4 DESTINATIONS FOR FIT AND WELL VACATIONS
Turkey, cookies, latkes, Champagne— these are just a few of our favorite things that have likely left us droopy, bloated and dreading the upcoming bathing suit season. To help give those post holiday hangovers the heave-ho, we’ve rounded up four destinations that offer a wellness reboot.
Read on to figure out which is a fit for you.
If fitness classes are your thing, here’s a resort that offers 40-plus sessions daily, with options including Buff Booty Ballet and qigong on the beach. For solo workouts, hit the gym, which overlooks the ocean, or the two-story rock climbing wall. Then grab a post-workout sip from the juice bar. Those looking for a little R&R can indulge in treatments and energy-healing selections such as Mind Body Soul Reconnection and feng shui in the 70,000-squarefoot spa. And don’t forget to try the Thermal Experience that features a series of water-based circuits ranging from the revitalizing Crystal Steam Room and Herbal Laconium to the only therapeutic igloo in Miami.
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
2. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Get ready to reset with the Fairmont Scottsdale’s “Live It Well” programs, which use wellness coaches to create a customized blueprint to address your fitness, nutrition and pampering needs. Try out classes including aerial hammock yoga and the SurfSet Circuit that incorporates an actual surfboard. Get the skinny on your body composition with a BodPod assessment, or enjoy one of the 44,000-square-foot spa’s many treatments and therapies, such as the Himalayan salt stone massage and singing bowl sound therapy.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Find your way back to wellness with winter sports at this prime spot, located steps from the gondola and chairlifts of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort that features 5,000 acres of skiable terrain. This year, skiers and snowboarders can partake in the Winter Bowls experience that pairs you with one of the resort’s athletes as a guide to explore its eight snow-covered bowls. (In the warmer months, there’s no shortage of activities, either, as the property’s Base Camp—a full-service, outdoor adventure concierge—will get you set up to do everything from mountain biking to paddleboarding.) End your day with a revitalizing treatment, such as the Grand Teton Sports Recovery, at the resort’s award-winning spa.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole
Fans of the Exhale spa in Midtown, get ready to enjoy the best of both worlds at this pretty island property, better known as the Pink Palace. In 2016, Exhale opened a lavish spa and fitness center at the Bermuda resort overlooking Hamilton’s bustling harbor. Guests can enjoy the signature fitness classes Exhale is known for, including Core Fusion, yoga and barre. Or they can request the sailor-inspired workout created to celebrate the America’s Cup races in Bermuda in 2017. The one-hour class takes place at the beach club and mimics exercises mariners do to stay in peak shape— a mix of high-intensity interval training and Exhale’s Core Fusion class. When you’re ready to relax, head to Exhale to enjoy one of the many spa treatments, from massages and body scrubs to manicures and facials.
Hamilton Princess & Beach Club
STORY: Amelia Pavlik
Photo: Don Riddle