Top 5 Fitness Holidays for 2015

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This is a guest blog post written by Paul Joseph, co-founder of Health and Fitness Travel.  Paul searches for the rare and hidden gems around the world and puts together exclusive and trend-setting holidays for those who would like to improve or maintain their health and fitness whilst on holiday.  Paul also contributes to the travel pages of various high-profile newspapers and magazines where he offers his expert advice on wellness holidays.  In this post Paul shares his top five fitness holidays for 2015.

1. Thailand: Thanyapura Fusion Fitness

If you’re looking for top-drawer sporting activities and coaching, look no further than Thanyapura in Thailand. Boasting world-class facilities, including an Olympic-size swimming pool, a state of the art fitness centre and full-size football pitches, this active holiday is ideal for fitness enthusiasts. With group fitness classes from Thai boxing to Zumba and activities from tennis to cycling, you are sure to find something, just ask the Olympic teams who regularly train here! A haven for fitness fanatics, create your own fitness programme with your favourite activities to suit your goals and interests and work alongside experts to uncover the best ways to get fit and healthy.

2. St. Lucia: The BodyHoliday Fusion Fitness

Kick start 2015 in peak shape at this health and fitness retreat in St. Lucia. Hidden amongst tropical jungle, this stunning beach-front holiday from Health and Fitness Travel’s exclusive Fusion Fitness™ collection is an ideal escape for a fitness holiday. Work up a sweat with a mixture of private cardio sessions, strength and sport workouts, including kettle bells and golf. Embrace change with mind and body sessions such as yoga, before soothing sore muscles at the luxury spa with a sports massage. This all-inclusive fitness break comes complete with a host of fun water sports and land activities, whilst the hosted singles table every evening make this perfect for a solo getaway.

3. Portugal: The Oitavos Fusion Fitness

Escape to the coast of Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, on a luxury fitness break overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy hiking in the sunshine, playing golf, taking a surf lesson or a personal fitness session with one of the experts. Be sure not to miss out on the high energy fitness classes to maximise weight-loss; ranging from ju-jitsu to total conditioning and dance-mania to spinning. If you’re looking for a fitness activity at a slower pace, why not give meditation or Pilates a go. Enhance your well-being after a busy day by enjoying the extensive range of spa treatments on offer, including hot stone therapy, detoxifying herbal baths and a sea breeze manicure.

4. Italy: Adler Thermae Active Fitness

Lace up your walking boots and escape to Italy as you explore the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside by foot. Ideal for hiking fans, up your fitness with personal training sessions and group classes, from yoga to hydro biking, in preparation for your exploration of the stunning surroundings of Tuscany’s natural park whilst Nordic walking. Early morning Nordic walks will kick-start your healthy day of exploration, whilst mountain biking tours along world-class trails satisfy your taste for adventure. After a full day of trekking, take time to relax in Adler Thermae’s very own thermal spa as you unwind in the natural hot spring waters.

5. Malta: Kempinski San Lawrenz Fusion Fitness

Boost your fitness on an active holiday designed to get you looking and feeling your best at Kempinski San Lawrenz in Malta. Set amongst the calming countryside this charming health retreat provides a tranquil backdrop for those looking for a revitalising health and fitness holiday. Spend your days working up a sweat with a guided cycling tour, try your hand at rock climbing or stretch out during a group yoga class. After an action packed day, unwind at the luxury spa with reflexology or a body detox wrap to return home a healthier and happier you.

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