Working Out While On Your Walt Disney World Vacation

A regular exercise can reduce stress and improve overall well being, but for many guests vacation means a two-week hiatus from their regular fitness routine. However, if fitness is your passion there's no reason time away has to put a crimp in your style. The Walt Disney World Resort offers several world-class fitness options so guests don't have to leave healthy habits behind. Here are three fantastic options for vacation workouts.

Working Out While On Your Walt Disney World VacationWorking Out While On Your Walt Disney World Vacation

Rent A Bike

Pedaling along the wooded paths and lightly trafficked roads of Disney Resorts can be a fantastic way to spend a few hours on a bike at Walt Disney World. Year Round rentals are available at Fort Wilderness, Wilderness Lodge, Old Key West, Port Orleans, Caribbean Beach and Boardwalk Resorts. If you want to make your ride a family affair, why not give renting a surrey bike a try!

Bike Rental at Wilderness LodgeBike Rental at Wilderness Lodge

Go for a Run

runDisney has become a major movement in racing tourism inspiring people of all sizes and shapes to get up off the couch and get moving to train for their Disney trips! Whether you're training for a marathon, or just like to enjoy a quick morning jog the Walt Disney World Resorts offer a series of jogging paths that will keep you moving. Be sure to ask at the front desk of your Disney Resort for a jogging map or click here to read about three of our favorite trails.

Epcot Resorts TrailEpcot Resorts Trail

Visit the Spa & Fitness Center

Disney's beautiful Senses Spas at the Grand Floridian and Saratoga Springs offer luxurious fitness centers to help you make the most of your visit by pampering the body and soul. In addition, the Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney's Coronado Springs Resort offer state-of-the-art fitness centers with Life Fitness and Cybex equipment, as well as free weights and cardio machines such as treadmills, regular and recumbent bicycles, elliptical trainers and stair climbers.

Sturdy Branches Fitness Center at Wilderness LodgeSturdy Branches Fitness Center at Wilderness Lodge

There are many ways that you can sneak in a workout without disrupting the relaxing vacation that you have been dreaming of. There's also golf, human powered boating, water skiing, horseback riding, basketball and sand volleyball you can try! And - don't forget the average guest can walk 5-10 miles a day just touring the Disney Parks.

Do you work out while on vacation? Why not head on over to our member forums and join the conversation by sharing your best Disney fitness tip!

Neil wrote on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 11:55:

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One of the areas I feel Disney lets itself down is on its bike provisions. OK, I'm a regular cyclist with a quite decent bike back here in the UK to compare them to, but the hire bikes are pretty rubbish.

They're all heavy, badly maintained and always left out at night so that they are always rusty.

It would be great if there was just one place where you could hire a decent bike to ride for a few hours.

I also think that Disney would be onto a winner if they adopted a similar scheme to the Boris Bikes in London or the Citi Bikes in NYC.

I know that safety is often cited as an issue but - in my fantasy world where cost is not an issue - I would love it if they built bike paths alongside, but separate from, the road and canal network to get people to and from the parks and the hotels and Downtown Disney. It would be fantastic.

They spend so much on busses and other non-car traffic options, this would be a great addition.

Kristina wrote on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 20:54:

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Oh my! Maybe it's because I'm a rope drop till the kick me out type of person...but with running around the parks all day....feet tired/blistered...the last thing I would think of is working out!

Nolan wrote on Sat, 08/02/2014 - 17:47:

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Does anyone know if any disney fitness centers have rowing machines? Concept 2? Erg?

Kristen K. wrote on Sun, 08/03/2014 - 15:53:

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I don't think that I have seen rowing machines, but I haven't been to all of the resorts.

Margaret L wrote on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:24:

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Great idea to have "Boris Bikes" but also have Tri-cycles for those adults who have poor balance and cannot ride the ordinary bikes. The surrey's are too awkward and heavy to ride.

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