Staying fit is a challenge when you are traveling. Whether you are lazing on a vacation or attending meeting after meeting on an office trip, your fitness regimen has probably gone for a toss already. Even if the hotel has its own fitness center, as most big hotels nowadays do, heading down to an unfamiliar gym with its unfamiliar treadmills and equipment can be daunting. Fortunately, luxury hotels are gradually waking up to the need to pamper the unique fitness needs of guests. So if you want to exercise in the privacy of your room, select hotels will supply you with all the necessaries.
Take the instance of Westin Hotels and Resorts. This luxury hotel chain offers guest rooms that include a treadmill and a stationary bike, as well as dumbbells, fitness DVDs, stability balls and resistance bands. When you get tired of your solitary workout, sign up for the RunWestin running group program. Here too, you can run alongside other guests, or borrow a trail guide and set off by yourself. Westin’s alliance with New Balance ensures that guests can borrow fitness apparel from the hotel itself.
Other fitness-savvy luxury hotels include the Hyatt Hotels properties in North America and the Caribbean. These high-end hotels offer a YogaAway program that features a selection of different yoga classes. Meanwhile, Kimpton Hotels offers an in-room wellness and yoga program. Their complimentary tote bag provides guests will all the necessary gear – yoga props, mats, exercise bands and more.
Omni Hotels and Resorts offers a similar facility through its “Get Fit Kits” that offer a floor mat, a pair of dumbbells, an exercise mat, a canvas bag and an exercise booklet. For a more gym-like ambience, head to SLS Hotels’ “Lifestyle Suites” and avail of in-room Technogym Kinesis Personal Training equipment.