British founders Ed and Sofie Templeton will set up shop in a rustic Iberian farmhouse on the outskirts of Lagos, a 40-minute drive from Faro. This stretch of coastline is known for its great surf conditions for all abilities. Families are welcome and the company will launch some kid-friendly breaks later this year.

 
 New wave: yoga and surf in Portugal. Photograph: Peter Chamberlain

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Sources: The Guardian, Lonely Planet


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Author SPORT.LES / Published: Jan-28-2019

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