Fitness Holidays: Frequently asked questions & answers

Who we are

Travelling Athletes is a fitness travel agency offering fitness holidays for individuals and groups alike.
There is nobody like us.

For All fitness Levels

No matter whether you are a fitness junkie or just getting started – our programs can be customized just for you.
Have fun and get in shape while on holidays.

Holiday Duration

Our fitness holidays don’t have set dates –  you can stay one week or three months.
Anywhere. Anytime.

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We guarantee you the lowest price possible on all our holidays, match you with a personal travel agent and much more.

The most important FAQs for your fitness holidays

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FAQs for your fitness holidays: Everything you need to know!

Fitness holidays are more than just a holiday – they are a holistic experience for body, mind and soul. More and more people want exactly this mix and are looking for ways to make their holiday active and do something for their health while exploring new places. As a leading tour operator for individual fitness holidays worldwide, we know that planning such a trip can raise many questions.

In this blog article, we answer the most frequently asked questions about fitness holidays. We will cover all the aspects that may be on your mind and still holding you back. Hopefully by the end, we’ll have cleared up every last doubt and you can start your fitness adventure with a good feeling!

Overview of topics:

  • General FAQs on fitness holidays
  • FAQs on training
  • FAQs on the community & networking
  • FAQs on accommodation & catering
  • FAQs on recovery & activities
  • FAQs on booking & service
  • Conclusion
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General FAQs on fitness holidays

What is a fitness holiday and what is the difference to conventional holidays?

A fitness holiday is more than just a conventional holiday. It is a specially designed holiday that focuses on promoting physical fitness, health and well-being. In contrast to traditional holidays, where the focus is often on relaxation and recreation, a fitness holiday offers a comprehensive programme to increase your fitness in combination with relaxation.

The main difference lies in the activity: during a fitness holiday, you will be actively involved in various sporting activities. This can range from targeted training such as CrossFit, yoga or personal training to outdoor activities such as hiking or water sports. The focus is on movement and progress towards your fitness goals.

Another important distinction concerns nutrition. On fitness holidays, special emphasis is often placed on a balanced diet to support physical performance and promote recovery. But don’t panic, this doesn’t mean you’ll be on a strict diet on holiday – pleasure is just as much a part of it. Balance is the key!

Additionally, fitness holidays offer the opportunity to meet like-minded people and be in a community of people who share similar interests. Accommodation and facilities are designed with the needs of fitness travellers in mind, including dedicated fitness areas and recreational facilities such as massages and saunas.

 

How do I find the right fitness holiday?

Here are five steps to help you find the perfect fitness holiday for you:

  1. Define your goals
    Think about what you want to get out of your fitness holiday. Do you want to lose weight, increase your endurance, reduce stress or simply enjoy exercise?
  2. Choose your activities
    Which activities and sports appeal to you the most? We offer a variety of options: From CrossFit, yoga, beach workouts, personal training, martial arts or surfing. Choose what excites you the most. In our search mask, you can filter specifically by sport and find the right trip for you.
  3. Flexibility and travel dates
    The majority of our individual holidays can be booked all year round if you book in good time. Our retreats and group holidays take place on specific dates. Check which format and date best suits your schedule.
  4. Decide on a travel destination
    We offer fitness holidays to destinations worldwide. Which holiday destination attracts you? Your time and budget will help you choose.
  5. Talk to us
    Our first-class customer service team is always on hand to answer your questions and help you choose the perfect fitness holiday.

 

How can I customise my trip to suit my needs?

You can think of concept with Travelling Athletes as a modular system:
Put together any trip from various modules according to your wishes. For example, upgrade to full board, add beach workouts, yoga or a hiking tour or have someone pick you up from the airport.
When booking, you can simply add the desired services with a click.

 

Am I too old or too unfit for a fitness holiday?

No way!!! At Travelling Athletes we firmly believe that fitness and health know no age limit. Our fitness holidays are not about age, fitness level or weight. The age structure of our trips ranges from early 20s to early 60s, so it’s a colourful mix. Our programmes and activities can be adapted to any fitness level. Our qualified trainers are on hand to help you and make sure that you train safely and effectively, tailored to your fitness level. 

We have beginners who use the fitness holiday as a starting point for their fitness goals, for example, as well as advanced athletes who don’t want to give up their training on holiday and appreciate the environment of like-minded people. So far, everyone has felt comfortable and proud and happy to have taken the plunge into the unknown!

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FAQs on training

What kind of fitness programmes do you offer?

At Travelling Athletes, we offer a wide range of fitness programmes tailored to the different needs and preferences of our travellers. Our fitness programmes include:

Personal Training
Customised training with a personal trainer who will accompany your progress.

Functional Training
Holistic training that strengthens the entire body and improves general fitness and mobility.

CrossFit
Intensive functional training that builds strength and endurance.

Yoga
Relaxing yoga classes that harmonise body and mind.

Beach Workouts / Boot Camps
Functional full-body training directly on the beach with a unique backdrop.

