Do or Don’t: Fitness Vacations

September 3, 2015

Do or Don't: Fitness Vacations

The other night, while reading articles online, I came across a round up of budget-friendly fitness vacations. This got me thinking: Do people really want to workout on vacation? I daydream of lounging on sandy beaches, floating in clear, blue water, and midday naps when I think of vacation.

But, as it turns out, “wellness tourism” is a $500 billion industry, including everything from fitness retreats, to adventure vacations, to health spas. And for good reason. Imagine a week-long stay at Costa Rica’s Lucero Surf Retreats, which includes four hours of private surf lessons per day, or daily hiking excursions in Vermont’s Green Mountains, or white water rafting and mountain biking in Moab, Utah.

Don’t these trips seem wonderfully liberating? Some days I feel chained to my desk or cramped in our tiny NYC apartment, so a chance to be out in nature and active for more than my scheduled 45 minutes per day sounds glorious.

What are your thoughts on fitness vacations? Have you been on a wellness retreat? Would you?

 

(Photo of me kayaking in New Hampshire taken by Whitney.)

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