Keeping that New Year’s resolution to get fit doesn’t have to mean depriving your body of a little rest and relaxation. This year, resolve to transform your physique and your vacation schedule with a unique workout at one of these fantastic beach resorts.
The BodyHoliday resort in St. Lucia is best known for creatively customizing vacation packages, but it just added a fitness class that takes even its unique offerings to soaring new heights. The resort’s new Tree House spin studio is perched in a floor-to-ceiling, glass-enclosed studio that gives cyclers breathtaking views while spinning in the clouds.
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Combining relaxation and play is what the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino does best — which is why it’s only fitting that this resort teamed up with SUP-yoga teacher Rachel Brathen to take guests off the mat and into the ocean for yoga paddleboarding. Not as easy as it looks, this combination works out the core and the mind as the sun sets on the horizon.
The Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace resort in the Dominican Republic offers guests luxurious amenities ranging from rejuvenating facials and massages to tasting-menu portions at its newly opened fusion-cuisine restaurant. But this resort’s most unique offering is its free oceanfront trapeze lessons, where actual circus performers lead guests through an intense core workout.