Health and fitness travel specialist The Healthy Holiday Company has teamed up with personal trainer, pro blogger and founder of the popular #girlgains movement Zanna Van Dijk to run a five-day wellness retreat in Portugal, focusing on developing a positive mindset around fitness.

The retreat, departing on the 28th September 2018, is offered exclusively through The Healthy Holiday Company and will be based at Pine Cliffs Resort on the Algarve. Guests will benefit from Zanna’s wealth of expertise, working out with her in a series of group fitness sessions. This trip would suit all fitness levels as well as solo travellers and couples or friends travelling together.

The trip will include daily workouts with Zanna, ranging from stretching sessions and mindset and meditation workshops to group beach hikes and more intense HIIT circuits, followed by insightful and inspiring nutrition talks. Guests can also enjoy two delicious healthy group dinners with Zanna in the hotel’s new Zest restaurant which offers a colourful menu of salads and juices.

Free time can be spent taking a dip in one of the outdoor pools, playing tennis at the resort’s own Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, enjoying watersports from Falesia beach or relaxing in the hotel’s own Serenity Spa where guests can also enjoy a free 20-minute spa treatment, included in the holiday cost.

Zanna, who works as a personal trainer in London as well as blogging and vlogging about exercise, yoga, mindfulness and travel, is also the first female UK Adidas Global Ambassador and author of STRONG (a book about fitness and healthy eating).

“My fitness philosophy is to learn to love to move your body,” Zanna commented. I’m looking forward to hanging out with everyone over the weekend, so we can get to know each other and learn from each other’s experiences. I hope by the time everyone leaves, they’ll not only have learnt how to train but also have developed a positive mindset around fitness. My goal is to instil daily habits that will last a lifetime,” she added.

Located on a clifftop overlooking the Falesia beach in the most southern region of Portugal, famous for its year-round sunshine, Pine Cliffs offers plenty for health and fitness junkies to enjoy. As well as a state-of-the-art gym and fitness studio, access to the popular Annabel Croft Tennis Academy and a range of watersports, guests can take advantage of many wellbeing classes too; from yoga and Pilates to golf and personal training.

Price: The five-day retreat (28 September and 02 October 2018) is priced from £799pp based on two sharing a Deluxe Room on a B&B basis including the full Zanna Van Dijk fitness and wellness retreat, one 20-minute spa treatment, one group hike and two group evening meals (at the beginning and end of the break). To enquire, visit: For more information or to book, please visit