Tuscan Fitness

About us

Tuscan Fitness is located just outside a town called Cavriglia, located in the Upper Valdarno in the province of Arezzo and is often considered the center of the triangle that joins the cities of Florence, Arezzo and Siena, making it ideal for visiting the area. Nestled between the left bank of the river Arno and the hills of Chianti, it is also called the “Porta del Chianti”, or the door of Chianti, as it sits on the doorstep of this beautiful region, famous worldwide for its delicious wines.

The area around where the retreat is located is typically Tuscan, complete with rolling green hills, olive groves and vineyards. This part of Tuscany has a great deal to see and we do our utmost to work with local producers and businesses to show the best of the region.

The hotel is also conveniently located for those interested in making day trips to the famous towns and cities in the area, including Florence (45 minute drive), Arezzo (30 minutes), Siena (30 minutes) and Orvieto (45 minutes).

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  • Sophie Depauw   September 19, 2018

      Perfect place to recharge and be yourself

    After driving myself and getting terribly lost, I was rescued by the receptionist that helped me find my way to the retreat. She was exceptionally genuine and caring - and I found the same applied to everyone that works there. There was no pressure to do any or all of the activities provided and my stay was driven by what I wanted to get out of it. The yoga is set in a beautiful location and everyone was there to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The food was absolutely superb - healthy and nourishing. The accommodation was clean and had everything you need - which is hard considering it's an old building. Thank you so very much for making my brief stay so calming and memorable (for the right reasons).

  • Kathrin Koffel   September 11, 2018

      Yoga at Tuscan Fitness in September

    Dear Tuscan Fitness Team We came the second time to your beautiful place and enjoyed it very much. It is a unique spot and the surrounding and area is amazing. Unfotunately this time the weather wasn't great which didn't allow us to hang out at the pool. Nevertheless, we were able to explore a bit Montevarchi and other towns which we didn't last time. The Yoga is just great. We love Alix's Yoga style, unfortunately this time she wasn't able to teach for obvious reasons. Her deputy (Deb) from the US did also a great Job and was a very good replacement. We love the Yoga deck (even during heavy thunder storm). The rooms are always nice and clean with beautiful little spots to hang out and enjoy the beautiful view to the valley. The people attendig (women only :-) are always interesting to meet and chat and immediatley one feels comfortable and involved. It's a nice set-up, especially for people travelling on their own. We would have liked to see different menues on the plate than last time and found the food a bit repeating... we would also have liked it a bit more spicey and sometimes less dry... for me there is a bit room for improvement in chosing the menues and the cooking - especially in Italy where the food is always great. It would be nice to have a bit more variety in the Fitness area (not only HIT). But we definetly love Tuscan Fitness, will recommend further to our friends and might come back next year. Best wishes to you all and regards, Kathrin Koffel

  • Aarthi Vijayakumar   August 28, 2018

      Excellent

    I had a fabulous vacation with a little bit of everything- yoga, hiking, good food and wine!:) The Yoga classes were lovely- Meg the visiting teacher even did a Yoga Nithra class which was outdoor and with candles which was amazing. I had the best sleep ever! Alix, David and team were lovely. They went out of their way to communicate from the time I booked my stay and during to make sure I had a good vacation. Thank you! The food was pretty exceptional too.

  • Stine Helen   August 15, 2018

      Really great retreat in amazing location!

    Really loved this retreat! The location and views was amazing, and the yoga and other other activities really made it a perfect combo of healthy and relaxing! Hikes were really great to get to take in the amazing views and great for learning a bit about the region, and the wine-tasting at a local vineyard was lovely. Food is really amazing, but very healthy, and they are really good with vegetarian/vegan options. All the staff (administrative, instructors, restaurant +++) were really lovely! The instructors might vary, but the ones that were there during my stay gave us a good yoga workout - just what you need before lots of great italian food. You can choose the lenght of your stay (perfect for me, I stayed 5 days), and if you want to participate in all the classes or just relax by the pool or in a hammock (I participated i all except one). This is not an exclusive retreat-place, there are other guests staying in the same hotel, but I really felt that was nice. I travelled on my one, and everyone that was there the same time as me also did - all lovely people. Definately recomended!

  • Rie Iwama   August 13, 2018

      Great people, great location, great time

    I was looking for somewhere beautiful to stay relaxed and refreshed with good food and good sleep while doing yoga or doing nothing - Tuscan Fitness was beyond my expectations. Great location, healthy, delicious food and wonderful people there - I do appreciate it all and would love to go back again!

  • Kirsty Good   August 07, 2018

      Best fitness holiday yet....

