The rise of health and fitness travel in Europe


Holidays or short breaks away with a distinctly healthy approach designed to keep you active and improve your sense of well-being, are taking off for British customers.

Health and Fitness Travel provides active wellness holidays world-wide, and has new healthy breaks for people who are time pressured, burnt-out and in need a quick healthy getaway to recover. Paul Joseph of Health and Fitness Travel says “Preventive health care is the one thing that we can take control of. We should make it our own responsibility to take care of our health, and this is very important especially in times of anxiety and stress where people suffer from lack of sleep and poor diet. We are growing in self-awareness and becoming more conscious of the very limited time we have to look after ourselves. The British are more stressed than most other countries; demanding workloads and longer commutes are eating away at our free time, leaving us feeling unhealthy and in need of a holiday to improve our health and well-being. The average person puts on 4 pounds of weight after every inactive holiday and more of us are now choosing to swap fly and flop breaks for more healthy ones to promote a healthier lifestyle.”

Five tempting healthy breaks away for this summer and autumn:
• Grayshott Recovery Break – UK
This health and fitness retreat helps to improve well-being with luxury spa therapies, a private health consultation, dietary evaluation and fitness assessment.

• *SHA Executive Health Break – Spain
This well-being clinic focuses on improving health and well-being. The executive health programme help people learn basic and useful tools to maintain and improve health.

• *Reads Yoga Detox Break – Mallorca
This retreat in Mallorca is at the base of the Tramuntana mountains. It offers yoga classes, invigorating spa treatments and nutritious cuisine.
• *Ayii Anargyri Natural Healing Break – Cyprus
This retreat and spa with a heart is in Paphos. The mineral rich sulphur waters that run through the resort’s grounds are renowned for their healing qualities and known to help those that suffer from ailments such as arthritis, rheumatism and poor circulation.

• *Abama Wellness Break – Tenerife
This retreat on the western coast of Tenerife offers spa treatments, a health assessment, personal training sessions and group activities such as yoga, Pilates, tennis and various exercise classes including spinning and body ballet.
A combination of relaxing yoga classes, meditation, life coaching and spa treatments make for a healthy holiday to calm the mind and pamper the body in the French Alps this October. Alpine retreat Ferme du Ciel is offering a week-long programme of relaxing yoga classes, meditation and life coaching, plus beauty treatments and energetic outdoor activities with five-star accommodation and nutritionally balanced meals prepared using local produce.  The goal is to encourage guests to slow down, calm the mind, pamper the body and refresh the soul. For those seeking a thrill, are a range of physically and mentally challenging sports at hand, including rock climbing, abseiling, canyoning, white water rafting, hydro-speeding, caving, parapenting, mountain biking, and glacial hiking.



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