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The Ranch at Palazzo Fiuggi, Italy

Daily walks are on the menu at The Ranch in Italy

The Ranch Palazzo Fiuggi / Tyson Sadlo

The original branch of cult fitness retreat The Ranch is in Malibu, California – and it’s a known celeb magnet, drawing the likes of Nicole Scherzinger and Selma Blair. The newer Italian outpost trades the LA locale for secluded hilltop Palazzo Fiuggi, near Rome, but maintains the same breed of expert- and tech-led wellbeing programming beloved by the A-list. Start days with a four-hour morning mountain hike, then build to afternoon strength and core training. Chilled yoga sessions, daily massage and guilt-free nap time are added perks.

Go for: an A-lister-worthy fitness kickstart.

BXR London Retreat at Daios Cove, Greece

Yoga stretch sessions balance the intense BXR workouts at Daios Cove

Daios Cove

Daios Cove is best known as a family-friendly resort hotel, but this northern Crete gem is also a destination for the wellness set. The recently refurbed, light-flooded spa is home to a shiny new BXR London training gym, complete with indoor-outdoor workout area and state-of-the-art kit. Regular dedicated retreats (the next for 2023 are May 11-17 and 18-24) focus on 360-degree conditioning and sharpening your mental agility. Muscled trainers will push you to the max, then let you stretch everything out over yoga and Pilates.

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