5 Fabulous Fit Getaways
Get in shape on your next vacation
Taking a vacation is no excuse to let your exercise routine fall to the wayside. Visit one of these favorite spots for a fit getaway, whether you're looking for something for the winter season, or planning ahead to next spring. If rooftop exercise classes are your thing, or relaxing at a desert spa, read on.
Hotel Palomar Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Hotel Palomar Chicago has teamed up with local favorite high intensity interval training fitness studio, Shred415. In seasonable weather, guests and locals can do Shred workouts on the hotel's 17th floor outdoor terrace with sweeping views of the city. In addition, the hotel hosts exclusive Shred415 workout videos in each guestroom for easy access 24/7.
In addition, Hotel Palomar Chicago also offers:
- Guided runs with a hotel manager every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m., weather permitting, along the iconic Chicago lakefront
- Free public bikes available for guests to borrow and art-centric bike map routes that tie into the theme of the hotel - Art in Motion. These specially curated maps by Bikabout take guests to iconic and hidden art sites in the city tying into the hotel's theme of Art in Motion.
- Yoga mats in room with an in-room yoga channel.
- Fitness center and indoor pool.
Grand Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Grand Hotel prides itself as being one of America's top “fittest city”. That's why they encourage you to stick to your fitness goals during your visit.
The hotel has an onsite 60,000-square-foot Lifetime Athletic Club, which is free for hotel guests. The Club offers a six-lane indoor lap pool, a stream room, sauna and dedicated studios for the following group classes: Pilates, yoga, spinning, aerobics and boxing (private classes for a fee). There is also an onsite LifeSpa and Salon, a full service spa that offers massages and hair, skin and nail services.
Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Spring Creek Ranch is a 1,000-acre retreat in the true rugged and exhilarating spirit of the West. The mountain resort is nestled atop East Gros Ventre Butte, 700 feet above the high mountain valley of Jackson Hole, and faces the spectacular vistas of the Teton Mountains. Among this serene location, guests can partake in a variety of fit-friendly activities that appeal to the mind, body and soul courtesy of Spring Creek Ranch's on-site Naturalist Program and Wilderness Adventure Spa.
In the winter, guests can join Spring Creek Ranch's resident naturalist, Phoebe Stoner, on a 1-2 mile snowshoe excursion to find wild animal tracks. Set against the backdrop of a scenic winter wonderland, you can trek across the snow interpreting the landscape, looking for animals by their tracks, and discuss the local history, natural history, and geology of the area.
Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown, New York
Located in the Northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, this quintessentially American town is the perfect destination for a fit getaway. Most famously known for its Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown also offers an array of outdoor activities for those planning an active retreat. The Otesaga Resort Hotel occupies 700 feet of lakefront on the shore of Lake Otsego (the famed “Glimmerglass” from James Fenimore Cooper's novels) and is a stunning backdrop for soaking in the sun.
The hotel offers an array of sports and recreational facilities, including lake canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding, swimming in the outdoor pool, bike riding, croquet and tennis courts, as well as the top rated, 18-Leatherstocking Golf course. Complete your Cooperstown visit with a hike through Glimmerglass State Park, which features an uphill trail that offers spectacular views of Lake Otsego. Cooperstown's beautiful landscapes and scenery seem straight out of a 19th century painting and provide an ideal backdrop for an active escape.
Miraval Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona
Situated in the warm shade of the Santa Catalina Mountains in northern Tucson on 400 acres of idyllic land, Miraval is a top-rated all-inclusive destination resort and spa dedicated to helping guests live life in the moment.
Offering an array of dynamic growth and development programs, one-of-a-kind, luxurious spa treatments, authentic, flavorful and healthful cuisine as well as an expert staff of renowned wellbeing specialists, Miraval helps to open eyes, minds and hearts. In 2012, the resort unveiled the Miraval Life in Balance Spa with Clarins, a state-of-the-art oasis designed to transform guests both physically and emotionally. For more information visit miravalresorts.com