How important is fitness on vacation? While a Walt Disney World Resort vacation always includes a huge amount of walking, many Guests want to stick with their typical fitness routines. And that means hitting the fitness room, even on vacation. In addition to many jogging and walking trails throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, the majority of Disney deluxe resorts offer state of the art fitness facilities right on site. Many are open 24 hours a day, leaving plenty of time to burn off the calories from the extra turkey legs and Dole Whips! If a fitness room is a must-have for you and your traveling companions, consider the following Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge:
In addition to a full service spa, the Zahanati Fitness Center features modern equipment and unlimited use of the center is included for Lodge Guests.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas:
Located in Kidnani Villas, the Survival of the Fittest Fitness Center is open 24 hours a day and Guests can access the facility using their MagicBands.
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Villas:
Looking to flex your muscles? Muscles & Bustles Health Club is the place to be, with plenty of strength training and cardio equipment available to Guests.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort:
The Olympiad Fitness Center is on the third floor of the resort. Admission is complimentary for resort Guests as well as Guests staying in the adjacent Bay Lake Tower.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa:
Available to all Guests of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort as well, the Fitness Center is a secondary attraction here. The Grand Floridian Resort is also home to Senses—A Disney Spa. The Polynesian Village Resort is the only deluxe resort without its own facility.
Disney’s Old Key West Resort:
R.E.S.T Exercise Room caters to the sportiest Guests.
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa:
If staying fit on your trip is a priority, The Health Club at the Spa is one of the largest on Disney property. And to ease those sore muscles, Senses—A Disney Spa is on site as well.
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Villas:
The Sturdy Branches Health Club caters to lodge and villas Guests. The facility boasts strength training and cardio equipment and saunas to boot. Plus, the name is super-cute!
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club and Villas:
If you are looking to stay in shape on your vacation, Ship Shape Health Club will surely float your boat!
Looking for a resort with a fitness center that won’t break the bank? Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is the only moderately priced resort to offer workout facilities. La Vida Fitness Center is a state of the art facility and sports all of the typical exercise equipment in their 3000 square feet club.
DIStracted Tips for Fitness on Vacation:
Guests 14 and up can burn unwanted calories or build muscle at their resort hotel’s fitness center. However, Guests 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Unfortunately, you may have to time your workouts to your young teen’s schedule. All centers are open 24 hours a day, but are only staffed by Cast Members at certain times during the day. Check with the front desk for a schedule if you require assistance. Access the centers any time by using your MagicBand. Lockers are available and recommended for storing belongings safely.