Friday, February 17, 2012

Fitness Challenge: Day 29

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is a sprawling complex with several pool, a golf course and a huge gym. You can run on the paths through the property, or even use an outdoor treadmill, but in the Phoenix heat, you might want to use the bright, air-conditioned gym.

Since the weather is good, and this is a novelty, I use the outdoor elliptical. You can't watch TV while you exercise, but I read a book and admire the setting.

The gym, with an adjacent studio, offers an array of yoga and aerobics classes, as well as elliptical trainers and treadmills with their own television sets. There are also weight machines and free weights, stability balls and room to maneuver. If you exercise at a time when there is no class, you can use the studio and stretch at the ballet barre.

You can also create your own mini-retreat, using the spa locker room, comfy robe, Jacuzzi and sauna.

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