Sunday, May 9, 2010

Around The Mouse Fitness - Resort Fitness Centers

Nothing can sabotage a fitness program or regimen like going on a vacation. Between the incredible food, being immersed in the escape from reality and tight schedules, fitness can be put on the back burner for a while. But it doesn't have to be that way! Especially when you consider the array of awesome outdoor and indoor activities offered around Walt Disney World.

Mickey needs some work on his deadlift form.

In this first article in the Around The Mouse Fitness series, we'll start off with some basic options for keeping active while at WDW. One of the best ways to do so is to visit the closest resort Fitness Center. Not all resorts have one, but many do, and they are all of high quality (although some are relatively small). Cutting edge equipment from some of the biggest names in the industry (Life Fitness, Cybex) help make the experience feel top-notch. And remember, a little resistance training can go a long way to increasing your metabolism, and therefore your calorie burn - even at rest. Combine that with some aerobic training to get your heart rate up and it can help you greatly in staying fit in the middle of a vacation*.

Of course, if you stay at these resorts, usage of the fitness center is complimentary. If you're not staying, the fee is $12.00 (subject to availability). The fitness centers are also complimentary for the day if you purchase a spa treatment. Resorts that offer their own fitness centers:

Animal Kingdom Lodge: Zahanati Fitness Center

Boardwalk Inn: Muscles & Bustles Health Club

Coronado Springs Resort: La Vida Fitness Center

La Vida Fitness Center

Contemporary Resort: Olympiad Fitness Center

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: Disney’s Grand Floridian Spa & Health Club

Old Key West Resort: R.E.S.T. Exercise Room

Polynesian Resort: Disney’s Grand Floridian Spa & Health Club

Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa: Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa Fitness Center

Wilderness Lodge and Villas: Sturdy Branches Health Club

Disney's Yacht & Beach Club: Ship Shape Health Club

Ship Shape Health Club

Of course, fitness centers aren't the only way to be active at WDW - there are literally countless ways to get moving and get your heart rate up a little. In upcoming articles of Around The Mouse Fitness, we'll go over many of those options in detail.

*Of course, if you have any health issues, check with a doctor before beginning any workout program.


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