Top Five Fitness Holidays

It is well known that taking a holidays away from your natural surroundings is the perfect way to escape from the stresses and strains of everday life,  and often an opportunity to indulge in things you struggle to put into your typical working week. Although the thought of exercising instead of sitting on a white sandy beach with a cocktail in your hand may not be the most exciting prospect for most, fitness holidays are perfectly designed to be a fun and challenging expedition to put your body first. 

Another factor that people are often scared of when thinking about going on a fitness holiday is if they think it will be accessible for their individual needs. However, it should be known that fitness holidays are suitable for men and women of all ages, sizes and levels of fitness as they are often geared to meet your goals. If you are searching for a fitness holiday with exceptional facilities, exquisite food, world class trainers and luxury accommodation, we have put together the top five that would be on your list.

Absolute Sanctuary

Situated in a peaceful area on the island of Koh Samui lies Absolute Sanctuary, a simple, but utterly wonderful spa. If you have dreamt of a yoga or Pilates holiday in Thailand, and are determined to cleanse, get fitter and lose weight, without it costing the earth, then this is the spa for you. For those wanting to improve their fitness levels we recommend the 'Absolute be fit programme.' This programme uses a holistic approach to fitness, catering to those seeking to improve their fitness levels as well as those wanting to kick-start a fitness regime. Starting off with a comprehensive fitness assessment, this fitness programme is tailormade to meet your fitness goals, including both indoor and outdoor sessions encompassing a wide variety of exercises such as cardiovascular workout, weight training sessions, boot camp workout and Muay Thai sessions. 

Or, for those wanting a more intense fitness programme, we recommend the 'Ultimate fitness programme. 'The Absolute Ultimate Fitness programme has been specially designed to provide for a fitness experience like none other. It integrates Absolute Sanctuary's expertise in Yoga, Pilates Reformer, Rhythm cycling and Core Suspend with personal fitness sessions, functional training, nutritionally balanced superfood meals and muscle soothing spa therapies to produce effective results.

Chiva Som

Chiva-Som International Health Resort is the Grande Dame of destination spas that has been helping people achieve their goals for 20 years.  During your stay at Chiva-Som, you will follow a fluid schedule advised by the experts who will ensure you enjoy a balance of treatments and relaxation.  

The primary objective of the Fitness Retreat at Chiva-Som is to nurture your body and give you the confidence and the tools, to achieve sustainable fitness.  Whether you are experienced or just starting out on a fitness and exercise regime, this retreat will help inspire, motivate and educate while working with you to achieve your desired goals.

Professional and experienced trainers will develop a personalised, all-encompassing programme based on your aims, health history and lifestyle. The programme will include muscle toning, core stability, endurance training, joint mobilisation, and stretching. 


Euphoria Retreat is the perfect place to relax, redefine the relationship between your mind and body and reinvent yourself. The holistic approach works as a process of transformation on all levels to achieve an enduring balance. The ultimate goal of this transformational process is what is on offer – a state of euphoria, embracing the Ancient Greek concept of a blissful life. 

If you are in search of a more holistic approach to your fitness holidays, the 'Emotional and Physical Transformation Retreat', Euphoria's Signature intensive retreat, aims to improve your overall state of emotional wellbeing and bring harmony between your physical and emotional aspects. By addressing all levels, physical, emotional and spiritual, it assists your self-reflection and contemplation and enhances your evolutionary journey towards self-awareness and illumination. 


Nestled in majestic hills, Thanyapura’s Health Spa is the ideal location for a blissful retreat. Located just 20 minutes from the Phuket international airport and next to a national forest, Thanyapura is dedicated to promoting active living and healthy lifestyles through sports and wellness. Thanyapura optimises each individual stay with its world-class facilities, dynamic group classes, personal training, comfortable rooms, and delicious and nutritious food. 

For the fitness fanatics, we recommend Thanyapura's 'Fit and Healthy' programme. This programme is ideal for women and men that want to regain fitness and conditioning and lose some unwanted weight for better energy levels. Thanyapura’s Fit and Healthy programme is specifically designed to help people get back into shape and get healthy again. Their program focuses on the fundamentals – exercise, nutrition, detoxification and bio-chemical balance. 


Tucked away in a lush valley, overlooking the coast of southern Koh Samui, lies the hypnotically-beautiful Kamalaya, a luxury wellness and holistic spa resort in, offering stress relief, detox, weight loss, fitness and yoga, for the ultimate healing experience.

Kamalaya's 'Comprehensive Optimal Fitness Programme' is geared towards those who exercise regularly, and want to improve their workouts by striking the right balance between exercise, relaxation techniques, stretching, nutrition and a generally healthy lifestyle. The team of fitness and wellness experts at Kamalaya will address your specific goals following an evaluation. Your days will focus on the core training sessions, while also providing guidance on how to best incorporate your new fitness routine into your everyday life. 

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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