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19 Best Fitness Destinations For 2018

Best Fitness Destinations

As rightly said by Eleanor Roosevelt

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.”

In order to this and more, one must be awakened, enlightened and healthy. Therefore, Women Fitness releases the list of the world’s 19 most amazing fitness & wellness destinations which definitely deserve a trip to, in 2018.

1. Skyterra Wellness Retreat

Location: Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

Skyterra Wellness is a beautiful mountain retreat where you can set aside life’s obligations and focus on their own health and well-being. While you’re here, you can enjoy private rooms with ensuite bath in our quiet mountain lodging, chef-prepared meals, and a full weekly program including boutique-level fitness classes, health education seminars, yoga, meditation, and all kinds of seasonal outdoor recreation (waterfall hiking, stand-up paddleboarding, and more).

2. Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

Location: Miami Beach, Florida

The amazing property offers 200 fitness classes per week, a state-of-the-art spa that features largest thermal experience in the country and Miami’s only igloo, acupuncture, wellness cuisine and much more all set on the pristine sands of Miami Beach.

3. Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

Location: Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Kripalu is the nation’s largest yoga retreat center and has a 40 year history located in stunning Stockbridge, MA. Kripalu is a favorite for yoga and fitness lovers alike due to it’s unmatched expert staff and guest presenters and offering of classes/activities including everything from Reiki and Massages to SUP yoga and guided kayaking and hiking.

4. Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

Location: Oahu, Hawaii

Before a massage at the on-site, award-winning Na Ho’ola Spa and a healthy, island-inspired dinner at the new Buffet at Hyatt, take on the Diamond Head Hike or catch the famous waves of Waikiki Beach just outside the hotel’s doors.

5. Prana del Mar Retreat & Wellness Center

Location: Baja, Mexico

Internationally-acclaimed teachers visit each week throughout the year offering twice-daily classes in various styles – mainly yoga, meditation, and other wellness modalities. They also offer a couple of Pilates retreats as well as the occasional fitness “bootcamp”. These retreats are a great way to refresh, reset, and rejuvenate.
Go there for about a week and enjoy luxurious accommodations, delicious and healthful meals, and the option to explore the local area of Baja. We also offer an array of relaxing spa services and even a cooking class.
6. Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Location: Sedona, Arizona

A celebrated wellness and fitness resort located at the foot of the famous Red Rocks. Sedona is home to over 200 hiking and biking trails, attracting wellness enthusiasts from around the globe and the resort’s focus is on the discovery and recovery aspect of travel.

7. W Bellevue

Location: Bellevue, Washington

Featuring a state-of-the-art FIT fitness center that rivals your usual gym in size, W Bellevue will have you looking forward to continuing your workout while on the road. Work up a sweat alone with treadmills and bikes, free weights or TRX systems; or call in reinforcements and train with a private instructor.

8. The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa

Location: Vail Valley, Colorado

It is home to the award-winning Athletic Club at The Westin and Spa Anjali, which offers more than 60 group exercise classes weekly, including Pilates, yoga, Peloton, Barre, and Computrainer and, as well as special fitness programs and workshops.

9. Red Reflet Ranch

Location: Ten Sleep, Wyoming

The thing that sets this Ranch apart is that it offers “women only retreats”  with horseback riding, roping, ATV driving, zip-lining over the red rock canyon, shooting to channel your inner Annie Oakley, plus yoga, pilates or stream-side meditation too.

10. Sunrise Springs Spa Resort

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Named Travel and Leisure’s #3 Best Destination Spa in US for 2017, they have a variety of fitness based classes, such as yoga in our saltwater junior Olympic sized pool or TRX suspension training. They also offer Archery and Hatchet throwing.

11. The Breakers Palm Beach

Location: Palm Beach, Florida

Emerging from a dramatic $8 million renovation, the luxury Spa is the resort’s destination for personal renewal — it embraces guests with a calming, modern style while evoking seaside sophistication and Italian influence, nurturing each individual with heightened comfort and care. To complement the Spa is the meticulously planned Ocean Fitness, a spectacular 6,000-square-foot, indoor/outdoor $3.5 million facility with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, designed as one of the finest and most complete hotel fitness experiences of its kind.

12. 1 Hotel South Beach

Location: Miami Beach, Florida

Home of the first ever Spartan Gym and world class wellness amenities, it’s Spartan Gym offers you the opportunity to train with certified Spartan trainers in a state of the art facility while enjoying pristine views of South Beach.

13. Bali Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat

Location: Bali, Indonesia

Whether you are traveling solo, celebrating your honeymoon, looking to join a group retreat or a wellness professional seeking the perfect spot for your upcoming yoga retreat, they have a variety of options for you to choose from.

14. Her Mountain
Photo Credit: Northstar California

Location: Northstar, California

The Specialized Bike Academy at Northstar presents two full days of female-only riding, friendship and mountain adventure. The course is comprised of small group lessons, ensuring individual attention in an environment that encourages team support. Off the mountain, the weekend includes breakfast and lunch, restorative yoga and a wine mixer to fuel the mind, body and soul.

15. The Spa at Red Rock by Well & Being

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

They offer unique fitness class for beginner to seasoned pro levels, including invigorating sessions of Wall Yoga, Tai Chi, In-Trinity Board Class, Boot Camp, TRX classes, Vinyasa Flow and Violin Meditation (with Rebecca Sabine, a violinist who performs with Celine Dion). Also, they have motivating nutrition and exercise regimens, including personalized nutrition plans for mindful eating, personal training programs and physical health diagnostics, such as The Bod Pod (the gold standard of body composition measurement) and The Fit Mate Pro.

16.  The Peaks Resort & Spa

Location: Telluride, Colorado

The Spa at The Peaks boasts a 42,000-square-foot facility complete with 30 treatment rooms, indoor/outdoor pools, full gym and yoga studios, steam rooms, saunas, and hot tubs. In addition, the facility also offers extensive exercise and yoga classes, along with holistic skincare treatments and full-service salon. The Spa also hosts wellness retreats and initiatives throughout the year, so there’s simply no better place to find a unique way to get fit while on vacation.

17. Carmel-by-the-Sea
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Location: Monterey Peninsula, California

A charming treasure nestled on California’s central coast, it’s currently pushing out a few wellness initiatives including fitness. Its temperate weather and stunning natural beauty make the perfect backdrop for an inspiring and relaxing fitness holiday. The village is hosting five upcoming fitness retreats with America’s Coach Jeff Galloway later this year and next. These two days, three nights retreats include gorgeous hikes, runs and consultation from expert Registered Dietitian and TV host Carissa Bealert.

18. Arlo Hotels

Location: New York City, New York

In the warmer months, they have rooftop fitness series at both Arlo Nomad and Arlo SoHo, where they bring in Surfset to lead daily workout classes. They also have a partnership with Tone House to provide free passes to guests, and work closely with Dogpound gym to offer their guests “Dogpound-approved” juices.

19. Destination Kohler
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Location: Kohler, Wisconsin

At the Midwest’s only Forbes-Five Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort-hotel, the two packages :“Asan-Ahh Yoga Package”  (geared towards yogis and yoginis) and “Love/Love Getaway” (ideal for true tennis lovers) feature custom lessons with the resort’s highly regarded industry experts. This one’s definitely worth a visit.

We hope you enjoyed our list of the 19 best Fitness Destinations to visit in 2018, especially curated for our 19th Anniversary!

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