Fitness holiday / sports holiday
It may not seem the most logical pairing, to combine a wellness holiday with a sports holiday. And yet, the two go perfectly hand-in-hand. That’s because luxury wellness resorts not only have saunas and massage therapists, detox, juice fasts and Ayurveda; health resorts also often have a huge variety of sporting activities on offer. There is almost always a pool and gym. Sometimes even a tennis court or golf course. There are yoga, Pilates and tai chi classes, bikes to hire and walks to be enjoyed. Perhaps even diving, snorkelling and sailing. Or what about a surfing holiday? And the wonderful thing about an active wellness holiday... after all that exertion, the spa is waiting for you for some well-earned relaxation.
Read Helen van de Tillaar's experience of her sports holiday in Cyprus
Who are our fitness and active holidays for?
You want to rest, but not lying on a beach all day; you want to recharge, but not reading books by the pool. What you’re looking for is an adventurous holiday, an active holiday, a ‘doing’ holiday. A fitness or sports holiday is ideal in this case, combining activity with rest and recharging your energy, but burning it, too. A balance of relaxation plus exertion that leaves you satisfactorily tired and content at the end of the day.
A sports holiday is also great if you’re just starting out with exercising. A fitness holiday will help you discover which forms of exercise you enjoy most, and which work the best in helping you achieve your specific goal (improved fitness levels, weight loss, muscle mass). Why? Because there is a myriad of activities you can try out at a health resort. Tennis. Golf. Pilates. Swimming. Yoga. Tai chi. Bootcamp. Fitness. Surfing. And once you’ve found something that’s a good fit for you, it’s much easier to keep it up once back home. What’s more, there are often personal trainers at wellness resorts who can offer you professional guidance and advice.
What are the benefits of fitness holidays and sports holidays?
Sports lovers know all too well – after three weeks of doing nothing on the beach, your fitness levels plummet. Which is why a sports, fitness holiday is such a good idea. Regular exercise helps you feel lighter, fitter and healthier. Happier, even. Exercise keeps muscles and joints supple, improves physical condition, stimulates circulation and boosts the immune system. Those who exercise adequately can therefore avoid getting ill. And exercise remains the best way to lose weight. But starting to exercise isn’t always easy. Nor is keeping it up. A sports holiday can offer a solution, offering a gentle kick-start under the supervision of experts at the wellness resort. You’ll feel motivated, notice the effects, start enjoying it, after which you won’t want to go without it once your holiday comes to an end.
What are the options for a fitness holiday and sports holiday?
A sports holiday doesn’t mean spending your whole day at a gym. During an active wellness holiday at a health or wellness resort, you’ll have the choice of numerous sports and activities. Most hotels have a gym with modern equipment for strength training and cardio. There are also Pilates, yoga, tai chi or aquarobics classes. You can swim, play tennis, walk and cycle, play golf and horse-ride, row, sail or kayak. Diving, surfing or boot camp holidays are also options. There is a huge array of active wellness holidays available, meaning that you’re bound to find a health or wellness resort that offers activities to your taste.
Below is an overview of wellbeing resorts that are particularly suitable for sports holidays. Want to know more? Don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d be delighted to inform you of the options.
Fitness voor mannen
Fitness de Luxe
Fitness - Detox Combination
Fitness Booster (our exclusive Fitness programmes and a combination of Sport, Health & Relaxation)
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