Picking a Fitness Retreat Holiday

At the Active Retreat, we specialise in variety – come on our fitness retreat holiday and you certainly won’t be bored of doing the same thing day after day. With a huge variety of exercise experiences during the week with us, you’ll learn first hand that not all fitness retreat holidays are created equal!

But how do you go about picking a fitness retreat holiday? There’s a wide range of them on the market, so how do you decide which one is right for you?

When you consider your requirements from a holiday, you’ll probably go through the usual list…

  • Activities
  • Location
  • Weather
  • Food
  • Price
  • Convenience

We do too, so when we created the Active Retreat we did so with all of those things in mind.

Fitness Retreat Holiday Activities

If you’re reading this page, there’s a good chance you’re already active and you know what you’re looking for from a fitness holiday. If that is what we refer to ‘single experience’, such as only yoga, or only cycling, then the Active Retreat isn’t for you – we mix things up.

If you’re looking for more variety and an opportunity to learn and try new things, we’re probably more up your street.

We base our activity selections on a few things – their fitness benefits, their fun, their variety, their location and their chance to combine new experiences with a good physical challenge. We’ve got a fantastic mixture that our guests just LOVE!

Whether it’s the surfing…

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The dune of doom HIIT workout…








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Or the more sedate yoga classes…

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Then we’ve got you covered. Of course this isn’t forgetting the bike riding, the stand up paddle boarding, the gym workouts, the volcano hike etc etc!

Fitness Retreat Holiday Locations

The Active Retreat is based in Lajares, Fuerteventura. We picked Lajares having been based at two other sites on the island previously. It works out perfectly for us and our guests – it’s a centrally-located village with the perfect mix of tranquility and activity.

We have no light pollution and the roads are very quiet. If you want to relax in a hammock or chill by the pool, you can do – it’s a very relaxing spot.

Likewise, if you fancy a beer and a little something to eat, the village centre is a 5 minute (literal by the way, not a 5 mile) walk away. In the village you’ll find a few quirky bars, some fantastic cafes, good restaurants and a local shop. It’s a little bit of everything and the perfect location for us to host the Active Retreat.

Fuerteventura itself is a beautiful, rugged and characterful island. Mixing extinct volcanoes with golden sandy beaches and tropical seas, it’s a slice of paradise a few hours away from home.

Thanks to the amazing geography, we make sure the activities are outdoors wherever possible – we can exercise inside at home, so we make sure when we’re in natures gym, we use it!

Here’s an idea of Fuerteventura – I think you’ll understand why we base our fitness retreat holiday there…!

Ideal Weather on a Fitness Holiday

Nobody comes on a fitness retreat holiday and wants it to be cold. Well, our guests don’t anyway! That’s why we picked the closest place with almost guaranteed year-round sun to the UK. Fuerteventura has year-round sunshine. We’ve done retreats in April, September, October, November and December and we’ve had average temperatures of around 25 degrees. Across the years, we’ve had about 5 days total rainfall – most retreats pass by without a single drop of rain.

We purposely don’t run retreats in the peak season, mostly because of the weather – when we’re training daily, we don’t want to be doing it in temperatures of 30+ degrees. It’s OK fir surfing and yoga, but we certainly don’t want to be doing circuits, HIIT and cycling in the extreme heat.

Instead, we pick a time of the year for our fitness retreat holidays when it’s nice and sunny but we don’t end up suffering from heat exhaustion!

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Healthy Holiday Food

At the Active Retreat we have a really simple policy – we’ll feed you healthy food, but you can eat what you like! If you want to eat a huge burger at lunch, go ahead! If you want wine with your evening meal, you can – you’re on holiday, not in prison.

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Our food is all freshly-prepared on site and we feed our guests a daily brunch and five healthy, but tasty meals on site in the evenings.

A typical evening meal could be…

  • Mexican – fajitas with chicken or beef, lots of vegetables.
  • Pulled pork and accompanying salad
  • Spanish night – various local dishes

Within reason we can accommodate specific dietary requirements for our guests, such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, pescatarian etc.

Fitness Holiday Europe Prices

It’s imperative to us that the Active Retreat is priced fairly – we know we offer the best fitness retreat holiday on the market, but we also don’t want to price it out of reach. With that in mind, we offer a range of room options, starting at £699 – if you can find a better value fitness retreat holiday in Europe, go ahead!

The top price room we offer is our deluxe room at £1399 per week.

These prices don’t include flights, but it includes all of the food you’ll eat on site and the cost of every activity you do will be covered. It’s an absolute bargain and won’t be long before the price goes up – when I see other retreats offering a product that is inferior to ours at treble the price, I know we’re probably too cheap!

Our villa is nice, without being intimidatingly luxurious. We want you to feel at home, to relax and to unwind. You’re on your holiday, not at a formal dinner with the queen!

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Picking The Right Fitness Retreat – Is it Convenient?

The Active Retreat is marketed as a complete physical and mental reboot. From the second you arrive to the second you leave, it’s anti-stress. Leave your stresses and strains at home. You’re not here to think about work, you’re here to relax and have a great time!

So, the anti-stress thing. Here’s how we do it…

We personally pick you up from the airport – no need to stress about that.

You’re shown to your room and we have an opening night presentation, telling you everything about the week. No guesswork, no confusion, no stress.

Your food is taken care of – no cooking, no stressing.

We take you to all off-site activities – again, no stressing about where to go and how to get there.

We know the island and can taxi you to the best beaches. No worries, no stress.

Your downtime is yours to do as you please – you can eat, sleep, sunbathe, relax, read, swim, walk. You can do what you please!

When the week is over, we drop you back to the airport. No final day stresses for you!

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Saying adios to the Active Retreat guests in December 2018…

Booking the Active Retreat…

If you’d like to know more about the Active Retreat and would like to book a holiday with us, get in touch on 07866361964 or enquiries@theactiveretreat.net. We’d love to tell you more about our amazing fitness retreat holiday offers…

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