Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hotel Gyms

The past 3 weeks I've stayed in 3 different hotels.  Well, one wasn't a hotel, one was a vacation rental but, they all had gyms.

The first place I stayed was Emerald Island.  The house was lovely but, the gym was cramped and small, and only had 2 treadmills, a cable machine, a couple double duty machines, and a few other cardio machines.  Plus, it didn't open until 8 so, if you are an early gym person (like me) you're out of luck.  If I had to rate it I'd give it a 3.  

The second place I stayed was the Home2 Suites in Downtwon atlanta.  The room was very modern.  The kitchenette was kind of a joke.  You have to rent hot plates, and they only give you one tiny skillet so, if you're planning on cooking a big meal, don't stay here.  But, the gym was nicely equipt.  My gym at home doesn't have medicine balls so, I did a medicine ball workout.  It wasn't my greatest workout {no caffiene makes Katie a grumpy lady} but, it got done.  If I had to rate this one, I'd give it a 9.  Darn near close to perfect.

Medicine ball Workout  (do 12 of each exercise and repeat 4 times)
Rock and Roll up
Squat press and Throw
Weighted Superman
Lying Chest toss
1 arm slam
Romanian Twist

The last hotel of July was the SpringHill Suites in Florence SC.  Hotel gyms are the only gyms that I say that bare bones is acceptable.  This gym had a full set of dumbbells, 3 treadmills and an elliptical.  There was enough space to do my plyo moves.  But, I know that if there had been anyone else in there it would have been tight. My only complaint is that since it is right next to the pool, the gym smelled like chlorine.  This gym gets a 7.  Not perfect but, really damn nice.  Yes, simple can be nice.  I did a total body workout.  I love total body workouts when I'm going to be inactive for long stretches.  It makes me feel like i've worked everything.  Below I've attached the link to the workout.

Ultimate total body dumbbell workout

Where did you go for vacation?  Do you exercise while out of town?  What kind of workouts do you do?