A Guide to Wellness Escapes - July 2018 - 16
What to expect: Shredding's the name of the game
at fitness camps: muscles, pounds, and excuses.
Expect early-morning wakeups (5 am, anybody?),
punishing workouts (hello, four-hour hikes), and
draconian detox menus free of sugar, caffeine, and
alcohol. The upside: After a few days of intensive,
grueling workouts that make you long for a Netflix
marathon on your couch, you'll return home stronger,
more focused, and ready to tackle your fitness goals
on your own.
Best for: Lean, mean, fat-burning machines (and
those who want to get there).
From top: Alfresco fitness
at Arizona's Mii Amo, a
Destination Spa and an
Amanbagh treatment room.
W E LLN E SS E SC A P E S
What to expect: With a science-heavy slant that focuses on improving health, eliminating triggers and
toxins, and curbing bad habits, health spa facilities
combine doctor's-office-style testing and pathology
with restorative spa treatments. A team of doctors
and nurses may run bloodwork to identify issues and
deficiencies, while IV drips and vitamin prescriptions
aren't uncommon. Nutritional consultations and specialized eating programs are tailored to your needs,
so be ready for strict regimens, uber-healthy meals,
and the occasional indulgent massage.
Best for: Travelers suffering from difficult-to-treat
ailments, or those looking to boost their health
through alternative healing methods.