When it comes to deciding between a vacation rental and a hotel, one amenity that hotels tend to offer more than vacation rentals is a gym. There is a rising trend among vacationers in booking wellness experiences. In fact, according to an Airbnb wellness report, the wellness travel movement is a $639 billion global movement, and wellness bookings increased 500 percent from 2017 to 2018. If you own short-term rentals, offering fitness equipment and opportunities for exercise could be a golden strategic move. We found some affordable fitness equipment from Amazon that doesn’t take up too much room. You can put these items in a closet yet advertise that you have them.
Yoga Mat:This is a very basic item you can offer that guests will greatly appreciate. The Sivan Health and Fitness Exercise Mat is durable, easy-to-clean, and comes with a removable carry strap. Roll it up for easy storage.
Resistance Bands:Typically less than six inches and one pound, resistance bands take up barely any room and can offer a fantastic workout. The Fit Simply Loop Exercise Bands come in a set of five with a carry bag, eBook, and online access to workouts.
Dumbbells:You don’t need a full gym or lots of space for a nice dumbbell set. The BalanceFrom Go-Fit All Purpose Dumbbells come with three sets of dumbbells and an easy-to-assemble stand, which is only 13x13x13 inches.
Bodyweight Exercise Cards:Offer guests a guided work-out with the NewMe Fitness Exercise Cards. These are durable and contain 50 effective exercise that target core, glutes, chest, shoulders, arms, and legs.
Foam Roller:Guests can finish a great workout with a solid stretch with the AmazonBasics High Density Foam Roller. At only 12 inches, it is designed to be durable and portable.
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