What takes place on a holistic fitness sports’ retreat can vary, but expect as much emphasis on the physical as on the mental side of things. Some retreats will allow you to manage your own time, but generally you’ll discuss any aims during an initial consultation, as well as any underlying physical or dietary conditions you may have.
From here your day-to-day can involve physical fitness sessions both indoors and outdoors. This may involve martial arts, dance, circuits or other athletic/sporting disciplines. As with all retreats there will be an emphasis on healthy eating, which will be in line with what your body requires after physical exertion.
It’s well known that a healthy body contributes to a healthy mind (and vice versa), but a fitness sports’ retreat won’t feel like a bootcamp. Your physical fitness will improve, but ensuring this lasts in the long term means improving mental fitness also. Most fitness retreats will likely include yoga, meditation, a spa and other wellness practices in addition to physical exercise.
Not only does this give your body time to recover, it’ll also help you focus on sticking to the task in hand – and making it work for you in the future. Following a retreat and the drop back down to Earth, it’s easy to fall into old bad habits, such as letting a healthy diet slip or a fitness routine drop.
Focusing on your mind as well as your body ensures you not only make the most of your retreat, but that all you learn during your time can be used to keep you fit and healthy in the future.