We know summer has flown by and vacations are coming to a close, but summer isn’t over until it’s over.

Retreats pack in so much more value than your regular vacation; The benefits go far beyond simply decompressing for a couple of days and getting a glowing tan.

So why should you take a fitness retreat?

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1. Pull Back

The word “retreat” originates from the Latin verb “to pull back.” Taking a retreat allows you to pull back from the hectic schedule that’s been running you into the ground. By pulling back, you’re able to get refreshed and rejuvenated, leaving you ready to take on any challenge and achieve new heights.

The phrase, “you can’t pour from an empty cup,” holds true, especially in the fitness industry, where we place heavy demands on our bodies in order to better serve others. Your revamped energy is necessary to prepare you for a busy season as people return to Miami to gear up for a jam-packed schedule.

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2. Find Your Tribe

Your network is your net worth. Network with like-minded fit pros and fitness enthusiasts. Being involved in fitness is all about meeting the right group of people who share common values in being passionate about health and wellness.

We are very lucky here in South Florida to have a close community within STAY FIT 305 where everyone supports one another, and it feels like one big extended family. The connections you make at a fitness retreat could be the ones that last you a lifetime.

3. No Worries About Planning

Everything you could possibly need has already been thought of by the organizers of the retreat. From lodging, food, workouts, activities, to even customized goodie bags, all aspects have been taken care of in advance of your arrival. Retreats allow you to finally focus on your own self-care, and truly offer an environment conducive for you to de-stress.

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4. Save Money

Retreats can be more cost-effective than a regular vacation since many (if not all) of the costs are included in the overall fee. You can budget more wisely when knowing exactly how much money you’ll be spending upfront, rather than regulating your spending as-you-go while on a regular trip. Including food on a retreat can be particularly helpful, knowing you won’t have to decide on what to do for every meal!

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5. Enjoy Activities You Love

Whether you take a fitness, yoga, or meditation retreat, you are taking time to participate in something you love and enjoy, for yourself. Fitness retreats offer a variety of workouts and activities to do throughout your stay. Aside from scheduled group fitness classes, one can partake in outdoor watersports such as paddleboarding, kayaking, and jet skiing, or experience nature through snorkeling, scuba diving, biking, hiking, and more.

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All these things sound wonderful, right? How can you find a retreat like one of these?

Join the Florida Keys Fitness Retreat: Playa Largo Resort Weekend Getaway, Friday 9/20 to Sunday 9/22, hosted at the luxurious Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection in Key Largo, FL, an hour drive from Miami.

Escape your routine and treat yourself to an epic experience that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Use code STAYFIT50 to get $50 off the ticket price. Click here for more info and to book your spot.