First things first, Happy New Year from everyone here at Access, we all hope you’ve had a fantastic winter break with your chosen loved ones! So, now that you know what day of the week it is – lets address the topic that’s on everyone’s lips this time of year – you’ve guessed it, the dreaded and infamous ‘New Year Resolution’. Now, if you can believe the statistics, the top 2 resolutions are to exercise more and lose weight/tone up. So, if you’re one of the many that perhaps over-indulged on the many delicious Christmas treats on offer over the festive season, fear thee not! We’re here to help make your resolution friendly hotel decision that little bit easier.
We all know that unless you’ve got Jedi-like will power, sticking to your fitness goals while on the road is a non-starter. Travelling is often about splurging, letting loose, and treating yo’self. So, we’ve hand-picked a great selection of hotels in the UK with the best gyms, helping you to stick to your New Year’s resolutions while you’re away from home (because we’re nice like that)!
St Martin’s Lane
With stunning, innovative design located within London’s Covent Garden, St Martin’s Lane boasts stylish guest rooms created by Philippe Starck. Most importantly, you can exercise in the largest hotel gym in Europe! Gymbox at St Martin’s Lane is complete with laser-lit dance studios, an Olympic-sized boxing ring, DJs, and a huge range of equipment. There is also complimentary gym kit laundry and free bicycle rental from the hotel.
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
Located in the heart of Birmingham, The Hyatt Regency sits beside the world renowned Symphony Hall. It’s fitness centre which is conveniently located in the Amala Spa and Club, is packed with the latest in weight-training equipment, cardiovascular machines and a even separate running zone. The Hyatt Regency also has a heated indoor pool, allowing you to make the most of your workout; you could even chill out afterwards in the cold plunge pool.
Bristol Harbour Hotel
Staying at Bristol Harbour Hotel is a sound investment: the hotel occupies what was once the Lloyds and Midland bank HQ, in the historic city centre. You’ve probably never swum in a bank before, but now’s your chance: the spa has not not only a lap pool but a hydrotherapy pool too! Offering the ultimate urban escape, their top-notch gym, is packed to the brim with the latest equipment (including a punchbag); and is located in the original bank vault! We promise we won’t lock you in!
Park Plaza Cardiff
The Laguna Gym at the Park Plaza Cardiff, is a superbly equipped, air-conditioned, two storey gym comprising of state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. It’s also the first UK gym to offer the brand new Matrix 3XE series with all-new treadmills, elliptical, bikes and step mills. The 20-meter UV filtered pool, steam room, steam room and spa pool ensure your fitness training is complemented by a relaxing experience to help you unwind.
Radisson Blu Edinburgh
Located in the lively Royal Mile, this beautiful 16th century building hosts a first-class modern health and fitness centre. Inside the Radission Blu Edinburgh you’ll find an indoor heated swimming pool, a spacious steam room and sauna and a state-of-the-art, fully equipped gym. The Radisson’s gym is equipped with everything you’ll need for your resolution work-out routine, from the latest cardiovascular equipment to resistance and weight training.
Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel
If you’re looking for a hotel with an amazing spot for a morning run, the superbly located Mecure Leeds Parkway Hotel is just what you need; it’s surrounded by a whopping 130 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens. However, if you also want access to a fully-equipped gym, the Feel Good Health Club is hard to beat, with Matrix cardiovascular machines, resistance equipment and plenty of free weights! Plus, not forgetting the stunning swimming pool, undoubtedly the most picturesque gym you’ll find in Leeds!
Set in the beautiful Surrey countryside, the Nutfield Priory hotel is ideally located; being only 8 miles from Gatwick Airport and 20 miles from London – that’s what we call convenience without being in the hussle and bussle of the city! This hotel has no limits with its fitness facilities, including state-of-the-art gym equipment, swimming pool, functional training zone, outdoor training zone and squash courts! This one is sure to keep you in peak fitness away from home!
Hilton Manchester Deansgate
Set in the iconic Beetham Tower, Hilton Manchester Deansgate features a luxury spa and a picturesque full equipped fitness centre, with floor-to-ceiling windows and impressive city views. Go from strength to strength with a wide range of variety of weights, cardiovascular and resistance fitness equipment. But the real persuader is the 20-metre indoor pool, complete with underwater viewing panels and is perfect for both working out and chilling out.
Grange St Pauls
Sat right beside St Paul’s Cathedral in London’s business district, the 5 star Grange St Pauls Hotel has a superb health and fitness club. They offer an extensive range of fitness and exercise services with specialist studio classes, a fully equipped gymnasium with a dedicated free weights area, and a revolutionary Power Plate machine that ensures that you get maximum results from your workout!
With over 30 properties to choose from, Village Hotels have set the bar high for a consistent health experience! Whichever hotel you visit, you’ll find top-notch cardio and resistance equipment, and not forgetting you also get a fabulous swimming pool, whirlpool spa, sauna and steam room! There’s also 24 hour access in selected hotels! So whether you’re pumping iron, pounding the treadmill or just steaming away the tensions of the day, you’ll love the facilities at any of the Village Hotels.
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