July 29, 2018
World-class fitness centres can be found tucked away in the national capital’s hotels.
No need to feel guilty while you indulge in Canberra’s local cuisine, exceptional coffee and cool climate wines. In between your explorations, stay fit with your hotel’s gym facilities or pool.
The Crowne Plaza Canberra has a range of fitness options to keep you motivated – from the well-equipped gym, outdoor 20-metre pool (open during the warmer months), sauna, 7am yoga classes, or a bootcamp class under the green canopy of Glebe Park. Fancy an exploration of the local area or Lake Burley Griffin? Hire a bike from the concierge.
Right in the heart of the city, the Novotel Canberra’s newly renovated indoor swimming pool is a rather enticing option to perfect your freestyle stroke. In addition to the Novotel’s well-equipped gymnasium, spa and sauna, you can also use the in-room yoga channel to find your Zen. Healthy meal options complete the package.
You won’t be judged for not wanting to leave your hotel during your stay at the revamped Brassey Hotel. The Hale Gym + Spa is an exceptional facility with leading-edge gym amenities, including training, Technogym equipment, weights, and a customised app. Sign up for casual classes of Pilates, barre, yoga, spin and boxing.
For a holistic approach to your body’s health, head to the other side of Hale for a spa experience like no other. Ease your muscles in the segregated female and male steam rooms and saunas, or plunge into the pool where you’ll feel transported to another dimension. Or book in for a therapeutic massage. This is a complete wellness destination.
At the welcoming Hotel Realm, join the team that knows how to train hard at Evo Health Club. Use the Technogym digital fitness equipment, access the Kinesis training method, or try a group class in spin or boxing. To aid your recovery, Evo also features a sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy spa, and a 25-metre indoor elite pool. Bring along your swimming cap to use the pool.
Close to all the cafes, restaurants and boutiques of Braddon, Pacific Suites Canberra boasts an impressive 25-metre outdoor pool – the perfect location to boost your fitness during the warm summer months. Indoors, you can take your pick of weights or cardio on the cross-trainers or multi-function resistance trainer in the gym.
A five-star stay deserves a five-star fitness experience. At the Hyatt Hotel Canberra – a heritage hotel with a proud history – you can visit the Clubhouse for a fully equipped gym, personal trainers, spa, sauna or some aqua aerobics in the indoor pool. Get your cardio hit on the treadmills, steppers, rowers, bikes or cross-trainers. Sooth those muscles with a few laps in the 15-metre edgeless heated pool.
Whether you’re in town for business or leisure, you can be assured a strong workout at Canberra’s impressive airport hotel, Vibe Hotel. The bright and welcoming gym features weights, modern fitness equipment and yoga mats.
Many of Canberra’s hotels feature inviting indoor, and some outdoor, pools. There are quite a few properties that also offer bike hire, tennis courts and spas. Talk the friendly team at the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre to find just the right fit for your fitness needs.