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Fitness on the Run: Exercise at Kelowna Hotels to San Fran Airports

February 26, 2014

Brent Leroy from Corner Gas
Stretch your legs and relax with a yoga session at the airport or at Kelowna hotels on your next journey to the Okanagan.

by Natalie Appleton

Staying fit far from home is getting easier and easier. Hotels in Kelowna and around the world, as well as airports, are making fitness accessible and even luxurious.


At the Airport

A new website called helps travellers get more information about fitness centres in and near airports. In addition to the location of the gym as well as its facilities, site listings include information about the cost, hours of operations and a map so you can find your way around the terminal.

If you’re on your way to Kelowna hotels and you have a layover in Vancouver, the Absolute Spa at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel lets you swim laps or do yoga without leaving the building.

If you have a stop at the San Francisco International Airport, be sure to take advantage of the free yoga room to stretch those legs before a long-haul flight.


At the hotel

Many hotels offer great fitness centres with everything you need to start or end your day with an energizing workout. When you’re searching for Kelowna hotels with a fitness centre, here are some things you’ll want to find out:


  • What are the hours of operation? Make sure that the facilities are available if you want to stick with your early morning routine.
  • What kinds of equipment do they have? Many hotel websites will list the equipment they have available. Standard equipment usually includes exercise bikes, treadmills, weight machines and exercise mats.
  • Is there a pool to extend your workout in the water, or a hot tub or sauna to relax in when it’s over? And what time are they open until?


Keeping up your fitness routine on the road is easier when you know you have the facilities you need at your convenience.

Hotel wellness has become such a hot trend that fitness centres have become a reason to stay at some hotels, such as the Ritz Carlton Boston Common, which features a full-sized basketball court as well as yoga and boxing studios in its 100,000 square feet fitness centre.

Have some extra time in your schedule to take your workout outdoors? Enjoy Okanagan’s views and suns with some of the winter activities highlighted in our post Winter Activities for the Whole Family.


When you’re looking for a place to stay in Kelowna that offers a convenient fitness centre as well as a spa, hot tub, heated mineral pool and more, visit the BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotel & Suites. Book your room today.


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