At Westin, we’re committed to empowering our guests to maintain their well-being on the road. And as the Global RunWESTIN Concierge, it’s my job to ensure that we are carrying through with this commitment and providing you with a variety of wellness options, from cutting-edge equipment in our WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studios to workout Gear Lending and our RunWESTIN™ program. These options are available at all of our locations, even when you’re enjoying leisure time at one of our resorts.
While our resort properties are equipped with ample tools and offerings needed to help you maintain your routine, I recognize that it may still be difficult to adjust to a new wellness regimen away from home.
With that in mind, here are a few suggestions for how to stay fit at Westin resorts while still finding time for leisure.
Heading into your vacation, plan out which activities you’d like to try at the resort as well as what aspects of your current fitness routine are realistic at your destination. For instance, if you’re used to running intervals on a track every Tuesday, but the Westin resort you’re headed to doesn’t have a track, consider restructuring your workout utilizing what the location does have to offer as opposed to what it does not.
For example, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa has its own three-mile closed running loop along their golf course which can be great for speedwork running or for a daily, leisurely stroll.
Contact the property you’re headed to ahead of time and ask to speak to their Run Concierge for more details on what fitness offerings are available.
Run Around Town
If you’re used to running on a treadmill or on a familiar trail or track, embarking for a run from one of our Westin resorts is a great way to continue your running regimen while seeing new sights.
All Westin properties offer RunWESTIN Running Maps, which detail scenic three- and five-mile running routes from the property. At our resorts, you can follow the maps to enjoy a beautiful run along the beach or into rural landscapes.
Additionally, many of our resorts have a local Run Concierge on staff who leads guided runs outside. If you’re typically a solitary runner, why not try something different and run with a local? Not only will you still log miles, you’ll also get an insider’s take on your surroundings.
It’s Okay to Miss a Day. Or Two.
All too often, I see athletes put a lot of pressure on themselves to never miss a day of working out, but what some of the best athletes in the world do better than most is allow time for proper recovery.
So, while the wellness offerings at our resorts enable you to not miss that workout, it’s okay to take a break and enjoy the other leisure offerings at the resort. Sunbathe on the private beach at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali, play a round of golf at The Westin Golf Resort & Spa Conchal, or relax by the fire at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Vail Valley.
Taking a brief break from your routine can have massive benefits, so if you’re feeling guilty about laying on the beach instead of running the three miles you had planned for, I’m here to tell you: it’s okay. Both your mind and body will thank you for it.
If you have any specific questions about the wellness offerings available at Westin resorts, please feel free to connect with me on Twitter at @RunWestin.