Give yourself a break in 2022 and focus on your health, fitness and “me time”.
You can restore your body and boost your mental health by staying in a sunlit hotel or country retreat, learning a new craft or water sport, walking and swimming. wild wading.
Trisha Harbord chooses ten breaks to enjoy while recharging your batteries.
Unico 20° 87°, Mexico
RELAX IN LUXURY: This move slams into the treadmill in the gym. Stay at an adults-only luxury hotel on the Mexican Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coast with all the fitness and wellness equipment you need.
Unico 20° 87° features a comprehensive fitness program with a range of classes including floating yoga, hydro-pilates and meditation.
You can increase your speed by trying out spins, pool volleyball, and basketball. You can also go kayaking or paddle boarding.
Back in the drylands, take daily classes by the beach and dance cardio, as well as personal training sessions.
Pamper yourself with beauty treatments and rituals at the spa and wellness center, which features a plunge pool, hydrotherapy facilities, steam and sauna rooms.
Take time to relax and unwind by one of the three loungers or cabanas, or take a cooking or art class.
GO: Seven all-inclusive nights at the five-star resort, including flights from Heathrow on select dates in March, cost from £1,683 per person, based on two sharing. See ba.com/unico.
Exmoor . National Park
GO WITH Flow: Get back to nature on a weekend getaway in Exmoor National Park. Sust Flow’s daily program includes a mix of yoga, resistance training, cold water therapy, and meditation. There are guided hikes in the park and plenty of time to enjoy a massage or relax in a hot tub, along with a full nutrition menu showcasing products. local object. You can also enjoy nutrition talks, quizzes and demonstrations. The retreat at Devon’s Natsley Ranch, which features a heated yoga studio, freshwater pool, and wood-burning hot tub, is for adults of all fitness levels.
GO: Three nights all inclusive from 25 February, from £375pp, based on sharing a room. See supportshealthretreats.com.
Juicy Oasis, Portugal
LETS SAY THAT: If celebrities like Gary Barlow and Amanda Holden need R&R exposure, they go to Portugal. And they lost a few pounds after living off smoothies and soups at Juicy Oasis.
The aim of owner Jason Vale, author of 7lbs In 7 Days, is to change the way guests feel mentally and physically in just one week. The program includes yoga, meditation, fitness, and workshops.
Gary – above, with Jason – says: “As I got older, the feeling of fun became a passion. How I feel after a stay at Juicy Oasis is my benchmark. ”
GO: All-inclusive costs for seven nights from £975pp, based on two people sharing an eco-cabin. See juicemasterretreats.com. Ryanair and easyJet both fly to Lisbon with fares from £33 round-trip.
Sun Siyam Olhuveli, Maldives
FLY THE KITE: Learning a water sport is good for the body and soul. Take the Maldives into the mix and take the feel-good factor to the next level.
Sun Siyam Olhuveli, 45 minutes by speedboat from Male, is located in a large lagoon where the water is ideal for kitesurfing.
Experts are also on hand to guide paragliding, windsurfing and diving. The resort features two spa complexes with a range of treatments and yoga sessions. See Suniyam.com.
GO: The all-inclusive package for seven nights, with Heathrow flights and speedboat transport, from March 1 to April 15, costs from £1,989pp, including a 15% discount. Book by January 31. See awayholidays.co.uk.
Blue Health Surf Breaks, Cornwall
RIDE THE WAVES: Enjoy a refreshing ride by riding the waves in Cornwall. Health experts say, surfing is good for strength, balance and fitness.
Family Surf Co organizes holidays for all ages but has launched special, luxurious weekends for women who want a little “me time” to boost their health. their.
Blue Health Surf Breaks includes guided surfing off the beautiful Watergate Bay in North Cornwall, wild swimming, beach walks, spa treatments and yoga. And for relaxation, the Watergate Bay hotel features five restaurants, an 80ft indoor infinity pool, sauna and hot tub.
GO: Three-night bed and breakfasts from May 13 or June 24, priced from £975. See familysurfco.com.
Brimstone Hotel, Lake District
BRING WITH TREATMENT: Sometimes doing nothing is the best tonic. Retreat to the Brimstone Hotel in the Lake District and stay in a luxury suite with a wood-burning stove, large bed and private terrace. Relax in the reading room with free beer, wine and snacks 24/7. For a bit of relaxation, Brimstone Spa, with its indoor-outdoor pool and fitness studios, offers thermal treatments and experiences. The hotel near Ambleside is surrounded by breathtaking scenery. You can go wild swimming at Loughrigg Tarn, or hike in the Langdale Valley.
GO: Double rooms from £310 a night, including breakfast and use of spa facilities. Spa packages are available. See brimstonehotel.co.uk.
Gartmore House, Scotland
ON YOUR FAVORITE HAIR: Diver Tom Daley keeps his cool between events at the Tokyo Olympics – by knitting. And he hit gold, as research shows that people with hobbies are less stressed. So, if you’re interested in trying out a new craft, Scotland’s 18th-century Gartmore House offers 40 activities packed holidays. Tom will be knitting but the list includes patchwork and quilting, painting and new for 2022, candle making. Gartmore House, located in scenic Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, is ideal for photography, birdwatching and hill walks.
GO: All-inclusive costs for five nights, four days of tuition and transfers from Stirling train station, from £849 per person. See gartmorehouse.com.
Lincolnshire Outdoor Festival
FITNESS AT A FESTIVAL: Lincolnshire is taking care of holistic wellness this spring with the launch of the Wolds Outdoor Festival. The area of outstanding natural beauty has been a magnet for hikers and cyclists with its abundance of trails. The festival, which runs from April 30 to June 5, will also feature activities from fishing to yoga and golf to water sports. For those looking for an adrenaline rush, you can surf 2,000ft in the air and drive a race car. See woldsoutdoorfestival.com.
GO: Laurel Park, home to a yoga barn and hot tub, is one of the county’s best skating spots. A camping ground costs from £18 a night, while a sleeping safari tent for four is from £60 a night. See lpcampsite.co.uk.
Wicklow Way, Ireland
GO THIS WAY: Walking and health go hand in hand – especially if you’re surrounded by beautiful scenery.
A new self-guided tour will take place on the 81-mile Wicklow Road – one of Ireland’s most famous long roads, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Hikers will hike through the heart of Wicklow Mountains National Park before descending into green valleys and farmland.
While you walk, your luggage is delivered to the B&Bs, and on the final night, you’ll recuperate in a luxury eco-lodge with a geothermal spa.
GO: Four nights of breakfast, luggage and transfers to and from Dublin, route notes and maps from £580. Sightseeing wildernessireland.com.
Glass House Retreat, Essex
SOLUTION TIME: Wild swimming is all the rage but you can avoid riding through the mud to a local river. The new natural lake at Glass House Retreat in Essex is much more laid-back.
You can step out of the warmth of the spa and plunge into the water. Glass House, near Upminster, serves only vegan food and is caffeine and alcohol free.
They have a package that includes one night in a superior room, a facial or body scrub, a vegan chef introduction, exercise classes, and wellness sessions. It includes breakfast, dinner, gym and spa.
GO: All-inclusive prices start from £290 per person. See glasshouseretreat.co.uk
https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8177034/ten-wellness-fitness-breaks-revitalise-body-boost-mental-health/ Take a wellness and fitness break to restore your body and boost your mental health from the Maldives to Exmoor