Created by Lynn May Gosselin.
During this festive time of year, most of us succumb to over eating, over drinking and lots of entertaining.
Along with all the holiday cheer, many are thinking beyond Christmas and to the end of the year. A new year is the best time to shed old habits and think of new resolutions in order to start fresh on January 1st. Fitness and health are typically at the top of most New Year resolution lists. Most people are looking to kick old habits, get more active, eat better and drink less, all in the hopes of redefined and healthier approach to life. If getting clean and healthy in the New Year is on your hit list, why not consider travel destinations that will help you achieve and succeed at your resolution list. Here we offer some interesting and unique travel ideas and fitness getaways in line with the high intensity workouts that are currently all the rage. Leave the day spa and all-inclusive wellness vacations behind and try one of these great destinations, where the terrain is your gym.
Thai Boxing and more
Located in stunning Chiang Mai, Thailand sign up for Fresh Start Fitness Holiday Bootcamp after you’ve spent a few days devouring pad thai and green curry. This boot camp will certainly help you work off the delicious food with circuit challenges in mango groves and more. Find your own spiritually while you sweat as you climb, or rather run, over 360 steps to the top of a temple. And no Thai work out regime would be complete without some boxing. To wrap up your fully exhausting day head into muay Thai ring and work up even more sweat. After a week at Fresh Start, you will be fit and fabulous to take on the New Year.
Strap on your Reeboks
Interested in exploring the wilds of Costa Rica, strap on your Reeboks for a Reebok Fitness Vacation and kick your body into high gear. This high intensity vacation experience is a partnership between running shoe experts Reebok and adventure-travel company Austin Adventures and a week with them will have you putting some miles into your sneakers. Try running in rain forests, extreme kayaking in stunning blue water and earning your morning coffee by navigating a ropes course over a coffee plantation. It’s high impact, high fun and great results for your new year, new you.
Beyond the safari
In the wilds of Africa, find the new you. Wildfitness, based in Kenya, offers a close to nature outdoor fitness focused week of pushing your physical limits. If you are planning a safari getaway in the New Year, consider adding a week with Wildfitness on to your adventure to get your legs moving after days of riding in a jeep searching for the Big Five. With Wildfitness, you will weight train using stones and your own body weight, run barefoot on the beach and work your way through hunter-gather inspired obstacle courses, all to push your body and get healthy. This experience is true fitness and will certainly give you the motivation to maintain health and wellness all year long.