Stay fit & healthy even when you are on a staycation in Kuala Lumpur —we show you how!

Staycations are the perfect way to have a mini vacation without leaving Malaysia, or even Kuala Lumpur! It may be a staycation in Kuala Lumpur, but it is not a reason to ditch fitness and ignore your workout routine over the weekend.

As you are unwinding from the weekday stress, you may find it tempting to give yourself a break and turn it into a cheat day, or two. Personally, I do not do cheat days, but a cheat meal instead. This is because even one cheat day can make it difficult to return back to your regular healthy routine. Nowadays, many hotels in Kuala Lumpur understand that guests would like to keep to their fitness and health routine. So they offer many options for guests to do so during their staycation in Kuala Lumpur. Here are five ways they do so.

POOL

Due to the constant hot and sunny weather in Kuala Lumpur, you may find yourself soaking in the coolness of a pool on your staycation. The pools in most hotels may not be Olympic length, but some allows for short swims and definitely offer an amazing view. At Sunway Pyramid Hotel, the landscaped pool invokes a sense of peace and relaxation under rhe tropical sun. Or go surfing at the the world’s largest man-made beach, accesible by guests of the hotel.

Attractive Asian woman relaxing in the pool

GYM

Staying fit during your staycation in Kuala Lumpur is easy when most hotels have a gym with standard weights and cardio sections. Some also provide personal training sessions by qualified trainers. The Trader’s Hotel and Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur have top of the line fitness equipment and extremely spacious gym space—this allows you to do your 60-minute cardio session without any interruptions.

FITNESS PROGRAMMES

If variety is what keeps you going, hotels in Kuala Lumpur also offer a range of other fitness programmes. These include aqua aerobics, Zumba, Pilates, and routes for jogging. Check each hotel’s website for more information.

YOGA

Yes, it is possible to keep up with your yoga practice, now that many hotels are offering yoga classes. Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur offers a variety of yoga classes in their health and fitness centre.

FOOD

During your weekend staycation in Kuala Lumpur, the temptation to indulge in food is real—it is a holiday break, after all! However, you do not want to ruin your staycation with unhealthy food as it will leave you feeling bloated after. Do not worry! Many hotels in Kuala Lumpur have several food options that help you to easily stay on your clean eating plans. Think salads, fresh juices, smoothies, and multigrain sandwiches. Some places that have these healthier options for breakfast—and a buffet breakfast too!—are the Thiry8 at The Grand Hyatt and Impiana KLCC Hotel.

Although a staycation is a good way to have a mini break without breaking the bank, it is no excuse to skip your usual workout or eating habits.