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Posted On: 3 March 2016 12:53 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:16 pm

Fitness Travel: A growing trend

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Many who live in the Middle East are travelling in droves to Thailand, not just for the sandy beaches, sun, and food; but, to get in shape. From Muay Thai to yoga camps, travellers from all kinds of backgrounds are seeking a different vacation experience.

The options are endless. If you want to lose weight, detox, try Thai boxing, increase fitness stamina or reconnect through Yoga, you can now go on a vacation where you come back healthier than when you left.

Thailand being a 6 hour flight is easy access for residents in the GCC, one will often find both locals and expats at these fitness resorts.

Normally, these various fitness retreats have custom made menus that are healthy and low calorie to help get/keep you on track. Looking at various TripAdvisor reviews, visitors often rave about delicious options on offer. Thus, healthy and low calorie can still taste good.

If you are thinking of travelling soon, consider a fitness vacation, you’ll still get the sun, fun, and sandy beaches (potentially Phi Phi Islands) as well as having done your body and mind a favour.

There are other fitness travel destinations including Ibiza and numerous places throughout North America. A few of the members of the ILQ team had tried out different places in Thailand and we found them to be economical, physically beneficial, and set in amazing environments. Thailand has a very open, laid back, and friendly feel to it. And everything seems cheap. And the landscape is simply gorgeous. Thus… we developed somewhat of a bias.

Have you ever tried a fitness vacation? Any recommendations?