- Vacations don't always have travelers coming back 15 pounds lighter. All that eating out and indulging can sometimes pack on a few pounds. With 58 million Americans overweight, a new trend is emerging for fitness vacations where travelers have the luxury to relax and get fit. Below is a list of active vacation options "fit" for all kinds of travelers.
For those looking to stay active and get away with their family try Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa
, based in Miami, Fl, who is offering a Family Program from July 2 to July 15. Starting at $4,200 for adults and $1,500 for kids ages eight to 17 (for two weeks) the program features activities such as "Funky Salsa Hop" dance classes, "Pump-Em-Up" strength training, "Cardiac Rap" aerobic workouts, and afternoons at the beach filled with volleyball, soccer, and sand castle building. Also Field trips where children learn how to make good choices at fast food restaurants and food courts, cooking classes taught by Pritikin dietitians and chefs, where kids make easy, tasty snacks, soups, sorbets, pastas, a "Three Sisters Casserole," an "Egyptian Delight," crepes, cookies, and more eating the wrong foods. Parents attend workshops to learn strategies for motivating their kids to make healthy choices, such as how to plan menus with your kids, how to handle picky eaters and junk-food lovers, how to be a good role model, and how to fit fitness fun into everyday family life. Children on average lose nine pounds during this family trip
If traveling alone is your thing then check out CitySights NY
, New York City
's premiere double-decker bus and sightseeing company, has recently introduced its new Audio Walking Tour to accompany travelers on their discoveries of the most amazing city and its eclectic neighborhoods. For $14.99, the CitySights NY Walking Tour Audio Guide MP3 player includes content for four full tours, totaling 180 minutes of actual walk time with recorded audio. These tour locations include the World Trade Center/Financial District, Central Park/Columbus Circle entrance, Strawberry Fields, Chinatown/Little Italy and the Flatiron District/Madison Square Park. This is the perfect complement to the CitySights NY hop on, hop off double decker tours.
For the ultra active Premiere Fitness Camp
, a five star fitness resort in Salt Lake City, UT featuring a world-class spa, golf courses, ski lifts, and more, is offering the special summer package starting at $4,550 (for seven days) which reflects a 30 percent savings off the original price. This package features accommodations with a private executive room at a luxurious year-round resort, daily fitness and nutrition training by world-class fitness professionals, weekly massage at the on-site world-class spa, all meals prepared by a chef with a passion for healthy, gourmet cuisine and three months weekly one-on-one nutrition and fitness coaching following your trip. This package is valid at this price through December 31, 2011.
If you are looking for a deal try a hike with your family to the Grand Canyon in Arizona as CheapOair.com
is offering a vacation deal at the Holiday Inn, starting at $111 per night. Sample round trip airfare is also available to Flagstaff (the closest airport) starting at $357. Sample rates listed for travel from July 13, 2011 through July 20, 2011 out of San Francisco and is based on availability, additional dates and locations available. All fares are subject to change based on availability. Additional city airfare available spanning the U.S.