If you are looking for an exceptional fitness holiday that’s tailor-made for women, an in:spa retreat may be the perfect holiday for you. Over 70% of guests on these highly acclaimed health and fitness retreats are female and most are choosing to travel alone. Whatever your age and fitness level, the highly experienced in:spa team of fitness instructors will ensure that you return home much, much fitter – but do so at a pace that’s suited to you. The quality of the instructors and the fact that the number of guests on each retreat is strictly limited, ensures that everyone receives and benefits from individual care and attention.

in:spa retreats are well known for being fun too. After all, it is meant to be a holiday! With such a great selection of daily classes, sessions and activities on offer you can be sure of several hours of exercise each day. Each day varies (to keep things fresh and interesting) but the schedule may include an invigorating hike, boxercise class, jogs or runs, group circuit training classes or a personal training session. And, much to many people’s surprise, the energising daily morning yoga class provides a pretty good workout too.

in:spa hosts its unique brand of retreats every month throughout the year and always somewhere warm and gorgeous. Choose from a luxury boutique hotel in the foothills of the majestic Atlas Mountains, about 30 minutes outside exotic Marrakech; a magnificent private residence in the peaceful, rolling hills of Andalusia; or a fairytale chateau in Provence. All are exclusively for the enjoyment of in:spa guests during the retreats and all have swimming pools, excellent ensuite accommodation and are surrounded by beautiful countryside. Perfect for walks, runs and hikes.

In addition to fitness and yoga, in:spa retreats comprise two other proven elements too: diet and nutrition, plus massage and relaxation. If you are looking for your fitness programme to help you lose weight, the healthy in:spa diet will help the pounds fall off. If weight loss is not one of your ancilliary goals, no problem. Stick to larger portion sizes and snack more. The expert in:spa chefs and nutritionists create all the delicious, nutritious meals on the retreats and, as House & Garden magazine recently said: “The food is sensational, home grown and organic.” See more press reviews

Each guest enjoys a private nutrition consultation with an expert in:spa nutritionist and almost everyone finds their guidance and advice invaluable.

Lastly, with so much exercise each day, the in:spa team understand the importance of regular stretching and putting aside time for relaxing. Therefore, every day, guests have ample time to switch off and chill out by the pool, take an afternoon nap, or find a quiet spot in the gardens to read a good book. Plus, all guests receive two complimentary massages during the course of the retreat.

A 7 night in:spa retreat will ensure you return home looking and feeling amazing, with all the knowledge and motivation to keep up the good habits when you get back.