Gran Destino
  • On Apr 7, 2023
    Jordynn from MB Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’m looking for a hotel that has a good free weight gym selection and not just cardio machines. Do you have recommendations?


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    Not every Disney Resort hotel has a gym, and only a few have more free weights beyond a few barbells.  Some of your better choices include the four I list below. While none may have the same range of free weight options as your gym back home, these have the best variety. I included any gym where I found both free weights and a Smith machine. That should help you safely replicate most of your home workout while you are on vacation!

    Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Muscles & Bustles Health Club at Disney's BoardWalk Inn
    The Fitness Center for those staying at the Gran Destino Tower in Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
    Sturdy Branches Health Club at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

    BONUS TIP #1
    The Disney Value resorts, the Fort Wilderness Resort, and most of the Disney Moderate resorts do not have gyms.

    BONUS TIP #2
    I am not a jogger, but you will find that many Disney resort hotels have jogging trails, making it easier for many to get that morning workout in.

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!


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