Feel like you’re stuck in a workout rut? A fitness boot camp may be just what you need to kick your wellness regime up a notch. Lately we’ve been hearing about some fab fitness boot camps in Asia that are perfect for combining a holiday with some serious body overhauling. These unique healthy lifestyle programmes include high-intensity workouts with trained professionals, cool outdoor activities that will work your bod in the ways the gym just can’t, and healthy food to fuel you up right. If you’re up for the challenge, these full-on fitness experiences will help you whip that bod into shape. (Ranked in no particular order)
1. Be Active at COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali
COMO Shambhala is renowned for their award-winning wellness programmes that take a holistic approach to health and well-being. The Be Active programme is perfect if you’re looking to get started on a fitness routine or add some new moves to the one you’ve already got. The wellness experts will sit down with you to plot out a game plan that includes fun and challenging activities like HIIT classes, yoga sessions, volcano hikes, and rice paddy treks. They’ll also prescribe you a diet plan that includes healthy, organic cuisine and spa treatments to soothe those sore muscles after heavy workouts.
COMO Shambhala Estate, Banjar Begawan, Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia 80571. p. +62 978 888
2. The Fitness Challenge at Atmantan, Thailand
The Fitness Challenge at Atmantan combines intense physical training with soothing spa treatments like deep tissue massage to help you work that body and then recover quickly so you can move on to the next challenge. The international fitness experts will first assess your overall fitness levels with a series of tests and discuss your goals to design a programme tailored just for you. You’ll get a mix of activities like cardio training, mountain hiking, pilates, and cross fit sessions to boost your strength, metabolism, and endurance. The programmes run for five, seven, or 10 nights.
Atmantan, Mulshi, Pune, Maharashtra, India 412108. p. +91 20 6676 6666
3. The Fitness Retreat at Chiva-Som, Thailand
Build strength and learn skills to help you maintain an active lifestyle at Chiva-Som’s comprehensive Fitness Retreat. Each day you can take part in up to eight different activities and classes including personal training, super stretch and EMS Fitness, and each evening you can enjoy a restorative spa treatment. You’ll also have access to the luxury wellness resort’s excellent facilities like the state-of-the-art gym, water therapy suites, and the restaurant where you can enjoy healthy wellness cuisine.
Chiva-Som, 73/4 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand. p. +66 32 536 536
4. Fusion Fitness™ at Kamalaya, Thailand
Whatever your fitness goals are, Kamalaya can help you put together a personalised programme spanning five, seven, or 10 days. The Fusion Fitness™ experience starts with a wellness consultation, bio-impedance exam and holistic fitness evaluation. Then you can choose from seven one-on-one activities like Thai boxing, STS/TRS suspension training, pilates, and aqua fitness. Restorative spa treatments are also on offer along with a steam cave, swimming pool, plunge pools and a fitness centre.
Kamalaya, 102/9 Moo 3 Laem-Set Rd, Koh Samui Amphoe Ko Samui, Changwat Surat Thani Thailand 84140. p. +66 77 429 800
5. U-Fit Boot Camps, Singapore
If you don’t have time to jet off on a week-long fitness holiday in another country, then the U-Fit Boot Camps are a great alternative right here in Singapore. The professional trainers offer over 80 fun and challenging outdoor workout sessions a week in 12 locations around the island, so you can choose the times and places that best fit your schedule. You can also opt for classes that suit your fitness level and style like HIIT classes, boxing, yoga, running, and female-only classes.