5 Things To Do During Your Fitness Vacation In Saugatuck, Michigan
“Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.”
~ Denis Waitley
“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”
~ John F. Kennedy
A getaway to Wickwood Inn in Saugatuck, Michigan offers the best of a balanced world. Here, you have easy access to staying fit and living well. With plenty of access to fitness activities from yoga to kayaking, Saugatuck and Wickwood will also enjoy all the amenities for some serious relaxation.
Schedule an extended stay at Wickwood to rest, relax, wake up the body … the layers of stress will disappear and you’ll enjoy the rejuvenation. As an added bonus, after all the exercise you can simply step back into Wickwood for a celebratory Sips & Small Plates Happy Hour. Working with the freshest and best ingredients from our local farms and fine purveyors beyond, we’ll have an array of healthy food options ready and waiting. All this is complimentary because we believe in nourishing the body with the best nature has to offer.
Wondering where to exercise in Saugatuck? Here are 5 activities to help you get started on your Saugatuck “fitcation.”
Access to excellent instruction, appropriate for all levels, could not be any easier. At the Wickwood Inn in Saugatuck, yoga is literally right next door! Simply stroll across the street to Satya, our local studio offering classes 7 days a week all year round. No need to pre-register; simply drop-in to any class … walk-ins are always welcome. Mats and all props are available at no extra charge. Check their online schedule page to find the perfect class for you.
Strap on your tennis shoes and prepare yourself for a challenge. We may not have mountains in West Michigan, but we do have some surprisingly steep sand dunes. Mt. Baldhead is a gorgeous dune that seems to ascend straight from the Kalamazoo River. The more than 300 steps up will get your heart pumping. Make it as much of a workout as you like. Take your time climbing enjoying plenty of stops to take in the views and shoot a selfie. Linger at the top to take in the views while planning your trip back down. Are you in the mood for going back down the stairs? Maybe you’d prefer trails that open up into expansive views of the Lake Michigan shoreline?
Or, take things up a notch. Climb non-stop before pausing at the top to take in the views and then turn around to work your way back down. If you’re craving more, go ahead and repeat! The locals claim bragging rights any time 3 or more climbs are completed in one workout.
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
This 1000 acre park boasts more than 2.5 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Here, you can hike, run, and swim until you’ve reached every fitness goal for the day. Or, play your way through the challenging disc golf course. If you’re lucky enough to be here during the winter, the network for trails are perfect for cross country skiing and snow shoeing. No matter the weather, everyday is a good day to spend time amidst the towering dunes and impressive stands of trees at the Saugatuck Dunes State Park.
Blue Star Gym, Encompass Wellness, Snap Fitness
Want to keep up your regular workout routine from the gym back at home? Easily done. Check out the three fitness centers in Saugatuck, all conveniently located on Blue Star Highway. While each provide different offerings in terms of equipment and classes, you’re sure to find exactly what your body is asking for.
Paddle Or Pedal
It is impossible to describe the beauty you will see if you set out in a canoe, a kayak, or if you cruise around on a stand up paddle board throughout our network of waterways. Whether you choose to launch in the Kalamazoo River, Silver Lake, Goshorn Lake, Kalamazoo Lake, or Lake Michigan, a workout on the water is a gorgeous way to go. If you’re more of a land lover, you’ll experience the same serenity by pedaling along our idyllic trails and country roads.
You’ve Earned It
After enjoying some of Saugatuck’s many exercise options, reward yourself and work it all out with an in room, fully customized massage at Wickwood Inn. Our expertly trained clinicians work on the body, mind, and soul by stimulating all of the senses …leaving you refreshed and renewed. Choose the style of massage you want to receive: Swedish, Hot Stone, Therapeutic Deep Tissue, Meridian Massage, and more. Further customize the experience with a blend of Essential Oils. Add in a European Facial and a Foot Massage for extra self-care.
Our signature amenity, Farm To Table Champagne Brunch, will help nourish and set the tone for another day of feeling fit and living well.
An extended stay at Wickwood Inn in downtown Saugatuck is the perfect place for staying fit and feeling wonderful. Book now. Your body and your mind will thank you.