Confession #2. I'm a workout room snob. Of course, I'd rather run outside, but if it's dark/sketchy/really urban, I'll pick the exercise room. If there's only a wobbly bike in there, I will judge. Hotels that give you passes to a real gym, or have free weights and several ellipticals? Who cares what the room is like!
Confession #3. Sometimes I skip dinners or social functions with coworkers so I can exercise. I know, this sounds a little, well, obsessed. But it's so hard to sit in classes or meetings all day and then go out, eat restaurant food, and sit some more.
Confession #4. A hotel in southern California gave us free passes to a gym. A gym we could walk to. A real gym, with weights and machines and a Cross Fit area. I was so grateful that I bought a t shirt from the gym (probably negating the free pass).
Confession #5. While not technically a hotel, I picked the ship I took to Antarctica partially based on the fact that it had a tiny workout room. And while the ship was rolling in the waves traversing the Drake Passage and other passengers were miserably seasick, guess where I was? That's right! The ship was moving side to side too much to run on the treadmill, but there was a bike!
Anyone else choose hotels on work trips based on workout options? Or am I just an exercise weirdo?
|The gym at the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas. Picture from Oyster.com|