Thailand Fitness Retreat
Fitness retreats are more than just a fad; it is an excellent experience for fitness enthusiasts looking to elevate their fitness journey by connecting with their environment. A sunny tropical getaway like Thailand offers the perfect backdrop to a tailor-made fitness program designed to achieve your personal fitness goal. Whether you are looking for one-on-one or group fitness classes, you have many options when you embark on a Thailand fitness retreat.
There is no shortage of fitness retreats. However, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one.
Here are some tips to keep in mind so you can find a program that matches your goals and fitness journey.
Have A Fitness Goal
What is the focus of your fitness retreat? It is essential to identify your intentions right from the start to align that with the options of fitness retreat programs available in Thailand. For example, if your goals are to lose weight, de-stress, perform daily yoga, or experience inner exploration of self, different programs are designed to achieve each goal.
When comparing the different Thailand fitness retreat programs, it is essential to look at all activities integrated into the program.
Words of Warning
Do not dive into a Thailand fitness retreat or any fitness retreat anywhere without an honest physical and mental assessment. Wait, what? Let me explain. If you are overweight by more than 10kg (22 lbs), have some pre-existing injury, had recent surgery, or are highly stressed, we suggest you detox first. Get rid of the waste (we can hold up to 6lbs of undigested waste), excess water weight and burn some fat, relax and prepare.
Detox Before Fitness Retreat
An excellent combination. Detoxing, as in a juice, smoothie and soup fast, even for a week before going to a focused fitness retreat, will be far more beneficial than diving straight in. I have seen on many occasions hefty people on a heavily structured exercise program at gyms and Thailand fitness retreats and camps near where I live on Koh Samui, killing themselves.
You do not want to overexert yourself, get blisters, injure yourself or give up because you have taken on more than your body can manage. You will get far more benefit from losing some of the weight and stress before you start a Thailand fitness retreat. New Leaf Wellness and our program can assist you and we can also make suggestions on the right fitness retreat for your psychical condition.
Typically a Thailand fitness retreat or resort has a daily exercise program. You’ll do a group warm-up then a group class, take a break, eat then come back in the afternoon for a one on one session. Those who are very fit will do an evening class. Almost all of the staff will come from a fitness background rather than nutrition. Your coach will make food suggestions but it is usually what works for them. Some of the better retreats will assess you and create an eating plan but beware. You will most likely eat some solid food, and a lot of the time, these retreats approach a one size fits all, which can do more harm than good.
Choose Your Level of Activity
Besides the difference in goals for each program, consider the intensity too.
For instance, some fitness programs are relaxing breaks, such as yoga retreats and spa holidays. All of these activities help promote your well-being through relaxing activities. Others can boost your adrenaline. These retreat programs integrate fitness activities such as pilates, surfing, and hiking. There are also fitness retreat destinations in Thailand that enable you to customize your program to offer a blend of these two so you can enjoy flexibility and balance.
Choose According to the Teacher
For each Thailand fitness retreat program, there will be a designated teacher(s). Take the time to research the fitness instructor’s background and area of expertise. Look at the testimonials given by previous guests on their website and other third-party sites (for unbiased review).
While experience is an essential factor in choosing a fitness retreat instructor, professionalism, knowledge, and teaching methods are equally important. You must be comfortable about choosing their practices so that you can maximize the results you can get.
Length of Retreat and Schedule
How many days (or weeks) do you want to dedicate to your Thailand fitness retreat program? Choosing the fitness program based on the length will depend on your goals and intentions. Most of the introductory programs will be short, while you can expect the in-depth programs to take longer to complete.
Most will be at least one week-long so that participants can enjoy the revitalization and full fitness benefits from it. We suggest a week detox then one to two weeks at a more focused fitness retreat where you eat. Remember, it’s more 80% nutrition and 20% exercise and not the other way around. You want to be able to continue when you return home.
The idea of embarking on a fitness retreat program is to kick off or deepen your fitness journey. Therefore, you must leverage this experience to continue pursuing your fitness goals even after making it back home.
With that said, choose a fitness retreat program that offers follow-up support. Ensuring whatever you have learned from the retreat will be integrated into your daily lifestyle. Integration guarantees whatever you learned from the program will transform your fitness journey and unlock the program’s benefits back home.
When you have support, it will also motivate you to stay committed to your fitness goals.
Why Choose a Thailand Fitness Retreat?
Health and fitness retreats are all about the program. These programs aid participants in achieving their fitness goals. However, the destination is just as important in your journey towards achieving these goals.
Thailand is a popular destination for fitness retreat programs because it offers the perfect backdrop for a relaxing retreat. Whether you like to have your retreat near the beach or in the jungle, you have access to both types of locations. Being surrounded by natural wonders can also do a lot of good for your soul. It uplifts you and motivates you about the journey that you are experiencing.
Amazing Natural Environment
There are plenty of natural wonders in Thailand that are available so you can work on your fitness in an environment that promotes a sense of well-being.
If you need any further advice, please feel free to contact us anytime at New Leaf. We can recommend some specific retreats to go on to after your detox. The intelligent way to a better result is to lose body weight first before you stress your body with intense exercise. Be smart and stay focused, and you will get there.