Though staying in shape is a year-round activity, theres just something about summer that inspires us to focus on personal fitness. Or, maybe its just something about this summer in particular that makes us really want to go for the gold.
While youre looking for hotels this month, why not opt for a destination that will help you go for your personal best? Each one of these spots across the U.S. features incredible athletic amenities, from in-room workout options to sprawling gyms that are down right epic. Heres where to stay fit on the go.
The Grand Hotel – Minneapolis, MN
If youve ever dreamed of butterflying your way to national glory, live out your fantasy here at the Grand Hotels indoor six-lane lap pool. Theres also some 58,000 square feet of space to explore in the hotels Life Time Athletic Club. Or, if swimming isn’t your thing, play a little squash or racquetball, run on the track, or break a sweat with some cardio in the weight room. Not much of a gym rat? The 140-room boutique hotel also offers yoga mats for some downward dog and complimentary bikes for exploring one of the Twin Cities.
Starting rate: $199
EVEN Hotel – Rockville, Maryland
Healthy living is the name of the game at EVEN Hotels. Wellness-minded travelers can rest assured that being on the road doesnt mean tossing fitness out the window at this destination. Each of EVEN’s hotels offers a diverse range of options for taking care of yourself, from nutritional, organic meals to multiple workout options. In the Athletic Studio, follow a virtual trainer on the TV or attend a staff-led class. Peruse the Wellness Wall, where staff post information about things to do nearby, workout guides, and tips for staying fit. A mounted fitness wall and yoga mats, exercise balls and foam rollers in every accommodation means you can create your very own athlete village in the comfort of your own room.
Starting rate: $138
The Hotel at the Los Angeles Athletic Club – Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles Athletic Club is a dream sojourn for those who never miss a workout. A refined and elegant 72-room boutique hotel sits above this sprawling gym, which boasts a multitude of options for breaking a sweat. A basketball court, indoor track, squash, and competitive-size indoor pool are all at your disposal. Fitness buffs and armchair athletes alike can take part in a range of classes too, like yoga, cardio hip-hop, muay thai and spinning in this 88,000-square-foot, multi-level space.
Starting rate: $229
Radisson Blu Aqua – Chicago, IL
Even if it’s below zero in the Windy City, you can still get your swim on at Chicagos Radisson Blu Aqua. With both indoor and outdoor options, youll have no trouble perfecting your backstroke during your stay. Before you get all pruney in the hotels 25-yard lap pool, get into some cross training with the 80,000-square-foot lifestyle garden, complete with yoga space and a running track. When youve had your fill, throw in the towel and head over to the spa for a post-workout massage. Youve earned it.
Starting rate: $139
Hyatt at the Bellevue – Philadelphia, PA
When you stay at this 172-room hotel located in the heart of historic Philadelphia, youll gain access to the 93,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness center located just next door. Take the plunge into the 4-lane, 25-meter pool, work on your jump shot on the full-length basketball court, or run wind sprints on the indoor track. Accessible via sky bridge from the hotel, the Sporting Club also offers plenty of relaxation space for your recovery regimen, so take some deep breaths in the yoga and meditation room or soothe those aching muscles with a dip in the whirlpool.
Starting rate: $218
Cheyenne Mountain Resort Colorado Springs, CO
Need to work on your serve? Take it to the net on one of the resorts 17 tennis courts. Theres also a 9,000-square-foot fitness center and a 50-meter outdoor pool at this sprawling resort, nestled among the natural beauty of Colorado Springs. (When your lips start turning blue, head to the smaller lap pool indoors.) Active travelers staying at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort flock to the 35-acre lake, where theres canoeing, stand up paddle boarding and two sandy courts for beach volleyball. If all that training has your clothes smelling like a locker room, the hotel also offers a next-day laundry service.
Starting rate: $199
The Westin – San Jose, CA
Talk about a hotel that goes the extra mile. At the Westin, challenge yourself to a workout any time of day. Thats right: The Fitness Studio is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Looking to hit the pavement? Lace up and head out on one of the local running routes determined by RunWESTIN, a concierge service dedicated to those who need to get their mileage in. Not only can you book a room with your own fitness DVDs, stability balls, and treadmill, the hotel will also lend you running clothes and sneakers for the duration of your stay. Leave your excuses at home, because there’s really no reason for missing a workout at this place.
Starting rate: $159