Crossfit exercise woman using kettlebell in fitness strength training workout outside on grass by the ocean. Beautiful young fit instructor and fitness model.
Crossfit exercise woman using kettlebell in fitness strength training workout outside on grass by the ocean. Beautiful young fit instructor and fitness model.

5 Quick Simple Ways to Stay Fit on Your Jakarta Staycation

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

Staycations are the perfect way to have a mini vacation without leaving Indonesia, or even Jakarta! It may be a staycation in Jakarta, 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 Jakarta 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 Jakarta. Here are five ways they do so.

POOL

Due to the famous hot and sunny weather in Jakarta, 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 Double Tree Cikini, the pools is surrounded by greenery, which invokes a sense of peace and relaxation. For a larger pool head to the Grand Hyatt Jakarta—its pool is one of the largest in Jakarta.

Attractive Asian woman relaxing in the pool
Attractive Asian woman relaxing in the pool

GYM

Staying fit during your staycation in Jakarta is easy when most hotels have a gym with standard weights and cardio sections. Some also provide personal training sessions by qualified trainers. The Pullman and Shangri-La in Jakarta 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 Jakarta 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. Hotel Borobudur has just launched a new gym and wellness centre with variety of classes, including yoga and Pilates. If you already a seasoned yogi, you can try Hatha Vinyasa Flow Yoga in The Dharmawangsa, every Saturday at the outdoor pool garden. What a relaxing staycation, namaste!

FOOD

During your weekend staycation in Jakarta, 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 Jakarta 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 JW Marriott Mega Kuningan and Hotel Mulia Senayan.

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.

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About Shahnaz Soehartono

Shahnaz Soehartono believes that taking good care of yourself by eating healthy and exercising regularly is your way of thanking the universe for the life that was given to you. As a host of the Indonesia Morning Show on Net TV, she is racing against time everyday to broadcast the news as soon as possible. She attains balance and peace in life through yoga, and challenges herself through Pilates. She is now a graduate student in IKJ. She loves reading books and her favourite genre is fiction.

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