Tips for a healthy stay at a Northampton serviced apartment

Are you heading to Northampton on an extended business trip? If so, the first thing you are likely to be organising is where you will be staying. Booking into a Hotel is often the habitual choice made by many, however there is another option that may better suit your stay in Northampton.

A Hotel room, particularly for a few nights or more can become monotonous and impersonal.  Northampton serviced apartments offer a unique type of accommodation in that you have the facilities to create your own ‘home-from-home’ environment. They also offer more space and independence. Short to long-term business trips can have a negative impact on your lifestyle unless you try to build your normal day-to-day routine into your time away from home. A serviced apartment stay can help you to achieve this goal. A healthy lifestyle and sufficient sleep are key ingredients to success and here we share a few tips to achieving these while on business.

Tips on staying healthy while away on business

  •  Get daily cardiovascular workouts of a least 20 minutes – pack a basic exercise kit and keep moving!
  • Maintain your daily exercise routine – if you regularly run, swim, cycle or attend gym classes there is no reason why you can’t build this into your business trip. Do a Google search for local health clubs or running groups and find out when they meet for training or apply for a temporary visitors pass. Websites such as Jog Northants or Park Run give training days and times. Northampton serviced apartments in the Centro development benefits from complimentary residents’ only gymnasium – so at no extra cost there really is no excuse!
  • Watch your food consumption! – endless meetings surrounded by tempting pastries and chocolate coated biscuits has the potential of, not only changing the size of one’s waistline but a feeling of lethargy and being bloated. If you have a super strong willpower, you are likely to avoid the sugar-rich snacks otherwise pack a few healthy options to nibble on while everyone else sits devouring the calorific foods. Northampton serviced apartments have fully equipped kitchens with all the appliances and utensils needed to prepare nutritious meals or packed foods for on-the-go.
  • Get some fresh air – when on business travel, get as much fresh air as you can – get walking and search out green spaces – good for body and to clear the mind.

The Centro and Pinnacle apartments are within easy travelling distance to many industrial estates including Brackmills, Moulton Park and Rushmills, together with the Royal & Derngate Theatres and the Northampton Magistrates Court. If your healthy routine means cycling to work or to meetings, as an optional extra and at no extra charge, Cotels offer all guests a secure bicycle lock-up on return to your apartment. For guests requiring this service, please let our staff know when making your booking or prior to check-in.

One or two bedroom Northampton serviced apartments have an open plan, fully equipped kitchen area which has modern appliances complimented by stylish cabinets. The apartments are light and spacious offering guests a great Hotel alternative.

If you only get to travel a night or two every 365 days, then enjoy the Hotel room with mini bar, big meals, sweet treats and don’t stress finding time to exercise. However for more frequent and longer stay business assignments, take the plunge and see how well you fair in a serviced apartment with all the space and comforts of home. To make a booking, visit Cotels at or email us at

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