When choosing a hotel, we don’t always care about the workout facilities. A couple of free weights and a dusty elliptical may seem like no problem when you’re focused on vacation! But thanks to the rapid growth of wellness tourism, the hospitality industry is looking to up their game with more creative ways to meet their guests’ fitness needs. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the top hotel fitness centers that will make sure you leave in your best, most relaxed shape yet.
1. The Venetian Hotel — Las Vegas, NV
This swanky Las Vegas hotel is home to Canyon Ranch SpaClub and its luxurious fitness center. In addition to high-end machines and equipment, the facility has an indoor cycling studio, Pilates and yoga rooms, and plenty of regularly scheduled fitness classes. You can even learn more about health and nutrition with wellness presentations on topics like power foods and maximizing your metabolism. Once you’ve worked up a sweat, sign up for an acupuncture session or take a dip in Aquavana, a European-inspired “thermal environments” designed to let you relax and take a load off. It’s bathing suit optional!
2. Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel – Chicago, IL
This architecturally inspiring hotel is also known for its extensive outdoor wellness space, the perfect location to exercise on those sunny Chicago summer days. The 80,000 square foot space includes a running track, lap pool, and yoga room. If the weather disagrees, move into the hotel’s indoor fitness center, complete with basketball court, indoor pool, and cycling room.
3. EPIC Hotel – Miami, FL
Located in downtown Miami, EPIC Hotel’s fitness center and Exhale spa have everything you need to get that beach body in top shape. The gym is filled with cardio and weight machines and offers plenty of classes like Core Fusion or vinyasa yoga. For those looking for something more specific, the Exhale Mind Body Program packages include private training programs, nutrition and wellness coaching, and even Bridal Bootcamp for those looking to get fit before heading down the aisle.
4. The George Hotel – Washington, D.C.
This Washington, D.C. hotel features a fitness center open 24 hours a day with state-of-the-art equipment. Each machine has its own personal flat-screen TV and complimentary headsets. A yoga room is available with all the essentials you’d need, from mats to blocks. They also offer hula-hoops for the kids to try. Ready to get out and explore the city? The hotel offers a complimentary bike program upon request, includes everything you’ll need to get around the city: helmets, locks, maps, and bikes.
5. The New York Palace – New York, NY
Forget the nice towels and luxury toiletries; The Palace fitness center takes hotel gyms to the next level by providing complimentary cotton workout clothes and sneakers to guests from a variety of brands. Gym goers can slip on their gear and hit the high-end training room with a personal trainer (available upon request). Cardio, weights, and yoga equipment are available for everyone, and make sure to slip into the Eucalyptus-infused steam room with your complimentary bottle of water post workout for some true relaxation.
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