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RIVETPA Posts: 1,177
1/10/14 1:51 P

Always! I make sure the hotel has a fitness room, and if it also has a pool that's a bonus.

I'll always make use of the gym, hot tub, and sauna and pool if available!

1/10/14 1:27 A

dh and I will only book a room at a hotel that has a pool and a fitness room & we don't care if it costs $5 or $10 more. there have been a few that were really well equipped with various weights, balls, cardio stuff and so on.

ALLYALLYT Posts: 9,019
1/10/14 1:05 A


TERRI77 SparkPoints: (316,081)
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1/9/14 11:08 P


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1/9/14 10:11 P


RENATA144 SparkPoints: (106,080)
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1/9/14 10:00 P


1/9/14 9:00 P

I always do if it's included or if my travel points will cover it. Some of the hotels I've stayed at lately actually charge extra to use the gym. Bummer!

BTW - All of the hotel gyms I've used have attendants, and are secured by key card so I feel pretty safe.

ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (106,814)
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1/9/14 2:27 P

Nope, not very safe to be there alone, so we just do exercise in our room or WALK a lot up and down hallways and stairs. But not alone................

TIG123GER SparkPoints: (76,906)
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1/9/14 12:25 P

Sometimes. I always have the best of plans but it only actually happens about 1/2 the time.

1/6/14 10:57 P

Sometimes. It depends on how good the gym is, how busy it is, what time I arrive and what time I need to be up in the morning. I do try to get some exercise in though.

UOFIGIRL SparkPoints: (41,695)
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1/6/14 9:48 P

I usually won't book a hotel room unless it has a gym, especially if I've been driving all day, I need a way to work off some energy. Generally, it just means that there's an elliptical and a treadmill stuck in a room somewhere, but sometimes the fitness facilities are pretty nice.

However, if you ask at the front desk, sometimes they have arrangements with a local fitness facility, and you can use a full-size gym for free. Best option is when it's within walking distance, or your hotel offers a shuttle that can drop you off or pick you up.

GRACELANDII SparkPoints: (62,389)
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1/6/14 9:42 P

Yes, usually at least for cardio. Even better if pool is indoor and good for laps. They seldom have a good set of weights.

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 8,427
1/6/14 8:28 P

Sometimes, but I don't go to hotels very often.

210014631 SparkPoints: (35,573)
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1/6/14 8:13 P

yes- but never as good as when I am at home

JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
1/6/14 8:12 P

It all depends on the purpose of the trip - active or sedentary. However, if I'm attending meetings all day and thus forced to sit indoors for hours at a time I will absolutely use the hotel's workout facilities. Since I don't drink it's a great excuse to beg off when colleagues want to hang out in the bar after our meetings - and no one ever gives me grief about choosing a workout over socializing.

The bonus is the opportunity to try different equipment and new routines.

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1/6/14 1:53 P


PHDMAMA06 SparkPoints: (72,016)
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1/6/14 1:50 P

When I travel for work, I'll often use the hotel gym. It's either that or not workout (often) so I gotta do what I gotta do. On vacation, I'll usually find more fun options for working out!!

CPRCINDYC SparkPoints: (9,922)
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1/6/14 1:16 P

I have used the elliptical before, but I usually just use the pool if I'm on vacation- usually I'm not at the hotel long enough, and I am always doing something active while traveling anyway.

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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1/6/14 11:37 A

No, but I do use the pool in a good hotel

MJEFFERSON23 SparkPoints: (32,691)
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1/6/14 11:28 A

Hotels not motels.

PENNYSAVER2 SparkPoints: (79,337)
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1/6/14 11:12 A


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1/6/14 9:38 A


Edited by: MATTHEW0498 at: 1/6/2014 (09:38)
JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 1,102
1/6/14 9:19 A

The last two times that I traveled, yes. It was for work, and I had the down time. The last time that I traveled because I wanted to, I was in NYC for the first time for only a few days, and never stopped long enough to hit the hotel gym.

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1/6/14 8:48 A


RUBENB2003 Posts: 12,035
1/5/14 3:45 P

Very seldom, mostly because you never know what you are going to get. Some have great equipment which malfunction a lot and some have some of the basics but allow you to get a great workout in.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,018
1/5/14 3:29 P

I dont use them

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (84,916)
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1/5/14 2:45 P

Yes I have used the treadmills.

PTREE15 SparkPoints: (7,899)
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1/5/14 2:11 P

For the most part, yes, but if I'm traveling for a hiking trip or something, I get my exercise on the hike.

DEBBIERN22 SparkPoints: (11,671)
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1/5/14 2:07 P

rarely, when I stay at a hotel there is usually a fair amount of walking activity done outside of the hotel

MJEFFERSON23 SparkPoints: (32,691)
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1/5/14 2:04 P

Yes, I want to get my money's worth.

ZZYYGGY3 SparkPoints: (40,176)
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1/5/14 10:16 A


LADYBIRD82 Posts: 1,684
1/5/14 9:51 A


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1/5/14 9:51 A


DELRIO1 Posts: 5,602
1/5/14 9:50 A

occasionally, if they have one

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1/5/14 9:20 A


OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (74,454)
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1/5/14 9:19 A

absolutely! I check the hotel's site to see what's available before I head out. And I pack my Pilates book and resistance bands.

As a member of the Y, I can also use their facilities when I travel if there is one convenient.

JUNETTA2002 Posts: 5,539
1/5/14 6:22 A

I always try to

TENNISJIM Posts: 10,905
1/5/14 6:15 A


THROOPER62 Posts: 19,561
1/5/14 6:14 A


SLLYONS51 Posts: 2,422
1/5/14 5:14 A

No, I don't travel much.

1/5/14 3:28 A

I do. My regular work out is boot camp style. So it's nice to mix it up with equipment I don't normally have access to.

ROXYCARIN SparkPoints: (61,224)
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1/5/14 12:50 A


JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (263,979)
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1/5/14 12:04 A

Not really.

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 8,234
1/4/14 8:53 P

I usually get my time in the early a.m.

SHERYLDS Posts: 12,610
1/4/14 7:54 P

on vacation, I'm usually too busy sightseeing and walking around.

on business trips or conferences , it was usually an all day affair where you were together with your colleagues morning noon and night. And dinner is often at least 2 hours at a landmark restaurant. If I had time...I used it for sightseeing..

JIACOLO SparkPoints: (317,930)
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1/4/14 7:48 P

I never have, but would if I was staying for a while.

PAMLICO-DAZE SparkPoints: (46,810)
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1/4/14 7:27 P

No, but I always look at the equipment.

JBALDWIN29 SparkPoints: (83,377)
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1/4/14 7:17 P

I do sometimes.

FITWITHIN SparkPoints: (308,855)
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1/4/14 7:06 P

Yes, the last time that my sister and I went out of time. My main request was that we find a place that has a gym. It was the best time every not having my workout routine interrupted.

CARRIESUEM81 SparkPoints: (553)
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1/4/14 7:01 P

My husband is a Sr. Network Engineer and often travels on business and I accompany him on all of his trips. We are set up in motels w/ totally awesome gyms w/in and I was wondering if when you guys travel if you utilize the gyms in your motels too? I normally hang out either in there or the pool all day till he gets back in. Lots of cals burned !

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