If your idea of vacation is spending more time doing Pilates on the beach than lounging on it, you’re not alone.
“People love getting away, and people are all about healthy living now,” said triathlete and Lululemon ambassador Zack Schares.
The Chelsea resident is organizing a three-day wellness retreat called Zaxfit Camp in the Hudson Valley region next month that will feature fitness classes and healthy food.
If you’re looking to work out, kick back with an organic beer and meet other like-minded people, here are three upcoming health and wellness retreats in New York State.
Fitness, fashion and food are on the docket at this all-inclusive retreat, being held on the grounds of the wedding venue Cedar Lakes Estate. The 250 guests can choose from fitness classes with 305 Fitness, Throwback Fitness, Mile High Run Club and more. There will also be cooking classes, a Lululemon pop-up shop, a braid bar with RPZL, wellness seminars and, for some nighttime activities, a film screening with Rooftop Films and a live band. As for food, there will be farm-to-table meals, juice from WellWell and organic brews from Smart Beer. $450-$650/person (includes food and accommodations); zaxfit.com
The Path: Montauk Retreat
The ancient practice of meditation is currently trending, thanks to studios such as MNDFL. If you’re hopping on the meditation bandwagon, New York-based meditation company The Path is organizing a retreat in Montauk for 20 people, where you can practice meditation twice a day, as well as do yoga, with Ally Bogard. There will also be food by Daphne Cheng (of the NYC vegan supper club Suite ThreeOhSix), bike tours, nature hikes, paddleboarding, massage and more. Lodging can be arranged at the Hither House Cottages, and transportation will be provided to and from the retreat home base. $900/person (does not include accommodations); thepath.com/beach
Pilates, Barre and SUP in the Hamptons
Since launching last year, the NYC-based Ketanga Fitness organizes fitness activities both locally and abroad, in destinations such as Costa Rica and Tulum, Mexico. It has several retreats planned on the East End this summer, including this weekend in the Hamptons. The getaway features two daily workouts — Pilates and barre — led by coaches Kelly Keesler and Anna Bonnell, as well as a stand-up paddleboarding excursion. Participants can also enjoy the beach, play tennis and shop in town. The intimate retreat is geared toward about 10 guests, with accommodations at Ocean Vista in Amagansett. $1,095/person for a shared room, $1355/single room (includes accommodations and two group dinners); ketangafitness.com