March 17, 2010

You've been to that bachelorette party before-you know, the one with the male dancers, cheesy games, and cheap champagne. If you're getting married, or if you're a bridesmaid planning a fun weekend for the bride-to-be, mix things up with bachelorette party destinations that will leave you feeling fit, healthy, and ready for the big day (way better than rounds of shots and a killer hangover). Besides, a sexy fitness getaway is the perfect way to relax pre-"I do," and you'll go home feeling energized. Here are some ideas for bachelorette party vacations with a healthy spin.

Bachelorette Party Idea: Bachelorette Boot Camp

Get in shape together the no-nonsense way with a boot camp getaway. No, you won't have to wear dog tags, but you will break a sweat! Bachelorette boot camp packages are springing up all over, including at the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando ( and the Half Moon Resort in Jamaica (

Bachelorette Party Idea: Yoga Retreat

Pack your bags and head to unique vacation and bachelorette party destinations like Morocco, Russia, Italy, Mexico, or Columbia with Escape to Shape ( company offering group getaways that mix yoga, Pilates, healthy eating (you'll get your own personal chef), five-star accommodations, spa treatments and local activities. Prices start at $3,000 per person, including airfare. Another option: Bring the party to you with group yoga classes by Yoga for Weddings ( A 90-minute class is $300 for five people-and an instructor can meet you at a studio or location of your choice in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Denver, Tucson, Phoenix, Miami, Portland, and London (passports, anyone?).

Bachelorette Party Idea: Hiking Adventure

Forget the sequined cocktail dresses and throw on some hiking boots and a T-shirt-then get moving. If you're staying local, look for hiking trails nearby on Looking for bachelorette party destinations that are a bit…off the beaten path? Fly to Peru and hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, or hit the beaches and the hiking paths in Oahu, Hawaii (talk about a sexy fitness getaway).

Bachelorette Party Idea: Sexy Escape

Looking for ideas for bachelorette party locales, but not willing to give up on the "sizzle" factor entirely? No problem. Head to Las Vegas for a long weekend of partying it up on the strip, and then add some sexy fitness workouts to your schedule with pole dancing lessons at Aradia Fitness ( To make things even easier, an instructor will come right to your hotel-making this a great choice for bridal parties looking for a mix of wild-night-out and fun group workouts.

Bachelorette Party Idea: Spa Getaway

Mellow out with a whole weekend of spa treatments (think along the lines of massages, facials, and body wraps) and more with a girls-only getaway. Some top spa bachelorette party destinations include Canyon Ranch in Tucson ( ), the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City (, and The Golden Door in Escondido, California (, where only women are allowed and luxury's the name of the game. Looking for something with a hip twist? Get your "Ahh" on in Miami at the W Hotel (, where trendy rooms and hot beaches come with access to the hotel's Bliss spa.