It’s easy to get caught up in the everyday stresses in our busy lives. Trying to find balance while facing obligations like work, family, a social life, staying fit — the list can go on and on. It’s important to balance a busy lifestyle to remember why you took it all on in the first place. Many resorts and hotels offer fitness and wellness options that help to renew and recharge.
Manage everyday stress by planning a wellness-focused trip that teaches you a new hobby, jumpstarts a healthy diet, or kicks-in a new fitness regime. Where to go:
1. Yoga Rocks
Agios Pavlos, Crete, Greece
Recharge in the warming sunshine on the pristine beaches of the island of Crete in Greece at the Yoga Rocks retreat located along the southern coast. The program includes daily yoga, meditation and locally prepared vegetarian meals. The goal is to help guests connect with themselves and one another through thoughtful yoga practice in an exquisite location.
2. Kalon Surf
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Surfing is one of the fasting growing sports in the US because it’s proven to reduce stress while providing a great workout. Kalon Surf offers an immersive surfing experience in a luxurious setting. Learn to surf by day then cool down in a beautiful infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Afterward, watch the sunset on the horizon.
Unlock your childhood sense of wonder at this adult summer camp resort. The vast property offers a variety of activities that encourage you to let go and rediscover a youthful curiosity. They have something for everyone — golf, arts and crafts, fitness classes, games, archery, even a beehive. The allure of breaking free and letting your inner-child out is an experience both special and unforgettable.
Challenge yourself by heading to Hawaii to train with six-time IRONMAN™ champion Dave Scott in a five-day triathlon clinic. This trip will kick you into shape while you enjoy the beauty and warmth that only Hawaii can provide. When you’re not training, take advantage of the many amenities like golf, tennis, water sports and world-class dining.
This luxury resort in northern India is the perfect destination for a wellness getaway. The Grand Bharat offers many different packages that will realign and reboot you. One option is the Ayurvedic Detox which focuses on ridding the body of toxins or “doshas” that have accumulated through a variety of physical and mental activities. Other options include daily yoga, special tea blends, and rejuvenating spa treatments.
As one of the most modern and health-focused resorts in the world, Vivamayr Altaussee is in the stunning and dramatic Austrian Alps. The location alone is enough to make anyone take a step back with its pristine lakes, charming village location, and clean Alpine air. A stay here includes Mayr medicine, laboratory diagnostics and bloodwork, spa treatments, fitness training, and daily doses of mandatory mineral waters. The focus of the retreat is detoxification – giving your digestive tract a break by consuming only vegetable broth, potatoes, buckwheat bread, and carefully selected vitamins for a minimum of seven days.
Alajuela, Costa Rica
This resort not only cares about healing you, it wants to improve the environment while doing it. The entire property was built with sustainability in mind, through its building materials, location and forest preservation to natural and solar lighting. Asclepios cares. They want to provide the most relaxing and healing sanctuary for visitors in their spa facilities and organically prepared meals, by a skilled and caring staff.
This article was originally published on TravelSquire.