Lounging on a chair in tranquil settings is alluring — an ideal way to disconnect from the world and revive the mind and body. However, entrepreneurs who are constantly moving and thinking need a more active routine to detox, rejuvenate, and gear up for the challenges ahead. Here are the seven best boot camp retreats in 2017 for the super-motivated!
- Who: Rebecca Kennedy & Mahina Adventures
- When: April 15-22, 2017
- Where: Oahu, Hawaii
- Cost: $3,100 upwards
New York City-based fitness expert Rebecca Kennedy (RK) is organising a weeklong retreat to Oahu, a surfing paradise in Hawaii. Combine one to two daily workouts with surfing, stand up paddle boarding, yoga, kayaking, hiking, cliff jumping, and waterfall tours! This is your chance to increase your fitness levels and completely reset your body while soaking in all that Hawaii must offer. Visit http://rebeccakennedyfitness.com to register.
- Who: 38ºNorth
- When: April 29-May 05, 2017
- Where: Ibiza, Spain
- Cost: £1,525 ($2,000)
Get pre- and post-body composition analysis, at least five hours of training and balanced meals at the weeklong Body: Fit retreat. Fat burning HIIT (high-intensity interval training) sessions, body-shaping kettle bell workouts, relaxing yoga, sunrise hikes, and stand-up paddle boarding is a perfect counter to the Easter binge. Your sanctuary will be the stunning Sol Beach House. Book at www.thirtyeightdegreesnorth.com.
- Who: Wildfitness
- When: May 20-27, 2017 | May 27-June 03, 2017
- Where: Alladale Wilderness Reserve, Scotland
- Cost: From £968 ($1,020) sharing
Wildfitness makes full use of the 23,000-acre Scottish estate to create a memorable retreat. Your itinerary includes flow and mobility movement next to the Alladale river, a hike in the surrounding hills, and locally sourced scallop and venison meals. During a wild fighting session, learn the fundamentals of combat. Compete in lifting, carrying and throwing, Highland games style. To register, visit http://www.wildfitness.com.
- Who: Ketanga Fitness Retreats
- When: June 01-04, 2017
- Where: Denver, Colorado
- Cost: $1,250 upwards
Feel “bulletproof” strong after four days of mobility sessions, HIIT training, yoga, and rock climbing with coach and nutritional consultant Julia! Stay in the heart of Denver but get outside for rock climbing, hiking, and special workouts. More details at http://www.ketangafitness.com.
- Who: Escape To Shape
- When: November 04-11, 2017
- Where: Atacama Desert, Chile
- Cost: $5,800 upwards
At 8,200 ft above sea level, the Atacama Desert in Chile is unique. From horseback riding in the Moon Valley of the Salt mountain range, ‘skiing’ down sand dunes, trekking to geysers, biking through gorges, and summiting volcanoes to walking to Laguna Chaxa where pink flamingos prevail and dipping in the hot springs, the list of experiences is endless. This retreat will give guests the opportunity to reconnect with themselves. For reservations, visit http://escapetoshape.com.
- Who: The Ranch
- When: All-year round
- Where: Malibu, California
- Cost: $7,200 upwards
Unplug from your daily life and reboot your mind and body with daily hikes, ab crunches, low impact weight training, yoga/meditation and massage at this weeklong retreat in The Ranch, 200-acres of greenery in the Santa Monica Mountains. A 1,400-calorie-a-day plant-based diet compliments the intense physical regime. Pre- and post-program cholesterol testing and body fat analysis are also offered. For more information, visit https://theranchmalibu.com.
Bella Boot Camp
- Who: Vita Vie Retreat
- When: All-year round
- Where: Seagate Hotel & Spa, Delray Beach, Florida
- Cost: $1,650 upwards
A perfect blend of intense workouts and relaxing mind/body sessions will help tone your body and refresh your mind. Beach boot camp, sports conditioning, medicine ball blast, core conditioning, balance training, dynamic stretching, and yoga classes are held outdoors on beautiful beaches and local parks. Get the total body refresher by stretching and strengthening your body in ways you haven’t before. Reserve your spot at http://www.bvretreat.com.
Nithya Caleb | The Edge Blog