Even when on an incentive, it’s important to provide opportunities to keep fit and stay healthy however it doesn’t have to be boring! We’ve found 7 exciting ways you can encourage guests to stay active in any destination…
Complete a bucket list hike
City, beach, mountain or forest; you can always find a route to run or hike in a new place. Or better yet, why not pick your destination around a bucket list hike such as Mount Snowdon, the Grand Canyon or even the Inca Trail? There are routes for all levels and timings in most locations with nearby boutique and luxury brand hotels such as Yosemite’s Tenaya Lodge or Kasbah Tamadot by the Atlas Mountains.
Bike it, walk it, run it
The most obvious way to help guests stay active during an incentive is to encourage walking or cycling from each location rather than providing transfers. Most incentive programmes include some sightseeing, so pick a walking tour rather than a motorised method or cycle through the hills for landscape viewing. It’s said to be the best way to explore a new destination after all! Most cities including Brussels and New York also host running tours, leisurely runs and relay races as a fun, fast paced way to see its landmarks.
Join an annual race
For incentives in the city, plan around an annual event; with every capital hosting a marathon or 10K throughout the year, you’ll be spoilt for choice! And it doesn’t have to stop there. Colour runs, nocturnal walks, BMX races, Tough Mudder courses… there’s something for everyone.
Run traditional classes
Where better to try out a traditional dance, sport or activity than in the destination? Incentives are the perfect time to encourage guests to get active whilst discovering the local culture. Think Thai boxing, skiing, Brazilian capoeira, learning to flamenco or a spot of Alaskan glacier surfing! Of course local classes don’t have to be based around moving. Make the most of a destination’s healthy cuisine by providing a chance to visit food markets and cooking classes where guests can enjoy their home cooked dishes together.
Get to the water
Make the most of an incentive that takes place around the water’s edge and schedule in some splashing around! Natural lakes make for beautiful swimming, rowing and pedalling whilst oceans can be snorkelled, dived and surfed. And you don’t have to go far to appreciate the most adventurous of seas; Greece and Portugal are known for their bright corals swimming with life whilst many flock to France, Ireland and even Southern England to ride the waves.
Make it memorable
Take your activities to the next level with something completely memorable! Organise rock climbing or abseiling in hilly areas, learn to trapeze with the local circus or team up to play baseball in an American stadium…
Provide outdoor classes
Make the most of the great outdoors by hosting a variety of activities in the fresh air. Beach destinations make a perfect spot for volleyball, horse-riding or sunset yoga whilst Pilates, tennis and dance classes can be held on city rooftops, mountain lodges or local parks.
For more inspiration, check out how to incorporate wellness into your events programme. If you would like event support then don’t hesitate to contact us on +44 (020)7 424 3333