7 Great Reasons Why A Wellness Staycation in Canada Is More Enticing (Than Ever)

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The bright side amidst COVID-19 chaos

This article shines light on why signing up for a wellness ‘staycation’ in Canada this summer, is more enticing than ever.

As the pandemic shakes up the world, the allure of domestic travel increases in appeal with each new government advisory. “Don’t travel internationally until you’ve seen your own country” is an ingrained rule of thumb for youngsters who grew up in Canada.

Finding the best wellness retreats in Canada instead of hopping the border to an American one, is wholesome and exciting. What better way to reconnect with your own backyard, and get to know a part of the country that you’ve never visited!

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1 – Because British Columbia is dreamy….

British Columbia is Canada’s western province.

I arrived here as a tourist in 1999 from New Zealand as a wide-eyed teenager chasing snowy mountains and adventure. Its landscape is world famous with every kid in my school learning about B.C. as part of the curriculum. I was intrigued by the bears, pine forests and unique culture. It was in North America, but not American enough to feel foreign. I knew that I could call this place home, so I did. Over 20 years later, I’m still here!

B.C. is defined by its Pacific coastline and glacial mountain ranges. Nature areas offer spectacular hiking and biking trails. Whistler Blackcomb is a major ski resort that hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. The scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway links Whistler with Vancouver, at the province’s southern U.S. border.

If you’re Canadian and haven’t seen B.C. yet, Whistler is a great place to start!

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2 – Because wellness staycations in Canada don’t get you stuck in a foreign country

Gosh, where to begin? This pandemic has really turned the world upside down. I’m writing this blog post from my parents house in New Zealand, not even sure when I’ll be able to come home.

The airline is calling me back in the next 72 hours to put me on the next available flight. That could be tomorrow, or it could be in a week. I’m trying to get back in case Trudeau closes the border to New Zealand, or the airline decides not to fly to Canada anymore.

Travel advisories are looking to be ‘in the air’ literally for at least 4-5 months. Destination weight loss programs and wellness vacations abroad simply isn’t the way that people are rolling this year.

Seeing more of your own country never will disappoint so if you’ve got cancelled travel plans, or unexpected ‘work from home’ instructions, come visit us.

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3 – Because you’ve been told to ‘work from home’ and could easily double that up with a health retreat

It’s pretty challenging these days to carve out time to take entire days off, even when visiting a health retreat. Whistler Fitness Vacations attracts many ‘type A’ personalities who juggle many hats, successful career women and business owners who need daily time to work.

Our weight loss fitness retreat gives plenty of time and opportunity for keeping up with work obligations. The fitness retreat schedule runs from 8.30am to 2pm Monday to Friday. Your weekend is 100% free time, which means that you can catch up on pending tasks on your computer.

There’s a business center at the Westin, where our guests are lodged. We’re one of the best wellness retreats for women who have to keep on top of their work obligations while away.

The social culture is also steered that way with many of the other health retreat guests also needing designated, focused computer time while here.

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4 – Because you’ve been wanting to cross Whistler off your list of domestic travel destinations for years

Seeking outdoor fun and getting back into shape while ‘wander-lusting’ new territory is what weight loss retreats like Whistler Fitness Vacations is all about.

This wellness retreat is for women aged 35 and over, who are outside of healthy range and want to use their vacation time to slim down. They hike, bike, kayak and do outdoor fitness classes with like-minded female travelers. This year, or at least until the COVID chaos calms down, everyone will be Canadian.

True enough, over the years perhaps walking the Great Wall or bike touring in Italy was a badge of honor. Times have changed; 2020 is the year to dust off your list of domestic aspirations.

Click here to learn more about our weight loss wellness retreats and Whistler guided hiking tours.

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5 – It’s a great way to motivate yourself to get fitter, which boosts your immunity

Spent a few years (or decades) with fitness low in your daily priority? Many people have!

Physical activity may help flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways. This may reduce your chance of getting a cold, flu, or other illness. Exercise causes change in antibodies and white blood cells. These cells fight disease. – Medicine Plus

Purpose driven travel to a local wellness retreat like Whistler Fitness Vacations will restore, recharge and renew. In fact, joining a wellness staycation in Canada might be a powerful way to stay positive during this crazy year of change.

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6 – Because when you self isolate, you’ve got no idea how to exercise. Even if you stream youtube workouts.

Hey, I get it. Even though there’s a fantastic workout class being streamed with an instructor that you like, nothing quite beats the personal one-to-one with a fitness trainer.

At our wellness retreat you’ll learn how to exercise from home, eat healthy, and get a jump start on your weight loss. Many of our guests lose 20-25 lbs in a one month stay with us. We’ve got plenty of time to really learn how to exercise confidently. Whistler Fitness Vacations has outdoor fitness classes that can adjust any workout to your body, and your starting point.

You can stay from 1-8 weeks and we have daily Whistler hiking tours as well. These are good if you want a plus size fitness vacation without the focus on weight loss.

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7 – Because there’s never been a better time to avoid the gym….

Fears of contracting the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, have many people on edge and avoiding places where they could contract the disease or spread the virus. The gym is a place where people can easily pick up other people’s germs.

That’s of particular concern. COVID-19 causes respiratory illness that can spread by touching surfaces a person with the virus has touched (or even via airborne droplets when a person sneezes or coughs). – Healthline.com

How to Exercise at Home If You’re Avoiding the Gym During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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Feeling the impact of COVID-19 chaos ?

As a proud Canada-owned and operated wellness travel business, Whistler Fitness Vacations takes responsibility seriously. More than simply staying updated with essential information on the coronavirus, we’re striving to be a go-to option for those seeking a safe local place to travel.

Although Whistler is a big tourism destination, our health retreat operates away from the crowds, in wide-open outdoor spaces. You’ll be in nature throughout the day, with private and very small groups. Come and enjoy our alpine hiking trails, valley biking paths and glacial lakes on kayak.

If you’re feeling the impact of the virus, joining our wellness staycation in Canada is a safe and carefree break! 

Hey, I’m Cat Smiley. I’m a fitness, nutrition, weight loss and life coach. Hire me if you want results! Click here to learn more about my 1-to-1 phone coaching services, upcoming weight loss retreats, and personal workshops.

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