By Isabelle Cooper
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new wave of “RV curious” families have made RVing the newest and hottest way to travel. A survey by Harvest Hosts, a RV stay membership program, indicated that 53% percent of respondents planned to only travel using RVs in 2021.
With road trips a popular vacation choice, being sedentary for long periods of time increases. The good news is that road trippers don’t have to worry about taking time off from exercising thanks to “fit RV resort” options across the country. Outdoor hospitality companies like Sun RV Resorts facilities and activities seriously and offer wellness options and programming at resorts across the country.
We’ve rounded up a guide to some of the best on-the-road fitness centers and wellness programming at top RV destinations. As hard as it can be to stay moving when RVing and hitting the road, you’ll be itching to get active with these amenities.
Sun Outdoors San Diego Bay – Chula Vista, California
San Diego is known for its active, wellness-oriented residents, so it would only make sense that Sun Outdoors San Diego Bay would have both an indoor and an outdoor fitness center. San Diego’s newest elevated RV getaway offers an array of amenities available on-site, but it’s also perfect for enjoying some relaxation time. Their philosophy is “you can do it all, or nothing at all” at the resort.
Their fitness centers are fully equipped with top-of-the-line equipment. You are promised a beautiful view of San Diego Bay while getting in your workout. If the gym isn’t your forte, then check out the basketball and pickleball courts and a heated pool with aquatic fitness classes. Guests also have convenient access to the Sweetwater Marsh Bike and Walking Path located adjacent to the resort.
River Run RV Resort – Granby, Colorado
If you have an adventurous spirit, visit Colorado. River Run RV Resort is a journey in itself and is located within the state’s iconic mountains, known for some of the best skiing and snowboarding runs in the country. This resort has a dedicated SunFit Wellness Center with high quality gym equipment in a spacious area available to all guests.
They also offer adventurous ways to stay active such as paddleboarding, kayaking, a sport court complex and playground, seasonal ski activities, a bocce ball court, an array of outdoor games, a yoga lawn and a mini bowling alley. Even pups can stay active at the property’s off-leash dog park.
El Capitan Canyon – Santa Barbara, California
El Capitan Canyon is another great resort that offers amenities perfect for staying active during your road trip. Guests love practicing yoga and enjoying a sound bath in a yurt, the 15 miles of hiking trails and taking sunset beach runs, which can be easily accessed from the property.
Walking through El Capitan Canyon, you’ll notice beach cruisers throughout, as they are complimentary to all guests. If you’re looking to add an adrenaline rush to your workout, the high ropes course is a perfect choice. This popular activity serves as a fun way for guests to stay active while trying something new and exciting. A robust events calendar is updated regularly, ensuring each guest finds an activity they’ll enjoy.
Palm Creek Resort & Residence – Casa Grande, Arizona
Sun RV Resorts has found that the 55+ community is one of the most enthusiastic age groups looking for ways to stay active. Palm Creek Resort & Residence is a year-round resort for 55+ residents, offering amenities to stay active all season long.
The property is known for their renowned par three championship golf course surrounded by picturesque mountain views. In addition, they offer 32 pickleball courts, softball leagues, lawn bowling, tennis, swimming pools, dog parks, a ballroom and a SunFit fitness center There’s no need to leave the resort to find ways to stay active.
Carolina Pines RV Resort- Conway, South Carolina
Last but certainly not least, we recommend adding Carolina Pines to your road trip list. It’s an upscale RV resort offering several activities and amenities in South Carolina. They too have a SunFit fitness center that includes a wide variety of equipment and free weights. Add in their yoga studio, mini bowling, mini golf, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, pickleball, cornhole, swimming pools and a dog park, and you have a property you’ll never need to leave to shed your road trip calories.
Before you leave, check out the guest favorite amenity – Carolina Water Splash Park. Open to all ages, the water park is a fun way to stay active while outside in the sun. It features waterslides, a family pool, waterfalls and splash pad. At Carolina Pines, there are lots of opportunities to combine fun and fitness!
As these destinations suggest, there are many ways to stay active while on the road. If wellness is important to your lifestyle, always check what amenities your RV resort has to offer. You may be surprised at what you find.
Sun RV Resorts has over 160 elevated RV, tent and vacation rental resorts across the U.S. and Canada. Consider booking your next vacation at one of these five fit RV resorts, and don’t forget your tennis shoes!