As a personal trainer in London, my clients often ask me to research and recommend holiday locations that will align with their mission to get fit and healthy. Here are three incredible hotel resorts in the United States which will ensure you come back from holiday fitter than the day you left.
Westin Riverfront, Avon, Vail Valley, Colorado
This hotel resort boasts a 27,000 square foot Athletic Club with state-of-the-art fitness equipment and personal trainers ready to put you through your paces. If you prefer to exercise outdoors, you can swim in the 25 yard outdoor saltwater pool.
For tennis nuts, there’s the Beaver Creek Tennis Center with 5 clay courts and 2 hard courts. Tennis coaches are on hand to improve your strokes and tactics.
After a all that exercise you deserve to be pampered in Spa Anjali, with the Ponderosa Pine Therapy Treatment, a blend of deep-tissue massage, light stretching and the expert application of a herb-filled heated poultice.
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Miami Beach, Florida
Immerse yourself in 70,000 square feet of wellness facilities, including a gym with all the latest Technogym exercise equipment and personal trainers to provide expert guidance and motivation.
To relax your muscles, try the salt bath therapy, or the Thermal Hydrotherapy Circuit, which includes experiential rains (think tropical rainforest deluge), the Igloo Vitality Tub, and the relaxing Herbal Laconium with its starlit ceiling.
As you would expect in the States, there is a wide variety of healthy meals on offer at this resort, all prepared to a high standard.
Hilton Sedona Resort, Sedona, Arizona
The gym at this resort has an outdoor extension with rope-climbing, battle-ropes (intense is an understatement), and tyre-flipping, all under the supervision of personal trainers.
You’ll be impressed with the wide variety of therapies on offer in the 25,000 square foot wellness spa, including sound-bowl therapy. There is also a wide range of massage therapies available.
The resort has a 25 metre lap-pool for serious lengths, an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts, and for the more intrepid you can explore the surrounding Arizona rock formations with Red Rock Outdoor Adventures.
(Dominic Londesborough is a personal trainer in London and online nutrition coach)