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August 28, 2018updated Dec 20, 2023

The Luxury Resorts Hosting Fitness Retreats this Fall

By Lauren Jade Hill

Feel your absolute best this fall by signing up for a fitness retreat combining well-being with luxury and an appreciation for the surroundings.

Borgo Egnazia

Borgo Egnazia on Puglia’s Adriatic coast places you amid hills dotted with caves, Neolithic sites and hilltop towns and is just steps from the sea many people come here for, making it easy to stay active during your time here. But this fall, as the days begin to cool, the resort is also hosting a month of sports and well-being. Throughout November, weekends will be dedicated to fitness, biking, yoga, running and golf, with the chance to discover local traditions, nearby towns and regional cuisine as well. From the 8th to 11th November, the resort will host a Meet the Experts retreat with sporting experts and nutritionists on hand to answer questions, along with yoga sessions and cycling trips to olive groves, giving you an insight into the benefits of a Mediterranean diet. The 18th November will then see crowds gather for Le Mezza di Egnazia Half Marathon and Family Run, and the weekend beginning November 23rd will see the return of the Sergio Melpignano Golf Challenge – a scenic tournament held in honor of Sergio Melpignano by San Domenico Golf.

Long Beach Mauritius

This September, from the 8th to 14th, the renowned celebrity fitness trainer Olivia Cooney will be hosting the next edition in a series of pop-up fitness retreats at Long Beach Mauritius. Guests can expect seven days of fitness classes paired with healthy eating and the benefits of spending time outdoors in the sun. Start and finish the day with sunrise and sunset yoga sessions, and try out classes like core conditioning and kettle bell training, kayaking, Zumba and the holistic martial art based on body posture, movement, breathing and meditation, Qigong. Boot camp sessions take place on the white sand of Belle Mare beach. Time is also set aside for relaxation giving you chance to explore the island and enjoy other resort experiences like the open-air cinema, live DJ performances and celebratory dinner. Make sure you find time to relax in the resort’s four pools and spa and get out to explore the tropical surroundings.

The Langham Chicago

As World Wellness Weekend unfolds from the 22nd to 23rd September, all four of the Langham Hotels & Resorts in the United States will be hosting a wellness program focusing on the relationship between body and mind that’s promoted at each hotel’s Chuan Spa. For the Langham Chicago this wellness weekend also incorporates fitness classes. Try out the Weekend Warrior Body Conditioning class, and athletic vinyasa-style Energizing Aromatherapy Yoga and Guided Meditation on the Saturday. Then on Sunday, take part in the spa’s Vinyasa Flow Yoga session. Away from the classes, you’ll be able to workout in the health club’s fitness studio with strength, endurance and cardio equipment by Life Fitness Signature and Elevation Series, swim laps in the 67-ft pool, and relax in Chuan Spa’s Herbal Sauna, Salt Stone Sauna, Aromatherapy Shower and Oriental Steam Room.

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Soneva Kiri

This November, the luxury eco-resort on the Thai island of Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri, will be offering intensive Hatha yoga packages. The seven-night retreat will be aimed at yoga enthusiasts and practitioners. Each day of this week-long stay will include two hours of yoga and 40 minutes of meditation, plus spa treatments, with wellness screenings at the beginning and end of the retreat. An even more intense 28-night package is also being offered for aspiring yoga teachers. Both will be led by yoga expert Dorelal who spent many years working at Ananda in the Himalayas. While you’re here follow hiking trails through the island’s lush jungle and swim in its waterfalls, unwind in the luxurious Six Senses Spa, and dine on organic Thai cuisine in the rainforest canopy in ones of the resort’s panoramic Treepods.

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Banyan Tree Mayakoba

From the beginning of September, Banyan Tree Mayakoba will be offering a wellness program that enables you to stay active and healthy while you’re there. The package includes daily smoothie bowls, a 60-minute health consultation, a yoga class and a welcome kit on arrival that includes a yoga mat and special gift. You’ll also get to experience the local culture with a community experience included in the stay. When you’re not practicing yoga, take a walk, cycle or jog along the nearby forest trails, tee off from the Greg Norman-designed El Camaleon golf course, and try a variety of therapies at Banyan Tree Spa including one of the resort’s signature experiences, the invigorating Rainforest hydrothermal experience. The Rainforest experience includes a cascading Rain Walk, Aroma Steam Chamber, Hammam, Experience Showers, Sauna and Ice Fountain, finishing with the Vitality Pool and Waterfall.

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