October 18, 2015 | Categories: Travel
If the phrase “hotel gym” conjures up images of dingy, dark spaces with a few dusty pieces of equipment, we’ve got some good news: that’s no longer the norm. Now you can find gorgeous, expansive spaces with top-of-the-line technology, creative new classes and alternative sporting experiences. So whether you’re on the road for work or for fun, go on and book a few days away at one of these 10 best hotels for fitness lovers (listed in no particular order). You may just end up going for the workouts alone.
W San Francisco (Pictured above)
Where to Find It: San Francisco, CA
Why We Love It: Guests at the W will feel like they walked into a metropolitan nightclub when they enter FIT Gym. The futuristic setting features color-changing light fixtures in the evening for a club-like atmosphere, while natural light streams in during the day from a dramatic skylight. Treadmills, bikes and other cardio machines are set up around the perimeter of the gym with modern furnishings (like a chaise to sprawl out on after a tough sprint) and a chic, self-serve juice bar in the center. Night owl? No problem. This tricked-out lounge is open 24-hours, so you can enjoy a late-night sweat session and healthy sips no matter what schedule you’re on.
The Hyatt at the Bellevue
Where to Find It: Philadelphia, PA
Why We Love It: Just as The Hyatt at the Bellevue has been an iconic gem in Philly’s history, its adjacent fitness center, The Sporting Club, is a landmark, too. Measuring a whopping 93,000 sq. feet in size, the real draw is the full-sized, NBA-worthy basketball court, as well as the impeccable boxing facilities that’ll have you channeling your inner Rocky for a few minutes of glory. There’s also a running track (great for speedwork), racquetball and squash courts, and, of course, a slew of typical equipment, too. And should you have forgotten some of your gear — or just want to buy something new — there’s an on-site shop filled with tons of functional (and fashionable) options.
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