If part of your job was to keep your weight well below the national average, maintain translucent skin, and consistently radiate energy and enthusiasm, you’d better believe you’d need to stay busy and beautiful while on vacation. As any traveler can attest, vacations wreak havoc on waistlines and fitness plans, and the same holds true for celebrity travelers. They already have an advantage – while at home, many celebrities employ personal trainers and work out at private gyms while sticking to a carefully regimented diet – but it never hurts to visit their favorite fit and trim locations.
Aspen, supremely gorgeous in its own right, becomes exponentially more good looking during the winter months as stars descend on this winter playground. Jack Nicholson and Kevin Costner are mainstays of this chi chi mountain village, and Mountain Mama over at Traveling Mamas ran into Seal and Kyle McLachlan while skiing with her family at Buttermilk Mountain. A celebrity winter escape isn’t just fun and games, however, the celebs also try to get their philanthropy on. Every year, the rich and famous strap on their skis and boards to raise money for the Aspen Youth Experience during the Aspen/Snowmass Celebrity Downhill Weekend. Here, stars partake in a variety of semi-competitive events such Fastest Celebrity Racer (Chad Lowe in 2009). Participants in this event have included Dave Navarro, David Alan Grier, Judge Joe Brown, former NBC bigwig Ben Silverman, and former Superman Dean Cain (pictured above on the slopes). The event occurs in February, so be sure to book your rooms at the popular St. Regis early.
When celebrities need to get somewhere sunny, sexy, and celebrity-friendly, many head to the Bahamas, where warmth, sand, and privacy are a given. Tiger Woods, Eddie Murphy, Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon all reside here. When the Atlantis Resort in Nassau opened its latest property, The Cove, in 2007, Magic Johnson, Cindy Crawford, and Tyra Banks (among others) bought up space in the all-suite, adult-only hotel to party the night away. If you weren’t able to make the little get together, you can still be pampered like a star at The Cove’s Mandara Spa, 30,000 square feet of relaxation and ‘delicate waterfalls’.
If patting yourself on the back after out-pacing the ingenue of your choice is more your style, consider participating in the Flora London Marathon, a veritable treasure trove of sweaty, achy, red-faced celebs running for their favorite charities. The Guardian chatted with Katie Price and Peter Andre about their training schedule (when they were together, of course ) about their grueling training schedule for the 2009 London marathon to raise funds for Vision, their charity of choice. Also racing that day was foul-mouthed Chef Gordon Ramsay.
Seen a singer sweating out last night’s soiree at your hotel’s gym? Run into a director while racing across Paris? Leave your Celebrity fitness sightings in the comments.