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10 Best Hotels for Staying Fit While You Travel

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Lucy Maher is an experienced writer and editor as well as a digital, editorial and branded content strategy expert.

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10 Best Hotels for Staying Fit While You Travel
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You no longer have to worry about skipping workouts while you’re on the road. That’s because numerous hotels and resorts have gone beyond the decked-out 24-hour gyms. Many properties are now offering special fitness packages that include everything from spin classes to yoga mat-outfitted rooms to make sure you get some reps in between all that R & R.

1. Hotel LaJolla, San Diego
Kimpton Hotels

1 HOTEL LAJOLLA, SAN DIEGO

This Kimpton property takes “outdoor workouts” to a whole new level with its rooftop barre classes. Run by instructors from barre3, guests perform ballet, Pilates and other strength-training moves while overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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2. Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto
Shangri-La Hotels

2 SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, TORONTO

When you’re staying at a five-star hotel, you may not want to leave to get your sweat on. But book a room at the Shangri-La and you won’t have to. That’s because each comes with a 25-minute LuLulemon-designed yoga sequence that can be viewed on an in-room TV or streamed on an iPad.

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3. Even Hotels
InterContinental Hotels Group

3 EVEN HOTELS

Launched in June, Even Hotels stands out for its holistic approach to wellness. That includes a front-and-center gym just off the lobby and a “flex room” for spinning and yoga. For those who like to exercise in private, there are in-room “fitness zones” with cork flooring and equipment like stability balls, yoga mats and video routines. Staff is on hand to recommend local running and hiking routes.

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4. W Hotels
Starwood Hotels & Resorts

4 W HOTELS

W Hotels’ yoga series, FIT with Tara Stiles (she’s an instructor at and the owner of Strala Yoga), features an in-room workout video and accompanying tip cards. At select locations, guests can buy a package of classes with Stiles herself.

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5. runWestin Hotels
Westin Hotels

5 RUNWESTIN HOTELS

No need to multiple workout outfits into your carry-on if you’re staying at a Westin. It’s running program, runWestin, loans guests New Balance gear and provides a running concierge's tips at select properties to lead scenic jogs for all fitness levels. You'll find their running concierge, marathoner Chris Heuisler, at any Westin Hotel that's hosting Rock 'n Roll Marathon runners, from Chicago to Denver.

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6. Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
Fairmont Hotels

6 FAIRMONT HOTELS AND RESORTS

Its “Fairmont Fit” program gives members of its loyalty club Reebok ZigLite sneakers and workout clothing -- including a track jacket, performance T-shirts and microfiber socks -- delivering them to each room upon request. Women can also request capris and sports bras, and men can request pants or shorts.

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7. Element Hotels
Westin Hotels

7 ELEMENT HOTELS

These wellness-focused hotels take exercise seriously. Fitness programming includes Bikes to Borrow, which offers guests complimentary bikes along with a local trail map -- even in urban locations. The hotels also feature natural saline swimming pools and spacious fitness centers with signature stationary-bike charging stations that let guests power-up their personal electronic devices as they pedal.

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8. Trump Hotel Collection
Trump Hotel Collection

8 TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION

Leave it to The Donald to go big. As part of the brand’s TravelFit program, guests can borrow workout clothes from Under Armour, an iPod Shuffle fully loaded with workout songs and a yoga mat, stretch bands and light weights for in-room use. More of an outdoor exerciser? Take any number of local running maps. What’s more, Trump Fitness Centers offer guests step-by-step workout routines on cards they can take home.

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9. Equinox Hotel, New York City
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9 EQUINOX HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY

With the first location not set to open until 2018, this newcomer to the travel scene has plenty of time to prep for its wow factor. Equinox is like the Four Seasons of the gym world, so we’re assuming their first location in New York City’s Hudson Yards will make quite a splash -- in an Olympic-size lap pool, perhaps?

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10. Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Westin Hotels

10 WESTIN HILTON HEAD ISLAND RESORT AND SPA, HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.

When you’re staying seaside, the last thing you want to do is hit the hotel gym. This Westin knows that and provides guests with ElliptiGos and beach cruisers for a low-impact workout -- sea breezes included.

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