Gym of a room appeals to travelers

For Regina Montoya, exercising on the road is a must. But in the hotel gym?

The Dallas-based workforce training consultant winces.

“I don’t always want to see the people I’m going to be giving a presentation to at 8:30 or 9 when it’s 5:30 or 6 and my hair isn’t combed,” Montoya says.




Gyms have been a standard at full-service hotels for more than two decades. Even limited-service chains such as La Quinta offer cardio equipment.

Like Montoya, not all guests want to go to the hotel gym, where they might have to wait to use a machine or could run into business acquaintances in the unprofessional setting.

Several major hotel companies now are offering ways for guests to work out in the privacy of their guest room — even if they forgot to bring the right gear.

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