Kitesurfing and circus school skills, the Dominican Republic – Kitesurfing is one of the activities served up by Extreme Hotel on the Dominican Republic's north coast. The eco adventure-themed hotel is also home to the country's only dedicated circus school.
Log lifting and sand dune running, Zanzibar – Health and Fitness Travel's Wildfitness package includes leg-burning runs up and down sand dunes, outdoor boxing sessions in a coconut grove and even log lifting to boost strength and stamina.
Muay Thai in Koh Samui and Bangkok, Thailand – With a specially designed seafront ring and a personal trainer, Muay Thai training at Four Seasons Koh Samui will make sure 2017 punches above its weight.
Ski mountaineering, the Italian Alps – Clambering up mountain sides with skis and poles and braving off-piste routes in the Italian Alps may not be for the fainthearted or inexperienced, but it is a fitness booster like no other.
Yoga and meditation in the Indian Himalayas – The roof of the world has long been famous for its mystical associations with Tantric Buddhism. Travelers wanting to get closer to enlightenment can join Shakti Himalaya's "Head in the Clouds" guided walking tour which includes yoga and meditation en route.
Bodyboarding in Costa Rica – A tropical climate and Pacific beaches make Costa Rica's Caribbean coast ideal for an active bodyboarding holiday.
Cycle safari in Tanzania – Combining a Tanzanian safari with an epic off-road bike ride is the ultimate New Year fitness kick. For those after extra exercise, Rothschild Safaris also organizes hikes to the Empaki Crater.
Beach bootcamps in Miami – No place blends beach vacations and fitness bootcamps like Miami. The Confidante runs a string of fitness classes and camps -- both high-intensity workout classes and soothing yoga sessions -- on Miami Beach.
Self-guided walks on England's North Downs Way – Stretching from Farnham, south of London, to the Kent Coast, the 156-mile North Downs Way trail takes hikers through some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe.