Where to Train Like an Olympian on a Fitness Holiday
With the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics fast approaching, the fitness flame is well and truly burning, already inspiring many of us to up our game and take our training to the next level. Whether you dream of being a cycling champion, taking the tennis title or just giving a healthy boost to your fitness, Health and Fitness Travel, the leading experts in healthy holidays worldwide, share their best fitness holidays to train like an Olympian. From triathlon training with decathlon gold medallist, Daley Thompson in St Lucia, to acing your game at a tennis school led by Wimbledon champion and Olympic medallist, Goran Ivanisevic in Turkey, be inspired to go for gold.
Triathlon Training in St Lucia: Tri St Lucia Triathlon
Under the expert training of race ambassadors and British Olympic legends, escape to the Caribbean and be put through your paces as you prepare for a triathlon race with Olympic masterclasses from Daley Thompson (two-time Decathlon Olympic gold medallist). With fun-filled pre-race activities, from beach runs to aquathlons, all ages are welcome with 3 triathlon race distances to choose from. Celebrate your achievement with a boat trip to the iconic Piton Mountains and after party.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights with Tri St Lucia Triathlon from £2,590pp for single or double occupancy. Price includes a choice of resorts, a Triathlon programme, return flights and transfers.
Get Sporty in Thailand: Thanyapura Fusion Fitness
Up your game at this specialist sports retreat in Phuket, with training grounds for athletes of all abilities and where head swimming coach, Miguel Lopez, has coached several Olympians and Paralympians to medals. Choose from a selection of one-on-one activities and reach your personal best with expert coaching in swimming, cycling, running and tennis. Training ground for the next generation of Olympians and frequented by sporting stars, including Maria Sharapova and Tour de France star Nick Gates; world-class facilities including a 50m Olympic pool allow you to train like the professionals.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Thanyapura from £1,485pp or £1,685 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a Fusion Fitness programme, return flights and transfers.
Ace Your Tennis in Turkey: D-Hotel Maris Fusion Fitness
Escape for a fitness and vitamin-D boost at this healthy retreat, set upon Turkey’s stunning Datça Peninsula, where the Aegean and Mediterranean waters meet. Get fighting fit with a choice of 1-on-1 activities, from a guided bike tour to circuit training. After a fitness boosting session, learn how to ace your tennis technique at the D-Hotel Tennis School, headed up by Wimbledon champion and Olympic medallist, Goran Ivanisevic. Unwind with luxurious spa treatments or chose from five natural private beaches to soak up the glorious sunshine.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at D-Hotel Maris from £1,470pp or £3,019 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a Fusion Fitness programme, return flights and transfers.
Bootcamp in St Lucia: The BodyHoliday WellFit Retreat
Train with the best on a bespoke fitness retreat in the Caribbean where world-class athletes will help you to achieve your goals. On the shores of St Lucia, four-time Olympian Donna Fraser, will develop a personalised fitness programme to suit you, through a synthesis of beach fitness and athletic skills training. Combined with educational fitness and nutrition seminars, together with a hosted Champions dinner, be inspired by this star-studded luxury fitness holiday and return home in the best shape of your life.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at The BodyHoliday from £2,425pp for single or double occupancy. Price is all-inclusive, with a WellFit programme, return flights and transfers.
Run Wild in Crete: Wildfitness Crete
Take your fitness training to the wild side on this active bootcamp, set amongst Crete’s natural beauty of rural mountains and rugged coastline. Receive a personalised assessment of your running movement patterns and any postural imbalances, before learning from a diverse range of inspirational coaches, including a competitive national Kenyan sprinter. Training with world-class fitness gurus, break a sweat with daily fitness activities, from boxing to hill sprints and sea swimming. Learn how to reach your personal best with educational workshops in movement, metabolism and healthy eating, before exploring your surroundings on a morning trek to Polirinia gorge.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Widlfitness Crete from £1,990pp or £2,330 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a fitness programme, return flights and transfers.
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