As expected, you'll find first-rate facilities at all of our luxury spa hotels. Often, these will include a modern and well-equipped gym or fitness suite, so you can combine spa pampering with a sweaty session of cardio and strength training. In this guide, we take a closer look at what you can expect to find at a luxury spa gym and highlight a few of our favourites that you might like to try.
What to expect at a spa gym
The spa’s gym or fitness suite is a dedicated room or series of rooms with a selection of exercise equipment and spaces devoted to working out. Inside the gym, you will find a variety of state-of-the-art adjustable equipment from leading makers, such as Technogym, so you can tailor your own workout. Typical gym equipment includes static bikes, treadmills, rowing machines, and cross-trainers.
Additionally, spa gyms usually include free weights of various sizes that you can incorporate into your workout, and separate areas with mats where you can stretch. You might also find a selection of exercise classes on offer, such as Pilates, spinning (fun group sessions on a static bike), Zumba and (non-contact) combat-based sessions. Some of our packages, such as those offered by the Champneys group of luxury spas include access to a wide range of classes, so you can pick your favourite or try something new.
Spa gyms will have staff on hand to help you, whether you’re unsure of how to use a piece of equipment or need some guidance on your fitness regime. At some spa gyms, you can even book a session with a personal trainer who can help you to reach your personal goals. Of course, it is important to always listen to your body, especially if you’re new to exercise, as you might risk injury. Always include a warm-up and cool-down session and stay hydrated. Also, if you plan to use the spa’s gym, make sure you pack suitable workout gear, including proper footwear.
One of the great advantages of a spa gym is that you have access to a range of complementary facilities and services that can help you get the most from your fitness session. At all of our 5 star spa hotels, you’ll find the very best treatments and leisure facilities, in addition to state-of-the-art gyms, so you can take your relaxation and fitness to the next level.
Depending on the spa and package you choose, you may have the option of a deep tissue massage that can aid recovery and address any aches and pains. Many gym-goers also enjoy a post-workout session in a sauna or steam room or the spa’s other thermal facilities, which harness the wellness benefits of extreme heat and cold to soothe muscles and reduce tension. Most of our luxury spas also feature a fabulous swimming pool for continuing your workout or for a gentle cooldown. Optional add-on services may include a sports massage that can address more specific issues.
Our favourite luxury spas with gyms
Most of our packages include full or limited access to the spa’s leisure facilities, including the gym. If you would like to incorporate some fitness time into your luxury spa experience, here are just a few of our favourite four and five-star venues that feature a superb gym.
The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel, Manchester: This five-star luxury spa hotel boasts a fantastic city centre location. Enjoy pampering treatments and access to the extensive leisure facilities. These include a Technogym-designed fitness space with up-to-date equipment, weights, and professional trainers on hand to provide guidance. Prices start from £69. Book now.
Cottonmill Spa at Sopwell House, St Albans, Hertfordshire: Another five-star favourite, this luxury spa hotel is set amid beautiful grounds and offers truly impressive facilities across the Cottonmill spa and The Club at Cottonmill private members’ area. All guests can enjoy some strength or cardio work in the gym, which features Technogym ‘Artis’ equipment and lovely views across the grounds. Prices start from £80. Book now.
Rena Spa at Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul's, Greater London: Boasting an excellent central location close to the Thames and public transport links, this luxury spa hotel features a great range of leisure facilities. The state-of-the-art fitness suite offers treadmills, bikes, cross-trainers, and rowing machines, plus other resistance and cardio equipment for an all-round workout. Prices start from £90. Book now.
Holmer Park Health Club and Spa, Cleeve Orchard, Herefordshire: This luxury spa is a real find in the Hertfordshire countryside. Alongside pampering treatments and leisure facilities, you can enjoy getting sweaty in the state-of-the-art gym. Catering to all fitness levels, the gym features cardio and resistance areas, a stretch zone and a circuit area. There is also a spinning studio and a programme of exercise classes. Prices start from £60. Book now.
As well as our luxury venues, many of our other superb spas feature onsite gyms and fitness studios. These include the popular Bannatyne health clubs, which are renowned for their excellent leisure facilities. We feature packages at lots of Bannatyne properties across the country, so you can enjoy the ultimate spa and fitness experience at a place and time that best suits your needs. Prices start from £45. Book now.
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