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Travel and Get Fit: Our Top 3 Fitness Destinations for This Summer

Sun rays, white sand, and beautiful bodies are all we need to have a good summer. Why stay home when the weather is so nice? The time is ripe for traveling but with traveling, we often put on a few pounds. What if our travels were fitness vacations? We did some research and compiled a list of great healthy summer vacation ideas with fun things to do to combine your healthy lifestyle with leisure. Pack your suitcase and don’t forget your suntan lotion and weighted jump rope, because these destinations are jam packed with serene backdrops and a lifestyle with great summer activities to keep you in shape, while becoming acculturated.

When we think of Thailand, we normally think of the tea beverage named after its people – thai tea. Well Thailand is also the spiritual home of Muay Thai – a form of martial arts that is very popular in mixed martial arts (think UFC). At Tiger Muay Thai in beautiful Phuket, classes are offered for beginners to seasoned fighters over a seven day package that sees you training for 5 hours a day – great for weight loss or honing in on skills. Guests can either stay in basic bungalows or in an upscale hotel. Food and other amenties are offered, such as Thai meals made by world renowned chef Cheffy Baby. Without airfare, the deluxe training package is around $500.

Peru is more than lomo saltado dishes – it’s a great destination to hone in on the mind and body. At The Yoga Getaway located in Machu Picchu, one can not only visit the famous ruins of the Inca civilization, but utilize the physical and spiritual power from the surrounding area for a powerful daily yoga session. The breathtaking views of the Andes Mountain from one of the World Heritage Sites makes this a must do from the bucket list. What is also included are guided tours of Machu Picchu and dinner in Urubamba. The all-inclusive retreat is seven days and starts at $2,200 without airfare.

For those who like the beach and sun, think outside of California. Peru’s Santa Teresa offers all that and more at the Lucero Surf. The all-inclusive report provides four hours of private surf lessons a day on beautiful clean sand at the hottest surfing beaches, such as Hermosa. Once out of the water, sight-seeing trips include the Montezuma Waterfall and zip lining through Costa Rica jungles. Prices for a six night stay starts at $1,400, without airfare.

Now you have it, the hottest travel destinations for summer 2015. We might be a little biased, since fitness and working out influence our choices. If these trips are out of your price range, hit up the local scene. There are a lot of hiking trails and beautiful parks in your city that is free and under-appreciated. If anyone has any great suggestions for traveling or workouts, email us with your comments!

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