Europe's Top Health and Fitness Retreats for 2018 Featured

The festive period is over and it's a new year. Life can be tough at this time with the cold weather still in full swing. After most of us over-indulge during Christmas, we feel bombarded with that 'back to work' slump. So, why not book yourself a little 'you' time at one of our recommended health and fitness retreats? 

by 03 January 2018

Breathing Space Retreat - Lanzarote, Canary Islands

For a winter getaway the Canary Islands have a reliable source of sunshine and lush greenery. Known to reduce anxiety and stress the art of ‘breathing’ is one of the best therapies, as posted by Alan Dolan at this retreat. You’ll stay in a private villa just outside of Famara where you’ll partake in solo and group breathing sessions, accompanied by holistic treatments, star gazing and nutritious vegetarian meals. 

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Wildfitness Food+Fit - Crete, Greece

This 10 day retreat is a mixology of outdoor activities from climbing, running and jumping, combined with healthy food workshops during the months of June and July. The retreat is located in Milia, hosting an eco-friendly village of farm buildings in the White Mountains National Park. Not only will you be increasing your fitness levels but you’ll be educated on how to prepare some of the best dishes and learn how to adopt a healthier lifestyle. 

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Private Spa and Yoga Retreat - Ibiza

Life on the white isle during winter is quiet and serene. Located near to Santa Gertrudis, experience peace and tranquility at this secluded hotel. Their whitewashed walls and open fireplace in the lobby make for the perfect place to cosy up in between relaxing massasges, yoga sessions and healthy meals.

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In:spa Yoga, Fitness and Detox - Puyssentut, France 

For yogis this retreat in southwest France hosts daily yoga sessions along with fitness sessions by London-based personal trainers during the month of September.  Based just one hour from Toulouse in an elegant chateau, you can take country side walks, dips in the pool, indulge in a massage all while tucking into some nutritious food on their patio. 

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Gaia House - Devon, England

For a British-style meditation retreat, Gaia House located in southwest England does everything with Buddhist tradition in mind, from walking to silent sitting to calm your mind. Located in a glorious Georgian-listed building, the space features cosy interiors, comfortable furnishings and locally-sourced meals, allowing you to appreciate the simple things in life while putting your mind at rest. 

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For more inspiration on where to relax in 2018, visit our Destination page.