Walking and/or hiking. The gym, even at home, is second choice out of necessity (inclimate weather), although it does offer the chance to work specific muscle groups. The pool is for recreational swimming.
Well.... I work out at my 'hometown' gym at least three times a week and ride my bike there, beyond...and back (about 17 miles) whether it's 50 or 90 degrees so, when away, I always use the hotel gym. They aren't as good as the hometown gym, but I think it's important to keep up the fitness...especially as we (I) get older. I also walk wherever I can and wherever I am when traveling. Just got back from the gym here in Palm Desert at the Marriott Desert Springs Villas II. Now...to the pool!
Love the pool!
Prefer larger pools that you can swim laps in, but at least if its deep enough at one end, treading water will do.
hot tub afterwards is a plus!
DTW Courtyard has the pool open to midnight, and from 10 to midnight is adult swim.
Its really nice after a long flite to get into the pool before going to bed.
For me the pool is a make or break deal!
Since I do not have one at my home (yet), I stay at Marriott properties within 10 miles of my house at least 15-20 times a year.
Especially Residence Inns which usually have later hours, grills poolside, and I have met a lot of very interesting people who I stay in touch with to this day!
Always a good time!
I have a great pool in my gym. Besides an olympic size pool, there is a therapy pool that is alsmost as big.
So its really hard when I travel to find anything that comes close.
But I am happy if the pool has 2 end that is ~5 ft deep which is enough to tread water
Running through the concourse from my delayed flight to the next?
same as texasvoyager ....carrying all my luggage on the plane!
also, I do try to book properties with pools, as I like to swim
Cathedral bell tower climbing!
A complicated question... On the road, I try to:
One reason I like to stay at RIs is that some of them have a Basketball Court. Great exercise, especially for an old guy like me.
I probably don't do as much exercise as I should when I'm on the road:
I do notice that my Spanish seems to improve (especially following a couple of these).
My travel is the same location every week for several months. So I find a trail/path to walk and typically do 5-6 miles 3 or 4 times a week. Also try to do laps in the airport when I am early enough.
Weight lifting, bottles of beer in the lounge!
How many reps???
I'll guess his reply would be something along the lines of "as many as it takes".
I try to go to my gym every day and alternate cardio with weight training. When on vacation, I try to use the gym for weight training every other day, but will often skip the cardio and go hiking or walk on the beach. This routine eliminates most guilt when enjoying good food and adult beverages.
Most MVC timeshares have decent weight training equipment (except those in Hilton Head). My favorite Marriott property for fitness facilities is the Renaissance Club Sport in Walnut Creek, CA (World Class gym with Olympic outdoor pool). This is our go to property in the SF Bay area because it is only 30 minute BART trip to the city and convenient to wine country. .
If i'm on a leisure vacation, then usually my good eating habits are out the window so i'll do weight lifting.
Running is usually in there if i'm on a work trip though. My running_shoes can take up a bit of space in the carry-on though.
I love a good walking city, so walking around town is always fun, and the steps add up. Otherwise I prefer a decent-size pool, where I can either lap swim or do a bit more than hopping around!
I too love to walk wherever I am travelling. My preference on business trips is to pick a hotel a mile or so away so I can walk to and from work. It's a great way to explore. When the weather is not conducive I will go to the hotel gym. Pools tend to have too much noise to make it a pleasurable experience for me. That said, I do prefer outdoor pools to indoor because the noise usually dissipates.
I've been know to do some yoga, stretching and strengthening in my room also if the carpet doesn't skeeve me out too much.
I walk, walk and walk some more. If I am on a work trip it gives me time to think about the day and plan for the coming day. If I am on a person trip it give the wife a break from me.
I got into barbell weight lifting a little while ago. Taking too many days off means going back hurts too much! Consequently, I have a national membership that usually gets me into a facility with decent free weights, and if none is present, I find some hotels (especially Kimptons) have local affilliations with free weight gyms.
I can't stand the dinky hotel gyms with dumbbells that only go to 50 lbs, and will often book hotels specifically because they have better weight-lifting equipment.
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