We call it true hospitality! Did you know there are resorts with general managers who work out with their guests? Check out these three resorts that are doing something really cool and offering fitness with a personal touch. Sign us up now!
1. Paddle-boarding at Playa Largo Resort & Spa - Key Largo, Fla.
Working out during happy hour… it’s a thing at Playa Largo Resort & Spa - a new resort in Key Largo (just an hour from Miami) and actually the first new hotel build in the Upper Keys in 21 years. Upon moving to Playa Largo, the resort’s general manager Mark Frances found working out was more fun on the water, and he developed a habit of daily sunset paddle board rides for his everyday work out. After experiencing countless stunning sunsets and all types of wildlife - from a group of 12 manatees to the largest Iguana he’s ever seen - Mark decided resort guests should have the chance to experience this too. So now every Friday just before sunset, Mark leads groups of guests on a Happy Hour Paddle, complete with his YETTI cooler in tow packed with signature cocktails. Drinks, sunsets, nature, and work outs. Does it get any better?
2. Cycling at W Minneapolis - The Foshay and Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis
For those keeping it ‘fit’ this summer even while on vacation, can do so with a one-of-a-kind experience in an under-the-radar city that’s best known for its national parks, lakes, and beautiful bike paths. Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis and W Minneapolis - The Foshay offer guests cycling excursions throughout the “Most Bikeable City in America.” Reserve your bike at either of these sister properties and work up a sweat alongside the complex hotels’ General Manager himself, as he’ll guide you on a personalized tour to the beautiful Lake Calhoun, and throughout the city’s bike-friendly infrastructure and scenic trails accessible year-round.
3. Palms NatuRUNs at The Palms Hotel & Spa (Miami Beach, FL)
An inspired-by-nature, oceanfront escape in the heart of Miami’s trending Mid-Beach, The Palms Hotel & Spa offers guest a sense of wellness and community with Palms NatuRUNs — complimentary running workshops led by local running and fitness experts that explore all aspects of running, including stretching, form, strength, and mindfulness. Since The Palms opens directly onto the Miami Beach boardwalk, it’s perfectly situated for communal runs by the ocean, followed by guided exercises under The Palms’ Grand Tiki. Guests can mingle with the local running community and run alongside The Palms’ Director of Brand Development and resident runner, Tanja Morariu, to stay on top of their running regimen while on vacation. To top it off, every NatuRUN ends with all-natural tasters from The Palms’ signature farm-to-table restaurant, Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, like their crave-worthy kale salad and fresh juices.