Vacations are often synonymous with indulgence, and while lounging poolside is all well and good, sometimes a proper detox is in order. These 9 fitness retreats will help you to do just that in 2020, whether star-studded boot camps in Malibu or restorative yoga retreats on the Atlantic coast of Portugal feel more your speed. Most resorts offer a range of activities with flexible schedules, so you can make the trip as physically challenging or mentally restorative as you’d like. This way, you can enjoy all the workouts and detoxes that these fitness retreats have to offer while still taking the time for all the other rest and self-care you need.
Here, find our list of the best fitness retreats where you can get some R&R without compromising on your 2020 wellness goals.
The Ranch, Malibu, CA
A favorite of celebrities and executives alike, The Ranch in Malibu is ideal for those who want to detox in (mostly) comfort. Guests stay in private luxury cottages, and the fitness retreat boasts a daily program of four-hour hikes, intense workouts, and plant-based meals. The Ranch also offers yoga, deep tissue massage, and infrared saunas to aid in recovery, so you'll undoubtedly leave this fitness retreat feeling ready to take on 2020's hardest challenges.
Rancho La Puerta, Baja California, Mexico
Set on a ranch in Baja California, Rancho La Puerta offers guests the option to make the retreat as active or restorative as they like. From high intensity fitness classes to meditation and workshops, many guests return regularly to take advantage of everything the popular 2020 fitness retreat has to offer.
Azulfit Yoga & Pilates Retreat, Santorini, Greece
If doing sun salutations at dawn on a Greek island sounds like your ideal vacation morning ritual, the trip for you may just be Azulfit's yoga and pilates fitness retreat in 2020. Featuring a daily schedule of morning yoga and afternoon pilates with time to explore the island in between, this retreat is ideal for those who want to deepen their practice in an inspiring setting.
Absolute Sanctuary, Koh Samui, Thailand
Located just 5 minutes from the beach, Absolute Sanctuary is the ideal locale to tone up and detox in 2020. As Thailand’s leading yoga instructor training center, this fitness retreat is great for yoga enthusiasts and hobbyists alike. In addition to various fitness classes, the retreat also offers massages and healing therapies, so you can work on every aspect of your well-being.
Escape to Shape, Marrakech, Morocco
If your main reason for visiting Marrakech is to explore all the city has to offer, but you wouldn’t mind keeping up with your fitness regimen at the same time, a trip with Escape to Shape may be your best move. Between yoga and pilates classes, expect a camel trek through a berber village, guided tours of the Medina, a visit to the Majorelle Gardens, and a hammam experience. All together, it's the perfect 2020 fitness retreat to recharge you for what's sure to be a jam-packed summer.
Canyon Ranch, Woodside, CA
While Canyon Ranch started as a wellness resort in Tucson, AZ, their Woodside property includes fitness retreats with curated programming. From yoga and wellness coaching to creative classes and mountain biking, a stay at Canyon Ranch is whatever you’d like it to be.
Sky Ting Retreat, Alentejo, Portugal
NYC-based yoga studio Sky Ting hosts several retreats around the world each year, including this 2020 fitness retreat on the Atlantic coast of Portugal. Enjoy two yoga and meditation sessions daily in addition to surfing, swimming, and organic farm-to-table meals, making for a full experience that will leave you feeling both centered and restored.
Red Mountain Resort, St. George, UT
Set amidst the rocky, red landscape of southern Utah, Red Mountain Resort is often lauded as a hiker’s paradise. The resort’s Essential Retreat includes a daily package of three healthy meals, guided hikes to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, and various fitness and wellness classes. Undoubtedly, this is a great fitness retreat for 2020 if you've been looking to experience the picturesque landscape of the American West.
The Pearl, Laguna Beach, CA
This week-long wellness retreat in Laguna Beach features daily morning hikes, yoga and fitness classes, massage, and organic vegetarian meals. A favorite among SoCal natives, a week at The Pearl in 2020 is sure to leave you feeling detoxed and refreshed.