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Sweat It Out: Staying Fit on the Road

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Sometimes you just need to sweat it out, especially when you're on the road for business and don't want to lose your fit physique. So whether you're looking for a traditional sauna session to kick your jet-lag or a hard-core spin class at the gym, there are plenty of places to sweat it out and stay fit around the globe, including many gyms that sell day passes for out of town visitors.
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Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 9-11, 1146 Hungary
It's an unforgettable experience: Getting up at the crack of dawn in mid-winter, walking through the large municipal park on the Pest side of town, checking in to the Széchenyi Thermal Bath (mostly with Hungarian pensioners because tourists...
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The famous ocean pool at Bondi Beach has been luring swimmers since 1929. Today, a dip and visit to the sauna costs $6.50. A bistro serves post-swim refreshments. 1 Notts Ave., Bondi Beach, 61/(0) 2-9130-4804. This appeared in the August/September...
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Edeforsvägen 2A, 960 24 Harads, Sweden

Five futuristic tree houses, from the Bird’s Nest to a full-size UFO, were built with minimal impact on the Lule River Valley. The newest tree room, Mirrorcube, has reflective glass walls that disappear into the pines. After a meal of local elk or...

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South Korea, Seoul, Jongno-gu, Gahoe-dong, 계동길 49-23
Travelers looking for a rich cultural experience should book a room at a hanok, or traditional Korean home. One of the best, Rak Ko Jae, has fancy touches such as jade floors and a mud sauna. Guests can perform a tea ceremony and make their own...
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Karlsgatan 15, 00510 Helsingfors, Finland
Founded in 1929 and located in the bohemian Kallio section of Helsinki, Arla offers drinks, snacks, and the traditional Finnish healing technique knowing as "cupping." The tiled sauna rooms feel far more traditional than fancy, with casual and...
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3, 2 Khao Rd, Khwaeng Wachira Phayaban, Khet Dusit, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10300, Thailand
For a traditional Thai athletic experience, go to the first professionally equipped, luxury Muay Thai gym in Bangkok. Sessions at Siam's state-of-the-art workout space take a holistic approach to fitness by focusing on well-being, and cultural...
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Sea Point Promenade, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
Almost any time of day, the Sea Point Promenade is filled with walkers and joggers, many of them residents from the apartments nearby. Though named after Sea Point, the best known of the areas the walkway fronts, the three-mile promenade begins in...
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400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA
Many temptations are under one roof at Langham Place, an elegant AFAR Collection member with a prime Fifth Avenue address. This polished hotel bucks the trend of tiny Midtown hotel rooms with spaces that begin at 420 square feet and stretch up to...
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6780 Roswell Rd NE Studio D100, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, USA
Sky Gym is unlike any other gym around, offering aerial dance and yoga classes held in Cirque de Soleil–style aerial silks. Introductory classes are $19 but once you’ve learned the basics, the drop-in rate is $29 per class. You can also stop by...
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1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291, USA
The mecca of bodybuilding in the United States is Venice Beach, California. Venice Beach is the place where Gold's Gym was founded, and the epicenter of it all is here at Muscle Beach. Just steps from the sand you will find an amazing outdoor gym...
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Commerce Court West, 199 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5L 1E2, Canada
I like to stay fit, watch what I eat and maintain my figure, but i'm by no means a fitness buff. There are aspects of workout routines that I enjoy, but on the whole its mostly a chore, something I feel like I HAVE to do rather than WANT to do....
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8058 Zürich-Flughafen, Switzerland
This is a very nice gym with a little spa right at the Zurich airport. You have to pass security and passport control. But it is a short walk. Just follow the signs to the Radison Blu. Costs $40 for two hours for workout, steam, sauna and shower....
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101 Montelago Blvd, Henderson, NV 89011, USA
Paddle to the Core has introduced Lake Las Vegas (via Westin's beach) to the Hollywood hit workout, standup paddle boarding (SUP). Owner Kathy Holesapple tirelessly creates new ways to get new (sign up for a beginner lesson) and avid...