FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. >> It’s one thing when hotels open fitness centers, but quite another when fitness centers open hotels. Workout classes on paddle boards were among fitness options offered during Wanderlust Squaw Valley 2017 in North Lake Tahoe, Calif., one many travel options that concentrate on good health. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. >> It’s one thing when hotels open fitness centers, but quite another when fitness centers open hotels. The deluxe gym Equinox is opening a hotel Isometric Exercises Equipment in New York’s new Hudson Yards neighborhood next year in a move that embodies the evolution of wellness travel. Most hotels have beefed up fitness options — you can book rooms with stationary bikes and rent workout clothes — but wellness travel has become much more than just keeping fit while on the road. Increasingly it’s become the point of the Strength Training For Triathletes journey. And it’s bringing in big dollars. Whether it’s foraging for your own medicinal herbs in Peru, cycling across the California coastline or spending several thousand dollars to workout alongside celeb trainer Tracy Anderson in Aspen, Colo., wellness tourists made 691 million trips in 2015, according to the Global Wellness Institute.
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