Get into Shape on a Weight Loss and Fitness Holiday
- 24 May 2012 24 May 2012
How did summer creep up so fast? It won't be long until the bikinis and swim shorts will be making an appearance, yet there is still time to slim down and shape up. You might be staring at last year's bathing suit and thinking it must have shrunk! Don't worry, there is still time to tone up and drop a few pounds before its beach bikini time! We recommend our popular weight-loss and fitness retreats to help you look and feel your best in time for summer.
The main challenges with losing weight are self-discipline, motivation and time. You need to get the right mindset, understand your eating habits and find the right balance between cardio and resistance training. With many excellent holiday options, it's easy to find a destination that will assist you with your weight loss goals to keep you focused and motivated.
Steve Halsall, a celebrity personal trainer says "Without doubt the best and only way to lose weight and look fantastic is to get into a positive mindset. Creating goals is obvious and important; however it is not where you are in three weeks but where you are in three years that counts. It is not fluke that people who eat well, train hard and dedicate time and energy in all the key areas of well-being tend to feel and look great. Taking the plunge and going on a weight loss and fitness holiday where you'll be the focus of attention will enable you to nurture your body, fight the flab and live a healthier lifestyle".
With the mind now set on track, it's time to focus on your eating habits and diets. Many people are under the impression that if they eat less and skip meals then they will lose weight. However not eating meals and getting the right nutrition throughout the day will slow down the metabolism and make the body store fat. Experts recommend at least 3 main meals daily, in the right portion size and with the required amount of each food group. Breaking bad eating habits such as skipping breakfast, filling up on fast-foods or over indulging with sugar are best avoided when monitored. For instance, reading food labels and logging calorie intakes are great ways to acknowledge and understand what is being consumed and if they are good or bad for you.
Once the bad food habits are broken and the diet is on the right track then the next step is to get moving with a fitness regime. There are many different ways that one can approach a fitness routine, just as long as it has a mix of cardio and resistance training. It is essential to have both of these elements in order to lose weight and to build muscle. Cardiovascular training focuses on the heart and getting it conditioned, and to do this one has to get moving, it can start with a brisk walk, to a jog and then a sprint. As long as the heart rate is up then the body will start burning calories and hence drop pounds. Once the pounds starts coming off its important to tone and strengthen the muscles with weight training, which will give definition and allow the body to perform efficiently. Speaking to a trainer or expert is the best way to set-up a fitness regime suited for one's body and goals.
We recommend our top 5 weight-loss and fitness holidays to help you keep focussed and motivated:
Malaysia: The Chateau Body Sculpt SlimmingThe Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort is the world's first organic wellness resort nestled serenely in the 150 year old tropical rainforest. Their specialised slimming plan is dedicated to improving your body contour, while toning muscles, building strength and endurance and cleansing out toxins, making you feel energized and revived. You can reach your ideal body weight and learn to control what you eat
Portugal: Longevity Essential Weight ManagementLocated in the stunning Monchique Mountains, this luxurious wellness resort is set in a protected natural reserve with breath-taking views over the Algarve coastline. Longevity's Essential Weight Management programme is designed to guide you towards achieving and maintaining your ideal weight by identifying areas of physical imbalance and associated emotional or mental patterns. Longevity will give you the tools and help to aid the removal of excess fat, helping you to relax, rebalance, revitalize and rejuvenate.
Thailand: Absolute Sanctuary Weight Management
Located on a hill in the beautiful island of Koh Samui, this health and fitness retreat makes every guest feel rejuvenated. The concept behind this programme is that effective weight management stems from a constant sense of awareness and self-control. With a combination of personalised fitness sessions, group fitness and yoga classes, cleansing therapies, nutritional supplements, crafted balanced meals, hands on cooking lessons and slimming treatments, you will be assisted in reaching your ideal weight.
St. Lucia: The BodyHoliday Weight Loss
With an extensive range of activities, treatments and fitness classes makes this the ideal place to achieve your weight loss goals. The options are almost limitless, from personal training to BodyStat analysis, nutritional consultations and hiking to body wraps. This tailored weight loss programme is designed to ensure you return home in the best shape possible. You will become fitter, stronger, and more physically able, as well as providing a renewed motivation.
India: Ananda Weight Management
Secluded in the tranquil and splendour of the Himalayas, Ananda offers a new fitness challenge, by addressing weight loss issues through gradual exercise, and personalised health and diet plans. One will engage in such activities as Yoga, detox massages and meditation. With the right guidance for physical and emotional patterns you will be able to maintain your optimal size and reach your beach body goals.