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Making the Most of Your Healthy Getaway

Updated on September 18, 2014

Do your Research

Preparation for your retreat stay is key if you want to ensure that you get the maximum benefit from the experience. Being well informed about the events, facilities and treatments available at the retreat will enable you to select the perfect items to pack in your suitcase.

Detox retreats suggest that you adjust your diet by gradually reducing caffeine intake prior to your stay. Relaxation retreats aim to reduce stress and tension so it makes sense to minimise anxiety and concerns before your arrival. On the other hand, a lively fitness holiday in Ibiza for example will raise your energy levels and stimulate you to increase your participation and results, so a motivated mood helps.

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Outdoor workouts

Exercise sessions are held on gorgeous sandy beaches and stunning countryside settings that take the breath away. Exercising in the great outdoors provides additional benefits because your senses become fully engaged when they connect to the sights, sounds and smells of nature. A fitness holiday allows you to enjoy the experience of exercising in a new way. Being mindful will enable you to maximise the intensity of the sensory experience and you will feel more energised, calm and rejuvernated than you usually do post workout.

Expect the Experts

Personal interaction with dedicated expert personal trainers will inspire and motivate you to continue training, tweak your techniques and improve your performance. Retreat trainers are on hand to provide advice and guidance so that you boost each workout and achieve maximum results by changing your training style and targeting key areas of the body. Fitness and nutrition advice is also easily accessible so you will come home in better shape than when you left.

Eat Smart

Delicious and nutritious meals, freshly prepared by chefs, are served at retreats so that you feed your body with the best possible food. The cuisine is usually seasonal and selected to provide a well-balanced menu. Special dietary requirements are also catered for, so you don’t have to worry that what you eat will impact on detoxing or diet plans. Equally hitting the local pizzeria at the end of a day working out is only going to undo the benefits you've paid so much for!

Recovery Time

Reward your body by enjoying optional Spa treatments that relax and rewind. Fitness holidays will provide an organised plan of progressive exercises and activities and a selection of perfectly balanced treatments for the body and mind. The type of treatments available will depend on the kind of retreat you are visiting. If the retreat is located in a coastal spot or beautiful mountains you can reward and heal your body by talking a walk in nature.

Free Time

Although day time activities are planned and timetabled there is always free time available at the end of the day. You can use this free time to relax and unwind, explore the beautiful local area or to socialise with your fellow retreat guests. This time can also be used to fully disengage from everyday life and to simply enjoy the restful retreat experience

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