Vacations and working out don’t always go hand in hand. And we get it. Sometimes, there are days when you want to indulge in some of the country’s best desserts and spend your whole day doing nothing but laying out in the sun. But for a lot of fitness aficionados out there, keeping in shape while away from home is just another part of their already-active lives. For those looking to maintain in their workout regimen while on vacation, here are three health and wellness escapes to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.
Twin Farms — Barnard, VT
CorePower Yoga is the nation's largest yoga studio brand, and is teaming up with Twin Farms, the all-inclusive Relais & Châteaux property and only five-star resort in Vermont, for an exclusive yoga treat from May 8-10. These classes will be taught on the 300-acre property's new expansive yoga deck, which wraps around a stream overlooking the Green Mountains. Guests will get the chance to experience tailored stream-side yoga classes led by CorePower’s expert instructors, cooking demonstrations with award-winning Executive Chef Nathan Rich, a breakfast juice bar and healthy in-room amenities will be included in the stay. Guests have a range of on-site activities to enjoy during their stay at Twin Farms such as hiking, biking, tennis, pond swimming, fly fishing and canoeing. In addition, to the yoga retreat and on-site activities, guests can take advantage of the Furo, a 104-degree Japanese style soaking tub (clothing optional) to truly cleanse and revitalize the mind and spirit. For an added bonus, bring mom and celebrate a weekend of her. All-inclusive rates start at $1,650 a night based on double occupancy.
Rancho La Puerta — Tecate, MX
Rancho La Puerta is the original fitness resort and spa, and welcomes some 140 guests each week to its 3,000 private acres of gardens, mountains and meadows in Baja California, Mexico. All facilities and land are for the exclusive use of guests who come for an entire week (Saturday to Saturday), or partial-week stays of three or four nights. It's a unique reawakening and spiritual mental escape for women and men offering space to breathe freely amidst nature and to relax, renew, reflect and redirect one's life. In addition, the Ranch offers daily lectures and workshops to inspire guests to leave with a recharged sense of being.
Specialty Weeks at the Ranch are offered year-round, featuring visiting guest speakers, talented performers and workshop leaders—authors, politicians, musicians, artists, MDs and other leaders in their fields—to present afternoon learning experiences and evening lectures. Reawakening and spiritual lecture examples led by wellness enthusiasts from all over the world include Self-Discovery through Journal Writing this month and Managing Your Attention in an Age of Distraction in June. In addition, Patricia Moreno, a mind body coach and fitness expert with over 20 years of experience and a published author, will be joining The Ranch in May to teach her signature workout intenSati, alongside danceSati, yogaSati, coreSati and warriorSati.
The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas – Bali
There is no better place to work on your health and wellness than in beautiful, picturesque Bali. Located on the majestic coastline of Nusa Dua, The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas evokes a relaxed yet polished sensibility. Travelers looking to get in tip-top shape for National Fitness Month can experience Mulia’s lifestyle wellness program. The program includes personal attention, luxury amenities, and a myriad of activities that embrace fitness, sensible dining and holistic achievement. Escape for a fitness-focused getaway to Bali and come back feeling recharged, relaxed and in the best shape of your life. The full-day (five to six hours) or half-day (four hours) program features a specially-designed wellness menu and training regimen that is designed to nurture and restore well being just in time for National Fitness Month.