Life happens: we work hard, play hard, and sometimes time just doesn’t permit the type of body sculpting workouts we’d love to do on a regular basis. Great news! There are boot camps to get you back on track, and those boot camps don’t have to be completely miserable. In fact, we’re well-versed on several luxury boot camps that’ll help you get your booty back while they spoil you rotten.
Pure Kauai, Hawaii
What better place to go and get yourself back in shape than one of the most gorgeous islands on earth? Get out of the gym and start climbing mountains, hiking rainforests, running beaches. The view at the top of that mountain will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, and that runner’s high that hits as you breathe in that salt air will motivate you in a whole new way.
When you’re done pushing yourself physically, relax in your own cottage or villa, and consult with your own personal trainer, private chef, personal assistant and massage therapist on well living. Your stay at Bespoke Fitness Vacation can be as relaxed or intense as you wish, just keep in mind that it’s not a place you’ll want to take lightly with all the resources available to you.
The Ranch at Live Oak in Malibu, California
Prepare to work hard mentally and physically in this luxury boot camp that feels more like a luxury rehab than anything else. When you sign up for this week of tough love, you’re signing up for required pre-dawn wake up calls for early morning yoga, 16-21 kilometer daily hikes, four hours of fitness classes, and a super strict diet of no meat, no wheat, no sugar, no dairy, no caffeine, no alcohol, and no processed foods.
The intensity of your stay at The Ranch at Live Oak will be unlike any other: you will want to stop at times, but instructors will push you to move forward. The result of a week there? Noticeable weight loss and a general sense of feeling much better.
The Island Experience in Ilha Grande, Brazil
De-stress and detox with this seven-day program that’s full of rainforest hiking, kayaking, yoga, meditation, and a vegetarian diet. It’s a small program that will only accommodate 12 guests at a time, which means each guests gets gentle guidance and daily encouragement. At the end of your week, you’ll feel more equipped to face limits, conquer challenges, manage fears and open up to others.
Bikini Bootcamp in Tulum, Mexico
Here, you’ll find fitness rats and active everyday people who are just looking for a fun little physical push. Bikini Bootcamp was one of the first adventure-fitness programs around, and it combines luxury settings right on the beach with active vacation fun (think: salsa lessons and belly dancing classes). It’s much less intense than other fitness vacations in that it’s all about being active and having fun.
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