Changing Trends in Hotel Fitness Centers

Hotels are increasingly being geared toward an upgraded “at home” experience.  Hotel stays are now meant to have all the comforts of home with the increased amenities that a hotel has to offer.  With health and wellness being a large part of both business and leisure travelers’ routines, hotels are taking notice and keeping up with the tide in their fitness centers. Below is a list to guide hotels on the latest workout offerings.

  1. HIIT and LIIT

High impact and low impact interval training are both popular workout styles that can be part of a traveler’s stay at your hotel. The first, HIIT, involves short bursts of intense burst of activity followed by moderate levels of recovery. The second, LIIT is a steady pace of moderate activity that typically forms a longer workout. Commercial gym equipment plays a large role. Cardio equipment like treadmills and elliptical as well as weights machines and free weights all contribute to an effective training session of either style.

& LIIT Training

  1. Group Exercise Classes

Hotels that have a dedicated space for group exercise with proper gym flooring, mats, free weights and accessories can keep up with yoga, Pilates and dance classes. A dedicated group cycling area is also a great way to keep consistency for hotel guests.

  1. Weight Training

Research continues to support the importance of weight training in preventing muscle loss as we age. Providing a variety of weight machines in your hotel gym with familiar name brands is a way for guests to stay on routine.

Free weights for strength training

  1. Hotel Gym – Room Service Style

Many large hotel chains are offering in room gym experiences. Treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and weights are now available in travelers own rooms. This affords privacy, comfort and the personal touch that so many hotels are looking to afford their guests. While spa amenities and healthy dining options have been a staple of room service in many hotels, it’s about time the hotel gym comes straight to the traveler.

  1. Personalized Technology

Commercial gym equipment now has so many smart tech advances. Travelers at hotel gyms can now sync their workouts by using wifi and apps so they can track progress while away from home. This also allows patrons to listen to music and watch content while they train.

Hotel Gyms with personalized technology

Travelers now have so many options for lodging. It is important to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to amenities. Health and fitness is part of the routine that guests do not want to compromise.