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5 Amazing Fit Trips to Take This Winter

 

It’s starting to get a little chilly. And, all of a sudden, visions of tropical retreats and oasis' are floating in your brain. You want to plan a vacation so that there is a light at the end of this long, dark winter, but you aren’t quite sure where to start. Are you an adventurer? Looking for an Eat, Pray, Love moment? Whatever your style, we rounded up a few retreats scheduled for this winter that will leave you feeling fit, energized, and incredible on the return so that you can live this winter with ease and happiness (vacays that leave you needing a detox are so 2013!). Go ahead: Use your vacation to shape a life you love!

For the Healthy Foodie:
SuperYOU Yoga & Superfoods Retreat, Playa Maderas, Nicaragua, November 1-7, 2014


Nourish your body, nourish your mind. Tap into your inner child, and feed her while you are at it! This retreat includes lodging at the eco-friendly Buena Vista Surf Club, daily superfood breakfast master classes led by the one and only Breakfast Criminals, healthy farm fresh lunches and dinners, two “playful” yoga classes per day, meditation, surfing, zip lining, and unlimited bliss on the beach.

For the Commitment-Phobe (It’s Only 3 Days!):
Glow Surf & Yoga Festival, Rincon, Puerto Rico, December 5-7, 2014


Photo: F. Javier Gil

Music every night, meditation every morning, surfing, nutrition workshops, and a huge roster of international yoga instructors teaching four classes each day make up the Glow Surf & Yoga Festival. JetBlue flies to this amazing tropical paradise, making it the best bang for your buck by far.

To Kick Off Your New Year's Resolution:
Surf & Yoga Retreat, Nicaragua, December 27, 2014 – January 3, 2015


Close out 2014 and ring in the New Year in the happiest, healthiest way possible: surf, practice yoga, relax, and explore for eight days and seven nights with ocean-view luxury condo accommodations. Twice daily yoga classes with Shape’s yoga expert, Heidi Kristoffer, three surf lessons, excursions to volcanoes with bilingual drivers and certified guides, private boat tours, and healthy, fresh cuisine are all included. Hikes, horseback riding on the beach, and other adventures are optional. 

For Those Seeking Total Transformation:
Eat Play Love in Rincon, PR, January 19-24th, 2015


Eat Play Love is a five-night, six-day transformational retreat that will nourish your mind, body, and spirit. For those seeking something a little more than surface level fun, this trip will help you redefine your relationship with food, move your body in a way that is fun and strengthening, and bring more love into your life. This retreat includes daily yoga classes, paddleboard instruction, workshops on food, relationships, and so much more.

For the Uber-Adventurous:
African Surfari, Ongoing


Want an adventure of a lifetime? This one’s for you. This trip takes you surfing in Mozambique and explores game parks in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Plus, 4 x 4 vehicles and professional guides are in the mix on this amazing adventure bringing you to remote beaches and wild surf on the South African/Mozambique border. Surfing in Africa? Check. Safari with Lions and Zebras? Check. Instagram pics don’t get better than this!

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