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ENGLAND: Devon weight loss camp for kids, teens and young adults
Fun and effective summer weight loss camps for children and young adults in two age bands (11–17 and 18–24) based at the Exeter University Streatham Campus in the beautiful county of Devon, South West England. Camps are available as 3, 6 and 9 week courses and offer a range of fitness and adventure activities, delicious low-fat food, nutrition training and behaviour coaching.

    The camp focuses on changing eating behaviour and achieving long-term success, not simply weight loss while attending the camp. They aim for dramatic weight loss, improved confidence, more energy and lots of new friends!
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Save up to 45% on weight loss treatments and retreats, body sculpting and firming treatments and wraps, detoxes, colonic hydrotherapy and spa retreats. There are discount voucher offers on both day treatments and weekend or short stay breaks in the UK, Europe and beyond.
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Walking holidays for weight loss
Some of the retreats listed here are pricey – so our suggestion for a cheap weight loss retreat, or for people not into working out, is to simply walk!

Take a walking holiday – book a country cottage and take to the hills; hike the coastal path or stride through country lanes. Walking is a great way to start an exercise regime, burn off those excess calories and can be done virtually anywhere.

It's reckoned that walking actively will, on average, burn around 230-260 calories per hour – that will vary of course, depending on your start weight, how fast you walk and where you're walking (hills are good!). The key thing is to walk 'actively' and to make sure you burn more calories than you consume.

And speaking of consuming, to make this DIY weight loss holiday effective we recommend you combine your walking with a healthy eating plan – exercise on it's own will not do the job! The NHS has got lots of good reliable advice about losing weight, healthy eating and the value of different slimming and diet plans here.

So fill your holiday cottage with healthy low calorie food, a good diet cookbook and no alcohol! And promise yourself not to sneak out to the pub or order in a takeaway, better still make sure your cottage is so remote that these temptations don't exist!

You could take the 1,000 Steps Challenge as a start point, read about it here as it contains some great info on why walking is good for weight loss.

Compared to a customised weight loss retreat your DIY weight loss holiday will undoubtedly take more willpower, but just think of the pounds (sterling) you'll be saving, as well as the ones you hope to shed!

You could of course take an organised walking holiday instead, but make sure you can control the diet side of things, perhaps going with one of the smaller companies where you can walk from a fixed base and arrange your low-calorie eating plan directly with the organisers.

Or you could really up the ante and try Nordic walking – a much more active whole-body style which can burn off something like 45% more calories than ordinary walking. Get some instruction so you learn how to use the poles properly to get the full benefits.

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Awaken Holidays

based: Alicante, Spain


Awaken Holidays offer a collection of specialist holidays from expert providers; holidays for improving wellbeing, relaxing the mind and exciting the soul. Highlighting the best of yoga retreats, fitness holidays, bootcamps, detox breaks and spa retreats; as well as showcasing a great selection of walking, cycling and activity holidays Worldwide.

| fitness | boot camps | yoga | pilates | cycle touring | walk/trek/hike | weight loss | spas | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | Worldwide | Western Europe |


Blissful Retreat

based: Alicante, Spain


Rejuvenating, yoga inspired wellbeing holidays and health retreats near the sea in sunny Spain. Featured in the 'Top 10 Yoga Retreats of the World 2012'. The holidays offer inspiring yoga, pilates, fitness, delicious ayurvedic inspired vegetarian meals, hikes, meditation, biking, educational health workshops and holistic therapies. Carefully selected small, beautiful hotels in special locations.

| yoga | pilates | meditation | fitness | retreats | detoxification | nutrition | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | vegetarian | walking/trekking/hiking | weight loss | Spain |


uk flag Camp La Jolla

based: California, USA


Weight loss summer camp for children, teens and adults. End overeating, lose weight and diet the healthy way. Check out the Camp La Jolla weight loss camp vacations in San Diego, California.

| weight loss | USA |


Motivate Bootcamp

based: Staffordshire, UK


Ladies fitness and weight loss bootcamp retreats across the UK and Europe. Perfect for those looking for fitness, weight loss, or just wanting an active holiday. These ladies bootcamps include, accommodation, nutritious meals, fun days with varied exercise sessions, exercise and nutrition workshops, dedicated trainers, after care support and optional massage.

| bootcamps | fitness | retreats | nutrition | weight loss | women | singles | stag/hen | UK | Portugal | Spain |


based: West Sussex, UK

Offering juice detox retreats in England (in West Sussex and Lincolnshire) with yoga and healing. Weight loss and fitness, fertility, stop smoking and emotional healing retreats with 50+ holistic treatments. "One of the Best Retreats in the World" – Telegraph.
| yoga | retreats | detoxification | weight loss | fitness | stag/hen | self development | NLP | meditation | England |


Surya Lanka Ayurveda Beach Resort
based: Talalla, Sri Lanka
Surya Lanka is an Ayurveda Resort in Sri Lanka, which specialises in Sri Lankan Ayurveda, Yoga retreats and Ayurveda retreats. The 44 room Ayurveda hotel conducts regular Ayurveda retreats, combining Ayurveda with yoga, meditation and a personalised diet to attain wellbeing.

| ayurveda | retreats | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | yoga | meditation | massage | weight loss | Sri Lanka |


uk flag The Ultimate Retreat Company Featured Site

based: Alicante, Spain


Luxury all-inclusive health retreats for weight loss, fitness, detox, wellbeing and anti-ageing, set in a beautiful award winning venue and spa. Join their exceptional and professional retreat team which includes a doctor, nutritionist, yoga and pilates teachers, personal trainers and holistic therapists; who will offer inspirational and individual care and support.

| weight loss | detoxification | yoga | pilates | fitness | nutrition | retreats | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | singles | Spain |


uk flag Fatpacking

based: Massachusetts, USA


One or two-week wilderness backpacking vacations to stunning destinations, for fitness and weight loss.

| weight loss | USA | Chile |


uk flag Green Mountain at Fox Run

based: Vermont, USA


A primarily women's retreat focusing on weight loss and healthy eating.
| retreats | weight loss | women | cookery | USA |


uk flag Hilton Head Health

based: South Carolina, USA


A premier weight loss spa and health resort on the beautiful island of Hilton Head, South Carolina.

| weight loss | USA |


uk flag Hoar Cross Hall

based: Staffordshire, UK


Health spa resort in stately home for relaxation, fitness, detox and weight loss.

| spas | weight loss | UK |


uk flag Lorrens Health Hydro

based: Devon, UK


Ladies Health Hydro and residential health spa exclusively for women, for individuals and groups. Just relax, be pampered or take an 'all-inclusive' package.
| destination spa | women | weight loss | UK |



based: Bodrum, Turkey


Destination spa offering in-depth juice fasting retreats focused on detoxification and weight loss.

| weight loss | detoxification | Turkey |


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