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S STAY FIT The wellness centerpiece, however, is the Alida’s state-of-the-art fitness center. The full-sized gym features two Peloton bikes each with virtual programming to guide your workout; it has free weights, yoga mats and a punching bag. But what separates the Alida is its commitment to fitness. “When you go to a hotel sometimes you feel like the gym is kind of an afterthought,” said Ser- torio. “At the Alida it felt that that was definitely not an improvisation. We knew from the get go that we were going to offer a good gym. It’s a really relaxing space that’s facing the pool, so the guests can go in the pool right after.” • Check out these hotels that have a gym that will keep you fit on your next vacation to Savannah. The Westin- marriott.com Stay well in Savannah and elevate your workout in the Westin’s state-of-the-art WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio with Peloton Bikes. Left your shoes at home? Take advantage of rental equipment. HEALTH & WELLNESS STAY FitCation The Hyatt Regency hyatt.com/savannah The Hyatt Regency offers 24-hour StayFit fitne s center includes Life Fitness cardio and weight training equipment, plus a separate yoga and stretch room featuring resistance bands and balance balls . WORKING OUT HAS BECOME A PART OF THE HEALTH TREND FOR VACATIONERS. CHECK OUT THESE HOTELS THAT PROVIDE YOU A STATE-OF-THE-ART GYM SO YOU DON’T MISS A STEP. V Marriott Savannah - marriott.com acation can be tough on our bodies, especially in Savannah with its myriad dining options and robust selection of alcohol. But one hotel wants to make your sojourn a boon to your wellness, not a threat: enter the Alida Hotel. Tucked beside Savannah’s historic, and notoriously fattening, River St., the Alida Hotel takes every facet of your health seriously. The hotel opened in October 2018 with health in mind, devel- oping a modern gym alongside a menu of healthy takes on Southern traditions in each of its eateries. “We really wanted to create a take on the Southern food that could be a daily food that you could eat in our restaurant every day and you won’t gain 15 pounds,” said Arthur Sertorio, the Alida’s general man- ager. “We use a lot of local farmers and a local butcher and we try to play with those ingredients, make them look nice and taste good.” The hotel offers four dining destinations: the Rhett restaurant, The Trade Room lobby bar, the aptly named Pool Bar, and on its rooftop, the Lost Square. Each comes equipped with health-conscious menu items like the Rhett’s artichoke risotto, fried cauliflower and specialty breakfast sandwich. 28 SOUTH December | January 2019 This riverfront hotel has everything you need to stay in shape on the go, providing 24-hour access to a wealth of cardio and weight training equipment, including access to the on-site spa. Hotel Indigo - hotelindigo.com Sitting beside City Market, Hotel Indigo gives travelers the chance to work every part of their bodies with a variety of stationary bikes, treadmills and strength training gear, all in one convenient downtown locale. WRITTEN BY: JASON BIRKELBACH / PHOTO: D. PAUL GRAHAM