Unless your vacation destination is one that requires lots of walking and is filled with heart-racing activity (be it water sports, mountain adventuring, or even intensive sightseeing), it’s way too easy to come home with a few bought trinkets, plus 5 pounds of weight around your once whittled middle.
Thankfully, many city hotels across the country are helping their guests get fit. Here are a few of the best of the bunch and what you can learn from them to help stay fit on the go (and even at home).
AKA Hotel Central Park- Manhattan, NY
Known for its “home away from home” feel and “Don’t just visit, Live It” attitude the AKA hotels attracts many Hollywood elite who travel to the city for extended stays to shoot movies, appear in Broadway plays, or to just get away.
-In-suite full kitchen. Stick to your diet by stocking your fridge with fit foods or have your home delivery meals re-routed to the hotel.
-On-call celeb Fitness Consultant Amie Hoff CPT NASM will keep your tush taut with her in-suite (guestrooms average 700 sq ft!) workouts, city power walks, or Central Park circuits. She also has a rolodex of the best of the best healthy service providers in the city and will hook you up with an amazing fit getaway catered to your every desire!
-Huge 2500sq ft gym.
–No gym? No excuse. Use your environment as your gym. Run up the stairs, do pull-ups in the park and push-ups off the swing.
-Familiarize yourself to a new city by power walking or running through it.
-Do something different- sign up for a 5k, finally walk up the Empire State Building, take a kite-surfing lesson.
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, CA
After a $33 million facelift, this Beverly Hills celeb haven is looking healthier than ever (thanks to the new Indoor/Outdoor Fitness Center and Culina Modern Italian restaurant known for the “Crudo” bar = Italian-style sashimi).
-Order from the “Antioxidant Menu” at the Cabana Cafe and you’re in for a nutrient-rich, super tasty, farmer’s market fresh meal!
-It’s hard NOT to want to work out at the Indoor/Outdoor Gym overlooking the saltwater pool (not to mention the gorgeous people around it). It’s stocked with the newest Precor cardio equipment and S-Line resistance equipment.
-Eat low-fat, high protein, Omega-3 rich fish in Culina’s Crudo Bar.
-Get fit outside. The sun is a natural energizer, helping to power you through a workout.
-Dine on light, healthy meals like fish and function focused antioxidant-rich foods.
-WALK! Angelenos are always out exercising along the tree-lined streets. By wearing toning shoes, like MBTs, they are getting even more butt-lifting benefits!