Working out in Walt Disney World® Resort

While vacationing at Walt Disney World® Resort, no reason to skip your workouts. There are many options and some unique experiences to burn those calories.

Fitness Centers

If you like a gym for your workout, many deluxe resorts have one as well as the moderate resort, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Each gym is different in machines and equipment but all allow you to get a great sweat in. My personal favorites are Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort and Disney’s Yacht Club/ Beach Club Resort.

  • Disney’s Boardwalk Resort – Muscles & Bustles Health Club
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort– Zahanati Fitness Center
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort – La Vida Fitness Center
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Olympiad Fitness Center
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa – Grand Floridian Spa & Health Club
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort– R.E.S.T. Exercise Room
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa – Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa Fitness Center
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort – Sturdy Branches Health Club
  • Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts– Ship Shape Health Club


If you feel like a little outdoor activity, tennis is a good option. Clinics and private instruction at the Walt Disney World Resort can be reserved by calling 321-228-1146. Lessons are provided by Orlando Tennis Services, LLC and are available at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa, and Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts. Equipment is provided.


One of my favorite ways to get a workout in while at the Happiest Place on Earth, is running as the resort wakes up. I love seeing everything come to life in those early hours. My all-time favorite run is the loop from Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort, through the Swan and Dolphin property, down to the entrance of Hollywood Studios, back across the Boardwalk area, and in front to the World Showcase entrance to Epcot. I do this loop twice or more. Below are other loop options at the different resorts.

  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort: 1.4 mile
  • Disney’s Boardwalk Resort: 0.8 mile
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort: 9/10th of a mile
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground: 1.5 mile
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: 1.4 mile
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort: 1.5 mile
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort: .7 mile and 1 mile
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Villas: 1.5 mile

Surfing lessons

Yes, surfing in central Florida! You can surf on select mornings before Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park opens to the general public. Whether you have never done it before or just need some pointers, this could be a great way to get the body moving. At the time of posting, the price was a $165 including tax.

After a little instruction on land, you’ll head out on a soft-sided surfboard. By the time the lesson ends, you could be riding waves up to 6 feet tall. The lessons last about 3 to 4 hours.

Bike rentals

I love a bike ride and there are many opportunities while staying at Walt Disney World® Resort.
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground and Resort, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Boardwalk Resort are among the places you can rent a bike. Surrey bikes are an incredible workout for the legs as well. These are the pedal buggies where you can fit up to four people. Don’t feel bad if you can’t get up the little hills at the bridges. It is a tough climb when it is loaded with the family!


The typical guest on vacation at Disney averages 5 to 8 miles of walking daily while in the parks. So, if nothing else, just visiting your favorite attractions will bring some extra calories!

Yet again, proof that the 40 plus square miles of Walt Disney World® Resort is more than just attractions. It truly has something for everyone in your travel party.



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3 Responses to “Working out in Walt Disney World® Resort”

  1. Ste Pollard says:

    If you are at a moderate resort( for example Caribbean beach) can you pay to use deluxe resort gyms. I have in past contact Disney website and they said” no”. However all the Florida Youtuber seem to think i can pay a one of day ticket or a for duration ticket. I know if I pay for spa I can use gym. Any help would be gratefully appreciated
    Love from UK

    • HI Ste,
      I am not understanding your question totally. You can only use the spa at the resort that you are staying at. If you would like to get a 1 day ticket for the park, then it would be good for just the one day that you choose.

  2. john stanley says:

    Thank you for your information about fitness. This is very important for me and I’m very interested in your information.


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