Stay Fit on Holiday: Our Top 6 Fitness Escapes

Fitness isn’t a quick fix – it's a lifestyle.

And if you’re naturally active, or simply want to show off all that hard work you’ve been doing in the gym, then a fitness holiday could be just the ticket.

Fitness holidays make great escapes. You can either choose one that’s already been organised, or it’s just as easy to pick a destination where there’s lots going on! That way, you can choose not only when you’re active but also how you’re active too.

And it doesn’t matter whether you’ve always dreamt of conquering the Dolomites or you’re just tired of saluting the sun under grey skies, we have the perfect solution to help you recharge your batteries. So, grab your passport and get ready for your next adventure – where will you go?

Best activity holiday destinations

woman does yoga on holiday in India

1) Up your Yoga game in India

Yoga focuses on strength, flexibility, breathing and mental wellbeing. Originating from India more than 5,000 years ago, it is now practised all over the world in various different styles. And whether you’re a beginner or a true pro at downward facing dog, India should be on every Yogi-hopeful’s bucket-list.

Don’t miss:

• Varkala Beach, southern India – a stunning section of coastline that shows off India’s natural beauty. The water here is also believed to heal ailments. (Disclaimer: the water may not heal any ailments).

Get kitted out first with one of our Cork Yoga Sets. Super light, they’re ideal for taking with you on the plane.

Dolomites in Italy in the sunshine

2) Take a hike in the Dolomites

There aren’t many of us who have been to Italy and not eaten their bodyweight in pizza. But luckily, there are lots of ways you can burn off those extra few *cough hundred *cough calories. Situated in the north of Italy near the Austrian border, The Dolomites are a set of mountains that form part of the Southern Limestone Alps. Hike, run or take your time and stroll your way round these stunning wonders of natural beauty. Guided and self-guided tours are available.

Don’t miss:

• The Dolomites in Autumn – a true sight to behold, all that hard work will definitely pay off when you see the view from the top.

3) Run wild in San Diego

With a combination of great weather and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, San Diego, California, is a runners’ paradise. With an average temperature of 23°C in the summer, you can be sure to leave your thermals at home while you concentrate on smashing your PB. Forget candyfloss and worryingly old roller-coasters, this is a seaside with a difference.

Don’t miss:

• Sunset Cliffs – named after the sheer cliffs that border the ocean, follow the cliffside trails for incredible views and stunning sunsets.

4) Find paradise in Mauritius

Nestled in the Indian Ocean just east of Madagascar, Mauritius is home to stunning coral reefs as well as miles of golden sands laced with palm trees. Ideal for snorkelling, there is a variety of bays that hem the island – perfect for anyone wanting to take a dip and explore while re-enacting Bounty adverts from the 90s.

Don’t miss:

• Blue Bay Marine Park – with clear visibility and shallow waters, this is a great place to start your snorkelling adventure.

man water skiing in the Caribbean

 5) Discover beautiful Barbados

With sparkling, clear blue waters, the Caribbean Sea is an impressive sight to behold and the island of Barbados is no different. Once there, it’s easy to get side-tracked by the notable array of rum on offer but if you can stay focused, then paddle boarding could be just the ticket. Great for beginners, the activity is readily available around the island and easy to pick up. Work on your core while soaking up the sun – this truly is an experience not to be forgotten.

Don’t miss:

• Carlisle Bay – Barbados is home to two of the world’s rarest sea creatures: hawksbill and leatherback turtles. Paddle over or take a short boat trip out to Carlisle Bay to get a chance to see them in their natural habitat.

Fitness expert in park with a Mirafit battle rope training

6) The local park

Ok, so it might not be the Caribbean, but it’s certainly a lot more affordable. Plus, you can go there whenever you like, and you don’t have to worry about chucking away your protein shake before you get there. Not just a great way to get out the house, but it can help mix up your training and get you away from the daily gym grind.

Don’t miss:

Battle ropes on the playing field – hits both cardio and strength training in one, you’ll get a great view of the park while you torch fat and burn off energy.

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