9 Great Affordable Fitness Retreat Options

09/05/2023, Healing Holidays

Embarking on a fitness retreat can be a transformative experience that offers a range of physical and mental health benefits. From boot camps to bespoke fitness holidays, our invigorating fitness holidays will allow you to achieve your best mind and body and return home feeling healthier, toned, and energised. We've compiled a list of nine of the best fitness retreats that offer a range of activities and amenities while still being budget-friendly.

Whether you're looking for a group fitness retreat, are training for a specific event, or want to tailor your own holiday with a mix of fitness and relaxation, we have a range of holidays to suit you.

Get ready to get fit and have fun while on a budget at these great fitness retreat options from Healing Holidays. 

Palacio Estoril, Portugal

Palacio Estoril is a grand 1930s hotel in the seaside town of Estoril, offering glamour and luxury in a classical setting. The 5* hotel is home to a 4,000 sqm wellness center offering award-winning spa and medical services.

The Estoril Wellness Centre specializes in health, fitness, and well-being with a team of doctors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, nutritionists, and expert trainers on site. They also have a group activity schedule from yoga to Zumba to box fit to hydrotherapy classes in the thermal pool, with more than six daily classes on weekdays and 1 or 2 classes on weekends. Some courses are taught on the rooftop overlooking the blue sea in the summer.

Palacio Estoril is best for solo travellers, couples, and friends looking to relax and improve their well-being and fitness levels.

A Woman With Her Personal Trainer In The Palacio Estoril Gym

Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand 

Absolute Sanctuary is a boutique wellness resort offering a range of comprehensive wellness programmes to promote a healthier body and mind with long-lasting benefits. Ideal for those seeking to transform into a healthier lifestyle, holistic therapies, exercise, healthy meals, and spa treatments are included in the wellness programmes, including yoga, Pilates, detox, and fitness. The friendly and relaxed atmosphere makes the resort a true haven of wellness for people to reconnect, re-energise and re-balance.

Absolute Sanctuary offers a wide range of affordable fitness retreats to choose from, depending on your needs and personal preference, such as yoga, mindfulness, Pilates, and total fitness. The retreat allows you to focus on your health and fitness goals in a tranquil setting and work with a personal trainer to achieve your fitness goals. Plus, a wide range of spa treatments will rebalance the mind and body so that you can return home feeling re-energised and refreshed.

A Woman Doing Pilates Outside At Absolute Sanctuary

EPIC SANA Algarve, Portugal

Set within 8 hectares of landscaped gardens, EPIC SANA Algarve is a luxury 5* hotel set above the red cliffs of Falésia beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Located in the Portuguese coastal city of Albufeira, its privileged location between the pine forest and the sea allows the hotel to harmonise perfectly with nature. With the Sayanna Wellness spa, seven pools, a sports complex, a kids club (seasonal), five restaurants (seasonal), 1 bar, and direct access to Praia da Falésia, Epic Sana offers the perfect setting for getting fit while on a budget. The sports complex offers multi-sport courts for tennis, football, volleyball, or basketball, and hotel guests have access to the daily fitness group lessons with trained professionals guiding you every step along your fitness journey. 


Lefay Resort & Spa Dolomiti, Italy

Surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Italian Dolomites, Lefay Resort & Spa Dolomiti is a modernist mountain hideaway that is the perfect destination for those wanting to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A large East-meets-West spa featuring multiple saunas and various pools offers a range of relaxing and energising treatments, and there is a state-of-the-art gym for those looking to get their fitness fix. Food also plays an important part in Dolomiti's wellness philosophy, with the focus being on fresh, local, and seasonal dishes that delight the senses and nourish the body and soul.

When not undergoing treatments, guests and their companions can retire to their calm and spacious rooms, enjoy the property’s various amenities, or, depending on the season, go skiing or hiking in the surrounding area.

