Top Destinations for 2019

It’s that time of year when we start planning holidays and adventures to sunnier climes so here are the Do More Movement top destinations for 2019. If you’re seeking winter sun combined with a yoga or surf retreat we’ve shortlisted our Top 5 fitness retreats for winter sun. Or, if you fancy getting a date in with friends to navigate a tough cycle why not check out our favourite cycle holidays for advanced riders.

As you know we’re all about fitness holidays – there’s nothing quite like combining a physical challenge with visiting a new destination so if you’re not sure what’s for you why not take a look at our Top 5 fitness breaks in Europe, where Run the Wild’s events in the French Alps are always special. We’ve listed our favourite surf retreats for beginners which are super sociable holidays. The European summer is a marvellous time to enjoy a yoga retreat and we’ve got a pretty special line up in our Top 5 yoga retreats in Europe but if you’re looking to go further afield take a look at our Top 5 fitness breaks worldwide.


Top 5 fitness breaks in Europe

  1. Run the Wild, various locations
  2. Buzz Performance, French Alps
  3. SurfaWhile, Portugal
  4. Wild Running, various locations
  5. Velo Tours, Spain


Top 5 surf retreats for beginners

  1. Dreamsea Surf, Spain
  2. Rise Up Surf, Nicaragua
  3. Surf Berbere, Morocco
  4. Mondo Surf Village, Bali
  5. SurfaWhile, various locations across Europe


Top 5 cycle holidays for advanced riders 

  1. Tours Du Tarn, France
  2. Mellow Jersey, various across UK and Europe
  3. Podia, Poland, Slovenia and more
  4. Cycle Retreats, Spain
  5. Yorkshire Velo Tours, Yorkshire


Top 5 fitness retreats for winter sun

  1. Talalla Retreat, Sri Lanka
  2. LipHe SAL, Lebanon
  3. Surf and Yoga Mirissa, Sri Lanka
  4. Canyon Tribe, Mexico and worldwide
  5. Shaka Surf, Morocco


Top 5 yoga retreats in Europe

  1. La Roane Yoga and Holiday centre, South West France
  2. Shamballa Yoga Retreat, Portugal
  3. Yogaion, Portugal
  4. Yogarama, UK and Morzine, France
  5. Alpine Yoga Retreats, France


Top 5 fitness breaks worldwide

  1. Mamma Shanti, Sri Lanka
  2. Back to Nature, various locations worldwide
  3. Danyasa Eco-Retreat, Costa Rica
  4. The Surfer Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
  5. Sion Surf Camp, Sri Lanka


Triathlon Training with Buzz Performance

.Hi, we are Amelia & Joe Pearson, owner & operators of Buzz Performance based in Morzine, France. We are passionate about fitness, sport and a healthy lifestyle. The aim is to inspire and empower others to become the best version of themselves. Our speciality is triathlon training but we just as happy hiking or playing on the snow in the winter months.


Why did we choose to live in Morzine?


When I retired from competing in triathlons at the elite level we wanted to try something different from living and working as teachers and coaches in Tasmania, Australia. Morzine was one of the best places I had visited whilst racing and training around the world. Morzine is a French village in the Alps, about an hour from Geneva. It has a relaxed and spacious feel, with gorgeous chalets, alpine trees, a river flowing through the centre of town and mountains all around. In the summer, our favourite time of year, the town is decked with hanging baskets of flowers and a backdrop of snow-capped mountains make it picture perfect.

Through our sporting travels, we hadn’t found anywhere quite like Morzine. The opportunities for training and exercise are endless. There is a great pool and large lake for swimming, stunning cycle routes and gorgeous running trails, and at 1000m and close to Geneva, it became a perfect base for us to call home.


Triathlon in Morzine


After a lifetime in sport and 10 years of teaching, we now work as coaches and fitness instructors. Year-round we offer fitness sessions and personal training. Throughout summer we host triathlon and cycling holidays for athletes and fitness enthusiasts who want to come and experience this great area for themselves.

We aim to make our holidays unique to the individuals who visit. Each week is a little different depending on the needs, goals and fitness levels of the participants. We develop a training schedule and while it can be challenging it should be equally rewarding. Everyone gets the opportunity to improve technique, endurance and performance, no matter what their level of ability. There are a mixture of sessions of varying in duration and intensity.

We love what we do and we hope that transpires to what we offer our guests. We aim to create an environment that trumps being a professional athlete. For one week (or shorter or longer if you’d prefer) you get to train, eat, sleep and repeat. The accommodation is in a super comfortable luxury alpine chalet with a chef cooking fresh, nutritious and delicious breakfast and dinners.


More than just a training camp


Open water swimming, a vital component of any triathlon training programme

We also make sure there is ample time to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Morzine offers a vast array of activities from mountain biking, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, paragliding, white water rafting, horses riding, golf and more. So even if not everyone is into triathlon or cycling, our vistors have lots of options for doing more movement.

Being around like minded people helps inspire and motivate us. Whilst we consider ourselves to be experts in our field, other’s stories and experiences are extremely interesting.  There is always something to learn for each and everyone one of our visitors. Triathlon and cycling can be tough sports and we believe everyone is a winner just by taking part. We hope that by bringing people together they are also inspired to go out to chase their dreams and be the best they can be.

Supercharge your triathlon training by taking to the mountains of Morzine with the Buzz team

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