OTHERS HAVE ASKED, MAYBE YOU’RE CURIOUS TOO!
How Fit do I Need to be to Attend a WanderFit Fitness Retreat?
This is a question we get a lot – and to be honest we don’t blame people for being curious or apprehensive about the “fitness” part of our retreats.
After all, people want the best retreat possible, not fitness camp / bootcamp, right?
Our Portugal retreat, like all of our destinations, are inclusive and don’t require a specific level of fitness. It’s important to remember this is a Portugal fitness holiday, not a fitness camp. So there’s no need to “get fit” beforehand, come as you are! Our hand-selected WanderFit coaches and personal trainers will be leading you through each workout. They are there to help anyone that needs to modify or adapt any movement to meet their individual need. Whether you’re just starting out on your fitness journey or are far along, we’ll create the right stimulus to give you the perfect feeling of accomplishment after your training session. Our Ericeira retreat is meant to be a perfect balance between relaxation and fun. So, don’t sweat the small stuff, leave that sweat for the workouts!
What do you Mean When you Say WanderFit Retreats is an “Active Adventure & Fitness Holiday” When Describing your Portugal Health and Fitness Retreat?
Another great question! There are many companies offering fitness camps or a fitness weekend that solely focus their experience on getting fit or losing weight. That is not WanderFit. Along with offering challenging workouts, we are also an active retreat. “We believe in the perfect getaway”, that’s one of our core values. With our retreats, we lead you first-hand to experience the best of what a Portugal retreat should offer, creating the best retreats Portugal. Experiencing the amazing cultural highlights that makes Portugal so captivating, all while doing so in an active way, is how we believe this is best accomplished. Taking you on an adventurous, cliffside mountain bike ride ending to watch the sun set below the beautiful ocean, paragliding in the clouds to get a bird’s eye view of unique Portuguese villages and hiking to Pena Palace, a Romanticist castle in the Sintra Mountains, to witness views of the Portuguese Riviera that you couldn’t forget even if you wanted to. Don’t forget the Lisbon fitness! We’ll head into Lisbon and take a tour of the city, both on foot and in go-carts. These are just some of the ways you will have the opportunity to actively see what this amazing country has to offer!
The “active” portion of our retreats can placed into three categories”
1. Fitness (aka workouts)
2. Active Adventures
3. Wellness & Recovery
Fitness / Workouts
You’ll workout a few times during your week-long trip led by certified coaches. We do HIIT/Functional Fitness style workouts both on the beach and at our favorite gyms in Portugal. Our workouts are designed toward long-term health and accessible to everyone. Push only as hard as you want to. After all, we want to save energy for our adventures. You can also speak with a personal trainer about a session if you have any questions or want some help with anything you care to work on. In case you’re trying to learn how to perfect that handstand!
This is where we spend most of our time! From hiking to surfing, most of our adventures include some level of activity even if it’s low-level. During your Portugal fitness holiday, you’re going to do everything from swimming, rock climbing, surfing and more. All of which is very accessible and easy for someone with an average level of fitness. For example, our scenic, cliffside mountain bike tour is about 2 hours, with frequent stops to see amazing parts of the villages. It’s a pleasant, beautiful ride that honestly almost anyone can do. If you really don’t feel like doing one of the activities, no problem! Just speak to us and we’ll be happy take you on an alternate route that’s less challenging!
Recovery & Wellness
Not only do we offer challenging workouts, but we’re also there to help you recover. Our WanderFit coaches are also certified yoga instructors and will lead you through a relaxing, feel-good yoga practice that is suited for everyone. Even if you’ve never done yoga, don’t worry, we got you.