Looking to really kick start your New Year resolutions or just get some momentum going on your fitness and health then why not take a fitness booster holiday.
If you’re looking for a strong focus on fitness complemented by healthy cuisine then this introductory programme is ideal. It includes a range of fitness activities, one-on-one personal training sessions, expert coaching and nutritional advice along with a restorative massage to soothe your hard-working muscles.
Kick-start your metabolism and boost your circulation, strength and stamina while making the most of your surroundings and working out in the fresh air – go hiking or try yoga in the beach. Fitness boosters are a great healthy alternative to traditional spa weekends and can leave you feeling and looking your best. To gain the full benefit we recommend a minimum stay of three nights.
These are our favourite hotels
Columbia Beach Resort Pissouri, Cyprus BookingDotCom (More Information & Booking)
Located right on Pissouri Bay Beach, the Columbia Beach Resort is set in extensive landscaped gardens. It has an 100 yards lagoon-style pool, 5 restaurants and 7 bars. All suites have stone floors, natural wood furnishings and shutters, and overhead ceiling fans to keep them cool. Each has a balcony with views of the gardens or the sea. Facilities include Nespresso coffee makers, Molton Brown toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.
The Apollo Restaurant serves all-day à la carte and snacks, plus a business buffet lunch. In the evenings a Cypriot mezze and freshly caught fish are on the menu. The Bacchus Italian Gourmet Restaurant serves fine food accompanied by resident musicians. Cape Aspro and Atrium Restaurants also serves a la carte dishes, while there is also an Italian trattoria. The Eros Cocktail Bar boasts superb views of the surrounding areas and has a high-powered telescope for star-gazing. There are also 2 beach bars, 2 pool bars, 7 Seas bar and the Ouzeri.
The Columbia Beach Resort’s Hébe Spa boasts 6 treatment rooms, a hot tub, plunge pool, and a gym. The aerobic room offers a regular schedule of fitness classes and yoga. Other activities available on site include Greek dancing lessons, mini football and table tennis.
Within 8.5 km, you can visit the famous Rock of Aphrodite. Paphos Airport is 15.5 miles away, while at 21.7 miles you can reach the seaside city of Limassol.
Ananda In The Himalayas Narendranagar, India BookingDotCom (More Information & Booking)
Set on the foothills of the renowned Himalayas overlooking the holy Ganges River, Ananda In The Himalayas welcomes guests with a swimming pool and various spa treatments and wellness programs such as weight management, detox, Ayurvedic rejuvenation and stress management. Free Wi-Fi access is available at all areas. Offering sweeping views, air-conditioned rooms are fitted with a flat-screen satellite TV, a comfortable seating area and tea/coffee making facilities. The private bathroom comes with a bathtub.
Guests can enjoy refreshing workouts at the fitness centre or indulge in yoga classes. Other facilities include a 24-hour reception, a tour desk and car rental services. In-room dining options are available as well. Local and international meals can be enjoyed at in-house restaurant while Tea Lounge, serves hot beverages and snacks. Guests can also enjoy refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks by the poolside.
Ananda is located within 11.2 miles to Rishikesh Bus Stand and 29.8 miles to Haridwar Railway Station. Jolly Grant Airport is Dehradun is situated 21.7 miles away from the hotel.
Sha Wellness Clinic Albir, Spain BookingDotCom (More Information & Booking)
This property is 20 minutes walk from the beach. SHA Wellness Clinic is a luxurious spa complex overlooking the Costa Blanca coastline. It offers an indoor and outdoor pool, a wide range of treatments and facilities, as well as modern, stylish suites.
The SHA has 80 treatment rooms, focused on anti-aging, weight loss, beauty and detox treatments. It combines Western and Oriental relaxation methods. The Wellness Clinic area has over 6,000 square meters of facilities designed for improving health and well-being. This area offers perfectly designed and equipped facilities to enjoy the wide variety of treatments and services offered by SHA. The cabins are specially designed to offer SHA’s signature treatments, medical consultations, beauty salon, spa circuit, studies to practice physical activities and a large fitness room.
The spacious rooms at the SHA Wellness Clinic have a minimalist black and white décor. They all have a private terrace and free internet access, as well as a TV with a DVD player. The hotel’s SHAMADI Restaurant offers health food and organises cooking classes. There is a terrace overlooking Altea Bay and a piano bar. The property offers wake-up and translation services.
The SHA is easily accessible from the AP7 Motorway, which runs along Spain’s Mediterranean Coast. The area is popular for water sports and horse riding. Valencia Airport is 1.5 hours by car and Alicante Airport is 40 minutes’ drive away.
Villa Eden Leading Health Spa Merano, Italy BookingDotCom (More Information & Booking)
Set in a large quiet park in a residential area located 0.9 miles from the centre of Merano, Villa Eden boasts a high quality spa offering medical and wellness treatments. The complex has free indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and rooms overlooking the South Tyrolean Alps and local vineyards.
The spa features a medical centre complete with dieticians and psychologists. Guests can book detox treatments and personal wellness programmes. Facilities include a hot tub, infra-red cabins, and a gym with Technogym machines.
Rooms have an elegant feel. Each includes a satellite TV with Sky channels, carpeted floors and a balcony. The bathroom comes with hairdryer and bathrobes and slippers. Wi-Fi is free. Breakfast is a varied buffet, and the à la carte restaurant serves carefully selected specialities. The rustic reading room features a fireplace.
With free on-site parking, Villa Eden is situated 15.5 miles from Bolzano. Free excursions to the surrounding areas are available.
Vilalara Thalassa Resort Armação de Pêra, Portugal BookingDotCom (More Information & Booking)
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Located on cliffs overlooking Praia das Gaivotas and the Atlantic Ocean, Vilalara Thalassa Resort features a luxurious spa, 6 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. Spacious suites are surrounded by extensive landscaped gardens and 4 tennis courts.
The air-conditioned guest rooms have private balconies overlooking the gardens, the sea or the pool. Free WiFi, satellite TV and a large seating area are offered in all rooms.
Guests can enjoy thalassotherapy treatments and hot stone massages at the spa. A sauna and a Turkish bath are featured. Vilalara Thalassa offers a fitness centre and yoga classes. The B&G Restaurant is a low-calorie restaurant offering gourmet Portuguese cuisine and a buffet breakfast. The Terrace Grill is a seasonal restaurant providing seafood and summer barbecues. Tonic Lounge Bar has sea views from its poolside location.
Vilalara Thalassa Resort has direct access to the Praia das Gaivotas beach and a car and bicycle rental service is provided by the resort. Aeroporto Internacional de Faro is 35.4 miles away and free private parking is available on site.
Absolute Sanctuary Choeng Mon Beach, Thailand BookingDotCom (More Information & Booking)
Set in a secluded hillside area in Choeng Mon, Absolute Sanctuary is a premiere wellness resort offering yoga and detox programmes. It features an infinity-edge pool, yoga studio and spa. Furnished with traditional Moroccan designs, air-conditioned rooms at Absolute Sanctuary have a private terrace with views of the Gulf of Thailand or the pool. Each is fitted with a fridge and safety deposit box.
Let an expert massage therapist soothe your body, or relax in the steam room. There is also a fitness room as well as a yoga studio offering Pilates reformer classes. In the mini-theatre, watch health education videos during the day, or Hollywood movies in the evenings. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. The on-site restaurant and bar offers a healthy and tasty super food meals and an extensive drink menu.
Absolute Sanctuary is a 10-minute drive from Samui Airport. Free airport transfers are provided for selected room types.