    I have been on several fitness/bootcamp holidays but Tuscan Fitness has been the best one so far. Firstly, the location is absolutely stunning and the accommodation is superb. Secondly, the activities during the retreat are varied, fun but still challenging. Most days start with yoga on the deck overlooking the Tuscan countryside (beautiful). You can then do a HIT-style class mid-morning followed by a hike mid-afternoon and/or another yoga session. The programme builds in plenty of time for sunbathing and social activities such as, wine tasting - all of which are included in the price. Mealtimes are brilliant too because you have a range of dishes to pick from, it's delicious food and the wine is (obviously) really good. However, the best thing about this retreat is the people who run it - Alix, David, Paolo, Kylie - you will find it hard to meet a more relaxed, inclusive and thoughtful group of leaders. One of them is always nearby making sure you're having the best possible holiday. They are a special team and they create a very special holiday for you. I only stayed for 3 nights but I wish I'd picked the 6 night option. It was a fantastic experience.

  • Jessica Berrisford   August 03, 2018

      Perfect balance of fitness, relaxing & fun

    I wanted a healthy holiday that I could enjoy on my own but wasn't 100% yoga focused or living off vegan juices. I had the best time, I enjoyed all the activities, the food was amazing and could order wine of you fancied. The Tuscan fitness crew were all so lovely and they, as well as the hotel and restaurant staff couldn't do enough to ensure everyone had a good time. Thank you

  • Leah Anderson   June 17, 2018

      Returning Yogiis

    My friends and I returned this May 2018 after first visiting Tuscan Fitness in 2016. We had a great time, with a good balance of yoga, healthyfood, walking and fresh air. Although we love the health focus, we returned as this is a relaxed place that doesnt frown if you to enjoy like all the food and drink aspects of Italy too. Lovely stay, the ladies from London will be back! All instructors are great and I found Cali's style of yoga perfect for me. and thank youto Paolo for encouraging me through HIIT! See you in 2019 x

  • Ruth Corrigan   April 24, 2018

      You're in for a magical stay at Tuscan Fitness!

    I stayed at Tuscan fitness a few weeks ago at the start of April, and had an unforgettable few days, being made to feel incredibly welcome from the get-go by Alix, David and Paolo. What I particularly loved was that it wasn't what some may view as a 'typically intense yoga retreat'. There was a full schedule of classes to occupy you throughout the day (and I loved that this was a blend of Yoga, HIIT, Barre and hiking in the Tuscan hills), but equally there was no pressure to attend if you would rather spend the hour reading on one of their viewpoint benches, or taking a dip in the swimming pool, which has probably one of the best views to swim in that I've ever seen (I was so sad that i didn't get to experience it myself because the volatile weather meant it wasn't open yet). The day was broken up by a sociable breakfast, lunch and dinner in their on-site restaurant which was always so enjoyable to meet and chat with the other retreaters - all from a wide array of nationalities and with their own unique stories of what brought them to Tuscan Fitness. Also, the food was aplenty! A buffet of fruit, yoghurt, granola, toast, eggs for Breakfast; and a generous starter and main for Lunch and Dinner (if you're on a diet you do have the option to halve the portions - I did not). Each day the food was uniquely different and delicious, all made with fresh ingredients. I also enjoyed that they offered additional evening classes on a few of the days. Whilst I was there I made fresh ravioli, and wine tasting at a local vineyard - we bought a couple of bottles to take back with us for dinner that night. I'm gutted I missed out on the olive oil tasting. The only thing I would have changed is that I probably went a week or two early, as the weather was overcast one day, and rainy the next (but I did have two days of brilliant sunshine). This meant they hadn't opened the pool up yet and we did all our classes inside (although I reckon we could have managed a few sessions out on the amazingly beautiful yoga terrace)! I will definitely consider coming here again, and have already shared with several friends that they should try it out. Thanks so much for such an enjoyable stay! Ruth x

  • Emma Allaway   April 17, 2018

      A personalised experience

    We enjoyed a fantastic 3 night stay with Tuscan Fitness. Yoga teachers were very good, food healthy & delicious, location beautiful. We also enjoyed the hike to an old abbey. Superb trip, would definitely book again!

  • Francesca Stocco   April 14, 2018

      Perfect!

    Since I arrived I felt welcome. Paolo welcome me And He is also a very good Yoga teacher. All the team is friendly and helpful. Room was really Big and Very comfortable. I have met other people coming from Europe and It was amazing. Meals were very good and we met our chef for a kitchen Lesson. ..very Nice! Top is Alexis the best teacher I have ever had in Yoga! Looking forward To come Back!

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

After having just completed my RYT 200 I have been inspired to further my yoga journey and my own personal journey inward. I have fallen in love with yoga and how it has changed my life and I just want to continue to explore so I can share this beautiful gift with as many as possible. Jessica
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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