It still amazes me just how many travelers make do with less than perfect workout conditions. The last business traveler I spoke to said he always packs his "roller" so he can do his push-ups and ab workout no matter where he is, and that his idea of a hotel cardio session is running up and down flights of stairs. I commend the motivation!
After traveling back and forth from Chicago to the Detroit area for 3+ years when I worked at Bank One, I can sympathize. I packed my Tae-Bo video, a jump rope and a stretch band.
What if I told you that you could get from Manhattan to La Guardia, Kennedy or Newark in about 8 minutes?
Yep, that?s right. US Helicopter (the only DOT and FAA certified scheduled helicopter airline service) will begin shuttling paying customers from Downtown to JFK this month. The Midtown heliport will commence its round trip service to JFK in April. In June La Guardia will be added and later this year, Newark. Departure times are on the hour from 7 am to 7 pm.
No, this isn?t a depressing delve into the dining choices of dead men walking.
This time of year, in addition to tuning up that bike, buying a new pair of run shoes, and starting your training in earnest, you should also begin to experiment with a variety of foods that might end up being your pre-race meal the night before an event.
Whether you're traveling on business and want to find the best hotel gym in Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, or Dallas; or, have a little vacation time and are in search of the best hotel gyms in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Miami, or San Diego, this site has you covered.
Energy bars may have been created to fuel athletes through grueling training sessions and endurance races, but over time these tasty nutrition bricks have evolved into a favorite snack, meal replacement, and/or emergency food for those on the go.
No, it?s not a convoy of Volkswagen Minivans puttering along Pacific Coast Highway nor a group of hot rod convertibles driving along Historic Route 66. The Tour of California is the first professional U.S. cycling race to attract the world?s best riders. And it?s happening this week!
While the timing of its inaugural showcase may not have been the best choice with all of the concurrent Olympics hype and spring training baseball around the corner, there is no question that big name professional cycling teams and riders have turned out in force for this 7-day event.
Okay, how about a quick game of word association? You say Jazzercise. I say leg warmers. You say leg warmers. I say the 80?s. You say the 80?s and without even the slightest pause I blurt out, Jane Fonda!
But that was then. Or is it now?
It?s 2006, people, and I?ll be damned if Jazzercise doesn?t appear to be making, what appears to be, a come back. I see the word emblazoned in red on ubiquitous signs around town. I catch glimpses of leotard clad women as I head up the stairs to yoga.
One of my first posts was about how many of my friends, family and colleagues can't understand why their recent exercise efforts are not producing visible results. While they've made a right turn on the road to health, they are frustrated. However, I have also observed that my friends often overlook daily calorie splurges.
Over the past weekend a couple of us were in Los Angeles researching new venues, updating others, and adding photo images. Learning of the two feet of snow in New York, we were happy to be close to home and beneath the 80 degree sunshine of LA LA land.
Like Las Vegas, Los Angeles is one of those cities that each time I go, I wonder, "What unique experience am I going to have this time?" It's one of those destinations where the unusual is the norm (in a good way, of course).
Going international may not seem like a big deal. But for us, it has special meaning.
First, expanding our coverage outside the U.S. indicates that the site and our business model is succeeding. Back when our brainstorming for the content began, a number of cities that we wanted to cover were placed on hold for cost reasons--remember, our editorial staff travels to all destinations for personal tours of the hotel/health club recommendations.