7 Fitness Retreats To Help You Reach Your New Year Health Goals

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Eat healthier. Practice self-care. Commit to a workout routine… 

Working on our health goals has undoubtedly become one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. 

It’s hard to commit time to go to the gym. We know that. So we’ve searched the internet for some exciting options to kick start your New Year’s fitness goals: fitness retreats. 

Check out 7 fitness retreats to help you reach your New Year health goals. 

Unite Fitness Retreat

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Open the Unite Fitness Retreat site and you’re greeted with the slogan: Weight Loss Camp Redefined.

This already piqued our interest, so we think it’ll peak yours too. This structured fitness and weight loss retreat hope to transform not only your body but your mind and soul as well.

The program will be tailored and structured in a way that works for you and you don’t need to plan anything! Structure can be challenging when sticking to a fitness routine, but you won’t need to worry about that at the Unite Fitness Retreat.

In addition to a daily schedule, you can look forward to small class sizes of no more than 18 people, as well as weekly massages, rejuvenation, and personal time. 

Unite Fitness Retreats are offered as 5-day programs, 1-2 week programs, 3-4 week programs, and 5 weeks or longer programs.

Depending on availability, you can choose to share a room with two Queen beds, a private standard king bed, or a private king suite. Unite Fitness Retreats offer financial assistance like scholarships and retreat financing. The all-inclusive program wants to include everyone and help you reach your new year goals. 

Unite Fitness Retreats are held in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition, if you are not convinced the retreat is right for you within the first 48 hours of your arrival, you will be refunded the cost of the program. 

Canyon Ranch Healthy Living Vacations

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At Canyon Ranch, you can go on healthy living and spa vacations that will teach you better fitness and life habits. The company offers three spots for Wellness Retreats: Tucson, Arizona, Lenox, Massachusetts, and Woodside California. For spa and fitness retreats choose from Las Vegas, Nevada, or at sea. 

If you’re looking for a less structured fitness retreat, then the Las Vegas retreat is for you. You’ll have access to over 134,000 square feet of unbeatable amenities to help you strengthen, relax, rewind, and rejuvenate yourself.

With a full schedule of fitness classes taught by highly credentialed fitness experts – choose from yoga, pilates, cycling, HIIT classes, and more. 

Relax and have a massage at the spa, visit the salon, enjoy consciously-sourced cuisine, or visit Aquavana.

Aquavana includes same-sex aquatic environments including a Crystal Steam Room, Experiential Rains, a Finnish Sauna, a Herbal Laconium, HydroSpa, Igloo, and relaxation room. The goal of these areas is to provide you with advanced thermal treatments to help release toxins and increase feelings of well being. 

Active Escapes

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Active Escapes retreats in Barbados offers so much in each package. Bookings include luxury accommodation in Sandy Lane (West Coast), transfers to and from Bridgetown airport, gourmet meals, daily training sessions, yoga, snorkeling Barbados Shipwrecks & Sea Turtles, surfing, hiking and mountain biking, a party night, daily housekeeping, wi-fi, and a photo package. Whew!

We’re not sure what’s better than working out in nature and enjoying this time on an island! 

These fitness retreats hope to combine fitness, relaxation, and fun. Active Escapes boasts wonderful food, tailored workouts and fun times in nature. In addition to Barbados, you can find these retreats in Bali, Maldives, Noosa, Thailand, and Hawaii. Pick an island and go! 

Wanderfit Retreats

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Wanderfit Retreats in beautiful Costa Rica is a sight for sore eyes. This company’s mission aligns with us too, they’re goal is to “guide people through the experience of a lifetime in exotic destinations, all while staying active and fueling one’s inner wanderlust—or as we like to say, show people how to wander better.” 

During this fitness experience, you’ll become a part of a community with the tour organizers and other fitness retreat goers. You’ll make new friends and always have someone to workout with, practice yoga with, or go for that gorgeous sunrise hike with. 

On a Costa Rica retreat, you can look forward to airport transportation, daily breakfast, luxury accommodation, welcome dinner and drinks, a zip-lining canopy tour, an ATV adventure tour through the rainforest, nature hikes, waterfalls, functional fitness & HIIT beach workouts, guided yoga practices, a private boat cruise, snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking, surf lessons, and a farewell dinner. So many cool places to explore and soak in while you create better habits for the New Year. 

Are you ready to wander better

Fitness Adventure Travel 

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Fitness Adventure Travel offers fitness retreats in luxurious destinations like Morocco, Ibiza, Barbados, Costa Rica, and more. Some of these retreats are a little more adventurous like an adventure in Alaska or the climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro. 

We think you’ll love the Thai Fitness Adventure to fulfill your sense of wanderlust and do some exploring. For 7 nights and 8 days, you can explore Chang Mai in northern Thailand while you go on jungle runs, take spectacular mountain bike rides, hike, practice yoga, and get into the best shape of your life. In the meantime, you’ll learn all about another culture and learn special cooking lessons too. 

Run Wild Retreats and Wellness

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Run Wild Retreats and Wellness coordinates women’s trail running retreats on some of the best trails in the world.

These special small-group training retreats will help you learn, grow, and renew your running strengths. These retreats are for women who want to keep running a part of their life – not about how fast you run or how far you can go. It will “help you create a sustainable running practice that fits into your busy life, supports your health and nurtures your overall well-being. Because you don’t just like to run; you need to run.” 

On the Iceland Trail Running and Wellness retreat you will indulge in travel, adventure, fun, education, and great food. Running in a location like Iceland will help to rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul – and invigorate your running practice. You’ll leave feeling refreshed. Plus, you’ll stay in private lodges in the Volcano Huts nestled deep in glaciers and visit the Blue Lagoon geothermal hot springs to relax and recover your muscles. 

eXtreme Fitness Camps 

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The people behind eXtreme Fitness Camps in the Dominican Republic are brought together through the common belief that fitness builds a strong body and mind. If that sounds like you, then you definitely need to check out this site. You can choose boot camp, weight loss camp, or fitness retreat weekends.

The Bootcamp Holiday at eXtreme Fitness Camp is an intensive week of daily personal training, workouts in small groups, yoga, and cardio sessions. In addition, you’ll enjoy healthy farm-to-table dishes at the beachfront restaurant. 


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Fitpacking takes people on backpack hikes to help kick start their weight loss. In a week or two, the team behind Fitpacking will help transform your life by jumpstarting your fitness level, help you build muscle, alter body composition, and help you burn fat. All while having a ton of fun and witnessing scenic moments. 

Hike Joshua Tree National Park in California, an Arizona trail, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, and so much more. Fitpacking puts a twist on a typical fitness retreat and brings hiking and backpacking into your life in a new way.

You will experience a digital detox while hiking through the mountains – no wifi, no cell service, no internet, and no social media. As a part of your New Year’s resolution, consider adding spending more time in nature and less time with the internet! 

Now that you’ve seen our list of fitness retreats to help you get in shape this year, what did you think? Which ones are you ready to try? Leave us a comment below!

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