September 9th, 2020

// The Rise of the Wellness Staycation

The Rise of the Wellness Staycation

Since the global pandemic has showcased the importance of mental and physical health, wellness staycation bookings have boomed, and domestic holidays are becoming the wellbeing break of choice. With this newfound awareness for immunity and fitness, and the frequently changing travel corridors, Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists has already seen bookings for UK retreats increase by 18% on the same point last year. Whether it’s a healthy break to de-stress or an active holiday to boost our physical wellbeing, wellness staycations are proving to be the perfect opportunity to kickstart, or maintain a healthy lifestyle and boost our immunity, all from the comfort of our own country. 

Giving your mind and body time to rejuvenate and recharge is essential in our current climate, and booking yourself a wellness holiday on home turf enables you to eat well, drink well, exercise, and indulge in immunity boosting treatments without the worries of travelling abroad. As you take time away from home to prioritise exercise, sleep, and nutrition, you’ll benefit from lower stress levels, improved resilience to stress, and boosted immunity, all of which are crucial to our recovery as a country. The UK offers some spectacular destinations, from the idyllic Yorkshire countryside to the popular British coastline, so you don’t need to travel far to boost your mental and physical health, with incredible spa, fitness, and wellness breaks right on your doorstep.

Paul Joseph, Founder of Health and Fitness Travel, says “The demand for wellness tourism has been rapidly growing since we launched Health and Fitness Travel in 2010, and with a huge demand for UK summer wellness and fitness staycations this year, and so many forward bookings for next Summer, we are now increasing our UK wellness retreats for 2021. The current pandemic has merely proven how crucial good mental and physical health is, and staycations are now the ideal opportunity to maintain wellbeing, begin a fitness journey and boost immunity, to help in the fight against future viruses.”

Although staycations appear to be the favourable option right now, the gradual relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions, and our progression towards normality, will bring with it an increase in overseas travel. Island breaks and private villas are set to become the popular choices, with plenty of space for social distancing and privacy making them the ideal Covid-friendly holiday destination. European breaks are also lined up to be a post-Covid holiday hub, with just a short flight from home to the sunshine making them the more appealing option. But, whilst we manage the uncertainty of the current situation, staycations can offer nutritional guidance, workouts, and natural therapies for a quick, stress-free escape from the mayhem.

Discover the Best Wellness, Fitness and Spa Breaks in the UK:

For Luxury Wellness and Fitness – Grantley Hall

Immerse yourself in energising workouts and restoring spa treatments on a luxury break in the rolling hills of Yorkshire. The state-of-the-art gym caters for all your fitness needs, with an underwater treadmill, cryotherapy chamber and 3D body scanners to give you the ultimate body reboot. The Three Grace’s Spa puts luxury and comfort as the number one priority, and combined with the exciting activities and nourishing meals, you can have your perfect wellness, fitness, and spa holiday right here in the UK.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 offers 7 nights at Grantley Hall from £1475pp. Price includes breakfast, a wellness programme and return transfers.

For Detox and Spa – Glass House Retreat

Rid your body of toxins and stress with a detox retreat in the UK that combines interchangeable diet plans, refreshing spa treatments and goal evaluations to give you the relaxing holiday you deserve. You can give your body the attention and TLC it needs through nutritious meals specified to your requirements and preferences, and complimentary use of the extensive gym facilities. This luxury break gives you the chance to rest and recuperate, providing you with the tools to make a long-term positive change.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 offers 7 nights at Glass House from £1,450pp or £1,815 for single occupancy. Price includes full board and a detox programme.

For Affordable Women’s Only Fitness – GI Jane Bootcamp

Kickstart your healthy living journey on a bootcamp retreat that pushes your mental and physical limits in the wildlands and hedgerows of the English countryside. With a mix of balanced healthy meals, iron man drills and assault courses, you will form a feisty female army to help each other through the week of hard work and fitness challenges. Strengthen your mind and body on this women-only break that will put you through your paces for an escape you will never forget. 

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 offers 7 nights at Gi Jane Bootcamp from £995pp. Price includes full board and a bootcamp programme.


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About Health and Fitness Travel

Health and Fitness Travel is a global luxury wellness travel company that originated in the UK in 2010 and is committed to providing healthy holidays that enhance and change lives. Created by Paul Joseph as a result of his passion for health and fitness travel and offering bespoke holidays to improve people’s well-being to lead happier and healthier lives.

Health and Fitness Travel offers clients a tailor-made seamless service with the very best health and fitness holidays, handpicked by its expert team, together with exclusive and added value packages with the best deals. As leading specialists, Health and Fitness Travel has also created their own collection of trademark healthy holidays in various destinations which include Fusion Fitness™, Mindful Triathlon™, BodyBreaks™ and Discover Recover™, offering clients the best value and holiday experience. For more information 

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