posted on August 14, 2013 11:22
Hawaii Fitness: A Healthy Hotel Trend
Source: Travel Age West
For some people, Hawaii fitness is a contraction in terms. They see a tropical vacation as the perfect excuse to shelve the exercise regimen and enjoy a lazy getaway to an idyllic destination.
But for travelers who don’t want to disrupt their fitness routines, hotels around the 50th state have come up with creative ways to work out, island-style.
In response to a growing interest in fitness travel, several Hawaii resorts have introduced classes and facilities designed to make physical activity downright fun. Likeminded travelers can meet for morning movement classes that get them charged up for the day to come, or they can work up a sweat together later in the day to recharge their batteries before an evening of mai tais and mahi mahi.
JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa: Ihilani Spa
Oceanside in west Oahu, this full-service health and wellness center caters to the active set with classes that take advantage of its beautiful surroundings. During the Beach Workout, participants jog in the sand and do jumping jacks, lunges, pushups and core exercises in the great outdoors. Aqua Jog provides a no-impact workout in the ocean lagoon, while Yumba blends yoga with a Latin-based dance workout.
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