I never really consider myself to be a sporty type. When I was in High School, I used to pay a friend 20c each PE lesson to write a note “from my mother” to excuse me from having to join in. That means that when travelling, what hotel fitness equipment was on offer was irrelevant to me.

Fast-forward to 2016 and I took up running to keep fit as getting it over and done with in 35 minutes or so appealed to me. Once I started, I began to enjoy travelling even more, as I meant I didn’t have to exercise while away. Hey, a holiday is a holiday from everything, right?

Hotel Fitness Equipment

The first time I ever used the facilities in a hotel was at the InterContinental Hong Kong in April 2016. And yes, that did stick in my memory for some reason! While I don’t love the stationery treadmill, it does the job.

Not loving that meant that when I stayed in the Hilton Garden Inn at Cleveland Airport a couple of months ago, I actually went out of the hotel for a run in the local area. That was glorious!

Nowadays I do a bit of both. If there’s a pool, I’ll usually give that a go, but I’ll also do my usual run on a treadmill as well, especially when I’m in city centre locations.

As you can see from all the pictures in this article, the fitness room in the Kimpton Schofield Hotel in Cleveland has everything you might need. One other thing I enjoyed there, and at most hotel facilities, is that they are often empty or only have one other person there. It’s really nice not to be rammed into a busy gym.

Overall Thoughts

Hotel fitness equipment is usually fine enough for a workout. I find it’s really refreshing, especially after long-haul flights, to have a morning workout the day after I arrive. It really gets the blood flowing well after sitting in the rarified air of a plane. Sweat is good!

Do you usually use the hotel gym or would you prefer to be outdoors doing some fitness when you travel? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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