A Woman Sat In A Jacuzzi At Lefay Dolomiti

Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel, Portugal

Nestled in the beautiful and picturesque Alvor village, Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel is ideal for those wanting to improve their well-being and overall fitness levels with state-of-the-art facilities and expertise along the beautiful Algarve coastline. This 5* adults-only wellness and medical spa combines modern integrative and regenerative medicine with the most advanced wellness and preventative diagnostics, therapies, and programmes. Dedicated to every aspect of your ongoing health and quality of life, various programmes are offered to keep you physically fit while on a budget.

A fitness retreat at Longevity Health and Wellness Hotel will boost your fitness and assist you in regaining your strength through this fitness programme with personal training and various group fitness classes. Personalised training sessions will allow you to perfect your technique and enhance your fitness levels, complemented by relaxing spa therapies while on a budget.

A Beach Near Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel

Thanyapura, Thailand

Thanyapura is a paradise for health and fitness lovers looking to rebalance and recharge in a vibrant destination. A wellness retreat nestled within lush gardens and plant-filled courtyards, the resort is frequented by professional athletes, including Olympic gold medalists. Hence, it’s no secret that this sports mecca is ideal for achieving your fitness goals. There are many facilities to fulfill a fitness lover’s dream, including group fitness classes, personalised wellness programmes, and an integrated medical centre. Kickstart or enhance your fitness levels with over 100 group fitness classes a week and world-class sports facilities.

A View Of The Olympic Swimming Pool At Thanyapura

Samahita, Thailand

Samahita is a peaceful and attractive resort that can be found on the quiet southwest coast of Koh Samui. Unlike other parts of the island that are overdeveloped, this location is perfect for experiencing Thailand's peacefulness and tranquility from the past. It is surrounded by calm turquoise waters and is guarded by swaying coconut trees. Local fishermen and inhabitants quietly go about their business, and the sound of roosters wakes you up in the morning. Samahita is an unpretentious resort founded by Paul Dallaghan, a well-known Irish Yogi master who trains other yoga teachers. The resort welcomes anyone who is interested in yoga, making it an ideal destination for solo travellers. The accommodations are simple but have everything you need, including reliable Wi-Fi. The meals are communal and feature locally sourced and healthy food options. 

A Yoga Class At Samahita

Shanti Som, Spain 

Shanti Som is an intimate and peaceful South East Asian-inspired retreat nestled in the hills of Andalucía. This family-run retreat is a haven of tranquility and harmony with only 15 rooms, making it the ideal retreat for those looking to regain energy and gain balance in the peace and quiet of the countryside while just a short drive from the beaches of Marbella. Immerse yourself in well-being activities, ancient Eastern and Western-inspired spa treatments, and healthy meals designed to nourish the body and soul and allow time for personal reflection and self-understanding. Shanti Som can help you kickstart or maintain your fitness routine with a programme designed to enable you to work on your personal goals while sticking to your budget, with a fitness trainer as well as a variety of different group sessions, ranging from guided mountain hikes to group yoga and Pilates.

A Woman Doing Yoga Outside At Shanti Som

OCEANO Health Spa Hotel, Spain 

Located on the breathtaking island of Tenerife, Hidden away in the mountains yet overlooking the ocean, is the beautiful and engaging OCEANO. Its signature and most prominent feature is the FX Mayr Centre. The FX Mayr Centre has developed into one of the leading exponents of Mayr medicine, which states that clean guts are the route to improved overall health and well-being. Following a detailed medical consultation, your gut will be cleansed the Mayr way - via diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes. Tenerife boasts year-round sunshine and gorgeous weather, making it the perfect location for fitness, weight-loss, and detoxing done the Mayr way.

A Group Of People Doing A Yoga Class Outside At OCEANO Health Spa Hotel

Fitness retreats are a fantastic way to stay healthy, get in shape, and have fun while on a budget. The retreats we have listed offer a range of activities and amenities, making them accessible to everyone, regardless of fitness level or budget. These retreats provide a supportive environment that encourages physical activity, healthy eating, and mindfulness practices that can be incorporated into everyday life. By choosing one of these budget-friendly fitness retreats with Healing Holidays, you can enjoy a transformative experience that will leave you feeling energised, refreshed, and ready to take on the world.

If this blog has got you interested in starting your wellness journey call our wellness advisors at 020 7843 3597 or enquire here.

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