Fit TravelFit Travel: New York’s Top 3 Fitness-Friendly Hotels
You won't have to feel guilty about chowing down on New York-style pizza and cheesecake thanks to these hotels that make it convenient to burn off those extra calories. Here’s where to stay when you want to stay in shape.
The Affinia Dumont is nestled in midtown east, just a few blocks away from the Empire State Building, and offers easy access to some of Murray Hill’s best restaurants (Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is within walking distance). It’s also convenient to the East River, where you can follow a jogging path south to the seaport.
Best Fitness Features: Cycle around New York’s biggest landmarks on one of the Affinia Dumont’s complimentary Republic Bikes. The bikes come with a helmet, lock, basket, map of popular routes, and a list of available parking. If you’d rather see the city on foot, request The Walking Tour Kit to be delivered to your door. It comes with an iPod loaded with a walking tour and workout playlist, a walking tour guidebook, a map, pedometer, and towel. You can also check out the on-site, 24-hour gym, but you might want to squeeze in a workout session right in your own room: Affina Hotels offer complimentary StayFit Kits including yoga mats, workout DVDs, and ankle and wrist weights.
Healthy Eats: Many of the rooms have kitchens so you can cook up your own healthy meals. The hotel also works with local nutritionists that offer customized programs, such as guided grocery-shopping excursions, personalized diet plans, and cleanses.