Not Happy with the Hotel Gym? Then Give GoRecess a Try
Hotel fitness centers have made huge strides over the last decade--no longer are we forced to work out in a closet-sized basement space with some dumbbells and a solitary treadmill--but even though more and more hotels are beginning to offer fitness-oriented services, the average hotel gym still isn't as good as a real one. And rarely do they offer specialized classes like pilates, yoga, dance or boot camps.
Which is why if you're the type of person who needs to work out while you're on the road yet the hotel gym isn't up to snuff, GoRecess.com, might be the best new workout "gear" to bring along with you.
The website works like this--you choose the type of workout you want to do (yoga, cardio, pilates/barre, strength, bootcamp, dance pre/post-natal or martial arts), then you select the city you will be in along with what time/day you would like to work out and voila! GoRecess pulls up a selection of fitness studios that offer the kind of class you are looking for.
Best of all, these classes can be taken a la carte--no studio membership required, no ten classes minimum, etc. Nor is there a membership fee on GoRecess. Aside from the cost of the class, it's totally free!
Right now, GoRecess is only available in the U.S. but they've got a lot of the major and secondary cities covered. The one thing they're still working on is a mobile app.
In the meantime, you can go back to selecting a hotel based on other criteria than the type of elliptical machine in the gym. You know who who you are.