Thursday, September 24, 2015

Weekend Workout & Wine Down at Hyatt Regency Orlando

To say that life has been a bit crazy lately would be an understatement. Work has been hectic, E is a busy 2 year old, I am in the middle of half marathon training and we are trying to both get our house fixed from our flood and painted. I am a big proponent of taking time for yourself, but lately there just hasn't been any time to take. So, when the opportunity to spend part of a day at the Hyatt Regency Orlando for some yoga and relaxation popped up on a day I could make it work, I was very excited.

One of my favorite things about living in Orlando is that you can really get away without going very far. Sunday morning I made the quick 30-minute drive down to the resort. I hadn't been to this part of International drive for a while and it was interesting to see what had changed since my last visit. 


Walking in from the parking garage, I got a peek at the pool we would get some time to relax at later in the day. In the lobby I met up with Meghan from Megan on the Move, Linda from Tapas Lifestyle and Karen from Kahrenheit. Megan from the Hyatt Regency Orlando greeted us and took us back to the fitness center.

After a quick tour of the huge fitness facility we got to the yoga room. The room was gorgeous and had a spectacular view of the private terrace pool. Anne was our instructor and she guided us through a great gentle yoga class. This was the perfect class for me. I had run a 10-miler on Friday and then chased E around Brighthouse Stadium, including lots of stairs, on Saturday. 

Yoga Room
Getting ready for class

Yoga Set Up
The room was light and bright

I could look at this view all day
Once yoga was over, we got to sample a variety of spa services and enjoy a cabana by the pool. Some ladies went off to their massages, pedicures and facials. I headed out to the pool with a few other ladies to relax a bit before my massage. While I was waiting, we had lunch from Coconuts Pool Bar and Grill. 

Hyatt Regency Pool Cabana
Yeah, I can relax here
Hyatt Pool
Lunch with a view
Summer Salad with Salmon
Then it was off for my massage. I had a 50-minute relaxation massage with Robin. The massage was wonderful and Robin really helped work out the tension in my legs and IT bands. I was really impressed with the Spa the Hyatt Regency Orlando and am trying to figure out when I can head back. It is almost as nice as my favorite Spa (at Vdara in Las Vegas), but much easier to get to. The prices are reasonable, they have some great weekday specials. The best part is when you go to the spa, you have access to the pool for the day and they validate your parking.

I went back to the cabana for a bit after my massage. Took a quick dip in the pool and enjoyed a drink before heading back to reality.

The pool felt so good

Drink by the pool
A drink all by myself
I had an amazing day and it was just what this tired running mama needed to recharge. I would like to give a big thank you to the Hyatt Regency Orlando for this opportunity. I also want to thank the Central Florida Lady Bloggers and Meghan for working to arrange the day. It was a good reminder of all the good things we have going on here in Orlando. 

Disclosure: I was invited to attend this event for free, but not compensated in any other way. All opinions are my own.