While a lazy beach vacation sounds great, the need to feed that fitness itch is real. While we love an active getaway with some downtime in the mix, mapping out the adventure can sometimes become more work than it's worth.
To help take the hassle out of the trip-planning process, we've rounded up some of the best summer fitness retreats that do all the work for you. Not only do they offer things like yoga, boot camp workouts, spa treatments and some downtime, they also bring together a group of like-minded individuals you may have never met otherwise.
If you decide to check out one or more of the fitness and wellness retreats below, there's a strong possibility you'll come back feeling healthy, fit and refreshed – and with a whole new network of pals.
Surf Yoga Beer Retreats
The YSB retreat in Iceland will have you running some epic trails. Image courtesy of YogaSurfBeer
The name says it all – SYB retreats are about a balance between fitness, mindfulness and well, having fun. While not all the retreats include surfing and yoga, they do all include beer – though you definitely don't have to drink. Most days begin with a bootcamp to get the blood flowing, so expect to sweat and be active. Some trips offer running, hiking and stand-up paddle boarding, depending on location and what's available. The founder, Mantis Zvinas (who is a SoulCycle instructor in New York City) put it best: Everyone who attends is in the pursuit of good vibes.
Prices vary based on destination, surfyogabeer.com