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.
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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.
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Yes, usually at least for cardio. Even better if pool is indoor and good for laps. They seldom have a good set of weights.
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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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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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.
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No, but I do use the pool in a good hotel
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Hotels not motels.
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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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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..
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I never have, but would if I was staying for a while.
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No, but I always look at the equipment.
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I do sometimes.
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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.
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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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