When traveling to Concord for business, keep your health and wellness goals on track with a variety of amenities and activities at your hotel and throughout town.
Your opportunity for good health starts at The Veranda and Yoga in the Park. The first Friday, May through September, Yoga for all levels is offered at The Veranda’s gorgeous outdoor setting from 9am to 10am. And it’s free!
On second Friday, May through September, The Veranda and Omni Fight Club host Fitness Fridays for those ready to really up their physical game.
Bonus: After your workout at The Veranda, you can get your caffeine and smoothie fix at Peet’s Coffee or Coffee Shop. And a little retail therapy is always good!
The Willows Shopping Center is also home to Concord’s UFC Gym, the one fitness space that has something for virtually every regimen from boxing to barre to pilates and UFC-FIT for men, women and children.
Get even more serious about your Yoga experience at YogaSol near downtown Concord where you’ll discover multiple choices in Yoga classes happening throughout the day and week including Vinyasa, Yin and Power.
Zumba is another option at the popular Our Studio. Here they offer drop-in Zumba all day and also yoga at night while encouraging holistic lifestyle balancing exercise, wholesome nutrition, and stress management - yes!
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Concord’s numerous parks are inviting for their fitness and sports options including walking tracks as well as basketball, tennis and pickleball courts. For a quiet and inspiring workout, walk Markham Nature Park and Arboretum. Take in the beauty of 45 different species of trees as you walk along Galindo Creek on the relatively flat terrain. Check out the self-guided walking map for more.
And for those who really want to escape daily conferences and meetings, Mt. Diablo is a must. Here you can hike or bike while taking in beautiful vistas, waterfalls, and wildflowers. Or immerse yourself in 25 miles of trails in Lime Ridge Open Space. Run, walk or bike while enjoying floral, fauna, quarries and wildlife.
A unique local escape is Diablo Rock Gym where you can climb indoors or outdoors. They provide the gear you need as well as lessons for beginners to the more advanced in climbing and bouldering.
Recharge during your stay at Hilton Concord with a few laps in the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool followed by a bit of relaxation in the whirlpool. The hotel also offers a fitness room and jogging track. Unique to Hilton are their PURE™ allergy-friendly rooms that you can request when booking your stay. Travelers can also feel good indulging in cuisine featuring locally sourced organic produce at the hotel’s restaurant, Plate & Vine.
Those who choose the Crowne Plaza for their stay will be taken to tranquil setting as they step into the hotel’s gorgeous atrium full of rich flora and fauna. The indoor pool allows swimming 365 days of the year and yes - it’s heated! The fitness center is open 24 hours for the busiest of travelers and includes everything from elliptical machines to free weights and a wellness bar.
At the Clarion Hotel, travelers can keep their wellness routine on track at the hotel’s fitness center. The outdoor heated swimming pool is large and luxurious too!
Anyone planning a stay at Days Inn by Wyndham can immerse themselves in “me time” during a workout at the pool or truly relax in one of the hotel’s jacuzzi suites.
Some will get their zen on at the Best Western Heritage Inn in the garden courtyard, followed by a swim in the outdoor pool. If you need some serious TLC, several of the rooms feature whirlpool tubs.