WRITTEN BY TERESA GRECO
With a global pandemic highlighting the
need to prioritize our mental and physical
health, there has never been a better time
to start planning a post-lockdown health
and fitness trip. Lockdown has shown the importance of
daily healthy routines, like regular exercise, a balanced
diet, and frequent downtime and relaxation, to maintain
good mental health. People are choosing locations where
they can get away to focus on improving and maintaining
their health and fitness while on holiday.
Throughout the pandemic, many of us have experienced increasing levels of stress, anxiety, and insecurity. More people are now booking a healthy escape to combat these feelings and prevent future illness. Wellness resorts shape their guests’ experience around nurturing services that are tailored to each individual need, thus boosting wellbeing and reinforcing the immune system. Paul Joseph, Founder of Health and Fitness Travel, says, “Our clients are actively seeking ways to enhance their health and fitness on the go. We have seen an increase in new bookings for travel at the end of 2020 and throughout 2021. During lockdown, the importance of diet, fitness and healthy practices has become clear, and this reflects the values of today’s health-conscious consumers.”
From sailing the dazzling waters of Montenegro to rediscovering your Zen on the golden shores of the Algarve, these wellness holidays have everything you need to rest and recharge after a difficult several months.
Here are the 5 best post-lockdown trips to strengthen the immune system, clear the mind and increase overall wellbeing.
INVIGORATING FITNESS HOLIDAY TO STAY TRIM AND HEALTHY
The BNKR Fusion Fitness, Sri Lanka
Improve your strength and revitalize the body with a Fusion Fitness programme on this spectacular stretch of the Sri Lankan Coast. Choose from a wide range of activities designed to re-energize the body and refocus the mind, perfect for those feeling the strains of burnout during lockdown. Kickstart the morning with a kettlebell workout before unwinding with a yoga class on the beach. You will return home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, with a renewed energy for life.
TAKE A TRANSFORMATIVE
Wellness Tour Peru
To combat the sense of the mundane that has been a resounding theme of the lockdown, why not take this sevenday wellness journey into the unknown and discover the hidden gems of Peru. Explore one of the new Seven Wonders of The World at Machu Picchu, trek through the Sacred Valley and hike along the Inca Trail. You will experience the local cuisine and participate in fun wellness activities such as stand-up paddleboarding and a visit to the hot springs.
STRIKE A POSE
Yoga & Wellness Retreat at Longevity Cegohna Country Club, Portugal
If you are looking to rediscover your Zen post-lockdown, then look no further. In October, this week-long yoga retreat with Yoga Master Trevor Laurency, in
the Algarve’s Golden Triangle, is the perfect place to relax and recharge alongside other yogis. Providing the ideal combination of relaxation, yoga practice
and pool/beach time, this yoga retreat is everything you need to restore after the stress of lockdown. Following a calming yoga class, stroll down the golden
beach and take in the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean before you.
GET FIT IN THE SUN
The Fit Retreat, Fuerteventura
The perfect balance of glorious sunshine and intense
workouts, The Fit Retreat in Fuerteventura caters to
all your wellness holiday needs. With workouts, tasty
nutrition, fun activities and relaxation, the retreat
offers endless opportunities to make the most of your
time on the island. With so much to do, one thing is for
certain, you will never be bored! End your days watching
the orange hue of the sunset over the volcano during a
strength and flexibility-focused yoga class.
FIND PEACE AND DETOX IN THE COUNTRY
Glass House Detox Retreat, UK
For those that have been overindulging during lockdown due to stress and boredom, escape to the tranquillity of the English countryside for a relaxing detox retreat. Rid yourself of harmful toxins in the body that cause lethargy, weight gain and skin problems. With interchangeable diet plans and body composition analyses determining treatments and therapies, this wellness programme is specifically tailored to your individual requirements. In your downtime, unwind in the Himalayan salt block sauna or take a dip in the indoor pool.