5 Hot Vacation Packages to Get Fit in the SunPosted on Feb 4th 2011 2:00PM by Karen Asp
Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
Hilton Hotels and Resorts
Where: Caribbean and Latin American destinations
The deal: Hilton wants to help you keep those New Year's resolutions. Through its Get Fit Resolution package, you get seven nights' accommodations, a personal trainer for the duration of your stay, fitness diary, healthy menu options, free fitness center access and a 50- to 60-minute relaxation massage. Rates (for double occupancy) range from $189 to $559 per night, depending on location.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
Where: Scottsdale, Ariz.
The deal: Feel like a world-class athlete when you sign up for the Triathlon Prep Package. (Even if you have no aspirations to compete in a triathlon, you're still welcome!) The package, which starts at $1,788, includes three nights' accommodations, a daily power breakfast, three days of training with Sanctuary's expert team (each day will focus on a different activity -- swimming, biking or running) with core training, nutritional evaluation and three different massages.
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
Where: Houston, Texas
The deal: Book the Girlfriends Getaway package ($305 per night) and you'll get a little pampering to ease those active muscles. Your one-night stay includes choice of manicure or pedicure, 50-minute facial or Swedish massage and complimentary glass of wine during spa treatments. Plus, you get unlimited access to the Houstonian Fitness Club, where you'll find a huge list of yoga, Pilates, cardio and dance classes.
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows
Where: Big Island of Hawaii
The deal: Why not head to the home of the Ironman to whip that body into tip-top shape? Through the Iron-Fit Program, you'll get use of a tri-road bike, personal trainer and sports massage every day. You can also take advantage of Mauna Lani's fitness center, its 25-meter lap pool, a private beach for ocean swimming and nearby roads for cycling. Nightly rates start at $700, and a three-night minimum is required.
Red Mountain Resort & Spa
Where: St. George, Utah
The deal: If you're seeking warmth, look no further than this desert wellness spa, which is hosting a Fitness Bootcamp package that starts at $299 per person/per night (double occupancy). The seven-day program features daily guided morning hikes, three daily nutritious meals, unlimited fitness classes, healthy life classes, personal discovery activities, specialty boot camp classes, heart rate workshop (with a heart rate monitor you keep), 50-minute personal training session, and 50-minute Red Rockhikers massage. Dates for 2011 boot camps are March 20-27, May 15-22, June 19-26, September 18-25 and November 13-20.