Few things can ruin those “get fit” resolutions quite like a vacation. Which is funny, considering all the time you spend slaving away at the gym in preparation for it. But this year, we’re here to prove that this doesn’t have to be the case. Behold, three alternatives to your typical willpower-wrecking escape.

Lake Austin Spa Resort

1. Jet off to a fitness and wellness resort like Texas’s award-winning Lake Austin Spa Resort. You can dabble in outdoor Sun Salutations, ease sore muscles with a River Rock Massage, and stay nourished with Bon Appétit–approved low-calorie cuisine – all while thoroughly enjoying yourself.

2. Book an exotic trek. Hike the Inca Trail (there have been rumors about Machu Picchu closing for years – the time to go is now) or escape to the rainforest. Puerto Rico’s Carole’s Rainforest Villas offers hikers respite between the El Yunque National Forest’s 18 trails. And you don’t even need your passport.

3. Cruise. Yes, seriously. Where else can you find wave pools, zip lines, rock-climbing walls, mini golf, and indoor ice-skating rinks all within your reach? Today’s cruises are breaking that eat-all-day stereotype, fast. Try Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, which actually lets you skydive on board.

Ready to book a fitness-friendly escape? Check out our Lake Austin Spa Resort Boutique, which opened January 22 at 11AM ET.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor

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January 23, 2014

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Summer is all about relaxation. Long, leisurely days followed by laid-back nights. What better place to kick off the season than this destination spa in Austin, Texas? With everything from diamond facials and yoga sessions to water sports and five-star cuisine, this is one refreshing weekend you don’t want to miss.

What to pack: Workout clothes and sneakers are a must – you’ll choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor activities throughout your stay.

Must-try treatment: The LakeHouse Signature Facial. It repairs skin and fights that ever-nagging fatigue, leaving you looking years younger (without actually turning back time).

Can’t-miss activity: Paddleboarding on Lake Austin. Combining exercise and fun – what’s not to love?

What to eat: The seasonal menu offers three fresh, flavorful meals daily (think yellowfin tuna tartare and quinoa tabbouleh). And while everything is figure-friendly, its recent feature in Bon Appétit ensures it’s delicious, too.

Our Lake Austin Spa Resort – Austin, TX Boutique opens Monday, May 20, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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May 20, 2013

Come mid-February, I’m in dire need of a vacation – with a to-do list that includes enough time to relax, de-stress, and learn something new. Luckily, Lake Austin Spa Resort has more than enough to get my rejuvenation going without abandoning my New Year’s resolutions. Besides the extensive list of mind-body classes, there are spa treatments, cooking demos (I need to work on my pasta-making), and discovery classes (think astronomy and Tarot card reading) to keep me blissfully unaware of the outside world. Now all I need is more time in a week….

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Our Lake Austin Spa Resort – Austin, TX Boutique opens Wednesday, February 6, at 11AM ET.

By Melissa Mann, Staff Writer

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February 6, 2013