Saturday, February 4, 2012
Fitness Challenge: Day 18
One of the perks of travel is staying in a hotel with a fitness center. Some hotels have tiny dark gyms but the Omni Berkshire Place in midtown Manhattan has a bright sunny gym with a couple of cool touches.
The gym is on the 17th floor, accessible by only some elevators (I thought there was a cruel joke when I got into an elevator that stopped before floor 17). But once I got there, I was taken with the bright, sunny space and my favorite elliptical machine, ready to go with a towel and its own TV.
If you forgot your headphones, you can use one of the pairs there. And for a post-workout snack, there was a bowl of fruit, with bananas, apples and oranges.
Best of all, there is a balcony across the hall with lounge chairs. On summer days, it is a huge draw. But even in a NYC winter, hit by global warming, the balcony was ideal for a cool-down.
The gym also has weights, stability balls, treadmills and mats.