Hotel Gyms Worth Traveling For
If you find it tough to fit in a workout at home, don’t count on logging time in the gym during your vacation—that is, unless you stay at one of these hotels.
Frequent travelers know that flights, long car rides and hotel stays usually put a kink in a good exercise routine. It’s tough to balance it all normally and even tougher when you’re on the road. It’s not always easy to fit exercise into a busy travel itinerary and, frankly, most hotel “gyms” don’t provide much help.
The scene of three or four old machines packed into a dark hotel basement is all too common—and you can barely even call that a gym. Luckily, Many in the travel industry—including hotels and airports—are realizing that fitness is a top priority for travelers and they’re making improvements.
Hotels around the world have not only made it easy for travelers to fit a workout in, but they’ve created beautiful spaces filled with the best trainers and equipment as an incentive. If you’re planning a trip, be sure to check in to one of these hotels with an unbelievable hotel gym.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel—Chicago, Illinois
Work out among the incredible skyscrapers of Chicago in a stunning 80,000-square-foot outdoor garden, complete with a pool, running track and yoga space. Take in the city view from the deck of the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel or head inside to take advantage of the completely updated 8,000 square-foot gym. Indoors you’ll find another pool, a hardwood basketball court and a staff of personal trainers ready to help you perfect your workout.
La Mamounia—Marrakech, Morocco
This five-star, award winning hotel packs in the amenities—from their suites to their restaurants and all the way down to their gorgeous gym—everything is stunningly beautiful. In the fitness center, it’s curiously hard to distinguish between indoor and outdoor space with all the natural light and the massive glass doors that open to acres upon acres of surrounding garden. In addition to great equipment, the gym also offers fitness classes in yoga and Pilates.