Sticking to your resolution of getting fit and healthy can be hard when it’s dark and cold outside in January and February. Going for a run when it’s literally freezing isn’t much fun. So, why not combine your New Year’s resolution with the chance for a holiday overseas? The following offer a variety of fitness inspired vacation ideas, of which at least one should appeal to those looking to get active in the New Year.
Visit a Hot Yoga Retreat
Relax, stretch and unwind with a week or two at one of the many yoga retreats around the world. Far from being too strenuous, it should make sure you return rejuvenated and not burned out. As the home of yoga, Asia is always popular, with India and Bali both providing a serene setting, whether you’re a beginner or expert.
Run to the Hills
You don’t have to be an elite athlete to enjoy a running holiday and it’s a great way to see more of a place while improving your fitness. From trail weekends to sports marathon training in Portugal, choose one that’s at your level and somewhere you’d like to go.
Enjoy a CrossFit Cruise
The idea of going on a cruise instantly conjures up images of retired couples sailing off into the sunset. But this is the 21st century and that’s not always the case. Now there are cruises offering fitness and wellness workshops onboard, so you can keep fit at sea and take in the culture of different places when docked.
Trek Through the Mountains
Along a similar line, walking holidays aren’t just for those in later life. They offer a great way to explore hard to reach areas and learn more about the place with a local guide. Plus, for a more active experience with Headwater there are routes and groups to suit all abilities.
Cycle Central America
A cycling holiday is a fantastic idea but in winter the cold, wet weather poses quite a challenge. Instead, head to somewhere warm and drier, such as Central America. This way you can get through a few countries at once as you head over roads and mountain paths, depending on your chosen route.
Ski You Later
One of the most common types of active holidays are ski trips. Across Europe there are loads of potential destinations where you can learn and practise your skiing skills, burning calories, improving fitness levels and having fun at the same time. Many places allow you to borrow skis and equipment too, so you don’t have to fork out a few thousand pounds first.