Greetings to all from Sydney, Australia.
I am competing in my first fitness figure comp here next May (2010).
I will be travelling to the USA for the first time in November 2009.
I will be spending 5 days in Las Vegas and then 5 days in San Francisco.
I want to keep up my training routine as much as possible whilst in both places and find a decent gym in both places. I won't have a car in either place so want to find a gym not too far away on foot.
And by gym I mean a proper, full facility gym, not a room with a treadmill, an elliptical and a few free weights ranging from 5lb to 20lb ! Been burnt by descriptions of so-called 'gyms' in hotels before!
Las Vegas: Have been researching the hotel gyms via their websites. Unfortunately most of the hotel websites don't go into their fitness facilities in much detail. I was wondering if any members could recommend the best hotel gym in LV?
From my online research it seems that the Canyon Ranch Spa and Gym would be my best option at $35 a day or a 5 day pass for $150. Anyone been there and if so what's the gym like?
It seems to be the same price whether you're staying at the Venetian/Palazzo or elsewhere on the Strip, so I'd rather stay at a slightly cheaper hotel nearby than pay the Venetian/Palazzo room rates.
Was thinking of staying at the Mirage and then going across the road to the Canyon Ranch each day.
Think I would rather do that than try to get to one of the commercial gyms in LV, as none of them seem to be within easy walking distance from the Strip (e.g. 24 Hour Fitness Tropicana or Golds or LV Athletic Club).
San Francisco: Will be staying in Union Square.
I was thinking perhaps staying at the Westin Union Square. They seem to have some deal where if you stay there you get access to the Sports Club LA gym underneath the Four Seasons Hotel for $25 a day (perhaps cheaper if you get a 5 day pass?) (It's free if you stay at the Four Seasons Hotel there, however my budget doesn't stretch to that kind of luxury hotel!)
Anyone trained there? It looks great from the website.....
I also saw the Club One at Union Square gym - anyone know what that's like? They seem to offer a daily pass of $20 a day to 'walk-ins'.
Any feedback/suggestions from US members on gym options in either of these places will be gratefully received!
Looking forward to visiting your wonderful country soon!
Thank you .