“We took the train up from Naples. We were greeted with a sign and smiling faces. We then proceed to a beautiful village that sat on a sprawling landscape that looked as if it was a painting.
Check in was a breeze and our room accommodations were clean, spacious and beautifully decorated. Once we were settled in, we met up for a nice hike through lush hills of numerous fragrant herbs and flowers.
After our hike, we had our first lovely dinner of many and met the others in attendance to the retreat. Our next (too) few days were spent on hikes, doing yoga and even circuit training sessions. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks were always deliciously yummy and filling. We rounded out our evenings with choices ranging from wine tasting; in rooms massage and even a mind moving Gong bath.
I highly recommended this retreat! The Tuscan Fitness team members are passionate about what they do and the people they host.
It is truly one of a kind, a template of excellence!”Emilio and Kemberley, Naples, Italy
“I went away during my Spring Break to Tuscany for a fitness retreat with Tuscan Fitness. It was amazing!
I enjoyed all of the activities offered and felt that the staff were very friendly, professional and experienced. I really liked the fact that they offered so many activities yet they didn’t pressure you to attend if you wished to relax or do your own activities. The snacks and desserts that Alix makes for her guests are amazing! Each meal that she planned for the restaurant chef to make was also healthy and delicious.
On the third day of my trip, while going down some stairs, I twisted my ankle and tore some ligaments. Everyone at Tuscan Fitness, including the other guests, went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and safe. Alix organized for me to see a doctor and she also created a special yoga class that allowed me to participate for part of it. The restaurant staff brought me ice numerous times each day and the other guests helped me and entertained me while I rested my foot. Everyone stepped up to help, out of the pure goodness in their hearts!
Although my retreat was meant to be for fitness, it ended up being about kindness, friendship and renewing my faith in how good and caring most people are in their daily lives. I had an amazing week and plan to have a reunion with my fitness friends at Tuscan Fitness this summer!”Tara Morris Wagner, Switzerland
“I spent a wonderful week in late March at Tuscan Fitness. The location was stunning and I enjoyed seeing how the hills looked at different times of day and with different light (sunny, partly cloudy etc). It is a magical place with good energy.
The workouts were perfect: hard but not so much that you couldn’t workout the next day. The great team (Alix, David and Paolo) structured the workouts, yoga and hikes so that people of different levels could get the most out of it.There was a wide spectrum of fitness levels including some very fit people (competition winners, etc) and whilst sometimes I was struggling to keep up on the hikes, there was always a guide who made sure I was ok.
I think my favourite part fitness wise was hiking and I enjoyed the historical knowledge and local context provided by David and Paolo. We visited a fascinating hill top artist colony and learned about the original artist who restored it with the help of friends brick by brick. The group of people on this trip was really unique. I have been to other fitness resorts and I always meet some nice people but this group was off the charts. I haven’t laughed that hard since school and we also had some great conversations about different countries (it was almost a model United Nations). So I not only learned about fitness but about the world which made it better than a normal vacation where you might be at risk of killing off some brain cells.
The food was excellent. I think the best vegetables I ever had. I probably overdid it a bit on the bread (was so good), so keep in mind you have to exercise a bit of control there.
The transfers were easy: I flew into Pisa and out of Rome (was connecting long haul on the way out). Both were quite manageable although I do understand a bit of Italian which always helps.
All in all Tuscan Fitness was a really special experience and I look forward to the opportunity to return.”Jen Stillman, London
“This is what a vacation truly should be!”
I flew into Florence and the connection to Fontebussi was a breeze. The location is stunning- lush green landscape and tiny villages perched on the sides of the hills.
The food was delicious, I left with new eating habits and am still stunned that I lost weight while in Italy.
The fitness side was perfect. I loved that you could go fully into it, or sit in the sun with a glass of wine. No pressure, no judgement- total freedom. With Sienna, Arezzo and Florence close by it actually made a perfect central location for exploring the area.
But the most important part of this retreat, and what made it so incredibly special, are the people. There is so much care that goes into this operation and as a guest you really feel it. Alix, David and Paolo put all their heart into creating this environment and they are the reason that many in our group planned our return before we even left.
