Portugal's Top Fitness Retreats20/04/2021, Healing Holidays
Red cliff coastlines, idyllic whitewashed Moorish villages, captivating cities and golden beaches; the Portuguese experience can be many things to many people. For us, as well as being home to some of the friendliest people, it’s also home to some fantastic fitness retreats that will have you in tip-top shape in no time at all.
One of the Grande old Dames of European splendour, Palacio Estoril is a property that has kept its great old traditions, but now also boasts a knock-out modern Spa, with all the whistles and bells attached, including a 200m2 Gym that specialises in functional training. This type of training promotes the improvement of daily life, with movements used in day-to-day activities, such as lifting and sitting. With permanent supervision by a personal trainer each fitness session is considered a step forward towards achieving specific objectives, whether personal (change the look and body structure), sports (improve their performance in a given style) or directly related to health (improving joint mobility, reduction of fat mass, increase of muscle mass).
LONGEVITY HEALTH & WELLNESS HOTEL
Nestled in the beautiful and picturesque fishing village of Alvor on Portugal's Western Algarve coast, Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel is a state-of-the-art medical spa that combines modern integrative and regenerative medicine with the most advanced wellness and preventative diagnostics. In addition to the innovative medical spa offering, there’s also a modern well-equipped gym and a variety of group exercises to try, including Yoga and Pilates. Guests can also experience world-class sports medicine treatments, including physiotherapy and injury prevention sessions to help you achieve peak fitness performance.
VILALARA LONGEVITY THALASSA & MEDICAL SPA
Sitting snug along the stunning Algarve coastline with seaside gardens and direct access to soft golden sands is Vilalara Longevity Thalassa & Medical Spa, a world-class wellness retreat where exclusivity, comfort and stunning surroundings combine to create a unique experience of wellbeing and health. In addition to six outdoor pools, four tennis courts and a thalassotherapy centre, the resort also boasts a big, contemporary gym outfitted with TechnoGym machines where you can exercise to your heart’s content. There’s also a variety of instructor led group classes to try, including dynamic stretching, core training, functional movement and Yoga.
EPIC SANA ALGARVE
EPIC SANA Algarve is a five star resort situated in a prime location within walking distance of the stunning Praia de Falesia beach. As well as boasting five outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a multi-purpose sports field and an excellent Oriental-inspired Spa, the resort also features a state-of-art-fitness centre with modern cardiovascular training and weight training equipment where experienced instructors like Freddy Farinho will whip you into shape. There’s also a wide range of classes for you to try, including Pilates, Yoga, bootcamp and circuit training.
SIX SENSES DOURO VALLEY
Combining nature’s bounty with Six Senses’ spa excellence, Northern Portugal's Six Senses Douro Valley is just the place for a rejuvenating wellness break. Whilst the resort boasts a large well-equipped gym, the main reason why fitness fanatics will love this place is the wide selection of outdoor activities you can experience in the lush green areas surrounding the property, including kayaking, mountain biking, rafting, tree climbing and trail walking. Guests can also choose from a variety of group fitness classes, including TRX, Pilates and Yoga.
If this blog has got you interested in starting your fitness journey in Portugal call our wellness advisors at 020 7843 3597 or enquire here.