3 recovery havens for athletes

From Morocco to Utah, these destination resorts will help you reset.

Athletes and celebrities alike recognize the importance of rejuvenating and resetting, and they don’t skimp when it comes to choosing a retreat. The following places all provide the ideal escape from a hectic schedule, whether you’re looking for an active or more laid-back getaway.


Located near the sea in the English countryside, Londeners love this yoga retreat. Your days will be spent hiking, practicing restorative yoga, and taking part in cooking classes, while every night ends with a different type of healing massage and time in the sauna.
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A favorite of celebrities like Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman, this resort is in the Utah desert surrounded by sandstone cliffs. At Amangiri, or “peaceful mountain” in Sanskirt, meditate in the dramatic landscape adjacent to the property (the pool is wrapped around a rock escarpment), or stay active with rock climbing and hiking excursions.
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la mamounia

At this luxury spot in Marrakech, Morocco, guests like Jennifer Aniston and Sarah Jessica Parker find tranquility in the ancient tradition of hammams, or bath houses. The treatment here is sophisticated and private, and visitors can enjoy the relaxation benefits of the baths before or after receiving one of the five-star spa’s services.
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