Wellness represents different things for each of us, and there is no one path to a balanced life. Find your way to optimal health via California boot camps, Italian hot springs, Asian meditation, and everything in between.
Here are some great places to start:
At Spain’s SHA Wellness Clinic, macrobiotic menus and intensive detox programmes cleanse from within; the seven-day fitness programme begins with a footprint analysis and custom insole to get you sprinting safely.
Unplug at The Ranch Malibu. The seven-day programme centres around four-hour hikes, and is augmented by classes, massage, and a super-clean menu. Participants usually lose three to six percent of their body weight. Virtuoso guests receive daily breakfast and one complimentary spa treatment.
Heal from the inside out in a tropical Philippine oasis. At The Farm at San Benito, detoxing happens via energetic jungle treks, a strict diet and treatments ranging from acupuncture to colonics and cupping therapy. Virtuoso guests receive daily (vegan) breakfast and dinner, once per stay.
Located in a 3,000-acre north Baja wilderness, Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort & Spa is ideal for both silent meditation walks and intense seven-mile treks. A dedicated cooking school challenges eating habits. Virtuoso guests receive daily breakfast, one 50-minute classic massage, and one 30-minute herbal wrap.
At Mukul Beach Golf & Spa on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast, Mother Nature is your personal trainer in the pro surfing programme, suitable for beginners and experts. Mukul also offers fun surf-and-yoga retreats. Virtuoso guests receive daily breakfast, a $100 hotel credit for guests staying in a Bohio, and a $200 hotel credit for guests staying in a Villa.
Test your reflexes in an equestrian ground skills course at Tucson’s Miraval Resort & Spa, part of their comprehensive equine programme. Swimming lessons and coaching are available for those looking to gain confidence in the water. Virtuoso guests receive daily breakfast and a $100 hotel credit.
At Switzerland’s Grand Hotel Quellenhof & Spa Suites, the Ragazar weight loss programme provides a medically supervised path to fitness. It is easier when lodging in a Spa Suite, where thermal water flows directly into your private whirlpool. Virtuoso guests receive daily breakfast, a luxury spa treatment kit, and a reduced green fee at the 18-hole PGA Championship Course (or instead, a 15 percent reduction on an individual massage).
Just north of San Diego, Golden Door’s bespoke five- or seven-day immersions challenge body and soul with group hikes over 20 miles of trails, and fitness training that includes boxing, archery and fencing. Virtuoso guests receive daily breakfast, three months of fitness follow-up with a personal trainer (either by phone or email), and a $100 spa credit.
The top-ranked tennis facilities at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas feature twelve courts and 24-hour restringing services. Clinics like Cardio Tennis and Play with the Pro are perfect additions to private lessons.
Journey to the birthplace of yoga at Ananda in the Himalayas. Located in Northern India, the Ananda Active programme combines guided treks and whitewater rafting with authentic yoga and meditation sessions. Virtuoso guests receive daily breakfast, a complimentary transfer to the banks of Ganges River for an evening Arti ceremony, and for stays of three nights or more, a 50-minute spa treatment.
Get moving in Vancouver, home to yogawear giant Lululemon and boasting some 1,500 classes a week. Freestyle mountain biking is the city’s much-loved sport; the North Shore area offers both intro trails and airborne adventures.
Treat yourself to a pro-athlete level of fitness diagnostics at Canyon Ranch, and select activities from dance lessons to TRX Suspension Training. At the Tucson location, hike among saguaros in the Sonoran Desert; in the Berkshires, your quads will burn from snowshoeing. Virtuoso guests receive daily breakfast and an additional $155 credit toward spa, sports and integrative wellness services.