What To Expect on a Group Fitness Retreat


So, you are searching for a holiday that offers something different.  You need time away from your hectic schedule, to escape the stresses of daily life and want to focus on your health and well-being.  The thought of FITNESS + HOLIDAY might seem like an oxymoron, but it couldn’t be further from the truth.  A group fitness retreat is a great way to escape to explore a new destination.  It will have you returning home with feeling refreshed and recharged – the way a holiday should make you feel.


Gone are the days where if you are fully committed to your health & fitness regime in daily life that all that hard work will be undone when you go away on holidays.  The traditional “flop & drop” holiday might be for some, but you want more.  You want each day to be filled with adventure and fun, with a great mix of fitness and relaxation.  This is where a group fitness retreat comes in.  They are all about variety and choice… you can enjoy as much or as little as you like, to make sure you make the most of your time away.  And you will have plenty of fun along the way.


The new age of the fitness holiday doesn’t mean strict guidelines or depriving yourself.  There are options aplenty to enjoy and each day you are greeted with a program that offers variety and the chance to try something new.  Every day slightly varies with different activities planned over the course of your stay.  Most days will include time away from the resort to see the sights of the destination or free time to relax by the pool or indulge in spa treatments.  Group fitness retreats are all about balance, which is why there may even be a cocktail or two to enjoy with your new friends, if you please.


One of the most common questions we are asked at The Active Passport is “what a typical day is like on a group fitness holiday”.  Whilst each of our group fitness retreat options have their own unique qualities, here is a run down of to give you an insight as to what to expect:


Example day on a Group Fitness Retreat

  • Wake Up – Early start to make the most of the day
  • Morning workout – featuring HIIT, boxing, Pilates, spin or circuit training
  • Delicious healthy breakfast
  • Surf lesson or fitness testing or free time
  • Mid-morning snacks and free time
  • Workshop or free time
  • Lunch & pool-time
  • Cycling tour or cooking class or spa treatments
  • Meditation workshop, massages or down time
  • Restorative or Ariel Yoga
  • Cocktails (or mocktails) followed by dinner
  • Free time before bed


This is just an example of what you can expect to enjoy on a group fitness retreat, with each of our retreat options providing something different.  Each day will include at least two workouts, usually one in the morning then another in the afternoon, but they are always optional.  Scheduled excursions will also be available to join throughout your week – with a sunrise volcano hike often on the agenda to choose from.  There is always plenty of free-time scheduled to spend time relaxing by the pool or enjoying some well-earned massage time.


If you love fitness, exploring new places, meeting new people and trying new activities … then a group fitness retreat is for you.  There are so many amazing group fitness retreats available throughout the year.  Just tell us what you would like to enjoy and when you would like to travel, and we will find you the perfect group fitness retreat option.


Learn more about our great range of group fitness retreats & fitness holidays here =>  Fitness Holidays


Learn more about the types of fitness holidays available here =>  Types of Fitness Holidays