Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Fitness Challenge: Day 88
Omni Hotels really go the extra mile. If you sign up for their loyalty program, you reap immediate rewards. On just your first stay, you get a free morning drink, delivered to your room. You also get free WiFi and a shoeshine, neither of which I used.
But the free coffee was a great perk (literally). I had my banana and caffeine and headed to the Omni Austin’s large fitness center.
The fitness center, through the lobby, has state of the art cardio equipment, a bosu ball and a stability ball, plus mats, free weights and space to stretch.
The cardio machines don’t have individual screens, but there are flat screen televisions that you can use.
The only problem we had was we didn’t have a TV guide. When you are traveling, you don’t know where Comedy Central or E! are, and in the fitness center, the channels didn’t even match the ones in the room.
But during our work out, a hotel employee came in to refresh the towels. I asked her about the stations, and she went and got someone who knew.
Truly above and beyond.