Are you itching to get away? You’re not alone. Summer 2018 provides the perfect opportunity to take a break from work, visit a picture-perfect locale, and… focus on your health. To some, there’s no better vacay than one that offers incredible views, delicious whole food, and amazing spa and fitness facilities. If that sounds appealing to you, here’s what to look for before booking your reservation.

Promise of Results

Regardless of what type of retreat you’re looking for, you want to feel confident that they’ll deliver. Whether the retreat promises amazing weight loss results, spiritual awakening, or technique development, conduct research and read user reviews to be sure they actually back up their claims.

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Access to Experts

How to feel more confident that you’ll get what you pay for? Look for retreats that are facilitated by experts. For example, if you’re booking a yoga retreat, they should feature expert yogis across a range of disciplines. If you’re registering for a weight loss retreat, you should have access to dieticians, fitness trainers, and even psychotherapists. Ask questions to learn more about these professionals’ unique backgrounds, styles, and focuses.


Thorough online research beforehand can also help you make the right decision in terms of environment. Do you want to camp out in the woods or perfect your downward-facing dog on the beach? Are you hoping for a relaxed, laid-back ambiance or a more energetic atmosphere? Zone in on the feedback of others who’ve completed the retreat to get a sense of the vibe.

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Unique Offerings

When you’re not spending time on the major focus of the retreat (i.e. weight loss, stress-management, yoga, meditation, etc.) how will you spend your time? Consider what you’d like to do during your downtime: sight-see, relax in the pool, mingle with others, or get a massage? Be sure that the retreat you choose has options that align with your goals and values, such as spiritual and holistic services, organic and locally sourced cuisine, or one-on-one consultations with the guru.

Sometimes, you need to get away to reset, relax, and reconnect with your health and well-being. If you locate a fitness and wellness retreats that offers these qualities, you’re in for a treat!


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