Keeping up with the latest fashions can give us all a confidence boost, but there is nothing quite like being fit and healthy to really look and feel your very best. For all fashionistas looking for fitspiration, House of Coco has teamed up with Health and Fitness Travel, the leading experts in tailor-made healthy holidays worldwide, who have recommended their top fitness holidays to get fit, not thin. From strengthening your abs on a stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) Ibiza break, to full body toning on a Pilates bootcamp in Thailand, achieve your body goals on a healthy break in dream destinations worldwide.
Following decades of changing ideas of the perfect female form, it has become increasingly difficult for women to feel confident in their own bodies. Now in an era where women depend less on the latest fad diet to achieve ‘thin’ body fashions, more women are now turning to exercise to achieve strong, fit and healthy bodies they can be proud of from the inside out. With countless benefits, from improving your overall health to boosting happiness with endorphins, fit and healthy bodies are not just a passing fashion, they are here to stay.
Best for Legs – France: Terre Blanche Fusion Fitness (above)
Achieve lusciously toned legs on this active fitness holiday, set amidst a scenic provincial estate in the south of France. Explore your stunning surroundings whilst fitting in a great cardiovascular workout on a resort run, ideal for strengthening your lower body. Continue your mission for leaner legs with a 1-on-1 aqua gym, legs press, or legs, bums & tums session with a personal trainer, before toning with yoga and Pilates. End your day with a visit to the luxury spa to pamper your legs with an anti-cellulite or slimming and firming massage.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Terre Blanche from £1,560pp or £2,495 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a fitness programme, return flights and transfers.
Best for Arms – Thailand: Thanyapura Fusion Fitness
Banish bingo wings with a fitness focussed escape set in the culturally rich and unbridled beauty of Southern Thailand. Boasting state-of-the-art facilities that’ll tone limbs in no time, strengthen your arms and enhance your fitness with complementary group classes in Muay Thai boxing, kettlebell and circuit training. Keep active and release stress on the tennis court for an intense arm workout that also works the entire body. Stretch and tone with yoga, Pilates and a dip in the Olympic sized pool to return home fighting fit.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Thanyapura from £1,485pp or £1,685 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a fitness programme, return flights and transfers.
Best for Abs – Ibiza: 38 Degrees North Ibiza SUP and Soul Retreat
Busting out endless sit-ups and crunches is no-one’s idea of fun. For a firmer stomach and strengthened core, escape to Ibiza’s stunning coastline, where you’ll discover the endless benefits of stand-up paddle boarding a.k.a SUP. Requiring balance and a strong core, SUP is a low impact, low stress way to build your cardio fitness and rediscover your abs. Paddle the azure waters at sunset with a guided SUP surfari and complement your daily private SUP sessions with Ashtanga and Hatha yoga, for enhanced relaxation and full body toning.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 6 nights at 38 Degrees North from £1,630pp or £1,730 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a SUP programme and return flights.
Best for Body Toning – Thailand: Absolute Sanctuary Pilates Reformer Bootcamp
Treat your body to a toning Pilates bootcamp on the beautiful island of Koh Samui in Thailand; the perfect full body workout to increase muscle tone, flexibility and posture. Under the guidance of expert instructors, make the most of group classes on state of the art reformer machines, before experiencing the benefits of a tailored private session. Advance fitness with classes in Thai boxing and aqua power, before indulging with luxury spa therapies, such as Thai stretch, to release tension and lengthen tight muscles.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Absolute Sanctuary from £2,090pp or £2,340 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a Pilates programme, return flights and transfers.
Best for Bootcamp – Zanzibar: Wildfitness Zanzibar
Get fit not thin on a weight loss bootcamp in the beautiful surroundings of Zanzibar’s South East coastline. Following an initial assessment with professional fitness trainers, delve into a programme of daily training sessions with a strong emphasis on nature. Boost your fitness with activities from beach fitness training, to wild running, boxing and kettlebell sessions, before unwinding at the Hush Hut with a deep tissue massage. Fuel your body during your stay with natural cuisine and learn how to live a healthier lifestyle with nutrition workshops.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Wildfitness Zanzibar from £3,085pp or £3,660 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a fitness programme, return flights and transfers.
Best for Overall Fitness – St Lucia: The BodyHoliday Fusion Fitness
Return home feeling fit, healthy and body beautiful following a fun-filled fitness escape on the tropical shores of St Lucia. Choosing from a diverse range of 1-on-1 fitness sessions, sports and daily spa treatments, tailor make your ideal fitness break and reach your body goals with your favourite activities. Kick start your day with yoga or morning meditation, before reaping the rewards of strength and cardio workouts, from TRX suspension training to a private bike ride, tennis or water sports such as ocean kayaking.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at The BodyHoliday from £2,520pp for double or single occupancy. Price is all-inclusive, with a fitness programme, return flights and transfers.
For advice, guidance and booking visit www.healthandfitnesstravel.com or call 0203 397 8891