Planning Your Vacation
Exclusive Tips to Customize a Visit for the Fitness Fanatic
After seeing the success of another opulent Mardi Gras season, you may be wondering how you can plan a trip to New Orleans and still maintain your fitness goals. The good news is that each spring, the city’s iconic background and idyllic weather set the perfect stage for those looking to ramp-up their fitness momentum. Here are our top four ways to create an exclusive fit-focused vacation.
1. Run the Race
Seasonal races and marathons can be the perfect guilt-free excuse for planning a trip to the New Orleans. The Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10K celebrates its 37th anniversary on Saturday, April 4, 2015. The race begins in Downtown at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, travels through the French Quarter and up Esplanade Avenue to New Orleans City Park.
“Road races can often take a while to gain popularity, but that’s not the case in New Orleans. While our residents are devoted to the local races and marathons, a large percentage of participants are from outside Louisiana,” said Thea Wall, Windsor Court Director of Revenue Management and Business Development. “As New Orleans continues to draw tourists to experience these events, Windsor Court embraces the trend. Our premier health and wellness facilities are the perfect complement for our fitness-focused guests.”
2. Hit the Gym
The premium fitness center at Windsor Court is a great indoor option for anyone looking to maintain regular workouts, whether traveling for business or pleasure. Gaze upon the tranquil rooftop pool as you work out with top-of-the-line Precor cardio and weight machines. Feel truly pampered with personal video monitors on the cardio equipment, along with complimentary bottled water and seasonal fruit to help you maintain the competitive edge.
Windsor Court’s lush pool and deck is the perfect palatial oasis to recharge after exercising. The 65-foot saltwater pool is heated in the winter months, includes a poolside dining menu in the summer and offers spectacular views of the New Orleans skyline.
3. Get Outside
Sometimes overlooked by the average tourist, the vast array of picturesque parks offer trails and paths to take the city’s most discerning visitors through charming neighborhoods and along scenic waterways. Guests can experience New Orleans’ preeminent recreation destinations and activities, whether it’s jogging past Uptown’s moss-draped oak trees in Audubon Park, strolling along the muddy banks of the Mississippi Riverfront in Woldenberg Park near the French Quarter, or biking along the Zemurray Trail in City Park.
4. Detox and Rejuvenate
Featured by USA Today’s 10 Best as the #1 spa in New Orleans, it’s no surprise that The Spa at Windsor Court is an expert at the art of relaxation. The full-service facility is the ultimate reward for a workout or race well-done, with services like the Regal Retreat, a full-body detoxifying treatment. The Spa features well-appointed relaxation rooms, an extensive roster of luxurious services, a steam room, sauna and an inviting boutique with the finest skincare and beauty products available.