We’ve all heard it. It is very challenging to stay fit while on the road.
Many fitness experts claim that it’s easy.
All you need to do is “pack some apples, almonds and fat burner pills” and you are good to go. Even if the hotel room doesn’t have a kitchen you’ll be alright, as all you need is water to pop your pills, gulp a shake and eat your apple.
The issue here is that many business travelers are too busy to think about these things, and sometimes they rather have “nicer meals” without having to break their healthy diet routine.
Perhaps at home they’ll have a juicy grass-fed steak with some organic veggies, which means that a week away with just protein shakes and apples just does not cut it for them.
What If the restaurant at the hotel, or the room service offered some nice healthy options that go beyond the usual Cesar salad?
That would be something that many would definitely enjoy and embrace!
What about a place to train?
The regular tiny gyms that most hotels offer seem to be “Enough” for the average traveler who just needs a treadmill, stationary bicycle (or even weights that reach up to 50 lbs).
What about a proper gym where you have kettle bells, dumbbells, barbells and perhaps even yoga/zumba classes?
Well that could be a whole new story..
According to the Business Insider, there is a growing trend of hotels trying to cater for these health-conscious travelers. That can only be a great thing, as we are becoming both more MOBILE and HEALTHY.
As of this time, this growing trend is like any new trend..that is = Expensive!
No worries, as this market gets validated by expensive and boutique hotels, and more people opt for health and fitness hotels, this trend will become mainstream, and even cheaper and smaller hotels will have to get on this trend in order to survive.
A THIRD HIDDEN TREND?
Besides food and exercise, what else could health conscious travelers demand?
This is the ability to network and meet other like minded people.
We all know that going to the gym and having dinner (albeit healthy) is boring, and that is why the “hidden” trend will not just be for group exercises organized by hotels, but hotels will provide the facilities for guests to organize them themselves and even go on trips.
For example, if staying at a hotel on the weekend with no work activities planned, then the hotel would be able to encourage guests to go on hiking trips, running or cycling providing lists for guests to sign up ,and even if these are not “officially” organized by the hotels, they would make a world of a difference between guests staying in their rooms munching on pizza and watching Netflix and hanging out with other fitness enthusiasts while enjoying nature.
So next time you go on a semi-long business trip and decide to pack up your whole bottle of whey protein, fat burning supplements and nuts, consider “health hotels”.