Peace and tranquility. The perfect view for a recharge

Imagine travelling to a location of your choosing, to a quiet and secluded place where you can clear your mind and cleanse your body…while also getting in some fantastic workouts. Let's talk about how to recharge your life with a fitness retreat.

Spoiler: It's not only about fitness!




9. Get Inspired      

Even though you might be traveling alone, you’ll get to meet other likeminded people walking the same path as you. You can share stories and learn about each other’s lives, which can be a wonderful source of inspiration.

Listening to everyone’s triumphs and failures will put your problems in perspective. Conquering challenges together will give you connection and motivation, which will stay with you even when you have returned home.

Everyone who is on a journey to better themselves needs to have mentors, and at a fitness retreat you will find them. They will push you to become a better version of yourself, show you what's possible and make sure you stay on track.

Change is never easy but being surrounded by people who inspire you to grow is invaluable.


8. Travel to an Amazing Place      

You probably won't spend much time with the sun loungers, but you can definitely enjoy the sun and palm treesPhoto by leyla.a licensed by CC2.0

There are incredible fitness retreats all over the world. From Latin America to California to Thailand, the world is your oyster!

Use this as a chance to go somewhere outside of the ordinary – a place you’ve always wanted to visit to but never had a compelling reason to go (until now...). Some fitness retreats even allow time for you to hit the tourist trail in the evenings.

Be sure to take the time to absorb your surroundings. The health and physical benefits of a fitness retreat are obvious, but to get the most out of your experience, take time to clear your mind of clutter and allow yourself to really think about your life and what you want from the future.


7. Change Your Habits      

A fitness retreat is not only useful to people looking to lose weight. It can also be helpful with addiction, depression, anxiety, and much more.

The ultimate goal is to change your habits at the core. A retreat will break them down and build them back up in a way that is going to set you up for success when you go home.

You will learn about what triggers the lifestyle choices you make and the strategies you can use to prevent falling back into those bad habits.

Most importantly, you'll learn how to handle your emotions in a productive way.


6. Step Outside Your Comfort Zone      

Stepping outside your comfort zone can be exhilarating!Photo by Morgan Sherwood licensed by CC2.0

Everyone wants change, but at the same time, they fear the process of change. And yet, it's only by conquering the fear and embracing that process that you will achieve the life you've always dreamed of.

As the old cliché goes, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Exposing yourself to the situations that make you feel uncomfortable is a fundamental way to grow as a person.

Think of everything you may have missed out on because you were too nervous or scared to try it. When you challenge yourself, you will begin to realize how much you’re really capable of. You will start to accomplish things you never thought possible, and you'll get the unstoppable self-confidence to go with it.

You probably feel nervous about booking a fitness retreat. And that's totally natural. What matters is whether you let that stop you from taking the plunge and doing it anyway. It just might be one of the most important decisions you ever make.


5. Reset Your Diet and Lifestyle      

Your body demands a certain level of nutrition. If you deprive yourself of what you need, you’ll lack energy and motivation. Brain fog sets in. Snoozing the alarm becomes your morning’s go-to. A general sense of malaise sets in.

It gets worse: the quick-fix solution pursued by millions is mindless consumption. Too much alcohol, too much pointless TV, and too much buying shit you don’t need.

Poor nutrition and lifestyle habits are an epidemic throughout the Western world, and so are the maladies that result: depression, anxiety, weight gain, low energy, low self-esteem and poor self-image.

Even the ever-growing number of us who embrace a healthy lifestyle aren’t immune from this corrupting influence. After a long, hard day at the office, throwing a pizza in the oven and firing up Netflix can feel like the perfect medicine.

So be kind to yourself. Instead of escaping the rat race for a week only to consume more alcohol and more pizza, take time out to focus only on being your optimal self.

A great fitness retreat will give you a total mind and body reset.


4. You Can Meet Awesome People       

Awesome people will give you a hand up - and you can do the same for themPhoto by Shenandoah National Park licensed by CC2.0

Not only will you meet trainers, coaches and mentors, you will also meet many like-minded peers who are going through the same things as you. You will work on team building activities that will bring you closer to complete strangers than you ever thought possible.

It’s important to maintain your support network when you return home. The people you meet at the retreat can play a huge role in this. Keep in contact with them as much as you can.


3. You’ll Remember How to Savor Life      

You'll remember how to savor lifePhoto by Brent Simpson licensed by CC2.0

Modern society is always causing us to rush around from one task to another. We are so busy working, answering phone calls, taking our kids to activities, and going to appointments we never slow down to just absorb what we are doing.

Sometimes we need just to stop and realize that this is our life, this is the only life we are going to get and we need to find the time to appreciate it and make it what we want it to be.

Retreat time is "me time". That’s right, for once it’s all about you. No work emails. No last-minute emergencies. No boring errands to run. Disconnect from the chaotic, stressful daily grind and reconnect with your inner self, in a stimulating new environment a whole world away from life’s white noise.


2. You’ll Find a Renewed Sense of Purpose      

If you feel your life lacks meaning or you aren't entirely sure where to go next, a fitness retreat might be just what you need.

Maybe you’re unhappy and unfulfilled in your job, but you’re stuck because you have no idea what else to do. Maybe you’ve spent your life living up to other people’s expectations and it hasn’t given you the life you dreamed of. Or perhaps you’ve simply come into a new chapter in life and haven’t figured out how you want to spend it yet.

Getting in touch with your purpose is perhaps the most important thing you can do in life. Genuine happiness can only come from living in accordance with your highest values. A strong why will fuel you to overcome almost any how.

While finding your purpose is a deeply personal quest, there are three things which will put you in the very best environment to have a “Eureka!” moment:

  • Completely disconnecting from your day to day life
  • Focusing completely on your own self-growth
  • Spending time in nature

A fitness retreat will give you all three. The perfect place to reconnect with your deepest wants and needs.

1. Quit the Excuses and Learn How To Really Succeed      

Want to feel on top of the world? It's yours for the taking - if only you give yourself permission to do what it takes

So many people make excuses for why they don't have as much success as they want. Some never get out of this debilitating habit and end up living regretful lives of quiet desperation.

Even for people with a strong work ethic, lasting success can seem so elusive. One moment it feels like you’ve made it, and then the next – it’s gone. Back to the drawing board.

The truth is, achieving real success in any area of life requires 100% effort right from the starting line. When you’ve got where you want to be, you’ll still need to do regular maintenance, but you can take your foot off the gas a fair amount.

The trouble is, we often tell ourselves we’re giving it 100% effort, when really we’re only putting in 95%. And it’s those extra five percentage points that make all the difference in the world.

When you’re working hard but still not getting where you want to be, it’s often the case that what you’re missing is just one more rep in your workouts. One last phonecall before you leave the office. One last something before you call it quits for the day.

Your time at a fitness retreat will teach you how to crush excuses and it will teach you what 100% effort really means. You might find that you leave feeling empowered to make all your dreams finally come true.


Is It Time to Recharge Your Life?      

There is no doubt that anyone who goes to a fitness retreat returns home changed in a positive way. You will have met new people, explored a new location, found incredible strength, and discovered the passion for pushing yourself beyond what you thought were your limits.

You can find fitness retreats in some of the most beautiful places in the world. There are many with additional facilities and activities such as spa treatments and walking tours, and you may also get to eat some of the best and most nutritious food you’ve ever tasted.

When it's all over you’ll come home to your loved ones refreshed and revitalized, ready to take on the world. Once you undergo a fitness retreat transformation, you will never be the same!

Never let anything get in the way of you and your purpose. I hope this article has inspired you to consider a fitness retreat for your next vacation!