Most of the time people think of vacations as an opportunity to show off their summer bod, but a lot of the times people spend their vacation ruining their summer bod. It’s easy to spend your trip eating and packing on pounds. In fact, instead of exploring the California coastline most people spend their vacations expanding their calories and waistline.

But if you don’t want to spend this summer packing on the pounds then maybe consider these amazing California vacations that focus on getting fit rather than getting fat. So when you return to work you’ll be turning heads and your co-workers will be blown away at the toned trip you’ve embarked on.

 

Yoga in Yosemite

Yosemite is a national spectacle in California’s Sierra Nevadas that is really worth spending some time in. While you’re there, why not do some daily yoga, meditation, hiking and swimming too? You’ll camp in the Sierra Nevada and eat delectable vegetarian and organic meals. This trip only costs $649 and is a must for anyone who’s feeling outdoorsy. 

 

Sagrada Wellness Weekend

In Central California is the beautiful town Santa Margarita where you’ll find the Sagrada Wellness Weekend. Here you can partake in activities such as yoga, pranayama and even guided writing exercises taught by Leslie St. John who is a yogi and a published poet.

You’ll still get to eat delicious gourmet meals and even take a hot tub or two. This place costs anywhere from $595 to $995.

 

Four Seasons in Santa Barbara

Yeah, that’s right, even nice hotels are getting in on the fitness vacation craze. Check into the Four Seasons in beautiful Santa Barbara for…you guessed it, yoga! But if yoga is not your thing then try pool fitness or a beachfront boot camp, or maybe paddle boarding is more of your thing. You even get a few one-on-one sessions with a personal trainer.

The food there is an exquisite menu of food all grown locally. The hotel is right on the ocean and amongst 22 acres of beautiful jungle gardens. Sounds pretty nice, right?

 

The Pearl Laguna

How does Laguna Beach sound? Nice? Good, that’s a smart answer, because Laguna Beach is indeed very nice. The Pearl Laguna offers beautiful scenery as well as a morning and evening yoga class. There are long hikes through the Laguna Canyon, tai chi, massages, an outside gym and infrared saunas. The food is all vegetarian and is focused on cleansing the body. So don’t expect to drink any booze, coffee and definitely no taffy. But we promise, once you leave this vacation you’ll feel absolutely amazing.

 

The Ranch Malibu

Hit up Tinsel Town (also sometimes referred to as Los Angeles) for this hardcore core toning vacation. You will hike, work your abs do yoga and finish it off with a nice relaxing massage. They offer body-fat testing and even have cooking and nutrition classes so you leave with some great health knowledge. This destination vacation is also held at a Four Seasons Hotel but this one is in Westlake Village.