fit and the city
Leading a truly fit lifestyle means making sacrifices. Like, for instance, opting to work out at your hotel's fitness center instead of going shopping while you're on vacation. When you're in a place like New York City, making such sacrifices are even more difficult to do. On my recent trip to the city, we stayed at the Residence Inn in midtown Manhattan (right off Central Park), which also happens to be the tallest hotel in North America. We stayed on the 43rd floor and woke up to some truly breathtaking views. The hotel fitness center is located on the 35th floor and boasts equally unreal, panoramic views of the heart of the city.
So anyway, I suppose what I'm getting at is that sometimes making sacrifices (even while on vacation) to maintain a fit lifestyle isn't all that bad. Now I totally get that not all hotel fitness centers feature such glamorous backdrops (if only, right?), but that's not to say that they're completely useless. Even if the fitness center just has one treadmill and a couple dumbbells, you're just as equipped to get in a good workout than you would be at your local gym.
We took full advantage of our environment. A balcony off the fitness center created some great opportunities to get unique photos with the surrounding cityscape. I also got to try my Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit Women's Running Shoes and they are absolute perfection. I highly recommend them for anyone who wants to step up their running game. I paired them with pink Nike training capris and a white tennis tank top for a super city-chic activewear ensemble.