Vacation is a time notorious for shirking your fitness duties and kicking back and relaxing. Even if you are traveling strictly for business, the grueling trip and exhausting work schedule can leave you too zapped of energy to do much. It’s unfortunate because, in reality, vacation is the perfect time to work out. A change of scenery can do wonders to breathe energy back into your routine and active pursuits are the best way to experience your new exotic locale.
Jenn recently shared with us her fit adventures from Jamaica where she stayed at Breezes Grand Negril for Zumba and Pilates Week (and what a week it was, from the pics). The hotel boasts a massive workout area with separate weight-lifting and cardio rooms filled to the gills with equipment. It also offers some of the world’s best water sports like windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling, water-skiing and scuba diving. They also feature tennis, beach volleyball, rock climbing and trapeze lessons with instructors and even offer visiting, certified group fitness instructors that teach a variety of fitness classes in exotic tropical settings.
With so much to offer, this hotel is more like a fitness retreat than just a place to throw your bags and crash at night, which got us thinking, what other great hidden fitness-friendly hotel treasures are there to discover? If hotel gyms have you picturing a dusty Nordic Trak made of wood and three mismatched dumbbells, check out these great hotels around the world with so many fantastic fitness amenities you won’t want to leave the building!
7 Fit Hotels to Check Out
1. Affinia Dumont, New York. Located in Gramercy and Murray Hill, the Affinia Dumont places just as much importance on your fitness as your relaxation. Every room is equipped with an “Experience Kit,” available in yoga, walking and strength-training themes. Yoga mats and videos are stocked in the rooms, and you have access to a concierge who can double as your very own personal trainer. The gym area is fully stocked with state-of-the-art Life Fitness equipment, weight machines and cardio machines with personal televisions. If you prefer the great outdoors to the Affinia Dumont’s great indoors, feel free to cruise around the neighborhood on one of their Republic Bikes. Comfort is king at the Affinia, so after your tough workouts, enjoy its personalized, one-of-a-kind TLC service where you have your choice of a complimentary acoustic Ibanez guitar, yoga kit, golf putter or your choice of one of their six-pillow menu. Instead of happy hour, guests can head to the lobby for Comfort Hour where you are invited to taste, test and try a variety of new items, like a Wii or Kinect system. With tons of new products being introduced all the time, you never know what you’re going get, but it’s probably going to be good.