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The Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno, Nev., has a rock climbing park with the world’s tallest artificial climbing wall and a 7,000-squarefoot indoor bouldering park.

From the fitness center at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, 47 floors up, you can get a 360-degree view of the city while you take Pilates, aqua walking and yoga classes.

The fitness center at the Ritz-Carlton Residences on Hawaii’s Waikiki Beach, designed by L.A.-based celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, boasts equipment for boxing, strength training and step-ups, plus the latest treadmills, elliptical machines, bikes and steppers (because Pasternak doesn’t want folks to get bored).

Some hotels offer workout inspiration in spades. But what if you’re somewhere more ordinary?

If you can, stick to your plan. “You should be already on a program that shouldn’t have to change because of your location,” says Pasternak, who’s had a hand in sculpting the likes of Kanye West, Natalie Portman and Katy Perry, among others.

Load up your phone or tablet with your favorite tunes or videos and jump on that treadmill. “I think entertaining yourself is key,” says Pasternak, who calls this “pre-programming.”

Can’t stand the gym? Strike out with your Fitbit and see the sights. “Have a step goal and hit it,” Pasternak urges. “Hotel fitness is not relegated to just the room designated for working out.” If the location isn’t walkable or the weather is foul, stay in and try walking lunges, planks and dips for a good strength workout. Pasternak also sometimes travels with TRX suspension straps that let him set up a mini gym in his room.


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