A vacation helps us unwind and de-stress, but when you book a stay at a fitness-focused resort, your trip could take on a whole new transformation. Here, we have gathered some of our favorite health-savvy resorts across the globe. These spots score points for not only catering to the fitness crowd but also for encouraging guests to stay healthy well beyond their stay.
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Lake Austin Spa
The Lake Austin Spa Resort in Texas focuses on weight loss, rest and renewal for guests. The wellness retreat takes advantage of its lush 19-acre landscape and lakeside location for health and exercise classes. Guests can also hike trails and sign up for weekly activities. After a long workout, guests can de-stress and soothe aching muscles with a spa treatment.
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Westlake Village, California
Located just north of Los Angeles at Four Seasons, Westlake Village, California Health & Longevity Institute boasts a full menu of the latest ways to improve overall well-being with medical and spa treatments. A medical clinic with a dermatology center and a medical laboratory is also on-site.
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Canyon Ranch is a trailblazer when it comes to innovative health and wellness programs for guests. The award-winning spa and health resort has properties in Massachusetts and Arizona. Guests can take hikes, take exercise classes, eat healthy meals and are encouraged to deplug.
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Palm Beach, Florida
The Breakers recently upped their cardio game with an oceanfront gym. The resort in Palm Beach, Florida, opened the spectacular Ocean Fitness, an indoor-outdoor 24-hour fitness center with a jam-packed roster of classes and wellness programs. Guests can get in a cardio workout while enjoying the sunrise with views of the Atlantic Ocean.
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While at first glance this hotel may not appear super fitness-centric, this downtown Hilton makes the list for installing a cushioned indoor running track for guests. The full-service athletic club offers top-of-the-line cardio, strength and training equipment. An ideal option for DIY athletic types who crave a workout during a harsh winter in the Windy City.
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Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
From pilates to spinning, body sculpting to Zumba, TRX and aerial yoga, Fairmont Scottsdale has a wide range of classes designed for both newcomers and seasoned athletes. Guests also have access to a fitness center. After an exercise class, take a dip in the resort's sparkling pool.
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Red Mountain Resort
St. George, Utah
Red Mountain Resort in Utah offers customized programs for adventure and wellness types. Packages includes healthy meals, yoga and fitness classes, and guided hiking and biking. Programs are designed to offer life-enhancing motivation that last well after you leave. Guests can burn up calories with a variety of fun activities like learning a burlesque dance, a kettlebell move or swim strokes.
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The Westin La Paloma
The Westin La Paloma makes the list for giving guests that extra nudge to get active while away from home. The hotel has its own "running concierge" and offers a New Balance Gear Lending program, so guests can borrow some workout attire and hit the pavement and take in the spectacular views of the Sabino Canyon Mountains.
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W Retreat & Spa
Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
Fitness warriors will appreciate the flexibility of W Vieques. The hotel offers customized workout programs, a gym, yoga sessions and kayak excursions at sunrise. After a day at the beach, guests can also rent a bike and peddle through Puerto Rico while working up a sweat. For those looking for a more aggressive workout routine, W offers a five-day wellness program to help guests kick start a healthier lifestyle.
Travaasa Hana, Maui — Photo courtesy of Travaasa Experiential Resorts
Set in a gorgeous tropical landscape, on the eastern tip of Maui, it's no wonder why this relaxing sanctuary makes the list. Travaasa lets guests customize their own fitness program with private boot camp sessions, yoga and pilates classes, tennis and oceanside hikes. For those craving adventure, the resort also offers horseback riding, paddle boarding, snorkeling and canoeing.