You've heard about wellness travel and yoga retreats, but the idea of a fitness retreat - a trip that can be catered to any type of fitness/adventure preference from sports conditioning and surfing to boxing and salsa - is somewhat uncommon.
You like the thought of traveling somewhere exciting while being active and working out with your clients, but what is it all about and what is the benefit to you as a fitness professional?
We get these questions a lot, so we have put together a list of the top five benefits of hosting a fitness retreat as a trainer or studio.
1)Strengthen relationships with existing clients
Whether you have a core group of die-hard followers or are looking to build on your current momentum, there’s nothing like getting out of town and spending quality time with clients for growing their trust and loyalty.
2) Opportunity to attract new clients
In addition to promoting the trip to your classes and clients, a fitness retreat is ideal for attracting fitness enthusiasts who are looking for a unique, active experience and may sign up for your trip without knowing you. Blow them away on the trip or offer special intro packages upon your return to win them over full-time.
3) Free vacation
It’s can be hard to find the time and the cash to get away, but working in fitness can be mentally and physically exhausting and you deserve a break! Even though you are hosting the trip and responsible for leading 1-2 daily workouts, there will be plenty of free time on each trip to sit back, relax, and enjoy your free vacation.
4) Stand out from competition
While yoga retreats have been popular for years, and there are many of them out there, Ketanga is opening doors to bring all types of fitness into the space. Jump on the bandwagon and truly stand out from other trainers and studios in your field by providing this unique offering to fitness enthusiasts.
5) Build your brand
As you are standing out from competition by hosting the trip in the first place, you will inherently be building your brand. By posting about the trip on social media (and your website, etc.) in real time, you'll be generating new followers and clients who are excited and curious to her more about you, your training, and your future retreats.