Feb. 16th, 2017 09:46 pm
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[personal profile] jack
Went to the gym attached to the hotel and spa in bar hill.

It's small, but fairly nice and has a swimming pool with jacuzzi and sauna because spa.

It was busy at 5:30, but fairly quiet by the time I left.

Of course, it's a bit ridiculous starting to go to the gym instead of running outside just when the evenings are getting lighter. But I felt that if I was driving to work, it would be easier to arrange than jogging (and useful because I'm not doing cycling about).

And in fact, I felt like the treadmill and weights both worked my muscles harder than I'd been managing without equipment. Which is good, because hopefully I will start improving again. But bad, because I'd hoped I'd have figured out how to improve without them by now.

They rent towels for 50p. I'm trying to decide if it's more efficient to bring one or rent one. I like the no-hassle of picking one up, and not having several towels drying at home and trying to decide if I can reuse them or if they need to be in the washing. And not to add several towels to the washing load. But if I'm driving, the overhead of bringing a towel as well as gym things is a lot lower. And even if I needed to buy a couple of extra bath towels they would probably pay for themselves. Any thoughts?

Date: 2017-02-17 09:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mtbc
I don't like to leave towels wet: if you brought your own, could you leave them somewhere afterward where they can dry out somewhat?

I've wondered about hotel gyms: with them tending to be fairly small and with my tending to want to do a 40min cross-trainer run at the moment I have wondered how likely I am to have to wait to get one and then how annoying I would be to still be on it some time later. It's like trying to time laundry in student accommodation.

Date: 2017-02-17 11:35 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ewt
I'd be tempted to get a pile of the bath sheet sized travel towels Decathlon sells, and leave them in the car. They cost about as much as regular towels, but take up less space and dry faster, so it won't be as much extra washing as it otherwise might be. I'm slowly replacing my "normal" towels with these.

If you get enough towels and enough sets of gym clothes (if you wear them) that together they fill your washing machine twice, you have a bit of leeway over when you do the washing, and can just do those things as an extra load every time you use enough ofthem to fill the machine.

Date: 2017-02-17 11:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] naath
I found using my own towels meant having to do laundry daily (or every gym day anyway, because towels get mank left in bags), which is irritating to me.
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