Stay Fit Housing Is Giving Business Travelers an Easy Way to Stay Healthy
Daniel Corridon wants business trips fueled by takeout and restaurant meals to become a thing of the past.
As the CEO and cofounder of startup Stay Fit Housing, Corridon is giving long-stay travelers a way to stay healthy in their temporary home. “We identified an opportunity in the marketplace to address the growing concerns around business travel and the health pitfalls that often accompany it,” Corridon says. “It’s taking traditional corporate housing and really adding a component that addresses these health concerns.”
In practical terms, that means Stay Fit is providing health-focused housing to travelers spending 30 days or more in a new city. Stay Fit assesses each guest to determine his or her dietary needs, fitness and nutrition goals, and workout preferences. Then, each guest receives customized nutrition counseling, a voucher for 10 classes at a nearby fitness studio, healthy restaurant recommendations, a yoga mat for in-home practice, and healthy snacks and drinks, all with the goal of keeping clients healthy on the road. Many Stay Fit residences—which could be apartments, townhouses, or single-family homes, depending on client needs—also have on-site fitness facilities.
“We try to develop an experience that gets the employee feeling energized, feeling healthy, and feeling confident, so that when they arrive at work every day, they’re ready to put 110 percent into their performance,” Corridon says.
Corridon and his partners founded California-based Stay Fit late last year, and operations expanded to Boston in July. The company is currently focused mainly on business travelers, but also works frequently with professional athletes and individuals in between homes. The average Stay Fit studio costs around $165 per night, while a one-bedroom apartment costs $185 per night—less, Corridon notes, than Boston’s average per-night hotel cost, $205.
And while the company’s primary goal is keeping travelers healthy, Corridon says it’s also about making individuals on the road feel at home. “What we try to address with our guests are the difficulties and challenges of being away from home,” he explains, “and how that has different impacts in regards to physiological impacts, emotional, psychological, and sometimes social impacts as well.”