04/15/2013 08:16 am ET | Updated Jun 15, 2013

9 Fitness Retreats To Whip You Into Shape For Summer 2013

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With less than two months to go until swimsuit season, it's time to start thinking about working off that winter chub and getting back into trim, fit and fighting form. If it's hard to force your body back into the standard "fit body" routine of regular five-mile runs and cross-training sessions at the gym, we recommend kick-starting your program with a "pre-vacation" at a luxury fitness retreat. Resorts and fitness companies are coming up with innovative, fun and unique programs that combine strength training, dance, hiking, biking, meditation and more.

By Lena Katz

Fitness Retreats To Whip You Into Shape