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6 Reasons Why Bali Is Perfect For a Fitness Vacation

Fitness vacations (or traincations) are seeing a surge of popularity at the moment. For fitness enthusiasts or those looking to shed a few pounds, a traincation is the perfect way to enjoy some time away without the guilt felt from over-indulging. A fitness holiday can be as tough or easy as you want it to be, and with the right elements in place, it can be quite a transformational experience!


Bali is the perfect place for a fitness vacation. Aside from the fantastic level of training offered, the island’s stunning natural scenery, abundance of healthy food and a welcoming culture make it a highly sought-after destination. Here are 8 reasons why Bali is the perfect destination for your next fitness vacation.

BALI | By Olivia Leone |

1. The Weather Is Great

Bali enjoys year-round warm weather. Aside from the rainy season, which runs from December to March, you can expect perfectly clear skies and warm weather. We all know how difficult it can be to get up and get motivated when it’s freezing outside. Balmy weather means walks or jogs on the beach are a daily affair!

2. There's Delicious Food Galore

Bali is a yoga mecca, so you can bet that it’s chock full of cafes and restaurants serving ultra-healthy food. You can find everything from vegan-only restaurants, to organic spots that serve a variety of detox juices and meal plans. If you’re craving something greasy for a cheat meal, don’t  fret - there are also numerous tasty burger joints, pizza places, pastry shops and pretty much anything else you can imagine. 

3. It's Cheap As Chips

Bali is cheap. You can find an amazing room with a pool for as little as $300 a month. A meal can cost anywhere from $2-$10. You can rent a scooter for $40 for the month. Your weekly gas expenditure shouldn’t push $5 USD. You can grab a beer at a bar for under $2, and get a Balinese massage for as low as $5. For a more upscale experience, expect to pay around $17. Think custom-blended aromatherapy oils and cucumber masks. 

4. There are so many activities

Bali is full of great activities to do on your days off. Whether you want to spend the afternoon lounging at the beach or exploring some 11th-Century temples, you’ll find it here. It’s no wonder Bali was chosen as the #1 holiday destination in the world by TripAdvisor. There are just so many things to do on this island, from white water rafting, exploring waterfalls, climbing volcanoes, surfing, or even taking a Balinese cooking class. 

5. You can surf great waves

Bali has some some of the best and most consistent waves in the world, and you’d be foolish not to give surfing a go while you’re here. Whether you’re a novice or an advanced surfer, you’ll find a break that caters to you. Surfing is a fantastic activity to get involved in on a fitness vacation; it’s a fantastic workout and you’ll have a really good time.

6. It's Home to BALI MMA

With a world-class training facility offering what no one else does on the Island, Bali is the perfect place to kick-start your traincation. Torch some calories in our daily Muay Thai and boxing classes, get your roll on in BJJ, get stronger than ever in S&C or stretch it all out and just breathe in yoga. Our warm, inclusive atmosphere and top-notch training has landed us a stop in Fox Sport’s top picks for Mixed Martial Arts Academies in Asia. 

Plan your next Traincation with Bali MMA 

At Bali MMA, we offer a range of customizable packages so you can tailor your fitness vacation to your needs. Our packages include airport pickup and drop-off, accomodation, surf lessons, full use of our facility and access to all training classes. We even offer a few extras like customisable meal plans to help you with your fitness goals. Get in touch today to find out how we can make your next vacation an unforgettable one.