Some hotels try more than others, but no hotel “fitness center” can match a fully equipped gym. You’ve got your treadmill, your elliptical, and usually a few dumbbells. Anything beyond that is a rare bonus. Here’s how to get a decent workout in.
Know Your Options
You might not actually be stuck with the fitness center. Ask about a pool, consider running on local streets, and be sure to check whether the hotel has any deals with neighboring actual gyms—sometimes guests get a discount or a free pass.