Hyrox Camps
Hyrox is a competition format that combines endurance and strength training. Participants compete against each other in various disciplines, including running and functional exercises. Our camps prepare you optimally for your Hyrox event.

Retreats
Holistic group trips focussing on Crossfit, regeneration and coaching.

Surfing
In some destinations you will be accommodated in surf camps or you can book surf lessons as an optional extra.

Martial Arts
We also offer fitness camps focussing on boxing, Thai boxing or Krav Maga, for example.

 

What does the training support look like during the trip?

At Travelling Athletes, we attach great importance to the individual care and support of our travellers throughout their fitness holiday. Our support includes the following aspects:

Qualified trainers on site
We have a worldwide network of trainers and professionals stationed at the various destinations. We only work with certified coaches who have in-depth knowledge and experience in the fitness sector.

Individual customisation
You can tailor your training programme to your goals, fitness level and preferences when you book (e.g. How often do you want to train? What type of training do you prefer?) Are you unsure? We’ll be happy to advise you personally.

Group Training
In our group courses, you will be supervised by our team of trainers on site, who will ensure that you perform the exercises correctly and get the most out of your training.

Personal Training
In personal training, you work one-to-one with an expert who provides you with intensive support and organises and monitors your training in line with your goals.

Continuous support
Our trainers are available throughout your journey to answer questions, give tips and motivate you.

Customisation on site
We adapt the training on site to cater for individual needs or weather conditions.

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FAQs on the community & networking

How can I get in touch with other travelling athletes?

Community and exchange characterise our community. You’ll quickly realise that the travel athlete community is a great way to make new friends and network during your fitness holiday. There are various ways in which you can get in touch with other travelling athletes:

Joint activities
Depending on which activities you choose, you will meet other travelling athletes at the group training sessions, hikes, bike tours or excursions. This is a great opportunity to get to know other travel athletes and have fun together.

WhatsApp group
For travelling athletes who are in one place at the same time, we set up a WhatsApp group. When booking, you can decide whether you want to be part of the group.

Social media
We are mainly active on Instagram. Follow our account and get impressions from other travellers, network and stay up to date.

Group tours
If you opt for a group trip, you will automatically have the opportunity to get in touch with your fellow travellers and make new friends.

 

Do you also offer group holidays?

Yes, at Travelling Athletes we offer both individual and group holidays. Here is a brief overview of our group formats. We basically offer four options for group trips:

  1. Our retreats – here the training focus is on CrossFit and they currently take place in Tenerife and Crete. Further retreats are being planned. 
  2. Exclusive group trips with members from your gym or CrossFit box: For our partner gyms and boxes, we regularly organise exclusive group trips for their members & friends. 
  3. Hyrox-Camps: As we are officially the exclusive travel partner of Hyrox in Europe since 2023, we are pleased to offer you the perfect preparation for your Hyrox event with our Hyrox-Camps.
  4. Group travel on request: If you have friends, a sports club or other groups with whom you would like to travel together, simply send us your enquiry. We’ll conjure up your dream trip together. 
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FAQs on accommodation & catering

What types of accommodation are available?

Our accommodation is carefully selected to meet the needs of travelling athletes. We take into account various criteria such as facilities, range of wellness and spa treatments, high-quality catering and, of course, the location with short distances to your training location.
Depending on your destination, you can choose between different accommodation options to suit your budget, from premium beach hotels and well-equipped flats to fitness camps and resorts.
The exact accommodation varies depending on the destination and programme. You can find detailed information on the accommodation for each specific fitness holiday on our website.

 

What nutritional options are available?

For travelling athletes, nutrition is of course a key component alongside training. Our fitness holidays usually include a healthy sports diet that aims to provide you with the optimum nutrition for your fitness goals.
Depending on the destination, the accommodation may offer a buffet-style menu or a restaurant. If you prefer to be in control of your diet, you will also find accommodation with kitchen areas where you can prepare your own meals. In Tenerife, for example, you can even put together your own sports meal and have it delivered directly to your accommodation by our chef. Alternatives are usually offered for special diets (e.g. vegetarian/vegan) or allergies.
For maximum flexibility, you can decide whether you want breakfast, half board or full board when booking almost all trips.

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FAQs on recovery & activities

What opportunities are there for relaxation and recreation?

Your recovery is just as important on our fitness holidays as your training. The options vary depending on the destination, here is an overview:

Massages
You can indulge in soothing massages to relieve tension and regenerate your muscles.

Wellness and spa treatments
Some of our holidays have wellness and spa facilities where you can enjoy saunas, steam baths, whirlpools and other relaxing treatments.

Meditation and yoga
Many locations also offer activities such as meditation and yoga to help you harmonise body and mind and reduce stress.

Rest and relaxation
Of course, you can also simply enjoy the peace and quiet, take a walk in nature, read a good book or relax by the pool or on the beach.

 

I also want to discover new things and places – what other activities are there besides sport?

Don’t worry, our holidays are designed to leave plenty of time for exploration and adventure. Here you usually have a wide choice of additional options at your holiday destination, which you can easily add when booking, for example:

Cultural explorations
You can discover the local culture, visit sights and immerse yourself in the history of the destination.

