Combine travel, camping and fitness by choosing fitness boot camp trips this year. Here is a list of 10 best fitness boot camps trips you could consider in 2013.
1. St. Vincent, Caribbean
The volcanic island is situated between St. Lucia and Grenada in the Caribbean Sea. There are resorts and special outfits offering the services of fitness boot camps. They conduct holiday exercise camps for 5 to 12 days that include circuit training, yoga, boxing etc. They also have corporate packages with team activities.
2. Algarve, Portugal
It is a popular destination for tourists in Europe. The USP of this beach is that the weather is sunny through the year. Many boot camps are organized here that include training in nutrition and dietetics as well. The programs are organized by specialized fitness consultants and include varying levels of strenuousness. You can choose from activities as varied as yoga and Pilates to swimming and biking or even resistance training.
3. Kent, England
This picturesque location is famous for the women only boot camps organized here. The weeklong sessions take the women through a series of strength and resistance training which make them achieve goals such as losing weight, getting fit and gaining both physical and mental strength.
4. St. Petersburg, Florida
Travelers from all over the United States come to St. Petersburg to enjoy the sea and the sun. In addition to this there are also special boot camps taking place from time to time which consist of 5 hours of intensive fitness training. Some of them also have spa services which you can avail after a strenuous day of workout.
5. Ibiza, Spain
The beautiful party island converts into a luxury fitness retreat and is the perfect spot to detox. The fitness regime is based on military style boot camps and includes a round of yoga session too. Hiking to the nearby Goddess Island is a part of the daily schedule here.
6. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Known for its volcanic peak and the national park, Kilimanjaro is a place for unlimited adventure and camping in Tanzania. How about aiming at fitness right here in the lap of nature? Military mountain leaders embark on a weeklong trek to the highest peak in Africa and back. The package includes training and assistance in this lifetime achievement.
7. Tulum, Mexico
In addition to the biking trips to the Mayan ruins and the Sian K’aan reserve, the boot camp here includes rigorous training in cardio exercises such as kickboxing and healthy eating as well. Guests are also given ample opportunities to pamper themselves and relax.
8. Phuket, Thailand
Though more famous as the party lovers’ paradise, Phuket also has special boot camp for fitness buffs. Unlike other camps, they have relaxed schedules that focus on holistic goals of empowering the body, mind and the soul. If you are on vacation but still want to keep in shape, then consider joining one of these boot camps. The scenic view of aqua blue waters and the warm climate are ideal in making it the best place to work out. Even some of the Phuket hotels offer yoga classes right on the beach. Most yoga workouts are filled with poses adopted from other Asian countries like Malaysia and the Philippines. Yoga in Malaysia is extremely popular so Thai yoga instructors have implemented several of their practices. The art of yoga represents many places throughout Asia and brings a sense of spirituality to the exercise. If you want to partake in a true Asian exercise then Thai yoga is a great one to choose.
9. Queensland, Australia
Right amid the picturesque settings of the Lamington National Park, you can get rigorous commando style training that will shape you up. It aims to improve strength, endurance and mental strength.
10. Watamu, Kenya
This white sand beach lining the Indian Ocean is a perfect spot for beach activities, snorkeling and even getting into shape. Wild fitness camps are conducted, where one can choose from short term to month long courses packed with adventurous training.