Fitness and wellness goals are always popular when a new year begins, but now Disney has an extra perk for Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Guests who are pursuing some fitness goals! The new Tenaya Stone Spa at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is apparently “introducing an exhilarating new menu of group fitness activities for Guests staying at any of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort”, and Disneyland Resort’s Public Relations Manager Valerie Lee has revealed on the Disney Parks Blog that some of the fitness classes will take place in Disney’s California Adventure Park before it opens!
Yoga classes will provide “scenic views of Disney California Adventure”, and there are also guided meditation classes or stretching classes available, but the boot camp class is one that allows Guests to be in the Park while it’s empty of other Guests.
Additional fitness classes for Disneyland Resort Guests that occur within the Park while it is closed include “an obstacle challenge at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail”, a gentle stretching class “to help warm up your muscles”, and a power walking workout!
The “spirited, high-intensity boot camp will have you on the move traveling from land to land before the Park opens, with push-ups, squats and sit-ups”. Guests will also be jogging around the Park. The power walking workout will involve “an energetic walk and active stretching throughout Disney California Adventure before the Park opens, with “a 15- to 18-minute per mile pace, for up to 2 miles”. If you want to try the obstacle challenge, get ready for lots of “crawling, jumping, climbing and running”, as well as some tests of “your balance and strength” within “the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail attraction”.
The yoga classes do not involve entering the Park before it is open, and neither does a unique paddleboarding class in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa’s Fountain Pool! The Awakening Yoga class allows Guests to “wake up with Disney by enjoying a yoga session overlooking Disney California Adventure from the hotel’s rooftop deck…to improve mental awareness and start the day energized”, while the paddleboarding class will help test your balance and core strength.
Classes are 30 to 45 minutes long, and meant for “a variety of skill levels”. One other class is Disney Ears Yoga, which is essentially a “morning yoga session” while wearing Disney ears. If you need to recover from a boot camp the day before, try the Fascia Release class ” to relieve muscle tightness and soreness, which may be soothing before your next day at the Parks”! There is also a sound meditation class available for Guests.
There is an additional fee for these fitness classes for overnight Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests, and reservations are required. You can make reservations online, over the phone, or by visiting the Tenaya Stone Spa.
Any Disneyland Resort Hotel Guest could also exercise in one of the “three complimentary hotel fitness centers, also located at the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel”. However, most Guests will probably prefer to enjoy the novelty of a Disney workout, especially in an empty Disney Park!