Travel is for experiencing new cultures, places and, for us, fitness. This summer, take a vacation from your usual regime and try something a little different, you’ll be better for it.
CITY - PARIS
Stay: Le Bristol
A family-run hotel that is equal parts classic and modern Parisian. Inside the rooms are spacious (hard to find in Paris) and each of the restaurants boasts two Michelin stars.
Try: Dynamo Cycling
Burn off last night's cheese plate at a high-intensity spin class led by top French instructors. Just don't forget to brush up on your French phrases before you go: "climb = montée" "resistance on = résistance sur"
BEACH - MONTAUK
Stay: The Surf Lodge
A simple and chic waterside retreat with sunbleached walls, fresh seafood and a laidback vibe, The Sufe Lodge is everything you want from beach break.
You don't have to go far to keep fit at The Surf Lodge. During the summer season, the lodge hosts 'Physiculture' a line up of health and wellness programmes including expert panel discussions and Bari Studio sculpt classes.
MOUNTAINS - ATLAS MOUNTAINS
Stay: Kasbah Bab Ourika
A magical eco-friendly stay with unforgettable views across lush mountains to the wide dessert beyond. Settle into a book on one of the sun-baked terraces by day and walk the landscaped gardens by night to take in the breathtaking sky full of stars.
Try: Mountain Meditation
Take to the Kasbah's rooftop for a yoga session in truly enchanting surrounds. Reset and realign in the total serenity of the Ourika Valley.
ISLAND - BA OF ISLANDS, NZ
Stay: Eagles Nest
Comprised of five individual villas, this 75-acre estate sits atop a private peninsula overlooking the iconic Bay of Islands. Each villa has it's own heated infinity lap pool and once you tire of that, access to one of the estate's secluded pristine beaches.
Try: An Overnight Hike
Take on the Cape Brett Walkway which travels 16km along the ridge of Cape Brett Peninsula all the way to the lighthouse at its end. Wear your best gear as the track is all hills - and be prepared to stay overnight in the DOC hut, it's an experience!