During every Olympic and Paralympic Games (starting on 7th September), media usually report on a rise in the number of people playing sports and keeping active: the so-called ‘trickle-down effect’.
Is there a more effective PR exercise than a month-long sporting marathon to inspire both buddying athletes and former couch-potatoes-turned-fitness-aficionados as a result of the Games? We think not.
For those who want to keep up the good work out, these are three last minute fitness breaks worth every ml of sweat you can book now:
- Go Wild in Crete
Wildfitness‘s week-long fitness holiday in Crete is based in a magical mountain hamlet in Milia where guests stay in an authentic monks settlement that blends harmoniously with the environment. The schedule is packed with workshops and adventurous training that takes place in the stunning surrounding area to unleash your inner Michael Bolt. In keeping with the destination, guests will be served The Taste of the Gods inspired menus; a range of nutritious Mediterranean dishes lovingly prepared with foraged, locally-sourced ingredients fitness junkies will enjoy during the week.
Wildfitness retreats in Crete start on 16 and 23 September 2016 and last for a week.
- Keep fit in Gstaad
There’s nothing quite like an end-of-summer getaway to Switzerland to recoup strength before facing the last quarter of the year. The Alpina Gstaad offers guests personalised wellness programmes which include one wellness activity and one spa treatment per day, under the guidance of a Six Senses wellness expert. We’d opt fot the ‘Trim & Fit’ programme which helps to lose weight (after those long hours watching the sports with gourmet popcorns in hand we might have put on a couple of pounds!), improve your stamina, tone your body and get fit. This programme brings together the best of your abilities and focuses on movement, blending high and low-intensity training with soothing treatments, meditation, sleep and nutrition.
Book before 18 September, the end of the hotel’s 2016 summer season.
- Stay Active in the Himalayas
Ananda in the Himalayas is moving beyond yoga to the great outdoors with its new Ananda Active fitness package. Designed to combine personal fitness, guided treks, yoga, aqua fitness and therapeutic spa experiences, this programme delivers a complete rejuvenating and strengthening experience – think core strengthening during a trek with a restorative massage when you return. In partnership with Sumaya, a leading fitness brand in India, you’ll increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance with this programme where fitness and fun come together. The week begins with a fitness level evaluation to identify treks and activities best suited to both your physical condition and the type of landscape and experience you’re seeking. Icing on the cake: you’re surrounded by the magical Himalayan peaks…
The 5 or 7 night package is available until 31st December 2016.