Travel Picks: Top 10 Fitness Boot Camps around the world

Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:30am EST
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BOSTON (Reuters) - The military-style fitness "boot camps" which originated in the United States have invaded nearly every corner of the earth.

If you're looking to combine travel with hardcore fitness in a team environment to jumpstart your exercise regime this year, you may enjoy online travel advisor's Top 10 Fitness Boot Camps around the world. Reuters has not endorsed this list:

1. St. Vincent, Caribbean

The volcanic St. Vincent Island is located in the Caribbean Sea, between Saint Lucia and Grenada, and served as a filming location for Pirates of the Caribbean.

Buccament Bay Resort and Fitness 4 Boot Camps are offering guests the chance to reach (and sustain) their weight and fitness goals with a special holiday exercise camp.

Led by ex-Royal Marines, guests can choose between five, six, 10 or 12-day courses offering a variety of daily exercises, including circuit training, obstacle courses, swimming, team games, boxing and yoga.

2. Algarve, Portugal

The most popular tourist destination in Portugal - and one of the most popular in Europe - the Algarve attracts around seven million travelers each year. They are drawn to the region's year-round sunshine, golden beaches and fabulous food.

With this welcoming location as your backdrop, Luxury Algarve Bootcamp offers training and nutrition courses to take your fitness to the next level.   Continued...