Nature experiences
Our destinations often offer breathtaking landscapes that you can explore on hikes, bike tours or other outdoor activities.

Water sports
If the destination allows it, there are often opportunities for water sports activities such as snorkelling, diving, surfing or stand-up paddling.

Excursions
We also organise excursions to interesting places in the area so that you can fully explore the region.

Culinary experiences
You can sample local food and drinks to familiarise yourself with the culinary diversity of the destination.

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FAQs on booking & service

How do I book a fitness holiday with Travelling Athletes?

We keep it simple and straightforward when booking your fitness holiday. Here are steps you can follow:

Visit our website:
Start by visiting our website to explore all available fitness trips and programmes.

Search for your dream trip:
Use our search and filter functions to find the trips that best suit your interests, goals and needs.

Contact us:
If you have any questions or need more information, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our customer service is at your disposal to answer all your questions.

Personalised advice:
We offer personalised advice to ensure that your trip is tailored to your individual wishes and needs.

Booking:
Once you have found your dream holiday, you can book it directly via the website. Simply select your travel dates, enter all the necessary information and finalise the booking. Or simply write to us via WhatsApp or email and we’ll take care of the rest. All contact details can be found on our website.

Payment:
You can pay securely and conveniently online, we offer various payment options. Payment by instalments is also possible, just write to us.

Travel arrangements:
After booking, we will send you all the information you need to prepare for your trip, transfer details and other relevant information.

Enjoy your trip:
Now you can look forward to your fitness holiday! You will be looked after by our team and can enjoy all the activities and experiences to the full during your trip.

 

Why should I book through Travelling Athletes when I can also organise the trip privately?

It’s a valid question, and we have some compelling reasons why you should book your fitness holiday through Travelling Athletes:

Cost savings:
Thanks to our many years of cooperation with partners and service providers around the world, we can offer you the best price and booking conditions that you are guaranteed not to find when booking privately.

Expertise and insider knowledge:
We have extensive experience and expertise in planning fitness holidays. Our teams have first-hand knowledge of the best destinations, accommodation and trainers.

Time saving:
Planning a fitness trip takes a lot of time and research. By booking with us, you save valuable time and nerves.

Quality and safety:
We place the highest value on quality and safety. All our trainers and facilities are certified and audited to ensure you enjoy the best possible experience.

Flexibility:
Our fitness holidays are flexibly customisable. You can choose your own programme of fitness, nutrition and recovery to suit your needs in just a few clicks.

Community:
Our trips offer the opportunity to meet like-minded people and be part of an active community.

Customer Service:
Our world-class customer service is always available to answer all your questions before, during and after the trip, as well as provide on-site support.

Stress-free journey:
We take care of all the details so you can relax and enjoy your trip to the fullest.

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Conclusion

In this blog article, we have answered the most important questions about fitness holidays and hopefully dispelled your last concerns. As we are travel athletes through and through, we understand the needs and wishes of our target group and put our heart and soul into every single trip.
So if you are looking for an unforgettable fitness trip that is tailored to your individual needs, then you have come to the right place. We look forward to accompanying you on your personalised dream trip.

Do you have any further questions? Feel free to write them in the comments or contact us directly.

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Individual fitness retreats with different focuses

Each of our fitness retreats and fitness holiday travel packages offer you a different focus — such as improvement of general fitness, introduction to CrossFit, weight loss, skill training, and much more.

Fitness holidays with a wide Variety of fitness classes

Choose the fitness holiday that suits you best and look forward to exciting fitness classes consisting of boot camps, HIIT, CrossFit (official box), beach WODs, beach workouts, Personal Training, Muay Thai, and much more.

Customize the Fitness holiday to suit your needs

You can easily choose different add-ons during the booking process to customize your fitness holiday. Add additional personal training sessions, massages, and more - with just one click.

All Included - More than Just a fitness holiday

All of our fitness holidays offer you much more than just an extensive fitness program. Find your inner peace with our yoga classes, enjoy a relaxing massage, or learn more about Ayurveda, the traditional Hindu system of medicine that focuses on diet, herbal treatment, and breath.

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Save time & money

As a fitness travel agency, we get favourable rates from hotels and partners, which we then pass on to you.

Personal Travel Assistant

You will be matched with a travel agent who is available 24/7 to help you with anything you could want or need.

Inside Knowledge

Each of our travel agents have visited all of our various destinations, so they are well-equipped to assist you with local insight.

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Flexible Dates

Travel whenever you desire and for however long you wish. Our fitness holidays are available 365 days/year.

Direct & Flexible Booking

Our streamlined booking process means you don’t have to wait any longer. You can look forward to relaxing and training in the sun.

Join a Community

Even before your journey begins, we will connect you with other Travelling Athletes.

Join our community

Become a Travelling Athlete and profit from all the advantages. No matter if you are a beginner or an advanced athlete, no matter if you are on your own or with a group of friends: You can travel the world 365 days a year meanwhile getting fit in paradise-like destinations.

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