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Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Fitness Centers


Aerial Yoga

Aerial Yoga – Photo by Fairmont

I recently stayed at the gorgeous Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale Arizona and must explain how great the property’s fitness centers were.

There are two fitness centers: one within the spa (more about the spa in a future post) and one near the lobby.

Fitness Center at Well & Being Spa

For customers scheduled for spa treatments, the state-of-the-art fitness center located within the spa premises is complimentary. For non-customers, the spa access fee to the facilities is $55.

Well & Being Spa offers an array of fitness classes and personal training regiments to suit every guest. From yoga (aerial and standard) Pilates and Zumba, ideal for all guests, to more advanced classes like Boot Camp, body sculpting, Krank Fusion and TRX, the schedule of classes is varied enough for beginners to experts. I enjoyed an open-level yoga class that was wonderful.

Fitness Activities and Class Schedules

The fitness center at the spa is open from 6AM to 8PM.

Fairmont Fitness Center

24-hour access to the hotel’s fitness center is included in the $29/day resort fee charged to hotel guests. I visited this gym at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess twice and liked the space and the equipment both times.

Address: 7575 E Princess Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Phone: (480) 585-4848.

For guests who want to keep healthy on their stay in Scottsdale, the Fairmont Princess has two solid fitness center options.

Happy travels,


Hyatt Regency Orlando State-of-the-Art StayFit Gym

Photo Credit Hyatt Corporation

Photo Credit Hyatt Corporation

As a busy travel industry executive, I stay in my share of hotels every year, up to 75% of the time, as a matter-of-fact. While I try to visit hotel fitness centers on most trips, this year, I vowed to go to the hotel gym once for every night I spend in a property.

Most hotel gyms I visit offer what I consider a sub-par experience, oftentimes with little more than a few cardio equipment, mismatched free weights and outdated weight machines. This is not the case at the Hyatt Regency Orlando near the convention center. The StayFit™ Gym at this luxurious Orlando hotel is truly state-of-the-art.

The fitness center, overlooking the Grotto Pool, is available to hotel guests 24 hours each day and features multiple rooms based on the type of exercise guests prefer:

  • Studio for group classes
  • Spinning room
  • Two cardio studios
  • Core training room
  • Weight room with over 50 pieces of Cybex Eagle equipment

Access to the fitness center and all classes are complimentary to hotel guests. A copy of the weekly fitness class schedule can be provided by the spa staff upon request. Here is the schedule that was emailed to me by the Spa Director during my stay.

The fitness center offers easy access to The Spa for gym buffs with time to luxuriate with a spa service.

During the summer this year, while guests are getting in a workout in the fitness center, their kids can learn how to swim like mermaids at the Grotto Pool. The Mermaid Academy provides an opportunity for children of all ages to play and swim with a vibrant mermaid tail or shark fin. The classes are available Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Grotto Pool at 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. for a cost of $30 per child. There are even mermaid tails available for purchase so kids can continue their mermaid experience at home.

Have you been to this hotel gym? What are some of your favorites in the U.S.A.? Please share in the comments section.

9801 International Drive, Orlando, Florida, USA, 32819. Tel: +1 407 284 1234.

Safe travels,