Stay in Shape: Guide to NYC Fitness Hotels

nycgo.com staff

For travelers attempting to keep to a regular schedule of workouts—or those who just want to avoid bringing home an extra few pounds as a souvenir from New York City—a number of NYC hotels offer enticing fitness programs. Visitors can enjoy classes at the City’s hippest and hottest studios, personal training and a range of locally inspired exercise activities. (Think super-high-energy cycling classes, rooftop-pool swimming—complete with city views—and even an in-room “training zone.”) For some of our favorite options, read on below.

Courtesy, Arlo Hotel

Arlo SoHo

About the hotel:
Arlo SoHo brings a new brand to exciting downtown Manhattan. Micro-size guest rooms are cleverly designed to deliver big on style and comfort. Near eclectic shops and nightlife, the hotel offers a variety of its own social spaces, including the Arlo Roof Top, a bar with river views; the Liquor Bar, which serves up delicious cocktails; and The Library, a common area where guests can relax by day or mix it up at night over board games.

Fitness:
Instead of a traditional fitness room, the hotel creates exercise programs through partnerships with local businesses. This summer, for example, Arlo SoHo hosts daily rooftop fitness classes in conjunction with Yoga Shanti and Surfset NYC, while nearby DogPound studio provides strength-training and boxing. Costs are minimal—as little as $10 per session—and the hotel earned a 2017 Shape Magazine Healthy Travel Award for best fitness program. The Arlo’s sister property in NoMad offers an equally appealing selection of wellness offerings.

Even Hotel Brooklyn. Courtesy, Intercontinental Hotel Group

Even Hotel Brooklyn

About the hotel:
Even Hotel answers the demand for wellness-focused travel. The brand takes the commitment to healthy living seriously: the hotel features the Cork & Kale Market and Bar, serving a menu of freshly prepared dishes that include heart-healthy and gluten-free options; and guests will find their balance with the hotel’s premium sleep system, complete with natural eucalyptus-fiber bedding.

Fitness:
The hotel’s on-site bi-level Athletic Studio, which is flooded with natural light, offers a variety of yoga and spin classes. Those more inclined to solo workouts, however, can take advantage of their accommodation’s in-room training zone, with a foam roller, yoga mat, yoga block, exercise ball and a fitness wall that features resistance bands. The brand has developed fitness videos for the property, and the chief wellness officer leads inspiring group runs to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Unique fitness options are also available at the EVEN Hotel Midtown East.

Courtesy, Luma Hotel

Luma Hotel Times Square

About the hotel:
Located between the bright lights of Times Square and the Parisian-style oasis of Bryant Park, this 130-room contemporary-chic hotel has just six rooms per floor, offering a boutique feel. Ortzi, the hotel’s all-day Basque restaurant, highlights Spanish hot pots, tapas, grilled meats and seafood by James Beard Award–winner and Iron Chef alum Jose Garces.

Fitness:
In addition to complimentary access to Blink Fitness (a national gym chain), guests can keep fit with the hotel’s in-room “Gym-In-A-Bag,” featuring resistance bands, ab wheels and an ergonomic push-up bar. Nearby Bryant Park offers a range of seasonal fitness programs, like tai chi, yoga and fencing, plus a year-round boot camp with cardio and strength-training exercises.

Courtesy, Parker New York.

Parker New York

About the hotel:
For a luxury stay in the City, Parker New York is a cool, classy and modern option near Central Park and fashionable Midtown shops. At the hotel you’ll find salons like Drybar, Tenoverten, Blushington and Skin Laundry, making Parker New York a haven for beauty and pampering. There are several dining options too—most notably the burger joint, a secretive spot whose entrance is hidden by a velvet curtain and where, as you might gather from its name, diners indulge in mouthwatering burgers.

Fitness:
After feasting on a blissful burger, guests might want to work off the calories at the hotel’s gravity fitness, a multilevel, 15,000-square-foot state-of-the-art gym with top-notch facilities, personal trainers and group classes. All are complimentary to hotel guests, who can take advantage of the cardio and strength-training equipment and locker rooms with steam and sauna capabilities. But the pièce de résistance is the indoor rooftop swimming pool, with its stunning views of Central Park.

Courtesy, Row NYC

Row NYC

About the hotel:
Located in the center of Times Square, the Row NYC offers guests a front row seat to everything—Broadway, fine dining and nightlife. Inside the hotel, City Kitchen, an indoor food market, offers a variety of vendors so that diners can savor a range of delectable culinary creations.

Fitness:
The Row’s 24 hour fitness center boasts top-of-the-line elliptical machines, treadmills, recumbent bikes and free weights. The hotel is also home to Cyc Fitness which combines indoor cycling with interactive performances. Hotel guests and locals can take 45-minute beat-based classes days and evenings. Sessions have specially curated theme nights and playlists. Cycologists—Cyc’s motivational instructors—provide instruction to build strength, stamina and muscles. Cycfitness.com offers downloadable apps to allow for easier sign-ups.


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