Wellness & Wanderlust

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list”

Susan Sontag

Hola! I’m sitting here writing this from sunny Florida, which seems all too appropriate given the subject of today’s post… Wellness & Wanderlust! These days, it seems like literally everyone has been bitten by the travel bug!! SERIOUSLY! We live during a time where 6-month excursions to SE Asia are essentially a right of passage one must take prior to entering the “adult world”…  why not fit a little fitness between those full moon parties & your next piña colada?! 😛 So to fuel both your wanderlust & passion for wellness, we’re exploring 5 different health & fitness travel retreats that are offered around the globe!! 

Health & Fitness Travel Retreats


1. Restart Health Escapes 

I’ve been following this Australian-based company on Instagram for quite some time now!! Their programs offer the most perfect balance between body & mind, including daily schedules filled with healthy meals, challenging fitness regimens, spa & massage therapies & lifestyle counselling…. uhm YES PLEASE! Highly qualified trainers & staff strive to provide you with the tools required for long-term success, both physically & mentally! Restart Health Escapes is currently filling up spots for their next retreat in Phuket, Thailand!

Pricing: starting from $2,450

2. The Biggest Loser Resorts 

I don’t know about you, but I am a TOTAL fan of The Biggest LoserI seriously cannot get through a single episode without shedding some serious, monsoon worthy tears! With programs that combine education (ie learning to read labels, meal planing etc), a variety of fitness classes & inspirational talks, this shapes up to be a pretty intriguing retreat! Programs are offered in various locations across the United States including Florida, Chicago, Niagara & California!

Pricing: starting from $2,445

3. Holistic Edventures

Okay this one seriously sounds like an absolute DREAM!!!! Temple visits, yoga, meditation, reiki treatments, spa days, fitness classes, waterfalls, hikes, traditional cooking classes… the list goes on & on & on! Plus, did I mention that the program will be in Cambodia?! AMAZING! This Toronto-based company is currently reserving spots for an 8 day “edventure” beginning March 24th!

Pricing: contact for inquiries

4. Red Mountain Essential Retreat

I wanted to include a retreat that was slightly more on the budget-friendly side of things! Based out of Utah, this program starts at $265/night & includes accommodations, 3 daily meals, guided morning hikes, unlimited fitness classes, cooking instructions, discovery activities & access to the hotel’s amenities (ie pool, bikes, strength studios etc). Not to mention, their photos are positively STUNNING!

5. Kalon Escuela de Surf

Learning to surf definitely qualifies as a “buck-list” moment! There are literally TONS of surf retreats offered around the globe!! This particular one is based out of Costa-Rica & includes accommodations, 5 days of surf coaching, gourmet meals, massage, pilates & airport transportation!

Pricing: starting from $2,490

Retreats not exactly in your budget?

No problem! Next time you’re on vacation, see what’s offered at your hotel!! Some resorts, especially all-inclusive’s, offer daily fitness & nutrition programs or activities that are already included in your price! Take advantage!!! And if you happen to splurge on an excursion while you’re there, make it an active one!

Quick Tip: If travelling across Canada or the US, try Groupon’s “health & fitness” listings for some amazing deals while on vacay… my boyfriend & I got really great prices for kayak rentals while in Florida! I’ve also seen boxing, yoga, massages etc listed! AKA Build your own retreat!

Would you ever go on a wellness retreat?!



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