Until last winter, I had never seen the inside of a hotel fitness room. With three kids, I often felt to exhausted at the end of the day to go work out. Then, on a ski trip to Mount Charleston in February, my husband invited me to join him for his early morning work out. After the first day I was a fitness room convert.
Let’s face it. Traveling with kids is very stressful. You are always busy making sure everyone is happy and well fed. The next meltdown may be just moments away. You need to make sure they’re walking at all times in those hotel corridors, not poking and arguing in the back seat as Daddy navigates a new town, and using their inside voices in restaurants so they don’t disturb the patrons at the next table.
A trip to the fitness room gives me a chance to get away and build up the adrenaline high I need to lift my spirits and get my cheerful mommy mojo back. On that ski trip I discoverd an added bonus, no sore muscles after a day of skiing! I can also burn off a few calories after all that yummy vacation food!
Here are some great discoveries I made about hotel fitness rooms:
- They are underutilized, especially at night. Often I am working out by myself.
- They have TVs so if you have to bring the kids, they can hang out and watch Nickelodeon. while you use the treadmill.
- Nice people leave their magazines and newspapers so there is always something good to read.
- The nicer hotels offer filtered water, so it’s not necessary to BYOB.
Off for a day of Florida adventures and looking forward to a fitness room getaway tonight!