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Strike a balance with your career and health — each day you are faced with multiple projects, pending deadlines and various emergencies. How often do you take time for you? Discover options that help you find that middle ground and make time to breathe deeply.


Open you mind outside the education sessions and join ALA in the Exhibit Hall, in the two Recharge Lounges. One focuses on your career and the other on your health. Relax, charge your device, engage in conversation with colleagues, and learn things that help you expand your outlook.


Feed your body with healthy choices on the buffets, balancing protein, fruits and veggies, and carbohydrates. Drink plenty of water; hotels are notoriously dry and we want you to stay hydrated.


Refresh your spirit with exercise and fitness. Join us for yoga or a walk outside on Monday morning, Pilates or a walk Tuesday morning, and Zumba or a 5K run/walk Wednesday; all begin at 6 a.m.

In the Area

The Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center offers many options for fitness and recreation in the hotel and in the area:

On Property

  • Fitness Center
  • Swimming, indoor and outdoor pools and whirlpool               
  • Relâche Spa & Salon; appointment required


  • Biking trail and rentals, 1 mile
  • Boating, 1 mile
  • Bowling, 5 miles
  • Horseback riding, 5 miles
  • Jet-skiing, 1 mile
  • Kayaking, 1 mile
  • Sailing, 1 mile
  • Water-skiing, 1 mile
  • Nature preserve and trail, 1 mile


  • Cowboys Golf Club, 1 mile
  • Grapevine Municipal Golf Course, 4 miles
  • Indian Creek Golf Club, 11 miles
  • Tour 18 Dallas, 16 miles
  • The Tribute Golf Club, 23 miles


Your health matters! ALA is committed to your physical and mental wellness while you are on the road, and we hope you join us each morning to exercise and focus on you before your days of education.

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