Healthy Living, Health Food, Gyms, Walks and Exercise in Aberdeen

Healthy Living, Health Food, Gyms, Walks and Exercise in Aberdeen -Be it a New Year’s resolution or an ongoing lifestyle choice, finding ways to stay healthy can be challenging.

For locals, it helps to get a reminder of what’s on your doorstep. For visitors to Aberdeen, it’s often too easy to eat out on rich foods, or relax in your hotel room claiming you don’t know where the nearest gym is, or where you can source healthy meals.

Healthy Living, Health Food, Gyms, Walks and Exercise in Aberdeen

Healthy Living, Health Food, Gyms, Walks and Exercise in Aberdeen

Parks, Gardens, Beachlife & the Deeside Way

At Skene House Apartment Hotels we want to help our guests maintain a healthy lifestyle. Aberdeen boasts a mix of extensive parks for a breath of fresh air, a walk, a run or a work out. This blog post boasts about the wealth of parks and gardens in Aberdeen.

Healthy Living, Gyms, Walks and Exercise in Aberdeen

Healthy Living, Gyms, Walks and Exercise in Aberdeen

The old railway track stretches 41 miles from Aberdeen, all the way out to Ballater. Called The Deeside Way, it’s excellent for cyclists, joggers and families. Aberdeen Beach is ideal for a brisk walk or blustery jog, and the city’s Park Run meets at the Beach Esplanade every Saturday at 9.30am for five kilometres of exercise with unbeatable sea views. Discover more about Aberdeen’s Beachlife here.

Hiking and Hill Walks

Within roughly half an hour’s drive of the city you can be climbing Bennachie near Inverurie, or ascending Scolty Hill in Banchory, taking in the sweeping Aberdeenshire scenery. There are a host of forest, coast or hill walks avaiable in Aberdeen, so read more here, or ask our reception staff for recommendations.

Hit the Gym

The Warehouse, one of Skene House’s Partner Gyms

For guests who prefer to hit the gym then all the Skene properties work in partnership with several renowned gyms to offer you access to classes, equipment, pools and spa. The Warehouse gym is the latest on board so read more about it here.

Skene House Holburn is literally across the road from Nuffield Health so there are no excuses about getting there! With swimming pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, there’s the chance to wind down after attending a class or using the extensive gym facilities.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle at a Skene House Partner Gym

Get Kitted Out

Forgetting your kit is not an excuse. Run 4 It, a specialist running shop, is across the road from Skene House Holburn. Skene House Rosemount is near shops like John Lewis for swimwear, yoga and sportswear, and in New Look it’s possible to buy sports kit at very reasonable prices. If dance is more your thing then Skene House Whitehall is within walking distance of Dance Fit on Rosemount Place for dance attire and accessories.

Cook Healthy Meals

Self-Catering Accommodation & Apartment with Free Parking in Aberdeen

Cook up a Christmas feast at Skene House Rosemount

Each Skene House apartment has a fully fitted kitchen so it’s possible to cook up low calorie, healthy, nutritious meals every evening. Reception staff will point you in the direction of the nearest supermarkets but there are a range of specialist health shops in the city.

Nature’s Larder on Holburn Street is a few feet from Skene House Holburn, and Holland and Barrett is within walking distance of Skene House Rosemount.

Dining Out on a Health Kick

Eating out with a healthy lifestyle in mind is easy if you know where to go. BioCafe on Rosemount Viaduct near Skene House Rosemount, and Foodstory Cafe on Thistle Street, near Skene House Holburn, prepare a mix of salads rich in flavour and full of interesting ingredients. Explore Aberdeen’s Vegan offering here.

Healthy Living, Gyms, Walks and Exercise in Aberdeen

Tuck in at Avo

Avocado fans can seek out Avo in Aberdeen market. Yorokobi by CJ is roughly equidistant between all the Skene House properties and serves excellent sushi. Or, for delicate seafood, Bistro Verde on the Green is worth a visit.

Complimentary Teas and Coffees

Within each Skene House property, guests can help themselves to complimentary fruit teas, green teas, and decaffeinated coffee to assist any detox or clean living.

And if you’re really keen to max out the exercise then book a top floor apartment and take the stairs. Every little helps. Here’s to a healthy year!

When the time is right, consider Skene House Holburn Hotel Suites, a boutique all-suite hotel with thirty-five 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites, each with a separate living and dining room, and kitchen, available nightly, located where the West End meets the city centre.

Or look into Skene House Rosemount Hotel Apartments, hotel-serviced apartments with sixty 1, 2, and 3 bedroom affordable luxury apartments. Most have an open plan living/kitchen/dining room, larger apartments have separate living & dining room and kitchen, and all have a separate bedroom(s), all located in the heart of the city centre.

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18 thoughts on “Healthy Living, Health Food, Gyms, Walks and Exercise in Aberdeen

  1. Wow! This place sounds absolutely amazing!! The ideal place for some time away!!

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Healthy time away! A bit of luxury combined with clean living. Detox time! Thanks for dropping by.

  2. Joanna says:

    Sounds like an amazing place to stay I think more places need to consider those that want to be more healthy.

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      We totally agree. Sometimes a trip away is about indulgent and spoiling yourself, but often (especially on business trips) people wish to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Hope this helps.

  3. These hotels sound amazing. I may have to lock myself away there and healthy eat until I get slim!

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      That’s one way forward! 🙂 The apartments are a home from home so it would be easily done!

  4. Skene house sounds fab! I love how there are so many options to be healthy. I definitely want to stay in one of those apartments. x

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      I hope one day you will. Whether you wish to treat yourself, or take the healthier path, we’ve got options for you.

  5. Kara says:

    Sounds like a wonderful place with a lot to offer

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Central locations, own kitchen and living room, bar downstairs, lounge area with free tea and coffee, breakfast included if booked directly with us, we try our best!

  6. I have never visited Aberdeen before, I keep hearing great things about it though. These apartments sounds amazing, I so want to stay in one as I need all the help I can get with my health kick this year x

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Great for families too as each apartment has its own living room and kitchen, so a chance for parents to have some adult time once the children are tucked up in bed.

  7. Marie Barber says:

    This sounds like just my type of place! I love that it has healthy options perfect for me!

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      What I love about the apartments is that yes, you can have a wonderfully indulgent relaxing time, or you can cook excellent healthy food that suits your personal outlook or diet. I can see why the healthy approach would work for you!

  8. It sounds like an amazing place and I am almost wishing I was there right now x

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Well you know where we are if you fancy a getaway to Scotland!

  9. Kerry Norris says:

    Sounds like a great place. Shame it’s so far away

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Thanks for saying so. Aberdeen’s well served with flights, trains, sleepers etc. but it’s got to be viable for you. If it’s ever is closer, or just feels closer, you know you’re welcome.

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