One of the most difficult aspects of traveling is trying to maintain your normal health and fitness routine while you’re away from home.’  Staying in a hotel and eating out at every meal can be fun but can also deter you from exercising and eating healthy. For those of you who want to squeeze in a workout session or try a new fitness activity while in Vegas, this post is for you.’  Some simple planning ahead can help you find fun ways to stay healthy during your time at ALA Conference.

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Las Vegas has some wonderful opportunities for staying fit.’  Though we may be known for our countless buffets and dining options, most locals take pride in living healthy and active lifestyles.’  Local Las Vegans enjoy everything from yoga, golf, hiking, running; the list goes on and on. There are many unique and fun ways to get some exercise in Las Vegas.’  Whether you join the early morning joggers along the Las Vegas Strip or train like a Cirque du Soleil acrobat, take advantage of the countless fitness options that Las Vegas has to offer.


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For those looking to relax after a long day at Conference, take time out of your day to enjoy one of the beautiful pools and convenient fitness centers that are available at your hotel. These amenities may be included in your stay with no additional charge. Many Las Vegas hotels along the Strip offer spas and fitness centers to help meet the fitness and relaxation needs of their hotel guests. Make sure to check out the Qua Baths and Spa located in the Caesars Palace. The spa offers visitors a variety of amentities including Pilates Personal training sessions for $100 a person or $150 for two people.

If you want to challenge yourself and have a unique Vegas experience here’s a list of fun fitness options to try:

Don’t Forget Conference attendees can also participate in Think Fit @ ALA. On Sunday June 29th at 7am Sin City Yoga with be offering a class for conference goers. All levels are welcome and the class is a great bargain at $15 in advance and $20 the day of. So make sure to pack your yoga gear and buy your ticket.



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By Stefanie Bailey, Local Arrangements Committee I am a Youth Services Assistant and soon to be graduate of the University of North Texas’ Master of Library Science program. I’m a huge YA literature fan and enjoying traveling, yoga, and checking out new restaurants around Las Vegas.

One Thought on “Staying fit during ALA Conference

  1. Kelly Czarnecki on June 24, 2014 at 5:14 pm said:

    Thanks for this post and the variety of options! I completely agree that being away from home isn’t an excuse to give up the routine.

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