It's important to eat healthy, sleep well and stay productive during travel, and exercise helps you boost energy levels for those all-important presentations and meetings during business travel. Getting the blood pumping can also help you ward off the effects of jet lag. And now there are more options than ever for working out while traveling. Here are some terrific ones that I discovered recently.
SpaFinder Wellness named healthy hotels a top wellness trend for 2013. Fitness centers and pools are standard for hotels at all price points, including budget business-oriented chains such as Aloft, Fairfield Inn, Country Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn, Hyatt Place and Wingate by Wyndham. You can expect to find more luxurious fitness amenities at upscale or spa-oriented properties—perks such as lavishly equipped fitness centers, large swimming pools and fitness classes.
Or you might opt to just exercise in your room. Exercise equipment is available for use in rooms at Kimpton boutique hotels; you can work out to the exercise or yoga channel on television or use fitness DVDs.
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts’ fitness program includes specialized in-room workout options and a website with online fitness programs.
The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills has a customized in-room fitness program on in-room iPads. The workouts are tailored for each guest by certified trainers.
Would you like to see the local sights while you’re maintaining your fitness as a road warrior? Westin Hotels’ RunWESTIN program kicks it up a notch with guided jogs led by running concierges; Starwood Hotels and Resorts provide jogging routes (some even lend running gear). Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ Fairmont Fit program offers free access to fitness gear and running clubs, MP3 players, and cruiser bikes—along with creative, fun exercise classes (Hula-Hooping, for example) at select locations.
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