Fitness holidays and bootcamps are a popular choice for holidaymakers looking to overhaul and rejuvenate themselves.

Here are 8 reasons why choosing a holiday that focuses on diet and exercise is the sensible option.

Group motivation

An exercise holiday means that you will be in close proximity every day to a number of other people who all share the common goal of wanting to improve their health and fitness. Individuals who may lack motivation and will power when going it alone may well find that the group mentality persuades them to stick with the program when they would give up if they were on their own. Not wanting to let the group down gets many people through a tricky patch.

Fitness RetreatStructured exercise programs

Exercise DVDs in your front room and visits to the local gym rely on you making a regular commitment which can be hard to do, particularly at the beginning of your new regime. A moment of weakness could allow you to skip a class or choose exercises that do not really suit your level of fitness. Having a well-structured exercise plan devised by committed professionals means that you will be exercising safely and properly.

Well planned nutrition

Wellness and fitness vacations focus on all aspects of health, not just exercising. Good nutrition will be built into your fitness holiday meaning that you don’t have to worry about choosing the right options on the menu as meals will be carefully designed to deliver the nutrition that your body needs in order to promote good health.

Promote good habits

The discipline that holidaymakers acquire during a fitness holiday has the potential to enable them to stick to a healthy lifestyle once they return to their homes. Filled with enthusiasm at the end of the holiday, many people choose to continue the commitment to a healthy diet and lifestyle with the knowledge they have gained.

Learn about your body

Professionals employed by fitness holiday companies are highly skilled and enthusiastic about health, fitness and wellbeing. Many of them will have studied for years to achieve their level of knowledge and understanding which they are only too keen to pass on to clients. A fitness holiday offers time to get to know your instructors allowing you to benefit from their experience.

Have fun and make friends

A shared passion is a wonderful basis for making new friends and many people who attend a fitness holiday speak about the camaraderie and happy atmosphere amongst fellow guests. Staying in touch with new friends also helps to motivate people to maintain their new healthy lifestyle.

Glow with good health

People returning from a fitness holiday often speak of the positive comments from friends and associates on their return. Toned muscles, glowing skin and shiny hair will tell everyone that your holiday has rejuvenated and refreshed you.

A Huge choice of destinations

First and foremost a fitness holiday is a welcome break from the usual routine. With the massive rise in popularity there is an increasing number of companies offering fitness breaks all around the globe. Choose from Britain, Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and even the Far East. A fitness and wellness break can be as exotic and as culturally diverse as you could possibly wish for, with benefits that could stay with you forever.