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Yes, You Can Take a Wellness Getaway

This California resort has taken spa and fitness options outside.


At the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif., an abundance of wellness and fitness programming can now be found beyond its four walls. More than 50 fitness classes, family programs and arts activities are held outdoors in the fresh Pacific Ocean breezes, allowing participants to keep their distance while exercising or finding peace. New programming has been added, such as the Seaside Singing Bowls Meditation, Garden Mat Pilates, Seaside Stretch & Stabilize, Coastal Barre Without the Barre, and Body Burn on the Beach. The resort's Athletic Club also has been relocated outside, and a new eatery has popped up, the Beach House Bistro, on the resort's Grand Lawn. If you bring along kids who have online classes to tackle during the day, the property offers expert on-demand homework help and a dedicated private study room.