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.
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.
Fitness Minutes: (8,668)
1,527 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.
"Life is like a Sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it." -Hen3ry
Fitness Minutes: (60,268)
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.
I did my best today, tomorrow I will do even better.
Fitness Minutes: (10,227)
1/6/14 8:13 P
yes- but never as good as when I am at home
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.
Fitness Minutes: (4,508)
1/6/14 1:53 P
"Nothing seems possible until it is done" Nelson Mendela
Fitness Minutes: (81,480)
5,807 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!!
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Fitness Minutes: (2,295)
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.
Fitness Minutes: (11,285)
1/6/14 11:37 A
No, but I do use the pool in a good hotel
Fitness Minutes: (16,395)
1,280 1/6/14 11:28 A
Hotels not motels.
The only "diet" that works is consistency!
Fitness Minutes: (32,980)
1/6/14 11:12 A
I CAN do this ONE day at a time.
Fitness Minutes: (18,507)
1,377 1/6/14 9:38 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.
Fitness Minutes: (86,715)
5,359 1/6/14 8:48 A
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..
Sheryl from New Jersey, EST...2015 start wt. 231
Fitness Minutes: (155,841)
18,881 1/4/14 7:48 P
I never have, but would if I was staying for a while.
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Fitness Minutes: (34,007)
1/4/14 7:27 P
No, but I always look at the equipment.
Remember to take time to enjoy the journey!
Fitness Minutes: (21,674)
1/4/14 7:17 P
I do sometimes.
Fitness Minutes: (206,862)
21,645 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.
Progress may be slow, but it happens! No such thing as last place only finishers.
Fitness Minutes: (363)
152 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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