Working Out on Vacation: Top All-Inclusive Resorts for Gym Junkies

Working out on vacation is a must for those who want to stay fit and feel good while enjoying a relaxing time in the most beautiful destinations in the world.


At SVH Travel, we know it’s getting harder to come up with a reason to skip gym time when you’re away on vacation. The top all-inclusive resorts have designed some incredibly beautiful gyms to work out. You not only have all the necessary machines and work out spaces you are accustomed to at your 24-hour fitness clubs at home – you can enjoy amazing views and elegant style.

It’s true that the cheaper resorts offer a small section of cardio based machines like treadmills and cycling.  That’s why we love what the all-inclusive resorts offer fitness enthusiasts and gym junkies. Today’s top notch hotel gyms have everything you need to get your sweat on: weights, squat racks, benches, fitness classes, spinning and more.

Here is our list of the top all-inclusive resorts perfect for working out on vacation:


Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Life Fitness Center

Known for its white sand beach and its dreamy setting by the Mayan jungle of the Caribbean Coast, Grand Velas Riviera Maya is a premier luxury all-inclusive resort in the Yucatan. The resort’s Life Fitness Center will live up to your luxury gym expectations. It is outfitted with state-of-the-art cardio stations, complete with climbers, cross trainers, treadmills and bikes, as well as weight training stations. Furthermore, you can super energize your vacation with Zumba, Pilates, tai chi and yoga classes.


Hard Rock Riviera Maya

Body Rock Fitness Center

This famous luxury all-inclusive resort brand always aims to make you feel like a rock star from its luxurious suites, fantastic restaurants and great amenities. Their Hard Rock Riviera Maya’s state-of-the-art workout facility, the Body Rock Fitness Center, is for adult guests and fully packed with top-of-the-line machines. It also has a relaxing view. The cardio area overlooks the columns around a sparkling pool. You don’t have to miss out on yoga, either. Classes take place before breathtaking sea views, so you can relax as you see waves crash along the rocks under a shady gazebo.  The Body Rock Fitness Center also features outdoor fitness spaces, a fun “jungle” of state-of-the-art fitness equipment and a rock climbing wall.


Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda 

Located in a small yet stunning bay, the Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda is considered one of the best luxury hotels in Riviera Maya. It boasts the most swim-up suites of any resort in Mexico. It’s also famous for its signature Family Concierge Suites, featuring personalized service for families. Its gym is perfect for getting a workout in — a state-of-the-art work out! The beautifully designed gym features Nautilus equipment with complimentary Pilates, yoga, and aerobics classes.


Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe

U-Spa Wellness and Fitness Center

Set on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mayan Riviera, the Barceló Maya Palace Deluxe is an all-inclusive resort with beauty, style and service.  It’s also the perfect place for working out on vacation. The new U-Spa Wellness and Fitness Center features more than 32,000 ft² dedicated to the care of the mind and body. It features the most advanced equipment for warm-ups, cardiovascular exercises, cooling down, stretching and strengthening machines. Find everything from treadmills, stationary bikes and weights. There are two spacious rooms for spinning and yoga. This modern fitness center is located within the U-Spa facilities, with a schedule for programmed fitness classes.


Secrets The Vine

This chic, contemporary adults only resort is a dream escape, framed by Caribbean waters and powder-white beaches. You can enjoy that view to its fullest even while working out on vacation. The spinning room is on the 12th floor where you will ride in a room featuring wide glass windows overlooking the turquoise sea. You can burn calories on your choice of cardio machines as you look out onto the view from the resort’s glass walls. The gym is definitely fitness luxury at its best thanks to its excellent equipment quality and selection. There are special touches as well; attendants offer cool eucalyptus scented moist towels and chlorophyll water.   


Iberostar Grand Bavaro

Overlooking Bávaro beach from Punta Cana’s popular resort area, Iberostar’s Bávaro de Punta Cana Beach is by far one of the best all-inclusive resorts and adults only hotels in the Dominican Republic.  The Grand Bavaro has an excellent fitness center perfect for working out on vacation. There’s a wide array of new gym equipment that classify it as a luxury gym experience. You’ll find knowledgeable instructors that teach an exciting array of classes throughout the day, both morning and late afternoon, to suit a variety of guest’s schedules.


Iberostar Grand Paraiso Maya

The Grand Paraiso Maya is another Iberostar all-inclusive resort property with an amazing fitness center to look experience while working out on vacation. The new facility recently added two new types of exercise rooms. One new room is dedicated yoga and Pilates. There, a wall of windows opposite a wall of mirrors allows guests to have a “view” of the gardens while working out in quiet air conditioned serenity. The other room is specially designed for TRX and strength training classes. At the Grand Paraiso Maya’s fitness center you’ll find fitness instructors who speak several languages and skilled in teaching various sweat inducing classes.   

If you love working out on vacation, there are excellent fitness centers just waiting for you at some of the top all-inclusive resorts we love.  These amazing properties are a major plus for dedicated gym junkies, complete with picturesque backdrops for keeping fit. Even better, these gyms can motivate you to run that extra mile on the treadmill! The best part is, once you are done you can truly feel great indulging in first-class spa services and dining at excellent restaurants on each property –  a well-deserved reward for all your hard work.


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