10 exotic fitness retreats to put on your bucket list


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Planning your vacation for 2014? Check out these 10 deliciously exotic destinations that will revitalize your focus on fitness, keep you away from the buffet and help you discover new things about yourself and your body.

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1. Yoga Tour | Bhutan

Located high in the Himalayan mountains, with India to the south and Tibet to the north, lays the Kingdom of Bhutan. This intimate 11-day yoga-centric tour will bring you closer to “meditation, Eastern spirituality, art, happiness and well-being.”


2. Red Mountain Essential Retreat | Ivins, Utah

Overlooking the gorgeous Red Mountains, this resort has everything for the outdoor aficionado. Whatever package you choose, you’ll get healthy meals, yoga and fitness classes, as well as guided hikes and bicycle rides.


3. SwellWomen Surf Vacations | Maui

Looking for someplace fun and active to go with your girlfriends? This women’s surf vacation by SwellWomen could be the vacation of a lifetime. Learn to surf, or improve your surfing with top instructors. Surf on your own, explore the island of Maui and attend yoga classes in the evening. Sounds “swell” to us!