If you are looking to really relax, de-stress, and hit the reset button on your life and health habits then I highly recommend a week with Tuscan Fitness!”Sullivan Freed, New Orleans
“The perfect escape for city dwellers, a true retreat in Tuscan heaven.
Tuscan Fitness is located in a beautiful resort, nestled in the beauty and quiet of the Tuscan hills. Each morning the beauty is enough to make this a wonderful place to relax and rejuvenate. Then the Tuscan Fitness team go out of their way to ensure you have all that you need to make this experience just what you need. The entire team is friendly, social, helpful and eager to help you in any way. The food is healthy, well-prepared, and Alix’s healthy snacks are a real treat. The program offers multiple ways to spend time outdoors with hiking, yoga, and fitness to help you accomplish your goals. The pool is divine to further make sure you find ways to relax. I had a wonderful experience and would happily return. Thanks TF team!”Heidi Askin, Paris, France
“I cannot recommend Tuscan Fitness enough. The people running it are great. They are good people who will look out for your needs and make accommodations accordingly. We enjoyed the yoga and enjoyed the other fitness activities which were available in a setting that speaks for itself.
The traditional Tuscan-style accommodations were serene, comfortable and relaxing and the food ample, healthy, and satisfying. Spending four days there was well worth it and I felt stronger, healthier, and happier when I left. Alex and her crew are simply wonderful!”Amy M, Tirana
“I just returned home from my dreamy retreat at beautiful Fontebussi in Tuscany. Tuscan Fitness has a great thing going. The location is stunning, and the hotel is a renovated old Tuscan village turned into a luxury retreat destination. I chose the 4-day yoga retreat package, and wish I had stayed longer. The yoga sessions were just right for my level and easily adaptable; the fitness classes were challenging and fun; and the food was delicious and healthy! Alix and her team are amazing – attentive to individual needs, personable, and invested in making the retreat a very special experience for visitors. I absolutely LOVED my experience here and hope to go back. Thank you!”Miki Paulson, Zagreb, Croatia
“I had an incredible time at Tuscan Fitness. Alix and her team are some of the most interesting, lovely, warmest people I have ever met. They really make you feel at home. The workouts were challenging, but not so much that it is no longer enjoyable, they really do want you to have a relaxing vacation. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking. Waking up to snow capped mountains and fields of olive trees feels like a dream. And the food is not only delicious but healthy! We were served traditional Tuscan dishes as well as some of Alix’s tasty cookies. All in all, a fantastic place to go, I would highly recommend to anybody else.”Luiza S, London
“I can’t believe it is already two weeks that have passed now here at Tuscan Fitness and I will miss not just the stunning landscape, but also the great team! The time went that quickly here! The day was packed with all these activities, that helped me to come into shape. Every day I could see the progress and so I became stronger and fitter and lost around 5 kg.
But more than this, I appreciate that I also can see that my shape has become much better! Everything looks skinnier. Also I learned a lot about portion control and was surprised how tasteful healthy food can be. The trainers were very motivated. At the same time, they were kind and patient, but also pushed and motivated me to achieve my targets.”
I highly recommend this great training camp to everybody who wants to improve his shape and fitness under perfect conditions. Tuscan Fitness, you are the best!”Claudia Ryf, Switzerland
“I miss you guys. It was such a wonderful experience at Tuscan Fitness. Need longer next time! For anyone trying to decide; let your imagination go wild about how gorgeous it is and how great you will feel after your customized program with Alix in charge. Then triple that. And that is what you will get.
Loved every minute of it. Trying to figure out when I can return with friends or my daughter!”Stacey Grant, USA
“I did a long weekend trip to Tuscan Fitness before the first hint of beach weather to try and get into some sort of shape and I am grateful to all the trainers and everyone involved for the help. I managed to shed a few pounds, eat well, gain some confidence and it started me on the path to getting in to good shape, like I used to be (or at least think I was). Thanks, Tuscan Fitness!”Natalie Potic, Australia
“It was my first time signing up for a fitness/boot camp or health holiday of any kind, and I had no real idea of what I was getting into. Luckily, the staff at Tuscan Fitness were more than helpful, well-prepared and all very friendly. I was hesitant at first, but they made me feel comfortable, planned exercise plans suited to my fitness level and experience, and provided a great experience overall in a beautiful location with delicious food.”Fleur Hutchinson, UK