It's a rainy, gloomy day here in NYC today and the holiday season is in full swing! Instead of dreaming of a white Christmas, we're dreaming of a VACATION. Well, a "FIT-CATION" to be exact.
But what is a "FIT-CATION?"
Stacy Schwartz, Co-Founder and CEO of Ketanga Fitness Retreats, (who left her day job at Time Inc. to create this amazing company btw) explains that a "FIT-CATION" is designed to meet a variety of fitness and vacation goals, and are led by some of the fitness industries' most renowned certified coaches. Editor's note- I'm one of them, whoop!!!! (along with another kick-a$$ barre3 West Village instructor, Brittany. More to come on that later...)
Whether you prefer to zip line, surf and down dog in Costa Rica, or Tone Up and strengthen in Tulum; or plank and Pilates in Sonoma's finest vineyards, or even go horseback riding in the rolling hills of Ireland, Ketanga has all of your bases covered.
"One misconception of a fitness retreat is that it's all zen all the time," shares Stacy. "At Ketanga, our team organizes "Fitness-First" travel getaways to include a wide variety of workouts and exploration of the local culture, to combine the best of both worlds. Our mission is to build a community of like-minded fitness enthusiasts through producing innovative, active and fun event and travel experiences."
The Ketanga Fitness formula remains: workouts, local activities and cuisine, great company, and well-deserved relaxation. Below is a sample of their 2017 line up.
Now is the time to plan ahead so you have something amazing to look forward to. Grab your bestie, your bf /gf or hubby/wife or even book on your own (tons of people do.) You'll be sure to make new friends, share new experiences, get fit and find your tribe.
Check out these 8 awesome Fit Collective NYC Approved Ketanga Retreats to relax, recharge and get fit!
WORK IT OUT WANDERLUST
Enjoy a break from the winter blues on a yoga retreat in Costa Rica! Led by YoYoga's founder, Rebecca Weible, who has a fun, motivating approach to yoga, this retreat will challenge and excite you! From local excursions to bonfires, fresh meals to new friends, this retreat is about more than just the practice; it's about the whole experience.
Show your mind, body, and adventurous spirit some love in Costa Rica! Join Coach Chelsea Aguiar for a 5-day getaway focused on feeling good, working hard, and challenging yourself just the right amount.
Early bird special: From $1,550 (through Nov 30, 2016, increases to $1700)
Sun, snorkeling, cenotes, & sweat!
Travel to Tulum, Mexico this February for 5 days of adventure, high intensity workouts, and some well-deserved fun in the sun. With Coach Brittany Ignas leading the charge, you're going to sweat, strength train, and as she likes to say... work, work, work, work, work!
Cost: From $1,850
Explore Costa Rica on an EPIC fitness scavenger hunt! The 5-day adventure will combine fitness and fun in a series of physical and mental challenges. Utilizing strength, common sense, and teamwork to complete the hunt, you will have the opportunity to get to know local activities, people, cuisine, and more. Alex Nicholas, owner and founder of EPIC Hybrid Training in New York City, will be the head coach on this trip.
Cost: From $1,495
A retreat by yours truly, AKA Jenna Muller!!! It's a dream come true to combine my passion for fitness and travel. I'm beyond honored to be leading a 5-day retreat to wine country for fitness, fun, and tasting some of the country's finest wines. We'll workout at picturesque vineyards, enjoy private wine tastings, and bike, hike, and dine. What could be better?
So are you ready to plank, pulse, and pour on this workouts & wine getaway to Sonoma County, California? If the answer is yes, then please join me!
Early bird special: From $1,560 (thru December 31, 2017, increases to $1710)
Experience the magical beauty of the Greek island Crete on this Pilates, horseback riding, and healthy cooking retreat!
Cost: From $1,395
Explore all that the Rocky Mountains have to offer with an outdoor adventure & fitness retreat!
With Coach Julia Falamas by your side, you'll pair outdoor fun with some serious high intensity workouts and smart R&R including mobility work and yoga, all while enjoying the scenery, company, and local craft beer!
Early bird special: From $1,395 (through November 30, 2016, increases to $1545)
Relax and rejuvenate over a long weekend of yoga, Pilates, meditation, hiking, and more in the Adirondacks.
Just a few hours from NYC will feel like lightyears away! On this retreat, you'll indulge in fresh air Pilates sessions, invigorating yoga sessions, hiking and swimming through the natural playground of the region, and delicious home-cooked healthy meals by the bonfire!
Start your planning, my friends!! Bonus points for anyone who books my retreat before New Year's! I promise that good times will be had by all.