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The Top 10 Fitness and Wellness Activities Around the World

Looking for ways to stay active during your global travels? How does snowshoeing through Finland’s Arctic wilderness in search of the Northern lights sound? Or maybe you’d prefer to turn your world upside down with an aerial yoga class on the island of Santorini. No matter what type of fitness or wellness activity is on your to-do list, our Collection Members promise to keep your workout routines fresh and fun. Read on to see how you can break a sweat around the world with the JG Black Book Collection and these 10 endorphin-boosting activities!


Bawah Reserve

With 6 islands, 3 lagoons and 13 beaches to explore, Bawah Reserve has nature’s gym at its guests’ disposal. For a major full-body workout, guests can glide over the crystalline waters on one of Bawah’s elegant wooden stand-up paddleboards. Feeling a bit more adventurous? Snorkel or scuba dive into the underwater world, where you’ll see amazing marine life and colorful reefs. For the avid sailors, show off your skills on one of the island’s two Nacra 5.0 catamarans. They’re great for cruising around the waters with friends or a lazy sail afternoon.


Jávri Lodge

If you’re up for a personal challenge, we suggest snowshoeing through the white landscapes in the Laplands at Jávri Lodge. Not only is snowshoeing one of Finland’s most beloved winter sports, but it’s a different and exciting way to take in the astonishing views of the Arctic wilderness. And just a few steps out the lodge’s front door is Finland’s second largest National Park, Urho Kekkonen. Accompanied by a professional guide, the trail options are endless! For more of a relaxed activity at nighttime, guests can admire the Northern Lights on one of the highest fell tops in the area. The options for adventure in Finland are endless!


Giardino Mountain

The Engadin is one of Switzerland’s most breathtaking settings and a real paradise for sports enthusiasts! And with the help of Giardino Mountain and their “Power Guides,” guests are able to take in the beauty of this region in a number of different ways. Enjoy a private lesson in cross-country skiing, take an ice skating tour on the awe-inspiring St. Moritz lake, or embark on an energetic snowshoe hike through Switzerland’s unforgettable wintry scene. If you’re looking to recharge your batteries after any of these activities, visit Giardino Mountain’s “Power Retreat,” located right in the middle of all the action. 

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Andronis Concept 

Find your zen in Santorini with Andronis Concept’s skilled Yoga Instructor, Eirini. No matter what your experience level, you’ll find a sense of freedom and lightness through Eirini’s aerial yoga classThe practice begins with mindful breathing exercises and a short meditation, which help to activate the body and mind. Throughout the class, students will engage in aerial poses that help lengthen the spine as the body is gently weighed down by the force of gravity. And to complete the class, guests are welcome to enjoy a “Flying-Thai Massage” session while laying in a silk hammock.


Azura Retreats

Did you know that you can explore both of Azura Retreats’ Mozambican island properties and get a full-body workout at the same time? Well, it’s true! Take in the dreamy views of Azura Benguerra and Azura Quilalea Private Island on stand-up paddleboards. You’ll work every part of your body while taking in the beauty that surrounds you. For a more relaxed activity, glide over the Indian Ocean on a kayak. Either of these options is perfect for guests of any age! 

Guests staying at Azura Selous Game Reserve can easily maintain a fitness routine while on safari. Stretch your legs while out in the Tanzanian wilderness with an experienced guide who will point out the ‘little five’ to you. This expert-led safari will absolutely get your blood pumping!


Micato Safaris

While an African safari is probably the most exhilarating “spectator sport” there is, it’s entirely possible to keep up with your exercise regimen, or perhaps even start one, during your travels! Many of Micato Safaris’ customized journeys and scheduled departures make the time for guests to indulge in walking safaris, where a naturalist can escort you on a memorable, manageable journey to explore miles of wilderness. For instance, guests can embark on a guided hike through Tanzania’s seldom-visited Selous Game Reserve, trekking through grasslands, forests, and swampland while spying the Big Five. It’s the workout you never knew you wanted!

For fitness buffs adamant about maintaining their familiar routines, Micato guests have the luxury of working out privately in whichever lodge or tented camp they happen to be, thanks to Micato’s “Gym in a Bag”, equipped with a yoga mat, jump rope, and various stretch bands and weights. And while guests might enjoy the extra exercise, they won’t have to lug the bag – their Micato Safari Director will happily bring it from the lodge to lodge throughout their safari.


Global CommUnity

Take a hike with Global CommUnity to the High Atlas Mountains. Guests will have the chance to embark on a climb up the mountain opposite Kasbah Tamdot, where you’ll see stunning panoramic views of the countryside down below. Continue your trek just a bit further and come face-to-face with the breathtaking views of the High Atlas Mountains. If you need to quench your thirst after the hike, pay a visit to a traditional Berber house for tea. It’s a true cultural experience you’ll remember forever. 


Elewana Collection

Break a sweat on a walking safari through the Randilen Wildlife Management Area at Elewana Tarangire Treetops. With an experienced guide, marvel at the little wonders of the wilderness, feel the ancient earth under your feet and tread on the tracks of animals that have walked the same path just minutes before. Guests will also get the opportunity to learn about the flora and fauna, and begin to understand the true majesty of the indigenous peoples that live and thrive on this land.


Sheldon Chalet 

While views of Denali’s Ruth Glacier are visible from Sheldon Chalet’s wrap-around panoramic windows, guests are invited to discover the beauty of the pristine glacier with an expert guided trek exploring the area around the Sheldon Nunatak. Thrill-seekers will love the multitude of options including expedition-style glacier treks with stunning vistas at each one, rappelling into a crevasse, skiing around the Nunatak or carving turns while sledding on Denali. Strapped into a harness, with ropes linking you to the person in front and behind, your expert guides will take you out to experience the stunning silence and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and summit of Denali. You can even enjoy a picnic of hot food and drinks in an igloo as you soak up your surroundings very few people have ever and will ever experience.


47 Boutique Hotel 

Reach hidden corners and charming places around Rome with 47 Boutique Hotel’s Bike Voyager Package. This package includes 2 bikes, a 3-hour private tour with a specialized trainer, continental breakfast, and high-speed Wi-Fi. Guests can spend their days biking through the historical areas of Rome and take the same steps of the emperors, the centurions, the dictators, the Popes, the artists and everyone else that made Roman history. 

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