Who doesn’t love to indulge when traveling? After all, food is the universal language, right? Sharing a meal can erase nearly all barriers. Sadly, it can also erase much of the hard work you’ve done in the gym. It seems hotels are catching on to our desire to indulge while traveling without straying too far off our path to wellness.
In a recent survey commissioned by Omni Hotels, seven in ten respondents admited to having gained weight while traveling – even, when making extra effort to maintain healthy dietary habits while away. According to a similar survey previously commissioned, about 26 percent of respondents wished their hotel would help by partnering with nearby yoga studios or fitness centers.
Slowly, but surely, hotels are making strides to bring wellness amenities to their guests. Starwood hotels now offer New Balance® shoes and clothing for you to use during your stay at the reasonably rate of just $5.00 a day. Known for going that extra mile, Four Seasons properties feature some truly unique, “whole-body” wellness programs. Fore example; Four Seasons Westlake Village boasts registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, and mouthwatering eats from the Wellness Kitchen.
Omni’s Nashville Hotel recently announced its Mokara Wellness program. Downtown Nashville’s only full-service spa is providing complimentary personal training and group fitness classes. Guests can participate in everything from low-impact exercises and high-intensity workouts to yoga and aerobics. A rejuvenating selections of healthy food items is also available from its spa menus.
Nashville joins several other Omni hotel properties that offer an array of wellness services. Packing a healthy outlook – and your yoga pants – can go a long way towards keeping you on a path to wellness while you explore new roads.
That said, I still want my pillow chocolate, thank-you-very-much!