Urban Moment: Hotel Fitness Center, Local Walk, and Waits


Mixed it up with a Precor-equipped, hotel fitness room this weekend. It was a smallish space, but well-equipped. I saw no one using the fitness room throughout my stay.

I had more than I needed. Treadmills. Cable weight options. Dumbbells. An open floor and a Swiss Ball. Used them all then moved on to the next thing: a walk around the local area. Meandering with others, I used the time waiting for others to lean and push-off from a wall, bench, curb, pole, or building was a core and arm (sometimes plyometric) exercise. Every doubling of stairs was a step-up.

Had a drink of fresh air, and absorbed some sun. The greenery was soothing.

4 thoughts on “Urban Moment: Hotel Fitness Center, Local Walk, and Waits

    • Mostly the same for me. Occasionally a limited space with a few tools is motivating to me; it promotes focus. Also I like variety in training.

  1. Hi Mike,

    There is nothing like being outside and enjoying the fresh air. Even if the weather is cold or it’s raining, I love being outside. It doesn’t feel so much like a chore if I exercise outside. I hate running on a treadmill at the gym; I last about 10 minutes and then I want to do something else. And this is coming from someone who loves to exercise!


    • Agreed! That day, the list of deadlines and honey-dos before leaving our destination was getting longer. The hotel fitness room suddenly became a resource!

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