Summer is over, and with it the escapades that come with warmer weather. (Goodbye for now to beachside getaways and coastal road trips, sigh.) But that doesn’t mean you can’t grab the girls and head out for a rendezvous. This year, it’s not about the vibrant nightlife in Las Vegas or boutique shopping in New Orleans—instead, It girls are signing up for fitness retreats that cross multiple goals off your to-do list. For this new group-vacay trend, popular studios transport you to exotic locales around the world to indulge in a little pre-winter R&R with the ladies while providing a much-needed extra push toward a healthier lifestyle. Here, the destinations you’ll want to book stat.
Fit For Vacation
ConBody x AlSol
When: October 5–8
Where: Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
ConBody, a boot-camp-style experience taught by ex-convicts, is taking its New York–based classes to the Dominican Republic, where founder Coss Marte himself will spearhead daily workouts, group meals and an awards ceremony for participants who went the extra mile during the long-weekend retreat at AlSol Tiara Cap Cana.
AKT x Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
When: October 18–23
Where: Ojai, California
For those who choose to remain stateside, this dance-filled retreat is perfect for both newbies and experienced AKT-goers. Founder Anna Kaiser will make the trip with participants, who will stay at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa and join in her signature workouts.
New York Pilates x Sueños Tulum
When: October 25–30
Where: Tulum, Mexico
If Pilates and beachside tacos are your thing, look no further than this oceanfront retreat hosted by New York Pilates at the eco-chic Sueños Tulum, where attendees will be treated to sculpt-and-shape classes courtesy of studio owner Heather Andersen as well as meditation sessions, an alignment workshop and an outing to a local cenote.