As far as luxury boot camps go, this sounds pretty fabulous. The Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor—a lovely little hotel located on the banks of Siem Reap’s river in Cambodia—has launched a new week-long fitness retreat from November 30-December 7, 2014 prior to the 18th Angkor Wat International Half Marathon.
For the first time ever at Angkor Wat, guests will be able to train inside the ancient temple ruins, a world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage site. Fitness trainer Malik Lomax will lead the morning fitness sessions which will include muscular isolation training plus aerobic activities like mountain bike rides and jogging. The program combines healthy gourmet cuisine, yoga, and private, personalized training sessions.
The Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor—centered around lush gardens and a swimming pool—is known for championing authentic, local experiences for guests while also supporting the local community. So guests participating in the fitness program will also enjoy the “Mystery Dine-Around” experience (hitting up four local spots by tuk tuk), and also have the option of visiting local charities and the Children’s Hospital. After working up a sweat all week, guests can choose to run the full 21 km course or the shorter 10 km course through the Angkor Wat temples. For more information, visit www.belmond.com/la-residence-d-angkor-siem-reap/