Perfectly fit vacations
Exercise is the first thing that slides when you travel, so stay in shape at a fitness-themed hotel!
Tone up in the privacy of your hotel room.
• Le Westin Resort & Spa Tremblant, Mont-Tremblant, Que.
Prebook a WestinWORKOUT room, which features a treadmill or stationary bicycle. Also includes a yoga mat, workout ball, weights, resistance bands and pilates, yoga and spinning DVDs. From $299 per night www.westin.com/tremblant.
• Affinia Dumont, New York
Break a sweat in secret in your 63-square-metre fitness suite, with a separate living room, bedroom and private gym. Après-workout, relax in your own sauna and order a complimentary in-room treatment or Fit Kit from Oasis Day Spa. From $690 per night www.affinia.com.
• Mandarin Oriental, Miami
Cultivate inner calm in an allergy-friendly Spa Lifestyle Room, complete with fitness program, personal lifestyle consultant and spa cuisine. Also includes dumbbells, a wellness ball and yoga equipment. From $600 per night www.mandarinoriental.com.
Aussie rulesLivin’ la vida Lohan? Check your party heels at the gates of The Golden Door Health Retreat Elysia in Australia’s Hunter Valley and abstain from cocktails, ciggies and cellphones when you commit to The Golden Door Program. Expect tai chi, cycling and water polo, as well as spa treatments and inner-health revival seminars. From $530 per night www.goldendoor.com.au.
On a roll
Can’t fit the gym in your suitcase? Try inflatable balls instead. With Yamuna Body Rolling, you roll your muscle groups across a small 15- to 25-centimetre soft rubber ball to help stretch, strengthen and tone core muscles. The beginner’s kit includes an inflatable ball, a pump and a workout DVD ($99, Roll Your Body). Rolling balls ($25 to $35,
Roll Your Body).
Soul sisterFeel saintly and spoiled at the luxurious Harvey’s Point Country Hotel in Donegal, Ireland. Indulge in the Body & Soul Experience, a challenging three-day body blitz that features two daily yoga sessions, four-hour hikes, full-body massages, a bike ride and a controlled, lowcal diet and includes three nights’ luxury accommodation and meals. From $1,457 per person www.harveyspoint.com.
Image courtesy of the Golden Door Health Retreat Elysia