If you’re one of the millions of people who have resolved to lose weight, get fit, or be more healthy in 2016, then consider kickstarting those New Year’s resolutions with a “fitcation.” A fitcation is a fitness vacation where you focus on your goals for better health, and RiverStone Resort and Spa is the perfect spot for a resolution-friendly stay. Check out the many ways you can incorporate the following fitness goals into a fun vacation in the Smokies this year.
1). Exercise daily.
RiverStone has a comprehensive, 2,000+ square-foot fitness center with more than 15 pieces of state-of-the-art exercise equipment, from treadmills with all the bells and whistles to complete nautilus systems to workout all your trouble spots.The fitness center is open 24/7 to accommodate your schedule so you can enjoy other aspects of your vacation. Our temperature-controlled indoor pool is the perfect way to get in some laps for a great cardio workout and is also a great way to warm up or cool down before or after your workout in the fitness center. In addition, we can arrange for you to have a personal trainer to help you work through an exercise plan using our equipment and facilities or to lead you in popular workouts such as yoga, pilates, Zumba, etc. during your stay. RiverStone also offers special fitcation packages to meet all your fitness needs while you’re here.
2). Be more active.
After your daily workout, keep your energy levels up with tons of calorie-burning adventures available nearby. Take a stroll along the Little Pigeon River nature trail or plan a day of golf, both of which are accessible close by the resort. Venture up into the park to hike the scenic Smoky Mountains, whether a short hike to a waterfall or trekking through peaceful acres of open trails in the back woods. At Ober Gatlinburg, you can amp up the excitement as well as your heart rate with all kinds of winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. Adventurous types won’t want to miss zip lines and ropes courses through scenic mountain treetops. Even shopping is more than a spectator sport. With all of the retail shops and outlet malls in the area, you’ll have no trouble getting in thousands of steps while finding some great buys. Being active is the easiest part of keeping your New Year’s resolutions because even more options are available within walking distance of RiverStone. We also have seasonal outdoor adventure packages and can help make custom arrangements for exciting outings you want to participate in while in the Smokies.
3). Eat right.
If you stay this active, you’re sure to have an abundant appetite as well. Every one of our condos features a fully equipped kitchen to help you plan for and cook wholesome meals while you’re here, and this can help you avoid eating out. There are also several grocery stores within walking distance or located very near the resort, so fresh produce, meats, and other staples are just minutes away. RiverStone also offers personal grocery shopping services and can deliver your order to your door during your stay or even stock your condo before you arrive. In milder weather, enjoy our commercial-size gas grills and large patios for grilling tasty and healthy favorites to keep your diet on track. In addition, Pigeon Forge boasts many restaurants that feature menus in support of eating light, vegetarian and gluten free lifestyles, or other nutritious options.
4). Get more rest.
When you’ve pushed yourself to the limits working toward your fitness goals, you’ll be ready for a well-deserved break. Your stress levels will be immediately lowered by simply breathing in the fresh air and basking in the serenity of nature, stunning views, and beautiful scenery of this mountain retreat. Take a peaceful soak after your workout in our poolside hot tub or schedule a relaxation massage in our on-site spa.
Curl up by your cozy fireplace or enjoy a warm beverage and a little extra time in the rockers on our back porch overlooking a tranquil stream. Each of our condos features king- and queen-size beds nestled into warm, inviting surroundings so you can get a terrific night’s sleep. RiverStone is committed to each guest’s total rest and relaxation, so we’ll make sure you wake refreshed and ready for a new day of challenging adventures.